Some of you know that my son is an award winning, independent game developer. He just released his first commercial video game, Miracle Mia and a few months ago he asked me to help with finalizing the game dialogue and putting together a press kit and managing his social media. It has been a fun, weird, and eye opening experience.
Miracle Mia is a story driven, anime, action platformer video game with a tennis-based combat system. You can play it with keyboard or game controller.
For those who don’t want to bother with additional downloads and signups, one can buy the game or download the demo on GameJolt, a hosting service for video games. It’s also available on itch.io, another site that hosts indie video games and doesn’t require an additional download.
(Note: In the last two instances (GameJolt and Itch.io), we are still waiting on our digital certificate, so you get a scary Red Screen of Warning. Trust me, it isn’t malware.)
There is also an original soundtrack put together by a talented synth-wave musician – Ashley Lynn Watts. You can hear the soundtrack on Spotify or, if you are a keen synthwave connoisseur, you can buy the album on Bandcamp.
Upon launch, we were inundated with review code requests. Usually it was, “We need three review codes for me and my buddies,” whereupon we learned of the second hand market for game codes. We were not happy, but it is still visibility.
We were delighted to learn of a core of dedicated fans who not only were looking forward to the games release, but made fan art and give great reviews.
So, if you’ve gotten this far, please recommend to your gamer friends Miracle Mia (It’s the first result on Google and Bing).