To the Palestine Aid Bundle Supporters!


Hey there!

If you got here through the Palestine Aid Bundle, first of all: thank you for all your support to the cause. It's been wonderful seeing the bundle come together and grow into such a massive charity drive, and I really hope we can make a difference by raising our voices as well.

As you can see, this page holds exclusively a demo and doesn't pretend to do otherwise— it includes two full chapters, over two hours of free high quality, polished content.

The Hayseed Knight's demo is far longer than many of the other paid experiences on itch, or in triple A for that matter. It is work I'm deeply proud of, that I decided to offer for a humanitarian cause that I believe in and that I'm not benefiting from.

But by virtue of there existing more content, some people think they're entitled to owning it and have been review bombing this page.

The Hayseed Knight's first two chapters are, and will always be as long as I have a say on it, free. That is what you're acquiring through the bundle, just one of the many other free experiences that are part of it.

If you enjoyed the story and the characters, and find you really want to get the 7 hours of further content that chapter 3 offers and the future updates, then the only way to do so at the moment is through its Steam Page: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1332990/The_Hayseed_Knight

I hope this will offer some answers if you had questions, and more perspective if you were confused about THK's presence in the bundle.

Hope you all have a good time, and see you once I've got news of Chapter 4!

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The reason I think people have a problem, is you've presented this as a full game, that is being purchased as part of a charity bundle.

The title and the blurb says:

The Hayseed Knight
A fully voice-acted VN about a buck failing to become a knight!

As presented in the bundle, you're gettting the game. A  full game. Then you click to download, and it's just the demo.

Then you go to the game page and says "Oh yeah, it's just the demo, go here to buy the actual game. It's fine, this demo was free anyway!"

I'm just not going to bother playing it, but I figured being you don't seem to understand why people would be irritated at the false advertising, I figured I'd leave the comment explaining that.

Now, if it said "The Hayseed Knight Demo" I doubt there'd be any problem.

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Hey Ovion! Thank you for taking the time to kindly explain your thoughts in detail.

As I've pointed out in another comment, this is where The Hayseed Knight started, was exclusive to for 3 years as I worked on every version, and was meant to always be offered in its entirety as a free game. That was the plan until my health started deteriorating fast last year, and I could no longer afford to keep making a free game due to both the economical costs of paying a full team of voice actors and the physical cost of developing the game.

I decided then to make a switch to steam in order to make sure the game could cost its own development so that I could continue making it in the future.

I'm currently not handling versions across two marketplaces because I'm a one person team working full time in other projects just to be able to afford my medical expenses. This IS meant to continue being its main page eventually as the description reads in the very first line of the disclaimer, however:

Just to reiterate, the itch version is a demo! The full game won't be available here for a while







In the meantime, people get over 2 hours of free, high quality content, much like any other free content out there in the Palestine Aid bundle, which I joined simply to support the cause started by devs I trusted, before it blew up and the gesture ended massively out of context.

This devlog was meant to address something different, however: even if this all wasn't the case, people have access to several thousands of games, assets and handbooks for 5$, in support of an urgent humanitarian cause. They're getting a good quality product they don't *have* to go through, same as you chose not to. I don't understand how anyone can zoom in on one project that failed to offer enough in their eyes and claim they're being swindled, somehow, instead of simply moving on.

Hope that cleared that, and that you have a wonderful day

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That may be true but is no reason to get upset. It's over 1000 games for $5 so to complain about how the dev didn't properly label it as a demo is very entitled, I'm sorry. 

I saw some kind of comic pack on one of the support bundles once that seemed more like free advertising than a donation.

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Entitled gamers are the wooooorst. Thanks for joining the bundle, looking forward to playing!

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regardless if this is a demo or not, it seems like a very nice and charming game to play...

nonetheless, a few bonus items (wallpapers/art/unique in-game items etc) would've been a cool treat for people who would get the bundle.

however i really like that this demo seems more like a semi-full game, with 2 large chapters being free to play. thats very good.

keep up the good work!

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just wondering, will you put the full version in itch after the game is finished? (i'm not saying for the ones who buy it from this bundle, but in general). if you don't want to release the full version in itch at all, maybe you can consider changing the game's title as "The Hayseed Knight Demo" so it'll be easier to sort out.

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Hey there! I do intend to bring THK's full version to itch one day as it says on the description since THK started out on itch, but for now I'm keeping it on steam exclusively. Very much a "we'll cross that bridge when we get to it" thing since I have to juggle a lot of marketing, assets and versions across marketplaces otherwise

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scum.

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I mean, if you're going to take the time to insult me at least be specific over what, sheesh.

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Reported for hate speech.

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"Scum" because they support a charity? Or is it because you feel like you are entitled to more from a bundle that already offers so much that demanding more is like a childs temper tantrum?

Grow up.