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Friday, August 24, 2012

PAX Prime Details

So we're going to be at PAX Prime in the Indie Megabooth (Seattle Aug 31st - Sept 2nd). This is known. But what else?

  • A Virus Named TOM will be 25% during PAX Prime + 1 day after (August 31st - Sept 3rd) on our website. We didn't want to leave out those that couldn't go to PAX Prime :)
  • If you make it to our Booth we'll be selling AVNT for 50% off
  • We'll have T-shirts at the booth (for sale & as prizes)! The poll looks a little different now then when we decided but large tom won (right). Prices will be cheaper due to a large run we did :)
  • We'll also be giving away free copies of the game, as well as a great prize we may have landed (TBD).
  • We're planning to have a tournament, both co-op and vs!

Keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook pages for updates from the show! I'll try to post any pre-show updates here.

HUGE THANKS to all those that are helping us put together our booth!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Kickstarting a Virus (Poll)

So we're happy with how sales are going, but we have a ways to go before we fill back in the giant hole in our savings. However, we want to add some of the features that we always intended to put in A Virus Named TOM, but ran out of money before we could implement. The solution: Kickstarter. Basically we're trying to gauge what features we should include in a kickstarter campaign to make sure we hit our funding goal (some features are more expensive than others). So please let us know what features, if any, would make you willing to fund us! Feel free to comment with other feature ideas. As always, thanks so much for all the support, it's been amazing!

What features for 'A Virus Named TOM' would you be willing to make a Kickstarter donation for (you can choose more than one, our expense/time is listed next to each)
Online Multiplayer ($$$$$)
Level Editor ($$)
Localization/Translations ($)
I dig AVNT but most likely wont fund it's Kickstarter
Create your own poll

Just in case you found this and have no idea what A Virus Named TOM is, here's the trailer:

PAX Indie Mega-Booth

We're in the PAX Prime Indie Meaga-Booth! If you're going to PAX Prime (Seattle, Aug 31- Sept 2nd) please stop by and say hi, we're in booth #886. Also, check out this trailer of all the indies in the Megabooth!

PAX Prime 2012 - INDIE MEGABOOTH TRAILER! from Kert Gartner on Vimeo.

Monday, August 20, 2012

PAX T-shirts

We can print more t-shirts for PAX giveaways if we only do one design, so which will it be? Please vote, and feel free to add an idea... (click for larger images)

Large TOM
My virus has a first name
Which T-Shirt should we bring to PAX (for people to win)
Large TOM
"My virus has a first name"
IDEA: "I have a virus" (front) "Named TOM" (Back w/TOM image)
Create your own poll

Friday, August 17, 2012

It takes a village to destroy a city

I wrote and article (LINK) on Co-optimus.com about adding co-op to A Virus Named TOM. I debated re-posting it here but it seems silly. Ultimately, adding co-op was a lot of added work, with an even greater amount of reward from watching people play the game together. It's a long-ish read, but lemme know what you think if you do read it.