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True Fear 2: Victim of success?

It’s been a long road, but True Fear: Forsaken Souls Part 2 launches today! True Fear: Forsaken Souls Part 1 was critically acclaimed, broke several records and finally brought us a financial success. We paid back our creditors with enough cash left, our publisher loved us and the sequel, Part 2, was already nearly 50% complete. What could go wrong?

With success came what I saw as a responsibility (or was it hubris?) to make the sequel “even better”. After all, Part 1 was so impactful that our publisher had to redesign their page to for the first time include a “scary” label. We wanted to make the sequel as much of a “step forward” as the original and thought that we could do it. Armed with this naive ambition and the newly-found cash reserves, I set up to personally read every comment and review on the Internet, hoping … Read more