Thursday, 23 April 2015

Developmental Update [April 2015]

Hello World,

It is with great excitement that I announce that on April 19th, Trials of the Magi was successfully Kickstarted with $4006, allowing us to even reach one of our stretch goals. Thank you to everone who backed and supported the project, it is with your help that this dream can be made a reality.

While the past few weeks have been slow on the development front due primarily to the overlap of the Kickstarter campaign and my engineering exams. We will be moving ahead at full speed over the following months. School is out, allowing us to dedicate a greater amount of our time to the project, ensuring that we can meet all of this summer’s deadlines.

The first of these deadlines will be hosting a table at Anime North in Toronto Canada on May 22nd – 25th. Within this convention we will be running a number open playtests for Trials of the Magi, as well as handing out sample versions of the game. In addition, I will also be hosting a panel about the basics of game design and getting started in the industry. Supporting me with this presentation will be a close friend of mine and video game developer, Jord Farrell. Between the two of us we should be able to provide a good view of the industry.

From here we will be supporting our good friends at Third Eye Games with their table at Gen Con in Indianapolis on the July 31st weekend. During the convention however I will also be looking to run a few more playtests for Trials of the Magi. This will most likely be down the conventions games on demand service, allowing new players to easily pick up and play the game.

With so much on the horizon, you can look forward to plenty of updates and progress over the upcoming months,

Thanks for reading,

-Patrick Lapienis

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