Blogs

  • Green Light & Next Step

Submitted by admin on Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:49

So we are very excited to finally see the green lit, so now what?

Now, With this new energy we will add few more things into the game (To be disclosed very soon!) and fix remaining bugs that has been pointed by few reviewers and player to make it full proof before launch on steam.

As already promised, Will bring the Mac and Linux build in very near future.

Thanks for support & it is really feeling good.

Thanks
-sushil

  • Just Got Greenlit

Submitted by admin on Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:23

Finally I could see the green colors on this page. It took us almost 1 and half year to crawl our way out. The simple reason for that was not enough marketing skills and zero budget to hire a good marketing guy who can keep the fire burning for you all the time.

Any ways those days are over I can launch the game and will keep myself available for community support.

Since the first launch on Desura, I have received lot of feedback from players and reviewers based on that there are many improvements I have done.

We will be submitting our final build to steam in coming few weeks. Also will update the demo soon.

Thanks all who has helped us reach here.

  • Ranked #7 On Greenlight Now

Submitted by admin on Tue, 05/06/2014 - 19:05

Currently The game is Ranked 7, I should be excited but feels none. Although the chances of getting selected in the next batch is high but I doubt whether that will happen.

(March) Last month after one batch of 75 games got green lighted, Stained was in top 100, slowly slipped into 99% as the week progressed.

After another batch of 75 it got a desired #50 rank and was hanging around it for last few weeks. I was hoping it will get green lighted in the next batch but to my surprise the next batch of 75 title did not include stained.

So, If you are in three digit or two digit ranks don’t get your hopes too high!

  • Getting Social

Submitted by admin on Sun, 04/06/2014 - 16:59

One of the major reason why stained is lingering around on steam greenlight for so long is lack of our ability to market the game. I have been so naive about this whole social media marketing stuff! I have never paid attention to the technical or more appropriately the statistical details of this new world of marketing.

So, writing a blog and press releases is not enough!
We need to continuously online and be social about our product. Having said that It is difficult for somebody like me do it in a right way. So after failing for almost a year I tried to learn the process in more detail and looks like it helped.

First thing first facebook has been the epitome of social media marketing so I started being more active on it posting news, videos (almost everything that could interest the user). Getting facebook likes would be difficult from ground up so one might consider buying a likes from http://boostlikes.com

A Continuous tweets and constantly bringing things about the game into the notice of my audience is a key. That is what I learned.

The process is still on now we are in a top 100 on greenlight. Hope to get it lighted very soon!

  • Stained Update : 1.1

Submitted by admin on Mon, 07/01/2013 - 14:39

Since the release of the version 1.0 in October 2012, we have been hearing suggestions and critics about the game from users and reviewers. One major thing
which everybody suggested was a way to configure custom controls. Most player suggested that it is hard to control the characters with the fix controls provided with the game. Some other suggestions were music incompatibility, and about in-game messages.

So here we are with this update to stained, which will add following functionality to the game.

  • Interface to configure your custom controls

  • Updated Narration video : The hear to the throne in now "air to the throne" ;)

  • In game messages are updated.

  • There is now a setting to call up the start up configuration dialogue. It provides some low level configuration settings.

  • Now once you get the tunning blade all further levels are unlocked.

  • Little enhancement to the hard mode combat.

So with all of these update, the game will now get updated on all the distribution platforms.

And here is something to please your eyes.

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  • Humble Request

 woke up today a little late and while my coffee was brewing i decided to take a look at the google analytic for stained website. Generally visitors count stays in a range of 40 to 50 or if some press release is out then the count shoots upto 100. So far the highest count as i remember was 500+

Today was different, when I opened the analytic application the counter was telling me it is 6000+ for past 2 days. I was shocked!

I started investigating what has boosted the views and it took me longer to find out that the internet is flooding with pirated copies of stained. So many people visiting the websites and watching videos related to stained was a good sign which all turns into a great disappointment.

I just have to say one thing if you are playing a pirated version of stained, "Please don't do it".

It is really hard to survive as a indie developer, and we are just making a honest effort. Please support us by purchasing the stained copy from desura, impulse or raindg. If you can't afford $9.99 please wait for the sale.

Thanks for supporting us.