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Offline ciearams

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Re: Next Blackwell game: Blackwell Epiphany
« Reply #45 on: October 03, 2013, 04:05:09 PM »
Any updates? I'm about to pee my pants I'm so excited for Epiphany!! Expected launch date known at all"?
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Offline DaveGilbert

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Re: Next Blackwell game: Blackwell Epiphany
« Reply #46 on: October 03, 2013, 04:11:07 PM »
Getting there! I've pretty much coded the entire game and I'm mostly waiting on a LOT of art assets. Right now, a huge chunk of it is made with my crappy placeholder art and looks like THIS! :)

My original estimate of December is probably going to not happen (new baby and all!) so I am estimating... February?  Once I have a better handle on how things are progressing I will announce an official date.

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Offline Kashi

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Re: Next Blackwell game: Blackwell Epiphany
« Reply #47 on: October 04, 2013, 08:42:55 AM »
Nothing bad with crappy placeholder art.. XD Take your time (babies can be more time consuming than one thinks)! Even though I am eager to play it I also don't want to rush anyone's life out of the window. :)

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Re: Next Blackwell game: Blackwell Epiphany
« Reply #48 on: October 04, 2013, 06:24:12 PM »
I am a member of STEAM, and have re-purchased the Blackwell game series for the achievements (yes, I am a sucker for those achievements ...  ;) ).  I was really shocked with the visual graphics with Deception.  I loved the game, don't get me wrong --- but really missed the retro pixel-art style of the characters.  Same great voice actors --- but visually, Deception just didn't 'feel' like the same 'Rosa and Joey' anymore with the new look.  In viewing some of the screenshots for Epiphany, I see that you are going BACK to the original look for Rosa and Joey ... hopefully.  Anywho,  thanks, Dave, for a great game series.  Looking forward to Epiphany ---- and hopefully many more to follow in the Blackwell series!

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BELOW IS THE REVIEW I SUBMITTED ON STEAM FOR DECEPTION  (Also left positive reviews for the other 3 games with the obvious exception of the P.S.) :

Really enjoyed the Blackwell game series by Wadjet Eye Games.  There are 4 games in the series with plans for additional sequels, and are point and click adventure games.  They are intentionally created using the retro pixel-art style.  The dialogue and beautiful music give these games that 'film noir' feel to them.  The plots involve both the supernatural and detective drama elements.  The main characters (a medium and a ghost) verbally play off one another in a somewhat campy comical style which fits the characters and games nicely.  (Also recommend playing each game a second time with the commentary on - as the creator, David Gilbert, has some interesting and funny things to say about the game, the voice actors, etc.) 
 
 Highly recommend the Blackwell game series!
 
 P.S.:  On a more personal note, I enjoyed the game (Deception) but was not crazy about the dramatic change in appearance of Rosa and Joey. Much preferred the 'old' look. Same voice actors --- but visually, just doesn't feel like the same 'Rosa and Joey' anymore with the new look.  jmo         
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Re: Next Blackwell game: Blackwell Epiphany
« Reply #49 on: October 05, 2013, 09:11:55 AM »
Personally I think February is very fast concerning you're having a baby!
I have to agree with the person above me, it's not as nice as the other three games but I got used to it and still loving the game nonetheless :)
It's not like it ruined the game for me at all or "didn't feel like Rosa and Joey anymore". It's different yes, but you've got to make do with the money you've got.
I can't wait for the next game! The screenshots look amazing :)

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Re: Next Blackwell game: Blackwell Epiphany
« Reply #50 on: November 24, 2013, 01:10:17 PM »
"Epiphany will be the last Blackwell game"- I really hope not to hear these words.

I just read the latest newsletter, and it contained a rather disturbing phrase:
"We are still plugging away on the fifth and last Blackwell game."

NOOOOOOO! It can't end yet! We are not ready for it!

Offline DaveGilbert

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Re: Next Blackwell game: Blackwell Epiphany
« Reply #51 on: December 01, 2013, 10:40:16 AM »
I'm just as sad as you guys are. Believe me.  :'(

I mentioned this in another post, but the gist of it is that this felt like the most natural place for the story to end. Anything more would just be padding, and I don't want that.