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Thunderbeam is a retro-futuristic adventure game, with an original score by The Octopus Project.
Thunderbeam is a retro-futuristic adventure game, with an original score by The Octopus Project.
508 backers pledged $24,221 to help bring this project to life.

Update, May 5th

Posted by Wiley Wiggins (Creator)

Hey gang, It's been a while since there's been an update. Guess what? Here's a big update!

Instead of crossing your eyes over a big chunk of text full of technical details, I am going to blow your mind with this really long video of me poking around on an iPad! 

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 (I've had kind of bad allergies and it was 2 in the morning when I recorded this, btw) 
 It's hard to get across just what a difficult adventure making a game is, especially one this ambitious. We're definitely finding it as we create it. I can say that it's definitely the most difficult project I've been involved in, and also the most rewarding. Hopefully showing the process a little at this still primitive stage won't spoil any of the magic of the finished product.

I still won't make any predictions as to release date yet, but things are definitely speeding up... and as we get closer to the final shape the game will take, it's looking like we are going to try for a wider target than iOS only. I talk a little about that in the video :)

Also, as things take shape there's going to gradually be more public facing information about the game, so you might bookmark some of these places-



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      Damien Ivan on

      Yaaayyyyy, this looks so cool! Can't wait!! ^_^

    2. John Green on

      I second the editor app! I'd love to play around in it.

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      Luke H on

      Thanks so much for the update! The game is looking really cool and I LOVE the artwork attached to both this post and what you've shown in the past. Keep up the good work and thanks for not giving up!

    4. Axel

      Thanks for the update! It's really exciting how far the game has come. I'm also glad to hear there will be a desktop version sooner or later than the iPad version. When I originally backed, I was expecting to buy an iPad for myself by the time it came out, and it's less and less likely now.

    5. Wiley Wiggins Creator on

      Hey Troy, so yeah, the editor will build as a standalone mac app, so I would be fine making it available.

    6. Troy Gilbert on

      Updates look great. Any thoughts on sharing the game editor with the public once the game has been released?

    7. Wiley Wiggins Creator on

      MATT! All prizes went out within the first year! If you didn't receive a backer reward then something got lost in the mail! Please send message me your address and I will check our records and try and correct it!

    8. Matt Lambie on

      Almost three years. Wow. I thought this project was dead in the water. Any chance we'll be getting the t-shirts in the coming 36 months?