I live in Nijmegen, developing games is my hobby. Responses are very much appreciated, but I tend to forget to look on this page. To make sure I see your message, use the personal messaging system, or olvandgame [at] gmail.com

Comment History  (60 - 90 of 251)
Woseseltops
Woseseltops @ Olvand

I indeed plan to ask money for this one day (and long before it's finished), but not before I succeed in making people play more than just an hour or two. That is, most people who play now play for a few days, and then leave it. Once I succeed in creating something people will come back to, I think the game is ready for sale.

Good karma+3 votes
Woseseltops
Woseseltops @ Olvand

Yes. There will be large animals, Alots, which you'll be able to tame and ride. There will be much more randomly generated animals, but I'm not sure whether you will be able to catch and tame them yet.

Good karma+2 votes
Woseseltops
Woseseltops @ Olvand

That's hard to say, as I invite new players to test new updates... and new updates are released when they are done. Sorry to keep you waiting so long, I'm working as fast as I can.

Good karma+2 votes
Woseseltops
Woseseltops @ Olvand

Hi Gandalf, that is because you can't. The game is currently in a closed pre-alpha testing phase. You can sign up for an invite on the website (olvand.com). If you own a game review website, you might also want to send an email to olvandgame@gmail.com. Thanks for your interest!

Good karma+2 votes
Woseseltops
Woseseltops @ Timelapse tool and loading screens in Olvand

Thanks, both of you :).

Good karma+4 votes
Woseseltops
Woseseltops @ Olvand

Thank you for interest! You can sign up for a free key at olvand.com. I have to add that the waiting list is quite long at the moment, but I'm doing everything I can to make it shorter.

Good karma+2 votes
Woseseltops
Woseseltops @ Olvand

I'm not sure yet. I invite a new group every time a new update is released, and I don't know when the next update will be finished.

Good karma+2 votes
Woseseltops
Woseseltops @ The musical theme for 'home' in Olvand

When you start it with Desura, Desura should notify you there's a patch available.

Good karma+1 vote
Woseseltops
Woseseltops @ Olvand

That's good to hear :). You can request an invite for one of the next playtester groups on olvand.com .

Good karma+2 votes
Woseseltops
Woseseltops @ Olvand

Depends on what you mean by a lot :). I've got over 300 names right now, but that number will get smaller and smaller as I increase the tester group size.

Good karma+3 votes
Woseseltops
Woseseltops @ Olvand

Yes, Desura/IndieDB says so, but it is actually in a closed pre-alpha testing phase. You can sign up to be a tester on olvand.com.

Good karma+2 votes
Woseseltops
Woseseltops @ Sound effects in Olvand

Pubs will be blueprints (like all houses), roads can be crafted directly from softstone :)

Good karma+2 votes
Woseseltops
Woseseltops @ Pubs in Olvand: their use and their music

Both jukeboxes (that's what you mean, right?) and darts are wonderful ideas, although if I include something like darts, I'll probably make it a little different from the real game - I want all the minigames to be unique.

For the spawn places - I have some special ideas for that, but more about that later :).

Good karma+1 vote
Woseseltops
Woseseltops @ Olvand

Indiedb.com This will help you :). If you have more questions like this, there are many helpful people on the forums!

Good karma+2 votes
Woseseltops
Woseseltops @ A new tutorial, a new font and improvements to roads

Yes, finally! Great job!

Good karma+1 vote
Woseseltops
Woseseltops @ Olvand

To make the graphics, you mean? GIMP, mostly.

Good karma+2 votes
Woseseltops
Woseseltops @ A new tutorial, a new font and improvements to roads

Yeah, these achievements are almost impossible to get at the moment, I may remove them someday. I'd say your best chance is inviting friends.

Good karma+2 votes
Woseseltops
Woseseltops @ Olvand

Yes, eventually, but I have no idea when that will be.

Good karma+3 votes
Woseseltops
Woseseltops @ Two more things for the next update

About the persistent characters: hmmm, that would have quite a lot of implications for how you play the game, so I need to give it some thought. Interesting, though.

Good karma+1 vote
Woseseltops
Woseseltops @ Two more things for the next update

Good to see I can even create the impression I've got progress when I haven't touched the project for a whole week :P. And congrats Cheesetale, you deserve it :).

Good karma+2 votes
Woseseltops
Woseseltops @ Olvand

By signing up for an invite on olvand.com. I invite new players in groups, to make sure the servers (which are run by volunteers) don't melt.

Good karma+3 votes
Woseseltops
Woseseltops @ Olvand

Thank you for your suggestion, but I have to admit I'm not sure if I understand it correctly; does 'mayoral changes' mean adding mayors of towns to the game? At the moment being a mayor is nothing more than being able to change the laws for towns you founded. How would that relate to IRC?

Good karma+2 votes
Woseseltops
Woseseltops @ Land ownership in Olvand

I think you might be right that giving the portal a bigger territory keeps the problem away longer, so I'm going to follow your advice if giving portals their own territory is really needed.

About the limited distance: enormous cities is not something I necessarily want to avoid, as long as I can make cities look varied. I am actually afraid the other thing will happen: 300 cities on every server with only 2-3 houses. But we'll see :)

Thanks for your comments, very interesting!

Good karma+1 vote
Woseseltops
Woseseltops @ A new update and a bug's life

Here: Indiedb.com . Sorry, my link pointed to the wrong place, I've fixed it now.

Good karma+1 vote
Woseseltops
Woseseltops @ Olvand

Yes, the Pokemon series has been the main inspiration for the art. :)

Good karma+4 votes
Woseseltops
Woseseltops @ Olvand

Thanks for your interest! Unfortunately, if I would say here that I put you in the next tester group, there are dozens of people who would want the same. I'm very sorry :(.

Good karma+2 votes
Level
Avatar
Avatar
Last Online
Country
Netherlands Netherlands
Gender
Male
Friends
Become friends
Member watch
Start tracking
Comment Statistics
Posts
251
Per day
0.2
Members
1
Games
143
Articles
106
Media
2
Downloads
1