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Support Silversword 2!

Post by icetear » Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:45 pm

Hello dear friends,

while collecting ideas for extending Silversword, I plan on working on a new title.
Silversword 2 - "Götterdämmerung" will become a full-blown 3D fantasy role-playing game in the style of Wizardry VIII, in terms of ruleset and visualization.
Because I live in germany, I cannot start this on kickstarter.com ;-)
The german equivalent is startnext.de - a crowdfunding platform which I will use to get the necessary licenses for the 3D environment (Unity3D).

Please help me bring this to live. The first step is to collect 100 fans (no obligations).
You can visit the project page here: http://www.startnext.de/en/silversword2
I have tried to translate everything to english, and have added subtitles to the promotion video.

Become a fan and get this project started! As soon as there are 100 fans, the fundraising will begin. It will cover 90 days - after that, the target of 15000 Euro has to be reached, or else no funding will take place at all.

Thank you very much in advance
Yours faithfully
Mario
Silversword - the CRPG for iPhone+iPad now on the AppStore!
Please visit us on http://www.silversword-rpg.com
iTunes Link: http://itunes.com/apps/silversword

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Re: Support Silversword 2!

Post by cparker94 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:29 am

Hello Mario!

First of all, I just wanted to say a BIG thank you for helping me go back in time and bringing back some great memories. In the 80's, I played Wizardry 1, 2 and 3 as well as Bard's Tale 1, 2, and 3 and Might and Magic 1 and 2. Those games rocked and ever since the release of those games I would spend years hunting for something similar and you are the person who made the game I have been searching for all these years. Sure Dragon Wars and Devil Whiskey were close, but nothing captured exactly what I was looking for like Silversword has!

However, here is the sad news for me. It seems that with Silversword 2 you are venturing into the type of game I stayed away from. I did not like any of the Wizardry games past the third one nor did I like any of the Might and Magic games past the first two. They just seemed too graphic intensive and just not as fun and simplistic as the earlier releases. I had hoped that you were going to polish Silversword and then work on a sequel that was better (is that possible???) and bigger than Silversword. I thought you would follow in the same footsteps as Bard's Tale but not go as far as Might and Magic and Wizardry did. Might and Magic and Wizardry lost me as a gamer in their later releases and it seems that you are going to lose me as well.

I just wanted to share my thoughts with you Mario. I am not sure if I speak for others but I really wish you wouldn't make Silversword 2 like Wizardry 8. At least call it something different that doesn't have Silversword in the title.

Again, just my opinion. Thank you again for Silversword -- it is by far the best game in the App store!!

Craig from Texas

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Post by icetear » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:14 am

Hello Craig,

thank you very much for sharing your thoughts.
I can't go into a discussion about what game style is "better" - it's all tied to personal opinion, memories and experiences. I made Silversword mainly for myself - because there is no such an approach in the AppStore (as you mentioned). Now this gap is filled, and by judging the number of sales... this gap is not very large ;-)

Silversword 2 is about gaining more experience in the gaming world, this is mainly for myself again. There are so many things that I have on my mind, that couldn't go into Silversword 1 just because of the game system. If I want to implement these things, I have to write a new game. And that's the plan. I fell in love with The Bard's Tale long ago - and I fell in love with many other games as well. Might & Magic + Wizardry VI(I)(I) were some of these. And there isn't any approach to these games in the AppStore either (ok, one exception maybe). I am not blinded by the possibilites of new 3D engines, I don't want to make a second Infinity Blade. I want to create an immersive gaming experience that will again catch the spirit of the original Bard's Tale, but with more clients supported and with more means to interact with the world. I mentioned Wizardry VII(I) as the prototype / model, because it had two things that I really loved: 1. skill / class change system and 2. a 3D-World (you could go into the trees e.g.). Silversword 1 is not suitable for these things.

But there is good news, as you might have read: I am not going to put Silversword 1 down. I never stopped playing and testing it in the past 13 months, and extending the game was and is on my ToDo list. Silversword 2 is a parallel project. And it might happen, at the end of the year for example, that I decide to make a full-blown sequel that stays in the tradition of part 1. Silversword 2 is yet merely a vision, and things can change.
I really don't want to bug off my fanbase :-)

Regards
Mario
Silversword - the CRPG for iPhone+iPad now on the AppStore!
Please visit us on http://www.silversword-rpg.com
iTunes Link: http://itunes.com/apps/silversword

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Post by icetear » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:21 pm

Addition:

As a nice Addon, I will donate a computer game or fantasy book of your choice among all fans.

38 Fans to go :-)

Regards
Mario
Silversword - the CRPG for iPhone+iPad now on the AppStore!
Please visit us on http://www.silversword-rpg.com
iTunes Link: http://itunes.com/apps/silversword

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Post by zander » Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:40 am

just tried to support ya mario, but my deutch is a bit sketchy and they didn't take my vote for sometin i couldn't understand... i typed in my email, a password (not sure for what, unless i have to be a member... which might be the problem) and pressed the little button then the green one... then i got the pop up german scolding thing... i'm just a dumbass American (technically i'm officially part of the Kingdom of Atooi which the U.S.A. illegally is occupying), no second language necessary...!

i trust that whateva ya put your time in is gonna be worth it... also, no game has attracted my attention as much as silversword... so i am putting in my vote that hopefully u can expand this wonderful game!!!

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Post by icetear » Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:46 am

Hi zander,

thank you very much :-)
Perhaps the english version is better to understand: http://www.startnext.de/en/silversword2

Regards
Mario
Silversword - the CRPG for iPhone+iPad now on the AppStore!
Please visit us on http://www.silversword-rpg.com
iTunes Link: http://itunes.com/apps/silversword

zander
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Post by zander » Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:34 pm

ahhh, the little flag thing... can't see it too well on da iphone... it's amuzing that it is an "American" flag for English...
i think it worked... the sight has some issues on my phone, like the pictures keep on moving around when trying to navigate...

also, not to plug myself on your site, mario, but if ya get a chance check out what i play out here on da island... hackido.org (anyone else can check it out too, please!)

mahalo 'n blessingzzz

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Post by Nikademus » Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:02 am

Mario - I'm really excited by the concept of Silversword 2, though like others would love more content / expanaions to Silversword 1 even more (being 40, so set in my ways this year!)

I may be being naive, but it may ne worth getting in contact with Catacomber;
http://catacomber.com
, one of the main driving forces behind the Quest, and its many expansions.

They too are also looking at developing a less retro Unity based rpg game.

I would love Silversword 2 to gather momentum, and go live. I've got concerns over the funding - if the minimum milestone of 100 supporters was achieved, this would require a €150 donation from each supporter to go into debelopment?

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Post by icetear » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:45 am

The number of fans has nothing to do with the actual funding.
I need the fans to get this project started - then it will be announced globally on the crowdfunding page, and other investors can help me achieving the goal. I already have some people who will support me greatly, but they can only help if the funding phase will start ;-)

Regards
Mario
Silversword - the CRPG for iPhone+iPad now on the AppStore!
Please visit us on http://www.silversword-rpg.com
iTunes Link: http://itunes.com/apps/silversword

Nikademus
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Post by Nikademus » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:52 am

That's great news. I'll try to get some more fans, and will certainly donate when it goes to the funding stage.

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