Hi folks, a bit of a shorter update today, there are a few other campaigns we wanted to bring to your attention before it was to late. Of course in addition we do have a couple of new images to share and a plea to help us out with an online popularity contest. So lets begin!
Paul has been working ever so hard on another puzzle, this one involving a bicycle and a gramophone. Have a look at this very early preview below.
As you can tell we have some way to go with the visuals, a lot of textures and all the lighting are missing in this room currently, but we're working hard to ensure that the puzzles in HMS are unique and amusing. Hopefully folks will find what we have planned funny, rewardingly silly as opposed to infuriating, nonsense, bad adventure game logic silly. It's a fine line!
Thanks to all our Stargazers for getting back to us with references for your portraits. Rest assured Darren has been chained to his desk until he completes them all to your satisfaction, here's one he finished of (yet another) friend of the Goat, Steve, just this morning:
A few folks have yet to get back to ourselves with their references, if you are one of our Stargazer backers check your direct messages on Kickstarter for details of where to send your images to!
Game Connection Development Awards
As we mentioned in our last update we'll be heading to Paris at the end of the month to showcase the latest build of HMS at Game Connection. HMS has been nominated for an award in their Best Story/ Story Telling category, a full list of all the award contenders can be found here.
In addition the organisers are running a campaign to award a People's Choice prize. Naturally, given the age we live, this takes the form of a social media campaign asking folk to Like a post regarding the game they want to see crowned the victor.
For the record BillyGoat Entertainment cares not for such cynical, game-able, popularity contests. That being said, we don't want to come in last, so if you're on Facebook please Like this post here! Much obliged!
There are tonne of great developers and games looking for your support on Kickstarter right now, a few of which we wanted to bring to your attention. As ever I only do this to help these folks get their message out and know that quite a few of you would be interested in the games they're developing. Even if you don't back them it's worth keeping these games on your radar!
This bonkers Victorian period adventure merges sleuthing with appalling humour most foul. The campaign for Rumpus' sequel to their critically acclaimed PC/ iPad original has just launched, if it is half as amusing as the original it will certainly be worth your time.
During our previous visit to a large European gaming convention I met young Theodor Waern, one of the creative minds at SkyGoblin, the team behind African inspired adventure The Journey Down. Having already completed parts one and two SkyGoblin are looking your support to help them finish lead protagonist Bwana's story.
King Art Games, the folks behind the fantastic Book of Unwritten Tales series of adventure games, are in the closing hours of their campaign for the Dwarves, an RPG set in a beautiful fantasy realm. The game is a bit of a departure from the point and click BoUT series but King Art have proved they can turn their hand to a variety of genres. They're top blokes and, even though they have already hit their target, they have some worthwhile stretch goals that it would be great to see them hit.
That's everything for now, hopefully we'll have some good news to share upon our return from Paris. Thanks again everyone for your continued support!