Monday, May 13, 2019

Atooi Update

Wow, it has been more than four months since my last update! Time flies when you're having fun, and oh boy, we are having fun at Atooi Towers!

First up, Chicken Wiggle Workshop. My deepest apologies for the delayed release of the game. There are two main reasons for this:

1. We're adding more content to the game as well as polishing every aspect of it, which all takes extra production effort and time. The additional content we're adding improves the player's overall enjoyment and experience of the game - making it a much better title - while also addressing some of the feedback we received from the original release on 3DS. In short, we're adding our own internal stretch goals to the project, despite the Kickstarter not reaching those extra funding goals.

2. Sometimes we must share resources across projects to keep Atooi, as a whole, on track with our overall company strategy. We are always developing multiple projects simultaneously. This is to ensure we have a steady stream of releases and hopefully a steady stream of revenue. This enables Atooi to continue making great games. The adverse effect of this approach is that it can slow down progress on some or all of our projects for a period.

My current objective is to release Chicken Wiggle Workshop sometime in Q4 2019, which is the period of October to December this year. Please know that our number one goal is to release the best quality game, and we will do our best to release it as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

What else is going on at Atooi? Well, quite a lot actually!

At this very moment, all of Atooi's games on Nintendo Switch are on sale for 80% off in North America, Europe, and Oceania. That's right! Mutant Mudds Collection is $2.99, Xeodrifter is $1.99, Totes the Goat is $0.99 and, Soccer Slammers is $1.99. This means you can buy all four Atooi games for less than $10!!

There are some real gems in there, so it's definitely worth checking out if you don't already own all of our games. More info here.

What are some of these other games that Atooi is working on? Good question!!

Secret Project #1: We are wrapping up a very special physical release right now. That's right - a game in a box!! If everything goes as planned, it will be available to purchase in the next few months. I think this will be a very nice surprise for Atooi fans. Keep your eyes and ears open for more news on this very special release. We should have more news to share during E3, which is this June.

Secret Project #2: This title is extremely exciting and also extremely risky for us. We're throwing our hat into the ring of free online games for Nintendo Switch (and hopefully other platforms eventually). Insanity? Yes, probably! The game is progressing extremely well, so even if it is not a financial success, it will certainly be a game that I am immensely proud of, and a game I am looking forward to play with everyone fairly soon-ish. More news closer to completion.

Secret Project #3: We have a puzzle adventure in the works, which shows excellent promise. It is a concept I first created many years ago that we're finally developing now. It scratches a new itch when compared to our other titles. Exciting stuff. More news soon.

Treasurenauts!! Yes, we're still working on the game I first - mistakenly - announced way back in 2013. We're tentatively looking at a 2020 release. I won't have any new details to share until next year, I expect. The game is progressing very well. I am looking forward to share more on the game in the future.

Thank you for your continued interest in Atooi news. Happy gaming.