After months of work, and more sleep-less nights than we care to admit, we have got our prototype for DREAD in a state that we are confident to show people. that's where all of you come in. We are looking for a group of people to play the game; play it and break it!
Those selected will be asked to install the demo(probably more than once), play it through (probably more than once) and tell us how to make it better. we would like to have a group of people, preferably without heart conditions, who love to play games and are not easily frustrated.
To that end, and in an effort to add a little element of fun, we will be choosing the play testers for anyone who follows us on IndieBD, Facebook, Twitter, or subscribes to our newsletter.
As an added bonus, for each 100 followers we will give away a Fun Prize... These are unique items that no one outside of our team has.
So here is how we are going to do it; everyone who follows us will be added to the list of candidates, we will work through the candidate list sending out a few simple questions (OS, specs, games you've played, etc.) to see if you are a good fit. Those that are will get the prototype and be asked to play it... After which we will ask a couple of additional question... To make sure it is at its best.
For the time being we are focusing on the PC build first, and Mac second... Sorry, Linux folk you will have to wait until the Unreal Engine 4 beta.
We are doing this in preparation for our Kickstarter that starts on Halloween, so you have to follow us before Monday (the deadline is October 26th 11:59pm MST) in order be considered, so follow early and get ready to have some fun.
We are providing the Links below to make it as easy as possible for you to get in on it.
As many of you know we have been building a new Game, dRead, it grew out of CGSociety challenge entry; the Challenge we entered was the Tornado Twins Game challenge.
after months of hard work, and blowing off friends and family we delivered managed to get an entry ready, and scrape in under the wire... well, after weeks of waiting, the results of the contest have just been announced...
you can go here for the full announcement; however I will some it up for you.
despite the time and effort we put in, we did not win; Not we ever cared about the prizes... Because the takeaway is what we learned. In fact this Challenge has helped us produce a prototype, which, after a little cleanup, will be available for public download right here.
Our approach was to be consistent in updates and holistic in design and construction; which I think we did quite well. I encourage any of you who have not checked out our entries to do so; We love feedback of any sort, after all we are making games for Gamers.
link to all of our Submissions
I Would like to take a moment to congratulate our follow participants, and not just those that won. It was a hard fought challenge, and there were some superlative entries... Well done, and I look forward to grappling with you all again soon...
Look for the Beta level Coming soon (before the end of the year).
The End-of-Year Contest is over, and using a True Random Generator, we have selected the Winning Entries.
The Winner of the Grand Prize, a $50 Amazon gift card is...
We have selected the of the Runner up Winners as well...
Austin B. has won a Water God Poster.
Lynn C. has won a Fire God Poster
Congratulations to those who won.
We are still waiting for the other Selected Entry to Accept the Prize. If you entered, please check you email, you might have a prize wait for you to claim. We will unfortunately have to select another Winner, if it is not claimed in the next 48 hours so, please check your email.
As we announced this was the last contest of the year, we won’t be having another contest until February of next year; In the meantime stay tuned to our Blog for the Latest Info.
Mad Hatter by Tenniel
it takes a certain kind of person; a certain kind of crazy person to build a game... the shear scale and difficulty of building a Video game from scratch is ridiculous, and to do it as an Indie Developer, is even more crazy...I think the Alice in wonderland quote ,"We're All Mad Here", could not be more apropos. It takes a group of people who are both dedicated and talented, and that we have in plenty... we may not have years of Video game Design experience, or a dozen games under our belt but, we do have passion and we are dedicated... perhaps to an insane degree...
for instance, when i look at the long list of things still to be done, and i realize just how buried under the mountain we are, and yet that does not scare me or dissuade me, It makes me excited... There is nothing like a good challenge... And There is nothing like Checking on off my list.
So, are we mad? probably. Will it help make a killer game? Definitely!
Don't Forget to Check out our, End-of-Year Contest, For a chance to win a $50 amazon gift card, or some awesome Limited Edition Posters. It is simply to enter, just use the widget on our contest page, it is free, and open world-wide.
See You Space Cowboy...
if you have been following our blog, then you know that we are planning to have a blow out contest for the end of the year... and i am here to tell you all the Details.
What are the Prizes:
Grand Prize is a $50 amazon gift card.*
2 First Prize Winners will get a Limited Edition Poster.
When can you enter:
Starting tonight, Oct 23rd, at midnight(12:01 EST)
this contest will end the 19th of November.
the winners will be announced on Wednesday the 21st of November and we will make our best efforts to have the Gift card in the winners hand in time for Black Friday.
who can enter:
the contest is open world-wide, and is free to enter, the only people not eligible are the people working for Tall Ship Studio.
How To Enter:
Simply use the Widget on our Contest Page.
if you win, we will ship it to you free of charge, so enter, enter enter. and don't forget to tell your friends, for extra entries.(via Facebook and twitter)
First prize winners will get to choose one of the Limited Edition Posters below.
*now for the boring claptrap legal CYA stuff, Amazon is in no way responsible for or endorsing this contest, grand prize will be delivered electronically, to the Email that is supplied in the Entry. we are not responsible for winner not responding or providing invalid info, if the winner fails to respond in 48hrs, a new winner will be selected.
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