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Bringing Soulcaster to Newgrounds... Should have done this sooner!

11/17/12 by MagicalTimeBean

Three days ago, I posted Soulcaster as my first ever Newgrounds game, not really sure how much attention it would get. I never would have expected it to get over 40,000 views in those 3 days! Traffic to my site has increased over 500%, and I'm starting to see the first direct sales of Soulcaster I & II since the start of the month. (Only a few copies, but if it holds, it will beat XBLIG and Desura as money-makers for me.)

Thanks to everyone at Newgrounds for your reviews and bug reports. Especially huge thanks to Antumbral, who has put in time every day on bug fixing, and without whom this HTML5 port would never have happened. Thanks also to Hyptosis for coaching us through our first NG release, and to NG maestro Tom Fulp for featuring us on the front page.

A year ago, I wouldn't have guessed that the web would be a good place for my games, but now it's one of the most exciting platforms for me. Keep your comments and suggestions coming, and I hope to offer some new exciting stuff to Newgrounds in the coming months.


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I have thoroughly enjoyed playing soulcaster... it makes me wonder why they didn't think of an idea like this for early console games; it is brilliant!

I would seriously consider taking the idea even further, I would be willing to bet you're just scratching the surface here.


NoLanLabsNoLanLabs

11/29/12

Thanks for putting the game up, it was really great!


TheInsightTheInsight

11/19/12

"There is a chance, but I'm not sure when or in what form. Selling retail games is how I make my living, so I can't give away everything for free. I do see free games as a great way to get publicity and web traffic though.

If you can't afford it right now you can always torrent it, then pay for it when you can."

You are so fucking sexy.


pirate9899pirate9899

11/18/12

as soon as i get my laptop fixed im going to play it as soon as i save up enough for a hard drive mine exploded


SupaserrinSupaserrin

11/18/12

Is there any chance you could post here Soulcaster 2 as well?
I dont have money :(

11/18/12 MagicalTimeBean responds:

There is a chance, but I'm not sure when or in what form. Selling retail games is how I make my living, so I can't give away everything for free. I do see free games as a great way to get publicity and web traffic though.

If you can't afford it right now you can always torrent it, then pay for it when you can.


TomFulpTomFulp

11/18/12

Awesome, glad to hear everything is working out! Soulcaster really makes the HTML5 game support worth it, I'm excited to see what the future holds!


pirate9899pirate9899

11/17/12

and you have a huge bug that prevents me from both playing the game and opening the show log button D: my computer is the problem

11/18/12 MagicalTimeBean responds:

Can you PM me your OS/browser/version info? We're doing what we can to make it as compatible as possible.