So you may have noticed that Robin and I haven't been posting as much lately. This is due in part to us being busy with various things surrounding the release (and other things IRL, as we can't quite ignore The Physical for The Wired just yet) and due a little in part to us not wanting to spoil things for folks. It's been a lot of fun watching a whole crop of new players discover Recettear and all the little secrets and whatnot therein. Seeing everyone having so much fun with something we worked so hard on for so long feels fantastic.
We've also been derping over a few of the polish issues that slipped through the cracks, naturally
We managed to get most of them patched out last Monday, and we'll likely be making a last polish push this coming week (although these melons are being difficult). We have noticed the crashes a few people are having but I have to be honest: at this point we're beginning to suspect that crashes are symptomatic of a problem in the end user's PC, not a problem with the Recettear executable per se. The only time we've been able to replicate crashes is when we do daft stuff like uninstall our sound drivers without a replacement or somesuch. We'll still report crashes to EGS (and keep giving us info), but with practically no reviewers reporting issues (and you may notice we've had just a few now
and lots of people seemingly running the game without incident, my personal suspicions are trending toward the "something's broke on your end" answer.
Anyway, to counter The Silence I'm probably going to get a nice proper dev-blog (or loc-blog, I suppose) set up on the site here in the next few days, with a new forum for discussing posts therein. There's a lot of stuff I want to blather on about at length that aren't quite appropriate for a live game forum, so it'll be good to have a space available to go on about various things.
And for the curious, we'll be able to talk about how Recettear is selling at the end of the month. By then we should have a pretty good idea of just how well we're doing and how sustainable everything will be. Remember though, word of mouth is our most powerful tool right now, so if you like Recettear, tell your friends and get them to throw money at us! Otherwise
I won't be able to afford that Jaguar
we won't be able to turn CF into a going concern and bring over more excellent software to you guys!
It really does do us good to see everyone enjoying Recettear. Hopefully this is just the beginning!