Hi backers! Happy Friday!
We’ve got some great news for you regarding the much anticipated additional content! An official release date is on its way, but until then we’ve got this little teaser to hold you over, plus some screenshots down below.
This additional adventure is free for all you backers who pledged 25$ or more for Giana, but we’ve also included it in a reward pack for Project Ravensdale. Every backer who pledged $15 or more to Project Ravensdale will get the new adventure in Giana Sisters:Twisted Dreams "Rise of the Owlverlord" for free. Plus, you will get EARLY ACCESS to the new adventure, so you can try it out ahead of time!
Until next time!
The BFG Team
We have some giana updates, and some other updates for you, first we’ll deliver the goods for Giana.
1. Giana WiiU is currently in submission and we expect news very soon! If you don’t remember how the wait for XBLA and PS3 submissions went, we do, and it’s normal. So try and stay calm, the release is on it’s way and when we get news, so will you.
2. Sweet Dreams mode (AKA, casual-yet-still-twisted-mode) is live on Steam, so give er’ an update and get on your way to ass-kicking. Some of you experienced a few bugs after launch but they should be cleared up, and as always if you experience any issues don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.
3. The DLC is also still on its way, we are still aiming for an end of august release and will make lots of noise at you when we have an official release date.
We’ve pinged you about Ravensdale a couple times in the past and we’d like to make sure that you are up to date on what’s going on at the company.
Currently, Ravensdale is following a similar trend that Giana did with that Kickstarter, which means it’s slowing down considerably as we reach the mid-way point, and need as much help as possible attracting attention. Though our current backers and community are extremely loyal, it’s important to remember that if the goal isn’t reached, the game won’t be made. Here are a few important updates on the project that may be of interest to you that you can spread around as much as you like.
1. Ravensdale will be ported to Linux.
Our linux and mac communities are potentially the most passionate out of the whole group, and we’ve heard you every step of the way, since the beginning of our last Kickstarter campaign. In this Kickstarter update about Ravensdale we cover why we are porting Ravensdale to Linux, and what it means for a Giana port to both Linux and Mac. In the past we haven’t been able to give you much detailed information about when these communities will see ports made for them, but now we can.
2. Mass Effect’s Commander Shepard, Mark Meer, will be voicing “The Captain”, in Ravensdale.
His concept art is being worked on currently so that you will be able to see what he looks like, but so far the wonderful Mark Meer is on board to voice not only the commanding officer in Ravensdale but many of the antagonist orcs and goblins as well. There will also be a female voice added to the mix to voice the knights, orcs and goblins of the two X chromosome variety as well down the road. To check out our full interview with Mark and his involvement with Ravensdale, click here.
3. New pledge levels have been added including In Extremo backstage passes
Check out our reward chart or head over to the page for more details, and head here for details about the band, but the tiers have become more detailed and will continue to be altered throughout the campaign.
Thanks for listening backers, we wish you lots of fun with the latest Giana update and hope you can be as calm as possible waiting for the WiiU release. Project Ravensdale needs as much, if not more help than Giana did a year ago, and we’re reaching out as much as possible in our own communities in order to attract more eyes to the project. The Giana community never seizes to amaze us in its support, keep up the great work!
Take care and sweet dreams,
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