Travel back to 90s' games with the Ninja, a mysterious killer whose true purpose nobody knows, and live a full retro gaming experience in a world totally drawn in pixel-art.
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Release Date: Oct 2, 2013

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March 13

Porradaria 3 and Steam Direct...



Hi everyone!

Porradaria 3 development was confirmed and it is right now on Steam Greenlight awaiting for your vote! However...

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=775957558

As you might have heard of, Steam will replace the old Steam Greenlight system with a new one, the Steam Direct. Developers will have to pay for each game they publish on Steam Store from now on.

Right now Valve is considering a fee between $100 and $5.000 for each game. Depending on the outcome of it, Porradaria 3 might not be released on Steam Store, and I will explain why.

The Company

CleanWaterSoft is a small company from Brazil, the only person working on it right now is the own founder (me). The budget of the company is really low, thus, the source income of the company is also low.

Porradaria Upgrade, the first commercial release, was developed literally with zero budget. It was developed with the lite version of Game Maker 8, with watermark and all. The first game income was what paid the pro version of Game Maker 8 + the Steam Greenlight fee.

Budget directly affects the sales of a game, hypocrisy would be to say it don't. A big budget means a big development team, a more polished product, a big marketing campaign... All of this directly affects any game overall sale, from a small indie from a AAA blockbuster.

The Competition

It's not impossible for an indie game to become a hit and the developer become a millionaire from night to day. There's a lot of good indie games with low budget being released every day, but only a few haves the luck of being noticed to become a hit. Most of them becomes hidden and very well buried gems nowadays.

I won't say my games are hidden jewels, it's up to you to decide, but surely, it's a niche of a niche game, with not enough fans to make it be released on Steam Greenlight within two days.

Economics

Brazil is not a well developed country like United States of America, $1 dollar here is equal to R$3,20 reais (our currency). There's a lot of differences between our economics.

The minimum suggested fee of $100 dollars would be R$320 reais, which is about half of the salary the common worker get paid here. The maximum fee of $5.000 would be half the price of a new car here.

There's a joke I saw on internet another day I believe that illustrates well the economic differences.

USA President, in a speech says:

"The American citizen earns $2.000 dollars per month, needs $1.000 to live and what they do with the remaining of their money is not of our concern."

Brazil's President, in a speech says:

"The Brazilian citizen earns R$880 reais per month, needs R$2.000 to live and how they earn the remaining of this money is not of our concern."

Conclusion

It is still too soon to say anything, however, depending on how Valve will implement Steam Direct, not only Porradaria 3, but any other CleanWaterSoft game won't be released on Steam Store from now on.

I know there's a lot of persons here eager to play this last sequel of our dear Ninja, so I had to post an explanation here of why it probably won't be released on Steam Store. I hope you understand.

Thanks for your ever support, my work is for you!

Kind regards,
Alysson L. Neto

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December 14, 2016

Defamatory Reviews

Hi everyone!

Unfortunately, I need to disclose of it publicly here on the store page, I'm really sorry for this.

Everyone is free to love or hate any game. I myself am also a gamer and have the games I like, dislike, love and hate. However...

There is a recent review about this game that sells a complete wrong idea of what it is all about, and it's not a new thing that there are some persons that defend a complete wrong idea of this game as just a crap indie simpleton platformer with poor mechanics, where you just need to jump and spam the attack button repeatedly. I can accept legitimate negative reviews, but I can't accept these injuries.

There's even some gameplay videos were these streamers carefully insists in playing the entire game without using the dodge skill and sub-weapons (which will make gameplay insanely hard) and other subtle weapon/sub-weapon skills not mentioned in the in-game how-to-play (this is something for you to uncover by yourself). They also keep intentionally falling from platforms just to keep selling the wrong idea of "how bad the mechanics" are.

Despite being a clumsy parody of old platformers, this game has much more to offer. It's in pair with any other platformer of the same genre here on Steam, with the same price and length of this game.

So, instead of taking for granted what they say...

Why don't you go check things by yourself?

You have up to two hours to play any game on Steam before asking for a refund. And asking for a refund on Steam is something really simple. You can get more information on this link.

If you do so, you will either...

  • Love the game and become another fan of the franchise;
  • Hate the game and go ask for a refund;
  • Or be completely indifferent about liking or disliking it.

Don't let others decide what you should love or hate based on baseless slandering defamatory reviews, decide it by YOURSELF.

Other Things to Take Into Account

If you find any bug, the support forums are here for this.
I usually take a look at it everyday, and I'm not a celebri-jerk developer type that doesn't reply anyone, I'm just a common person like you, and I try to give the same support I would like to receive from the games I play. You will receive a reply from me really fast and I usually try to update the game very quickly with any reported bug fixes.

If you have any questions regarding the game overall, you can also visit the general forums. I don't visit these too often, and only respond when deemed necessary, but you will probably find another players willing to share any information with you.

That's all I have to say. Again, my apologies for this inconvenience, but I have nobody else to defend my work besides myself, neither any money to make a really powerful big marketing to fight back all these injuries. I'm just another small fry in the market trying to earn a living doing what I like, and of course, making games you will enjoy playing as well.

Kind regards,
Alysson L. Neto

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About This Game

Travel back to 90s' games with the Ninja, a mysterious killer whose true purpose nobody knows, and live a full retro gaming experience in a world totally drawn in pixel-art.
Fight against mythological monsters, aliens, robots, gather coins, collect all the potato chips you can and see a surprising uncommon ending.

Features

  • Classic game play
  • Up to 3 different Sub-Weapons
  • Super ultra original "Up+Attack buttons" system to use these sub-weapons
  • Hidden paths through stages
  • 3 alternate endings
  • Unlock a hidden character with unique abilities
  • Fight a lot of unlikely enemies
  • Humorous monster database

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor: 1 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 8 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Full controller support for Windows only
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 or higher
    • Processor: 1 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB
    • Storage: 12 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: OpenGL-capable graphics card with valid driver

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