Here it is! First blog update on Steam and a big one as well! The demo is finaly available for you to play and enjoy on Steam. Just head over to the store page and click the "Download Demo" button! (you can find it in the right section)
Please try it and let me know what you think! I highly value every feedback I get so please head over to the community forums and share your thoughts if you can.
To celebrate the release, I will also be streaming live 21th July at 7PM CEST so please join me here on Steam and let's celebrate together!
New Gameplay Walkthrough and My Thoughts on Indie Game Development
A big goal with this project for me was to start being active on Youtube and create some content both about the game and my journey as a game developer. I enjoy making videos and it was always a bit hard to set aside some time to start. Things finally fell in place and I can share my first videos with you!Gameplay commentary introduces you to the game and the main mechanicshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25MzQKQRZaU
In this campfire talk, I share my thoughts on indie game development and validating your workhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZN-lSdlonw
What's Next? Early Access Version, Devlogs, and Marketing!
Now that the demo is out, I need to focus on two things: the development of the next major update and making sure people find out about the game and get their hands on it. From the development point of view, I will be working on these features:
- Pre-alpha: Domesticated animals will be added to the game
- Pre-alpha: Most of missing peasant professions will be implemented
- Early-access: Villagers have basic needs that affect their mood and productivity - hunger, sleep
- Early-access: Basic quest system that demands players to pay increasing taxes to the king each year
- Early-access: Ability to set priorities for each land (i.e what type of crops should be produced on a farm)
On the marketing side, I need to focus on involving streamers and Youtubers to try the game, approach partners for featuring, and hope for the best. You can look forward to more content on Youtube and some written blogs now and then (but I will mostly focus on video content). I am also actively trying to grow our community on Discord so if you're not there yet, please join!
Discord link: https://discord.gg/bTUJyTg
Thank you for sticking around and supporting me in my work. It means a lot to me! If you want to support even further, please wishlist the game on Steam, try the demo and let me know what you think! Feedback from players is very valuable at any point in the development process!
Wish you all a cheerful day and be well!