In the beginning there was nothing. There was only silence. Then a tiny object appeared...

The game follows the story of a mysterious, yet insignificant object set to bring a world to life. The player will control take control of the mysterious, yet insignificant object in it's quest.

The Architect is the twisted sci-fi/abstract labyrinth game which makes you ponder every move you'll make.

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0 comments by beeci on Mar 3rd, 2014

I posted the Beta on 4 places:

On IndieDB and itch.io I posted the betas without any notification. This means, that people who browse the sites downloaded the beta from pure curiosity.
So far, the stats are:

  • itch.io: 32 downloads, from which 27 Windows, 3 OSX and 2 Linux
  • IndieDB: 37 downloads, from which 31 Windows, 4 OSX and 2 Linux
    reddit: 16 downloads, from which 13 Windows, 2 OSX and 1 Linux

Most of itch.io visitors came from Facebook and Twitter posts. From Greenlight nobody was interested in the beta, or Valve has some dereferer, which I doubt. My interpretation is, that most organic Greenlight visitors aren't interested to play the game's beta actually.

Most feedback I received, was from sites where the review request was a bit personal (reddit, Twitter and Facebook)
Fixed around 10 issues and posted a second version of the beta by the time writing this article - mainly because I had a crash, which showed only one time at 3 players. Of course, I couldn't reproduce it.
Generally, ones who gave feedback were cooperative, so I must say, it was a cool experience.

Right before the Beta going, my designer-friend suggested couple of changes. I do trust him, so went with the changes.

The first one was the Info Window in the upper right corner. Now it matches the game's visual style, but isn't enough to get observed by all players.

The Architect - The New Info Window\

We changed the story driving on the first level, but won't go in details. If you want to give it a spin, the beta is available in the Downloads section of this page.

Also, the 3 optional training levels got finalized. I felt, that we need these because most people find the game's controls moderately difficult.
The following images are from the 3 levels. Actually, the third one is my favourite.

The Architect - Blue Braining Level (Feeling Blue)
The Architect - Green Training Level (Greenhorn)

The Architect - Blue or Green!


I
'm continuing with non-development work for the very near future: preparing for the press, finishing presskit() details...
You may download the beta and try the game from this page's Download section.
If you like the game, please support us with your vote on Steam Greenlight!

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The Architect - Official Beta v0.87 (Linux)

The Architect - Official Beta v0.87 (Linux)

Mar 1, 2014 Demo 0 comments

In the beginning there was nothing. There was only silence. Then a tiny object appeared...

The Architect - Official Beta v0.87 (OSX)

The Architect - Official Beta v0.87 (OSX)

Mar 1, 2014 Demo 0 comments

In the beginning there was nothing. There was only silence. Then a tiny object appeared...

The Architect - Official Beta v0.87 (Windows)

The Architect - Official Beta v0.87 (Windows)

Mar 1, 2014 Demo 0 comments

In the beginning there was nothing. There was only silence. Then a tiny object appeared...

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Today: Wasteland 2 again. No gamedev, let my brain rest.

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@themasquerader Enjoying it because the story isn't so intense; Divinity had more fun, but playing it once a week...forgot the story.

Dec 26 2014, 2:43pm

First evening I got to my laptop in the last 4 days. No gamedev today, let my brain rest a bit. Playing Wasteland 2.

Dec 26 2014, 2:19pm

I forgot that I have 10 UI screens in #TheArchitect. Now re-doing the last one, then code it's backend. #gamedev #unity3d

Dec 22 2014, 4:07pm

RT @tha_rami: Introducing presskit() 2.5 & distribute() T.co

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RT @Youdaman: Anyone want to make a game? I have more 30 day free passes to @UnrealEngine to give away. So many tutorials: T.co

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@somepx @Local_Minimum Learn, research, learn... What game engine do you use?

Dec 22 2014, 7:42am

@somepx @Local_Minimum Sounds cool!

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@somepx being a freenlancer has it's ups and downs. I don't want to be a freenlancer and doing contract work...I want to be my own boss.

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@somepx Go fulltime indie if not starting house construction. Other: release #TheArchitect.

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