Want to design your own custom Hero Mages character?!Vote for Hero Mages on indiePub Games!Greetings Hero Mages, fans!
First off, thank you all for your love and support of Hero Mages! Activity in the game has really been picking up and were excited to see so many new and returning players populating the lobby.
A number of you have been asking When are you going to release new characters? Im ecstatic to hear these kinds of requests and want nothing more than to deliver new characters to your hearts content. So, whats the holdup you say? Plain and simple: We need funding to cover the costs of developing the new artwork.
Operating a game studio is a pricey venture, between paying for hosting costs, recurring business and legal fees, software licensing fees, and contracting artwork- especially when youre a paying-out-of-pocket indie developer like me! Fortunately, though, an amazing opportunity has come our way in the form of a competition. IndiePub Games is hosting a developer contest that includes a special prize for the community favorite. So heres the deal:
Show your support for Hero Mages by voting once a day, and if we win, the prize money will go towards developing new character packs!But wait
In addition to the grandeur of new character potential, were going to go the extra mile and turn this opportunity into a fancy contest of our own where you- the Hero Mages community get to design one of the upcoming characters!
How it will work:
Players will submit their character ideas on this forum post. If Hero Mages wins the IndiePub community favorite award, we will select the top character designs and initiate a Favorite New Character Design poll where you will have the opportunity to vote on which player-designed character you want to see in the game!
As if that werent enough incentive to participate, we are also going to award all participants the exclusive Minotaur character
(whether we win or lose the Indiepub Contest) as a special thanks to everyone who voted and showed their support of the game!How to Participate:1)
Register an account on indiePub Games at http://www.indiepubgames.com2)
Between August 1st and August 31st, vote for Hero Mages as your community favorite game at http://www.indiepubgames.com/vote.php
(you must be logged in with your Indiepub account to vote).3)
Visit our IndiePub Game page at: http://www.indiepubgames.com/game/Hero_Mages a)
Rate the game using the stars underneath the rate it section b)
Add your commentary with your in game name, for example: I really enjoy the strategic game play and the awesome player community
forum, make a post indicating that you have voted and provide your indiePub username. Optionally, you may include your own unique character design specifications to be considered for addition to Hero Mages. For example: I voted on indiePub with username: IndiePubUserName. Here's my character idea...
Play Hero Mages during the voting period as much as you can, welcome newcomers, and show everyone how awesome our gaming community is!How To Vote:
There has been some confusion as to what actually constitutes a vote. Here is a screen shot of the actual voting page and what you should see to cast your vote in the contest. Note- the combo boxes are listed in random order- feel free to pick whatever game you like for runner up.Rewards:1)
At the conclusion of the voting period (August 31st) we will email all participants a redeemable code that will unlock the exclusive Minotaur.2)
If Hero Mages wins the Community Favorite award on indiePub, we will make an announcement, pool together all character design entries, and initiate a vote for the best new character design. The winning character will be included in one of the upcoming character packs. D20Studios reserves the right to adjust/modify the winning character as necessary to fit within the balance of the game.Notes:
Please refrain from posting comments related to the character design contest and questions about the promotional offer on the Indiepub website. Keep these comments focused on what you enjoy about Hero Mages as the goal is to attract new players to try out the game. Instead, use this forum for all character design entries and questions about the contest.
Please abide to all contest rules on the Indiepub website: http://www.indiepubgames.com/developercontest.php
In short, play fair! We need to give all contest entrants an equal opportunity and avoid cheating so that our entry is not disqualified.
Use the following templates for character designs:
Character Name | Guardian
STR: # DEF: # LIFE: #/#
Ability 1 Name | Cost/Passive
Ability 2 Name | Cost/Passive
Character Name | Mage
STR: # DEF: # LIFE: #/#
Ability 1 Name | Cost/Passive | Valor
Ability 2 Name | Cost/Passive | Valor
Ability 3 Name | Cost/Passive | Valor
Ability 4 Name | Cost/Passive | Valor
DescriptionHave fun everyone!Contest Concluded
The IndiePub Contest has concluded and while Hero Mages did not win the award, we were greatful for the chance to participate and the support we received from all the Hero Mages fans!
The Community Favorite winner and contest finalists have been posted here:http://www.indiepubgames.com/news/3rd-contest-community-favorite-and-finalists