I am back! This means that I was away, which I was. I visited Indonesia for four weeks together with my girlfriend Hanna. We went to Java, Sumatra, Bali and Gili Trawangan and it was quite the experience: it was great, exciting, different, itchy, inspiring, warm, far away. And I was completely cut off from my laptop with Caromble!’s source code, which was kind of strange.
However, I got some great news in the last week of my holiday: Caromble! is greenlit! As I read this news in my e-mail, I made a strange undefined sound and did a silly dance. I think the sound could be described as a combination of a screech and a high pitched sneeze from the mouth and the dance was inspired by the Batak dance (including some improvised little hops), I had learned on Samosir, an island in Lake Toba, which is a lake in a huge volcano crater #awesomeviews.
I celebrated this wonderful achievement with an Indonesian cocktail with Hanna. The Indonesians themselves also celebrated this achievement with lots of fruit and joy as you can see:

Fruit celebration for a greenlit Caromble!

Fruit celebration for a greenlit Caromble!

Of course this was very nice, but I can’t wait to meet up with the team and party hard with some nice, well deserved Dutch (or probably Belgian) beers. I’m writing this in the airplane back to Holland, (yes, yes, technically I’m not back yet and the title of this blog post is incorrect. Get back to your cave troll;) ), where I would like to dedicate a few sentences to congratulate my team members:

Yeaahhhhh!!! Great work guys, we did it! Super awesomedary; greenlit tralalalala greenlit… Tralalalalalaa greenlit, altogether now, greenlit, padappapaadapa greenlit. Caromble!’s gonna be on Steam oh yeah oh yeah, on superduper Steam oh yeah yeah yeah..
So, now I’ve got that out of my system, let’s talk some business. We are currently working on polishing the game and improving the menu and gui to make Caromble! as solid as possible on all levels that influence the gaming experience. Now we have been greenlit, we will get access to the Steam SDK, so we will start implementing that as well. Also we are working on something that allows you players to experience some Caromble! very soon already. I hope we can tell you more about this in the coming weeks.
I want to thank everyone who has upvoted Caromble! on Steam greenlight. Thanks to you we can share our baby (because that is what this project is to us, nourishing it every Friday) with the largest group of players as possible. We will do our utmost best, to make sure that Caromble! deserves your upvotes and attention.

On the island Bali people were also aware of this great news and they sold these great souvenirs. I couldn’t resist buying one for the team ofcourse:)

Artists on Bali are big fans of Caromble!

Caromble Bali Art


Now we can finally say: Let’s get ready to Caromble! on Steam!



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