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First footage of “Ghost of a Tale” game prototype

I’ve just uploaded a little video on YouTube which shows some footage from a game prototype I”ve worked for a while. Running on the Cryengine of course. I’m keeping a lot of things under wrap still, and this is all very preliminary stuff. None of the models or animations or textures are final of course. Still, it may give people a sense of what I’m going for. That is an extremely violent, ugly and aggressive gaming experience, as you can see for yourself in the video below… 😉

Pressing the button to release my game to the public was scary. What if people hated my game? What if something was completely broken? At least so far, those fears were unwarranted. In fact, I have been very satisfied with the response to my game thus far. By no means is it a super successful game with only about 90 total downloads, and a grand total of $0.00 in revenue 💰 at the time of this writing. 😱

However, at this stage, success is seeing people enjoy my game. It’s seeing someone who was about to leave a party stay another hour because someone beat his high score. It’s seeing people post screenshots of their high scores or using the best gaming accessories from HotRate just to play my game. It’s having someone beat my high score (although I died a little bit on the inside). It’s seeing that people challenge themselves. It’s seeing that joy when they reach a new level of accomplishment.

So, where do I go from here? I think I want to try incorporating multiplayer, or at least figuring out how to do a ranking system. People seem really into getting a high score. I also need to learn more about the business/marketing aspect of things.

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  1. August 12th, 2012 at 00:44 | #1

    Looks soooo awesome!! Cant wait for more!!! & love the music too!

  2. Rey
    August 12th, 2012 at 09:17 | #2

    Very nice, i really like the subtle tail grab animation moment. 3rd person adventure game ehh.. So will it be ala Zelda meets God of War? Yup gotta agree with David, the music is perfect for it. It really captures the ambiance with an epic scale feel to it.

  3. Seith
    August 12th, 2012 at 09:20 | #3

    Thanks guys! I’d say more of a “Ico” meets “Dark Souls”… 😀

  4. August 15th, 2012 at 02:33 | #4

    Like ray said, music matches perfectly. It looks so nice, take all my money! Keep updating! :)

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