We knew it won’t be easy. Reaching the 50k mark with $1.99 price and obviously less attention than last time (when SOTMC got hyped as a troll gift) Is quite a challenge.
With your help (thanks everyone) we’ve come to around 3500k sales since the sale started (21st). I have complete faith that the sequel would be better by a magnitude (at least). To convince everyone that their investment isn’t wasted we’ve come up with a Plan B. If we won’t reach 50k copies until the end of the sale (6th Jan) then we’ll produce a DLC for the original SOTMC with showing some of the potential of the sequel. This means that even if we don’t hit the 50k mark you all will get something new in the original game so no money and effort is wasted. In fact we might include some of the rewards in the original game also.
Best would be though to develop the full game and show everyone that we can indeed make a good horse-breeding and farm managing game with a lot more action and interaction, multiplayer races and a lot more. We still need your help to achieve this so remember to share this blog with everyone you can and pursue your friends, family, colleagues to purchase a couple of copies.
This is how the farm looks in the winter.
On behalf of Artery Studios I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas! Thanks everyone for purchasing copies of SOTMC in order to support the sequel. Don’t forget to share some photos or screenshots with us which we can post here or on our Facebook page.
I’m pleased to announce that on the first day of the Holiday Steam sales we sold 858 copies of Secret of the Magic Crystals. This includes sells in our shop over here. While we’re still a long way from the 50.000 mark with 17 more days to go it doesn’t seem impossible to get there.
Now is the time to surprise your loved ones with a couple of copies. Head over to steam for individual copies or buy 6, 11, 21, 41 packs direct from us!
The Christmas sale is now on. There’s a long way to go as we still need around ~48.000 copies to sell. I know it’s a huge number but I urge everyone to buy at least one copy over Steam. If you would like to buy bulk to enjoy the specials we are offering (check in here) then you can now do that too! We are offering 6, 11, 21 and 41 pack of SOTMCs for you toshare with friends family or gift to anyone you’d like. Check it out in the Shop.
If you’re not buying then please at least like this page but we’d be very happy if you would share this blog over twitter, Facebook, reddit, google+, tumblr, e-mail or any other way you can so we can have a bigger audience and reach out to anyone who loves (or hates) SOTMC. Yes, even haters might be happy to buy a couple of copies at a discounted rate. While they can troll their friends they’d also help us develop the sequel which could actually be a great game.
I’ll keep updating the counter at the top with the daily sales. Come on, let’s do this!
Thanks everyone for the support so far and for reading.
Autumn sales has ended and as you can see on the header the number of Secret of the Magic Crystals copies sold so far is 1.350. While not as much as we expected we will make sure that you can buy bulk soon and get ready for the next sale much more organized.
Made a FAQ page also because I received many comments and e-mails regarding the sale. Have a look and don’t hesitate to ask if something’s not there!
Thanks everyone for purchasing, sharing, linking, tweeting about the future of SOTMC.
There must be a reason you’ve found this blog. Either I was lucky enough to reach out to you or someone already spread the word. Before you move forward reading please make sure you read that About section to find out more on the cause and what’s behind the whole idea.
Once it became clear that you would like to help one way or another to make SOTMC II a reality (reasons behind it may be anything from honest to completely unreasonable) a number of options arise. First of all as written in the About the biggest help is investing in the original SOTMC during the Autumn and Christmas Sales for $1.99.
Apart from this I’d also like to encourage you to share this page and the cause in every way possible. Start by sharing on Facebook, Twitter and the other gazillion social channels. E-mail works also! Go to your favorite bulletin board or discussion board and let everyone know that this is happening. Indeed, IT IS HAPPENING!
We need your help now, more than ever! Constant updated will follow once the sale is on with daily updates on sales. Sometimes here or on Facebook or minor updates may follow on Twitter so make sure you like us on FB and follow us on Twitter.
As the project unfolds We’ll upload images from the gifts (as noted in About), steam keys will pop up on our Twitter page randomly, and we aim to make as much noise as we can.
Watch out for daily scheduled updates, keep your social network up-to-date and follow the development of SOTMC II which starts HERE and NOW!