My Loss is Fargoal's Gain
Hey, it's Anthony.
Friday I lost my job.
Things had gotten really hectic and I think I subconsciously knew I was fighting for my job because I focused all my... Read more
"So, Anthony, where's the game?"
So Anthony. You said the game would be done by the end of January. Right?
Um...yes. Yes, I did.
So...it's the 29th now. We'll be playing the game next week,... Read more
More Vault Stuff
Screenshots, eh? Try this:
What kind of vault could this possibly be? Most of the area is inaccessible!
Some of the walls are actually secret doors! Which ones? I'LL... Read more
Life in the vault...is about to change.
Hi, this is Anthony. I'm currently finishing off vaults. What's a vault? It's a special room that contains odd geometry, deadly traps, and a surprise at the end! There were... Read more
Fargoal 2 Livecoding Event Begins in an Hour!
Um...yeah, what the title said! I'm going to be coding Fargoal 2 live on Twitch! The broadcast has already begun but I'll start coding in earnest in about 45! Come... Read more
I was back in the hospital again briefly yesterday (false alarm, thank goodness) and today is my youngest daughter's birthday. So I completely forgot about the livestream! Sorry about that. ... Read more
Coming Down The Hill
Hi, this is Anthony. I wanted to give you an update on Fargoal 2's progress.
I've mostly left the social side of Fargoal 2's development to Jeff. But Jeff is... Read more
Fargoal 2 Coding Livestream, Saturday, September 20th, 2014
Greetings, Fargoalians! This is Anthony Salter, programmer on Sword of Fargoal 2, and I have an announcement to make.
This Saturday night at 8 PM Eastern Time, I'll be doing... Read more
Flooding sewers, and other lovely stuff…
We know it has been a while since our last update, so we wanted to update you on what key things we've been doing and give you the latest game... Read more
Anthony has been making progress on Fargoal 2 — Check our our discussion notes!
Hello Fargoal Fans & Supporters:
Anthony has been working on squashing some Fargoal 2 bugs, familiarizing himself with the code base, and getting set up with his test equipment and... Read more
Fargoal 2: We could not be more happy (and relieved) to post this update!
Dear Fargoal Fans & Supporters:
We are very pleased to be able to announce that we have *finally* been able to find the Developer resource we've been seeking! After a... Read more
Brief update on Fargoal 2 with more to follow
Dear Fargoal 2 fans & supporters:
This will be a brief update, to be followed up with more details later this week.
- Fargoal T-shirt proofs have been approved and final... Read more
T-shirt design samples have been ordered, and other Fargoal 2 news
For supporters at the ROGUE level and above (including our FUZZY WEREBEAR supporters), thank you for updating us with any address changes. We have three Fargoal 2 exclusive designs and... Read more
Fargoal, Steam Dev Days, and our goals about Mac/PC/Linux release plan
Our experiences at Steam Dev Days 2014
We wanted to give you this update regarding our current plans for the Mac/PC/Linux versions of Fargoal over the coming months…
We had... Read more
Ooops! I missed sending the announcement of Fargoal 2 MacOS Alpha to ROGUE backers…
Very sorry that I misread our own pledge levels!
I was thinking of another item that I'd been working on a few weeks ago — the Fargoal Archival Art Prints... Read more
Happy Happy Joy Joy!! The MacOS Alpha of Fargoal 2 was just posted…
For those of you who are part of the Beta (in this case Alpha) of Sword of Fargoal 2, please watch for a private message with a link to... Read more
Fargoal 2 “Archival Ink Prints” Printed & Ready for Signing!
Dear Fargoal 2 Fans & Supporters:
We have been working hard to create the “Archival Ink Prints” for you backers at the “ADVENTURER” LEVEL and above (includes “DARK WARRIOR” LEVEL).... Read more
Sword of Fargoal Limited Collector’s Edition 8x10 Archival Ink Print!!
And the news keeps getting better…
Here is the limited collector’s edition 8x10 archival ink print we will be sending out to our backers at the "DARK WARRIOR" and "ADVENTURER"... Read more
Sword of Fargoal “Retro” Poster Design is Here!!
Hello "Sword of Fargoal 2" fans and supporters!
The Fargoal "Retro" poster design is now complete, and we are unveiling it here and now!
We are so excited to be... Read more
"Days of Dawn needs a Fargoal miracle in 5 hours…" says Fargoal fan!
Thanks to Fargoal fan S.D., they alerted us to the "Days of Dawn" campaign that ends on Kickstarter within the next few hours. The folks at Bumblebee in Germany are... Read more
Emerald City Search (treasure hunt) now on Kickstarter! Fargoal’s Jeff McCord is one of the Puzzlemasters of the event…
EMERALD CITY SEARCH CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES
Emerald City Searchis a Seattle-wide treasure hunt that is entering it’s seventh year, and Jeff McCord is one of the two “Puzzlemasters” (along with... Read more
Sword of Fargoal T-shirt voting results are in!! See which T-shirt(s) won here…
Hello Fargoal 2 backers,
Thanks to your great T-shirt voting (for those of you with the "ROGUE" LEVEL and above — including the "FUZZY WEREBEAR" LEVEL as well) we have... Read more
Tribute Sword of Fargoal ‘skinning’ of the new Get Blue! game on Kickstarter
Fellow Seattleite and friend Steve Hart has recently launched his own Kickstarter campaign:
Get Blue! With Magno Force Battle Action!
We are proud of what Steve has done so far... Read more
Meriwether Project: Jeff McCord will be chatting LIVE on Sunday, January 6, 2013
Meriwether: An American Epic — Kickstarter project ending Sunday
We are so happy that our friends with the Meriwether project on Kickstarter have recently surpassed their original funding goal and... Read more
Home Run Games creates a custom Sword of Fargoal 8-bit playing card!
As an addendum to the recent update regarding Kick-a-thon, Cycle 2 — streaming live beginning Friday, December 14, 2012 at 9:00 am PST— one of our guests, Home Run... Read more
Kick-a-thon, Cycle 2 streams live tomorrow! (Friday, December 14th & Saturday, December 15th)
We are happy to be hosting a new Kick-a-thon, Cycle 2 at Kickathon.net for almost 24 hours straight, interviewing over 32 guests who each have games and other creative projects... Read more
Fargoal 2 Wallpapers Posted
Happy Holidays, Sword of Fargoal 2 Fans & Supporters!
We have been working on the illustration elements for the Fargoal 2 Kickstarter campaign, and we have just posted the Fargoal... Read more
An interview with the creators of ‘Sword of Fargoal 2’ by Erik Kain (Forbes)
This detailed video interview was just posted today in Forbes magazine by Erik Kain. Erik asked Sword of Fargoal 2coder and designer Paul Pridham about some specific details of... Read more
Sword of Fargoal Soundtrack, Vol.1 now available!
Dear Sword of Fargoal 2 Fans & Supporters,
We've been working hard these past few days on the FIRST of many “thank yous” and rewards for our Sword of Fargoal... Read more
Here’s our “THANK YOU!” video, and an update on several questions we’ve gotten…
We are still rubbing our eyes, barely believing how everything came together in the last *seconds* on Saturday afternoon for our “Sword of Fargoal 2” Kickstarter campaign. As I have... Read more
Wrap-up "Thank You" video to come on Monday…
We've been enjoying all the "congratulations" messages, plus the funny and heart-warming stories you've been sending us this past eighteen hours! I'm spending much if today working through personal responses... Read more
OK, this the last thing I do before I get some SLEEEEP!!! ;^)
So many people to thank. Literally, SO MANY! Good deeds, kind hearts, and wonderful experiences interacting with one and all.
The proper THANKS is yet to come — with the... Read more
WE'VE BROKEN $40,000 AND ARE WITHIN REACH OF OUR $50,000 GOAL!!!
WE'VE BROKEN $40,000 AND ARE WITHIN REACH OF OUR $50,000 GOAL!!!
We now KNOW we can make it! If you can, upgrade your pledge right now. We've seen first-hand that... Read more
THIS IS IT. JUST THREE HOURS LEFT. AND WE CAN STILL MAKE IT!!
We're so close! Please help us make Fargoal 2 a reality! Also watch Jeff live right now at kickathon.net (click the WATCH button in the upper right).
While you are... Read more
3 hour home stretch - can you help us to the finish line?
Thank you so much for your continued support. We're closer than ever -- with over 1000 backers.
If you could contact a few more people and ask them to check... Read more
Our first-ever, 24-hour “Kick-a-thon” is planned to kick off Friday, October 12, 2012 at 3:00 pm PST
What is a Kick-a-thon?
Less-than 18 hours ago we hadn’t even thought of it. But then we realized that we were so excitedabout how much encouragement and support that... Read more
NEW: Jeff McCord *live* on Reddit AMA: October 10th (today) at 11:00 am EST / 8:00 am PST
We only have three days left! Your single “up vote” [click now] on this Reddit AMA could really help…
Note: Please be sure to click the up-arrow next to the title, upper-left... Read more
Jeff McCord on Reddit (AMA): Talking about the history of "Sword of Fargoal"
We’ve had a fun experience answering many questions about the history of ‘roguelikes,’ and talking about Sword of Fargoal from the C64 days. My IAmA (AMA) on Reddit has gotten ... Read more
We are swimming in Sword of Fargoal T-shirt designs!
Good news! We were able to spend some quality time noodling the “Sword of Fargoal” T-shirt designs, and we think we have some fun ideas to share with you about... Read more
We made it to $25,000, now $30,000 and beyond, whizzing past the halfway mark in our Fargoal 2 campaign!
Hurray!! We’ve reached a magical moment in the “Sword of Fargoal 2” Kickstarter campaign with the first half done, and only half more funding to go by the very end... Read more
Sneak Peek at “Sword of Fargoal: The Board Game”
Many of you have seen Update #11 in which Gamezebo.com writer Eli Cymet discovered the true nature of our mysterious “Project X” stretch-goal [story link]. Eli was right! And in this... Read more
New $1,000 “RETRO” LEVEL added with original Commodore 64 computer and 1541 disk drive
We’ve just added an exciting new $1,000 “RETRO” LEVEL in which we have miraculously managed to locate ten (10) Commodore 64 computers with 1541 floppy disk drives, and — if... Read more
“the making of: Sword of Fargoal 2” (book content installment #1)
Over the course of the next few days we will be sharing a series of updates from our “the making of: Sword of Fargoal 2” book — which is first... Read more
BREAKING NEWS: Sword of Fargoal “Project X” revealed by Gamezebo.com
We don’t exactly know how Gamezebo writer Eli Cymet pulled it off, but he figured out that “Project X” is a Fargoal Board Game.
Sword of Fargoal “Project X” notebook... Read more
10 days, 10 friends — We Need Your Help
Dear Fargoal Fans & Supporters:
We want Sword of Fargoal 2 to become a reality and get completed, quickly, with all of the great stuff we have planned for it!... Read more
Wonderful feature article (interview) on Fargoal 2 just published on GameZebo.com
Over this past couple of days, writer Eli Cymet at GameZebo.com has been working on a feature article for the popular game review website, in which he interviewed me (Jeff McCord)... Read more
Kicktraq.com: Great website for tracking “Sword of Fargoal 2” and all the Kickstarter projects you support…
Dear Backers (Quick Update):
In case you have’t seen it already — and in the spirit of complete transparency — we wanted show you a great website we discovered called ... Read more
Sword of Fargoal 2 says, "Thank you, to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association…"
Well, not exactly, but we *do* want to thank the Games Press for singing the praises of Sword of Fargoal 2 over the course of the past 15 days!
Second... Read more
Try Before You Pledge! “Sword of Fargoal” iPhone version FREE, for a limited time…
We are making a bold move, and offering the full iOS version (iPhone/iPod Touch) of “Sword of Fargoal” (1) for FREE, for a limited time!
Please download “Sword of Fargoal” and... Read more
Here's our Sword of Fargoal 2 Video Teaser!
OK, now for some fun! Here’s our official “Sword of Fargoal 2” video teaser by ‘Friend of Fargoal,’ Randy Nargi. Check it out and let us know what you think!!... Read more
Video Links #2: For your viewing enjoyment we offer up "Not Quite Fargoal"
Dear Sword of Fargoal 2 backers:
It gives me great pleasure to introduce to you the "Not Quite Fargoal" web series by Randy N., who appears to have had too... Read more
Video Links #1: Here are a couple of video links you may enjoy! (more to come)
We will be sharing the occasional video link about Sword of Fargoal, Sword of Fargoal 2, and their history — starting with this first update post. Recently we got a... Read more
New "RANGER" funding level added to Fargoal 2 campaign
Dear Fargoal 2 Fans and Supporters:
We have gotten several great questions and requests which have ultimately prompted us to think outside of the box and add a NEW reward... Read more
Early "Thanks" for your support, and for the initial vote of confidence!!
Dear Sword of Fargoal 2 Backers:
I know it is early to give an update, but I wanted to express our sincerest "THANKS" for you early backers (you know who... Read more