Night in The Woods (game by Bombsfall and Alec Holowka) Cats-All: E3 Edition


So it finally happened. I am making a game. And we are Kickstartering it at the moment, if you are so inclined.
Night In The Woods is a 2d sidescrolling adventure game, but with running and jumping and unlocking areas. No combat, some violence. Friends, townspeople, lots of little activities to do.

from the KS:
All Mae wants to do is run around with her friends, break stuff and hang on to a life of aggressive aimlessness. She dropped out of college and returned home to her crumbling old mining town to do just that, but she's finding that nothing is the same anymore. The old town seems different. Her old friends have grown in their own directions. Mae herself is undergoing some sudden and unexplained changes, giving her mysterious abilities that grant her access to a side of town she never knew existed. The world is changing, things are ending, and the future is uncertain. Up behind the park at the edge of town, back in the trees by the old mine- there's something in the woods. And it could mean no future at all.

So um, I'll just put updates here and we can chat and I'll answer what questions I can answer at the moment?

Ok....I don't normally do the Kickstarter thing. Making an exception here though.

I'd say good luck but you seem to be doing gangbusters at the moment $31,000+ with a month to go!

Yeah... we expected maybe $5000 in the first day, mostly from nice friends. Kinda blown away by the response.

This looks amazing! I watched the trailer like 3 times yesterday and made my first ever pledge.

I also saw that Feminist Frequency posted about it on facebook, so I have a feeling you guys will have a lot of backers.

Any idea of when it's going to be released? Not a specific date, like Q4 2014 or 2015.

2015 at some point. we're a small team that's been working for a few months, but we're taking basically all of 2014 to make/test/etc the game.

Bombsfall, I am constantly blown away whenever you post something (pun intended)...

That looks amazing, bombsfall, and I'm very interested to see what you do with it.

Video looks absolutely fantastic. Kicked in some change and can't wait to see the end product!

Yeah, good job to you and your team, bombsfall! You definitely have a good looking game in the works here. Wish you all the best!

Bombsfall & Infinite Ammo working together? Sounds like an explosive combination! Zing!

And it looks fantastic! Added a reminder to KS on payday. Congrats all around!

Whoa. Good art certainly makes for easy backing. Crazy you guys have raised so much without an overly long trailer where you uncomfortably talk about things and promise the moon.

Man, looks like you're gonna hit your goal within a day or two of creating the Kickstarter. So, when do we get boarding parties and the ability to fly escort carriers?

I think you're going to (deservedly) exceed your goal by a significant amount.


Going to be funded here in the next few hours. Kudos!

we got funded.

in 26 hours.



Blimey. Congrats!

Next stop, get your arse on Greenlight so I can vote you up there too

Well then. 3 days in and just about 180% funded. Good lord.

We... um... didn't expect that to happen.

Our 90k stretch goal is cool, though- Adam Saltsman (Canabalt and a bunch of other things) is making a NITW roguelike that you can play in-game. Like, a full game you can access in-game. I'm almost as excited about that as the larger game itself.

Also, our tumblr has been crazy with fanart.

My head is kinda reeling around. This all happened almost overnight. Total career/life change for the next year and a half-ish. Weird fanstuff I have to get used to. People paying VERY CLOSE ATTENTION to things I say online. Just... things changed this week. Still processing.

The internet loves cats, man.

Really happy for you guys! This looks like a major life-changing event for you!

That smoke animation on the fanart weirds me out though. Am I the only one who thinks it looks else?

Just make sure you hold some of that cash in reserve to hire a big shot type defense lawyer for when Big Light Bulb comes after you due to all of your graphic acts of light bulb abuse.


Side note: holy crap that tumblr is awesome

You guys continue to do it right. Screw physical rewards, they're a drag for such a small team.

My goodness, the look/sound/tone of this game makes me feel like... elated. I can't wait to see how it turns out.

PS - Love that Bombsfall-Font, as always.

Yet another smart move. Hope he enjoys that pizza!

Congrats on your future! Forever! gEt ready for your $1,000,000 stretch!

pledged of $50,000 goal
25 days to go

Backed. Would have loved to back at the cat-plush level, but just can't afford it right now

Completely support the end of stretch goals. I'd rather you added things you felt strongly about instead of feeling pressured to come up with things just to spur semi-arbitrary donation milestones.

Well we're up over 200% funded and have decided that we hate stretch goals so we're not doing them anymore. We might do another if we come up with something specific, but for now funding is just going to further financial security and flexibility during development over the next year and a half.

This fan art of a human-ified Mae is pretty much my favorite thing ever.

No combat? Yay!