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Ask Lehrmann - I've just double checked and you should have received a code through as normal. Could you check your spam box just in case? It would've come through from me (email@example.com), I think. I'll email you your key again now anyway. :)
a.a - good idea! I have not compiled notes from our Stolen Name backers yet, but I shall certainly see if there's interesting juice to be pulped there. Mmmm.
I checked my mail as well, and haven't received anything from itch.io except the alpha invite. Would it be a problem to check if everything went through?
So looking forward to this!
Wayne - I've dropped you a mail at the address in your backer profile (h...@...com). Drop us a KS direct message if it doesn't show up?
I'm not receiving any of the updates for this project. I've checked my spam filters and Kickstarter settings but I can't find anything can anyone help me?
Back in November, Alexis posted about the popularity of some of the known Hours among the various Stolen Name backers:
Now that the deadline for Name submission has passed, will there be any posts on the final statistical breakdown? I'm honestly curious :)
Thank you! And thanks to all of you here who've sent in feedback, bugs or equally nice comments like Michael's. Really makes a difference to AK and me - very much appreciated. <3
I am stunned. Your game is awesome. I am hoping for a German localization. Go On!
Thanks for the quick response, I was just a tad confused on how everything would work out so, once again, thanks for clearing things up.
We'll export Steam keys and put them into itch, so everyone will get both. I'm not sure about GOG - I don't know exactly how keys work in GOG Galaxy - but the itch.io version is DRM free anyway. :)
So, I'm not sure if this is a dumb question but, once the game is properly finished, we'll be able to choose whether we want a key for the steam or GOG version of the game, right? Sorry if the question is too obvious, I'm just curious if we'll be able to choose or we'll only get the itch.io version, sorry for bothering.
That is *very* good to hear: thank you!
Holy crap, I didn't expect a game of this sort to be so immediately enthralling--especially not in beta.
Details, details, huh? ;-)
Thanks for the quick response!
Heya! Not a dumb question at all. We, er, sort of forgot to tell anybody who wasn't us. We've sent emails out to every backer with a unique itch key inside. You'll need to create an itch account to redeem it, but it'll grant you access to the beta. Enjoy!
Yeah, I have the same question as William.
Dumb question....where do backers access the beta? I have a link saved from an old update that goes to an alpha build, but nothing since then.
And will the artist lover continue to be separate*
So does that mean the Explorer and the ghoul roll are fused as well? FYI guys if you're wondering how the ghoul in the classic sense is a grave robber. Animal the artist and lover continue to be separate?
We got an effing Steam page when?!? *Sigh* Guess I'm not a true fanboy if I miss something like that...
"So is the magus and guru role fused?"
See the comments here:
So is the magus and guru role fused? And will eventually see the artist, lover and ghoul?
Yep! Anybody who purchases a copy of Cultist Simulator on itch.io will be eligible for a Steam key once we've launched. You'll have to redeem it via itch.io (we can't send them out to you, unfortunately) but we'll send out instructions on how to get your hands on them. :)
Will I get a Steam copy later if I buy the game on itch.io?
Something that may interest backers here (and possibly even Mr. Kennedy): That Which Sleeps, a sort of reimagination of the old god game format in which you instead play an ancient evil that was sealed away long ago but has recently reawakened, is not quite as dead a project as it has seemed for the past year. The lone programmer updated yesterday with a gameplay video.
Assuming for the moment that the project is going to be completed and be more or less what was originally marketed to Kickstarter, the gameplay format should be up at least some of our alleys. You can't act openly without the pitiful mortals banding together to crush you again, so you have to operate in secrecy and bend societies to serve you or at least clash with their neighbors while you build your old power up.
Don't worry, Brittany. I'm sure that when the game is done Mr. Kennedy will take all our senses. Er, census. Yes, that's what I meant.
Hullo! Brittany, it was this survey - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1144821177/cultist-simulator-behold-our-end/posts/2031874 - which only went to backers at £70 and higher.
I never got the survey
Two Hours not on the Stolen Name list are the Black-Flax and the Ring-Yew. They're both of the Woods.
Just in case someone with a Stolen Name wants the novelty of an Hour that is not on the list.
@Nicholas - a tip for if you back other projects; you can look at the tier you pledged on to see what the estimated release is. Generally all tiers will list the same release, but in some cases they will vary.
As a side note, exactly one project I've pledged on has actually released on the estimated month. Most are a month or two late. Some are a year or two late. One project released early but only because the developer gave up on actually making a decent project and simply rushed what he had out.
May! But you'll get early builds by the end of the year.
Hey, if I remember correctly Kennedy gave a projected release date, but I can't remember what it is. Does anyone know the release date?
I finally got a chance to watch the stream your pleasant as always and the people in the live chat were wonderful and congratulations to the happy newlyweds!!
I do have question what were the roles of the DLC ideas you had because it sounds scrumptious interesting!!
And PS as always thank you for having the patience to answer my obnoxious questions.
I was literally looking forward to this and I was at work the entire time no live stream for me����
True story that I thought Mr. Kennedy might find amusing:
This morning I mentioned Fallen London to someone and was explaining the basic premise. His reaction was "Reminds me a little of another game called Sunless Sea"
@Alexis I dug the design of The Last Court a lot! Reminded me of that old-school choose your own adventure books/pen & paper rpgs and I really liked that.
Oh, so recently you've been a part of yet another DA project. Cool! I wonder if it's a major sequel to the franchise? Anyway, I should probably stop inquiring about unrelated topics now.
...to be clear, the Last Court was a Failbetter project years ago. I was guest writer on a different project at BioWare this year.
It was, and thank you! I did the design, planning and core text - Chris Gardiner did the vast majority of the actual writing.
Oh, so the Dragon Age game you worked on was the Last Court? I loved that game ha ha!
You can play all kinds of fun games with tarot cards, not least of which is the Castle of Crossed Destinies.
@a.a. - if I like the finished Cultist Simulator game, and that happens, then I would definitely pledge on it. For just the major arcana... nah. Not really worth it to get some decorative cards.
Personally, I hope they hold off on the cards until there's enough time and free capital to design a full tarot set, not just the Major Arcana. That way you could actually use them to tell fortunes and play games and stuff like that :)
Oh how I hope you still make the cards. I would love that physical art. :)
I can't wait and congratulations I can't wait to hear updates and future updates and your plans etc.
Glaedth: "@a.a. Maybe someone just misclicked?"
They misclicked the 5,000 dollar option and didn't notice until they had made the pledge?
Congratulations! Hope you enjoyed your bacon sandwiches and look at the river.
@a.a. Maybe someone just misclicked?
Congratulations!! Eager to see how this project will develop. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, you've certainly earned it :)
(also, not-so-secretly can't wait to see your adorable daughter again in the later stream!)
"And I am quietly relieved to have got away without a tattoo."
One of my friends (also a backer) claims he saw someone pick God From Blood and then back out of it in the space of a few minutes. I'm left wondering if that actually happened or if he was just seeing things.
thank you! and congrats to us all!
I'm going to sit down for a bit an argument with Lottie about whether I should have a spoopy October Twitter name. You lot are the best. Hang on, blog post I just posted:
stay safe; dream furiously; and one more time, *all* the thank yous.
Yeeehaw!!! Huge congratulations!!!