Arcadecraft 62% Off On Steam Summer Sale!

That’s right! Arcadecraft is on the Steam Summer Sale for 62% off its regular price. That means that it is only $4.93 USD a copy!

Now is an awesome time to get the PC version of Arcadecraft at an incredibly low price!

Click here to find Arcadecraft on Steam!

Character Select

The latest build of Arcadecraft is now available on the Humble Store!

This build has all of the selectable characters completed! This means no more temporary white null characters appearing as customers in the arcade.

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This leaves only two more character assets to be completed and then Arcadecraft can be considered out of Early Access/Beta.

As well, we have a new cover for the PC version featuring the PC character assets.

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We are hoping to be wrapped on the Steam version of the game in a few weeks as well. When we are done with that and the game is up we will start issuing Steam Codes to those who have already bought through Humble. Until then you can buy Arcadecraft at:

The Humble Store

Or through the Humble Widget below!

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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!

Arcadecraft for PC

It has been one year since Arcadecraft was released on Xbox 360. Since release it has sold around 65,000 copies on Xbox Live Indie Games! We are very happy with the success the game has seen so far and want to thank all the fans who have enjoyed and supported the game over the last year.

Now we want to announce that the worst kept secret in indie gaming is true. Arcadecraft is coming to Windows 7 PC and coming soon! In fact it is almost done. All that we are really waiting for is the remainder of the character models to come in. The rest of the game is as playable as the Xbox 360 version.

PC Features:

  • Mouse Control Support
  • Keyboard Control Support
  • Xbox 360 Gamepad Support
  • 16:9 Resolutions from 1280×720 to 1920×1080
  • Higher resolution textures and UI art.
  • New Character Models with Redone Animations
  • Selectable Characters
  • All of the Xbox 360 content updates released so far are included
  • More than 100 arcade machines to place
  • Sim from 1980 to 1987

Why Was This an Uncertain Release for so Long?

The biggest issue was that the Avatars from the Xbox 360 version needed to come out and be replaced with all new characters. These characters needed a new rig and with a new rig comes redone animations. In addition to that we needed to support mouse control, and UI scaling for variable resolutions. That is a substantial amount of work, cost, and time. However, the sales of the Xbox 360 version hit a point where we thought that it was justified. Well, that and the emails we kept getting.

Didn’t you pull it from Greenlight?

Yes we did. We were too busy working on another game to go back and support a port. We are still just two people and doing one thing means we cannot do another. The Greenlight numbers we were seeing at the time were a little weak so we were not too confident it would have been worth the cost to port it. On top of this, Valve actually suggests that you can pull down a Greenlight page and create a new one when there is substantial change to your plans.

Is there a New Greenlight Page?

Yes!

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

If it does get to Steam will you give buyers Steam Keys?

If there is a straightforward way of doing that, sure!

Why only 16:9 resolutions?

Mostly because of the UI art and font positioning was done to support that mode and that scaling. We had to write our own in house tool for this game to support various PC resolutions combined with mouse support. As the game is pretty heavy with UI elements we thought it was the best trade-off we could manage for the time being. The UI art was originally made for 1080p so it doesn’t blur or scale when displayed at 1920×1080. If there are enough requests we can look at supporting more options in the future.

Will you add content updates to Arcadecraft PC?

Like the Xbox version before it, it is completely dependent on how well this version does. We have the second arcade location that was meant to go into the Xbox 360 version but couldn’t make it in if for technical reasons. We would like to add that to the game provided the audience is there.

Is Arcadecraft Moddable?

We honestly don’t know. We didn’t write tools to support modding but many great mods have worked around a lack of tools. Modders can probably figure out what they can and cannot change.

Is Arcadecraft DRM Free?

Yes it is.

What is Left to Do?

Besides the characters getting completed there are some minor bugs, and the animations need to lined up to machines properly. Then we will redo the character dialogue portraits and complete the Character Select screen. Other than that a bit more testing for overall stability.

Where Can I Buy it When it is Done?

Right now you can pre-order it from the Humble Store from the graphic below! If there is immediate demand and if you don’t mind some grey placeholder / doppelganger characters and possible bugs or compatibility issues we can put out an early access Beta of the game in a short time. That way it is in your hands sooner. The complete game with all the characters represented may be as soon as three weeks from now barring any technical delay.

It is now available to buy through the Humble Widget below!

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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!