50,000, greenlight, and some previews
We've reached $50,000 in backing :D
Thanks so much to everybody who's pledged so far, and extra special thanks to Darklord for championing our project and to Aterdux for mentioning us in their latest update. With 12 days left on the clock, that goal is looking pretty good, but we're not there yet, and we need your continued support to make it.
One of the things that helped us reach an impressive $50,000 was that Marie-Anne Soetje from the games site XP4T wrote a preview of Expeditions: Conquistador based on the press build, and Thomas Brammertz wrote a nice long preview in German over at Gamers.de. This is so far only press coverage we've received based on the press builds we sent out, but we're sure that more sites will write about us soon - we just need to give them time to play the build and organise their thoughts.
Since Greenlight launched on Steam yesterday, we've added Expeditions: Conquistador to their database. Now we'll see if demand for our game is big enough that we can get a deal with Steam once the game is completed. Please do swing by there and rate us positively if you're interested in seeing our game on Steam :-)
In the mean time we've been working on the game as always, implementing the last two Spanish character classes, reworking the world map mechanics as well as changing the terrain so it plays a bit better, and editing some of the text. We did a count on the dialog file the other day to see how much text we have in the game, and realised we have 53000 words of text already, and that's just for Hispaniola. We won't be editing it down too much, but the realisation did prompt us to go over what we've written and cut down on some of the longer monologues.
Here's a work-in-progress map of the Hispaniola campaign for your previewing pleasure, feel free to let us know what you think of the map and icon style in the comments below (click here for the full-size version):
As you explore the map, icons will appear whenever you find someting interesting, and the map will be filled in with roads and towns that you've visited.
Thanks for checking in, and as always do keep an eye out for further updates. Thanks for your support so far, and please keep spreading the word :-)