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The Real Texas
March 29 - psysal
*** GREAT NEWS ***
As of today the DLC is playable start to finish. It's rough and needs lots of fine tuning, and there are some (important) mechanics missing. In total there are about 200 things left on the list, but most of that is just texturing at this point.
I sincrely hope when it releases that you all enjoy it. What's amazing to me is how closely it sticks to my original plan for it, which was over 2 years ago now (I'm going to have to dig into my SVN archives and see when I really did start work on this.)
*** IMPORTANT *** Just to manage expectations:
- There will be basically NO information on the DLC until very shortly before it's released.
- You will never predict exactly what it is.
- You will think it's very weird when you first see it.
- It's not super long to play thru.
- There's no combat; there are puzzles, but not super difficult or elaborate ones.
- It is, however (very) dense in back-story and content/world building.
- It will almost definitely have more music by yesso.
- If you finished The Real Texas, it will make more sense, but that's not totally required.
- For better or for worse, it's the follow-up I wanted to make. The story unfolds and ends in the way I originally envisioned. I'm not saying more than that, except I sinecrely hope you enjoy it :)
*** ALSO IMPORTANT *** Regarding the DLC being free:
- TO REITERATE: The DLC will be FREE if you bought the game direct, on GOG, or through another store as a normal purchase (you won't get a Steam key via GOG, as they don't do that, but the DLC will be added to the original game for you there.)
- HOWEVER! THERE IS ONE CATCH! And this is maybe a slight change. If you bought the game in a PWYW bundle, such as Humble Bundle, the DLC will have to be purchased separately (remember: you are still getting The Real Texas on Steam, of course-- this ONLY applies to the DLC.) It will be inexpensive, probably $5.
My reasoning for this is simple: essentially this was a huge amount of work. Off-and-on for 2 years, plus it will be about 4 months full-time. Also, my ability to make hopefully a little bit of money soon-ish is fairly crucial to my current situation. So I am hoping that some of the people who already have the game through a bundle will decide to pick up the DLC as a way also of supporting the game, especially if (like I do) they bought the bundle as a way to save money and so didn't pay a bunch.
*** FINAL CATCH: ***
Sometimes people are generous and buy bundles and pay a lot more than the minimum. If that's you (and you can decide this for yourself, I'm not setting a limit or anything) I don't want you to feel shortchanged! So please drop me an email when the game releases and I will get you a key for the DLC.
Basically, if you feel this is unfair-- just email me. But hopefully most people will feel this is reasonable. Either way, thank you for buying the game!
Alright! Back to work for me. Drop me questions/feedback in the comments if you have them!
April 17, 2014 - psysal
What the Heck is Mesquite Anyways? It's wood.
Great news for anybody who is (patiently) waiting for The Real Texas to hit Steam, you can pick it up now PWYW as part of this week's Humble Weekly Sale:
>>> Humble Weekly Sale Starting April 17 <<<
THERE ARE OTHER COOL GAMES IN THIS BUNDLE! My personal faves are Cryptic Sea EP and KRUNCH, but I hear good stuff about the other ones too :)
Yeah Yeah But Will I Get a Steam Key
Of course! I'm not like, Ciril Sneer (though I do want to deforest the entire earth, but that's a story for another day.)
- If you buy the bundle, the game will redeem on Steam when it's finally available here.
- If you bought direct or through another bundle, you'll get a Steam key then, too.
- If you bought it through FastSpring and want it in your Humble Library, just email me email@example.com with your original order #
The only way I can see this going horribly, horribly wrong would be if Valve changed their police and was all like, "no you can't just give codes anymore." But the chances of this happening are basically nil, they've never even slightly said they ever even thought about doing that. So yeah! So long as it's in my control, of course you'll get a dang Steam thinguie.
Now, about that Steam Release... :)
So just as a quick update, there's NO ETA for Steam release but it'll happen. I'm heavily into my next project right now which is the main reason this has taken so long, but also I've been working bit by bit on a significant addition to the game for when it hits Steam. So it will still be awhile longer (all the more reason to just grab it now, if you want it!) but when it finally hits Steam there will be something extra and cool for you
Not spoiling it, but it'll be reason enough to go back to the game even if you finished it already.
Thanks for your patience everybody! I'm really just one guy, when Texas got greenlit it was a bit of a surprise but I want to make the Steam release something exciting for you, and not do a halfway job :)
Have a great weekend!
August 29, 2013 - psysal
Hey everyone, just a quick note that The Real Texas is now available on the Humble Store. You can get the game here:
My other game, Paradise Perfect (not on Greenlight, quite different from The Real Texas, but a fun game nonetheless), is also available:
As always your Greenlight votes and feedback is sincerely appreciated :) Thanks to the 100 games greenlit the other day, The Real Texas now has a more realistic (but still far-from-certain) chance to make it through. Here's hoping!
On the other hand... why wait for it to show up on steam when you can just get it now?
:) Have a great weekend,
April 17, 2013 - psysal
Just a quick friendly reminder, The Real Texas can be had for almost no money whatsoever in the IndieRoyale.com spring bundle:
Indie Royale Spring Bundle
Current minimum is about $5 which also nets you the genuinely beautiful and amazing exploration platformer Knytt Underground, lush R-type-alike SATAZIUS, tower defence-slash-arena battler Monday Night Combat and the experimental autogenerated Metroid-prime-ish (sorta) Gentrieve 2.
In case Texas finds its way on Steam, you will (Valve permitting) get a Steam key for it then.
ALSO: If the bundle reaches 6000 copies sold I will add another type of boat to my boat game (to be released most likely in May; more info http://paradiseperfectboatrescue.com
Grab it while there are still pancakes left, cowboy!
April 12, 2013 - psysal
Hey Everyone! This is just to let you know that The Real Texas is PWYW (with about a $5 minimum; it fluctuates a bit) on the latest Indie Royale spring bundle. Get it while it's HOT CHEAP AND SPRINGTIME FLOWERY AWESOME along with 4 other excellent games including nifflas' Knytt Underground:
Indie Royale Spring Bundle
This bundle is up until about April 17, 2013. But seriously why wait when you can just get it now?
Also! I'm streaming games from this bundle nightly (except for Saturday night) for the next few nights:
Q: Will I get a Steam Key?
A: If the game is greenlit I will do my best to get Steam Keys from Valve; they seem to have been cool about this in the past but I can't promise something outside my control. But it seems a safe bet that if you buy direct or through the IR bundle, then you will get a Steam key if the game ever finds it's way to Steam.