First and foremost, a massive thank you is in order!
Gurumin 3D is now available in the eShop and it couldn’t have been possible without your support…seriously. We really enjoy talking with you, reading all of your positive comments on Twitter and Facebook, and seeing the love pouring in from press outlets – it makes all of the hard work well worth the effort. And a special shout out to those who have already purchased the game from the eShop. Thank you. And keep reading because we have a special offer for you.
We recently announced that Gurumin 3D will be coming to supporting European territories in the Nintendo eShop on October 27, and we should also be able to make a couple of major Japan announcements very soon as well. It’s been a long, hard journey and while it’s not over yet, we’re beyond thrilled that we’ve gotten this far.
From an outside perspective these Gurumin ports might seem pretty simple. However, the 3DS version definitely brought it share of challenges. Memory limitations. Speed limitations. Size limitations. A new control scheme. We had to be careful and smart with every step we took while adding features that would improve the gameplay experience on the 3DS. Looking back at it now Gurumin 3D was indeed a long and, by the standards of a smaller publisher (us), rather expensive haul. It was 15-months period of licensing, planning, development and testing. The good news: if sales continue down the path that they are currently on, it’ll make it that much easier for us to release more titles in the near future. If you haven’t picked it up yet, we can almost promise you that Gurumin 3D will be one of the best $14.99 gaming purchases you could make.
As you may know, we are giving away a Gurumin 3D Theme with the purchase of Gurumin 3D through October 31. But we want to do even more for to express our gratitude to all the early adaptors. We want to send you a Gurumin 3D button and sticker set.
Sound good? It’s pretty simple. Here’s all you have to do:
1. Take a picture of your 3DS with Gurumin 3D running or installed on the home screen (bonus points if you have any of the Gurumin 3D 3DS Themes applied)
2. Include in the picture a physical note/piece of paper listing the date, your Twitter username, and the hashtag #GuruminRocks.
3. Follow us on Twitter (@Gurumin3D) and tweet the image to us with the hashtag #GuruminRocks included in the tweet.
The first 100 entrants received by Halloween, on October 31, 2016 by 11:59pm PST will receive a free Gurumin 3D button and sticker set.*
And please, don’t just take our word that the game is great fun. Let me share some of my favorite review quotes thus far:
“[Gurumin] is easily one of the best 3D action platformers available on the 3DS and is more than worth the price. While it may seem cute and easygoing, there is quite the monstrous adventure waiting in Gurumin 3D.”
Score: 4 out of 5
“Its fun style and a surprising depth in collectibles and replayability make it well worthy of consideration for action-RPG fans. Did we mention there’s a pretty sweet drill?”
Score: Great – 8
“Gurumin 3D: A Monstrous Adventure mixes action-driven combat, a cheerful plotline, along with some light role-playing incentivizing. It’s a pleasing recipe that seems easy to replicate, but proves elusive for most modern developers.”
Score: 79 out of 100
“A Frighteningly Good Time.”
Score: 8.0 – Great
“The game is a fun, colourful, and fast-paced Action-RPG from legendary Japanese developer Nihon Falcom and is both a challenge and a joy to play.”
Score: 9 out of 10
“Gurumin 3D is a game that is very charming and offers a lot to the player that spends time with the game. A fun story, great cast and some drilling action create one unique action/adventure game you will be hard pressed to miss.”
Score: 4 out of 5
“We definitely recommend adding Gurumin 3D: A Monstrous Adventure to your 3DS Action-RPG library. Don’t let its adorable appearance fool you. The game is packed with content and replay value to keep you digging for more.”
Score: 8 out of 10 drills
“The game is extremely fun to play…I was grinning the whole time I was using the drill.”
Score: 7 out of 10
“The game is very well done, looks like a 3DS game should and offers a great deal of replayability.” [Translated from Spanish]
Score: 9 out of 10
President & CEO
*The Gurumin 3D Button and Sticker giveaway promotion is open to residents of North America. No purchase necessary. For a free entry for a chance to win a Gurumin 3D button and sticker set please mail a self-addressed stamped envelope with handwritten letter including your Twitter handle, if you have one, to:
Attn: Gurumin 3D Promotion
2081 Center Street
Berkeley, California 94705
A raffle for five (5) additional button and sticker sets will be held at the end of the promotional period on November 1, 2016. Winners will be announced on or after November 1 from the Gurumin 3D Twitter account at www.twitter.com/Gurumin3D using the supplied Twitter handles.