A Release Date!

Waves will not be released in October. Sorry.

It will however be getting released on November 16th. That’s an exact date right there. Put it in your diaries.

The reasons for this are many but I’ll give you the 3 big ones:

Battlefield 3 (In the UK at least), Modern Warfare 3, and Skyrim.

I won’t be playing any of them (well maybe Skyrim) but it’s simply a matter of publicity and the fact that when expensive high profile games come out nobody buys or writes about indie games.

Now this sucks because as my followers will know I’m basically broke now. I’m running on fumes in terms of savings and it is only thanks to my lovely girlfriend and some very understanding parents that I’ve been able to keep going as long as I have. I would love to release this weekend if I didn’t think that releasing now would be worse than releasing after all the big hitters have been and gone.

The other benefit of this delay is that it will let me poke various press people into action so they can play the finished version of the game rather than a beta for their reviewing. I will also be able to put together a launch trailer which is something I just wouldn’t have had time for otherwise. Post in the comments any ideas for the trailer because if I’m honest I’m a bit rubbish at them.

So remember: November 16th. It’s not a Wednesday it’s Wavesday. Aha. See what I did there? Gosh I’m funny.

4 thoughts on “A Release Date!

  1. YAY ! Awesome !

    Careful though, there is also Saints Row : The Third around 15 nov that will probably make a lot of shadow…

    Well, about the trailer, what about a quick shot of a few of the game modes, maybe a couple of slow-mo moments, and a finish on the largest explosion possible ? And all that with a fast paced montage on an awesome music track like POLARITY, FORWARD or Vestige (SMILETRON) !

    I wish you guys all the best for the release, I hope Waves will receive all the love it deserves.

    Thanks squid in a box, and long live Waves ! 🙂

  2. Don’t worry about the money, this will sell like hot cakes. I’ve been playing the demo daily for the last two weeks, and that means something.

    Will it be on Steam at that date? Because I don’t see it there yet …

  3. Yay the 16th coincides with the end of my exams!
    Honestly though this will probably be the first time in years I’m actually buying a game on its release date – it’s ridiculously great and addictive!

    Not that metacritic scores are the be-all/end-all, but if Waves doesn’t achieve a 80+ rating on there – then I’ve lost all faith in humanity.

    Oh and I hope you make loads of money SquidInABox, cause you deserve (and that assures a sequel)!

  4. There will be an iPad version of Waves? It’s UDK, right, so should be doable…
    Either way, I’m glad to see the game is coming out after watching the project come full circle.
    Good luck.

    Tom

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