dq1

Version 0.8.9 is ready!

Hey everyone! We've got a new patch out today and some news!First off, we're trying to commit to a patch schedule of one new patch every Monday.  This will usually be a bug-fix patch, but eventually as we finish new content and features we'll be releasing those, too.…

New patch 0.8.4 coming today!

Just sent out this newsletter:Dear Defender's Quest fans, An auto-update patch is coming later today!We've tested this feature extensively prior to release, but never with so great an audience. There's always the chance something bad might happen so I want to alert you all in advance.For…

Defender's Quest is RELEASED

You can buy defender's quest RIGHT NOW at:www.defendersquest.comWe have a new demo version out too at:www.defendersquest.com/play_demo.htmlAlso, please note we're also selling the soundtrack for the game, for 99 cents when bundled with the game! This soundtrack was lovingly composed by our…

Nearing Release

Sent out this newsletter just now:***********Hey Defender's Quest Fans!We've got some news!The game is basically finished - while we clean up a few things on the technical side, we're waiting on our lawyer to finish the paperwork that will allow us to legally sell the game. The…

Lessons in Demo Launching

EDIT: Hillariously enough, my host's servers just went down. You can still play the demo with these links:Windows torrent (dropbox)Linux torrent (dropbox)Browser demo (mochi)Cross-posted on gamasutra (which usually gets more comments)An important phase in marketing any game is launching a playable…

RPG's, challenge, and grinding.

Cross-posted on gamasutra.As part of an ongoing series on our upcoming tactical RPG Defender's Quest, I'd like to talk about RPG's, challenge, and "grinding." Let's start with accessibility.AccessibilityAccessibility is about expanding your game's audience by removing barriers.The word "accessibility" immediately brings disabilities to mind,…