Yes, it’s the 1 year anniversary of the release of N+ for XBLA. It’s been a great year — reception has been very positive, sales exceeded our expectations, we’ve been nominated for awards (and even received
one two- check out Brilliam’s review here!) and we’re just so thrilled that so many people gave it a try, even though the graphics are simple and we’re relative unknowns. Thank you so much, everyone.
We did a Postmortem for Game Developer Magazine, if you want to hear more about the storied history of N+, look for back issues. It’s a gripping read.
We’re still not able to enable full-on level sharing for N+, which is a disappointment, but we hope the three level packs eased that pain a little. Unfortunately those three will have to suffice, as we’ve run out of space in the player profile! We’ll take all of these things on to our next projects though — we’ve learned a lot, and will hopefully be able to employ that knowledge in future games.
To celebrate, we’re putting the last batch of t-shirts up in the Metanet Etsy shop and are having a huge sale — all cuffs and notebooks are buy one, get one free. The Etsy system isn’t set up for combo discounts (at least as far as we can tell), so we have to do this a little hackily (hey, it’s consistent with the way we program!): buy which ever ones you want and we’ll refund you the difference.
Also, we’re updating Metanet Software website and will be updating the blog skin to match the new site design, to keep things fresh. Enjoy! We’re also starting a newsletter. Hooray for newsletters!
And don’t forget, Contesque #3 is still open — if you’d like a taste of one of the various flavours of N+, we still have a few copies of each, so get those creative juices flowing and keep those entries comin’! Thanks to all those who have entered already.
Thanks again for all your support, everyone — we really appreciate it!