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??