Enjoy the 4th everyone! Here's a bit of concept art. Major updates coming soon :)
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Thank you, makopudding, for your comments below. Hearing you say that you won't be satisfied until Gretel 3 gets finished has put me in a fantastic mood! I wish you nothing but the best and I'll be waiting patiently for Gretel 3, even if it takes a long time to finish it.
You're the man, makopudding. You made a free flash game and people are actually getting angry when they don't get more. Whether or not it is right for the fans to be angry at you, you can definitely tell by their passion that you created something incredible!
Keep it up!
Wow. This is ugly. People accusing a game designer of ignoring them and even hating them for not being given a game they "want".
Gretel and Hansel is a good series and I really want to see it continued, but no one deserves that.
Getting a free (F R E E !!) game of pure awesomeness is a gift and should be fun. Enjoy your others games while they last!
Nevertheless... If you'd answer the request of some people (who also follow you, you know) that would be quite a sensitive move.
Hate's a strong word for a quiet video-game designer. He's been making other games since G&H2, just not on Newgrounds--his name is David Bae or Nathan Ratcliffe and they're the only two people who worked on this game directly. Both their names are in credits of recent games.
I do object quite strongly to the popular belief that gamers must thank the developer-gods for every scrap of info or awful gameplay they throw our way. That moves the quality of games and the relationship between fans and developers backwards, not forwards. Free games certainly warrant more leeway in updates than $60, FFF shooters/RPG's by Spongie or Ubiflaccid, but there is no such thing as bad bad publicity...except no publicity. In fact, if Bae or Ratcliffe intend to finance a for-profit third installment of their series, they can only benefit from banging a gong and directing all their loyal minions (myself included, even still) to Kickstarter.
Your memmory may be short, or maybe you just discovered G&H2 for the first time, but, but the game first came out 4 years ago and this news update is 2 years old. In those 4 years we have only seen 3 cryptic concept doodles. It's perfectly alright for Bae and Ratcliffe to have more pressing priorities in their lives and developement cycles. But as long as one of them (whichever individual "Makopudding" is) is still coming here (as recently as last month), the least he could do is take a moment between games of "Phoenotopia" to say so to fans who promoted his work so well when he was first starting out.
Your post is appreciated. And I apologize for being under the radar. I hate sharing no news, but unfortunately sometimes that's all I've got. In the games industry sometimes you aren't allowed to talk about projects and I was under a 2 year contract preventing me from working on the game. But now that is over and we are doing our best to bring part 3 to life. I can't say much more right now but a lot of thought and work has gone into it and Gretel isn't forgotten. Its very hard to make free games for your only living, so obviously we've had other jobs that have also prevented us from completing the game. But I won't be satisfied unless Gretel gets finished. Thanks for posting and caring.
I think to many ppl think it is a duty to give news for something they don't make themselves (cf the guy under), leading to some hatred. Personally I'm hyped because this just mean we might have the conclusion of a wonderful series, thank you.
This jerk's been earning new medals for new games on Newgrounds as recently as last month, so he's not dead, he's ignoring us.
I don't buy that he "needs time". It's been what, 4 years since G&H2? Here are my best theories:
1) He's convinced his ideas are crap or he's bitten off more than he can chew, and is afraid to finish production.
2) He's a pain to work with so nobody can or will work with him.
3) He's a manchild. He can't finish the game b.c. he was kicked out of his parents' house and has no capital to produce it with, much money to fund it.
4) Fundamentalists convinced him that his game is evil so now he only makes gaudy microtransaction puzzle games.
Unfortunately its closest to 4. But I dig all of your other theories. Im not dead, not ignoring anyone. The reality is more complicated but Gretel 3 isn't forgotten and neither are my lovely fans.
Gretel and Hansel 3 ? I just loved the previous 2 ones :]
Good News, but... need New News Mako :S
I don't want the game, i want some news!
Gonna be calm. Look people, GOOD THINGS TAKE TIME! (Can people just listen to that!?)
Yo man, do what you gotta do. I want a quality game just like the other two or something even better.
So take the time you need and bump all these whiners.
It's July now, and still no news
Supporting the game yes, but makopudding post :
iii concept art
7/4/13 so MORE THAN ONE YEAR and not even a message for fans.
It's one of the worst communication ever!!!
Maybe he draw the concept art then he decide to stop the developpement.
So i can say i love these game but i think makkopudding is a little selfish.
Everyone please have patience. I'm pretty sure by the time he gets this game done is when he will announce it on Newgrounds. If there was anyway that we all can help him out is if we support him with relaxation. so don't worry, he will be finished really soon.
REALLY REALLY glad that youre still out there and working on it. The second part was by far the best flash game Ive ever played.
Hey everyone! The possible reason that its taking him so long must be because he is working hard on it. He might be doing this alone, having to do artwork, programming, and even music (Okay, maybe not). But I still believe its going to be released and I cant wait
I'd just like to say that i thought that the music in the second game was awesome and really gave it exactly the right atmosphere. Also just so me and a lot of other people know. Are you at all working on Gretel and hansel 3?
I still have a lot more hope for Gretel and Hansel 3 than for Divine Intervention Part 2. I believe in you, mako.
Why did you let us done man?
This series was my favourite online gaming series to this date. It had a huge impact on the way I look at and review games.
And yet, after so many years, my hopes for episode 3 have diminished.
After two years, I am beginning to doubt we'll ever see this game. I've seen this sort of thing too many times before.
Why couldn't the beta version at least be released?
I've been waiting to do the Beta for this game for over two years... you alright man?
you know what? i would pay a real money to play this game... like really...
it's not dead, that's all i needed to know. that's a sigh of relief that i needed for the past 3 years
Happy New Year!
Well,I'll just queue in on the waiting list for updates...
If there's a chance of part III looking like the pic above: It's well worth waiting until July 2014.
(I wouldn't mind any sooner release...)
4 months isn't exactly soon....still no updates. Man, I really hope you make time for some because I love these games, I guess life has kept you busy, but update usssss! Hope all is well
Gretel looks absolutely adorable.
hi!!! where can I find the 3rd one? :(
maaan, we hope you're fine.
your fans are waiting... ^^
keep on working part 3 :)
I thought you were dead. :|
Did you know you're the only one--THE ONLY ONE--who I ever thought made a game that seemed like it was designed to be great, every step of the way? Like, not at any point did I ever suspect you decided to "let it go" because it was "good enough". There was meaning and mystery behind every scene. You are a god to me.
Now get back to work lest I turn back to false idols!
lol, for the last 3 years, i waited this. Nice to see you alive and kicking xD
Have hope, this will out in next year, good luck ~
so when do think might we be expecting the 3rd part? Im just dying to play it.
All this time... what happened? You never updated us on what was going on with you, seeing you've been having this huge long drawn out gap of 2 years, not saying a single word. Some of us thought you even where dead, MakoPudding... do you realize how serious that is? I mean, third game aside - it was a scary thought to think you had passed on, and no one would ever know about it. :'(
I'm so, so happy to see that you're still working on the project! I had almost given up hope. Can't wait to see the finished game :)
And since you post this i look your profil really more than once a week......
HI I really enjoy your games but could you plz give us. Once a month or one a week some news about your project, it's hard for people who like me go one a month on your profil. And see nothing new.
Hope for ANY news, good luck
Dude I was so happy when I saw this update :D sorry for the really desperate message I sent you XD I mean I was really worried about you being dead or alive XD The concept art is looking awesome :D Someday I'll make something like this :D
BEST OF LUCK!!!!
Your return is glorious indeed.
Jesus christ you are alive ! XD I mean, i'm really happy youre back and make some update now.
i thought it was never going to happen i had lost hope now i don't know what to belive
I can't exclaim enough how happy this update makes me:)
you can see what you did there?, make 2 games, lots of time between them, and still, make them good enough to keep them up beliebing on a third part, and finally, a sparkle of light shows up, is this image, this beautiful, beautiful image promising a game, a game than no one cant wait to play, and still without knowing if there will be a 4th part or more games, you sir are an artist and every single person will notice (forgiven your delays ;) )
Lookin' awesome! Take as much time as you need!
You beautiful man; I was sure you were dead. Not only are you not dead, Gretel and Hansel 3 may yet see the light of day!? That's gloriously awesome. I cannot wait.
And if it's not to much trouble, can we see just a bit more concept art between now and the game's release to tide us over? If it's not a big problem for you and if it doesn't spoil too much?
3 years waiting for this :,)
I cant believe this!
Great, Gretel and Hansel 3 is closer.
Thank you for the update.
I know that the wait will be worth.
That is really cool! I am looking forward to the next Gretal & Hansel game.
can't wait for the next of gretel and hansel !!!! :)
WOW, I canÅ¥ wait for next part of your fammous game(s).
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