Twisty Little Passages: Vote for the second stretch goal!
almost 2 years ago
– Fri, May 24, 2019 at 06:30:02 PM
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Twisty Little Passages has hit its funding goal!
almost 2 years ago
– Fri, May 24, 2019 at 05:47:34 PM
Woo! It's time to celebrate!
Twisty Little Passages has surpassed its funding goal and is closing in on $20K.
I'd like to take a moment to thank you and everyone who has taken interest in the project, for socializing TLP with friends, family, game groups and acquaintances, and for backing the project. I am so excited to produce the game for you and deliver it as soon as possible.
We've already begun work on producing the remainder of the content, and I'll be leading that effort behind the scenes while the campaign progresses and thereafter. Rest assured, I will keep in touch with periodic updates, both during and post-campaign, so you can keep abreast of our progress.
Now, without further ado, I have two hotly anticipated items to share:
- Puzzle 1-4: Roach Nest. A tutorial puzzle on the trade-offs of weapons and armor. Ren is well versed in all manner of arms and armor. A good thing, for she must travel through the heart of the roach infestation to make her way to freefom. Here, the roaches are larger and more deadly. Some better equipment has been left behind by the guards, hauled off into roach dens. Now, you must decide whether seeking out these pieces of protective armor is worth the risk of upsetting the man-eating dungeon roaches. There's an enticing sword lying near the exit in a remote pool of water. Surely it will aid you in defeating the level boss, a giant Queen Roach. But might it serve you in other battles as well? Download and play this puzzle from the main campaign page!
- Revealing more stretch goals! A backer-only survey will be sent out presently with some options that have been requested for additional stretch goals. You get to decide what will be added next to TLP as support reaches its stretch goals!
Hope you enjoy the new puzzle, and I'm looking forward to receiving your feedback on what you'd like us to create next for Twisty Little Passages!
Twisty Little Passages at 90%! Puzzle 1-3 (Abandoned Hub) unlocked!
almost 2 years ago
– Thu, May 23, 2019 at 12:48:31 AM
I'm pleased to share that Twisty Little Passages is now at 90% of being funded. A big thank you!
Puzzle 1-3: Abandoned Hub
One might argue that no self-respecting dungeon crawl lacks neat weapons and armor. Puzzle 1-2 found Ren in an underground cave network, filled with treacherous slimes, giving you some experience with combat, making good use of keys, and avoiding enemies.
Now, in puzzle 1-3, Abandoned Hub, there's an opportunity to pick up some armor. You may need it too, because there are some deadly dungeon roaches ahead. Roaches are a staple enemy in the Deadly Rooms of Death (DROD) puzzle games (as a fitting enemy for a professional dungeon exterminator to clear out of the king's infested dungeon basement) and we pay homage to them here.
This puzzle will test your puzzle solving skills in deciding if and when would be a good time to equip a wooden shield lying in a remote corner. The shield will reduce the damage you take from enemies, but can you spare the key required to reach it?
This introductory puzzle may feel a bit more challenging than 1-2, as the encroaching roaches are relentless in their search for prey and you will need to plan your strategy carefully.
You can download and play puzzle 1-3 now from the TLP campaign page.
Share what types of armor you'd like to see featured in Twisty Little Passages, be it standard, exotic or bizarre!
Twisty Little Passages - Week 2: 86% funded! Reduced shipping for CAN and AUS backers!
almost 2 years ago
– Tue, May 21, 2019 at 11:39:15 PM
We've entered the second week of the campaign and Twisty Little Passages has passed 86% funded! We're seeing steady progress and I'm anticipating that very soon TLP will hit the 90% mark, at which point the third demo puzzle will be revealed and you can start voting on additional stretch goals.
Again, a big thank you to backers new and old. I'm working to create the best product and experience possible, and that experience includes good pricing and shipping rates.
One of my main goals is to keep costs as low for you, as a backer, as possible. As you can see in the rewards section, Kickstarter copies of TLP are being offered at a substantial discount off MSRP. That is to acknowledge your support as an early backer and give something back to you in addition to the great puzzle book you'll receive.
Shipping is another part of the equation. I've been reaching out to many highly-rated and recommended fulfillment companies who can function as shipping hubs in various countries and regions across the globe. Fulfillment companies that are set up to ship locally are often able to provide better rates than shipping from abroad. For the TLP campaign, these savings will get passed on directly to you in turn. As you may know, the process of minimizing cost internationally is not trivial and can turn out a bit differently for every game produced.
So, I am pleased to share some good news for backers in Canada and Australia. I've found some good fulfillment companies in CAN and AUS that will enable us to reduce the shipping estimates initially quoted on the campaign page for these countries by 20%. That's a solid reduction. I'm continuing my search for improved options in all regions, but I wanted to share this piece of good news now and be transparent up front about my priority and focus to pass along any better shipping rates that become available while I continue working on it in the background.
If you are an interested individual in Canada or Australia and have been on the fence about backing Twisty Little Passages, now might be a good time to revisit. Another reason for this is that as more individuals in a given country back TLP, the more efficient shipping can become as volume scales up. From a practical standpoint, reduced shipping price is essentially another form of stretch goal that gets unlocked as the number of backers in a region increases beyond a certain count. That probably sounds rather abstract, and I'm not planning to track this formally during the campaign, but the point is that I'd like you to know I'm committed to passing on all available shipping efficiencies directly to you as a backer.
Feedback is welcome! What are the factors in how a campaign is put together that can either make or break the experience for you?
Twisty Little Passages has 500 backers! Approaching 80% funded!
almost 2 years ago
– Mon, May 20, 2019 at 12:26:41 AM
Twisty Little Passages has hit the milestone of having 500 backers! I'm humbled by the support for the campaign. Thank you.
I'm also excited to share we're closing in on 80% funded! When the campaign reaches 90%, another demo puzzle will be unlocked for you to play, and I'm looking forward to sharing it.
Also, at the 90% mark, a backer-only vote will be made available for you to give your input on what next stretch goals you would like revealed at the point the campaign hits 100%.
Here's to a successful upcoming week!