Bring May Flowers
Greetings Kickstarter backers! I'm sure you're eager an excited to play Summoners Fate, so I'm posting this update with an FAQ to ensure everything with our early access play testing goes smoothly.
Early Access FAQ
What is the early access for Summoners Fate?
The early access for Summoners Fate is an opportunity for our community to play test an unfinished, early stage build of our game to
- 1) Experience first hand look at the gameplay
- 2) Help us identify bugs and balance issues
- 3) Provide critical feedback to help shape the development of the game for final release.
How will early access operate?
Early access will roll-out several phases with focused testing objectives. Summoners Fate will include single player and multiplayer, and each aspect will have a unique experience that requires its own testing and feedback. For the initial roll-out of the early access, we have chosen to focus on real-time multiplayer since we believe the balancing for PvP will take considerably longer than for single player. We also believe an initial smaller testing audience will help us rapidly resolve a majority of issues before we expose the game to larger audiences.
During the early access, we will release regular updates based on player feedback to address issues, test different ideas, and add additional content for play testing.
Who can play the early access?
The early access will initially be available to those that pledged at the Early Access reward tier or higher. Gradually, as we stabilize the game, we will invite additional play testers to join the early access community and help us refine the game prior to launch.
What do I need to enroll in early access?
To ensure you have access when the build is released, please ensure that you have filled out your Kickstarter survey (which includes key instructions). Non-Kickstarter backers should join our Discord and Forums as well as register for our monthly newsletter so that you'll be ready to join when the opportunity becomes available.
When will early access be available?
Early Access was originally slated for Q1 this year, and I apologize that I wasn't able to make that date. I am hopeful I'll have the early access available to you next month in May 2018.
For those who've reached out regarding my surgery, I've had some complications with the current phase of recovery (non critical, but nonetheless painful). We've spent time with the doctors this week and have some more follow ups next week that should hopefully get this resolved soon. In the meantime, I'm continuing to work hard as ever to get our game out for you to enjoy.
Just a reminder that we're committed to daily communication on the development of Summoners Fate. Check out our latest daily updates here. You can also subscribe to this forum thread so that you can get daily updates emailed to you. Instructions for daily updates subscription can be found here.
Thank you guys so much for your continued support and being a valued part of our project! We're so excited and grateful to have such a wonderful community.