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  1. Hiya! Last time ill shill here for awhile but my first commercial game, the silly visual novel A NIGHTMARE'S TRIP is out now!! on steam?!?!? woah https://store.steampowered.com/app/1156630/A_NIGHTMARES_TRIP/?beta=0

    also im ndoing ok guys, im just real tired

    1. Failinhearts

      Failinhearts

      Congratulations!

    2. jingleblurs98

      jingleblurs98

      congratulations on your launch!!

  2. next monday im releasing a weird, cute visual novel on steam and itch.io and perhaps you might like it?? 

     

    1. tailsBOOM!

      tailsBOOM!

      What devices are capable of running itch.io programs?  All I hav ed is my phone at the moment 

    2. Kaze no Klonoa

      Kaze no Klonoa

      @tailsBOOM!Across Steam and itch.io the game is only releasing on PC/Mac/Linux. No mobile versions are planned yet, unfortunately!

  3. i saw something about a klonoa encore and that's, that's great im ecstatic

    ill think about it after i get this game released zzz https://store.steampowered.com/app/1156630/A_NIGHTMARES_TRIP/

    1. Ryannumber1Santa

      Ryannumber1Santa

      That art looks great

    2. Kaze no Klonoa

      Kaze no Klonoa

      giving due to my amazing team for that, my SO and two other friends did the art, and another person did the music

    3. Ryannumber1Santa

      Ryannumber1Santa

      I’m curious, hypothetically, if you were offered an Epic Exclusivity deal, would you and your team take it ?

    4. Kaze no Klonoa

      Kaze no Klonoa

      haha if we're talking about this game? i dunno

      but for any of my bigger future projects, fucking absolutely, and I'll explain several reasons:

      1. We missed our announcement and release window because steam won't let us release it till October, and we couldnt launch the page on saturday because we included our patreon link on a website and they didnt like that, in general everything apart from uploading the game onto steam servers felt cold and annoying to deal with

      2. Last weekend Steam's algorithims completely tanked every indie dev's visibility by a lot (ironic because it was supposed to do the opposite) and now exclusively shows popular games. I can tell you that A NIGHTMARE'S TRIP has only gotten visibility (and likely only ever will) get steam pages through outside links and my tendency to non-stop shill. They haven't said ANYTHING about it and my twitter feed is filled with indie devs panicking to all hell

      3. This thread alone and from my own experience of talking to Epic-partnered devs showcases that pretty much every game that's partnered with Epic was promised by Epic to be huge successes and they 100% all were. Games are expensive and people crying about the platform wouldn't sway me over me and my friends having money to live and for us to actually make more games for people. Epic also actually cares about the indie devs they work with (financial support, obviously, but also providing additional technical support with launching the game on EGS and etc.) whereas Steam would only change revenue split rates for large/successful games, at the most.

      Basically, say no to Epic right now is like turning down a visit to Willy Wonka or something

    5. Ryannumber1Santa

      Ryannumber1Santa

      Yeah, that all makes a lot of sense, and is understandable, at least from the indie dev point of view.

      Taking the Epic deal is a good move IMO, for an indie dev at least. Keeping in mind, I'm largely against Epic's exclusivity tactics, but an indie dev either is pretty silly, or pretty brave not to take it, because from what I've heard, Epic will basically give you a safety net that rise or fall, you'll be able to stay afloat. It's just the wisest move to take there.

      Full respect to the people who take the risk and keep it on Steam of course, like the dev behind DARQ, but not every dev is in that same boat, and whatever keeps you and your team afloat with security is the best move.

      Really, the only time I can't stand the EGS shit is when it's Triple-A devs who really have no reason to accept the deal other than just being greedy and wanting more money on top of the money they already know they'll make, Borderlands 3 being the key example atm.

      Steam just sounds more and more like a load of crap for the indie scene, and if there's anything to say about Epic's business practices, they're smart to go to indie devs regarding this stuff, since indie devs are easily the guys who are most overlooked by Steam, and pretty much mistreated by them, with the amount of shovelware cluttering up the storefront, making it more difficult for actual quality indie games to be seen by consumers.

    6. Kaze no Klonoa

      Kaze no Klonoa

      I gotta be real pretty much everyone i know thinks very lowly of DARQ because the main dev didn't take any risks: he has a day-time job that pays really well and could afford to do that. He's a part of the films industry, and also managed to already get his game on the top of the /r/gaming (10 mil+ subreddit) for days out of sheer luck. Nothing against him but he shouldn't be a shining example, and I feel like people who believe everyone else should do the same don't know how fucking privileged he is to turn down such a deal. His reasoning for Steam Wishlists is, fine? but also EGS has millions of people who'd see his game on the storefront the moment they boot it up - DARQ would be a instant smash hit in general versus a smash hit out of people's spite for Epic

      And also I personally think it doesnt matter at this point regarding AAA because apart from BL3 being a mess (which, i dont think is EGS's fault because BL3 is just shit in general) i havent had issues with the EGS games I have played which includes Tetris Effect and Journey. Epic is anti-worker but they're not anti-consumer: by supporting these games releasing on these platforms they are technically being pro-consumer. They house some of the best PC releases in the past year and so, including Metro Exodus, Outer Wilds, Tetris Effect, etc. etc. Companies are always looking to nickel and dime people but from a real perspective of what does Steam really offer to both consumers and developers? They just offer a storefront where anyone (with money and the ability to comply to their legal terms and blah blah blah). Those amazing games are easy to shit to find on EGS's really terrible store interface which is saying something over Steam's decent store interface being cluttered with hentai games

      The other thing I have to argue is, I think people in general should just appreciate indie games as a whole! Even the shitty stuff tends to be made out of legitimate passion (if we're looking at itch and not like, Steam where people do actually release shovelware) and I think I've found a lot of merit/things to think about in games I actually thought were pretty poorly put together (theres a game i like as of recent that def shows lack of polish but did cool things and had good writing). I know UNBEATABLE's (which is going very VERY well btw the current version is amazing) gonna appeal to a lot of people but i don't know about A NIGHTMARE'S TRIP and the other projects I'm making at SKY HOUR WORKS..they're really niche and while have a potential audience likely wont reach it without a miracle due to our low resources...

    7. Ryannumber1Santa

      Ryannumber1Santa

      Well, I hope both manage to find their audience at some point or another. I know if Unbeatable ends up on Switch or another console at some point, I'll most definitely be taking a look at it.

    8. Kaze no Klonoa

      Kaze no Klonoa

      Can't say anything about UNBEATABLE right now, but do keep an eye out for it! We've been posting about the game again so our twitter is the best place to keep track of it

      https://medium.com/d-cell-games/and-the-adventure-begins-again-9dc54232b72f

  4. shadowbringers final fantasy xiv is the best game in the entire franchise, there hasnt been a mmorpg this good, ever

    1. Jingilator

      Jingilator

      ...Not even Toontown?

    2. Kaze no Klonoa

      Kaze no Klonoa

      i have never played toontown but, well ffxiv just casually has two expansions that rival some of the best jrpgs of all time

  5. hi everybody.

    final fantasy xiv shadowbringers

    goodbye everybody

  6. just gonna chime in here to say that if you haven't, you should play wandersong

  7. So like, i announced a game project (technically two? huh) and also launched a patreon, what a weekend

    https://www.patreon.com/teamskyhour

    1. Kaze no Klonoa

      Kaze no Klonoa

      also hi! Im still around but generally don't hop on here too much, y'all doing good?

  8. video game development happening 

     

  9. still working on that demo for our game at magfest, which is happening tomorrow? oh my god im gonna probably be dead by the time i get there

    1. Kiah

      Kiah

      No don’t be dead please lol. Enjoy every single moment of this opportunity that you all have worked so hard on and it paying off instead.

      Have fun at Magfest! 

  10.  

    1. Nast

      Nast

      woah, a rhythm game? wasn't expecting that. i love rhythm games and i love when developers combine them with other genres. looking forward to the trailer :D

    2. Kaze no Klonoa

      Kaze no Klonoa

      Hell yeah! Thank you so much :)

    3. DanJ86

      DanJ86

      That art style reminds me of Splatoon a little. I also like rhythm games.

    4. Kiah

      Kiah

      Congrats Klonoa! The art style looks amazing! This is exciting! 

  11. the project i teased last night has been in development for about a year now and it's been super duper exciting to work on it, especially with the kind of talent behind it..I seriously can't believe im making something this awesome holy shit

    1. Kaze no Klonoa

      Kaze no Klonoa

      in case you missed it

       

    2. SpinSlash165

      SpinSlash165

      Best of luck with the game!

    3. Kiah

      Kiah

      Enjoy the ride kiddo and I wish you much success!

  12. hello everyone

    i have something on the 15th of december...

     

  13. i released starair! not the final version unfortunately but this is what i had before i moved onto other projects! maybe you'll like it :) https://meltingcomet.itch.io/starair

    1. Nast

      Nast

      hey man, i just played it and i wrote down a bunch of my thoughts on it. is it fine if i post it in your thread or is there some other place you'd prefer it?

    2. Kaze no Klonoa

      Kaze no Klonoa

      you could post it or send it to me if thats fine! i dont plan on updating that thread

  14. i have no idea what the fuck is happening in persona q2 i can't read kanji and almost everything in the game is just kanji (on the bright side the game is somehow still playable and fun)

    1. Kaze no Klonoa

      Kaze no Klonoa

      my japanese comprehension level is at the moment that of a 6th grader or a failing middle school student

    2. KHCast

      KHCast

      I’m just gonna wait like I did dancing 

  15. i am 18 years old

    1. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      YO!!! Happy birthday man!

      You're now officially old enough to vote, drive!... and pay taxes...

      well anyways, hope you had a great day!

    2. Kiah

      Kiah

      I said the same thing nearly 17 years ago...you were just 1 then?! You young people make me feel old lol.

      Seriously though welcome to adulthood, young man! Hope it’s a exciting and fulfilling and memorable time for you even amid the sucky parts like taxes 😉

    3. Adamabba

      Adamabba

      Happy birthday man

    4. Failinhearts

      Failinhearts

      Indeed you are.

      Happy birthday and welcome to being an adult!

    5. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      Happy birthday man. 

    6. E-122-Psi

      E-122-Psi

      Congrats.

      I feel so old now.

    7. MegasonicZX

      MegasonicZX

      Happy birthday man.

    8. jingleblurs98

      jingleblurs98

      happy birthday!

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    9. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      Happy b-day, and congrats!

      or condolences. One of the two, at least :V

    10. Kaze no Klonoa

      Kaze no Klonoa

      waaaaaaaaaaaa thanks everybody ;w;

    11. SaturnWolf

      SaturnWolf

      Happy birthday, friend! Hope it's a good one 😃

    12. Winter Spirit Ultima
  16. AAAAAAAA new ffxiv expansion hype

  17. i got to play smash ultimate (played richter and inkling respectively)

     

     

    1. Kiah

      Kiah

      You were at Tysons Corner? I’ll be over that way come tomorrow...

    2. KHCast

      KHCast

      Wonder if my Best Buy will have it soon 

    3. jingleblurs98
    4. Kaze no Klonoa

      Kaze no Klonoa

      @KiahWelp it sucks I didn't get to see you! Perhaps we'll see each other sometime haha ;;

    5. Kiah

      Kiah

      We better seeing how close we live to one another!

    6. Kaze no Klonoa

      Kaze no Klonoa

      We can roll with that when college rolls around for me and i can get myself around places more easily lol

    7. Kiah

      Kiah

      No problem. I totally understand lol

  18. person: "Hey that's a cute character, it's from one of the games you're making, right? What's it about?"

    me: "the main character and the other characters he meets face their worst anxieties and insecurities which manifest into a really strange and dangerous substance and all of their worlds got erased, will probably be rated T or M"

    sad person: "oh"

    1. Kaze no Klonoa

      Kaze no Klonoa

      this other thing im doing will probably not come out till like years from now but hey its a really weird and dark idea and i love it

    2. Ferno

      Ferno

      *that feel when you know if you ever made a game that it'd be rated T or above* not neccesarily a bad feel, but just, a feel

    3. Failinhearts

      Failinhearts

      "Aw, your little gumball Sonic is so cute, what's he about?"

      "Oh, his story is all about Sonic is actually the spawn of a demon under the Earth itself and he's trying to surpress his violent tendencies to do good since it's a symbol of how mankind is inherently evil and how we struggle with those temptations everyday and how powerful our will and choices can be over our nature."

      "...gotcha"

    4. Kaze no Klonoa

      Kaze no Klonoa

      @Ferno oh it’s never a bad thing but certainly a strange feeling? Like maybe what you’re doing is too edgy and dark for some people’s tastes, and given the subject matter of this project in particular and some of the stuff it involves I really wanna be careful with how I depict it. Its why I feel it might be Rated M but more closer to T

      @Failinhearts if there’s anyone who can depict the idea of resisting temptations it’s for sure sonic haha

    5. Failinhearts

      Failinhearts

      "Must... go... fast."

  19. lethal league blaze is goty material

    1. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      anything with hideki naganuma's music in it is GOTY material

  20. theres this really cute character maker that you can mess with here

    http://charat.me/profile/create/

    i made my ffxiv character in it!

    DplPDUVWwAA6NxQ.png

  21. someone just drew fanart for a project that i only just started a few weeks ago and is still in development HOLY FRICK

  22. im doing inktober as well but for reasons ill hold on showing all of it till the end of the month since all of the art im doing is related to a project i havent shown off yet

  23. too many game projects but i dont care as long as im getting my hands on something!!

    https://i.imgur.com/1lDOYZs.gifv

    one of the two active projects im doing, starair is on hold atm

    1. Kaze no Klonoa

      Kaze no Klonoa

      maybe ill finally complete a game again in the next few years

  24. klonoa..my sweet summer child

  25. dragalia lost's music is a bop

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