We’re long overdue for an update, but fear not– We have a lot of cool stuff to share! Here’s what’s been going down in the land of Mender’s Strife development over the past few months:
Mender’s Strife is on itch.io
If you’re not familiar with itch.io as an indie-loving gamer, well, you should be! It’s a platform for both indie game enthusiasts and developers, a spot for picking up new games as well as supporting ones currently in development.
We’re happy to announce that Mender’s Strife is up on itch.io. On our page, you can download the demo (for free, of course!), view developer updates that are a wee bit more current than this blog at the moment and are more real-time in nature, download the demo OST (also for free!), and post in the community section if you feel like taking part and breaking the ice so to speak.
As we continue to make progress towards completing the full game, we’ll utilize itch.io to make additional demos available as well as extra goodies we have in store for fans. The full game, when completed, will also be there to grab, of course. Check it out! You know you want to.
Hey– We’re on TV, I mean, in an Interview!
Our team had a chance to take part in a super fun interview in October! Ashley Rivas of Principally Uncertain interviewed us, asked some great questions about our humble beginnings as a dev team, our development process, and how we manage to juggle working on Mender’s Strife as a small team while still maintaining full time jobs, etc., and posted the interview online for everyone to read.
We had a fantastic time chatting with Ashley. Thanks again for the interview, Ashley and Principally Uncertain!
Our First Fan Art
After we were interviewed, Ashley felt inspired to create a fan art of Marah, our bright and bold main character of Mender’s Strife who thus far has only seen the light of day in sprite format. We couldn’t be any more pleased with what Ashley came up with! She captured the essence of Marah wonderfully:
Demo 2.0 News
Did you know we’re aiming to release a second version of the demo within the next couple months? Well, now you know! In version 2.0, we’ll be implementing one of the full game’s combat systems/features. You’ll be able to try out some of Marah’s new abilities and see a hint of what’s in store for the full game.
We’re also going to include a fully-chiptuned soundtrack for your enjoyment (it’s awesome– trust me!).
Look forward to seeing Demo 2.0 in early 2018.
What’s this? A Full Game Release Date?
Speaking of dates, we’ve also come up with a tentative release date for the full version of Mender’s Strife. Now, it’s important to note that this date is very much tentative and may change, but this will be our goal and we’ll do our best to stick with it!
Our goal is to release the full game during the first quarter of 2019.
That’s it for now! Thanks for reading, and don’t forget to get in touch with us if you have any questions, comments, suggestions, or media requests.
You can reach us by filling out the contact form on the site or through Facebook, Twitter, Twitch, or by email. We also have a Discord server we’re trying to utilize more often, so if you love Discord, come join us!