About two years ago, From Soy Sauce put its game Spheroid on Steam’s Greenlight service. There it sat for quite some time. The long wait is over now. This past weekend Spheroid was greenlit and it will now be available through Steam. Continue reading
As promised, From Soy Sauce has launch US based purchasing for Spheroid. In the latest, and according to the video, the last video update of Spheroid, Spheroid is now available to buy if you are based in the US.The game is available on the dlsite for $11.19. There is also a link to download the trial version of the game which includes 10 of the 36 levels in the game. So if you missed out on backing the IndieGogo campaign, purchasing now is a great way to help these young developers begin work on their next game Difference.
Back in November, we wrote about the ending of Spheroid’s crowdfunding campaign and what From Soy Sauce plans to do to finish the game. They promised to complete the game and posted regular updates as well. So it is pretty exciting to see that the game has finally been released, at least for Japanese gamers at the moment.
From Soy Sauce has posted a new video to their YouTube channel to discuss the latest updates to the game and what their plans are after their IndieGogo campaign. While they did not reach their targeted goal, they will be making and releasing the game. It just won’t have all the story related content they wanted to it.
According to Saijee’s commentary, the game will be focused on the individual characters and their skill set with the levels designed around them. This video shows off a level based around the motorcycle themed character, seen second from the right in the image above, and one level designed to be a challenge for his skills.
You can see the video below. Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago, Spheroid’s IndieGogo campaign ended with the game raising only a small part of its goal. It raised $1,157 of its $7,500 goal. I got in touch with the developers behind the game and asked them a few questions about their experience and future plans.
Developers Saijee and Kuni were not overly disappointed in the funds raised. What they raised was enough to release what they consider a good game, just not as good as what they had wanted. So they still plan on getting the game done and released for those who backed it.
When discussing the Kickstarter, Saijee expressed some difficulty in trying to run the campaign and work on the game at the same time. But he did learn a few valuable lessons about goal setting. He mentioned specifically that smaller goals would have possibly helped the success of the campaign. Rather than focusing on a goal that had most of what they wanted in the game. It would have been better to have had a smaller goal and included other features as stretch goals. Continue reading
The great guys at From Soy Sauce have listened and have released the first playable demo of their IndieGogo game Spheroid. The demo looks to have already helped them out. Since adding it, the campaign has gained several new backers.
After asking all of you what you think could help get more people to support this campaign. Many of you wanted a sharable demo. So I went the extra mile to make this a presentable experience. Even going as far as adding some in-game cut-scenes! Continue reading
In my near daily romp through the popular crowdfunding site IndieGogo, I had the pleasure of running across a game being produced by a trio of brothers in between college courses. These brothers, Ken, Kuni and Saijee Higuchi, make up the team known as From Soy Sauce. Together they are working on their latest game Spheroid a retro game inspired by Metroid, Bionicle and Beast Wars.
They have announced Spheroid on IndieGogo with the intent to raise $7,500 in order to buy better equipment and commission a number of assets to enhance the game, such as quality music and voice acting. Along with the announcement, their trailer has a lot of game footage that shows off the fighting, transformations and other gameplay elements of the game. Continue reading