The Empty Inn is now on Steam Greenlight!

The Empty Inn is now on Steam Greenlight! Want to help us get onto Steam? Then do one of the following:

1) Click here and you’ll get taken to the Steam Greenlight page WITHIN your Steam client! Please note, that this will only work if your Steam client is located in your C drive.

2) Visit http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=434828596 (or just click on the link!), which will open up the Steam Greenlight page in your web browser. You’ll need to login to Steam and then you can vote.

3) Go to Steam Greenlight in your Steam Client (click on Community on your Steam toolbar, it’s next to Library, and then Steam Greenlight on the drop-down menu), and then search for The Empty Inn.

Thank you so much for taking the time to vote for us out! With your help, The Empty Inn should be on Steam in no time!

Josh

 

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The Empty Inn – Game Updated (HARD and EXTREME MODE ADDED!) and more!

Hey everyone!

So if you didn’t see my tweet last week then you’re in for a surprise!

Last week I updated the itch.io build of The Empty Inn and added two new difficulty modes: Hard mode and EXTREME Mode.

Hard mode is just like the normal mode, but your light dims significantly quicker. EXTREME Mode on the other-hand only gives the player one health, as well as randomises match placement and increases how quickly your light dims. It’s pretty safe to say that EXTREME mode is only for the hardest of hardcore gamers.

Having said that, I feel like the EXTREME mode could be a bit harder… but I’ll let you guys determine that ;)!

I’m hoping to do another update to The Empty Inn within the next couple of days, this will just be a small bug-fix patch, after which I’ll upload The Empty Inn to Steam Greenlight and send the game off to a few more Youtubers/press outlets.

That’s pretty much what I’m up to at the moment! Aside from sorting out press/PR for The Empty Inn, I’m working on a few other projects right now, but nothing to report just yet… but maybe I’ll have something to show off soon!

Until then – Happy gaming!

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The Empty Inn – Out now… and it’s free!

Hello everyone!

I’m proud to finally announce that The Empty Inn has been released… for free! That’s right; you can now download and play The Empty Inn without paying a dime! Having said that, there is the option to pay-what-you-want and give us some cash if you wish to support us.

What are you waiting for? Click here, download The Empty Inn, and start playing!

Don’t know what The Empty Inn is? Then watch the trailer below:

I’d also like to take this opportunity to apologise to everyone who was waiting for The Empty Inn to launch!

I know that I announced that the game would be release on Thursday 7th May… and then it didn’t and for that, I’m sorry. I’m hoping to write up a lengthy post-mortem about The Empty Inn’s development, explaining what happened and why the game’s release was pushed back so far. So stay tuned!

For now, go play, and enjoy, The Empty Inn!

Joshua

PS: For those of you who have been asking, The Empty Inn’s Humble Widget will be coming back within the next 2-3 days, we’re just waiting for them to upload the build! Thanks!

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The Empty Inn Release Date Revealed (Plus New Trailer)!

Hey everyone!

Today I’m proud to announce that The Empty Inn’s release date will be 7th May 2015, and that the game will retail for $2.99.

The Empty Inn is a 2D, experimental-horror game with 8-bit, NES-style, pixel art and puzzle-exploration gameplay. With only a small lamp in hand, the player is required to solve puzzles and explore the vacant inn, ensuring they keep their lamp lit along the way. If your light goes out then the monster will show its face…

The Empty Inn is a short, polished experience that is close to my heart. I thoroughly enjoyed making the game, and I hope the excitement I had for the game during it’s creation comes accross as you play through it on the 7th May!

Of course, it wouldn’t be a release date announcement without a trailer, so without further adeu, here is the release trailer for The Empty Inn:



You can purchase The Empty Inn at the game’s mini-site, as well as view screenshots and find out more information about the game. To go to the mini-site, click here!

I hope you guys enjoy The Empty Inn when it finally launches, I can’t wait to see what you think!

Joshua

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