Someone who I respect (but can't quite remember who) told me that even if we don't win the IGF Design Award for which we were nominated at GDC this year, we should still say thank you to the people who have helped out along the way. I think it's important because those people still deserve the thanks to help us get to where we are now, including a nomination for an award like this. So, here goes... our thank you speech that we had semi-prepared in case we won.
Thanks to all of our players. From our earliest fans at Mont Royal game society, our Kickstarter backers, to the people who are still playing today. All of your feedback and suggestions have made the game what it is. Its been a collaborative effort.
Thanks to our audio team, Vibe Avenue, for great music and sound.
Thanks to all of our families for so much support in so many ways: financial, emotional, accounting and legal help. Kyler would like to say a special thanks to thank his wife Jackie for all of her help, support and love to make this game and this company possible.
Thank to all the people in the world who have YouTubed or streamed the game on Twitch and other streaming sites; your interest has spread the hilarious antics of this game around the world and in so many different languages, it's truly amazing.
Lastly, it's so cool to be up here (or not up there, as t'were) with such amazing developers. We'd like to thank all of the game companies we've befriended on the way, and thank our shared office called the Gameplay Space in Montreal for being such a great community.
Keep being awesome, keep making great games and thinking outside the box, and keep helping each other by sharing tips and tricks and information, and keep paying forward the lessons you learn, it helps us all to strengthen our industry.
That concludes our thanks, but we really want to emphasize the fact that we couldn't have done what we did and what we're doing without the support of these people. If nothing else, it's a good reminder to be thankful for what we've had and the people who surround us.