Whispering Willows- New Platforms and Beyond!
Hello everyone, long time no chat!
Thanks to you Whispering Willows was first released for the OUYA and then for PC via Steam.
After a long journey, we have... Read more
We've launched a new and updated Night Light website! With this redesigned cleaner look we hope to highlight the best qualities of Whispering Willows and the company. Check it out... Read more
More Fantastic Kickstarters to Back!
Again thank you all for helping back Whispering Willows, we can't express enough how grateful we are that you all came together and helped make this project a... Read more
Whispering Willows Controller Support!
We just added controller support in our latest Whispering Willows patch!
Steam Keys are Live
All Humble Bundle's have been updated with Steam keys! If you have trouble, please email us at support [at] nightlightint [dot] com
Thank you all so much for supporting us... Read more
Live on Steam
Happy hauntings! We’re proud to announce Whispering Willows just went live on Steam! We’re incredibly excited to share our debut title with the Steam community and we can’t wait to... Read more
We're Officially on Steam!
Full Steam ahead, Whispering Willows is officially on Valves store! Don't be scared to add this horror game to your wishlist.
IndieBox and Whispering Willows!
We’re excited to share that we’ve partnered with IndieBox! Night Light Interactive will be featured in their next game manual along with a Whispering Willows demo. Our fans can subscribe... Read more
WW Chapter 4 is here!
Whispering Willows Chapter 4 is available to download on the OUYA and PC/Mac/Linux via humble store! Translations are in, as well as an OUYA demo!
Steam Key Update
To ensure that we give you the best version of Whispering Willows for Steam, we’ve decided to push it’s launch until July 9. This allows us to clean up bugs... Read more
David Logan OUYA DevLog and NEW ART!!
OUYA DevLog presents David Logan, who speaks about Night Light Interactive's exciting journey developing Whispering Willows and our experience working with OUYA.
The blog also features an amazing portrait of... Read more
Humble Store Updated
Hey everyone, I wanted to let you know that the problem with the Humble Store is now resolved- PC, Mac, and Linux versions are all updated on the Humble Store... Read more
Oops, Game Wasn't Updated
A few backers have informed me of bugs in the game that have been fixed for a few months now. I looked into it and it appears Humble Store hadn't... Read more
Download WW Now!, Approved on OUYA
Hey everyone, lots of exciting news today.
The Humble Store pages have been updated to include the Ch.1-3 build for PC, Mac, Linux, and OUYA! If you want the game... Read more
WW Kickstarter Schedule
Hey guys, just to elaborate further on the post from earlier; I wanted to talk about when Kickstarter backers will be getting copies of the game.
Please note the versions... Read more
Whispering Willows is here!
We're excited to share that the game will be released for OUYA on May 27 and will be available on PC, Linux and Mac via Steam on June 17!
Check... Read more
We've been Greenlit! Words can't really describe the excitement that just rumbled through the team. We just wanted to thank our fans and our incredibly supportive community. This would not... Read more
Update on Completion
Hello everyone, it's been a while since I gave you a meaty update about the game. As an indie game studio it is hard to predict release dates, and I... Read more
GDC is looming
GDC is right around around the corner! We’re very excited to be able to show everyone the game in San Francisco and hope to meet some of the community that’s... Read more
1st at SIGC!
Night Light Interactive just won first place at the Seattle Indie Game Competition, thanks Washington Interactive Network and to the judges! Fantastic job Sonya Ballas for presenting, and the rest... Read more
Help Whispering Willows get Greenlit!
We need your help. Last chance to Greenlight Whispering Willows! Rumor has it that Valve may be removing their Steam Greenlight program for a new system. Whispering Willows is at... Read more
Interview with NLI Composer Steve Goldshein
Video Game Bang Interview with Night Light composer Steve Goldshein. Check it out on Nerd Reactor!
WW Seattle Indie Game Competition finalist!
We’re excited to announce that Whispering Willows has been selected as a Seattle Indie Game Competition finalist!
We’ve been selected as one of five finalists that get the opportunity to... Read more
Scary Christmas Sale
Scary Christmas time sale! Do you have any family or friends who would enjoy playing Whispering Willows? If so, the game is totally on sale, along with art books, T-shirts,... Read more
ALL Rewards Shipped!
I am incredibly happy to announce that I have packaged and shipped all physical rewards. Today the shirts, books, plushies, and pendants went out in the mail. Now every single... Read more
Whispering Willows Art Book!
The Art book and plushies are in! Night Light Interactive just received the shipment of Whispering Willows Art Books and plushies! We had a book signing to celebrate the occasion.... Read more
We’re proud to announce that we’ve partnered with OUYA in the launch of Whispering Willows. OUYA saw potential in our game and wants to help bring it to their audience!... Read more
Things and Stuff
The final physical rewards- plushies and art books, come in next week! Please update your address because we will start shipping physical rewards out starting next week!
We just submitted... Read more
New Whispering Willows Gameplay Trailer
We just recently released a new Whispering Willows gameplay trailer and were really excited to share it with you!
Chapter 2 beta is right around the corner and... Read more
I'd like to send a shout out of support to Matt Gilgenbach and his Neverending Nightmares Kickstarter. The project needs an additional $15k in the next 27 hours to get... Read more
Movie and a Date
I wanted to give an update on our estimated release schedule for Whispering Willows. We are moving at a pretty good pace now, and if we keep it up, we... Read more
Finalist at Captivate Conference
Whispering Willows will be one of ten finalists at the Captivate Conference in Austin, TX; October 6-8th. The game had been entered as part of a game design competition. First... Read more
Portraits, Ghosts, and Death, oh my!
Thank you for all of the help and suggestions for the Chapter 1 Beta. There were a lot of great ideas, and we were able to fix a ton of... Read more
Chapter 1 Beta Release
Today is an exciting day because we are sending out the Whispering Willows Chapter 1 Beta to you, our backers!
Throughout the day look out for an email... Read more
Art book sneak peek and sale!
We’re wrapping up our final Kickstarter rewards and wanted to give everyone a sneak peek at the Whispering Willows hardcover art book. All Kickstarter backers of $100 or more will... Read more
Whispering Willows Update 08/09/13
A lot of you have been asking about Whispering Willows and when the first chapter will be released. As of now we are hoping to have a soft launch... Read more
NLI RTX 2013!
We had a great time at RTX. Thank you Rooster Teeth for putting on a fantastic convention. Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth, it was great meeting you... Read more
David Logan at OUYA Park E3!!
David Logan talks about Whispering Willows in The OUYA Gaming Source E3 video! Also, great footage of the other games at the OUYA Park at E3 including Soul Fjord, Flip... Read more
Hey Everyone, I just wanted to update you on the progress of the game and your rewards.
Game- I'm sure most of you have already played the demo of the Catacombs... Read more
New Whispering Willows Demo!
The new Whispering Willows E3 Demo is open to the public! Try it out and leave us some feedback on the forums!
Whispering Willows coming to E3!
The NLI Whispering Willows crew will be at the OUYA Park E3 this year showing off an exclusive new demo of Whispering Willows! There will be many other OUYA developers... Read more
We have decided Whispering Willows will be divided and released in five chapters, in an episodic fashion. Each chapter focuses on a particular ghosts backstory and key part of Elena’s... Read more
Thanks everyone who helped support the Whispering Willows project! As promised for the first tier of rewards we’ve added your name to the website, look for your name here! nightlightinteractive.com/credits
The Home Stretch
Level design starts out as an idea - usually a location and an arc in the storyline. From there it’s back into drawing, lots of erasing and rattling the mind... Read more
Taking inspiration from centuries of ghost lore and literature from various cultures and the hit show American Horror Story, we were intent on creating a setting for our game that... Read more
The first three languages have been chosen! Whispering Willows will be translated to Spanish, German and French. Japanese was a close runner up. We may translate to more languages in... Read more
Whispering Willows Language Poll
Since we reached our stretch goal of $20,000 we are translating Whispering Willows to three different languages. Which languages would you like to see Whispering Willows translated to? Vote Here!
The Night Light Interactive Store is having a sale, $5 off on any T-shirt till the end of this weekend! We recently added two new shirt designs to the store,... Read more
Art Q&A Part 2
Art Q&A Part 1
Part 2 features Amanda Kiefer, our Concept Artist, who worked on ghost concepts, our library of amazing in-game assets, and beautiful painted backgrounds.
6. Do you... Read more
NLI FORUMS ARE LIVE!!!
Check out the Night Light Interactive forums to interact with the community and developers. Learn about updates to the game, discussions about new ideas, give feedback, and even announcements about... Read more
Game Design - The Process
More often than not when I start a new game, I start with an open paint program of some kind. I sketch out areas, mechanics, and their interactions - I... Read more
Whispering Willows: Indie Dev Grant Winner
Bundle in a Box has recently awarded Whispering Willows with the Indie Dev Grant! A $240 award for being the top voted indie game in demand for the next Bundle... Read more
PayPal accepted, Shop is now Open!
The NLI shop is now open and accepting payments through PayPal!
Did you want to preorder an extra copy of the game? How about snag a shirt that you weren't... Read more
Reward: T-Shirt Design Update
We have decided on four different color schemes for the T-Shirts. Apologies in advance if your favorite color scheme wasn't chosen. Surveys will be going out soon to let you... Read more
Art Q&A: Part 1
Ayla Richards is our Lead Concept Artist, is responsible for most of the in-game graphics of our main character Elena, as well as some of the pre-production refinement in her... Read more
Bundle in a Box, Vote for WW!
Support indie developers by purchasing the Bundle In a Box and vote for Whispering Willows so that we can receive the Cerebral Indie Dev Grant!
Much like the very popular... Read more
Support Our Indie Friends: Part 2
Now that everything is wrapped up, I wanted to say a final thank you to several other indie Kickstarters that helped us reach our goal. The following are all run... Read more
Congratulations, Project Funded!
Backers, friends, family-
Thank you SO much from the bottom of my heart. My whole team is celebrating all over the United States (and one in Croatia).
I cannot believe... Read more
$20,000 and New Stretch Goal Unlocked!
Congrats everyone, just over $20,000! I will be sending out a poll in the coming few weeks to see which languages you guys would like to see implemented. Again, the... Read more
7 HOURS LEFT & Reward: T-Shirt
We are so close to hitting the $20,000 stretch goal! Only $400 left and 7 hours to go. If we hit the goal I will be sending out surveys... Read more
RTX and Bonus Backer Audio Track
We are excited to announce that Night Light Interactive will be bringing Whispering Willows to Rooster Teeth's fan convention RTX in July! We will have our own booth with a... Read more
Reward: Spirit Avatar (NPC Based on YOU)
Spirit Avatar ($300)- We need your ghosts to help populate our world. Work with us to design a NPC spirit that lives in the mansion! What is preventing your spirit from... Read more
We Made it!
I can never thank you all enough for helping us make it this far. We reached our goal of $15,000 today at 6:13 AM PST.
So what's next? We... Read more
Support Our Indie Friends!
I want to take this time in our final hour to send a shout out to all of our friends, family, and you the backers! We are a little more... Read more
Bonus Content and Stretch Goals!
We are pleased to announce the winner of the Bonus Content Poll. The winning outfit will be Victorian Elena. All backers who pledge $10 or more will be getting this... Read more
This Kickstarter has been an amazing ride and we are working hard to bring you more content for Whispering Willows! Today we are featuring the "Portrait" tier.
Portrait... Read more
Reward: Art Book- Hardcover & Digital
We are so thrilled at how well the WW Kickstarter is going that we want to feature some of the rewards.
Collector's Book (Print) ($100)- This beautiful book... Read more
Preorder Bonus: Exclusive Elena Outfit
Anyone who preorders Whispering Willows at the $10 tier or more on Kickstarter will receive bonus content- an alternate outfit for the main character Elena! YOU the backers, get to... Read more
Baby Tortoise Promotes Game
My pet tortoise, Chronos, was interested in helping promote the game, so he made a video for everyone. Enjoy!
Remote Collaboration for Small Indie Teams
When starting the project, one of our main concerns was going to be the fact that most of us were not working under the same roof, let alone in the... Read more
Game Design- Dualism
We started off with the simple mechanic, the ability to create a semi-enhanced duplicate of the player, where our ghost form could travel through walls and interact with things the... Read more
New Teaser Trailer
We have just released a brand new teaser trailer showing off some of the beautiful art and animation the game will feature. We wanted to give you a... Read more
Flying Hawk Plushie Reward!
We are pleased to reveal our second plushie, Flying Hawk! Flying Hawk is the first ghost Elena will encounter on her journey. Read more about Flying Hawk here. The plushie's... Read more
Alive and Kicking - The Show
This is your official invitation to the live-show "Alive and Kicking" this Sunday! "Alive and Kicking" we will feature some of the coolest video-game projects on Kickstarter including... Read more
Flying Hawk's Musical Theme
Flying Hawk is the first ghost Elena encounters on her harrowing journey. Once the powerful shaman of a Native American tribe, Flying Hawk was murdered in cold blood by Wortham... Read more
Wortham Willows - The Antagonist of Whispering Willows
What is the truth of evil? Why does it exist? Where does it come from? These are just a few of the questions we considered while conceptualizing our antagonist Wortham... Read more
OUYA Create "Most Immersive" Award
Whispering Willows was announced today as the OUYA Create Game Jam’s winner for the “Most Immersive” award! In total there were 166 games submitted for the game jam. Whispering Willows... Read more
Steam Greenlight and nearly $5000!
Today we entered Whispering Willows in Steam's Greenlight program. Steam is one of the largest platforms to digitally distribute PC, Mac, and Linux games. They have a strong emphasis on... Read more
Elena - The Protagonist of Whispering Willows
While conceptualizing Whispering Willows, we had a core mechanic but we didn't have a main character. Having interesting characters is one of the first steps to having an engaging, emergent... Read more
And We're Off!
This has always been one of my life goals to launch a Kickstarter. I have been waiting for this launch day since a few years ago when I... Read more