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Chit Chat! / Re: Do you need an engine to make a point/click RPG?
« on: June 19, 2012, 05:04:09 PM »
I may be a tad biased but you can't go wrong with AGS:


Every game sold on the Wadjet Eye Games store is made in AGS including Resonance. There are a few other commercial titles created with it too.

If you are serious about developing a point and click hop on over to the link above. There are loads of helpful people in the forums and a few quality games from other developers over there.

The Blackwell series / Re: Question for the fans!
« on: November 23, 2010, 10:23:56 AM »
Bit slow on this one, but here goes.

Blackwell Convergence success partially resides on the quality of the previous 2 games. You'll probably find a large stock of sales came from people who invested their time and entertainment in the previous games. I don't know about anyone else, but for me Blackwell 4 is already sold.

In terms of production values and your bottom line, it's not something I can comment on as I don't know the ins and out of your sales figures. Have a look through your previous sales for Blackwell 1 and 2 (I know im being lazy with titles) and match up what information you may have available on buyers to blackwell 3. If most people that bought 1 and 2 first bought 3 next then its clear its the quality of the product itself not the quality of the production.

If I could give you any advice, it would be to maybe put some money into marketing the brand. Send promo copies to games magazines, invest some time and money maybe into popular games websites.

Perhaps a big step in the right direction would be to get your games up on Steam. Also maybe Direct2Drive, Impulse, GOG and a few others that people use.

I think the way forward for your games (and I suppose ultimately the bank account) is to get the products out to a much wider audience. I found you through AGS and via Bestowers of Eternity and Two of a Kind, as did by the looks of things a lot of other members.

On another note, it may also be worthwhile looking at alternative engines for your games. As much as I am a fan of AGS and the games made by it, there is only so much you can do with an old engine. There is probably a big market for these games on other platforms that you should be able to tap into with ease.

In short look at what other indie developers are doing, and make a judgement on what your next step should be. Telltale feature prominently on Steam, and as a result of their success (which arguably is due to them having funds to buy up a popular title by Lucasarts). Hothead Games got their title on Xbox 360.

Just some stuff to ponder over. If you need to talk more about this stuff give me a shout over pm or something. I'm no expert but I'll do my best.

The Blackwell series / Re: Disapointed about Legacy
« on: November 25, 2009, 07:54:29 AM »
This is a shame. The games get better throughout the series. Blackwell Legacy was only the 2nd game released, and a whole new story compared to the first (the shivah). Unfortunately I have to be honest and say you probably picked the wrong game to judge the series on.

Another thing is that you also bought a point and click adventure game. As I'm sure you will agree replay value is somewhat limited in this genre. There is very little that can be done to extend the longevity of this type of game, however I think this reflects fairly in the price. The game is more than worth it for $9.99 (£6 here). You can't even buy a console game for that price.

Whilst I understand some games are not for everyone, may I please point out other titles by the same developer that I consider worthwhile having a go at : The Shivah, and Emerald City: Confidential. Emerald City had a much larger budget spent on it than any other game, thanks to external support and investment. I'd also consider it much longer than Blackwell Legacy.

The Shivah was a very entertaining game, regardless of your faith. You play a rabbi set out to discover the truth behind a congregation members death. As crazy as the story sounds, this game was a hidden gem and I'd gladly recommend it over Blackwell Legacy. Furthermore its half the price and you really can't moan at $4.99 price tag.

Don't forget all games have demo's. They should be your first point of call before buying a game.

If you are genuinely interested in games of the yesteryear there are quite literally tons of decent titles available. If you want anymore information you are more than welcome to contact me.

Chit Chat! / Re: Erm, 3 games?
« on: June 30, 2009, 04:29:33 PM »
By secret you mean ECC 2 right?

Chit Chat! / Re: On The Town............
« on: June 30, 2009, 04:28:37 PM »
Are there going to be any more cartoon shorts. I know there are 2 already.

Is 3 the magic number?  ;)

I don't know much about what's going on with this. However:


It will soon be available on cd, which I assume will get rid of the drm issues.

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