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Today is one for the vaults…

Exactly a year ago we completed our Kickstarter Campaign and got to properly start working on our beautiful creature.

Its been a long road and we have hit a number of roadbumps along the way… but today on this anniversary we are testing our release candidate build.

– and its all thanks to All of You!!

The plan is that later today we will release that to the Beta community and pass it to our testing partner Testology for one last check.

But we also plan to submit it to Apple and Google to go live as a soft launch in Sweden, Demark and Ireland.

We are going to try to keep the Beta versions working so that you can carry on playing but there is a risk that we might have trouble because of the way those store operate.

In the soft launch version if you spend money – or watch Ads – you will actually be really spending money and watching real ads… Which will be good for us (it all helps us make more with the game) but we felt it was important to warn you. Beta Level Kickstarter backers and above need to be careful about this as you will be getting all of the premium content for free as soon as we can implement the system which will identify you from the game.  That part is proving a little tricky but WILL come before the full launch.

You should also keep the items you have unlocked so far in testing. Now we aren’t 100% sure this will work – but if you have logged in using Facebook before reinstalling the coming version that should work.

We will also be wiping all existing shared dances currently live on the service.  The reason is that there is a lot of test content we’ve created and some dances that don’t work any more because we changed the TimeWarp (we cut the speaking at the beginning of the track because it took too long to get started).

If you will be willing to help us create dances for other people to play over the weekend please remember to ‘Share’ then (there is a button on the Rewards Machine) so we get a videos of your gameplay to watch too.

I know much of my weekend will be taken up creating those and them Aaron and I will select the best examples to become our ‘Featured’ dances.

Even if you don’t want to create a dance; playing them and then rating them as ‘Easy’ ‘Hard’ or ‘Bad’ will be really helpful.  However, best to wait till you know we have cleared down the original test content.

So here we go – moving into the next stage of our amazing journey… This is a time for us to celebrate – and we will be raising our collective glasses on Tuesday 6th June – the same day we plan to put the game into soft launch (if all goes well). We are delighted that Andy Leighton, original music producer of the show; Kristian Lavercombe, UK Tour Riff Raff; Dominic Andersen, UK Tour Rocky have told us they will be joining us as well as Stephanie & David Freeman from Timewarp UK.

We are also super grateful to our partners GameSparks who are generously helping us with the party as well as providing the backend we use to manage the game. Check out their update about the party

If you are in the UK we do have a few spare regular tickets left:

https://rocky_touchme_launch.eventbrite.com

We’d love to have you join us.

In the meantime here is a shared dance to whet your appetite:

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Supporting SpecialEffect

The Soft Launch Party is approaching, and it’s going to be a very special night!

June 6th marks the culmination of nearly 2 years of non-stop effort since we first started to make our homage to Richard O’Brien’s seminal cult musical. From conceptual art. Kickstarter. Motion capturing dance moves. The expected highs and lows of the development process. Showing iterations of the game to hundreds. It has been an amazing journey.

We want to celebrate what it has taken to get to this point by inviting industry friends, games & theatre press, backers and fans to a private viewing of the game. This will be the final version of the game before we push the button on soft launch. Details below!

🗓 June 6th 🗓
⏰ 7:00pm – 2:00am ⏰
🎟 Free Entry 🎟 / 💎 VIP Tickets 💎
📍 Lucky Voice Soho, 52 Portland Street, London, W1F 7NQ 📍

Today we are also delighted to share plans to support SpecialEffect. The incredible charity that puts fun and inclusion back into the lives of people with physical disabilities by helping them play video games. They are a charity close to many’s heart.

We are going to dedicate one of the rooms to www.SpecialEffect.org.uk and record (only willing) participants singing songs from the show. We will then get the internet to vote on three champions from each categories:

👍 Best Effort (No Talent Required) 👍
🎭 Funniest Performance 🎭
🎤 Karaoke Superstar 🎤

Costumes are purely voluntary (but there will be prizes), and there will be space for people who just want to have a drink and network with others who helped support this project too.

A small number of tickets are FREE for a very limited time, with VIP tickets also available. Click HERE for all the details!

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AaronSupporting SpecialEffect

Supporting SpecialEffect

The Soft Launch Party is approaching, and it is going to be a very special night!
June 6th marks a culmination of nearly 2 years of non-stop effort since we first started to make our homage to Richard O’Briens seminal cult musical. From concepts. Kickstarter. Motion capturing dance moves. The expected highs and lows of the development process. Showing iterations of the game to hundreds. It has been an incredible journey.
We want to celebrate what it has taken to get to this point by inviting industry friends, games & theatre journalists, backer communities and fans for a private viewing. This will be the final version of the game before we go into soft launch.
Today we are also thrilled to share plans to support SpecialEffect as part of this event. The incredible charity that puts fun and inclusion back into the lives of people with physical disabilities by helping them to play video games.
We are going to dedicate one of the Karaoke rooms to www.SpecialEffect.org.uk and record (only willing) participants singing songs from the show in order to raise some money.
After the party we will get the internet to vote on three categories:
👍 Best Effort (Not Talent Required) 👍
🎭 Funniest Performance 🎭
🎤 Karaoke Superstar 🎤
Costumes are purely voluntary (but there will be a prizes), and there will be space for people who just want to drink and chat with others who have helped support the project too.
If you can join us that would be astounding! We will make it worth the wait…
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AaronSupporting SpecialEffect

Emojified Song Competition!

We are giving one lucky person the chance to win a pair of VIP tickets (inc. entry and drinks all night – or at least till the tab runs out!) in our latest Twitter competition! Two runners up will also receive a goody bag containing 1 of 100 limited edition Touch Me! pin badges. Entering couldn’t be easier.

Simply work out the popular Rocky Horror song that we’ve Emojified….

HOW TO ENTER

1. Reply to @Rocky_TouchMe with the title of the song
2. Retweet this original Tweet from @Rocky_TouchMe

This competition closes on Monday 27th March at midday, and winners will be chosen at random. The winners will be contacted on the same day and asked to confirm their attendance. Please note you must be able to attend Lucky Voice Soho on June 6th 2017 and be over the age of 18. ID may be required to enter the venue.

Good luck!

Boring Legal Stuff:
The ‘WIN VIP TICKETS’ competition is being ran and managed by ‘ROCKET LOLLY GAMES LTD.’ and is not affiliated with Londons Games Festival, Lucky Voice or any of their partners. Travel and accommodation is not provided. Entrants must be over the age of 18 years old and ID may be required to enter the venue. If the winner fails to respond in 48hrs the prize will be issued to another person. Prizes are not transferable, refundable and have no cash value. No purchase necessary. Full details by writing to info@rockyhorrorgames.com

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Important Launch Party Update – New Date

Due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to make the difficult decision to extend the date for the launch party. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused. While this may cause some frustration for some people, we really hope this gives even more of you enough notice so you can attend this unforgettable night.

We’ve achieved a hell of a lot in a short space of time, and we owe it to you – the communities who have been so supportive and delightful to work with. Gamers, theatre goers, fans, and industry professionals. We’ve had the support from such a great network of people. Open Beta is still under way, but we’re almost ready to embark on the next phase of this journey. This time we want to invite YOU to help us celebrate, get hands on with the game, and meet the team behind the project in person. There may also be special appearances from familiar faces too. ??

Where better to celebrate the launch than at Lucky Voice Soho? Especially as they already have the songs readily available to sing on demand. Perfect for any impromptu duets, sing offs and performances. Don’t worry, karaoke and costumes are purely optional – except for Ella and Oscar who are contractually obliged.

Free tickets are extremely limited, reserve yours here: https://rocky_touchme_launch.eventbrite.com

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AaronImportant Launch Party Update – New Date

Soft Launch Party – Win VIP Tickets!

To say it has been a tremendous journey to get to this point would be an understatement. We’ve achieved a hell of a lot in a short space of time, and we owe it to you – the communities who have been so supportive and delightful to work with. Gamers, theatre goers, fans, and industry professionals. We’ve had the support from such a great network of people.

Open Beta is still under way, but we’re almost ready to embark on the next phase of this journey. This time we want to invite YOU to help us celebrate, get hands on with the game, and meet the team behind the project in person. There may also be special appearances from familiar faces too. ??

Where better to celebrate the launch than during London Games Festival and at Lucky Voice Soho? Especially as they already have the songs readily available to sing on demand. Perfect for any impromptu duets, sing offs and performances. Don’t worry, karaoke and costumes are purely optional – except for Ella and Oscar who are contractually obliged.

Find out more on the event page here: https://rocky_touchme_launch.eventbrite.com

?? WIN VIP TICKETS! ??

Win a pair of VIP tickets (inc. drinks all night – or at least till the tab runs out!) in an exclusive Open Beta competition. Two runners up will also receive a goody bag containing 1 of 100 limited edition Touch Me! pin badges.

Entrants must be able to attend Lucky Voice Soho on April 4th and be over the age of 18. ID may be required to enter the venue.

HOW TO ENTER:

1. Play the Open Beta (email info@rockyhorrorgames.com with your preference of iOS or Android to play)
2. Email aaron@rocketlolly.com a screenshot with your score. The subject should be ‘competition entry’.

This competition closes on Monday 20th March, and winners will be chosen at random. The winners will be contacted on the same day and asked to confirm their attendance.

Good luck!

The ‘WIN VIP SOFT LAUNCH PARTY’ competition is being ran and managed by ‘ROCKET LOLLY GAMES LTD.’ and is not affiliated with Londons Games Festival, Lucky Voice or any of their partners. Travel and accommodation is not provided. Entrants must be over the age of 18 years old and ID may be required to enter the venue. If the winner fails to respond in 24hrs the prize will be issued to the next person. Prizes are not transferable, refundable and have no cash value. No purchase necessary.

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Open Beta Update!

Since kicking off the Open Beta, we have been overwhelmed with the support and response from everyone so far. This is a very important stage for us. We want to test many aspects of the game with you and learn from you experience and hands on. Everyone should now have an invite. If you haven’t received one yet, please email info@rockyhorrorgames.com so we can invite you straight away.

OPEN BETA UPDATE #1

We are delighted to share our first Open Beta update with an extra special in-game event! Take a look at everything that is new today.

+ NEW MISSIONS
Players will now see the new daily missions ‘Swipe up-left then up-right EXACTLY four times within the first 30 seconds!’ & ‘Do at least 5 double swipe rights during a song!’ missions.

+ EXTRA POINTS
Players will now temporarily earn extra points for Missions during Free Dance

+ OPEN BETA PRIZE DRAW
Complete our feedback form before Wednesday 8th March (12:00pm GMT) and you could be chosen at random to win a prize pack!

+ NEW BUGS & ISSUES IDENTIFIED
We have also updated our known bugs and issues page based on tester feedback.
Check it out: http://www.rockyhorrorgames.com/knownissues/

+ LIMITED EDITION “TOUCH ME!” PINS
Top secret for now, but by taking part in Open Beta you could be one of the first to own a limited edition enamel pin badge.

Stay tuned for more updates coming soon!

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Are YOU Ready For The Floor Show?

For the past couple of weeks we have continued working with our backers to keep testing, tinkering and tweaking the current build ready for our invite only open beta stages. Now we have a couple of new updates to share with you….

OPEN BETA

It’s almost time to unveil this wild and untamed beast to a select number of participants with our open beta! We hope you will join us!

This will be our first chance to completely test the social aspects of the game. Our Backers have been incredibly supportive and helped us with their invaluable feedback so far. We’ll continue to keep them involved in the process along with new selected testers. We true need fans of Rocky Horror who will give us their honest feedback and spend time testing every nook of the game. Where are certain testing limitations, we do plan to incorporate daily challenges, weekly competitions, regular updates, feedback sessions and chances for you to win some shiny new goodies too.

Want to get involved? Simply email info@rockyhorrorgames.com and request an invite either for iOS or Android.

Invites will be sent to a select number of people on Wednesday 22nd Feb.

PRINTING ERROR UPDATE

Due to an unforeseen printing error with certain rewards, a small number of backers required replacement items. As such, backers located outside the UK had their rewards held back while our fulfilment team rectified this for those small number of people. Shipping will proceed in the next week or two. Those with misprinted items who are located in the UK and already received their packages will receive a replacement automatically.

Thanks again for your incredible support, we couldn’t have done this without you!

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AaronAre YOU Ready For The Floor Show?

Alpha & Backer Tees Update

Our physical Kickstarter rewards have been rolling out to the UK. It has recently come to our attention that some of our “MADNESS TAKES ITS TOLL” t-shirts reserved for our Kickstarter backers unfortunately contained a printing error. We have since made our printers aware and explored other avenues to produce these. We want to avoid this happening to anything else we produce. As this isn’t the quality we strive to achieve, we are going to reprint these backer shirts and send replacements to those who have a misprinted one. You won’t need to do anything, you’ll automatically receive a new one.

In other news, the whole team have been working hard behind the scenes to make sure we get the strongest beta version we can possibly have.

The game continues to go through it’s regular internal and backer alpha stages with our lovely backers giving great feedback. They’re helping us shape the game’s direction to make sure this wild and untamed beast is something we – and every Rocky Horror fan – can be proud of. We’ve got a huge UI overhaul coming soon and some big news on how you can get involved even more too. We’ve also got another competition in the works, because you can never have too much Rocky Horror Game swag.

I’ve probably said too much, but exciting times ahead for all.

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Backer Rewards: November Update

Backers,

Today we wanted to update you on the status of your physical Kickstarter rewards.

Due to unforeseen circumstances we were unable to hit our target delivery date of November. Expected delivery will now be a month later. While obviously disappointing, we are still happy to confirm our new shipment timeline ensures everyone will still receive their items by the end of December 2016.

Backers (UK): Before 25th December 2016
Backers (Worldwide): Before 31st December 2016

We apologise for any disappointment this may cause. We tried everything to mitigate delays with delivery. This happened due to an unexpected delay in gathering details from backers that were required to proceed with manufacturing. This in turn meant we weren’t able to talk to our suppliers and place orders. In the middle of this we also needed to change one of our suppliers due to time restraints. These situations had a knock on effect with certain specialist items like Rocky’s pants, Vinyls and Mick Rock rewards.

As such, we have also taken the decision to turn Ella’s flat into a storage warehouse to ensure shipment isn’t delayed any further. It is literally a box fort right now.

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The whole team are excited to get these rewards into your hands. We can’t wait to see your tweets, pictures and messages in December. In other news, we are excited to confirm that the alpha build is 99.9% complete and ready to be put into the hands of our alpha level backers. More news will be sent out to appropriate backers shortly.

Questions or concerns? Do contact us on info@rockyhorrorgames.com, send us a Tweet or drop us a Facebook message.

Thank you for your immense patience, support and understanding.

You guys are freaking awesome.

Aaron, Ella & Oscar x
Rocky Horror HQ

 

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