At long last, I’m very happy to announce that “Why is the Princess in a Magic Forest?!” has been released. Thank you all for your support and encouragement over this very long road. We really hope you enjoy the game.
Get it on Steam now!
And don’t forget to pick up the game’s original soundtrack from my Bandcamp page as well 😀
Max is on an epic quest to save the legendary princess in the fabled magic forest where anything is possible. The twist? Max is the weakest hero ever to exist! Help Max reach the goal through a legion of levels, all the while having to deal with magic experiments, explosive sheep, friendzoned specters, black-holes and much much more! Why? Because it’s a MAGIC forest after all! Help Max survive all the dangerous hazards in order to find the princess…who may or may not even exist!
But that’s not all! When you get this game, any content released in the future will be yours to play for free. That’s right! No paid DLC! You buy it, you get everything! Right out of the box we will give you 20 puzzles to rattle your brain over, and we are already well on our way to add another 10 puzzles to the game!
-20 head-scratching levels (with at least 10 more on the way!)
-Loads of enemies and hazards to avoid
-A variety of items to discover and use to help Max navigate through the Magic Forest
-Original soundtrack composed by Chris Porter
-Custom sound effects crafted by Robert Brown
-Featured in the Indie Games Area of Tokyo Game Show 2015
Why is the Princess in a Magic Forest?! has a release date!!
After three years of development I’m happy to announce that the game is finished. Done. Ready to go!
The game will launch on Steam on November 8th!
So mark your calendars, set your alarms, bookmark the page, and/or add the game to your Steam wishlist.
Visit the Steam page here: Why is the Princess in a Magic Forest?!
The Why is the Princess in a Magic Forest?! Original Soundtrack, composed by yours truly, is available now for pre-order and will be available to download as soon as the game is.
Soundtrack page: Why is the Princess in a Magic Forest?! Original Soundtrack
ikenie has just officially launched on Steam!
ikenie is a 2D action-adventure/puzzle game for PC featuring challenging gameplay, unique mechanics, multiple endings, seven Steam achievements and an original soundtrack composed by yours truly!
Grab the game on Steam now for $4.99.
You can also pick up the ikenie Original Soundtrack for only $2 from my Bandcamp page. (URL below)
Thank you to everyone who has supported us. Releasing a game on Steam is a really big moment for us and we’re excited that you’ll finally be able to play the game. Enjoy!
HUGE NEWS! Both Why is the Princess in a Magic Forest?! and ikenie have just been Greenlit on Steam! We are in the process now of finalizing the games to get them ready to be purchased and played. I want to thank everyone for their support throughout this process (which was excruciatingly long – but, hey, that’s the life of small indie teams, I guess). Since ikenie has been on sale on itch.io for a while now, the ikenie Original Soundtrack has already been available on Bandcamp, but now I’ll finally be able to release the Why is the Princess in a Magic Forest?! Original Soundtrack as well. As readers of this blog will know, that was the very first game soundtrack that I composed. The fact that the game and the soundtrack are finally about to be released is such a huge moment for me. It’s the culmination of a lot of hard work and love for composing music. I feel like I’ve grown a lot as a composer since I wrote the six pieces of music on that soundtrack, but they remain special to me since it was the first time I actually wrote music that was to be used in an actual video game. I really hope you enjoy both of these games and their music!
A couple of weeks ago, the very first game that I wrote the soundtrack for (I started working on it in the summer of 2013) is finally up on Steam Greenlight. About three years in the making, the game is 95% complete and we’re finally ready to show it to the world. After an awesome showing at Tokyo Game Show 2015, it’s exciting to get the game out there to the rest of you.
We need ‘YES’ votes on Steam Greenlight in order for the game to be made available for purchase on Steam. So, if you’re reading this, we’d really appreciate if you could check out the game’s page and give us a vote. The link to the game’s page is below.
The soundtrack to the game is also available now for pre-order on Bandcamp. I will release the soundtrack as soon as the game is available for sale, so the release date is just a place holder. It could be sooner or later than what is written depending on how quickly the game gets Greenlit. If you pre-order the soundtrack, you’ll get an immediate download of “The Forest Edge” to hold you over.
Lastly, the first review for the game is out. The winner of the Golden Reviewer Award in last year’s Indie Game Maker Contest, Jtrev23, played an early release version and posted a review on his site. Check it out!
Back in August I wrote the soundtrack for a game called “ikenie” that was created in just one month for the 2015 Indie Game Maker Contest (IGMC). Since the contest ended, the developer (Akumu Games), has been working on getting it ready for a commercial release. There are new levels, bosses, updated mechanics, controller support, and many other enhancements. I’ve also composed a new piece of music called “Death Manor Waltz” for one of the new areas in the game.
“ikenie” is currently on Steam Greenlight and we are in the long, grueling process of waiting for it to get enough “YES” votes to be able to sell on the Steam Marketplace. So, we need everyone to check out the game’s page, watch the trailer, take a look at the screenshots, and give us a vote.
I’ll also be re-releasing the game’s soundtrack on Bandcamp as “ikenie Original Soundtrack Plus”. This new release will include all of the music from the game, including the new track “Death Manor Waltz”, a newly remastered version of “Witch’s Lair (bonus track)”, and brand new original back cover art that I had made especially for this release. The soundtrack will go on sale as soon as the game does, so look forward to that!