Frogatto & Friends
Frogatto is now available for sale for PC and Mac on the Humble Store! Go and get it here!
If you’re curious about what Frogatto is all about before purchasing, check out our trailer:
(Edit: Since a few people have been confused by this, it’s worth noting that the “Humble Indie Store” isn’t a storefront site like Amazon or Steam which you can go to and look at a whole selection of games in (despite the fact that the HIB is kinda close to being able to do this for their periodic bundles). It may become that at some point, but for now, it’s just a widget on individual game-developer’s sites which you can use to buy the game. So if you go looking for a “Humble Indie Store” to buy the game in, you won’t find one yet; instead, you’d need to go to our downloads page to get it from there.)
Hello everybody! We’re all excited over Chasm, and they’re having a stream over here for the next few hours! They’ve asked us to do a bit, so there’s a conversation you probably won’t want to miss. Link is: http://www.twitch.tv/discordgames. This is the last day of their kickstarter, over at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/discordgames/chasm.
 Event’s over, now. It was good. It was funny! Luckily, you can now watch the whole four and a half hour video at http://www.twitch.tv/discordgames/b/402407399. The bit where they play Frogatto is near the beginning, after some Castlevania. The show features an extended interview with our very own artist Jetrel; and our musician Ryan drops by about half-way through the game.
Ryan, our music guy, is also working on another project right now, called Seyken: Crystal Kingdom. I’m going to do a post about this project sometime soon, because it’s awesome, but I’d rather not rush it and fail to do it justice.
One thing Ryan’s struggled with for the past few years is a lack of decent orchestral sound libraries to work with – he did amazing stuff, IMO, with the tools he had, but he always complained about the limitations of what he was working with (in terms of expressiveness and flexibility), and a substantial part of “doing good work with lousy tools” came from carefully avoiding the weaker instruments in the libraries he had. Which is fine some of the time, but sometimes you really want to do an epic string section, and without the right tools, you can write the best sheet music for it, but crummy midi-sounding samples just won’t do it justice. Buying better ones is tough when you’re on a shoestring budget.
So with the support of this new project, he’s doing a fundraiser to get some better orchestra samples. If you like frogatto’s music – please support him in doing this, by donating to this fundraiser!