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What’s the deal? Depending on the number of Watchers on Dec. 24th, we give away several selected highlights from our past and present work. Free, no strings attached.
Posted by IvanErtlov on Nov 27th, 2011
Homegrown Games did never believe in “Copy Protection Measures” to ensure good sales, we believe in “Try before you buy”. That does NOT mean you can pirate our games and decide later if you want to pay (although we had several cases of gamers playing a torrented “Anderson” sending us money, and we appreciate every single one who did that). We believe it`s a good idea to make the playable demos AS LARGE AS POSSIBLE.
In Anderson, we gave away the first 3 Chapters, counting for 20% of the game, including Intro and the first heavyweight filmed Cutscene after Level 3.
In Painkiller Resurrection, we gave away 2 of the 6 worlds the game was built of in 2 different demo versions (although the first one had severe flaws).
The 500+ Challenge !
“Tales of Heroes & Warriors”
4. If we have more than 2000 Watchers, I will re-up special versions of both the Anderson and the Painkiller Resurrection Demo in addition to that.
5. If we have more than 2500 Watchers, all of the stuff above will be accompanied by a library of 20 different indoor textures, all in 1024*1024 tileable DDS format with custom-made Normal, Specular and Illumination Maps with roy-free license to be used in any of YOUR games.
(4 and 5 seem a little bit unlikely, but who knows...)
GO GO GO!
*) Alright, as some of you may know, we had several shipped games in the past (even worldwide releases under major labels), and got screwed heavily. There were also 3rd party projects for Iphone / Ipad e.t.c. But in addition to that, we have also made several smaller or unusual games that were never published or went to archive for one or another reason. “Tales of Heroes and Warriors” was a contracted Job for an Austrian game investor who failed to allocate the funds for the project. As compensation for our hard work up to the point he had to bail out, the IP was transferred to us. The game is quite simple and casual, the multiplayer mode we intended to include some day was never started, but it`s still 100% functional and full. And Fun.
The game features Dozens of Trading Cards created exclusively for this one by the famous Fantasy Artist Peter Siedl and a quite cool soundtrack.