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Pumpkin Online is a social farming/dating sim mmo. If you like games such as Harvest Moon or Animal Crossing this is the kind of game for you! Help us make our game a reality by following us on tumblr and supporting our Kickstarter out now! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/749023221/pumpkin-online-a-farming-dating-sim-mmoprg

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Questions:

I am curious about how diverse the characters will be in the game. I like the idea of having different sexual orientations implemented and having different ethnicities in the game. But what about mental illnesses? I rarely see this added into games. And even if it is in a game, it’s alway been viewed negatively and stereotypically. Mental illness has always been in my life, whether it was my mother and her daily struggles with bipolar, my nephew with autism,…, my sister and my father taking care of patients at the local center, and also with myself diagnosed with panic attack disorder. I guess what I’m trying to ask is if this will featured in your game. I think it would be a great feature in the game and would mean a lot to someone who has been surrounded and influenced by mental illness in her life and to others, as well.

Good question well I have answered a similar question previously but let me explain again. While we do want to be as inclusive as we can, just being inclusive for inclusivity sake is bad. What that means for the theme and mood of the game we are making, introducing mental illnesses will be near impossible to portray without being seen as:

1 insulting, dismissive, glamorized. 

In other to do a game properly with mental illness the whole game would be best to be written around that theme, instead of forcibly self inserting it just to have it there.

We have many other types of characters that already break the norm of what we see other games, and so we’re continuing to work on those. However we will keep it in consideration if we feel confident enough to represent mental illness properly. 

However that would be left to the players, if they wanted to roleplay. Without being the direct we want the NPCs (At least the ones that aren’t grumpy) to make everyone feel welcome and beautiful no matter who they are.

I was just wondering what year will the game be coming out, I’m really excited to try it out since I’m non-binary and I’m always forced to choose between male and female in gaming so I think its really cool your doing this! :)

We’re hoping 2 years, 3 years maximum for hitting any obstacles or roadblocks which my stop us from publishing. I know some people have critiqued us on this timeline, but before you do a quick cursory search on how long it takes to develop MMORPGS and or major single player games from start to finish, you will find our timeline is not that long for the size team we have.

Hello, I had a question and I couldn’t find the answer so I thought I’d ask directly, my partner suffers from a chronic illness and told me she would have loved to join the kickstarter but heard about it after the project was funded. Is it possible to back the project still? (at a 15-20 dollar level) Thank you!

You can still donate here if you missed it :) 
Beta is a little bit more but if you wanted to get the Kick Pack (3 special items in inventory) and the Art PDF is the same price temporarily for any last minute purchases :)

Thank you guys <3
More updates soon.

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Pumpkin-Online is a Harvest-Moon / Animal Crossing inspired mmo currently in development by indie game company, Pumpkin Interactive, we need a lot of support to make this happen so please follow, and spread the word about us. Please visit out website or Forums and join the discussion!
 

NEW MODEL TEST!

So a common criticism which turned a lot of people off from our game the sate of our model. So we’ve been re-working our model and trying to up our game as much as we can. So here is the newest upgrade looking for some feedback. 

What do you think?

Digital rewards and paypal donations have been opened on the website.

If you’ve missed our Kickstarter, or still want to donate to the game development we have a donations page opened for digital rewards.
So feel free to check that out. :)

Donate via Website

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Pumpkin-Online is a Harvest-Moon / Animal Crossing inspired mmo currently in development by indie game company, Pumpkin Interactive, we need a lot of support to make this happen so please follow, and spread the word about us. Please visit out website or Forums and join the discussion!

himeuzura:

Congratulations to Pumpkin Online for successfully reaching their 30k goal!

That doens’t mean that there’s no need to donate anymore though! Since the more funds they get, the more things they’ll be able to do, so keep pushing onto the next stretch! :D

Thanks for this fanart as well. I am so sorry i have been so busy dealing with project management things I haven’t had time to browse KS and see posts about is. Thanks again guys.

Also guys Malik didn’t believe me when I said people would like the pug looking snort spirit. Told ya! Can’t wait to model that thing

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Pumpkin-Online is a Harvest-Moon / Animal Crossing inspired mmo currently in development by indie game company, Pumpkin Interactive, we need a lot of support to make this happen so please follow, and spread the word about us. Please visit out website

tigercubmia:

Quick Pumpkin Online fan art of everyone’s favorite mystery girl.

Awww thank you so much for the fanart! We’re still working on fleshing out a lot of details for the NPCs but we shall reveal who she is soon :D

If you guys have any fanart be sure to drop by our forums and post it there too :) 

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Pumpkin-Online is a Harvest-Moon / Animal Crossing inspired mmo currently in development by indie game company, Pumpkin Interactive, we need a lot of support to make this happen so please follow, and spread the word about us. Please visit out website or Forums and join the discussion!

Let’s talk decor again. We’re working on an asset list and I’m wondering what kind of decor does everyone like? In terms of themes (patterns,colors etc. )Feel free to swing by our new forums and answer there. and drop some suggestions

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Pumpkin-Online is a Harvest-Moon / Animal Crossing inspired mmo currently in development by indie game company, Pumpkin Interactive, we need a lot of support to make this happen so please follow, and spread the word about us. Please visit out website or Forums and join the discussion!

Currently working on Design Systems

This week we’re working on the item systems. We want the items crafted to have star qualities, but we need to balance out how it’s going to work between new and veteran players. I’m sure we’ve all played those multiplayer games where as the newbie you feel completely left out because everyone has the coolest gear and your stuck with.. a stick.
We’ll be working on a pen and paper system this week. :) to address that as well as other design areas.  

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Pumpkin-Online is a Harvest-Moon / Animal Crossing inspired mmo currently in development by indie game company, Pumpkin Interactive, we need a lot of support to make this happen so please follow, and spread the word about us. Please visit out website or Forums and join the discussion!

Ok so I know we just asked you guys to back our project but I wanted to share the love and give a shout out to some other Kickstarter projects going on.  Visit their website it’s really sexy

Eminence: Xander’s Tales is a card collecting role playing adventure which takes place in a world where fantasy and science collide.”

It’s like Yu-gi-oh, Final Fantasy, and Tinier Me had a baby. Check out the trailer. Really sexy art and really neat concept with 13 days to get funded and they are halfway to their goal. :3


Forums are OPEN!
A special thanks to Mailk guys, he spent a lot of time getting this thing up and running. Tell him he is awesome.

So we have a new forum, you can access it via the website or go directly to it here.

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ntroduce yourself, share ideas, talk about or ask us questions about the game. A way to get a discussion going. If you notice any bugs let us know as well :)

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Pumpkin-Online is a Harvest-Moon / Animal Crossing inspired mmo currently in development by indie game company, Pumpkin Interactive, we need a lot of support to make this happen so please follow, and spread the word about us. Please visit out website



All about the spoons


I would like to again love to welcome our anon Village backer from our Kickstarter. Who I will call Cim. CIM is the acronym for her blog she co-runs called (Chronic Illness Memes) Cim is chronically ill and disabled and she is bed-ridden for most days. She wants to create a place in the game inspired by the spoon theory. I made a post about it previously in case you missed it here.

Now unfortunately people jump to conclusions without actually doing enough research on us. This is her idea not ours, as a result disabilities is going to play a larger role than previously planned. She is also a part of the development team and she’ll be working with us to design some spoonie characters. 

When it comes to disabilities in the game for now it will be represented mostly via NPCs and other content. Our game at its core, is a farming game with a lot of physical activities, running around, stamina management and so forth. To include disabilities (that can’t be simply role-played) for players, it would be more to difficult design properly and increase budget.

But before you dismiss us there are many other ways you can have a game include disabled characters via NPCs, quests, other game content. That’s where Cim and Cim community come into play. And we’re excited to work with her! Thanks soo much again :D

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Pumpkin-Online is a Harvest-Moon / Animal Crossing inspired mmo currently in development by indie game company, Pumpkin Interactive, we need a lot of support to make this happen so please follow, and spread the word about us


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