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Looks like I missed the download - and the file is gone now. Can I get a desura key, too?
Sure, a Desura key would be great, so I don't have to keep track of it if I change computers. Thanks Jeff, can you send it via kickstarter's messaging system? I'm on pc, I don't know where in my email I got an update about the final version.
Hi Alan, I released the final PC version. Did you get the last update? I was giving iOS and Mac folks a refund because I couldn't get it ported. Do you fall into that category? It will be releasing on Desura in July I can give you a key if you would like. Let me know.
So is this game dead? I was looking forward to it. Maybe Jeff LaFlam can give the assets to somebody willing to finish it?
Jeff, what happened to the story mode?
Any new news on this? You said you posted a link to the web site, but I don't see any link anywhere. Please post it, and post an update on the Mac/iPad version. Thanks!
"The ipad/Mac version has come to a complete stop and I'm trying to figure out what to do."
It's been two months since that update (and a long time since funding). Exactly how much time is needed to figure out how to fulfill your obligations to your backers?
What is the status of this project ? haven't an update for a while. What's happening ?
Hi Jeff, I released version 1.0 for the PC in July. The ipad/Mac version has come to a complete stop and I'm trying to figure out what to do.
Jeff, Could you please give us an EST on when the full game is finally going to be released on PC and iPad? This is really dragging on and it's very confusing how you could have a full beta in 2011, yet here we are getting close to 2014 and still no real release. Or did it come out and I somehow missed it?
Hey Jeff, I love how you update us regularly. It really makes me feel liked I backed a legit project. Wow, even like once a month would be cool. I have backed over 100 projects and you are one the worst on keeping people informed.
I just put it up...stay tuned for a slight change in plans announcement.
Hey Jeff, thanks for the update. Where the link to the final build?
I just posted another update.
Can you please send a fresh update on this out to everyone? I expected it would be done months ago.
Hi Nancy, The PC version is pretty much done. I need to update a few images. I'm still working on the iOS version which is going to be slow until I meet with my artist at the end of this month. I need him to convert all of the art down to ipad size.
Is there a projected delivery date on this? A year past expected delivery date . . .
Ok I'll send out monthly updates. I try to keep more frequent postings on the website.
Dude Jeff I wish we could at least get an update a month! What's going on with the game?
Thanks Jonathon. I keep plugging away.
Thanks for the latest update! I'm excited about playing the final version!
Hi John, Things are progressing, slow as it may be. I'm waiting on the final pieces of art for the graveyard/highscore screen. Waiting on art seems to be the story of my life. The PC version is literally days away.
I have so many projects "in the can" that I'm actually forgeting about some of them, so I thought I would make the rounds and ask how things are progressing?
Yes, as Archon wrote, I sympathise too. And the demo is great. Wonderful job, both ludically and esthetically.
Deepest sympathy on the loss of your Grandma Jeff.
Hope we'll hear from you soon.
Congratulations! I have a question. Will there be a portrait of the player in game? If so, it would be much appreciated if it were possible to have custom portraits (to be able to upload your own portrait). Thanks in advance for your reply.
Congrats! So glad this got funded.
Congrats Jeff! :)
Glad the goal was met. Should be a great game, judging by the beta. And Mom's are cool! The main thing is this game will get developed and it deserves to be developed.
I'm glad I catched this project before it's too late. Looks great and fun !
Please do include a Mac version as soon as possible. I'd love to try a Mac demo, and play the hell out of this as I am a big fan of Puzzle Quest and other hybrid games in that vein.
Happy to see more deep strategy enter puzzle-match-rpg titles.
Can't wait to play!
@Espen which challenge cards? Lightning? you have to match those bolt tiles. And the rewards you get are experience points with some being higher multipled than others. Lefi explained the traps. I have only seen traps with two matches needed but yeah they have to be back to back or you do over. The ring item can expose what you need to do for traps and all other hidden stats like monster weakness. Other challenge cards help you craft things - you can pick sword or shield then match the rest - sometimes you have to recheck the tooltip since it will progress - also I think the witch can damage you in ways too, that one is a little sporadic but easy to get rid of
Unisus: This has been answered multiple times below. Yes, the game will of course allow you to save.
After restarting my pc after a necessary shutdown i just wanted to ask - will the finished game have a save function? I'd really like to play only a couple of hours each day ;)
Aha... though I can't recall ever taking damage from a trap that was out almost my entire game yesterday.
@Espen: From what I can gather about the trap cards is they have 2 to 4 objectives. Gather the right element rune and the first objective lights up. You now have the opportunity to find out the next objective, but should you match the wrong one, you trigger the trap and have to start over from the top. The first objective going transparent shows that you have to start over, but you still remember what the objective was.
longbeach, almost all of the things you mentioned in your post I'm already aware of. What I'm confused about is mostly how the challenge cards work. Some, like monsters are halfway obvious (but I can't figure out the pattern for when and how often they deal damage), but stuff like traps and various other cards I can't even identify are way, way more confusing. The tooltips are often not very helpful right now, but I understand they're being worked on. Still, I'm not expecting to understand everything at this point when not having access to a finished tooltip system nor a help file. :)
It'd only be cheating if the creator himself backed his own project, because that would mean he hasn't really committed fully to his own project from the start.
There is obviously no such issue here. Jeff LaFlam is clearly 200% committed to Match and Magic.
(Full disclosure: we are neither relatives, nor friends, I'm only judging by the pitch video, text descriptions and the demo ;)
Yes, given that anyone can become a backer, it's hardly cheating. Plus, we get a game that we all want. Win-win. :)
I don't know if it's cheating. Parents always back their children financially. And I think a lot of the kickstart projects large pledgers are personal friends or family from the creators of the project. Anyway, I'm glad she did, because this game deserves to be finished.
lol...watch out Big Mama is gonna be tough. :-)
Moms are the best!
So we'll have the privilege of fighting your mom in the game?
I mean the boss she will design?
Sounds awesome. ^^
@ Espen, I wrote some tips down the list of comments - not everything but more of a survival guide. Try to use spells when they are up top since you have to pay 20 to bring them back to play from your pool and that can make you broke fast.
Just gave the demo another go. It's tremendously satisfying to be at the brink of death, only to climb back up to power with a few deft moves (and a slight amount of luck). It's very good to know that this Kickstarter has succeeded now, even if it halfway cheated. ;) Can't wait to see how the game progresses. Now if only there was some documentation. I can't figure out what I'm supposed to do to deal with half the cards I receive as challenges.
That sure gives new meaning to a mother buying her son a video game. ^.^
Mom's rock the house!! Better give her a big hug and kisses for Mother's day.
Parents = The Original Kickstarters :) hope you are doing well