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Josh1billion

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#14101966 Post here to enter to win a copy of each of my two new Steam games

Posted by Josh1billion on Yesterday, 06:32 PM

I'm releasing a game on Steam on Friday called Super Blackout, a casual puzzle game that launches for $2.99 (40% off the normal $4.99 price).  You might recognize this game, as it's a port of a PS Vita game I launched about three years ago.  To celebrate, here's a quick giveaway.

 

Rules:

Post a reply here to enter, and I'll randomly select a winner Thursday night.  If 10+ people enter, I'll pick 3 winners instead of one.  The winner(s) get a copy of each of my two Steam games.  No new accounts please; only CAGs registered prior to today are eligible.

 

Optional:

If you want to help me out, you can wishlist the game(s), or follow my gamedev stuff on Twitter where I post regular development updates, or sign up to my newsletter where I send emails very rarely and only for big announcements.  These are optional and have no bearing on the contest results at all.

 

Game info:

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https://store.steamp...Emerald_Shores/

 

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https://store.steamp...Super_Blackout/




#14097697 PSN Weekly Deals - 12/11: Holiday Sale Week 1! Over 1200 items on sale!

Posted by Josh1billion on 04 December 2018 - 08:02 PM

How come no launch discount on the vita version?

 

I was on the fence with that - I wanted to, but thought it might suck for people who bought the PS4 version, especially since I know many of the PS4 purchasers bought it mainly to play on Vita.  I wanted to do a PS4 launch discount last month, but I got sidetracked with all of the rest of the publishing+patching stuff and didn't submit it in time.




#14097598 PSN Weekly Deals - 12/11: Holiday Sale Week 1! Over 1200 items on sale!

Posted by Josh1billion on 04 December 2018 - 05:55 PM

Sorry for the spam again, but my game Emerald Shores just launched today on Vita (& PlayStation TV).  It's cross-buy with PS4, so if you bought the PS4 version that launched a few weeks ago, the link should show up as Free for you: https://store.playst...MERALDSHORES001

 

edit: also, the trophy lists are identical but separate, so trophy hunters can get two fairly quick platinums for the price of one




#14089396 PSN Weekly Deals - 12/11: Holiday Sale Week 1! Over 1200 items on sale!

Posted by Josh1billion on 22 November 2018 - 11:47 PM

Some new deals that I've found right now:

 

Fallout 76 - $40.19 - 33% Off - Ends 11/27

Fallout 76 Tricentennial Edition - $59.99 - 25% Off - Ends 11/27

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition - $19.99 - 60% Off - Ends 11/27

Fallout 76 will be the new Metal Gear Survive:

 

$16 retail by January, mark my words brethren




#14087591 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by Josh1billion on 21 November 2018 - 08:39 PM

Congrats!  Remember you talking about this in the other thread.  Had some Steam wallet laying around so bought it.  

 

Thanks man, very much appreciated :)




#14087566 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by Josh1billion on 21 November 2018 - 08:21 PM

I launched my Steam game today if anyone's interested, with a 20% launch discount ($9.99 ---> $7.99).  Short but tough 2D platformer with a lot of unlockable side content, minigames, etc.

 

https://store.steamp...Emerald_Shores/




#14083702 PSN Weekly Deals - 12/11: Holiday Sale Week 1! Over 1200 items on sale!

Posted by Josh1billion on 17 November 2018 - 12:28 AM

in on Black Ops 3 season pass

 

in on God of War once that $15 coupon comes in




#14080544 PSN Weekly Deals - 12/11: Holiday Sale Week 1! Over 1200 items on sale!

Posted by Josh1billion on 12 November 2018 - 08:00 PM

Hope this isn't too spammy, but I built a PS4 game that's out tomorrow.  $9.99 and will be cross-buy with PS Vita when that version launches in a couple of weeks or so.

 




#14035863 PSN Flash Sale ends 8/6 @ 11 AM ET/8 AM PT

Posted by Josh1billion on 06 August 2018 - 01:08 AM

Lots of games I want to play for prices I don't want to pay.  :-P




#14022157 PSN Weekly Deals - 12/11: Holiday Sale Week 1! Over 1200 items on sale!

Posted by Josh1billion on 08 July 2018 - 06:32 PM

Titanfall 2 is really fun and a steal at $8.  Digging dat dere multiplayer.




#13997448 Past Cure (XB1) - $10.01 (and dropping) on Amazon

Posted by Josh1billion on 20 May 2018 - 03:48 AM

Never thought I'd see a PS4 game as an Amazon "add-on item."  Doesn't that just make you want to chop your cock off?




#13677438 PSN Weekly Deals - 6/27: Huge Mid Year Sale & Sonic Sales! Too many d...

Posted by Josh1billion on 30 March 2017 - 10:11 PM

Done. I said the developer is my friend just to make myself sound cool. 

(Well I do know you to some extent from your posts here)

Sweet!  Thanks friend.




#13677415 PSN Weekly Deals - 6/27: Huge Mid Year Sale & Sonic Sales! Too many d...

Posted by Josh1billion on 30 March 2017 - 09:56 PM

How expensive is the development kit?

I'm legally not allowed to say.  :cry:




#13677396 PSN Weekly Deals - 6/27: Huge Mid Year Sale & Sonic Sales! Too many d...

Posted by Josh1billion on 30 March 2017 - 09:51 PM



Nice. Can you talk about your experience with getting a game on a sony system? Sony seems to be pushing indie devs to release on their platforms, but wondering what the actual reality is like.

In my experience, the hardest part was just meeting the prerequisites to apply.  That meant legally starting a company (as an LLC in my case), and then getting a bank account set up in my company's name.  Those two things required a lot of legwork over a couple of weeks.

 

Beware the fees in your state for running a company, as they can vary heavily from state to state.  Filing an annual report only costs $25 here in WI, so that's all it costs me at this point aside from income tax, but states like California will charge you hundreds every year.

 

After that, it's just a matter of filling out their online application, and then having the patience to learn how everything works.  You'll also need to have some money to purchase a development kit, and (as their application states) have a static IP address.




#13677289 PSN Weekly Deals - 6/27: Huge Mid Year Sale & Sonic Sales! Too many d...

Posted by Josh1billion on 30 March 2017 - 08:31 PM

Just recently got my 3000th trophy, and it was from Super Blackout. But I didn't pick it up this time. I think I got it about a year or so ago, most likely coinciding with a sale considering the site we are on. It did remind me to start playing it though. Looking forward to your new game.

Awesome!  Super Blackout will forever haunt your trophy milestone list. :)  Big thanks for your support.