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!