Coming Soon!

One more milestone… the Steam “Coming Soon” store page for Particle Fleet is now live!

Here’s what I need from the Knuckle Cracker legions… if you are interested in Particle Fleet, head over to the steam store page and add it to your wish list.  Even if you want to purchase the game directly, or via some other store, add it to your steam wish list.  The total number of people on the wish list is something I can see, and it is a good indicator of the level of interest in the game.  Plus, when the game launches, steam will let you know.

And as usual, I’m very appreciative for your support and helping get the word out to your friends.  The difference between a successful launch in a few months (fingers crossed) and a so-so launch is basically in your hands.  Steam gives exposure to games based on interest and activity immediately post launch.  So the more interest that builds leading into the launch (and the more wish list people there are), the better.

Here’s a link to the game trailer (also available on the steam store page along with some other screenshots).


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  1. Josh
    Josh July 7, 2016 at 1:34 pm |

    2 months. what am i ever gonna due during the wait

  2. JP
    JP July 7, 2016 at 1:34 pm |

    Done. So is September 29th the actual release date then? I’m super excited to play!

  3. Ninjadude501
    Ninjadude501 July 7, 2016 at 1:37 pm |

    Holy cow. How does this just happen to be on my birthday? xD
    Can’t wait, Virgil!

    1. Ninjadude501
      Ninjadude501 July 7, 2016 at 5:41 pm |

      clarification; this post is on my birthday

  4. Kinam
    Kinam July 7, 2016 at 1:39 pm |

    Done and done! on my wishlist waiting for the day it’s live!! Good luck on the early HYPE!

  5. Zac
    Zac July 7, 2016 at 1:44 pm |

    Shuttup and take my money!!!!

    Seriously, though. Can’t wait. Looks awesome. Added to wishlist and will be buying on release-date. 😀

  6. Blue Dwarf
    Blue Dwarf July 7, 2016 at 1:46 pm |

    It’s on my list! I see September 29th is the posted date, I guess we’ll see how that holds up. So close, and yet so far. I don’t want to wait xP

  7. Miquel Fire
    Miquel Fire July 7, 2016 at 2:04 pm |

    So, when is the pre-order?

  8. SuperTerminator
    SuperTerminator July 7, 2016 at 2:35 pm |

    HYPUH. Prepare for a cash influx on september 29th virgil. You’ve earned it several times over.

  9. Adam
    Adam July 7, 2016 at 2:38 pm |


    Also, my first reaction while watching the trailer:


  10. MadKingMidas
    MadKingMidas July 7, 2016 at 2:59 pm |

    I’m more hyped for this game than for Witcher 3, Technomancer, and the next Elder Scrolls combined. Cannot wait! Wishlisted.

  11. Stanley Toney
    Stanley Toney July 7, 2016 at 4:06 pm |

    Virgil, have you settled on a price for Particle Fleet? Or even a range?

    Looking forward to it!

    1. Shockblast DX
      Shockblast DX July 7, 2016 at 9:52 pm |

      If it comes down to it, the price will most likely range around the original CW prices. Hopefully.

  12. cooltv27
    cooltv27 July 7, 2016 at 6:02 pm |

    I am more excited for this than I am for World of Warcraft: Legion
    and considering the current state of WoW, and how good Legion looks, that is saying a lot

    your previous games set a really high bar, but im sure you climbed so far above it that you didnt even know it was there

  13. Trickydragon
    Trickydragon July 7, 2016 at 6:05 pm |

    Lovely, I’ve hyped this game to all my friends and they will get it one way or another. Always loved your games V, they resonate with me for some reason. PS you ever get a patron page? I would support you all the way! -J

    1. Mitale
      Mitale July 7, 2016 at 6:59 pm |

      I second the Patreon page! This is the main way I like to support the people who’s work I enjoy, and I definitely enjoy your work!

  14. Scamper
    Scamper July 7, 2016 at 8:25 pm |

    No pre-order button.
    Life is agony.

  15. joshuad156
    joshuad156 July 7, 2016 at 9:35 pm |


    Wishlisted. Can’t wait.

  16. Shockblast DX
    Shockblast DX July 7, 2016 at 9:57 pm |

    I’m curious… Have you created an application icon for it yet? Because if you need help, I could make it for you.

  17. TJgalon
    TJgalon July 7, 2016 at 10:42 pm |

    Just so you know, if your like me and like to do it through steam browser, it easy to find the game, just going to creeper world 3 store page, and clicking knuckle cracker for the developer, has both games on there.
    Also done, added to wishlist, and telling others.

  18. Lumodon
    Lumodon July 7, 2016 at 11:00 pm |

    Bummer. September is when I start my 10 month programming boot-camp. 14 hour days… wonder if I can squeeze in a little particle fleet instead of sleeping.. Hmm…. >.>

  19. jaworeq
    jaworeq July 8, 2016 at 12:52 am |

    That’s a no-brainer – wishlisted! Now it’s just 3 months of wait. Unless there comes a beta invite… ^^

  20. Rer24
    Rer24 July 8, 2016 at 3:55 am |

    Hell yeah! That was awesome, and that was just the trailer! Interesting to see what theme the story will be. It seems to be like the CW2 story of discovery and massive war, with the desperation cranked up. This may be one of the only games I pre-order because I am confident in its quality. Good luck, and hope you don’t encounter any unforeseen problems!

    1. Rer24
      Rer24 July 8, 2016 at 3:58 am |

      Also, the biggest reaction I had to the trailer, “OMG that (level, particles, ship, etc.) is MASSIVE! You didn’t raise the bar, you threw it into orbit!”

  21. Gwmngilfen
    Gwmngilfen July 8, 2016 at 4:19 am |

    Creeper World 3 has the highest “hours played” on my Steam account by a loooooong margin – clearly this has gone straight on the wishlist!

    Just to check, there’ll be a Linux version, right? 🙂

  22. Dominik
    Dominik July 8, 2016 at 6:19 am |

    it’s cool
    i have a question, do you make demo version?

  23. WrongExperiment
    WrongExperiment July 8, 2016 at 8:12 am |

    wish listed, gimme gimme now!

  24. bluebolt
    bluebolt July 8, 2016 at 11:25 am |

    That video looked epic with all the music. When i saw the ship editor, I was reminded about something I had been thinking about. Will the custom maps be able to have the ships available changed to whatever the creator feels like?(like custom ships)

  25. StrangeHawk
    StrangeHawk July 8, 2016 at 1:31 pm |

    If you’re using it as a gauge of interest, should I hold off adding it to my wishlist if I don’t plan to get it on launch? I know it’s something I’ll be getting at some point, but it likely won’t be right then. (This is mostly just due to probably not having the time to play it around then, and I’d rather not have it in my Steam library tempting me.)

  26. Qwerty Quazo
    Qwerty Quazo July 8, 2016 at 1:39 pm |

    83 days before release!

  27. Traveler
    Traveler July 9, 2016 at 5:45 am |

    W-Wait, you play as the Ticon? *mindsplosion*

  28. ShadeOfDead
    ShadeOfDead July 9, 2016 at 1:16 pm |

    You got my vote…or Wishlist and I am Following as well. Don’t know if that matters but I did it anyway. Everyone better get in there and do the same!

    Can’t wait to do a Let’s Play of this!

  29. Qwerty Quazo
    Qwerty Quazo July 9, 2016 at 4:06 pm |

    When are we going to see action in a mission, virgil?

  30. Lucian
    Lucian July 9, 2016 at 9:46 pm |

    Virgil, that looks awesome. I’ve added it to my Steam wishlist.

    One small thing jumped out at me… the lasers look like they’re still placeholder art. I don’t know what else I’d expect to see… maybe color? or bits of ghost vapor from the previous laser while the next laser is firing? I kind of like the lasers in Elite and Eve.

    That said — I’m more interested in the story and gameplay than in the graphical effects.

  31. 4xC
    4xC July 10, 2016 at 2:10 am |

    Ha! Let’s see the Imperator choose a side now.

    Looking better and better as always.

  32. guy325
    guy325 July 10, 2016 at 5:59 am |

    So Virgil, I know this is probably a little early to ask this but, what are you going to focus on next (after particle fleet emergence)? A sequel? A prequel? A 4th game in the creeper world series? A new game entirely? It would intrigue me and probably a lot of others to know what you are going to do next(or at least thinking of doing next). Also, how many people have the game on their wishlist?(I know you told us there was a new steam page for it only like a few days ago but still…) Additionally, I would like to thank you Virgil for taking the time to answer the comments of your videos and post regular videos(even if they are a month or so apart)as I’m sure a (solo)game developer like you must have a pretty busy schedule. Lastly, I’m sure I speak for the whole knuckle cracker community when I say, the game you are about to release looks amazing and we are all patiently waiting for it(some more than others).

    So for that, thank you Virgil.

  33. Dudepuppet
    Dudepuppet July 10, 2016 at 7:36 pm |

    Any chance of press keys in the coming month at all Virgilw? Been following since it got announced at the beginning of last year! Been really wanting to put a few videos out on it!

  34. Shuh
    Shuh July 11, 2016 at 9:32 pm |

    OK, on wish list. Now here is an idea.

    A beta is sold to those who buy multiple copies now. 2,3,4! Those extra copies can be distributed to friends upon release.


    1. It shows financial interest from those, who support what you are doing.
    2. Increases the number opening sales.
    3. Happy beta players.

    I am an accountant, we typically are all about “show me the money.”

    Hey! I am trying…..83 days is like 2 years to a dog. Yet another useless argument, but, hey it might just work on Virgil.

  35. Gronx
    Gronx July 12, 2016 at 11:32 am |

    Will there be a beta?

  36. WrongExperiment
    WrongExperiment July 12, 2016 at 11:32 am |

    My whole family is waiting on this game. I wish listed it. I plan to buy 2-3 copies. Me my lil bro my dad. Might be to complicated for my grams but she really enjoyed the CWs.

  37. Krossi
    Krossi July 12, 2016 at 12:43 pm |

    I have smth on my mind,that bugs my for a while now. When I start my daylie CW3 session with the new Colonial Space maps, the game starts in the middle of my two monitors. Its not a big thing. But I could imagine, that its a thing, you wont like, when I see the love you put in your games.
    I just wanted to say it once, so you have a chance to maybe fix it on CW3, but make shure it wont be that way inPF. 😉

    I’m so hyped!!!!

    (Btw. over 1k hours of playtime of CW3 ;D;D)

    1. Krossi
      Krossi July 12, 2016 at 12:48 pm |

      One thing more, to all the awesome map makers out there:

      I would love to play some more PAC maps again, but I don have the time to make some myself.
      I would appreciate it a lot if some of you guys would do me the favor 🙂

      I hope that doesnt sound too addictive ;D

  38. Scamper
    Scamper July 13, 2016 at 5:48 am |

    Hey Virgilw, will we be able to buy the game directly from you (like before your games were on Steam) so you get more money?

  39. Nicant
    Nicant July 13, 2016 at 10:29 am |

    Looks Great! I already have a few ideas for future maps i could make! One of them will have a custom ship module! (That is if it is even possible)

  40. Nicant
    Nicant July 13, 2016 at 1:59 pm |

    Will there be concept images on the wiki like creeper world 3? Because it is a very good source to get images for CRPL/PRPL Cores!

    1. Qwerty Quazo
      Qwerty Quazo July 13, 2016 at 3:28 pm |

      I was actually thinking of that recently.

    2. Nicant
      Nicant July 14, 2016 at 6:55 am |

      Just to clarify, i mean particle fleet concept images for the wiki like creeper world 3 has.

  41. Kittychow
    Kittychow July 14, 2016 at 12:54 pm |

    What programming language are you using?

  42. Qwerty Quazo
    Qwerty Quazo July 14, 2016 at 5:10 pm |

    I have a question but I am not sure if I can set it right. Prepare yourselves.

    At 2:00 I watched the Varro battleship in action and I was wondering:

    I suppose that ships have a max supply of X energy packets per second (the green line of energy), but what if they need more?

    ex. Can you supply a battleship with 10 or more MK7’s? Each needs a small line of energy but if all of them fire simutaniously and repediatly, a continuous line of energy may not be enough.

    The real question is if this limits big ships, and if not how can this be resolved.

    Wow, I spent 20 minutes to write this!

  43. Dio
    Dio July 15, 2016 at 1:36 pm |

    Hey Virgil! I’ve been following you since extremely early on when you release CW1. It caught my attention first from the flash game you released to preview it. I looked further into it and saw it was a full game as was very happy with what I had purchased! this was a long, long time ago. I’m 19 now and I have been excited for quite some time about this new game you are making! Everything from creeper world one from gameplay being the small things EG the way the grid works (CW 1 has its own unique charm from the rest. 2 was different for sure, but far from bad) to the story which was a seat tipper through and through. It was a fantastic rush and I can’t wait to see what particle fleet entails! I’ve been very excited for a long time now, enough that I’ve saved up over 100$ to buy me and many of my friends if applicable copies. How much do you plan to sell your masterpiece for? Will you be kind enough to give fans of your work as loyal as I hope I can call myself a chance to buy your game in early access form on steam or something? Honestly, seeing you having worked so hard on this and seeing it look so great today just gave me a real big smile. Something I kind of needed today. I want to let you know despite my messy format and everything that I support you dearly! I am extremely excited for the final product and I wish you the best! I’ve spread the word of your game on various formats be it facebook, all over skype and even to my steam and discord friends. I hope it helps, and I hope we see something great! Keep up the hard work. I’ll stay a fan forever if you keep making such fantastic games and such! I’m rambling at this point aren’t I? None the less, I, DIO am very proud to have supported you so strongly for so long and will continue to do so!

    Kono Dio Da~

  44. Matthew
    Matthew July 15, 2016 at 5:12 pm |

    Added to wishlist and definitely wishing for it soon!

  45. Qwerty Quazo
    Qwerty Quazo July 16, 2016 at 3:03 am |

    At 1:20 I saw a button that says “CORPORATION IN THE GAME”. What does it do?

    1. Qwerty Quazo
      Qwerty Quazo July 16, 2016 at 3:04 am |

      It the green one at the bottom-left corner.

  46. Nicant
    Nicant July 16, 2016 at 1:58 pm |

    Ok, i got one more question. Can an enemy particle ship builder structure, build multiple ships? Because i have a really neat map idea that makes little, tiny ships that don’t have an engine module, and they park them selves nearby a progenitor!

  47. bcbc
    bcbc July 18, 2016 at 4:59 pm |

    so are you going to pash bugs??

    1. Adam
      Adam July 20, 2016 at 5:59 am |

      It is unwise to fix that which is not finished.

  48. Ben Fordrin
    Ben Fordrin July 21, 2016 at 4:06 pm |

    2 Months .. i will going to die.

    Need … this … game … >.<

  49. rer24
    rer24 July 22, 2016 at 8:08 am |

    I hope you’re planning to post videos of missions like for creeper world 3!

  50. rer24
    rer24 July 24, 2016 at 6:38 am |

    Also, will there be multiple gamemodes like in CW2? Thinks like survival, elimination, etc.?

  51. Shuh
    Shuh July 28, 2016 at 8:13 pm |

    So here is an interesting question we all might want to know.

    Do you prefer us to purchase the game through steam. Greater exposure.
    Or buy from you directly, I would assume greater funds in your hands.

    It might be good to have a plan as to what works best for you.

  52. vjojov
    vjojov August 4, 2016 at 3:33 am |

    I wanna korean introduce too ;(
    I play creeper world 1,2,3 and clear all story, and introduce to my friends but they don’t play way?
    “only English” ㅠㅠ 슬프다

    1. vjojov
      vjojov August 4, 2016 at 3:33 am |
  53. dave
    dave August 19, 2016 at 3:02 pm |

    Was thinking about this other day, at this point I think you have a fairly loyal player base. Don’t hurt yourself to make the steam deadline. Post an explanation on your greenlight/steam page what happened and I think that could buy you a lot more time/patience from the people who are going to automatically buy your game/[ creeper world 4 :)] when you release it.

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