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#1070991 - 06/17/16 01:24 AM Re: Announcing Catyph - The Kunci Experiment - A Sci-Fi Adventure [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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#1071028 - 06/17/16 11:00 AM Re: Announcing Catyph - The Kunci Experiment - A Sci-Fi Adventure [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
Simon Offline
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Hello everyone,

I'm glad you finally found exactly what you were looking for. My apologies for not coming here earlier: my internet has been broken for a month after a storm, and it happened only 2 days after the release of Catyph. I'm back online now, since 1 week, and I have had a lot of things to do (late things I mean)!

It would seem that I am more available now, so if you need help, please let me know!

Here's a summary of the versions:
- usual version of the game available on Steam and Humble (DRM free) - PS: the Humble purchase delivers a Steam key.
- self-published DVD (DRM Free, no internet/Steam required)
- other DRM free digital version: itch.io (DRM free, downloadable, a little less expensive)

All the links can be found here through the buttons at the bottom of the page:
http://www.theicehouse.fr/games-digital---catyph-the-kunci-experiment.html

Regarding the first update:
- it should be downloaded automatically for Steam users (however please check the note in the discussions /community hub)
- it is available for other users (including the DVD) on the Catyph site, or itch.io
This update is not absolutely necessary but recommended.

The full walkthrough is also available on the Steam community hub in the discussions, here:
http://steamcommunity.com/app/396870/discussions/

I hope you like the game. It's certainly not perfect but I did my best. Good luck during this challenging journey!

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#1071031 - 06/17/16 11:24 AM Re: Announcing Catyph - The Kunci Experiment - A Sci-Fi Adventure [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thanks, Simon! You must have gone through internet withdrawal!

Ana wave
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#1071042 - 06/17/16 12:59 PM Re: Announcing Catyph - The Kunci Experiment - A Sci-Fi Adventure [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
Simon Offline
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Yes the internet was fixed, at last. Thank you Ana! It was terrible to release the game only 2 days before the breakdown, and then not being able to support anyone online :S

It would seem that 2 reviews are now available for those who want to learn more about Catyph.
There's a negative review and a positive one, so you have the choice. Everyone will make his own opinion about the game (even if I have my preference!)

The negative review (C grade) is on Just Adventure. They obviously didn't like at all the gameplay and dialogues, and (many) other things.
http://justadventure.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3443

The positive review (4/5) is on Adventure Gamers (all new!). I think they understood well what I tried to do in the game, and that was a true relief for me.
http://www.adventuregamers.com/articles/view/30652

Do you know if a review is planned here on GameBoomers? I know it's a lot of work to review such a long game such as Catyph, so don't feel compelled (I'm just asking out of curiosity, but I would love to read a 3rd opinion).

As always it's a matter of tastes and feelings, so it all depends on the puzzles and worlds that you expect in adventure games. It is more likely that if you liked ASA you will like Catyph, but I have added some changes that might not please everyone, while they could be enjoyed by others. It really is a different game!

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#1071045 - 06/17/16 01:34 PM Re: Announcing Catyph - The Kunci Experiment - A Sci-Fi Adventure [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Originally Posted By: Simon
Do you know if a review is planned here on GameBoomers?

I think flotsam was going to review Catyph (he previously reviewed ASA).
But my computer went bad (we think it's the motherboard) and I lost some recent emails so I can't look up where a review code might have been sent.

EDIT -- I just checked the Board Room and flotsam may not be reviewing Catyph after all but will see.

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#1071047 - 06/17/16 02:21 PM Re: Announcing Catyph - The Kunci Experiment - A Sci-Fi Adventure [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Jenny, I sent you the review key in May. If you need it sent again, I will send it.
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#1071051 - 06/17/16 03:16 PM Re: Announcing Catyph - The Kunci Experiment - A Sci-Fi Adventure [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
Mad Online   content
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Thank you, stevefox and Simon !!

Looking forward very much to playing the game - even though it won't be just yet happydance
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#1071071 - 06/17/16 05:51 PM Re: Announcing Catyph - The Kunci Experiment - A Sci-Fi Adventure [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Originally Posted By: BrownEyedTigre
Jenny, I sent you the review key in May. If you need it sent again, I will send it.

I think flotsam has already used that key.
If I end up reviewing, I'll buy the hard copy, but I don't have time to play or review right now.

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#1071131 - 06/18/16 09:19 AM Re: Announcing Catyph - The Kunci Experiment - A Sci-Fi Adventure [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
Simon Offline
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Thanks Jenny, Ana and Mad.
Jenny, no problem, there is no need to review Catyph quickly, so of course take your time.
Please, I ask it to everyone: play the game when you *want* to play it. It is probably not the kind of game that you should play if you don't feel ready smile

If you need another review key for GameBoomers, it is very easy for me to provide it (even a downloadable copy for non-Steam reviewers), so feel free to ask (PM or email if you prefer).
In the US I can even consider offering a physical copy to a reviewer (because shipping is a lot less expensive in the US than in the rest of the world), even though I never did this before. But I see Jenny that you're located in southeast USA, so why not?


Edited by Simon (06/18/16 09:21 AM)

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#1071148 - 06/18/16 11:10 AM Re: Announcing Catyph - The Kunci Experiment - A Sci-Fi Adventure [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thank you Simon. I'll let you know. Very kind of you!

btw, is your DRM-free still the Steam DRM-free version or is completely off Steam?


Edited by BrownEyedTigre (06/18/16 11:13 AM)
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#1071189 - 06/18/16 04:10 PM Re: Announcing Catyph - The Kunci Experiment - A Sci-Fi Adventure [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
Simon Offline
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All versions are DRM free! smile

- on Steam: DRM free, but you need a Steam account at least once to download the game the first time (then you don't need Steam anymore and you can play without internet and without going through the Steam software)

- DVD version: DRM free, off Steam, no internet needed

- itch.io version: same as the DVD version, DRM free, off Steam, no internet needed, direct download

On itch.io, it is possible to purchase your games without creating an account. Note that if in a few years you want to retrieve your purchase again, it is possible even without an account, just by submitting the email address that was linked to the game when you purchased it. It is explained here:
https://itch.io/docs/buying/already-bought

The only advantage of Steam here is that each new update is automatically applied when you connect to Steam. For the DVD or direct download on itch.io, you need to download the patch and install it manually.

I hope it helps!

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#1071191 - 06/18/16 04:16 PM Re: Announcing Catyph - The Kunci Experiment - A Sci-Fi Adventure [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thank you Simon! I happen to love Steam, but others don't. Great info!
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#1071195 - 06/18/16 05:50 PM Re: Announcing Catyph - The Kunci Experiment - A Sci-Fi Adventure [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
Mad Online   content
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I very seldom use Steam but I don't mind applying patches manually .... As long as I get notification of them laugh
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#1071280 - 06/19/16 12:27 PM Re: Announcing Catyph - The Kunci Experiment - A Sci-Fi Adventure [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
Simon Offline
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I have nothing against Steam either Ana smile I think that this platform is a chance for developers, and a huge chance for small indie developers like me!
However I like to provide an alternative way, and itch.io looks nice.
Steam is not always easy of use for foreign people who don't speak English well (but it has improved a lot), or for people who have never used it before. It is often that someone says me: oh thanks for the Steam key, but how am I supposed to activate it?
Plus I understand that some people don't like the proprietary system with the DRM.

Ah Mad, you're right. But sometimes I don't know how to reach people when i have a patch. Even by making it available on Steam or the game homepage, there's still a chance that many people will not see it.

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#1071283 - 06/19/16 12:37 PM Re: Announcing Catyph - The Kunci Experiment - A Sci-Fi Adventure [Re: Simon]
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I think you would be allowed to tell us about any patches by posting here at Gameboomers, Simon ??

But MaG or one of the Moderators will surely speak up if I am wrong yes
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