Monday, 18 May 2015

Video playthrough of Troll Song: Verse One - Completely Stoned

Sorry about the lack of updates recently - life gets in the way of #gamedev sometimes - but I thought you might like to know that a group of devs have started doing video playthroughs of other indie titles, and they've just played Troll Song: Verse One.  It's in 2 parts (length 15:40 and 21:10), and you can view them here:


Always nice to get a bit of extra exposure.  Not quite so nice to notice bugs that our intensive testing failed to pick up in these vids though!! :-O  It's always interesting to hear what others think of the game, more so as they're fellow devs and especially as they're not particularly adventure game fans.


Troll Song's development has been funded by HYPER, the cryptocurrency of gamers.

Troll Song

Monday, 30 March 2015

Poll Results

Apologies for the lack of updates but I've been - and still am - rather ill atm.  Should resolve fully in another few days (I hope!).

Anyway, we asked how long it took people to complete Verse One, and got the whole range of results back.  2 said less than half an hour, 1 said 30-45 minutes, 2 said 45-60 minutes, 1 each said 60-75 minutes and >75 minutes.  With no specific mathematical or scientific equation applied, I think our benchmark of "about an hour" seems good enough.  Might add one or two little extra bits to Verse One in the full game's release, but don't worry, not all verses are of equal length - the full game should certainly take more than 5 hours to complete!

In the meantime, the AGS Awards 2014 have been and gone.  Now obviously Troll Song wasn't eligible with even the freeware Verse One not released until the start of 2015, but in any case, the Clod and Rokk avatars were in very popular use after the official ceremony had finished!


I've also updated the Release Date page of this site.  Much as we'd have loved to bring you the finished game this year, it just wasn't possible in the end.  Currently we are aiming at December 2016 (we have scheduled things in such a way that any future changes are more likely to be bringing the date forward than pushed back again).  For now, December 2016 seems a realistic date to aim for.


Troll Song's development has been funded by HYPER, the cryptocurrency of gamers.

Troll Song

Sunday, 8 March 2015

New Poll


For those of you who have played and completed the freeware "Troll Song: Verse One - Completely Stoned" (if you haven't played it yet, you can get it from GameJolt and Itch.io) - how long did it take you?  Let us know!  (Even if you used the hint mode, just let us know how long you think it took you to complete the game - this sort of feedback is very valuable to us as it's notoriously difficult to judge how long an adventure game will take players to get through!)

This poll is running for 2 weeks, ending on 22nd March 2015.




Troll Song's development has been funded by HYPER, the cryptocurrency of gamers.

Troll Song