Universal The Barbarian (by S.F. Bay Studios)

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  1. sfbaystudios

    sfbaystudios Well-Known Member

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    They've got a special place in mine as well -- M&M II was my first, and then 3 gave me many many months of joy. Being on a mac I always had to wait to get them, but for 1-3 the graphics were better when I did . For 4/5 it took forever to be released.

    I actually got a PC back in the 90s *just* so I could play M&M 6!

    So once I start I would hope it goes fairly quick. I'm much better at programming than I was when I started "The Barbarian" (which i chose to do first since it was the easier of the two projects). I plan on doing it right this time, with blogs, posts, perhaps Patreon or Kickstarter if I need/want to. I have much of the details planned out -- most of the quests/goals, the classes and skills and all that.

    RPGs are always daunting to make, of course, esp. for a solo developer. But I think that once I start, perhaps a working alpha with one quest could be done in 4-6 months, with a decent beta for "Early access" within a year, and the final game within 2 years.

    Yes! iOS first, then Steam, then Android.
     
  2. anthony78

    anthony78 Well-Known Member

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    New trailer does look fantastic. When can we expect the new version to roll out?
     
  3. dunhila

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    Wow,my poor Android devices are crying :D

    Good thing I have an Ipad to cover these types of situation and I am not the person who likes to wait much :D

    Very good looking game,have to pick it up! :)
     
  4. macatron

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    Awesome! Sounds like a great plan! Can't wait to see it! :D
     
  5. sfbaystudios

    sfbaystudios Well-Known Member

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    I'm attempting to upload it to the store right now. This always takes a while for me! But once approved, the paid version will be active automatically and the "free" version will be waiting or a potential press release from the audio people. If they want to do that, then it'll be whatever date we decide (not long), otherwise I'll just push the button and activate it right away.
     
  6. sfbaystudios

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  7. WaveLightGames

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    Congrats on the update!

    If you don't mind some advice, though, I actually think your original game icon is more compelling than the new one. Also, the picture with the flying bugs isn't a good showcase for the graphics of this game. I think that should be replaced with another picture in the future.
     
  8. Repulsa

    Repulsa Well-Known Member

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    So excited I can now play as a female! Congrats on the update :)
     
  9. sfbaystudios

    sfbaystudios Well-Known Member

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    The FREE Version is now being processed for sale. As soon as that's done -- an automated process -- it'll be available for you!

    ** I would be very very grateful for positive reviews and ratings. This forum is the only forum that has basically been talking about the game for the past year, and seen the updates as I make them. Positive ratings & reviews will help it get higher up on the store rankings, which itself is very important. So thank you if you do write a review! **
     
  10. sfbaystudios

    sfbaystudios Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! I wanted to feature the female character. At some point the human models I have will have better facial animations, and I'll end up replacing the icon with something better, probably male (or maybe one gender for each version of the game).

    Also I wanted to replace the old one because the old wasn't actually in the game -- it was just stock photo I bought for it.

    THE GAME IS AVAILABLE NOW: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-barbarian-free/id1130721042
     
  11. EZ Ice

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    #191 EZ Ice, Dec 15, 2016
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    Coming along

    I get a pop up when I start the game "This build has expired, please upgrade". yet there isn't an update. I can still play, hope it's the full version which I purchased.
     
  12. Kenan2000

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    On sale right now!
     

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