Behind the Horizon - new RPG / Farming / Nature Simulation

Page 2 - Love gaming? Join the PC Gamer community to share that passion with gamers all around the world!
Jun 19, 2020
35
124
1,720
Jun 19, 2020
35
124
1,720
Hello Community,

at the moment the annual summer promotion is running and you can get my game there with a nice discount until 8 July. After a little more than half a year after release, the game is now well polished and the updates are becoming less frequent. So it's a good time to play Behind the Horizon :) !

Homepage of the game: https://www.jadawinindiegames.de

Here is the link to my shop page at Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1453430?beta=0

There is also a new trailer showing all the changes of the last months:

View: https://youtu.be/zDO97VhXYFo
 
Jun 19, 2020
35
124
1,720



Hello Community,

It has been quiet around my game Behind the Horizon for a long time now, while I took a well-deserved summer break after 4 years of intensive development work and the PC stayed switched off most of the time.

Now that the days are getting shorter, I have started working on the first big add-on again. In the meantime, all the new areas in the world have been created and the framework of the plot and quests has already been set. I have created a lot of new graphics, new music and some new sounds.

I also had to adapt the save system to save additional data and optimised it and made it more flexible. Then there is a selection menu to start the AddOn (if a corresponding EndGame was found).

At the moment I am working on the intro of the AddOn and the new quest lines.

What does the AddOn offer:


The epic story continues seamlessly, taking our hero to many new areas and also answering some unanswered questions. There are new NPCs, new quests, new caves with new monsters that get other challenging mechanics. In addition, there will be another pet that can be summoned to help in battle.
As usual from the main game, the farm and RPG parts will be linked and offer a lot of variety.

The love story will also be continued.

But I won't reveal more yet. I will go into more detail on some aspects from time to time when I am writing them :) !
 
  • Like
Reactions: Brian Boru
Jun 19, 2020
35
124
1,720
Hello Community,


some time has passed and I'd like to give you an overview of my work on the big add-on for Behind the Horizon.


The big add-on " Behind the Horizon - The Desert" is now slowly taking shape and "of course" it is much more extensive than initially envisaged. The playing time will be about 50-100 hours. The world map will be about a third larger. So there is a lot to discover.


New items, new mechanics, new monsters, new NPCs, new plants and trees and much more...

The main part of the AddOn takes place in the desert in the south, which poses completely new challenges for the player. In parts, the AddOn feels like a survival game. The level of difficulty is correspondingly higher than in the main game. Therefore, it is definitely useful to have finished the main game and to be familiar with the world of Behind the Horizon.


The story revolves around the question: What became of Alex/Carla from the intro of the main game? In the add-on, many other open questions from the main story are gradually clarified and relationships from the main game are developed further.


Soon I will also post some screenshots and further information about the AddOn. Of course, there will also be a trailer introducing the AddOn later.

Since the development time for the AddOn has been over a year so far and there is still a lot more time to come, I now have the question of whether to make the AddOn available for free as an update or to distribute it as a new APP together with the main game.


At the same time, I could lower the price of the main game and thus appeal to new players with a smaller budget to try out Behind the Horizon.


I would be interested in your opinion on this?
 
First, a typo on the Steam game page: the game page
ABOUT THIS GAME: "Hightlights" should be Highlights :)

Second, even tho this isn't my kind of game, I've wishlisted it because the reviewers are genuinely impressed with both you and the game, and it looks very interesting and varied.

Third, add your demo link to our Demos thread.

appeal to new players with a smaller budget to try out Behind the Horizon
I may have missed it, but I don't see your demo mentioned on its Steam page. I recommend adding it prominently if you can. This covers the "try out" market.

question of whether to make the AddOn available for free as an update or to distribute it as a new APP together with the main game.

At the same time, I could lower the price of the main game
I wouldn't lower BtH price, it's already too cheap imo for the amount of content—I'd have it ~$25-30. Pricing is probably the main marketing lever you can activate at will, so it needs to be considered very carefully for the lifespan of the product.

Do not make the Add-on free. Price it relative to BtH. Run a sale on BtH for 2-3 weeks before you launch the Add-on.

You can always make a product free later on, but it's very difficult to start charging for a free product without getting backlash.

Don't bundle the Add-on with BtH for the first 3-6 months—ie whenever sales taper off to their long-term level. Then still keep both products available, but also add a bundle product.

BtH has the advantage of being a long-life product—ie it should still be as appealing in 10-20 years as it is today. So you can make changes now—like raising its price—and get over any backlash bump without damaging long-term prospects.

You've done great work, keep it up and best of luck with it :)
 
Jun 19, 2020
35
124
1,720
Thanks Brian for the good advice. I also always thought that the price was too low, but I was guided by games like Stardew Valley at the time, even though my game basically has a different target group.

Marketing the add-on separately would be possible, of course, but more complicated than offering both together. I'll have to think about that.

About the demo: I didn't know until now that I had to register something. I'll definitely take a look at it.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Brian Boru
Jun 19, 2020
35
124
1,720


Hello Community

Behind the Horizon is now going into the second round with version 2.0. This major update, which also serves as preparation for the AddOn - The Desert, improves and expands many aspects of the game.

The biggest visible change is the new GUI, which has now been fully integrated into the quick bar and is more comfortable and consistent than ever before.

In addition, there are many changes to the balance in prizes, the combat system and the properties of plants and animals.

The starting map has also been improved in many areas and further beautified.

The lists of merchants are now completely sorted by type and make shopping a lot more convenient.

Some small bugs that occurred during the time have also been fixed.

The quest display now also has a progress bar for many quests, with which you can see how far you have completed the quest.

The complete list of changes and enhancements can be found in the patch notes for version 2.0.

They are in the community section of my game on Steam:

or on the website of the game: https://www.jadawinindiegames.de

PS: If everything goes well, the AddOn - The Desert will be released at the beginning of April and will be available for purchase as a separate DLC. Later, there will also be a bundle of the main game and the add-on.



 
  • Love
Reactions: Brian Boru
Jun 19, 2020
35
124
1,720
Hello Community,

The release of the AddOn - The Desert for my epic farm and role-playing game Behind the Horizon is now getting closer. The date of early April now seems very realistic.

Reason enough to present you my first trailer for the AddOn:

View: https://youtu.be/p-bWrAVLkk4


You can find the shop page with screenshots and information about the AddOn here on Steam:
 
  • Like
Reactions: Brian Boru
Jun 19, 2020
35
124
1,720


Hello Community,

the time has come: Behind the Horizon - The Desert, the first add-on with over 50 hours of game play, has been completed and is ready for download :) !

Hightlights:

- Explore new vast territories
- Master the art of surviving in the desert
- Experience a new exciting main story in 4 chapters (playing time well over 50h)
- Find new friends
- Face the demons again
- Pursue numerous side quests
- Build on your relationships from the main game
- Get company on your farm
- Learn many new crafting plans and new spells
- Build and use many new items

You can find more information, a trailer and screenshots on my Steam shop page, and of course you can buy my game and the add-on there.
My shop page on Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1453430?beta=0
Shop page of the AddOn: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1937410/Behind_the_Horizon__The_Desert/?beta=0

I hope you enjoy the new episode of Behind the Horizon and wish you all a lot of fun exploring the new areas!

Jadawin



 
Jun 19, 2020
35
124
1,720
Hello Community,

now my Game Behind the Horizon is almost 2 years on Steam and there is a small :-( , enthusiastic :) community of players and the first DLC AddOn is already online.

Since marketing seems to be the main work in game development nowadays - if only I had known that before ;-) I am more busy with it than with developing the second AddOn !

Fact is: I really have difficulties to make my game known to the world as a micro budget solo developer.

Since I still believe that Behind the Horizon deserves a lot more attention, I've decided to start a little giveaway and offer some keys to you.
The only condition is that you actually play the game and if you like it you may write me a friendly review on Steam later!
Since the number of reviews also influences the algorithm where and when a game appears on Steam and I still have far too few of them, you could help me a lot.

If you want to take part, please write to me here in the forum.

Jadawin


On my Steamshop page you can find more information, a trailer and screenshots.

Shop Page on Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1453430?beta=0
English Trailer V1.55 -
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLEw70F05v0&t=43s
 
  • Like
Reactions: Pifanjr
Jun 19, 2020
35
124
1,720
Hello Community

For the Steam Autumn Sale Event, I'm offering my extensive RPG Farm game with a whopping 50% discount for a short time!
100+ hours of story, numerous side quest series, crafting, magic, romance and lots of exciting battles in a 100% handcrafted and varied huge living world. And all that without grinding and without constantly repeating quests.

So if you loved StardewValley but wished for more story and depth, Behind the Horizon is absolutely right for you!

Jadawin

PS: By the way, the AddOn is also available with a small discount!

Steamshoppage: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1453430?beta=0
Homepage: https://www.jadawinindiegames.de
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY

Latest posts