Woolfe Fan Art Contest

August 26th, 2014

Over the course of our game’s development we’ve been getting quite a few great fan art submissions. We really love that! It’s very inspiring to see your interpretations of our Red Riding Hood. For the final 9 days of our kickstarter campaign we have decided to organise a contest for all you creatives out there!

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The contest details:

Create a personal artwork inspired by “Woolfe – The Red Hood Diaries” or one of its characters. We encourage you to create something using your own distinct art style. Be original!

Start – End date / time:

The contest starts August 26th and ends September 4th, 2014 at 5pm CEST. Winners will be announced on Friday 12 September 2014 via our website (www.WoolfeGame.com and our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/WoolfeGame)

The Prize:

Best selected artworks (maximum 10) will be included in our artbook (digital and physical). Owners of selected artworks will receive a copy of the artbook (digital and physical) free of charge.

The Jury:

Bram Sels (Concept artist)

Davy Penasse (Lead 3D artist)

The Rules:

Artworks can be submitted until the end of contest date and time. Submissions can be physical or digital. For digital submissions a minimum resolution 3000 x 3000 pixels is required. Multiple entries are allowed, but only one work per artist can be selected by the jury.

Submissions:

(Don’t forget to add your name and country for the credits)

Send digital artwork to: info@woolfegame.com

Send physical artwork to:

GRIN Gamestudio

Lange Winkelhaakstraat 26

B-2060 Antwerp

BELGIUM

Conditions:

The artwork must be made by you. You hold and keep the copyright for your work. The artwork must be original and not break any copyright laws. We reserve the right to publish your artwork via online media. You grant us permission to include your artwork in our artbook (digital and/or physical). You allow us the use your work for promotional and other purposes. You allow us to sell your artwork, for example, as part of the artbook. You will not claim copyright fees for the usage and distribution of your work.

Gallery:

Twitch Q&A

August 25th, 2014

Yesterday we did a Twitch Live stream to answer some questions you might have… It was the first live stream we’ve ever done, so some parts may be a bit slow, but there were a few interesting questions we tried to answer.

Let’s Play Woolfe (85% FUNDED)

August 24th, 2014

Want to know the craziest thing that happened to us at Gamescom?

The last day, 20 minutes before the end of the event a guy with a mask visited our booth. He told us he backed our game and said he really liked where we’re going with our non-indie-ish design of the game. Turns out it was “Gronkh“… WTH? Germany’s biggest Tuber… Check him on FB and Youtube! We sent him the first steam key to download our Gamescom demo… let’s see what happens… *shitting our pants for the possible reactions*

Here it is, hot off the press, released a few minutes ago (in German):

After that, we started sending out some more keys to selected press and let’s players. The results are starting to appear and it’s very heartwarming to see their first impressions…

Check out some of these “Let’s Players” having Woolfe demo fun:

English (DAZ GAMES): 

German (TRASHTAZMANI): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VX3P4Zh51CE

Italian: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ald8vcofX4M

French: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKXd0hMbgiM

LIVE Q&A Twitch stream – Reddit AMA

We’ve been getting a lot of people asking us to do a Twitch stream to show off some of the Woolfe gameplay from our Gamescom demo and give you guys and girls a chance to talk to the developers. Yesterday we did a quick test and I think we’re ready!

We’ll do our first LIVE Q&A broadcast on:

Sunday 24th at: 9h30 PM CET / 12h30 PM PDT

Follow the Woolfe Twitch Channel: http://www.twitch.tv/WoolfeGame

Reddit: Ask Me Anything!

Right after our Twitch stream we’ll also do a Reddit AMA on http://www.reddit.com/r/IAMA/ This should start at about: 10h30 PM CET / 13h30 PM PDT also Sunday the 24th of August

Remember: only Backers get an in-game Toy Soldier!

Some people may not realize it, but by backing Woolfe you are in a way becoming part of the game. Every backer gets their own Toy Soldier to customize and improve and we will not be allowing the creation of more Toy Soldiers after our Kickstarter! Your Soldier will be one of the enemies that every single player of Woolfe will be fighting…

EXTRA GAMES:

You can get additional game keys for your friends who might not have a credit card for just $9.00

Localisation by Fans!

We’ve started getting some fans that are really taking the time to help us out. Here are some video’s with subtitles made by the community! THANK YOU!!!

Russian substitles (by WarmDimensions):

Spanish subtitles (by: Be March):

By the way, if you’re doing anything special to help us out too, let us know! We’ll love you forever and put you in the spotlight too!

Physical Rewards???

Yessss!!! As soon as we reach 100% We don’t want to cut in the development budget :)

GAMEScom OVER (71% FUNDED)

August 20th, 2014

The rollercoaster called Gamescom!

We know, we’re late with our update… It has been a very intense, but amazing week for us! This was the first time we showed Woolfe to a larger audience and… OMG you guys and girls were too kind. Thank you so much for all the compliments we received! (see more Gamescom pics on our Facebook page)

We’ve been talking to press and gamers all day from 9 am to 8 pm, 5 days in a row and every night we fixed the small issues and bugs we found by day… needless to say, we were knackered towards the end… Monday we took some well deserved rest, but also found time to make this small video recap of our players reactions.

Some Gamescom stats:

  • 10.000 flyers handed out
  • 5.000 posters given to fans
  • 1.780 fans played the demo
  • 36 backers greeted and rewarded with a special present :)

Next Update?

The response to our Woolfe tabletop RPG proposal was great. We’re finalizing the last details and getting ready to post more information about the free tabletop game we plan to give all $20+ backers in our next update! Just for fun we created some metal 3D prints of a 4, 6, 8 and 10 sided dice for the RPG. Every dice is themed after one of the levels of our Woolfe game.

Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) / Twitch Q&A. We did this for our Steam Greenlight campaign and it was great and are going to do it for our Kickstarter fans too. We’re thinking of an AMA on Reddit or a Q&A on Twitch, but other suggestions are open. Just let us know!

While you’re waiting…

We promise our next update will be sooner but while you’re waiting, check out these other Kickstarter projects we’ve backed ourselves. If you like Woolfe, we think you will like these too… :)

Funniest Woolfe preview!

August 10th, 2014

HALF WAY HOME (50% FUNDED)

August 8th, 2014

Wauw. Jaw. Drops.

In just over 3 days, you helped us get halfway our $50,000 goal. Words cannot express our appreciation for this heartwarming and massive support. At the current backing pace, it’s quite hard not to start feeling confident that we will in fact reach our target. But, as you all know: with Kickstarter, it’s all or nothing. So we’re not popping any bottles yet.

As you might have heard, next week is the first time we’ll be showing off some of our game’s demo levels to the world… So Excited! We’re going to Gamescom in Cologne/Germany. Maybe the largest game show in the World?

We’ll have 3 stations with playable demos, Augmented Reality Woolfe flyers, Free Posters, a photobooth, our life size TOY SOLDIER and our concept art intern Lieze is joining us again to Cosplay as Red Riding Hood… We’re also planning to give away some beta-keys so if you’re a fan… Visit our booth & play Woolfe – The Red Hood Diaries

Find us in HALL: 10.1 / Isle: B / Stand: 016 (the same hall the Indie Megabooth is located in)

DRM-FREE?

We’ve been getting quite a lot of requests for a DRM-free (offline) version of Woolfe.
At the moment we are using the Steam cloud and back-end for save-games, achievements and un-lockables. It will take some extra work to add these features to the DRM free version, but we figured it’s worth the effort. Also, we already got a mail from GOG that they would love to include Woolfe to their portfolio of games so how could we resist! So… DRM-FREE CONFIRMED !

GOOD GUY ADD-ON: Second game for just $9.00

Due to popular request we’ve added our first add-on… If you add $9.00 to your current pledge, you get a second game-key (digital download) to give to a friend! Heck, you can even get 2 extra games (Just add 2 x $9.00)

WARNING: There is a cap… Kickstarter only allows a maximum of 10 items to be given per backer, so… if you back more, we’ll consider this a donation to the cause!

First sticker preview

We also have a small preview of some sticker tests for the $20/$25 pledge. In total we’ll have 5 different stickers in the package for you… more previews coming up!

Also, feel free to tell your friends about Woolfe and our Kickstarter campaign: they might like to chip in too and help us make Woolfe as wonderful and entertaining as we possibly can.

Let’s go for the HOME RUN!!!

Thank you 40% in 2 days!

August 7th, 2014

THANK YOU ARMY!

OMG?! Looks like Red Riding Hood is going to have a hard time winning her battle and it’s all your fault ;) In just over 2 days you and over 800 backers have enlisted in the Woolfe Army. This exceeds our wildest expectations and we can only say THANK YOU!
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THANK YOU PROPAGANDA!

We’re getting some great press attention from around the world. Here are a few links to articles that caught our eye.

THANK YOU GUERILLEROS!

It’s not only these bigger media we want to thank. We have found numerous passionate gamers & cosplayers with their own underdog websites, facebook pages and youtube vlogs giving us so much love.Like you, we are also just a small team fighting for a big break… so gamers unite. YOU are our real world Woolfe Army!

Physical rewards. 

You might have noticed we’re quite hesitant about giving physical rewards at this point. There are some reasons for this.

First of all, they seem quite a hassle for a small team like GRIN, taking up precious time we could use working on the game… that’s why the stickers and personalised proof of enlistment are currently our only physical rewards. They are easy to send by standard letter all over the world for a fixed price.

Also we have to take into account that the money pledged for physical rewards can not go into development… so we could reach our goal without actually having enough reserves for development after subtraction of the physical costs.

But we do realise and appreciate that you really want something more to touch, hold and cherish. Truth is we want that too. We’re thinking about a physical art book, posters, the boxed game, a Red Riding Hood cape and we’ve even been doing tests with various 3D prints. (More tips & idea’s welcome)

Now, our question to you… Is it ok for you that we add the Physical rewards as add-on’s after we reach our initial goal? That way we won’t jeopardise the magic feature or overall quality upgrade.

PAGE UPDATES

  • Added official Facebook & Twitter links to page, so feel free to use them :P
  • Updated the Mac/Linux disclaimer
  • Added FAQ’s

Not over yet, we’re just beginning!

We got a great start, but it’s not time to rest yet. We need all the support we can get to keep the momentum we’re rolling on, so…

YOUR MISSION

Find one game site/blog we’re not mentioned on… don’t spam them, but maybe send them a gentle reminder that you really like Woolfe and it would be really cool if they could help this ambitious indie title Woolfe – The Red Hood Diaries get a little more attention.

THANK YOU RECRUITS!

Our Kickstarter is LIVE!

August 5th, 2014

Hello beloved Woolfe fans!

For the past few months, we’ve been working like crazy. Last week, we took a little summer break and now it’s full speed ahead again. First off, we have some exciting news to share with you… (drumroll!): Just minutes ago, we launched a Kickstarter Campaign! And of course we wanted you to be among the first to know about that.

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Why Kickstarter?

As you might recall from previous communications, we were granted funding to finish all three chapters of Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries in their basic form. Meaning: we will be able to release the full game regardless what happens on Kickstarter, but…due to budget limitations we had to cut quite a few cool features. We’d love to get them back in there, which is why we turned to crowdfunding.

Cool features?

We’re trying to collect $50,000 with our Kickstarter campaign. Money we intend to spend on the following:

MAGIC: Like any fairy tale, Woolfe still needs some magic… Magic powers to help our heroine overcome obstacles and opponents (invisibility, teleportation etc), and a shot of magic to inject into the environment and the story.

USER CREATED WOOLFE ARMY: We’re working on an online toy soldier editor, which will allow every single Kickstarter backer to create their own enemy, with specific looks and skills. Fight your own customized opponent in the game as you step into the boots of Red Riding Hood.

OVERALL QUALITY UPGRADE: There’s two things in particular we’d love to take to the next level: the combat, as it is not quite up to par with how we envision it could be. And the animations, for which we’d love to have a professional join our team.

We hope you’ll consider supporting our Kickstarter campaign, be it by backing us or by spreading the word. We want to make this game as amazing as we envision it, but we really need your help to make that happen!

3 Hours and counting…

August 5th, 2014

Ready to Rock & Roll!!!

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We launch in less than 12 hours now!

August 5th, 2014

Can’t sleep…

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