Since I'm getting new players (👍🏼 💖 ) I should let you know you can earn a patch... an actual physical patch.
It's not easy, but one person has done it already. (not me)
@viTekiM I'll happily buy a copy but what I really want to know is how you made all the awesome effects.
@viTekiM Now that I look at the video again a lot of it is good particle effects; do you use a particular engine or editor, or did you write it all yourself without external tools?
What do you use for your line rendering? Doing it well is a ridiculously non-trivial problem, at least in OpenGL.
I'll have to play the game and pay attention to see if anything else catches my attention!
@icefox Oh, it's Unity. It has a pretty decent particle system and I've gotten pretty handy with it. The lines are a mix of Unity LineRenderers and Sprites that just look line lines. 😅
I'm also doing a little trick where I shake the camera a tiny bit to make the lines look flickery.
@viTekiM Space shooter on a Mac? Clicking purchase faster than light. Thanks for making the game multi-platform! 👍
@viTekiM Ten purchases at € 4.99? I realise that they probably get a healthy cut of that, but that seems to be quite a high threshold, doesn’t it.
@mart_w Yeah, they don't pay out in less than $100 chunks. I was sitting in at $65 or so. I think around ten will do it, minus the store cut.
@viTekiM Out of curiosity, if you don't mind strangers asking nosy questions. How much of the final price actually goes into your pocket?
@esureL I don't mind at all. I get about 70% of the $5 on Steam sales. I get 90% of Itch.io sales.
You could argue that a Steam sale with a review is worth more to me than an itch sale. I'm not sure... so buy from whichever store you like. :)
@viTekiM oh interesting! I never return indies, I'd rather they get the money even if it wasn't my thing. do you prefer the return?
As a seller I love Steam refunds. I love the idea that people would debate less about trying a $5 game. Just pick it up, play it, and return it if you don't feel like it's worth your $5. I don't want to take money from people who didn't enjoy the game.
I never want a bad review. If that rating drops to "mixed" you'd might as well be dead on Steam. I welcome negative feedback (even if harsh) through any other channel. Even if it's a "reason for refund" note.
That's all just IMHO of course! 😅
On the Steam page I thought it just mentioned Windows. I just noticed the other tabs. I'll gladly check it out soon. 👌
@viTekiM sold, to the man with spare disposable income and an interest in supporting indie developers. 🚀
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