In under 9 hours, our game will hit the Steam.
Twenty two months of solid work of four people.
And nine months of help from Kieran and Leonard.
Kieran did sound integration and additional programming, Leonard did sound and integrated Jon Hopkins tracks, so they change as you progress through the game.
Everyone did their job really well and worked really hard.
We made gameplay use of everything- Physics, fluid and lighting.
We tweaked and fixed for months, every time making it a little bit better and a little bit more polished.
"Vessel" is not perfect in any sense, but it is fun and enjoyable, fresh and new.
It has been made with love every step of the way, and we did everything the best way we knew how.
I spent every fucking day in last year and a half working on it, no breaks nor holidays, not even free weekends.
And so did the rest of the guys.
I hope at least someone looks at it in the end and says I can't believe it was made by 6 people.
I have no idea if it is going to do any good nor if anyone is going ti buy it.
At this stage though that is not what is most important.
This is the first time in my life that I decided to let go of the comfy salary and did my best to try and put my money where my mouth is.
Having a few people to help us would have been nice, but I am even happy that it was all me and Mark, all the art, and I hope he is happy too.
Anyhow, in a few hours it will start selling on steam for $13.45 and it is also available on ourstrange loop website (scroll down the page a bit and you will see the store) for the same price, except, as I understand it is better for us if we sell it off the site
At the end of this adventure, everyone is pretty much broke, and we can not afford much advertising at all.
Here is the ad we managed to get in on RockPaperShotgun
An interview I did for JustPressStart
A video Interview John did for Gametrailers
And another one for G4
Aand that is it.
I am really nervous, not even sure why. And I got a bit of a flu as well, which is not helping.
Anyhow, here are a few roghs from the vessel,
Cheers to all,