Man Surprised by Own Impromptu Travel Arrangements
Everyone kept on saying “are you going to GDC?” “will we see you at GDC?” “I will fly-kick your legs, PS go to GDC” and I kept on saying “no” “nope” “maybe next year” “sorry we can’t go” “no, not my brittle legs!” etc. Then a crazy thing happened- a friend said “maybe you should like… go to GDC?” and I thought “wait a minute, maybe I should go to GDC?” and then I said to Dave “maybe we should go to GDC?” and then he had this amazing idea- MAYBE WE SHOULD GO TO GDC??
So now I think we’re going to GDC- what the crap is going on here? Does anybody have tips/advice? I’ve barely left my room for months and now I’m leaving the country? Who’s going to do my washing? Dave?
After all the complaints and horror stories and articles about how hard you have to work and how patient you have to be, we bizarrely got through Greenlight in the first day!
It seems like the perfect storm of circumstances came together (I think mostly within Twitter) and splattered our trailer across the industry in record time!
Luckily Crawl seems to be just the right concept to be communicated in a short trailer, and I think what we came up with gives our “elevator pitch” pretty effectively. (Note that I fought my urge to end every sentence with an exclamation mark and just went with the classic full-stop there)… !
That green line is us- look at us go! We ended up with 94% yes votes, where we were expecting more like 50%- WOW!
We have been inundated with compliments and kind words from the community, and we are amazed with the positive response! Thanks so much everyone who voted and everyone who commented so kindly!
Comments by people enjoying the trailer built into articles built into more comments- it seems like Twitter just magnified itself and things hit some kind of flash point and exploded.
And then this:
In amongst the crazy positive talk and wonderful overt compliments and encouragement and enthusiasm, I see this:
Jake Rodkin and Jonathan Blow have a minor exchange loosely referring to my game, and it is the most surreal experience. So casual and low-intensity and simultaneously the most ridiculous brain-melting shift in the structure of the world imaginable…
Cropped out of shot is my mouse cursor hovering as I try to build up the courage to post a reply… anything… just “hi guys I think you’re cool!”…
Needless to say I chickened out!
I chickened all the way back to my own blog where I can giggle like a little schoolgirl and try to adjust to this massive shift in perspective- and things seem likely to get more ridiculous still- I’ll try to keep you posted!!
In hindsight I should have just said: wizaaaard!
Launch Day Has Arrived!
I’ve spent the last few weeks working on this new trailer, to go along with our launching on Steam Greenlight! Best to watch in HD or all our crisp pixels get all muddy and blurry…
Awesome voice work by “old shrimp-eyes”, perfect music by Alex Yoder, and substantially less confusion about how to capture footage without ruining it by compressing it 15 times to get it into different formats by me!
Look it’s like a real game
The Greenlight page is launched just like all the real games I see articles about yay! If you think Crawl looks cool or you just feel sorry for us for having to spend so long cooped-up recording with “old shrimp-eyes”, then please vote for us! Help us get on the store so we don’t have to go back to making crappy iPhone games!
I’ve been working very hard on our trailer and other support stuff for our Greenlight launch. The trailer is now uploaded to YouTube, just got a few loose ends to tie up and we’ll be launching onto Greenlight tomorrow!
Here is a random shot from the trailer- I call it “man scared of fish”…
Oh yeah, also we’re in the process of revamping the website! Some changes have come in, with more to come soon along with a revamp on the Crawl page… soon!
Questions over the pronunciation of “gif” make it hard to work a gif-related pun into this heading.
Anyway I’ve got some more gifs and some more ramblings about what we’re up to.
Click through to check it out…
Stop the presses or some kind of internet equivalent!
I am posting things upon the blog!
Just the latest gifs I already twittered, so don’t go completely ham or anything… maybe go like 20% ham:
a little footage form the trailer I’m working on…
Check it out!
Barney’s captured some gifs of our eye beast, one of the tougher monsters you can play as!
Click through to see him in action…
It seems like ages
This is one of our newer guys doing his little teleport.
Capturing gifs is a good way to procrastinate when you have important stuff to do!
NOW WE’VE GOT A STOREKEEPER!! OH MY GOD!! NEWS OF THE WORLD!!
The old “pile of items on the floor of an empty room” system was pretty awesome, but I’ve finally done an art pass on the store and drawn a guy and some shelves and stuff WOOHOO YEAH!
He has a beard!
Death animation! Going to add some more layers of effects down the track- gibs/eyes/tentacles/chunks raining down at the end, lots of water splashes, and some more preliminary blood gouts at the start like he’s springing leaks, but this will get the job done for now!
He’s playing pretty well in-game now too YAY!