Good news, Bad news

What do you want me to start with?

Kickstarter isn’t working as expected.
There are several reasons for that, one is that I haven’t been able to take care of it (family sick, ridiculous heatwave,…) and it just didn’t start off correctly.

So I’m shutting it down.

To relaunch it in the autumn!

Why would it work better then? Well, people are not on holidays any more for starters, I’ll be there 24h/24 seven days a week and most important: I got myself a Marketing Guru who is helping me out with it all!

More to come for sure…

About the game, I have had some really nice hardcore Roguelike people test it out and am I glad I did, in hindsight, some things are so obvious that I wonder what I was thinking. So in a not too distant future, the game will propose a better experience, hopefully really neat and easy to use and understand user interface, which was my main goal from the start.

If you want to follow the development, just continue to follow the Blog here.

Ludvig Larsson aka Valmond @ Mindoki Games

ps. for all of you backing the game (you will not be billed) a big Thank You! I’m keeping your kickstarter addresses and I’ll send you a ping when the game goes up on Kickstarter again.

Kickstarter finally LIVE!

Hello Indie Game Lovers!
After a lot of hassle, my pledge on Kickstarter is finally live!!

Check it out here:
Kickstarter

What? Why am I doing a Kickstarter for a game that’s already in the making?
It’s all about looks actually (well almost).

You can check out my official Kickstarter video here
or check out one of the Alpha playthroughs: Spazz Does Gaming or Phail_Munsta
And there you’ll see the graphics, which are, kind of amateurish sometimes.

So I’m doing this Crowd Funding to fix exactly that, beautiful graphics are expensive!

Also there are no musics in the game yet, I’d love not having to use some free old classic music for everything but some new exclusive exciting stuff for the game, music that fits to the theme, music that was created for this special ambience, so that’s the second part of the main goal!

So please think about donating some bucks or buy access to the game (DRM free or Steam) and one of the extras!
Obviously, if you want to retweet my initial Kickstarter tweet, I’d be all so happy too!

Cheers!

Ludvig Larsson aka Valmond

Desura Bankruptcy

Hi everybody!

I was selected for Desuras Alpha Funding last month, sweet eh!

So I’ve been working full time on networking, banners, presskit, honing details etcetera etcetera the last weeks.
I also decided to try to give it an edge so I subscribet to a banner publicity program at Who’s Gaming Now.
I sent them the banner yesterday because Desura will start selling my game Wednesday!
The mail came back asking this:

So are you sure you want to point it to the Desura page?
With all the news around the problems with Desura/Bad Juju parent company etc, I wanted to just ask before I just link the banner there

After a quick search, it seems they doesn’t pay developers any more and that their owners (Bad Juju) are filing for bankruptcy and even that they will scrap Desura completely…
That’s the explanation why my 2 contacts mails insta-bounced this morning…

Soooo, first things first:

A big thanks to Who’s Gaming Now for alerting me!

Secondly, I now have to rebuild my marketing (master) plans which might (or not, gotta think this over) include a small Kickstarter! I had it planned a bit but the Desura Alpha Funding seemed a better choice at the moment.

Well, I have always wanted to do a Kickstarter, so I’ll mourn a bit, hmmm, okay that’s done, lets start planning!

See you tomorrow, hopefully with some new plans!