I have a few exiting Linus related news tidbits that I’d like to relay to you. I hope you don’t mind the self-indulgence. And if you do mind, why in the world are you reading a blog?
First up, Adventure Gamers added a great news post to their Underground section titled Vince Twelve sees strange things when his eyes are closed. From the article:
Many adventure gamers are fond of complaining about how little innovation there is in recent games, how they are all built on a model from the early 90s and aren’t trying to move forwards. It seems safe to say that the people making those complaints haven’t played any games by Vince Twelve. Starting with Anna, his releases consistently combine oddball stories and fiendish logic puzzles with some truly unique presentations.
I was really jazzed to see this very positive mini-review on that site. Even if “consistently” means “both”…
Next up, Linus was also featured on GameSetWatch, which was pretty exciting for me because I regularly check that blog. Regarding the game’s overly verbose title, Simon wrote, “If that isn’t the best game name this year, I’ll eat my jaunty pirate hat.” Jaunty!
And finally, the game has passed the 1000 download mark in just over two weeks, which is pretty good. And of those 1000 downloads, 11 people have managed, or at least bothered, to put their names on the Hall of Completion. One in one-hundred is pretty good I guess. I didn’t really know what to expect with it, but I think I’ll make more Halls in the future. It’s like a little science experiment. Thanks to all the downloaders and players, even if you opened it, took one look, and promptly deleted the bitch.
The next installment of the post-mortem is still on the way.