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Crowdfunding is Back On! 


I'm so excited! Mark your calendars for April 29th, crowdfunding is back on! 

On the 30th, I am teaming up with Microbat to play the music of the game and more. 
If you’re here in Cincinnati, come swing by the Humble Monk Brewery in Northside. If you aren’t in Cincinnati, we are going to be setting up a livestream. Hope you stop on by!

Of course, you should sign up for my newsletter if you want to receive a notification for when the campaign goes live!


Bad News! Crowdfunding Postponed! 

This will sound familiar to the people on my mailing list but...

I have bad news. As of last Thursday Instagram deactivated my hemlockmurder account. I am currently trying to appeal and get access to my account back but it is up in the air at this point. Instagram is a notoriously hard company to get a hold of. 

So what does that mean? 

I was planning on launching a crowdfunding campaign on my birthday, December 13th. This campaign was to raise $7000 to commission a few local Cincinnati artists to complete the final illustrations, animations and music needed for the game. Instagram happened to be the platform where I had the most fans and I don't feel comfortable launching the campaign without that base. I want the give the campaign the highest chance of success, so I am going to postpone it to a later date. Hopefully my appeal goes through and I can get access to my account again soon but either way y'all will be the first to know when the campaign is rescheduled. 

If you would still like to donate to the game completion effort you can go to the page for my demo, hit the red "Download Now" button and donate however much you want to. It would be much appreciated and would really help in getting this game closer to completion. 

The link is: 

As for the game, I am going to continue working on fleshing out the story and a few mechanics here and there to make it the best it can be. I've got some cool ideas that I want to test out! And I'll be posting my updates on Twitter and Facebook in the meantime while I am waiting for my instagram appeal.

Now on Twitter Birds Application 

Quick update! 

A couple weeks ago, I had a dream where I was sitting in a coffee shop sipping a cappuccino in a plush chair and staring into the void when Lil Nas X came in. After ordering a drink and picking it up from the bar, he sat across from me and said, "If you want to follow your dreams, you have to start a twitter." 

So I started a twitter! I'll be posting devlogs, quick updates, blog posts and more. 

Come follow me @hemlockmurder

As for the game, I am working towards completing the game environment tweaks and starting to prototype Act 1. I am hoping to have that done in the next 3 weeks so that I can get testing underway. 

I am still looking for someone to do 2D animations for the game. If that sounds interesting to you. Hit me up. 

Follow me on instagram @hemlockmurder, facebook and now twitter @hemlockmurder

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Thanks for Downloading the Demo! 

Thank you to everyone who has played my demo! I have had some useful feedback that I can use heading forward. 

If you have not yet tried out my game. You can find it at: 

If you have any feedback, I’d love if you’d fill out my survey: 

I am continuing game production by completing a few story and mechanics prototypes and working on getting some concept art for the remaining characters. Follow me at @HemlockMurder on Instagram to see update snapshots and sign up for my newsletter for updates and behind the scenes content.