It’s been over a month since the first release of The Very Organized Thief. And what an absolutely awesome month it has been!!
Our small and simple little game turned out to capture the imaginations of many people. With currently over 100,000 official plays, over 2,000,000 people watching people play it on YouTube in 500+ Let’s Plays, and several great articles. The Very Organized Thief has become a surprising (and unexpected) success.
The Very Organized Thief is one of a number of open test scenario we have been coming up with to get to some games we’ve had planned. Without giving too much away, these games have been in the works for some time and we’d very much like for everyone to play those too!
There have also been many great suggestions from people, many cool and awesome features we’d love to add to The Very Organized Thief. However we have to stand our ground a little and say we’ll be coming back to The Very Organized Thief sometime in the future. The trade off being that you might not get more of The Very Organized Thief, but we will at least give people more (free) games to play. How soon we’ll be coming back The Very Organized Thief and how many games really depends on a number of things which we’ve been spending the last few weeks discussing how to make that possible.
The real challenge with it, like with anything, is funding. We are currently only 2 people who are working out of our own pockets, spending the last few years saving what money we’ve earned and putting it towards learning material, tools and rather expensive software licenses we’ve had formal training in (all this was before the awesome affordable software and rental plans that are now available >:| ). So we’re currently working out a Kickstarter Campaign to hopefully help us out, so we can continue to make more games for people to play. : )
So over the coming months we plan to release another game, start a crowd funding campaign, continue to test a number of concepts that we’d like to play around with, pull a few surprises and stress test some systems that have been in development for some time. All of which will be contributing to a much bigger game and goals we have planned ; )
We want to thank everyone who has played, downloaded, commented, shared, reviewed, given us feedback and made Let’s Plays of The Very Organized Thief. After 4 years of research and development, your immense response has helped us realise why we love making games, and why we want to continue to make more, bigger and better games.
Thanks again : ) We’ll be doing our best over the next few months to keep you up-to-date. Until then we wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
-Alex ‘n’ Elise