Back on August 9, 2016, I got official word from Steam (steampowered.com and steamcommunity.com) that my game City of Rott: Streets of Rott, was approved thanks to all of you who voted for it on steampowered in the Greenlight section. It’s now listed in the greenlit games area, but is pending completion and final approvals from Steam, after I get the final enemies and content into the game. I have all of the main levels drawn and placed, but still have to add new enemies to make each one feel different, even though the basic zombies will be a part of most levels, like the basic goons in Streets of Rage.
Just have to see how much more I can add, but I’m eager to complete it and see what the next steps are to get this finalized onto Steam. Thanks again to all of you who support and vote for this game! I wasn’t expecting it to happen, so when it did, it was a nice surprise. The game is being created on Game-Editor software and planned for PC , Mac and Linux. I have yet to see how Steam works with my game, so hopefully I’ll be able to have it on all 3 platforms.
Some unexpected news from Steam about the game I’m working on, City of Rott: Streets of Rott planned for PC, Mac and Linux. I just got an email from Steam saying this game was Greenlit for sale on steampowered.com, one of the biggest online retailers of video games on the internet. The challenge was to have hundreds of interested gamers approve of the game as something they’d like to see available for purchase on Steampowered.com. After enough gamers showed interest in it, it was approved by Steam to my surprise. I originally posted my game for consideration among thousands of other titles to pick from back in February 2016, and the process took many months before it earned enough votes in August 2016.
Here’s the email info:
Your title, “City of Rott: Streets of Rott,” has been Greenlit!
To continue, you will need to complete the necessary digital paperwork to sign up as a new Steamworks Partner.
I was not expecting that at all to be honest, and had since put more energy into other art projects to earn a living, but continuing work on this game in my spare time of course. So now I just have to start the next steps to align it with Steampowered and put the game through after adding some more stuff to complete it and make it as fun and entertaining as I know how to.
Tales of the Dim Episode 10 “The Pet” (Animated Horror Series). When an old friend pays a visit, he is given a welcome he will never forget. Viewer Discretion advised: Animated cartoon blood, gore and some language.
Tales of the Dim Episode 9 “Don’t Answer” (Animated Horror Series) If you’re not expecting any visitors, careful about answering the door. You never know who’s on the other side in The Tales of the Dim.
Here is an short test animation of the monster that appears in my short animated 3 minute segment of the new feature length film Anthology release called Monsterland, from Dread Central and released on DVD now available (June 2016) at Walmart, amazon and other retailers. The film contains a collection of many independent filmmakers, myself included, focused on the theme of Monsters. Fred Figiero, the old guy with the walker, appears in it as the Monster Man, a monster hunter.
As with City of Rott (which was in retail walk in stores of Hollywood Video, Movie Gallery, and online at one time on Netflix, and other retailers), it’s always fun to walk into a retail store and see a movie I’ve contributed to on the shelves. I was in Walmart and got a chance to see this one on the shelf. On the back package of this DVD, it lists Frank J. Sudol in the credits. It’s a small feat, but as an artist, still a pretty cool accomplishment. I had fun creating it and I am glad to have been given the opportunity, thanks to Steve Barton of Dreadcentral.com . If you get a chance and are interested, order or buy the Monsterland DVD today. Thanks!
MONSTERLAND is an upcoming horror/comedy movie (which looks like fun, horror entertainment) that I was able to contribute some of my artwork and animation to in the form of a gory cartoon segment (not revealed in the trailer). Though I haven’t seen the movie yet, I’m hoping my animated segment remains a part of it, as the trailer’s credits definitely suggest. I realize few things in life are guaranteed, but I’m definitely excited for the likely 2016 release of Monsterland, thanks to Ruthless Pictures and especially Steve Barton of http://www.DreadCentral.com . I’ll keep things updated as I learn more. If you’re interested in the type of style of horror movie this may be, I suggest checking out Zombieworld, also from Ruthless Pictures and Dread Central.
Things are progressing slowly on City of Rott Otherworld, but I hope to have more time to dedicate to it soon, aside from working on other art projects and work.
UPDATE: Monsterland DVD is now available on amazon.com, the Playstation Store and more.