As the guys get properly elbow-deep in code, artwork and audio, they find themselves with less time to dedicate to the social aspects of game development. Which is a real shame, because interacting with a burgeoning community is one of the most joyful things about building a game from the ground up. Something must be done about this.
Introducing me. I’m Mike, and the Slug Disco guys have taken me on to be their community person, or “antbassador” if you will. Some of you will know me from Youtube – I own the MasterMike7000 channel, and I did some videos around the time of the Kickstarter introducing the game mechanics and suchlike. If you supported Empires of the Undergrowth around the time of its successful Kickstarter you’re likely to have seen one of my videos.
It’ll be me handling the social media side of things as well as answering questions on all the various platforms we use. I have a Twitter account @MikeSlugDisco, but will be mainly posting on the official @SlugDisco. We have some exciting news coming up in the near future regarding the game, so keep an eye open for that soon!
Thanks, ant community. Thantcommunity.
Added to http://www.eotugame.com:
A mailing list – join it and you will receive updates on the game and sites as they happen, the first will be send out with the launch of our Kickstarter campaign a week on Tuesday.
Added a new unit in the species section, the trap-Jaw ant!
Added the Kickstarter launch date to the site
Added some social buttons in the top right.
We have been working extra hard in the build up to the Kickstarter! Matt continues to render stunning 3d scenes, Liam is preparing the music and bringing the video together and I am getting into the specifics of the Kickstarter campaign. Much to do so I will get back to it.
The eotugame.com site has seen a couple of updates today. A new section with a bit of information about gameplay has been added, also the queen ant makes an appearance in the units section.
Also our gallery of ant facts in Imgur went into most viral images. Thanks anyone who viewed and upvoted it has been amazing getting so much exposure whilst at the same time giving people some interesting ant facts. If you have not seen the gifs yet or if you just want to see it again check it out!
I have Ant Facts
The first iteration of the game site is up, go check it out:
Currently it has some fancy artwork, a little info (though admittedly not much) and a handful of screen shots.
The about page is up! You can see our glorious faces and read two sentences about the company. It does not get more exciting than this!