Another update for updating.
This is the 3rd day and funding is now a third of the way there which is neat. Time to answer more questions.
- Animal Buddies!
People have been pretty curious about the animal buddies so here's some more info. Along with the red squirrel backer reward there's 4 animal buddies in the game at the moment but they don't have models so I can't show you them, unless you're eager to see placeholder spheres and cubes. With the exception of the squirrel who leaves peanuts and gifts at your doorstep every morning, the others are mostly decoration which stick around your den (for now?)
As an example of how you befriend an animal buddy lets take the lazy, somewhat overweight raccoon. When you come across him on your bear adventure (and you don't attack him) you can feed it something and he'll move into your den. The other animal buddies can be friended in similar ways.
- Your Bear Den
The den will be somewhat customizable, at the moment you can only upgrade the bear bed but trophies and other ways to decorate your home will most likely be added.
To give you a few working ideas about humans in the game, there will probably be poachers and a possible campsite with campers but this isn't a sure thing yet.
- Beta Testing
People in the comment section suggested releasing a single region for early beta testing instead throwing it there all at once. This might be a good idea.
- Polar Bears
Poooolar bears, like half the messages I get are about them. I am more than fully aware of the polar bear popularity now.
To end this update, tomorrow I'm probably going to upload a video about the bear sunglasses and how you equip them. It's gonna be real dumb though.