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Re: The Beard in The Mirror (nee TestGame)
« Reply #40 on: 04 Mar 2015, 23:40 »
Congrats on getting the green light Paul! ;-D
 

Re: The Beard in The Mirror (nee TestGame)
« Reply #41 on: 10 Oct 2016, 23:29 »
*blows away the dust on this post* *coughs* *coughs a LOT* *dies from inhaling too much dust*

I can't believe I'm even saying this, but testgame The Beard in the Mirror is Yours The Beard in the Mirror is finished. Actually FINISHED. And it's coming out (on Steam and itch.io) at the end of this month!! Like, I already sent out review codes and everything; there's no stopping it now.

As documented here, Lizo and I have been working on this off and on (and off and off) for around 11 years; that's a third of our lives and the ENTIRETY of our adult lives. We weren't even dating when we started on it; now we're married and looking at buying our first house. It's so, so weird to me that this project is actually complete, that it won't just exist in the background of our lives anymore--a constant point of contention and creativity, stress and excitement. Since starting Mirror, I've started and completed four other games (who knew visual novels were so much quicker to make); but this is the one we've put ourselves into more than any. it's the type of game I dreamed making since I was a little kid (likely a common sentiment around here), and now it's done; it's done and I can't keep poking at it and other people are gonna play it and BOY that's weird and maybe I should just test it twenty more times? Maybe just thirty?

...Anyway.

I figured I should post something official here, even though I've been basically the worst about keeping up with the forums; so here you go! testgame is finished, and it's coming out for real on the 25th! Thanks to everyone who's checked out our post(s) and given us advice over the years!!
The Beard in the Mirror (formerly testgame) - Out now on Steam! http://store.steampowered.com/app/385840
Other games I've worked on: http://paulmfranzen.com/games/

Re: The Beard in The Mirror (nee TestGame)
« Reply #42 on: 11 Oct 2016, 00:52 »
Congrats to you both. Can't wait to try it out. All the best with the release.

Re: The Beard in The Mirror (nee TestGame)
« Reply #43 on: 11 Oct 2016, 01:33 »
That's exciting news!  I've been interested in this game since you first posted about it here.  I'm looking forward to playing it!

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Re: The Beard in The Mirror (nee TestGame)
« Reply #44 on: 11 Oct 2016, 03:28 »
Hey, that's awesome. Congratulations to the both of you! I love seeing long running projects like this coming to fruition. :smiley:

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Re: The Beard in The Mirror (nee TestGame)
« Reply #45 on: 12 Oct 2016, 17:39 »
11 years! That's some dedication! Congratulations!

Re: The Beard in The Mirror (nee TestGame)
« Reply #46 on: 12 Oct 2016, 18:32 »
So happy to see that not only is your project now finished, but you've also passed the Greenlight process! A massive congratulations to you both ;-D Coming from a similar situation, this is really inspiring stuff. Wishing you the best of luck with your release, can't wait to get my hands on it!

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Re: The Beard in The Mirror (nee TestGame)
« Reply #47 on: 12 Oct 2016, 20:41 »
Congrats on finishing the game!
And good luck with your next project. (nod)
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Re: The Beard in The Mirror (nee TestGame)
« Reply #48 on: 12 Oct 2016, 23:41 »
Thanks for the kind words, everyone!!
The Beard in the Mirror (formerly testgame) - Out now on Steam! http://store.steampowered.com/app/385840
Other games I've worked on: http://paulmfranzen.com/games/

The Beard in the Mirror (formerly testgame) - Out now on Steam! http://store.steampowered.com/app/385840
Other games I've worked on: http://paulmfranzen.com/games/

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Re: The Beard in The Mirror (nee TestGame)
« Reply #50 on: 26 Oct 2016, 18:07 »
Congrats on the release!