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25 Aug 2013 - 06:12106448
Need help with a game
Hiya, this is cosplayers making an indie game. We need both your financial and social support as this our first ever project.
The game is not going to be too big, to learn more about it see our facebook page: http://https://www.facebook.com/roadsofar
We will update our progress on this page.



We now have also indiegogo.com page, where you can donate a pound or two : http://igg.me/p/506787
Like and share our project with your friends please. It can be worth more than money as indiegogo.com will support moneywise any projects, that get very popular. :3


26 Aug 2013 - 13:04106512
Good luck, you've got very stiff competition. Places like Newgrounds and Kongregate publish dozens of arty indie platformers every month. All free to play online.

You might like to take a look if your project doesn't meet its funding target.


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26 Aug 2013 - 21:09106560
It looks just like Limbo.


27 Aug 2013 - 00:57106574
Quote Angel Tear:
It looks just like Limbo.

Yeah, it was one of the inspirations.


27 Aug 2013 - 00:59106575
Quote PandoraCaitiff:
Good luck, you've got very stiff competition. Places like Newgrounds and Kongregate publish dozens of arty indie platformers every month. All free to play online.

You might like to take a look if your project doesn't meet its funding target.


Thanks, we've thought about it, it's our Plan B if we don't get on Steam's Greenlight.


27 Aug 2013 - 05:30106577
First of all, good luck with your project I know how time consuming and difficult it can be to make a video game.

Some things I noticed:
The donation page says that this is a solo project, but you're saying 'we'. Are there actually more people, or are you just doing the advertising here? I ask mainly because it leads to confusion. For example, you've made it sound like putting it up online for free is an option if you can't get it on steam, but the other person says you're aiming for the Ouya console as a plan b( I don't know anyone with an Ouya, so clearly the latter is less appealing)

It really does look like limbo, to the point where, having not played limbo, I assumed your picture was a screenshot from that. If that's how you want it to look, great, but it might put off some people.

You've only got two donation perks. As for the 'game key', is it a key to activate the full version of the game, or will people be lumped with an in-game key that has some obscure use? A really good game with make people use steam for the first time in order to get it, so you can't assume they will know what you mean. As for only having two perks, it really looks like you're not expecting people to donate more than £6. Aim a bit higher than that and someone might surprise you (not stupidly high, but up to at least £20).

What are 'Other peripherals'? Is it software, junk food, or something else? People won't like the idea of you spending their money on unknown stuff. While we're on the subject of money, you say all unused money will go to charity. That's a lovely thought, but it implies that you don't actually know how much you need, which suggests the project is rather young.

Now probably my biggest gripe, and the thing that stops me, personally, from donating. You need to proof-read and edit your pitch, especially the story setting part, because at the moment while it mostly makes sense it's not enjoyable or gripping because of grammar and spelling errors. Unfortunately with indie games the focus is usually on the story, and if your pitch isn't well-written, people will assume that the game isn't either.

Please don't take this the wrong way - I really thing it's great what you're doing, and it looks like you're off to a good start, but you'll be up against a lot of competition, so it's important to make your pitch really shine. Again, best of luck with it



Last edited by Zelvyne (27 Aug 2013 - 05:33)
09 Jan 2014 - 03:32110261
Huge changes in the project, more information on https://www.facebook.com/roadsofar/posts/436153306486389


09 Jan 2014 - 09:48110263
What's your new "unique selling point"?

You've gone from looking like Limbo, to looking like lots of free platformers. Particularly with the collectible coins. I presume that's what the yellow disks/rings are.


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