One week has passed since we released the PONH prototype and it has been seven exciting days for us indeed! This is a shout-out to everyone who spread the news and sent in feedback or wrote comments here at indiedb, we greatly appreciate it. As of now 741 players have completed our survey, let’s make it 1000! Share the prototype with friends, show it to people in forums that you frequent, make your first mate, your crew, your parrot play it and tell them we are still reading everything that you send in and treat every completed questionnaire like a precious diamond.
A special thanks goes out to those who took the extra step and recorded gameplay videos or wrote lengthy articles and reviews. Even members of the gaming press caught wind that there is some good pirate fun to be had in this game. Here are a few selected quotes:
“Short of jetpacks, it really is as if they
tried to include everything that makes me switch off my critical
faculties and just dance around in glee.“
“The game for anyone who ever wanted to be a sky pirate.“
“Oh God yes please make this into a full game right now.“
Needless to say we are happy about each person who expresses that they would buy a full game based on this prototype, but we also appreciate comments that point out elements which could need improvement and we do take them to our dark, greed-filled pirate hearts. A more detailed analysis of the survey is going to follow later this month/beginning of November. We’re also always interested to enter contests and submit applications for festivals about indie games. So far we’ve applied for the Unity awards and the IGF. If you know of any others that currently accept submissions, please mention them in the comments. See you later salty dogs and keep on swashbucklin’!