Great stuff mew! I went back to see some of your older sketches and I have to say I really love how consistent all the images are! I have a ton of trouble replicating one image to another, but you do an excellent job of it. Also, I do enjoy the “redesign”, especially Raga mid-resurrection. I look forward to seeing more!
I’ve stumbled across the room on every run so far. Everytime I enter, I wish we could bomb a door open and just nope the eff out. It’s an interesting room, I just usually wish I had more items/better stats by the time I reach it.
To be honest, hitting Kickstarter twice for the same series does feel a little bit like double dipping, particularly as you’re not reviving an old series. Despite the stigma associated with it, Steam Early Access feels more honest - besides, it’s not like you’re making a survival game.
Yeah maybe that’s a good idea- I will say though I am loving AWL. Honestly, like when I first bought it I was just getting slammed, but now there seems to be some change in your guys monster gen where there are still difficult rooms, but the seem to have a better composition of monsters or something. Or maybe not I don’t know- long story short it’s really fun and I’m enjoying it a lot, so thanks!
I was thinking about the suffix “2”, which might be a deterrent for those who never played the first game. Have you considered other ways to capitalise on the IP in a more newcomer-friendly way?
We did yeah, we discuss everything to death ;) Our thinking first off was that AWL is already a mouth full. I think second it might confuse some people, like is this a sequel, or just a DLC or something? We wanted it to be very clear that it’s a brand new (better!) game.
Definitely agreed that the “2” might turn some people off, esp if they hadn’t heard of the first game. We talked about how games like Skyrim effectively gave themselves new names, but are also part of a bigger franchise (Elder Scrolls). Both approaches have merit but we mostly went with 2 to keep it simple.
Catch up PS: Hi guys! Loving the increased game design focus on the podcast! The streams are excellent! New logo is beautiful! Excellent work all around, and best of luck on the Kickstarter!
Hi!! Aww, thanks for the kind words. Whatcha been up to??
It’s not a big deal. I appreciate that you’re trying. And, sure, not going to rule out the possibility that I’m bugged in a very unique and personal way. That would be my luck! Sending one over ASAP, thanks.