It's been a while since I've updated this site! Until today the games page still listed Go Plague Monkey! Go! as having a planned 2013 release. Oops. Obviously I missed that date. But it's for the best! Development of the game has been going very well, and the game is becoming something bigger and better than I initially imagined.
Let's go adventure! The update turning the game into Super Amazing Wagon Adventure Turbo is also now available on Desura, GamersGate, and Xbox Live Indie Games. If you bought the PC version before today and want a Steam key, I made a web page explaining how to get one. If you have any problems running the game, I made a web page for support. I'm very excited to see what new players think of the game and what old players think of the new stuff!
Super Amazing Wagon Adventure is coming to Steam because of you--the tens of thousands of people that bought the game, voted for it on Greenlight, made and shared videos of the game, and generally made the game super amazing. To say thanks and to celebrate the Steam release, I've put together an update for the game adding three new unlockable wagons, more detailed character customization, and some new scenes and surprises. Because the game didn't already have a long enough name, I'm calling the updated version Super Amazing Wagon Adventure Turbo. The announcement video (complete with obnoxious dubstep) is below.
The updated game will be available on Steam on October 17--less than two days from now! If you've already bought the game, don't worry: the new version will also come to Desura, GamersGate, and Xbox Live Indie Games as a completely free update. Assuming nothing goes wrong in the various distribution processes, these updates should also be available on October 17 or at least very soon after. I'm also planning on giving Steam keys to anyone who has already purchased the PC version of the game. When the game launches on Steam I'll update the game's website with information about how to get your key. I'm super excited for the Steam release and to see what everyone thinks of the update!
Play Go Plague Monkey! Go! at the Seattle Indies Expo
Are you in the Seattle area this weekend? Stop by the Seattle Indies Expo (SIX) and see Go Plague Monkey! Go! SIX is a small, locally run indie gaming exhibition that's totally free to attend. The expo will be Sunday from 10 AM to 6 PM in the Act Theater, which is attached to the convention center downtown. If you happen to be in the convention center area, maybe for some other video game convention, it should be really easy to drop by. I exhibited Super Amazing Wagon Adventure at SIX last year, and it was a ton of fun.
I'll also be attending PAX this weekend (but not exhibiting there). If you see a guy wandering the halls wearing a Super Amazing Wagon Adventure shirt, feel free to say hello. Also, if you're a video game media person and want to see Go Plague Monkey! Go! but can't make it to SIX on Sunday, send me an email or contact me on Twitter and we can set up a meeting.
Yesterday Valve announced an extra big batch of games on Steam Greenlight getting Steam distribution deals--100 titles instead of the usual 15, a stress test of their new internal tools for getting games onto Steam. I'm super happy to announce that Super Amazing Wagon Adventure was one of the 100! Thank you all! Your votes and support made this happen. Super Amazing Wagon Adventure has been for sale for more than a year now, and I'm still constantly amazed by everyone's enthusiasm and support for the game.
I don't have Steam keys yet, and I'm not sure how exactly I'll be distributing them, but I'll definitely do my best to give Steam keys to everyone that previously bought the PC version of the game and wants one. I'll have more details about that closer to the Steam release of the game. I also don't yet know exactly when that will be, but that's something I'll be figuring out as soon as possible.
Thanks again! I'm very excited for new players to get to experience the game.