Welcome to the G Prime Press Kit Page! Download our full Press Kit here. If you need more info or if you would like to request a game key, let us know. Quick Info Developer: Soma Games from Newberg, Oregon Release Dates: November 12th 2015 (Windows and Mac), November 20th 2015…
This week on Flurry Friday… Luke Pilalas asks a great question: Do you think there will ever be a Redwall MMORPG? Also how involved will food be in the current game? Answer: The first question is a lot easier to answer, which is no. MMORPGs are huge undertakings taking massive teams and gazillions of dollars.…
This week on Flurry Friday… Happy Halloween! Chris answers a great question about The Redwall game asked by Thomas Moloney on Facebook. Thomas:”I think adventure style would be a good way to gamify the individual books. Are we talking original content here or the gamification of books here?” Chris: The answer is both. We felt…
This week on Flurry Friday… With G Prime finally ready to ship we’re doing an initial “soft launch” where we can collect some feedback, learn a few lessons, and maybe cut off bug or two in the process before things “go big” on Xbox One January 6, 2016…which “happens” to be Epiphany for anybody watching.…
Fred: Simple Minded yet Visually Intelligent
In a nutshell Fred is dumb and on purpose.
It’s been…a while…since we had the bandwidth and brain cycles to sit down in front of a camera and share our news and newts with the video-loving fan base. In fact the last episode of Flurry Friday was over two years ago…ZOINKS! Shaggyism’s aside it sure is great to be back. In this episode we…
This post was actually something from my personal blog back at the end of 2011 but I found myself going back over it and it seemed germane for today, so we’re reposting it.
Proverbs 21:31 says “The horses are prepared for battle, but the victory belongs to the Lord.”
Coming home from work today caps off a lot of hard work, a lot of sacrifice and stress – and a “couldn’t be better” entry to a much needed week and a half of rest, family and recharging.
A week ago today we finally released the game that we’ve been working on for about nine months. It’s probably fair to say that four of those months were pretty light duty as we planned and tweaked and were at least partly distracted by other things but from July to December we were hard at it. And while the game was first imagined as something small and light and shallow it took on a life of its own. It morphed and deepened and grew a soul. Suddenly, a game we thought was a tiny time waster was recognized as something else. I remember the day we all sat down and started a prayer time and we all started looking at each other thinking – this isn’t what we thought. This is a Soma Game and a prequel to GRoG.
From there the metaphors, the details, even the delays started to look different in the light that God was actively engaged in the design process and now we were off making a game about spiritual warfare and destiny and guardian angels. It was awfully exciting. But it was also taking FOREVER. We were way over budget and a July launch got pushed to September, then to Thanksgiving and finally to Dec 15. To be true, by that time we were all freaking out more than a little. I’d love to say that we all had “peace beyond understanding” but we didn’t. We all knew this was taking way too long and costing way too much money and the stress was building. But we also knew that we needed to get it right – it had to be solid. And the truth is, the bug list seemed to grow every day instead of shrink. Features were still being added even after we were supposed to have code lock and the project just refused to be finished. Now on the bright side it was truly getting better and better. Not only were bugs getting fixed but all the finer details were being polished. Lightning bugs in the backyard, Photon pushing monsters and Lamplighter healing the friends near her, these and more were all last minute adds that made huge differences. We also kept experiencing that joy of serendipity. The Bonchows, giant versions of the enemies, started as a joke from a typo and become a built in feature on accident. The game was taking on a shape that we only barely glimpsed at the beginning and the time stress was counterbalanced by a real sense of discovery and excitement. Wind Up Robots was going to be a cool and well polished game.
At the risk of getting ahead of myself, sometime this month we expect to submit G Prime to Microsoft and call it “done.” – I’m practically giddy.
When we started our first game, G: Into The Rain, we had no idea what we were doing and the “how hard could it be” attitude came crashing into the complex reality of video game development like a raw egg meeting the cast iron skillet. When we finally launched several months later it was bittersweet. On the one hand I was happy with what we’d done but many, many compromises had to be made along the way and there was a part of me that was sad at all the things that we couldn’t do or had to be left out.
As the recent news about our progress on funding makes the circuit and…some other news (ahem) looms nearer and nearer, we are understandably being asked questions about the game’s scope, mechanics and genre. We’ve been deliberately coy on specifics and the biggest reason has been to minimize the misery for the fans if things never gelled. Now that we’re feeling more confident in the way things have shaped up it seems fair to start sharing our thoughts on the game itself.
One of the strongest themes I’ve heard from fans of Redwall is easiest to describe this way:
We want to live there.
So we’ve got some good news and some bad news regarding Redwall. And when that’s all done I’ll be asking for your help.
First: the good news…which is really very good. If you were watching closely a few months ago you would have seen the pitch page we put up that revealed we were seeking $1.2m in funding for The Warrior Reborn. The timing of that page going live was deliberate for two reasons. First, we were just starting IDF in San Francisco and for the first time we were going to show one of our “final-ish” character designs in the public – Neebrock the Badger. Up to that point it had all been concept art and sketches but this was the real deal. We were a little anxious to see how people responded but we anticipated positive response and we got it. So riding that wave just a little to our pitch page was an easy link. But the second thing was much more tangible. When I left IDF and the City by the Bay I flew to beautiful, downtown Chattanooga, TN to meet a big potential investor.
We pitched, we ate phenomenal fried chicken, and then we waited…until last week.
I am extremely proud and excited to announce that one of the most well known names in the world of philanthropy has decided to honor us with their friendship and material support…and this is a huge break for us. (It’s also considered tacky to mention them by name…or so I’m told.)