defender's quest

Defender's Quest HD Demo, initial public test

Hey everyone! Defender's Quest HD now has a public demo. It's not 100% polished as of today, so I'm not going to put this out on the newsletter or give it much more than the laziest amount of attention I can, but I do want to get this out so…

Defender's Quest II: The City of Ennekar

LARS: As the Defender's Quest II engine and Defender's Quest HD get further along towards completion, we've been building up a huge internal backlog of story and art materials as our writer, James, keeps churning on. He's currently up to his fifth draft of the DQII story and we figured…

I Wish Upon a Steam

I write about Steam a lot, because they hold my fate in their hands like a tiny bird. (Photo by Chris Yarzab, link) Given the recent flood of games onto Steam, I had high hopes for the long-awaited Discovery update, which introduced "organic" traffic channels such as customized home pages,…

Steam Traffic Patterns Deep Dive

So in a previous article I talked about the Steam Discoverability update (which I'm calling "NewSteam"). One of the big new features was a detailed traffic analysis, which Steam has explicitly given me permission to share with the public. Although we can't talk about sales except indirectly (or as a…

DQ2 Update and DQ1-HD Announcement

So, it's been a while since we last talked about Defender's Quest 2. I have three big things to talk about today: General updates Announcing Defender's Quest 1 HD re-release Progress on Defender's Quest 2 General updates So those of you who follow this blog will know we keep a…

Brave NewSteam World

Over two years ago I wrote an article called The Holy Grail of Digital Distribution where I described what an ideal digital game store might look like. In the last two weeks, Steam launched their long-anticipated storefront overhaul (which I'll call "NewSteam"), and I think it's time to assess how…