Mini-Update: Continued Development & Forum Access
First, we are readying the next Early Access build (v0.40) for all Backers at $15 and up, which will be available within the next week!
We will send out our next Kickstarter update as soon as the build is live on the Humble Store. The next update will be much larger and with some important info for everyone, so be watching for it, even if you are already playing the Early Access builds.
Over the last few weeks, we have been churning away at features and content… but we have also taken a step back from this daily grind of development, and been reviewing all of the feedback we’ve received about the game. Between the Alpha backers, our own internal reviews, and the feedback from PAX Prime players, we have had a lot of information and critiques to evaluate.
In the next update, we will go into more detail about how we plan to improve the game. But for now suffice it to say that we are working on plans to significantly enhance gameplay and better structure our workflow and schedule. We’ve been expending a lot of thought and effort tackling the design and planning to make it happen, and are nearing the point to begin the refactoring and implementation work required to make Delver’s Drop the best game possible — the game that got all of you (and us) excited in the first place.
This evaluation process has taken a decent amount of time, which is the reason for the slight delay on the v0.40 build. We are grateful for the vast amount of feedback we’ve received so far and are excited to unleash the Beta Backers into the Drop, and hear all about their love / hate / intrigue / despair through our forums.
Ultimately, producing the best game possible is the most important thing for us, and we think that the next update will shed some light on our current thoughts, and give you a great opportunity to agree, disagree, and share thoughts of your own.
...to be continued soon!
Private "Early Access" Forums
Since we are still in the Alpha phase and will be for a bit longer (more about that in the next update as well), we’ve altered the structure of the forums a little bit. The private “Alpha” forum has been merged with what would have been the private “Closed Beta” forum to become a combined “Early Access” forum. We’ve gone ahead and flipped the switch and all Backers at $15+ should now have access to this board: http://forums.pixelscopic.com/alpha/ (Yes, the URL still says “Alpha” but it is indeed available for all Early Access backers.)
Feel free to poke around and see what everyone has said about the game so far, and then let us know what you think! There are boards and threads dedicated to bug reporting, general feedback, requests and suggestions… whatever you want to chat about.
Most newly registered users should gain access to the private forums within one hour of signing up, but if you can’t seem to gain access to the private forum board, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll fix it for you.
As always, the forums are the best place to leave feedback and contribute to the development of the game. We welcome comments and questions below, but for true in-depth discussions, the forums are the place to be.
Thanks again for all of your support! We shall be in touch again soon.
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