We are the developers of War for the Overworld, the spiritual successor to Dungeon Keeper, here to talk about our journey through crowdfunding, Steam Early Access, a rocky release, and beyond - AMA!
We are Brightrock Games. We’re the studio behind War for the Overworld - an indie game released last year on Steam, and spiritual successor to Dungeon Keeper. We held two well-received AMAs during our Kickstarter back in 2012/13 and thought now would be a good time to do a follow up, since we've had quite an interesting couple of years to say the least.
Our Story: We began as a fully-remote amateur team in 2012, and now we are a professional studio based out of our very own office in sunny Brighton, UK. We'll be talking about how we got started, the processes behind a successful Kickstarter campaign and Steam Early Access launch, as well as how we recovered from our rocky release last year to get where we are today - bringing out our new expansion pack, Heart of Gold, and gazing contemplatively towards our next project.
Participating in this AMA:
- Josh Bishop aka /u/Simburgur (Designer & Managing Director)
- Scott Richmond aka /u/strich (Programmer & Producer)
- Patrick Hore aka /u/Patackular (Art Director & 3D Artist)
- Lee Moon aka /u/Noontide13 (Community Manager)
- Dante de Glanvill aka /u/dante_keysine (Acoustic Wizard & Voice Actor)
- Tim White aka /u/timawhite (Writer for the Heart of Gold expansion)
Shameless plug: We're also currently on sale until tomorrow!
Proof: Twitter + Verified with mods
Update 20:57 UTC: Tim and Lee have signed off, the rest of us will still be here for a little while. We will continue to check back and answer questions throughout the night and tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by and asking questions everyone!
Update 22:44 UTC: And that's a wrap - thanks everyone! If you have any further questions feel free to ask them here and we'll answer them over the next day or two.
Update 08:07 UTC June 1st: Josh, Scott and Pat are back to answer any questions from last night.