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Become a Reggae legend in a 2D point and click adventure game that takes place in 1970's Jamaica.
Become a Reggae legend in a 2D point and click adventure game that takes place in 1970's Jamaica.
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ONE WEEK TO BOLT RILEY'S LAUNCH!

Posted by Oded Sharon (Creator)
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Yow Reggae folks.

In the past month, I've managed to go to The Annual Game Developer's Conference (GDC 2016), get back, record all the voice acting and dialog for Bolt Riley, and prepare the game for launch. 

The game have been sent to our beta testers and I'm working around the clock fixing bugs they found and preparing the game to be ready on 4/20. Symbolically I'm writing this post at 4:20am. 

Hopefully everything will go according to plan and there won't be any delays.

This is my talk at GDC. More about that in an upcoming update!
This is my talk at GDC. More about that in an upcoming update!

Launch Plan

Out initial launch plan for Chapter 1 includes :

1. Razer Forge.  

2. Steam Early Access - PC/Mac/Linux

3. Humble store (Where you get DRM-free copy as well as a Steam Key).

All the backers in the campaign will receive game into their Humble library automatically. You can also add Bolt Riley to your steam wishlist as a reminder. here's the link: http://store.steampowered.com/app/331210
You should have received a redeem key in your email a few months ago. If you haven't received your key try entering the email  you used in the survey with this link -  https://www.humblebundle.com/resender If you have any more problems email us at: support@bolt-riley.com

Did you add Bolt Riley to your wishlist yet?
Did you add Bolt Riley to your wishlist yet?

Why Early Access and Razer Forge

Because of the way Bolt Riley is split to chapters, the first chapter only covers a portion of the full experience. The story doesn't get fully told in the first chapter and we do not want to give players false expectations that this is it. So, until the full game is released, we'll keep it as an early access state.

And about Razer forge TV, this is the next stage of evolution of OUYA, which we are part of the FTG fund. Their financial support have allowed us to make a game with a higher budget and we're committed to our agreement to launch on their Cortex platform.

We also plan on releasing an update patch for some game improvements that require 3rd party framework support, and we don't want to wait until those are released, so we'll keep making the game slightly better with time. 

Bolt Riley on Razer Forge. Look, behind you! A Three headed Monkey!
Bolt Riley on Razer Forge. Look, behind you! A Three headed Monkey!


Shoutouts

My very good friend Renee Gittins is running a Kickstarter campaign for her awesome game Potions: A Curious Tale. Their trailer video was made by some other of our favoritre friends, Imagos Softworks, the folks behind Starr Mazer which is another amazing Kickstarted adventure game I'm really really looking forward to playing.

Check it out and show her some love!



Thank You Again!

Thanks to all your help, this campaign and the budget we had was just enough to finish production of this episode on time! The game is fully voiced, with an original Reggae soundtrack, Jamaican localization, and a high level of polish that includes something you don't see in a lot of low-budget 2D adventure games - camera movements, closeups and a cinematic feel.  Something that I'm very proud of, and can be said in favor of this campaign.

In the next few days until the launch I'll post more updates about the voice acting, some new stuff added to the game, some more launch related news and perhaps some updates about my trip to GDC !

Oh, it was also my birthday this week. Launching a game you've been working on for years is a great way to spend a birthday!

Peace and love!

Oded

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    1. Oded Sharon 3-time creator on

      2017 - That's the tentative full game release date, with the second chapter, but that's just an estimate right now.

    2. Rambutaan on

      Happy to hear it's being released soon! But why does Steam report it as being released next year? :P (not that I'm complaining :))

    3. Visa | Tormented Dreamgoat of Eternity on

      Hope you had a nice birthday Oded. Looking forward to playing the game.

    4. Oded Sharon 3-time creator on

      @stevew oh, thanks for noticing, these keys should only be available next week. the keys that are there now are for an older version of the game.

    5. Raphael S. Neto on

      Nice Oded! Cheers! =D

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      SteveW on

      FWIW, the Humble redeem page already has the OUYA key redemption available.

    7. Oded Sharon 3-time creator on

      Clarification - the key is for your humble redeem page. The game's download, OUYA and Steam keys will be added to that redeem page next week when the game launches.