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Down Ward - Owl Flight, Pixel Art, Platformer

A project in Costa Mesa, CA by Fisholith

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Play as Gable, a little owl, as she ventures into the haunted wilds. A flight-based pixel art platformer.
Backers: 203
Average Pledge Per Backer: $33

Funded: $6,598 of $20,000
Dates: Aug 19th -> Sep 10th (22 days)
Project By: Fisholith
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Latest News

Freeware beta 100 out! :D

September 10th - via:
Wanted to do one last version update for you all. I just completed and uploaded freeware beta100! Down Ward - download page The Music, Owl, Fish, Colors, and Terrace update!  Music: I added quite a bit to the music, extending the original song from... (Read More)

Example Art Update 4

September 9th - via:
Gable hugs herself to Soliel's wing amid the stone ruins of the Outbound Woodlands. Added as another little example wallpaper. :) Soliel may never get her wing back, and even if she does, it might be far too owly by then.  (Read More)

New Palettes :)

September 8th - via:
Here are some new palettes I'll be adding in the next update. :) Rose Lantern Rose Lantern Dusk Claylick Amethyst Infrared Photography Petrichor Wrought Iron If you'd like to try them out now, you can enter any of the following commands in the... (Read More)

Example Art Update 3

September 6th - via:
Adding a new piece of art to the main page, in the Artbook section. A few 4-color designs of characters from the lore. :) From left to right, Alidade, Soliel, Gable, Amaranth, Kerna, and Wisteria.  (Read More)

Freeware Beta 99.3 out

September 4th - via:
Beta 99.2 and now Beta 99.3, focused on changes to levels. Beta 99.3 brings a lot of refinements to a later level, namely "Overcross", in particular.  Down Ward - Download page I also wanted to highlight an interesting little case study from this... (Read More)

Just uploaded Freeware Beta 99.1

August 31st - via:
Gable does owl swivels forever... Beta 99.1 update out! :) New keys "[", "]" cycle palettes in web version. (The +, - keys didn't play well with a lot of browsers.)  Also, now "\" will open the menu, for keyboards without "Insert". (Changed from... (Read More)

Another little update - Freeware Beta 99

August 31st - via:
Hi all, I just uploaded a new update, freeware Beta 99. :) Down Ward - Download page You can now hold the palette keys to auto scroll. Finally! :D Visual updates to "Steps" and "Hearts" levels. Simplified and updated introductory keys pages. In the... (Read More)

Example Art Update 2

August 28th - via:
Just added another piece of example art. A little more storybook-style this time. :) Gable finds an alternate light source for her birdolantern. Characters from left to right: Stelvie (archaeopteryx), Candela (phoenix), Ceruleine (crow), Wrenwen... (Read More)

Example Art Update

August 26th - via:
 Mixed in with trying to get the word out about Down Ward, I've been working on more example art to add to the main page. Just wanted to share one of the new ones. :) Gable hears a sound... It was probably nothing.  (Read More)

A few fun examples of player feedback

August 25th - via:
Just wanted to mention a few fun examples of player feedback:  Lou Bagel (a fellow game dev), suggested adding a contrast palette, and I ultimately added three. The light and dark colors are very nearly black and white, and the color hue is opposed... (Read More)

"Early Bird" ends tonight - (23rd, midnight pacific time)

August 24th - via:
Just a reminder, the "Early Bird" tier for the Down Ward Kickstarter is ending tonight, in 2 hours.   (23rd, midnight pacific time) If you know anyone that might be interested, or if you want to share a mention of Down Ward while the Early Bird... (Read More)

The littlest update of them all

August 22nd - via:
New update out (freeware beta98.4): Fixes a derp I introduced in the prior update. I figured it would be fun to show a little behind the scenes of what is actually going on with this bug, how it occurred, and the simple fix included in this update.... (Read More)

Another little update

August 21st - via:
Gable flies a 30 meter dash. Another new update out! :) This update improves how stats and totals are handled, and fixes an issue where  some saved states would occasionally skip loading some of the stats  distance/totals data. Some small visual... (Read More)

A little update

August 20th - via:
Hi all, :) Firstly, many thanks to everyone who has pledged so far, and likewise to everyone who has helped Down Ward find an audience by word of mouth. I just uploaded a new version of Down Ward to Game Jolt, with some visual updates, spinnable... (Read More)

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