Carpe Fulgur to Come out with Dev Blog and Recettear Sales Results Soon
Carpe Fulgur’s SpaceDrake (also known as Andrew Dice, Founder of Carpe Fulgur) recently put up a post on the Recettear side of their official forums explaining why the dev team has been relatively silent recently, and talked about plans to rectify that situation.
According to Dice, Carpe Fulgur has been busy with both real-life and work-related issues since the release of Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale, and have thus been quiet on the forums. They’ve been working on setting up a second patch to polish the game further, and have also been investigating the crashing issues some people have been having with the game.
Sadly, Dice does mention that there is a possibility that the crashes may have less to do with the game and more with the actual computer that’s playing it, as they’ve been unable to replicate the crash unless they do “daft stuff like uninstall our sound drivers without a replacement or somesuch.” That said, they’re still reporting crashes and DXDiag results to EasyGameStation, the Japanese indie game group that created Recettear.
Perhaps the most intriguing bit of news that came out from the recent forum post is the mention of creating a developer blog to talk about Carpe Fulgur’s activities, with a forum specifically meant to discuss the posts released on the dev blog. With that announcement comes this bit of news that I’ll just quote here:
For the curious, we’ll be able to talk about how Recettear is selling at the end of the month. By then we should have a pretty good idea of just how well we’re doing and how sustainable everything will be. Remember though, word of mouth is our most powerful tool right now, so if you like Recettear, tell your friends and get them to throw money at us!
Remember, dear readers: If you want Carpe Fulgur to come out with more cool stuff, we’re going to have to put Recettear on our shop windows to get people to come into the store and buy the game! So hop to it, and talk about Recettear some more!
EDIT: Forum Link, as I completely forgot to add it when it was originally posted. Sorry about that.