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[Blog Post] Players and Press React To Skyward Collapse
« on: May 28, 2013, 05:46:42 AM »
Originally posted: http://arcengames.blogspot.com/2013/05/players-and-press-react-to-skyward.html


It's been a crazy few days since Skyward Collapse launched late last week. The game has received a few new updates, the Steam community already has a guide up, and players (QuartertoThree, Octopus OverlordsBay 12 Forums), video channel owners and press (Kotaku, PC Gamer, Cult of Mac) seem to be buzzing about it -- for heaven's sake, half of Co-Optimus is playing it!

Reviewers like what they see:

PixelJudge: Skyward Collapse Review [5/5, 3/5, 4/5]
"I honestly tried to find even one element that could be seen as a flaw on Skyward Collapse. The problem is – it was nearly impossible, as everything the developers did here, they did great, giving us an astonishingly complex game which plays differently every time. The only weak spot would be the time required to actually understand what you are doing. Not everyone will have the patience, but then again, they shouldn’t have picked a strategy game if they don’t. Apart from that, Skyward Collapse is flawless and could be easily recommended to every gamer seeking some innovative, slow-paced, complex gameplay which will take ages to become boring!"

Dad's Gaming Addiction: Skyward Collapse Review [8/10]
"Overall, I found ”Skyward Collapse” to be an intensely in-depth strategy game.  It looks simple on the surface, but there a ton of things going on behind the scenes that will keep analysts busy for hours.  Luckily, the easier difficulties allow those who don’t want to dive into all of the number crunching a chance to experience the game in a casual manner."

Broken Analog: Skyward Collapse Review [8.5/10]
"I have begun to associate Arcen Games with their unique take on strategy games, but I have started to play their games more and more due to the wonderful soundtracks. A Valley Without Wind 2 has a great soundtrack, and Shattered Haven’s music did a great job setting the atmosphere of the game. Skyward Collapse’s music has a nice mix of both, great atmosphere with a nice variety of musical styles. The music alone is a reason to pay attention to Skyward Collapse."

Game Wisdom: Skyward Collapse Mythical Strategy [No Score]
"Normally the strategy genre was all about balance: making sure every unit has the proper counter, no strategy being completely dominate and so on. With Skyward you have powers that can kill everyone on the map except for Gods instantly, bestow invulnerability and more. Just try to imagine fitting that into a game of Starcraft."

 
Kelevandos: Skyward Collapse Review (Polish) [No Score]
Game Decider: Skyward Collapse Review [No Score]

There's been a good amount of interest from both YouTube and TwitchTV channel owners as well:

Jasix: Skyward Collapse (Steam) - Jasix, Cous & Co. - [Child's Play Charity]
Metal Canyon: Let's Look At Skyward Collapse
TekkorGJC: Skyward Collapse - Extended Quicklook
Evilmidgit: Skyward Collapse with Gladdy, Vibez, and Popcorn
JTW158: Playing Skyward Collapse with Scott (Co-op)
Skyward Collapse with the Siberian Lemming (Russian)
TheBBRcast vs Skyward Collapse (Polish)




MrFishman55: Let's Play Skyward Collapse
Vaetrian: Trying out Skyward Collapse
So Many Fail: Skyward Collapse - First Age
Thepicgamerseal: Skyward Collapse (Parts 1-3)
Tobias Knoll: Tobi plays Skyward Collapse (German)Mishapp53: Playing Skyward Collapse
Dad's Gaming Addiction: Skyward Collapse (Parts 1-3)


It's still in the early going, but sales have been very solid. While I don't have anything official to announce at the moment, the team is very confident Skyward Collapse will receive significant post-launch support moving forward. I sign off with some interviews and the rest of Skyward's coverage. Until next time!

Interviews
Chris Park on Skyward Collapse: "My big fear with games is always that players will find an optimal unbeatable strategy."
Skyward Collapse Interview with Erik Johnson

More Skyward Press Coverage
VG247: Skyward Collapse now available for Mac and PC
RPS: God’s Got Game - Skyward Collapse Trailer
IndieGames.com: Arcen's god game Skyward Collapse has you balance carnage and creation
PCGamersN: Skyward Collapse plummets on to Steam
Blue's News: Steamships Ahoy - Skyward Collapse
Multiplayer: PC Magazine #119 (Italian)
Tyrant & Ogre: New Skyward Collapse Video Shows Violent Side of your Minions
Strategy Informer: 4x turn-based stategy god game Skyward Collapse coming 23rd May
Indie Squish: Skyward Collapse – Strategy God-Game from Arcen Games
Gamershell: Skyward Collapse Revealed and Trailer
Invision: Skyward Collapse Launches Soon
Deep Apple: The unusual strategy game Skyward Collapse (Russian)
Mega Games Hub: Skyward Collapse by Arcen Games to be released on May 23rd on PC & Mac
Indie Game HQ: Skyward Collapse Receives New Site, Trailer, and Screenshots
DigiBoardGames: Arcen Games Skyward Collapse Launches Tomorrow
MWeb: Skyward Collapse: New Strategic God-Game
Indie Game Insider: Indie Daily 05.23.13
Co-Optimus: Arcen Games' Latest Skyward Collapse Hits Steam Today
Game Podunk: Skyward Collapse Coming to Steam Tomorrow
GamAlive: Skyward Collapse - And you became Gods (French)
You Play With What: Skyward Collapse (Japanese)
Spazio Games: Skyward Collapse Available on Steam (Italian)
Goha.ru: Skyward Collapse - Turn-based strategy, god sim (Russian)
« Last Edit: May 28, 2013, 02:11:30 PM by x4000 »

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Re: [Blog Post] Players and Press React To Skyward Collapse
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2013, 06:23:28 AM »
Holy Moly that's a lot :)!
Looks like things are running well after all ;D...
« Last Edit: May 28, 2013, 03:01:39 PM by nas1m »
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Re: [Blog Post] Players and Press React To Skyward Collapse
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2013, 06:27:11 AM »
Well this is certainly good to see.

I'm not surprised, after having played it as much as I have myself.

Congrats, you guys, it seems to be going very well so far  :D

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Re: [Blog Post] Players and Press React To Skyward Collapse
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2013, 12:07:40 PM »
Very exciting! Great to see some awesome early reviews coming out already as well.  I know I've been having a lot of fun with it.

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Re: [Blog Post] Players and Press React To Skyward Collapse
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2013, 12:19:14 PM »
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Normally the strategy genre was all about balance: making sure every unit has the proper counter, no strategy being completely dominate and so on. With Skyward you have powers that can kill everyone on the map except for Gods instantly, bestow invulnerability and more

This, my friends, is an example of a hook I say every game needs.
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Re: [Blog Post] Players and Press React To Skyward Collapse
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2013, 12:21:29 PM »
Congratulations! Everything certainly looks like it's off to a great start with this game. I'm particularly excited that we'll see new content. This concept is certainly wide open for expansion.

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Re: [Blog Post] Players and Press React To Skyward Collapse
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2013, 02:07:39 PM »
Anyone else have a feeling that Arcen might've struck, if not gold, silver here again? It's kinda like a new AI War with positive responses most everywhere and deep gameplay.
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Re: [Blog Post] Players and Press React To Skyward Collapse
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2013, 02:12:48 PM »
We certainly have very high hopes on our end, and early sales have been great, too.  #2 launch ever behind Valley 1 for us, which is pretty great after two bad launches!
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Re: [Blog Post] Players and Press React To Skyward Collapse
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2013, 03:15:58 PM »
Where is the media coverage to buttress the release? I'm really glad SC is doing well, but it seems like the game's operating purely on word-of-mouth at this point, which is great, but it also has to be holding it back some.

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Re: [Blog Post] Players and Press React To Skyward Collapse
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2013, 04:06:44 PM »
Where is the media coverage to buttress the release? I'm really glad SC is doing well, but it seems like the game's operating purely on word-of-mouth at this point, which is great, but it also has to be holding it back some.

Memorial Day has been a bit of a mixed blessing in terms of release time, but don't underestimate the power of those articles on Kotaku and Cult of Mac.  The latter in particular seemed to have a measurable effect.
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Re: [Blog Post] Players and Press React To Skyward Collapse
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2013, 07:15:44 PM »
Really Glad SC is doing so well!!  It is Great to hear!! Congrats!! It is a Really Fun Game!!

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Re: [Blog Post] Players and Press React To Skyward Collapse
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2013, 12:07:49 AM »
Glad to hear you guys have been having a successful launch, since I've loved basically every game you guys have made including the commercial flops. :)

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Re: [Blog Post] Players and Press React To Skyward Collapse
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2013, 03:59:39 PM »
Good news everyone (in a Farnsworth voice)! SC has receive it's first critic review on metacritic -- a 9/10!

http://venturebeat.com/2013/05/29/skyward-collapse-truly-reinvents-the-god-game-review/

The user score could be a little better, though.


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Re: [Blog Post] Players and Press React To Skyward Collapse
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2013, 04:08:25 PM »
Good news everyone (in a Farnsworth voice)! SC has receive it's first critic review on metacritic -- a 9/10!

http://venturebeat.com/2013/05/29/skyward-collapse-truly-reinvents-the-god-game-review/

The user score could be a little better, though.


Cool!   :)


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Re: [Blog Post] Players and Press React To Skyward Collapse
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2013, 04:59:03 PM »
You guy's have done a great job and definitely deserve this :) Congratulations!