Let me be 100% honest here. I can appreciate the effort you have put into the site, the store, and even into the games. After really taking a look at everything, even the youtube videos, I can only conclude that you are a young person with big aspirations and very little knowledge with this stuff. The following is merely opinion and my firm stance on why this is all so hard to take seriously.
. To me they are considered professional independent game developers. With that said, I'd like you to count all the trademarks and copyright symbols on their website, related to either their name and or games. I think I spotted one! I just think that if you are going to try to be professional, then start by examining how real professionals do things. Littering everything with trademarks and copyrights does nothing but show an incredible amount of entitlement and paranoia.
Second, the website seems to be based on how great Brandon Orner is, and not about what the site is intended to be for, which is games. Sure you have some pictures of some games. There are no demos and I had to search around on youtube to even find any videos. The about page really needs work. It's just odd to refer to yourself in the third person and then to discuss how "He" knows this and that. I'm not going to say the design is bad at all. I've seen far worse.
Third, it's great that you are making the games and the art solo, but I think you need more practice. The screens make the games look very low quality and while I can safely agree that sometimes gameplay out weighs graphics, I cannot see this with these games. I've seen the play-throughs
and it looks as if you have just learned GameMaker and you are excited to throw everything you make out there! I'm not sure how you can logically believe that people will buy these games without playing a demo or seeing some video etc. After watching you play-through those two games and even seeing the same ending screen in both games, I realized that this is all either a joke, or just an attempt to make a few bucks.
I've read every post here and I understand you do not take constructive criticism well. That's fine and if you wish to ignore my post as well, you have a right to do so. However, people are sharing their opinions and criticisms to help you. I do wish you the best of luck and if you can take some our advice and rectify a few things, I may even visit your site again
Edited by MonkeyMaw, 28 April 2012 - 03:54 AM.