Our focus with the game has shifted, from building the game, to promoting it.
That said, there is still A LOT of work going on in development, particularly with respect to virtual reality (VR). We released the game on the Quest 2
with two different means of moving around in the world. One of the
methods, which we called “comfort mode” was created by Roberta and was
an attempt to reduce the motion sickness that can be felt in VR. Her
method was a step forward, but didn’t quite get us where we want to be.
We’re working hard behind the scenes on a third movement method that
will be in the upcoming release of our SteamVR (PC VR) and Playstation
VR 2 (PSVR2) game. We hope it will completely remove the motion sickness
feeling that is inherent in VR for most people. We also completely
re-engineered our inventory system, and are using our enhanced graphics.
Best of all Steam PC owners will be receiving the VR version of the game free! We made the decision to consolidate under one purchase the PC, Mac, Steam Deck and Steam VR versions. Buy one, get them all!
We haven’t forgotten the non-VR versions. In addition to the inevitable
bug fixes, we’ve been refining some of the play where players were
getting stuck and needed a little extra guidance.
And, we’ve been hard at work on a documentary about the history of Colossal Cave.
Most people think of the names Crowther & Woods in connection with
the game, however there is an adventurous and famous young lady behind
the scenes who played a key role in the evolution of the game. There’s
also a connection not just to the birth of gaming, but to the birth of
the internet! When we say Colossal Cave is a historic game, we
mean it, and are producing a documentary that helps tell the story.
We’re simultaneously working on a video with tips and strategy for
playing the game. With a little luck, you’ll see both in the next week or two.
Finally, something special to report!
Roberta and I were fortunate enough to visit with Danny and Arin from GameGrumps,
a 5.4 million subscriber YouTube channel. Roberta and Danny chit
chatted while Arin played the game. They had a hilarious time, and their
YouTube video has already been viewed nearly 200,000 times in just the
first 12 hours after it was released, attracting over 1,200 comments! I
linked it below and it is worth not only watching, but scanning the
comments. A fun time was had by all.
Why Colossal Cave? Roberta Explains it All
- Give a review of Colossal Cave on Steam, GOG or at Meta Quest
- Colossal Cave on SALE on STEAM from March 16-23 – 20% off!
- Roberta plays Colossal Cave with Dan & Arin at Game Grumps!
- Roberta shows off the game and her favorite puzzle.
- Leaving a user review at Metacritic also helps us
- Preserve Colossal Cave’s place in computing and gaming history