Universal Bardcard (by Kevin Mikles)

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  1. BlueTrin

    BlueTrin Well-Known Member

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    The game is good but a bit hard and very slow.

    When you unlock a new waypoint it’s very hard to start directly at the new waypoint
     
  2. Roxton

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    That feeling when your game-completing run gets ruined in the 11th hour by immediately matching two staircases upon entering the crucial junction.
     

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  3. Roxton

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    Well, I think that’s it! See you in Chapter 2.
    I’m guessing the Solemn Avian has something for you if you have an Avian Blessing when meeting him, but that’s a difficult proposition.
     

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  4. Moshfosh

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    I really can’t recommend this game enough especially for only $2. I had to stop playing for a little bit because I have a tendency to over grind in rpg games and after a certain limit for your familiar the game would just crash. The dev fixed that problem right away so everything is good.

    If I had one complaint it would be for the dev to add a quick level feature. Even with Al my fancy relics, if you start the game on floor 16 at level 1, you are almost certainly going to die by the next floor if you aren’t lucky. It gets easier to keep starting from floor 1 every run but it’s a hassle.
     
  5. Moshfosh

    Moshfosh Well-Known Member

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    I felt very fancy being on the leaderboard but here you are the guy at #1. What are these ones please? Papa no has yet.
     

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  6. Roxton

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    Puzzle piece:
    Portal from rightmost room on 13
    Brass Horse:
    From Solemn Avian room on 18, take the stairs instead of the door. (Sneaky!)
    Eyepatch:
    One of the three organ melodies. I forget which. There’s one on 12. The other two are mutually exclusive. If you take the doors on 17, you’ll get one. If you go down on 17, you’ll get the other.
    Vial:
    Portal from 22. Proceed to bat room.
    Spoon:
    When learning the escape ability, kill the troll instead of escaping. Get a key. From the bat room on 22, use stairs instead of door. On 23, use ornate door.

    Please let me know if you find anything else!
     
  7. RascalMagic

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    Hey all! Bardcard developer here. Long time lurker, first time poster. Thanks to everyone for trying our game out! And huge congrats to Roxton for maintaining #1 on the leaderboard. Crushing it.

    We're in the process of collecting feedback and laying out a roadmap for the next major updates. The conversation within this thread has been very valuable -- thank you for your opinions and ideas. If you have any more, we are listening :)

    If you are interested in our plans, check out our preliminary roadmap here: https://rascalmagic.com/roadmap/

    We're always looking for beta testers to validate new large features. This can also be an opportunity to play a version of the game in regions where we have not released yet. If you are interested in testing development Bardcard builds, DM me your email address (we'll need it to send TestFlight invites) and I can get you on the list.

    Thanks! We're excited to make Bardcard even better.
     
  8. StratAll

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    Hey RascalMagic, good to see you here in the forums.
    Could you let us know why your game, which seems original and gets some good reviews here, is not available in several countries?
    Will you do a global release at some point?

    (Edit : I read your roadmap meanwhile and I see you focus on translating for localization, rest assured that many gamers in Europe for instance prefer games in English and not a local version.)
     
  9. Rocco SE

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    Why are you ignoring people asking for an international release?! We wanna play your game.


     
  10. RascalMagic

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    Alrighty! We're convinced: Bardcard in its current non-localized state will be available in the following regions in the next 24-48 hours:
    • Austria
    • Belgium
    • Denmark
    • Germany
    • Netherlands
    • Norway
    • Sweden
    Releasing Bardcard has been a huge learning experience for us. We strive to develop quality work that follows best practices, but we're also a 2-person team working on this part time so our resources are quite limited. Since the game is fairly text-heavy, we figured it would be a poor experience for players who may not natively speak English, but we also have no prior experience releasing internationally and understanding how the global population plays and perceives games. We're happy to gain this experience :)

    Localization is still on our roadmap but I think I now feel more comfortable releasing in regions that have a large English-speaking population while not necessarily being the first language. Let us know if there are more regions we should add! And, let us know if the regions I listed still don't show Bardcard as available after 48 hours.
     
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  11. solarnya

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    Close to Tokyo, Japan
    Add Japanese pls...
     
  12. Rocco SE

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    Thank you soooooo much for flipping the switch! This is a gem! Love the original genre mix of memory and roguelite. Presentation and one-touch controls are great as well. Really happy with this game.


     
  13. StratAll

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    Thank you, downloading now!
     
  14. metalcasket

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    Guys, just release this thing in the entire MENA region. I guarantee you no one is playing games in Arabic.
     
  15. andreadeda

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    Well i'm italian and i never play games in italian if there is an english option; translation is never that great and i'm so used to english terms that the italian interface usually puts me off; i hate it when the game starts in italian and i can't change the language straight away.
    Anyway, that's my way of asking to please release it on the italian store as well....
     
  16. RascalMagic

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    Thank you all for the international insights -- very interesting to hear a preference for English even when translations are available. (Granted, my understanding is that most translations are terrible. Kind of sad and something I'd love to do right for Bardcard one day, although the point about learning and expecting English terms is super interesting.)

    Anyways, I just enabled Japan, Italy, and some MENA (more of this region to come soon). Should be available in 24-48 hours.
     
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  17. andreadeda

    andreadeda Well-Known Member

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    Thank you; just bought it from the italian store.
     
  18. Hulkino

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    Just made the same!!
     
  19. Rocco SE

    Rocco SE Well-Known Member

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    I absolutely love this game. Only minor gripe - and already mentioned in here: starting from a checkpoint makes no sense at the moment, you‘re simply to weak then. So, it means starting from scratch is a must (and feels a little annoying knowing there are checkpoints). Otherwise easily a fav of 2022.
     
  20. AltsKev

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    i hope a french store release :p
     

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