It’s been a whole week since release! I will have a lot of sappy words to say about that soon, but first, let’s cover the news-y stuff.
I sent out an updated version of the game last night at ass o’ clock in the morning, which includes a few minor fixes. I’m actually astounded that these were the only issues people had. I guess it goes to show how thorough my lovely playtesters were! (Or maybe how rushed my initial demo release was. Either one. In my defense, it was a game jam…) Here are the changes in v1.0.1:
- An error where Toa’s name was displayed instead of Jett’s was fixed
- The text sound effect volume was lowered slightly
- A confusing line of dialogue was clarified
More importantly for those of you who want to get the secret ending – or just got really stuck – I finished a full walkthrough of the game! You can read it right here on good ol’ Google Docs. I hope it’s helpful, and be sure to let me know if anything is confusing or inaccurate.
Now onto me being a mess of tears and gratitude, as usual. So, WOW. I’m really blown away by how sweet people have been after the release of the full version. Some of the comments I received really got to me – as a writer since childhood, it means so much to me to know that something I created actually affected people emotionally. I couldn’t ask for more, so thank you to everyone who left their feedback! I also received some helpful concrit from folks – you guys rock too. I love getting feedback that’ll help me improve. 🙂
What especially astounded me was that people wanted to donate to me. One person requested that I turn on itch.io’s pay-what-you-want feature so that they could leave me a tip, for which I was incredibly grateful. I didn’t think anybody else would use it, but then people…actually did?! I’m just happy that people are playing and enjoying something I created. I can’t believe people think it’s a game worth throwing money at me for, and I’m just…wow. WOWWW. That’s about the only word left in my vocabulary. (To clarify, though, Four Eyes is and always will be a free game. I only turned on PWYW as a completely optional means of donating to me.)
A lot more people have downloaded the game than I expected, too. I was flipping out a bit on Twitter about it, but I’ve realized that I should probably stop posting exact download numbers…maybe it comes across as a bit crass. I’m honestly just excited, because this has been my dream for a long time and…yeah, okay, I’ll stop all of that, because it’s probably getting annoying and repetitive.
Anyway, what I really want to say is just THANK YOU! There have been people sending me messages and comments saying they’d like me to make more games, and I absolutely will. Jubilee Royale is going to be my focus again now that this game is FINALLY out of the way. (Don’t read through all my old blog posts where I promised 4E would be done months ago. It’s embarrassing.) I’ll work hard to make it as fun and adorable of a game as possible!!!