Killer Gin – Indie Game Competition
There are plenty of indie games out there. Our First Sip Reviews are just the tip of the iceberg. But even if you factor in all the Still Brewing games being made that’s still scratching the surface. So with all these games how can an indie developer get the word out about their games. Arranging for press coverage is a solid plan. Creating a community based around your game works too. However, developer The Killer Gin, who is behind the game Killer Gin has gone the extra mile by hosting his own competition.
First of all, what is Killer Gin?
Killer Gin is a JRPG with optional farming and dating mechanics. Even this doesn’t really tell you everything though. The game also has stealth segments, an infinite dungeon to explore (more on that soon), a homestead mode, the ability to marry and raise a family and so much more. It is currently available in Early Access and even has a free demo. And what’s even more impressive is that the game is a solo-project by creator Frederick Miranda (with some commissioned work including a cast of voice actors) as a passion project similar to Clive ‘N’ Wrench and Pumpkin Jack but combining elements of a few genres rather than being a specific love-letter to a certain one.
The game also contains other features such as mini-games, a day/night cycle, real-time weather, and even a good or evil setting similar to Western RPGs such as The Elder Scrolls series. And of course good old fashioned turn-based battles. Overall it’s an ambitious project that still hasn’t been completed yet (hence the Early Access release) and it already has 25+ hours of playtime, not to mention all the wonderful artwork and a crossover with another indie JRPG that’s still in development Star Shift.
Creator Frederick Miranda has been working on the game for over 4 years now. He is also a professor that teaches Math and Computer Sciences. His goals as a teacher are to inspire his students. And his goal with his game is to provide enjoyment to other gamers.
Now, what exactly is the contest or competition being proposed? Well, it has to do with that infinite dungeon I mentioned earlier. The simple goal is to delve as deeply into the dungeon as possible. Are there any other rules? Yes, and the developer has kindly provided a list of FAQs and answers.
Q: Do I have to use the latest STEAM version of KG?
A: Yes, you must use the latest STEAM version (Version 14, 0.7.9 or higher) and definitely not the browser version found on some demo sites. You MUST also have both FREE DLC packages installed (Early Access DLC and Cats and Dogs DLC).
Q: Do I have to start a new save file on STEAM version 14, 0.7.9 or higher?
Q: Can I use the free Killer Gin Demo version on STEAM?
A: You can use the free demo version. (For the first two weeks the game will be on sale!)
Q: Are there any special settings I must use in the game?
A: Yes, you must play on at least difficulty Torment 2 or higher. You do NOT have to play in hardcore mode.
Q: How will I be able to set a ‘record’ in the Infinite Dungeon?
A: The game will record how many floors you have successfully completed, this number will be your record.
Q: How would I be able to prove my record in the Infinite Dungeon?
A: You will have to send a screen shot (or two) of KG upon request. You will submit the screen shot to the official Killer Gin email, firstname.lastname@example.org. You also may be asked to send in your save file.
Q: Is there anything else I must do to participate?
A: Yes, please share the post that informed you of this challenge on any social media platform, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Reddit, or STEAM.
Q: Are there any additional things that can help me with this challenge?
A: Yes, you may join/follow the official Killer Gin facebook page, discord, twitter, or instagram for additional tips and tricks that I may offer from time to time. (KG has a ton of secrets!)
And now for most people’s number one question. What do you stand to win?
$100 (sent via PayPal), a key for the full game and you become an NPC and challenge all players to beat your record! The player has to beat your record, now your quest, to earn the STEAM ACHIEVEMENT named after you!
$50 (sent via PayPal) and a key for the full game.
$20 (sent via PayPal) and a key for the full game.
When does it end?
The contest will be run until April 20th (midnight EST).
Killer Gin Links
Win a Copy of Killer Gin
But wait, there’s more, to coincide with the competition Sip Read Repeat have teamed up with The Killer Gin to offer 10 copies of the game to lucky gamers. All you have to do to enter is follow Sip Read Repeat and let us know that you want to enter the contest and 10 lucky winners will receive a Steam Key for the game.
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