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Youtube and the new AudioVisual Literacy

MARCH 7 2013 - 9:40 PM

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I've been thinking about writing, journalism, and Youtube a lot lately, and I just realized something: we're moving to a new form of "writing" based on recorded oral culture.Traditionally, "oral tradition" had no recording method other than people's memory (which can be surprisingly ...

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Steam Linux Sale : Results

FEBRUARY 28 2013 - 9:29 PM

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Shortly after we published our giant sales report, Defender's Quest: By the Number, part 2, the Steam Linux client officially went public and was accompanied by a site-wide sale.The Linux sale featured every single Linux-compatible gam ...

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Indie Solidarity - Telepath Tactics

DECEMBER 21 2012 - 10:39 PM

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Today a bit of a personal post.We have been pretty successful with Defender's Quest as of late, being fortunate enough to get on Steam, GOG, and reap the benefits of that attention. We're still not filthy rich, but we're now generating enough sales that if this keeps up I can switch from doing game design as a risky part-time hobby to a ful ...

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Tourette Quest - Media, Magic, and Nostrils!

DECEMBER 15 2012 - 12:09 AM

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The reaction to my super-dinky "Tourette's Quest" prototype has completely floored me.  For those of you just joining us, a few weeks ago I wrote a ...

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Free 2 Play and the Four Currencies

NOVEMBER 15 2012 - 6:42 PM

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One of my most popular articles was "Piracy and the Four Currencies", which explains the economics of piracy in terms of four "psychological currencies": money-dollars ($M), time-dollars ($T), pain-in-the-butt dollars ($P) and integrity- ...

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Tourette's Quest

NOVEMBER 9 2012 - 10:56 PM

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Ever since we launched Defender's Quest on Steam, GOG, and other ...

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Steam Launch Date: October 30th

OCTOBER 16 2012 - 11:46 PM

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Quick blog post because I haven't done one in a while.Defender's Quest STEAM launch date:October 30th, 2012That's pretty soon. We will also be launching on Desura, Impulse, GamersGate, and GOG.  We will launch at $9.99 USD and equivalent conversions in local currencies. This will be a ...

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Defender's Quest GOLD launches on Kongregate

SEPTEMBER 29 2012 - 12:23 AM

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The Kongregate version of Defender's Quest GOLD edition is now live. ...

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Defender's Quest GOLD launch

AUGUST 30 2012 - 8:54 PM

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Hey everyone! Time for an official blog post announcing the launch of Defender's Quest version 1.0, or "gold" edition. I've finished the deployment, and the new version of the game is live. If you've already bought it, just run the old version of the game to auto-update.  When we said free updates, we meant it!First, he ...

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Defender's Quest gold launches today

AUGUST 29 2012 - 6:29 PM

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Hey everyone, a quick heads up - barring unforeseen insanity, Defender's Quest GOLD will launch today!I wanted to make sure the new version of the game would be public before Anthony and I head to PAX tomorrow.  James will be manning the customer service account while we're gone.Mac and Linux users, be sure to read ...

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Defender's Quest coming to Steam!

AUGUST 14 2012 - 11:29 PM

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Before I give you guys the big announcement I've been promising, first thing's first - yes, we've heard all about Steam Greenlight, in fact you've all been emailing us pretty much non-stop about it :)Now for the announcement.Turns out, we won't be submitting Defender's ...

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Freeloadable content - an alternative to paid DLC

JULY 17 2012 - 5:10 PM

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Cross-posted on gamasutra.comA ...

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The Holy Grail of Digital Distribution

JUNE 7 2012 - 6:30 PM

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Cross-posted on Gamasutra. Twitter handle: @larsiusprimeThe challenge of being an independent developer is that so much of your game's success is out of your control. There's no ...

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Indie RPG's on sale TODAY

MAY 24 2012 - 8:34 PM

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So, the Because we May sale just launched today, and about 180 or so games are participating.I'd like to direct your attention to a select few of those that might pique your interest.Indie RPG's!Of course, you should defin ...

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Quick News

MAY 23 2012 - 11:51 PM

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Hey everybody! We've got a lot of awesome Defender's Quest news for you guys today!First and foremost, we're making good progress on gold version.Second, I'm pleased to announce that Defender's Quest will be featured in the upcoming Because We May sale, which starts tomorrow&nbs ...

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Defender's Quest: By the Numbers

APRIL 11 2012 - 5:49 PM

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So, in case you haven't heard yet, Gamasutra posted our first ~70 days of sales stats as a featured article today: ...

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Pay What You Want and the Four Currencies

MARCH 22 2012 - 10:14 PM

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Details on upcoming GOLD version

MARCH 6 2012 - 12:26 AM

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EDIT:For everyone who's been asking, YES! If you have bought any version of the game so far, you will most definitely receive the GOLD edition as a FREE udpate. With Level Up Labs "Free Updates" does indeed mean free updates :) Hey Defender's Quest fans!M ...

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Piracy and the four currencies, part 2

FEBRUARY 28 2012 - 9:47 PM

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Cross-posted on gamasutra.My previous article, piracy and the four currencies ...

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Piracy and the four currencies

FEBRUARY 22 2012 - 8:52 PM

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Cross-posted on gamasutra.Part 1 of a multi-part series. (Part 2) ...

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Version 0.8.9 is ready!

FEBRUARY 21 2012 - 3:54 AM

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Hey everyone! We've got a new patch out today and some news!First off, we're trying to commit to a patch schedule of one new patch every Monday.  This will usually be a bug-fix patch, but eventually as we finish new content and features we'll be releasing those, too. The only exception is a few features we'll be holding back on ...

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Forum and Wiki are live!

FEBRUARY 14 2012 - 8:48 PM

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Hey everyone! Just a quick post to announce our brand new Forum and Wiki just went up!Here's a link to the forums.Here's a link to the wiki.The forums are pretty plain-jane for now, and the wiki is externally host ...

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New patch 0.8.4 coming today!

JANUARY 30 2012 - 11:57 PM

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Just sent out this newsletter:Dear Defender's Quest fans, An auto-update patch is coming later today!We've tested this feature extensively prior to release, but never with so great an audience. There's always the ...

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PASSWORD? WTF?

JANUARY 27 2012 - 8:41 PM

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Hey everyone,Some of you might have experienced a bug playing defender's quest where the game asked for a username or password when it tried to fetch updates, or the website was blocked asking for the same.I accidentally clicked something on my web panel, and screwed things up for about 5 minutes. It should be fixed now. I am SO sor ...

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