End of the Year Update and Humble Bundle
Posted by Simon Bachmann,
We would like to give you a small update about what we have been working on and what is going to happen next.
But first: A big “Thank you!” for this awesome year we had together with you, the players!
When we released Halfway back on July 22nd we didn’t know what to expect of the days, weeks and months to follow.
It’s been a bit of pleasant surprise how well the game was received by most of you. We got tons of great emails from all over the world from people who played and enjoyed playing Halfway, and furthermore gave us valuable feedback about what we should and could improve on. Later this year we released the game on GoG.com (following Humble and Steam) and, at the same time, released the modding tools on all platforms for everyone to use. (Modding Wiki)
Additionally we go nominated for “Best Strategy Game” on the German Developer award and had a blast at the party. (If you wonder: King Arts and Battle Worlds Kronos won the award. Congrats to them, well deserved!)
Also, during time of release, some bigger changes happened regarding the team structure of Robotality. While Stefan decided to leave Robotality to pursue new adventures, Daniel Ludwig and Stephan Naujoks joined the team full-time to fill the gap.
Both are long standing colleagues and friends of mine, back from the time when we worked together on “bigger” games like Neocron and Black Prophecy for the company Reakktor Media.
With this awesome new team we are now working on two new projects. The first one is a small side project which will be announced very soon, and is done in collaboration with several super talented developers and artists. The second one is a new, larger project which is still in the R&D and concept phase right now.
We really can’t wait to share some first details with you guys on both of the projects. 2015 will be an awesome year! Watch this space for news soon.
Now let us end this year with something special:
We have joined forces with the brilliant team of Humble once again, and put Halfway to their great Humble Weekly Bundle – RPG Edition. If you pay more than 10$ you not only get Halfway but many more awesome RPG games such as Spiderwebs “Avadon 2” or Bossas Studios “Deep Dungeon of Doom”, to name a few.
Update: The Humble Bundle is over. Thanks everyone for buying it. <3 You can still get Halfway cheap on the Steam Winter Sale over here: Halfway on Steam
Thanks again from the whole Robotality team. We wish you relaxed holidays and a great start into the new year. See you in 2015!
Stephan, Daniel and Simon