Forums & Devs
Hello Again Everyone!
We have almost achieved our $650,000 stretch goal! Thank you for your continued support in this project, and please continue to spread the word so that we reach the other goals as well.
We’ve decided that during the development of the game, to only allow forum access to those that support us on Kickstarter or PayPal. This will provide backers with a more exclusive community, and enable our Moderators to better manage the forums.
Developer Backers that pledged $400 or more will receive access to the forums first. As this group will amount to a maximum of 542 accounts, it will be much easier for me to manage the first week following Kickstarter campaign. We will then work on giving everyone else access to the forums in groups, by order of pledge level.
Each backer will be sent an e-mail requesting that you respond with your preferred username, and we will create the account, and send you a temporary password. This means that backers that pledged higher will be given the opportunity to choose a username first.
Forums are currently using a temporary template. Individual forums will be added/modified depending on our needs and community feedback.
As listed in the rewards, Developers will gain access to the following:
- Private Discussions/Developer Forums
- Most Current Developer Build of the game
That’s a bit vague though, right? That was done intentionally, because I did not want to limit the access that we will be granting or promise anything we may be unable to deliver. Everyone has their own set of skills that they can bring to the development table. Whether it is programming knowledge or years of playing video games, we want your experience and insights on our team.
You will have access to the ideas that we are only discussing within the team, and be able to contribute to the conversation. Before anything is released this group will be aware of it first, which is why a NDA will be required.
That being said, it’s difficult for us to say for certain the exact amount of additional input each backer at this level will have on the game. I imagine that some will want as much control as possible, while others will be content to spectate. This pledge gets you in the front door, but we require evidence of an individual’s ability to think critically, be creative, and communicate with the team.
I hope this update was able to shed a bit more light on Developer+ access and registration. If not, let the questions flow!