W00t. I just read the democracy 2 review in UKs PC Gamer magazine and it got 80%, the third highest score in the magazine, 1% behind Aquaria, and 4% below Armageddon empires. It's a glowing review too, and listed as a 'bargain'.
I'm dead pleased
The drinks are on me!!!!!
Hehhe.. youre bloody right the drinks are on you
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Very nice, cliffski! Congratulations!
Nice one fella!
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Awesome! *evil homer dance*
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Sweet - so you'll be down at Hankies tomorrow night or was that a "virtual beer" that I can enjoy now?
All kidding aside, congratulations. Democracy seems like a great category for a designer/programmer to turn into a long term franchise.
Is this a sign of the times? I hope the "mainstream" gaming world is starting to realize that there's more to gaming than big guns, big boobs, and expensive system requirements.
Congrats on the review!
Dude, I'm shocked they even reviewed you (and Aquaria)... That's fantastic! Maybe the mainstream media really is starting to take indie devs seriously...
Congrats on the score... Hopefully this results in some more sales
Cool article. I agree with what you are saying although I would say the strength of what we have in this little indie scene of ours... is that we can throw off the shackles. Democracy would have been hard pressed to be green-lit at any big shop I have worked at - too many mouths to feed. But if have the courage of your convictions, as a capable indie., you really can design and make any old (or, err, new) game you want and, we can define success in a way that big shops would define as dismal failure. I remember back in the days of SNES playing a little scroller and somebody said that the game only sold 5K units and we all rolled our eyes and pitied the folks who had lost their shirts... well, we all know that the #'s have only gotten worse for the big shops but most of us can finish and polish a game in a year and, if we get 5K units sold sold then we are doing fine.
Congratulations sir .
Last edited by Jesse Hopkins; 11-30-2010 at 05:23 PM.