CastleAbra's development PreMortem.

05-13-2013, 08:44 PM
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CastleAbra's development PreMortem.

Hey guys!

Well, I just pulled the trigger and finally announced our upcoming game!


(Linked)

TouchArcade Thread

But what I really wanted to share with all my fellow developers is something I'm calling a "PreMortem". It is a colorful comic journal explaining the long history of our game's development. In it I share my marketing "strategy" and explain some of the hardships involved in making games. I'm sure lots of you will relate.

Anyway, here it is. I hope you enjoy it.

CastleAbra PreMortem

Last edited by Wizardo; 05-14-2013 at 09:19 AM. Reason: spelling
05-14-2013, 06:16 PM
#2
I'm just gonna bump it once, I promise.

Come on guys, it's a big, colorful comic displaying the struggle of indie life! Some of you gotta appreciate it.

Anyways, here's a screen cap:


That's me in my underwear.

05-14-2013, 07:16 PM
#3
i enjoyed the heck out of this comic, great great job

can't wait till candleabra comes out, it looks like a lot of love was put into it, excited to play it!
05-14-2013, 07:30 PM
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Originally Posted by batgirl717111 View Post
i enjoyed the heck out of this comic, great great job

can't wait till candleabra comes out, it looks like a lot of love was put into it, excited to play it!
Thank you so much Batgirl!

Oooh! You made Mermaid Fashion show! Great looking game.
05-14-2013, 11:33 PM
#5
Really charming comic, I too spent many nights looking at/for success stories and launch plans. I still do actually...
05-15-2013, 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by John Francis View Post
Really charming comic, I too spent many nights looking at/for success stories and launch plans. I still do actually...
Yup. I know the lure.

I'll be contributing myself. I figure by part 3 I'll discuss sales figures. Whatever they may be.
05-15-2013, 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Wizardo View Post
Thank you so much Batgirl!

Oooh! You made Mermaid Fashion show! Great looking game.
Thanks Wizardo! I've got another follow up fashion show on the way if i can stop procrastinating and get down to it, lol
05-15-2013, 06:30 PM
#8
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: Virginia, USA
Posts: 63
That comic was hilarious! I enjoyed reading it and it definitely relates to the majority of indie developers out there.
05-16-2013, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by neilw711 View Post
That comic was hilarious! I enjoyed reading it and it definitely relates to the majority of indie developers out there.
Thanks! Part 2 will cover our last minute marketing efforts and other stuff.
05-17-2013, 01:51 PM
#10
Joined: May 2012
Location: Europe, CET timezone
Posts: 943
Fantastic comic, loved the humorous take on things, even if they don't go too well.

And Castlabra made it on my "go check it out" list.