Arcadecraft $7.99 on the Humble Store!

Arcadecraft is now on sale for $7.99, down from $12.99! This is a limited time sale that lasts the weekend so if you are looking to buy the game, now is the chance to get it for a great discount! Steam keys supplied by Humble when you purchase!

https://www.humblebundle.com/store/p/arcadecraft_storefront

 

Greenlit and On Sale!

We are very pleased to announce that Arcadecraft has been Greenlit! This means that as soon as we are able to work through the technical details we can add Arcadecraft to Steam!

In the mean time, Arcadecraft is currently $9.99 at the Humble Store!

https://www.humblebundle.com/store/p/arcadecraft_storefront

We can also say that if you buy Arcadecraft through Humble you will receive Steam Keys for it as soon as they become available.

In case you may have missed it, we also recently updated the build with another new character, bringing the number of completed characters to 12 with 5 still left to be skinned.

We want to say thank you to all who have supported Firebase and Arcadecraft so far!

Arcadecraft Demo!

That’s right! We have just put up a FREE demo for Arcadecraft playable on Windows PCs.

This demo allows you to play through the first year of the game and experience a lot of the interaction and functionality of Arcadecraft for the PC. You will find almost an hour of gameplay, many of the game characters and events, and a taste of all of the cabinet types available in the game.

This demo is based around the most recent version of the Arcadecraft Beta for PC so there is still incomplete art and the possibility of bugs

Remember to:

Vote for Arcadecraft on Steam Greenlight.

Click below to get the demo and fingers crossed we don’t blow past our daily download limit for the file! If we do, you may have to try again later.

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If you end up liking the game you can buy it at this link:

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Thank you and we hope you have fun playing the game!

New Arcadecraft Build Available!

The latest build of Arcadecraft for PC is available for download through Humble!

Here is the changelist for the new build!

  • - STARTUP CRASH FIX –  European language and number systems now supported.
  • - UPDATE – All the numbers that get displayed as text now conform to the user’s current language
  • - UPDATE -The Beta now has added an extra simulation year of gameplay. It now finishes at the end of 1985.
  • - UPDATE – Four new character models have been added. Steven Quarters, Rick Pennywise, Alex Hoarder, and Bobby Danger.
  • - UPDATE – Portraits for the new characters have been added.
  • - BUG FIX – Bobby Danger was able to occupy 2 machines at the same time
  • - UPDATE – Enhanced the mouse cursor visibility with the menus – if the user is navigating menus with the keyboard, we don’t show the cursor.  this fixes issues where the mouse would select menu items even though we were using the keyboard.
  • - FIX – Upgraded sunburn in order to apply a change to help fix machines appearing and disappearing issue
  • - FIX – the player wasn’t always able to pick up the angry gamer avatar if there was another avatar near him.
  • - UPDATE – for the machine’s info screen, we’ve replaced the machine’s popularity info with its genre since that info was missing. the machine’s popularity is at the top of the screen anyway so need to show it again.

Thank you for your support so far and for reporting issues you have been having with the game! If you find a problem with the game and want to report it you may email us at FirebaseIndustries@Hotmail.com

Don’t forger to vote for Arcadecraft on Steam Greenlight!

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=222920987

Help support development of Arcadecraft for PC by buying it through the link below!

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Check back for more information and Beta improvements!

 

 

Arcadecraft Beta for PC Now Available!

The PC version of the Arcadecraft Beta/Early Access is now available through the Humble Store! Currently the game is only available to purchase through the widget below but we are hoping to move it to the main Humble storefront in due time.

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There is some important information we need to pass onto you if you have already bought it, or if you are thinking of getting it!

Keyboard:

Game controls are mostly listed onscreen except these

  • J,and L: Rotates the Camera
  • I and K: Raise and Lower the Camera
  • F3: Turns on the FPS of the game
  • F4: Turns Shadows on and off to increase performance.

Mouse:

Mouse controls were designed to feel like moving files around on a desktop.

  • Left Click anywhere on the floor to move the camera around.
  • Left Click a machine to select it.
  • Left Click and hold to lift a machine.
  • While lifting a machine, Right Click to turn the machine 90 degrees.
  • While selected and on the floor Right Click and hold a machine to empty its coins.
  • Double click a machine to go it its information screen.
  • To move a machine, first lift it and then move the mouse around.
  • You may bring up the main menu by clicking the ESC UI button in the bottom left corner of the screen.

Recommended Specs:

We simply don`t know the best answer here but we will try to give you some guidelines.

We get 60fps at 1080p with…

  • Radeon HD5850
  • i7 860 chip @ 2.8ghz
  • 8GB of Ram or more
  • Windows 7 64Bit

We get around 15fps at 1080p with…

We get 60fps at 1080p with…

  • Nvidia GTX 670M
  • i7-3610QM @2.3ghz
  • 8GB of Ram
  • Windows 7 64Bit

We have done limited compatibility testing on the game because we do not have many machines available to us.

Arcadecraft should run on a Windows 8 PC and we have tried it on an original Surface Pro however the performance isn’t great.

Mistakes:

Buying Orbitron: Revolution on PC or Xbox does NOT get you the Orbitron: Revolution cabinet in the PC version of Arcadecraft. We will do another mechanic to allow access to the cabinet where you do not have to buy Orbitron:Revolution.

Incomplete Art:

You will notice many characters show up in white or grey. That is because the art for these characters is not complete. We just received a new drop of characters from our character artist so they will be added to a new build shortly. We apologize for the incomplete art but wanted to get the game into your hands sooner.

Game Limitation:

We have capped this initial build of Arcadecraft off at the end of 1984, so 5 years of in game simulation. This gives this build of the game approximately 4-5 hours of gameplay. We have done this so as people play through this Beta they will be playing through a slightly smaller timeline in the game and if they are encountering issues they will be focused within this area of the timeline. We apologize for what seems like an arbitrary cut off but we think it is the best way to judge stability. This said, we have not encountered any bugs within the game on our end but our test sample is small.

Access to the full timeline will come in another build. Probably within the next 10 days as feedback on the game comes back from players.

Giving Feedback:

If you have found a bug, hit a crash, have a technical suggestion, controller issue, or otherwise, you may contact us at FirebaseIndustries@hotmail.com

Please try to describe the steps that led to the issue. We always read our email and while we may not respond to all messages, any bug will be logged and we will try to fix the issue. If we end up not being able to remedy your problem you can request a refund through Humble.

Thank you very much for your support!

Arcadecraft Content Update 3 Now Available!

Our 3rd Content Update for Arcadecraft is now available for download on the Xbox Live Marketplace!

Included in this update is:

New Content:
◾1 New Cocktail Machine
◾1 New Music Track
◾2 New “Graphics” Customization Options.
◾Pop Machine and Jukebox now show their stats on the purchase screen.
◾Pinball Machines have an ambient shadow
◾???Secret Number Added???

Balancing:
◾Machine Genres are now worth more popularity, but less than in Content Update 1.
◾The employee Rick Pennywise, has been tweaked to empty change at a higher threshold.

Performance:
◾The game should hold 30fps with around 26-27 machines in the space. This is up a good 4 machines from before.

Bugs Fixed:
◾Tickertape bug should be fixed.
◾Hot Square no longer appears outside of the arcade.
◾Unjamming Pinball Machines has the coins displaying in the proper place.
◾Angry Gamer now spawns in more random places.
◾Bobby Danger exploit fixed.

Still Not in this Update:
◾The new environment is not in this update. The reason is that there is currently performance/framerate issues with having 44 machines available on screen at once. It is pointless to ship the new space if it only offers the same machine limits as the current space.

On the current Xbox Marketplace we are aware that the cover art is not up to date. Hopefully it can be fixed soon so if you still see the old cover after you have done the update don’t worry about it.

We hope you have fun playing the game with the new content! If you have any issues, concerns, or comments, please email us!

More exciting Arcadecraft news should be coming in a couple short weeks! Thank you for your support!

Arcadecraft Content Update 2 Available

We are happy to report that Content Update 2 for Arcadecraft is now available!

Included in this update is:

New Content:

  • 4 New Pinball Machines!
  • 10 New Standup Cabinets. Many of them 2 player simultaneous.
  • 1 New Import Cabinet.
  • 1 New Sitdown Cockpit Machine.
  • 1986 now has machines available in it.
  • Dec 1987 is now the final month.
  • New audio added for the selector and pinball machines.

Balancing:

  • Machine Genres are now worth less popularity.
  • Pinball is a new Genre, and available in year 1 to rebalance the above point.
  • Release dates for a given year are now no longer static. 1980 machines remain 1980 machines but the month of release is now randomized. So every play through is different and unique.
  • The employee Rick Pennywise, now works faster and will empty machines at a lower threshold.
  • The storage room now acts like a proper storage room. Machines in storage do not count as machines on the arcade floor. So the upper limit of machines in your arcade is now 34.

Not in this Update

  • The new environment is not in this update. The reason is that there is currently performance/framerate issues with having 44 machines available on screen at once. It is pointless to ship the new space if it only offers the same machine limits as the current space.

On the current Xbox Marketplace we are aware that the cover art is not up to date. Hopefully it can be fixed soon so if you still see the old cover after you have done the update don’t worry about it.

We hope you have fun playing the game with the new content! If you have any issues, concerns, or comments, please email us! Thank you for your support!

Media Drop

Here are the screenshots we promised!

You will notice the 8 new standup machines, the first of the pinball machines, the new environment, and a new car for the exterior! You’ll also notice that everything is in progress and there are obvious errors here and there but everything will continue to be iterated on over the next few weeks. The look is only going to improve as the pieces of the puzzle fall into place! It wasn’t fair to not show you what we have been building after we have been talking about it.

Fishing

Finally, Fishing…oh Pinball too!

DinoPin

Tons of new, detailed pixel art has been done this time around. Graphics started getting really good in 1986!

CaveKidFriends

Wide assortment of genres!

Dudebro

80s Dudebro violent action games!

NewCar

A new car!

Bagatelle

Bagatelle is the new company dedicated to Pinball! There should be four pinball machines in the update. They start in 1980 and appear every 2 years or so.

Thank you for sticking with us and following the progress on the update!

Hopefully we will have more to show shortly!

 

Deliverables

Hello everyone!

Sorry for the radio silence on here. We use Twitter for more day to day updates and conversations and normally update the main site when we have more blanket news.

The update for AC is still coming along. You can hold us, (really me) accountable that we will show off some of the new features of the game this Friday, the 31st of May. This will include screenshots of the new location, 8 new standup arcade machines for 1986, and at least one pinball machine all located in the new arcade environment. You will likely also see some other assets here and there that all new.

So check back Friday evening and see what we have!