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xx Steam Summer Sale - Al Emmo 60% Off

June 20, 2014, 11:39:08 AM by GameDevChris
The Steam Summer Sale has commenced and will run until July 1st, 2014.

For the next two weeks, you can get Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman's Mine 60% off. That's 9 full Acts of Wild Western adventure few only a few bucks! Check it out on Steam here.
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xx Al Emmo now available on Steam

May 10, 2014, 06:43:19 AM by GameDevChris
Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman's Mine is now available for purchase on Steam.

Thanks to everybody who voted on Greenlight! We're running a 10% off discount for the next week.
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xx Al Emmo comes to Groupees

January 23, 2014, 09:07:45 AM by GameDevChris
Al Emmo is currently strutting his stuff on the Groupees Retro bundle 2. Pay what you want for Al and 7 other games! Plus, get the Al Emmo Soundtrack once 2,500 bundles get sold.

All purchasers will get a Steam key once the game is Greenlit.

Retro 2 Groupees Bundle
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xx Al Emmo Enhanced Out Now! New voice actor, 2D Cutscenes, and more!

November 26, 2013, 07:00:17 AM by GameDevChris
Update: November 26th, 2013



Price: $9.99 USD

Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman's Mine version 4.0 has been released! This new version has several major improvements based on player feedback we've received over the years. If you've never played the game before, now is the perfect opportunity to give this enhanced edition a try!

SCREENSHOTS


KEY FEATURES
* A new Al Emmo (protagonist) voice actor
* Improved 2D Cutscene movies
* Scoring system with 500 points
* Achievement system with 20 achievements
* Tooltip bar that shows mouse-over hotspots
* Much more! (See full list at bottom of post)

WHERE TO BUY THE GAME
Himalaya Store - Unlockable trial version (Free 60 Minute Trial)
Buy from Desura
(More to come.)

AVAILABILITY ON STEAM
The game is still in Greenlight, but is moving up. If you have a Steam account, we'd really appreciate your "Yes" vote. And if you leave a comment too, you'll automatically go into our prize draw to win some free Steam games once greenlit! Also, all owners of the game will get a Steam key.


UPGRADING TO v4.0
Upgrading to version 4.0 is free for customers who purchased the game directly from Himalaya Studios. If you purchased the Digital Download version, simply uninstall your old version, then re-install version 4.0. The same serial key number you were allocated will work.

If you bought the game from another portal/webstore, the new version will be rolled out sometime in December.

CHANGES TO VERSION 4.0
A full list of additions, features, improvements, and bug fixes is below.
WARNING: GAME SPOILERS AHEAD
Full Changelog
- Added: New voice actor for Al Emmo
- Added: New voice actor for Everette the Exterminator
- Added: Improved 2D, hand-animated cutscenes to replace older 3D versions
- Added: New Himalaya Studios logo animation
- Added: New scoring system with a total of 500 points
- Added: Achievements system with 20 achievements to unlock
- Added: Tooltip GUI which shows mouse-over hotspot names
- Added: The [ and ] keys will cycle backwards and forwards through inventory items
- Added: Back-end functionality for touch-screen devices
- Added: Some newly recorded speech for Rita
- Added: Animated light glints to several small, obtainable objects to make them more visible
- Added: Max Nearest Neighbour filter to the setup program
- Fixed: Music and audio stuttering bug
- Fixed: Pressing Enter on Quit & Restart GUIs now acts like clicking the "yes" button
- Fixed: Esc key will now cancel the map of Anozira
- Fixed: Esc will no longer skip the entire tequila sequence in the saloon
- Fixed: Al can now run inside Koko's store
- Fixed: Improved Al's mule dismounting animation at Rita's house
- Fixed: Improved Bubba's flag animation
- Fixed: Updated the PDF manual with the latest graphics and information
- Fixed: Koko's greeting to Al in Act 6 if Al already visited him since the raid
- Fixed: Made it so you must talk to Everette before you can give him the termites
- Fixed: More legible font is used in the journals
- Fixed: Moved the mine cart's starting position further right on the tracks
- Fixed: Bug where the same desert music could play twice in succession
- Fixed: Bug where the top left and right menus would not animate in the mine cliff screen
- Fixed: Bug where you could burn the gallows ropes with the matchbook more than once
- Fixed: several minor spelling/grammar errors
- Fixed: other small glitches and bugs
- Changed: Interface improvements (such as tweening GUIs)
- Changed: Made many items and objects easier to click on to reduce pixel-hunting
- Changed: Rita's speaking portrait
- Changed: Rita's song cutscene has been replaced with a new in-game scene
- Changed: Increased the odds of seeing the fishing Easter Eggs at the oasis
- Changed: Improved the visual appearance of Kevin's fire extinguisher spray
- Changed: Retouched several characters' dialog portraits
- Changed: The half-map rubbing inventory item now includes a piece of charcoal
- Changed: Al now looks at the half-map rubbing after acquiring it (close-up)
- Changed: Made it easier to walk off the screen edges when leaving a room
- Changed: Various dialogue and text tweaks
- Changed: Tweaked the way save/replace game GUIs are handled
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xx Vote for Mage's Initiiation on Greenlight and Win a $450 Prize Pack!

June 01, 2013, 06:43:57 AM by GameDevChris
Win a $450 Prize Pack: Simply Upvote & Comment!

We're running a giveaway to help promote Mage's Initiation on Greenlight!

For the chance to win a huge bundle of collectible items valued at over $450 USD, just follow these simple steps:

1) Visit the Mage's Initiation Greenlight page and click the "Yes" button to upvote the game.

2) Click the "Favorite" and "Follow" buttons (under the screenshots).

3) Leave a comment (This step is necessary so that we can choose winners from the list of usernames assigned to the comments).


And that's it! Three entries will be randomly chosen when Mage's Initiation gets greenlit and this contest will remain open until that time. Comments/votes that existed before the contest was announced will also be eligible to win.

Second Prize: Two runners-up will each be gifted one game of their choice (of any value) to their Steam account.

First Prize: One lucky winner will receive all if the items below:




  • 4 Game boxes (Fire, Earth, Air, and Water) containing game and soundtrack CDs
  • 1 Standard DVD Case/copy of the "Mages Initiation" game
  • 4 D'arc Polyresin figures - Fire, Earth, Air, and Water (4" x 3" x 3")
  • 3 Digital Copies of the "Mage's Initiation" game
  • 1 Digital Copy of the "Al Emmo & the Lost Dutchman's Mine" game
  • 1 Digital "Al Emmo & the Lost Dutchman's Mine" soundtrack (53 Tracks)
  • 1 "Mage's Initiation" Poster (18" x 24")
  • 1 "Mage's Initiation" 50-page Hardcover Art book
  • 2 Bronze "Severed Circle" Pendants
  • 3 Complete sets of character trading cards (15 foil packs, 120 cards total)
  • 1 Art Lithograph, Signed by JP Selwood (8.5" x 11")
  • 2 Cloth Maps of the Land of Iginor (11" x 17")
  • 2 T-shirts (Mens or Ladies sizes)
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