Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Custom Strains: Share Some Stuff!


If anyone is still playing Growsim and you have some special strains to share, post it!

I'd like to get a library of stuff together and maybe use it in the updated version of Growsim.

Share it in the comments!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Hows about this idea?

First of all, I'm flabbergasted that Growsim is making into the top 1000 on IndieDB--I think it even hit 300ish at one point.  Seriously?  You guys are bad-ass.

Secondly, I think I'm going to build a whole new Growsim from the ground up and use as much original content as possible.

So here's my thoughts (and wishlist) if you wanna get in on the action:

I need graphics.  Lots o' graphics.  Pictures of seeds, saplings, plants, buckets, medium, nutrients, watering devices, lights, and all sorts of grow-related stuff.

In return, I'll include you in the credits (make sure you note how you want to your name to appear) and I'll send you the cheat sheet for the new version when it's done (which means I'll need your e-mail, too).

I DO NOT have any sort of time-table for this project; I could bore you with all the madness I have to deal with on a day-to-day basis, but suffice to say that I can only dedicate a wee bit o' time to Growsim out of my schedule.  However, I will get it done--barring the apocalypse, of course.

What do you peoples think?  Any interest?

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Cheat Sheet Update

The Growsim cheat sheet is available for download again.

Gumroad is the new file host and payment processor: you can click here to buy and download the cheat sheet right now.

If you can't or won't use Gumroad, send me a PayPal payment for $1 and I will e-mail the file to you upon payment confirmation (within 24 hours).

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Growsim Update: 7/15/14


Over the next few months (probably longer), I'll be working on some tweaks, updates, and other content to create a new version of Growsim.  It won't be a sequel, really, but more like a expansion pack with some improved in-game resources and mechanics.

The cheat sheet will be available for download shortly again.  I am looking for a reputable and easy-to-use digital goods merchant without exorbitant fees.  The cheat sheet will be $1, as usual, and any funds are going towards a new Growsim and related marketing and listing fees.

Now is the time to let me know if you have any suggestions or ideas to improve the existing game; new systems and mechanics are much lower priority than improvements to the existing game.  New content and concepts are welcome.

Stay tuned!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Any Suggestions?


Now that "Growsim" is out there, more or less finished, I'll be working to track down any bugs and improve whatever I can, whenever I can.

I'm open to any suggestions!  If there's something you think needs to be improved or a feature you'd like to see added, drop me a line ASAP.

Right now, I've outlined the following goals for "Growsim":
- clean up the game code and eliminate any performance issues
- convert the game to other platforms
- add new unlock codes and expand existing features

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Final Version Released


The final version of "Growsim" is now available for download.  This is a free, full version complete with all features enabled and no restrictions of any kind.  The setup file is for Windows systems: download and run the file to install the game.  No additional software is installed and an uninstaller is included.  Click the link on the right to download the installer!

"Growsim" is now released and will receive updates, patches, and new content if time permits.  If you'd like to support the project and encourage development, buy a 'cheat sheet' for $1.  Cheat sheets include tips and tricks from the developer to maximize plant production, along with a list of all the secret unlock codes in the game.  Contact me if interested.

If you'd like to play online, click "Play Online Now" on the right side.  Additional versions are available for Chrome: visit the Chrome Webstore or click the link on the right to visit the Chrome Webstore page.

Thanks for checking it out!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Game Versions & Releases


Here's the scoop: "Growsim" will be fully released shortly and I am going with a free version.  Early play-testers have moved on to other projects and feedback is scarce, so I can't in good conscience release a premium, paid version without further testing.

"Growsim" will be completely free--all features will be unlocked and available, no strings attached.  When it is available, links and updates will be posted.  Expect the full version by 1/12/14, the latest.

I will attempt to push "Growsim" to other platforms, as well, so stay tuned if you're interested in the game for a particular OS.

There will be an option to donate to the project via PayPal.  If you'd like to support future projects, along with updates for "Growsim", consider donating.  All donors will receive a cheat sheet with all the in-game unlock codes (along with a description of what they do).

As I update the game, any new information will be posted.  Occasionally, I will post one of the secret game codes on this site.

Thanks for reading.