First off, to all the backers, journalists, and other fine human beings that have left kind words of support (especially for my family), thank you so much. They... Read more
Reflections and Confessions for a New Year
Note: although most posts are written from the whole team’s perspective, once again the following post was written by Joe alone.
More often than not these days, I find myself... Read more
Still at the Helm
Note: although most posts are written from the whole team’s perspective, once again the following post was written by Joe alone due to his personal connection to the events of... Read more
Video game killers for peace
Earlier this month the Boston Globe chatted with Joe about the role that violent video games can play in addresses the issue of violence in society.
The original interview (nearly... Read more
Beta in the Works
We have a bit of news that we've been waiting to break (another party has a deadline that we have to respect), but we just wanted to send... Read more
Living the Indie Crunch: Dev Update July 2013
Note: although most posts are written from the whole team's perspective, the following post was written by Joe alone due to his personal connection to the events of the past... Read more
Guys, Girls, and Massive Paper Spirit Monsters: Dev Update June 2013
As game developers, we find that our Twitter feeds read like a news ticker for “what’s happening in women’s rights”. The game industry, not unlike an adolescent teenager riddled with... Read more
May Dev Update: Compromises, Happy Accidents, and Demon Faced Clan Leaders
We've just posted our latest dev update to the website. Check it out!
Note that due to Kickstarter's restrictions on content formatting (which was making writing updates way too time... Read more
April Kicked Ass
April was a solid month for development of Unwritten Passage, introducing a new contributor to the project and loads of new progress.
Check out the full development update over... Read more
Unwritten Passage: One Month and Counting!
The end of March closes out the first month of production on Unwritten Passage, the weird procedural strategy game made possible by our many crowd-funding supporters. It's an exciting... Read more
A New Name, Rewards, and Getting Started
We're coming to the end of our first week of full production, and it feels great! We'll keep you updated as we get stuff that's worth showing, but... Read more
Continue Backing "Unwritten Passage" at RoxlouGames.com
Thanks to the suggestions of a handful of helpful backers, we've finally put up many of the Kickstarter rewards from the campaign on our website. These are the same rewards and... Read more
The End of a Campaign and the Start of a New Game
Well that's it! Just a short update because it's the end of a long (but awesome) day and we're all totally drained.
When we started talking about making Unwritten we... Read more
Unwritten: That Which Will Now Happen!
We borrowed the title from a clever tweet by @kris_cov. Well "stole" more than "borrowed" because we won't be giving it back.
We hit our funding goal!
Thank you all... Read more
The Team of Unwritten, 12 Final Hours, and a Bunch of Indie Games
In case you missed it in our previous updates, the whole Unwritten team will be playing 14 hours of indie games tomorrow and live-tweeting the results!
Check out the details... Read more
80% Funded! Another Funding Barrier Down
After a fantastic run (in large part thanks to our awesome backers), we've crossed a major threshold: 80 percent funded! If you take stock in such things, we're now in... Read more
48 Hours to Go! The Final Countdown...
By the time most of you will read this there will be fewer than 48 hours remaining in the campaign. Earlier today Joe recorded the video update found here, talking... Read more
61% Funded! Breaking Through Funding Barriers
At the time of this update we at just over 61% funding with over 1,200 backers. We have a scant 3 days to go, but this is a significant milestone for us.... Read more
For those that have been following along, Unwritten has 3 days left to go and a final push is absolutely needed to get us to the finish line. With nearly... Read more
Kickstarter "Add-ons" 3: Posters!
At the backer's request we're doing "add-ons" related to Lee's poster designs. Now if you're already signed up to get a printed poster, you can add additional posters (with your... Read more
Joe's Reddit "Ask Me Anything" is Right Now!
Joe's Reddit AMA is going on right now!
Come support him and get your questions heard! If you like the post, don't forget to "upvote" it and the questions you... Read more
Joe is Doing an "Ask Me Anything" on Reddit
By popular request, Joe will be doing an "Ask Me Anything" on Reddit tomorrow (February 7th) at 3pm PST.
For those that are new to the project, Joe Houston is ... Read more
A few backers have asked about this, so we thought we'd take an informal poll. Who thinks it would be interesting to have one or more of us do an... Read more
Spread the Word! More Unwritten Profile Avatars.
Today showed a lot of progress toward our goal, and we're excited to see so many new backers join us. This is a great way to kick off our final... Read more
Unwritten Interview at Rock, Paper, Shotgun
There is a full interview about Unwritten over at Rock, Paper, Shotgun today.
RPS is one of our favorite sites, so this is a real pleasure. There is a lot... Read more
Unwritten and a Chat with Joe at "The Jace Hall Show"
Joe is over at “The Jace Hall Show” website today talking about Dishonored and Unwritten.
Check it out here!
Another Interview (and More on the Way)
"Gamer Cheese" has a follow up interview with Joe talking about Dishonored, the downfall of Sensory Sweep, and a bit about the origins of Unwritten.
Check it... Read more
New Art From Indie Games Artist Amanda Williams
The most requested updated we're asked for is by far an update on how the final in-game art will look. This is something that we really want to get right,... Read more
Joe Talks to D.J. Grandpa About Games and Stuff
Today Joe is on “DJ Grandpa’s Crib”, a smart podcast about creative people trying to realize their dreams. He talks about Dishonored and Unwritten, plus he dips a toe... Read more
The People Who Listened... to Sweet Jams.
Due to an unfortunate intersection of events, our musician Julian has spent the entirety of our Kickstarter campaign held hostage in Singapore. However, based on the backdrop of the video... Read more
Spread the Word! Facebook Cover Image for Backers.
Based on feedback from our backers we've also now added an Unwritten "cover image" for you to use on your Facebook profile.
Note that Kickstarter limits the size of images... Read more
Spread the Word! Profile Avatar for Backers.
Today we're halfway through our campaign, and one of our biggest accomplishments has been attracting backers that are as committed to the project as we are. We want to continue... Read more
Breaking the 30% Barrier!
Unwritten looks set to pass 30% of our goal very soon, which is a big accomplishment for both the project and for all our supportive backers. Kickstarter itself talks about... Read more
Kickstarter "Add-ons" 2
Responding to feedback from yesterday we've decided to add the digital art book, soundtrack, and digital strategy guides as separate add-ons. This allows backers to get exactly what they want,... Read more
Kickstarter "Add-ons" 1
As our first week of funding draws to a close we've seen great things happen for the campaign. We've had some great press, and we're already at 26% of our... Read more
A Sneak Peek at the Gameplay of Unwritten
A challenge we've found when talking about Unwritten is that it’s difficult to talk about any single element of the game without talking about everything at once. One of the game’s strengths... Read more
Unwritten, Game Violence, and Fairy Tales for Adults
In a follow-up to his article on game violence for Rock, Paper, Shotgun, Joe is talking about the role of violence within Unwritten over at his blog.
Oh and... Read more
A Bit of Housekeeping
A big thanks to our backers for their continued feedback. We have some really dedicated people who are using their excitement for the project to make things better, and their... Read more
200 Backers and Counting!
Yesterday was a strong opening day and today surges on. We've seen posts about Unwritten on the front page of PCgamer.com, Polygon, and others, but we still need help getting... Read more
New Rewards! Your Feedback Matters
Thanks to everyone that made our first day of funding a success! We raised 9% of our funding goal in a single day, meaning that we're well on our way... Read more