Thursday, 26 July 2012

Dev. Diary #2 Funding & Support

Oh hey, didn't see you there!

Well it's finally got to that time when we have published The Lawless Online funding campaign! The campaign is entirely based around the crowd funding website - IndieGoGo. IndieGoGo and similar crowd funding websites are platforms for indie developers from every aspect of life (game developers, fashion designers, product design etc.) to receive small amounts of money from everyone who want to be part of a really cool projects that may otherwise not get funded by big corporations. Every one of the projects will also reward every contribution with a variety of prizes.

To check out our IndieGoGo funding page, click this link!

Or if you're the old school type of person, then the address is - 

On that site you will be able to find out everything you need to know about the game and how to help us finish this game :)

There is also a new page to your right --> which has a little more detail about the game play, so please feel free to check it out. Also there's new videos on youtube! In fact, I think I will embed those bad boys in this post!

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Dev. Diary #1 - Filming & Pitching

Well as you may or may not know this week is an incredibly big week in the development of The Lawless Online. So much so that I have started to label these dev. posts as... Dev. Diaries :O! Just to add a touch of class ;)

Earlier this week Philip Roozendaal the lead programmer of this project came all the way from the Netherlands to my "Office" here in the UK. He is staying until Saturday morning and so much work has already been done.

After the near 12-hour journey from Holland to the UK, I met Philip at the hotel that is literally 5 or so minute's drive from my house, had our introductions and headed over to my house that currently holds The Lawless HQ.

If you are reading this and are working in an international team I highly recommending putting in the effort to meet in person. We have been working on The Lawless properly for around 6 months now and just being able to talk about it's future together, in-person has really made a difference, let alone the work we have both been putting in.

Yesterday was a big, big day for many reasons. For a start we have a website online at the moment. It's not anyway near the shape of the final website, but it is great to finally have a web presence after so long and it's a great tool for re-directing visitors to the numerous ways of support our campaign. Please, if you have the time, check it out at and give us a bit of feedback. There are a few buttons that don't work, such as the buttons to lead you to our indiegogo project page, but we don't have one of those yet so when we do, it will be updated.

We also completed all the filming for our IndieGoGo pitch video, thanks to Ed Southwell, the absolute lad behind the camera. Although now the daunting task of editing it all is looming over us... Here are a few pictures from the shoot.

But it's really good to see everything coming together and the final pieces being put into the level editor and ironed out.

As things are coming along you shall hopefully be seeing a lot more from us on the developer's blog. Everything is about to kick off now like I had always hoped!

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Thank you,