Legends of Eisenwald is an original mix of RPG and strategy, with tactical turn based battles and a simple economic model. Rich possibilities of gameplay mechanics allow a player to feel being a hero of different stories ranging from treasure hunt to fighting for the throne.
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First of all, today is one year since we released our game to Steam Early Access. This is not exactly the reason for celebration as we really hoped to release much sooner. But it is a year after all. We will make a 50% discount within a Weeklong Deals starting the next week in order to celebrate a bit. You can purchase our game with this discount from 13 till 19 of October.
We returned from Igromir 2014, the biggest game expo in Russia on Monday. We have mixed feelings about our participation.
On one side, it was great to interact with many players and journalists and we saw their enthusiasm and excitement in game process (Denis Lomako, for example, wrote many new notes in regard to the tutorial, based on players activity). It was really fun to wear medieval armor and clothes despite the fact that many people mistook us for cosplayers.
On another side, we had reached none of the goals that we wanted. About 500 people played our game in 4 days and we gave away about 1000 leaflets with the game info and just a little more than 50 game-keys to journalists and players, which came to us with coats of arms on their clothes (that was a little quest to get a key). However, it didn’t work out and there are no new reports about the game among players in internet. We talked to a few journalists and even did some video interviews, but not much materialized yet (maybe it will take some more time to play the game, it’s long :)).
Overall, we spend about 7,500$ including everything, that is not a small amount for us. The expo was fun but that was not worth the effort. People who came were not looking for a new indie old-school game to play, they were mostly looking to play colorful and cinematic games like World of Tanks or Assassin’s Creed – their stands were always full and lot of people waiting in queue.
We tried another expo – GDC Play before (was way worse). Probably, we should try PAX next time. We heard PAX was much friendlier to indie games but to go there we would have to find additional funds, so we have left will be spend for development.
Below are a few pictures from the expo and new wallpaper.