Thanks so much to all who've play tested so far. I'm going to shut down the existing beta Friday at 5pm Eastern Time so I can get a new release out Monday or Tuesday. So if you haven't played but want to be part of the first wave of feedback, don't wait too long.
So far about 30 of you have been AMAZING with your feedback. I'm new at this. Is it okay to publicize their names or even add them into the game in their own little tavern or something so they're immortalized forever in the game? Also, I wanted to remind you to look for surprises in the final release EVEN if you do play test the beta because my Dad and I decided to withhold some fun things from the beta.
And now I thought I'd share a few of the highlights at IndieCade. I've included a few pictures (including one of me on the crowdfunding panel) and some other cool stuff I can blog on later (yes, I'm going to start blogging):
1. Mark Morrison at Unity was super helpful. He got that I used RPG Maker b/c Unity's a little hard for a 9 year old. But he tracked down Matt McDonald from Axis Game Factory & Heavy Water Studios who's essentially developed drag & drop functionality that's like Minecraft only in 3D and on steroids. Drag & drop functionality makes it easy and super fast to create something from nothing! I'm dying to use it but I'm even more into Truth & Trolls so I told my parents they could make their own apps now as long as they were done under my company name. Isn't that awesome?
2. I was blown away by the guys (especially @Kiwi) from Leap Motion. I won't try to explain their technology and while it's great for gaming, it's also allowing doctors to do remote surgeries and could even help people with Parkinson steady their shaking hands to perform the tasks we take for granted (like dialing a phone). Check it out because YOU should build something with it NOW. The Leap Motion device is only $79.99 at Best Buy and is embedded in the next HP Envy.
3. My brothers loved Oculus. Chase was terrified by some scary game and they both loved some game where you act like an elephant and hit things with your trunk so it looks ridiculous to anyone watching which means I took pix to torture them with later.
As for pix, here's my on the panel: