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Arcadecraft Now Available on Steam!

Arcadecraft has been uploaded to Steam and is now available to purchase and play! It is also on sale at 25% off the new regular price of $12.99usd for a limited time.

Arcadecraft is also no longer in Early Access! All 17 character models have been completed and have been added into the game. To sweeten the deal we also put higher resolution textures on the arcade machine cabinets and on the customizable rear wall of the arcade. Perfect for players running it at 1080p.

Steam Keys will shortly be supplied to those who have already bought the game through either the Humble Widget or Humble Store.

Get your copy of Arcadecraft on Steam!

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Thank you for your support and we hope you enjoy the game!

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 Simple Fixes

Another new build of Arcadecraft is available. This is a simple update that fixes two small but important issues.

  • Crash fix on game startup. Mainly helps European customers who have experienced the game failing due to characters outside the game’s font set.
  • Windowed or Full Screen preference remembered.

New in game character content should be available soon and when it is ready we will get it into your hands!

Thank you for supporting Arcadecraft!

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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!

Indie Royale Chick

Xbox Live indie games critic Indie Gamer Chick, has worked with the people at Indie Royale to bring forward the Indie Game Chick Bundle!

This bundle contains PC versions of many of her top rated Xbox 360 games including, Chester, Little Racers Street, Dead Pixels, Antipole, LaserCat, Smooth Operators, Spy Leaks, our very own Orbitron: Revolution!

Check out the bundle at

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And the Indie Gamer Chick site at

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Moving Forward

We are moving forward with Content Update 2!

This content update should bring the new, larger arcade into the game! With a bigger space to play in we plan to allow the player to have another 10 machines in their arcade which means that we will be offering another power upgrade to purchase. It also means adding color and material customization options for the new space.

We are also looking at feedback from the community, and as a result we are looking at getting the storage room functioning differently, so machines in storage do not take up space in your arcade. It also seems many players are finding the game too easy so we are going to look at the balance in the popularity of given machine genres.

In addition we are possibly adding a new machine type and another year to the simulation, which means another 12 machines including an import machine as well.

The original Roadmap has about 2 months worth of work in it and we don’t think you want to wait that long for new content. Instead we will be doing about 1/2 of it and trying to get content to you sooner. We will update the Roadmap page in the next few days as we get more clarity on our completion dates.

We are also happy to announce that Xbox Live Indie Game, Bad Caterpillar is in the current version of Arcadecraft. If you have bought Bad Caterpillar already it should give you access to a code for use in Arcadecraft to unlock the cabinet! If you haven’t bought it, go check it out as it is a fun modern retro throwback to the era that Arcadecraft takes place in!

Just like Orbitron: Revolution, the Bad Caterpillar cabinet is able to be deployed anywhere in the timeline for a good income boost!

As a reminder, if you are intersted in Arcadecraft on PC the Greenlight Page needs a lot of love!

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=101948773

Thank you for supporting Arcadecraft and please continue spreading the good word about the game!