The Indie Dev Grant

by Bundle In A Box



Who are you ?

Name: Robb Sherwin
Company: Caltrops Magic Video Game Company
Previous Games: I am a one-man operation that has released a number of text adventures and graphical text adventures. Some of my notable games include Cryptozookeeper, Necrotic Drift, Chicks Dig Jerks and Fallacy of Dawn.

What project will the Indie Dev Grant be helping you complete?

I am currently working on a text game / CRPG hybrid called Cyberganked. My goal is to leverage a text parser with some standard CRPG gameplay like we saw with The Bard’s Tale and Wasteland. At the same time, my goal is to have the game feature really funny writing that is just as gripping and interesting as shooting opponents in the face with pistols.

There are two aspects of this project that would benefit with external funding. The first is that I want to be able to hire experienced actors, actresses and musicians and pay them for their work. Much of the art and music in my previous games came about due to the generosity of my friends and the magic of Creative Commons. Secondly, I want to hire external beta testing teams — one of the main criticisms of my work is that they are not as bug-free as they could be. After running Cyberganked through everyone I know, I’d really like to be able to hire professional testers to help identify remaining bugs.