Let’s all try not to get killed by invisible creatures this year, shall we?
the aduge team
This year Brazil will host it’s first international independent games festival, BIG. It is shaping up to be a great, well organized event, and we’re thrilled with expectations! The festival will comprise of one month worth of exhibitions at an acclaimed audio-visual art museum, a much anticipated business forum, keynotes and panels with renowned guests and, of course, a prize ceremony!
Also, we are very happy to announce that Qasir al-Wasat is among its finalists, announced just last week. Our dear game was nominated for two prizes: Brazil Breakthrough, a category dedicated to emerging brazilian developers like us, and Best Narrative in the international section.
The complete list of finalists counts 19 great online slot machines games, from 10 different countries! BIG will award 6 prizes - one for each categories - and you can check the complete list in our fellow Collective blog SuperBRbros [portuguese only]!
All the best!
Hey everyone! Time for a bit of report on our whereabouts! Here come some busy weeks!
We’re continuously working on Qasir al-Wasat translations and updates, the portuguese version is around 70% of it’s first draft! On separate threads, our localization collaborators around the world are doing their magic bringing the game to many many different languages! This release, when it arrives, we’ll be truly special!
Qasir has been reviewed and spotted by some neat sites by now, and we’re extremely happy with the reception! We’ve been seen in RockPaperShotgun and beyond, in Poland, Italy, Portugal and even here, in our native Brazil, at Gamesfoda and ArenaIG! This is just the begining, and we expect to see the game gain more traction as the Goeatian word is passed on!!
Speaking of traction, festival season is nigh!!! We’ll be at some of them and hope to meet y’all there!
This is a quick schedule of our trips:
INDIECADE - Culver City, California
also: our Guys and Gal will arrive in Culver one day earlier, and stay in California for a few days, this should make it easier to meet everyone!
BGS - BRASIL GAME SHOW - São Paulo
SB-GAMES - Brasilia
BIG Festival - São Paulo
If you want to meet us please reach us on twitter @aduge! Or talk directly with @maperns and @vermonde!
Qasir al-Wasat was nominated for Game of the Year at Brasil Game Show! =)
In other news, beyond the fact we are preparing ourselves for the IndieCade trip, we already began the localization of Qasir to portuguese.
Welcome back dear readers!
Today is a special day. Today, August 31st marks the release date of Qasir al-Wasat. After 16 months of hard work, the game is finally complete (or so we convinced ourselves to believe). Qasir is available at our website qasir.adugestudio.com.
If you like the game and want to see it on Steam you can also upvote it at our Steam GreenLight page
Enjoy it, and happy gaming. We hope you enjoy your experience with Qasir al-Wasat, as much we enjoyed the experience of creating it. See you soon!
PS: For those who bought the game at Desura: we are waiting the approval of their system that should happen in the next few days.