Despite a very mild (and particularly rainy) month of December in Bordeaux, the Nova-box premises have quietly gone into winter mood as everyone prepares to join their loved ones for the end of the year. Desks and instruments have been prepared for this short (but necessary) period of hibernation.
Dreamhack Beyond Indies / Winter Sale
We’re delighted to announce that End of Lines was selected to be featured at the Dreamhack Beyond Indie 2023 Sales. This was a great opportunity to showcase our latest interactive graphic novel on Steam, from December 15th to 21st. End of Lines was on sale with 25% off for the occasion, but don’t worry if you missed it since, right on the heels of this event, the Steam Winter Sale has just started.
It will be the last time you’ll be able to get our titles at these attractive prices for a while. As always, there’s our nifty “complete your collection” bundle for you to get an extra 10% off on our game you don’t already own. The link is here below.
And for our friends over the pond, please be aware that our games are currently on sale on the American Nintendo eshop. Here’s a link for our latest, End of Lines.
As you may have noticed, all Nova-box games have recently been updated. We’ve added support for “DualSense” controllers (PlayStation 5). We’ve also taken the opportunity to push some minor bug fixes to End of Lines and Across the Grooves. All of this is detailed in the most recent patch notes of each game.
These updates are automatic on Steam, but DRM-free versions were, of course, also updated on itch.io.
It’s a bit technical and you won’t notice any difference on your end since our games are fully offline experiences, but we’re pretty proud that Nova-box development servers are now managed locally, thanks to our friends at Zaka Services, a small company in Bordeaux to whom we entrust our data management.
Zaka Services are very much aligned with us on carbon reduction and sobriety measures. For example, they only use refurbished hardware for their servers.
Here’s a link to their website (in French): www.zaka-services.com
What have we been up to?
We’re now fully committed to the pre-production of our next graphic novel, and can’t wait to tell you all about it. We can’t tell you much about it for now, but the story will revolve around a couple of iconic places. One of them is a strange cabaret tentatively called “The Outpost” (the name might change, but don’t hesitate to tell us what you think of it).
Here’s the first concept art of this whimsical albeit a tad creepy place.
That’s all for now, and see you next month!
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