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« Reply #30 on: November 10, 2009, 03:23:57 PM »

People seem to really dig the soundtrack, too!
I think you really nailed it. Smiley
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« Reply #31 on: November 10, 2009, 06:21:46 PM »

People seem to really dig the soundtrack, too!
I think you really nailed it. Smiley
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Yeah it's quite satisfying when all areas of the game seem to be equally appreciated.
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« Reply #32 on: November 15, 2009, 10:39:12 AM »

A nice brief but appreciative dissection by Nick Gravelyn

http://nickgravelyn.com/2009/10/deconstructing-echoes/

It's always interesting from a game design viewpoint to read that sort of piece as opposed to a straight review.
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« Reply #33 on: November 15, 2009, 01:06:21 PM »

Are you getting more reviews/attention for Echoes+ then Echoes? Stick a price on your game and suddenly it's noticed a lot more XD
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« Reply #34 on: November 15, 2009, 06:03:35 PM »

Will echoes+ be coming out on the pc aswell?
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« Reply #35 on: November 16, 2009, 09:56:35 AM »

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This is certainly a plus for me. All the menu item descriptions are funny little things. Highlight the options button and it says “fiddle with things”. Highlight the credits button and it says “who cares?”. My favorite is the exit button that says “go and play something more interesting…”. I laughed in the trial reading those and honestly it probably contributed to me buying the game immediately when the trial expired.

Great to see somone appreciate all the small things you've included.

Again more positive feedback.   Grin

Have there been any negative comments at all ?

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« Reply #36 on: November 16, 2009, 12:05:35 PM »

Will echoes+ be coming out on the pc aswell?
Hi chinahat242 and welcome Smiley

Yes I plan on releasing Echoes+ on PC, but I'm not putting any estimated date on when that might be as I have a lot of different things on the go right now Smiley


Have there been any negative comments at all ?
From those that have played it,  just the odd comment or suggestion in otherwise really positive reviews.

As expected, most of the negative comments seem to come from people who haven't bothered playing it because it looks like a Geometry Wars rip-off....something all the reviewers make a point of saying it isn't.  Smiley
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« Reply #37 on: December 27, 2009, 01:15:14 AM »

heres something im curious about, the sales.
are you able to tell how echoes+ has done in sales?
right now, i have no way of knowing how popular echoes+ is
although im assuming very Smiley
Will echoes+ be coming out on the pc aswell?
As expected, most of the negative comments seem to come from people who haven't bothered playing it because it looks like a Geometry Wars rip-off....something all the reviewers make a point of saying it isn't.  Smiley
well tbh echoes+ did seem to bear more similarities to geometry wars than the original did,
but i agree it is still very different from gw, in many ways, i think its geometry wars minus all gw's flaws, which, assuming i did the math right, does make it worth playing Grin

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« Reply #38 on: December 27, 2009, 10:54:24 AM »

heres something im curious about, the sales.
are you able to tell how echoes+ has done in sales?
right now, i have no way of knowing how popular echoes+ is
although im assuming very Smiley
It depends on what your expectations are.  I wasn't expecting big sales and it's done slightly better than that....but not much.  And since it dropped off the new releases and top-rated lists I haven't bothered checking sales as they are virtually zero as expected.

It's a hobby and I'd be doing it anyway regardless of sales so I can't say I'm overly bothered.  If a few people enjoy it and I make enough money back to pay for the website, CC membership etc then that's a bonus Smiley

I plan on doing a proper write-up about it when I find the time.
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« Reply #39 on: December 27, 2009, 03:55:50 PM »

Which reminds me.... I have 1 years worth of XBL gold, so if you could send me a fresh copy of E+ and i'll happily test away for you.

If its in a non sensible place, then remove or delete post at your pleasure.
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« Reply #40 on: December 27, 2009, 07:40:40 PM »

Which reminds me.... I have 1 years worth of XBL gold, so if you could send me a fresh copy of E+ and i'll happily test away for you.

If its in a non sensible place, then remove or delete post at your pleasure.
Cool.  I haven't been able to do any decent development for a few weeks now due to "real" work, but I'm off for a week so hope to get something done starting tomorrow.

Also fair play to my ISP but it looks like my internet issues have been sorted so I can get back to that online highscore test (it was fairly de-motivating trying to develop and test that code with a flakey net connection  Tongue )
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« Reply #41 on: December 29, 2009, 09:58:48 AM »

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I plan on doing a proper write-up about it when I find the time.

Will look forward to reading that.   Smiley

I bet the whole thing has been quite a learning curve.  I know it was for me.

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« Reply #42 on: December 30, 2009, 02:59:28 PM »

Oooh, same here, i'm a fan of reading write ups! Especially about projects (like this) that I really care about!
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« Reply #43 on: February 01, 2010, 02:32:31 AM »

while looking at indiegames.com i quickly stumbled upon this list,
(which you might've saw on xnplay earlier)
http://www.indiegames.com/blog/2010/01/feature_the_best_xbox_indie_ga.html
congratulations on what was obviously a job well done, fog, it seems youve left everyone who stumbled upon your game satisfied, Cheesy

i played the trial at my friends place some more a while ago and the more i play it, the more i love the changes/extra content you put into echoes, if you didnt have to be logged in to xbox live to play it, i'd prolly have gotten an xbox by now.  Smiley

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« Reply #44 on: February 01, 2010, 05:59:21 PM »

while looking at indiegames.com i quickly stumbled upon this list,
(which you might've saw on xnplay earlier)
http://www.indiegames.com/blog/2010/01/feature_the_best_xbox_indie_ga.html
congratulations on what was obviously a job well done, fog, it seems youve left everyone who stumbled upon your game satisfied, Cheesy

i played the trial at my friends place some more a while ago and the more i play it, the more i love the changes/extra content you put into echoes, if you didnt have to be logged in to xbox live to play it, i'd prolly have gotten an xbox by now.  Smiley
Nice find that.  Thanks Smiley

I haven't checked out Indie Games on the Marketplace or the review sites for about 6 weeks now so I need make time to see what I've missed.
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