He was not expecting the overall reaction to the game at all. Someone had downloaded and completed it within four days of its release, despite many of the clunkiness issues -- which are rather forgiveable, given that much of the game was built by a teenager in the Multimedia Fusion engine. "The bulk of what I received were lovely emails of congratulation and encouragement, as well as bug reports," he laughs. "But people also kindly donated some money to me by buying the soundtrack, which was really appreciated. It helped cover my excessive server costs for hosting the big game file myself!" Butcher received a number of distribution deal offers in the following weeks, and even game design job offers -- "but as a filmmaker first and foremost there were none I felt like taking," he admits. So does Butcher now plan to make more games, or is he sticking with film? "Someone at Clickteam gave me the complete latest version of Multimedia Fusion," he says. "I could make an iPhone game now if I wanted to..." Don't Miss: Meet the developer who spent 13 years making his childhood game
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