Long time no see! We hope everyone had a spooktacular Halloween this year.
In the meantime, our team's been crunching out new content like there's no tomorrow. We'll be putting together a nice, long update for the near future with all of the new stuff we've made so far, but in the meantime we have a few quick announcements to share with you.
Extra Life Charity Stream!
Have you heard of Extra Life? It's a charity event where video games of all shapes and sizes are streamed to raise money for children's hospitals. Sanctuary Crew is going to be playing the current press release of Freedom Planet as part of the event later tonight at approximately 8:00PM MST (10:00 PM EST). You'll be able to watch the stream at the link they've given us below:
If you've been wanting to see the new levels without commentary, this will be your chance!
We have an opportunity to feature our game at the Indie MEGABOOTH at next year's PAX East event in Boston! PAX is one of the best places for indie developers to show off their games and gain much-needed exposure. This could be our chance to really hit it big, but like most good things in life, it costs money.
Our budget is in fairly good shape. After purchasing all of the resources we needed and paying regular wages to our staff, we still have a little less than half of our funding remaining. We feel that as long as the MEGABOOTH isn't insanely pricey, we can still pull it off and have enough funding left over to finish paying our staff, and to purchase the supplies we need for our digital artbook and physical copy rewards.
What do you think? Would you like to see Freedom Planet at PAX East?
Progress continues! Jade Creek is functionally complete and we're hoping to crank out a new alpha for our testers in a matter of days. On the voice acting side, the script is complete and our voice acting team is well under way with providing some amazing voicework for our adventure!
In the meantime, we have something special for you today: GigaBoots has uploaded a playthrough of Dragon Valley, Aqua Tunnel, Relic Maze and Fortune Night, complete with their own personal commentary! This is the first time that Aqua Tunnel, Relic Maze and Fortune Night have been shown in their entirety to the public, so if you're interested, grab some tasty treats and enjoy the preview below!
Additionally, the team discussed their initial thoughts about the game in a podcast several days ago, which you can listen to here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNZylZDMWFg
Although we've allowed GigaBoots to show quite a few of the new stages, this is still only a small taste of the complete game! We are still on track towards creating a full ensemble of 10 unique stages, in addition to all of the cutscenes, hub areas, minigames and extra features, so there will still be plenty of great surprises in store for our fans!
Are you a game journalist or a member of the gaming press? If you'd like to obtain a copy of our preview build, contact our PR specialist at email@example.com. Remember to include your info and site.
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