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June 23, 2016, 5:51pm

From the candle-lit bastion of Freehold Games, hello! As we enter the high holy days of Ut yara Ux, as the sun approaches its high salt zenith, we have some news to share about Sproggiwood.

The Goatress brings news.

The Goatress brings news.

Sproggiwood has been out on iOS and Android for over a year now. Shortly after we released, I wrote a blog post reviewing our first 14 days of sales and explaining our decision to launch at $9.99. Our experience over the past year has reaffirmed the decision to go premium. Sproggiwood wasn’t a breakout hit, but it did well enough to support the argument that players are willing to pay a fair price for quality games.

Of course, whether we hit the right price point is up for debate. Over the past several weeks, we’ve been experimenting with a temporary price reduction to $4.99. Looking at the data, it turns out that we’re selling about twice as many units at half the original price. Given that it’s a wash from a revenue perspective, we decided to fall back on our mission statement as a studio and go with the option that gets twice as many people playing Sproggiwood.

So, we’re permanently dropping the price on iOS and Android to $4.99. AND… for the duration of the Steam Summer Sale, we’re dropping the price to $2.99, the lowest it’s ever been! Here’s the price breakdown (USD) for Sproggiwood and Caves of Qud on all platforms over the next few weeks.

Steam Summer Sale (6/23 – 7/4) price Regular price (7/4 and on)
Sproggiwood on iOS $2.99 $4.99
Sproggiwood on Android $2.99 $4.99
Sproggiwood on Steam $7.49 $14.99
Sproggiwood Enlightened Edition on Steam $8.99 $17.99
Caves of Qud on Steam $8.99 $9.99
Caves of Qud on iOS One day? Maybe?

 

So if you haven’t played Sproggiwood, the time is now, friend. Thanks to everyone who’s already supported the game and shared it with their friends. Be on the lookout for our weekly Caves of Qud patches while we’re in Early Access on Steam.

February 08, 2015, 2:12am

Hey, hey, ho there! We’ve some news to share with you on a couple projects we’ve been grinding on for the last few weeks. First off, Sproggiwood is well on its way toward iOS and Android! That’s right–soon you’ll be bathing in the slime-blood of your slain jelly foes, all from the comfort of your phone or tablet. To that end, we’ve been rejiggering the UI for smaller form factors.

World map on phone

World map on phone

Item storage on phone

Item storage on phone

 

 The mobile release will coincide with a PC, Mac, and Linux update, featuring a ridiculously difficult Savage Mode, and some… new items.
Staff of Frogs

Staff of Frogs

 

Wait a minute… we’re receiving an encoded message through the Weirdwire Conduit… decoding now… what’s that? Something about… Caves of Qud? Oh, Caves of Qud is coming to Steam! If you’re clueless as to what the heck I’m talking about, Caves of Qud is our far-future, sci-fi roguelike with fully malleable and destructable environments, hundreds of plants, animals, and robots you can mind control, and dozens of mutations, skills, kits, subsystems, and liquid mixtures that make each playthrough a mad, mad, mad, mad time.
Now that we’re getting Qud on Steam, we’re also working on supporting tiles and developing a unique tileset. We’re working with an awesome amateur artist — check it out!

Caves of Qud tiles

An adventurer haggles with Tam, the mercantile mancamel.

 

Caves of Qud tiles
And since we’re back to hacking on Qud, we’re adding some content, too. The faction system has been expanded–we added 50-some factions and wrote a reputation system to represent your relationship with each faction. We also added faction-based histories to named creatures when you look at them.

Mehmet's history

Mehmet’s history

Mehmet, watch out for those highly entropic beings.

June 25, 2014, 4:33pm

Oh, goodness. Sproggiwood was greenlit today! Hurrah! It took just two and a half days, thanks to the outpouring of interest and support from the Steam community. We’re absolutely thrilled, and we’re hard at work to deliver Sproggiwood as promised. What does this mean? It means you can expect talking sheep, bloated frog gods, and the machinations of one mischievous forest spirit. Thank you!

Sproggi laughs

June 23, 2014, 10:40am

Good news! The Sproggiwood Greenlight campaign on Steam has begun! Just to reiterate for the new folks, Sproggiwood is our tactical, story-driven roguelike set in a world of mischief and wonder. Read more about it on our Games page.

You can help us get Sproggiwood greenlit and available on Steam! Visit our Greenlight page (linked below) and where the page asks, “Would you buy this game if it were available in Steam?” vote YES, YES, A THOUSAND TIMES YES! Really, a simple “Yes” will suffice. And to everyone interested in playing Sproggiwood, thank you. We’re super excited for you to play, too.

VOTE TO GREENLIGHT SPROGGIWOOD!

May 11, 2014, 3:35am

Hello, folks!

We recently jazzed up our website are in the process of making more of our work available to you on social media. Expect to see more from the fire-lit keep soon — including stuff from the realm of our story-driven roguelike, Sproggiwood!

Speaking of Sproggiwood, we’re deep in the throes of design iteration, crafting a fun and rewarding experience. Additionally, we’re gearing up our Steam Greenlight campaign to make Sproggiwood for PC / Mac / Linux available to you on Steam. Do you want to stride through a realm of mischief and wonder, smashing giant jellies, outsmarting mushroom people, and plundering resources, all the while receiving instructions from a bizarre forest sprite on a civilizing mission? Then keep an eye out for our Greenlight video in the coming weeks.