When I first released FU a couple of very nice souls suggested I should submit the game for the Ennie Awards. I wasn’t all that confident and when I finally got around to checking out the requirements the submission period had ended. I am now working on a “second edition” of FU and there was a spark in the back of my mind that I might submit this new, improved version for the Ennie Awards. Turns out, there is less than a month before the 2012 Ennie submission period ends. While I have been pottering away on FU for a while, I really don’t think it will be ready for the end of April. To be honest, most of the updates are still notes on scrap paper and a couple of playtest docs (only one of which I have released!). I could throw it all together over the next week or so, but I really wouldn’t be doing anyone any favours – I want it done, but I also want it done right, which means some editing and proof-reading at the very least. So, my goal now is to have FU ready to be submitted for the 2013 Ennie Awards in the “Free Game” category.
I still mean it when I told you applying for Ennies would be a great idea! I have a lot of faith on FU and on your talent as a game designer. I’m sure the game would benefit from a larger view, which is what Ennies are for.
And you are, yet again, making a good decision by taking the time to make things right over stress-pushing the new edition for the only sake of getting into 2012 Ennies. Anyway, if you (even secretly) have a slight hope to win the best free game, you gonna need to present a top notch game, right?
Also, don’t forget that we, fans, are right behind you and are ready to offer support should you need it, whether it is to test a game concept, discuss about an idea you have or just for a pat on the back! 🙂
Keep on rockin’, Nathan!
Excellent! You can expect the usual 1KM1KT horde of monkey support when the time comes!
…and you’ll definitely get the support of all the Aussie designers on 1km1kt.