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An article on Kotaku!

April 3rd, 2013 4 comments

Yay! Kotaku just mentioned “Ghost of a Tale” (thanks Luke)! Will it help the campaign, which in its second day has virtually NO traction at all? Let’s hope so!

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It’s aliiiiiive…!

April 2nd, 2013 11 comments

At last the Indigogo page for “Ghost of a Tale” is up! You can find it HERE!

And as promised, here’s the new video that shows a little gameplay. Hopefully it gives a good idea of what the game could be.

So if you think this game should exist one day, then please go to the campaign page and help spread the word!

And if about a week from now you hear an earth-shattering thud, do not be alarmed; it’ll only mean the campaign has crashed and burned to the ground. Or maybe it’ll be a soft “flop” with no sound at all…?

 

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April 1st, 2013 No comments

So the campaign launches tomorrow (and no, that’s no April’s Fool). I honestly have no idea what the reaction will be. Total indifference? Mild interest? Probably somewhere in the middle. The thing is I’m not really good at networking and I don’t know any video-game journalists. So I’ll mostly have to fill impersonal forms on their websites. Which may or may not be picked-up depending on their workload.

So tomorrow I’ll post the link to the gameplay video and to the campaign page itself. Then we’ll see how it goes. As promised, here’s a picture of the figurines available when the campaign launches tomorrow. They’re about 4 inches tall (~10cm).

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A big shout-out to Thomas and Elise for their beautiful work! :)

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This campaign will launch in 3, 2…

March 31st, 2013 No comments

Some of you guys may already know this, but I’m about to launch a crowdfunding campaign for “Ghost of a Tale”. In fact the launch date is only 3 days away: Tuesday April 2nd!

The campaign will be hosted on Indiegogo and will offer some great rewards (those are called “Perks” in Indiegogo language). Among which a figurine of the uncanny undead armored rats that plague the small island of Periclave.

So stay tuned, as tomorrow I’ll give you an exclusive look at the figurines!

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Catastrophic Hard-Drive Failure?

March 20th, 2013 1 comment

Bit of a panic this morning, as I discovered that the entire hard drive partition on which resides the “Ghost of a Tale” Unity project has disappeared. It took me a moment to realize that everything was lost; the entire game project. Gone.

Overnight, Windows thought it would be a good idea to wipe out everything on a couple of hard drive partitions. For what reason? I do not know. Is that a sign that my computer is dying? Could be. Is it a sign that Microsoft’s software engineers made a tiny little boo-boo in the recent Windows 7 update? Possible.

After a couple of tense moments and infructuous reboots I managed to resurrect the game partition (although not the other partition, which seems very much gone) using Partition Wizard. And after some tests, it looks like the hard-disk itself is not to blame, which seems to incriminate software error.

In any case, it is NOT a pleasant experience. I am what you would call a backup-paranoid, which means I always have two recent backups stored in different locations at any time. But still, discovering that your hard work has simply vanished without warning is a bit chilling.

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… Aaaand we’re back!

March 11th, 2013 No comments

As you can see, the site’s back online. Changes have been made to its scalability so that hopefully in the future it can deal with more traffic without choking on it.

Meanwhile I’ve worked on the water splash effect which looks nice when seen in motion (still-pictures really don’t do it justice). The cool thing of course is that it can be reused and tweaked for anything that hits the water, thanks to Unity’s prefabs system.

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I got the tweet

March 5th, 2013 No comments

Just a quick shout-out to say I now have a Twitter account! I know, I’m so hip these days. I’ll probably send some tweets about the game progress.

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So if for some reason my site gives up the ghost (see what I did there?) at least I’ll be able to still lament publicly about it! Ah progress…

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