Happy New Year

Hi everyone. I wanted to wish everyone a happy new year and to give a progress update.

So we were doing good for a while there with updating every two weeks with the Try {Stuff} podcast but not so good in the last month. I ended up getting into a productive flow of working on the game that I didn’t want to take time away from it to do a video. So I think we’re going to scale back to monthly updates and see how that goes. I really do like making the podcast so I don’t want to pull away from it entirely.

Progress on the game is going well. A great deal of the underlying system is in place and I am now starting to work on building all of the games user interfaces. I have already finished the main screens interface and the map. Right now all of the art is placeholder, but as soon as we get something a little closer to the final version I’ll post some screenshots.

The story has been written and a full pass on editing has been made. We’re currently getting a few people to do a full read through and get feedback on that. I’m still not sure how exactly we’re going to release it or when, but I think it will be chapter by chapter and I hope it won’t be too long before we can start sharing some of it.

That’s all for now but stay tuned in the near future for another episode of Try {Stuff}.

In the meantime, follow me on Instagram where I put up some art from time to time:

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Try { Stuff } Ep 08 – Tyson’s Gaming Experience

I just realized that I forgot to update this page with the links for Episode 8 of Try { Stuff }. In this episode we discuss Tyson’s gaming history. Here they are in case you missed it:


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Try { Stuff } Episode 07 – Motivations and Expectations

In this episode, we talk about our motivations for making Sunset Over Lievnos as well as our expectation for what will happen once the game is released. What conditions would make us consider the game a failure? Find out in this episode.


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Try { Stuff } Episode 06 – Erika’s Gaming Experience

In this episode of Try Stuff I find out what game Erika first played, what she has played over the years, and what she is playing now. This podcast is only 13 minutes long, so check it out.

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Try { Stuff } Episode 05 – Sunset Over Lievnos Chapters 1-3 Analysis

Here is the latest episode of try stuff. We ask a panel to read chapters 1-3 of the Sunset Over Lievnos prequel story and give us their feedback. In order to fully understand what we are talking about, here is chapters 1-3 for you to read!

SoL Chapters 1-3 version 1.0a

We are very exited about finally releasing some of this story! Please give us your feedback either in the comments here or over at the Crown Nation Forum

This is an audio only podcast and it runs just over 1 hour and 20 minutes. You can listen to is at youtube:


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Try { Stuff } Episode 04 – Goals & Risks

In episode 4 of Try Stuff we walk about our goals for the Try Stuff podcast as well as the risks of publically designing and talking about the development of Sunset Over Lievnos. Unfortunately, our camera stopped half way through the recording, so there is some video missing at the end. All of the audio is there though.

Watch the video:

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Sunset Over Lievnos Progress Update Aug 2015

Here is our latest podcast where we discuss the current state of the game, why it taking so long, and some plans for the future.

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Let’s Play Gemfire!

Ok, so I realize that it’s been a very long time since our last update and I apologize for that. We have still been working on the game although it has been hard and at times we have had to deal with other issues and had to put the game on the back burner for a while. Things are still moving forward though! We are going to do our best to update more often going forward. I know we have said that before and failed, but we’re going to keep trying. We do have some updates lined up for the near future. We are hoping to update every two weeks on the Wednesday. So check back then.

We have for you right now a Let’s Play of Gemfire, the game that inspired Sunset Over Lievnos. I have loved Gemfire since I was a kid but Erika has never played it. Considering she is working on a game that is inspired by it, I thought it would be a good idea for her to play it, so we recorded it!

Watch our Gemfire Let’s Play now: http://youtu.be/dgUM6N-PHkA


We’re back!

I apologize for the delay in getting the site back up again, but at last it’s finally here. There may be a few issues with the conversion, so if you find something not working, let me know. We’ll have more substantial content shortly!


Podcast Ep01 – Prequel Story & Editing Process

Hi everyone,

So we are going to try to do some podcasts about our development of Sunset Over Lievnos and see how it works out. Here is our first episode! It is about the prequel story and our writing/editing process. Give it a listen and comment bellow or head over to the forum at www.crownnation.com/forum to discuss.

Download Ep 01 – Prequel Story & Editing Process – 24min, 45MB