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Thank you very much for responding, I greatly appreciate it. I am also very happy to hear that. I wish you luck in working on the rest of the game and hope that everything goes relatively smoothly from here on out.
I have another question, since it will be in episodes, i assume its going to be much like the Telltale games, where there are about 4-5 and they are not all released at once, and just out of curiosity, about what time will we see a spec requirement for the game, around September or October?
Kittyanonymous, backers will receive all of the episodes on the physical copy.
Well, I was going to ask about about the whole Odd Gentlemen thing, but since it seems like I won't be getting a comment on that I'll ask about something else I've been wondering anyway.
So, for backers who are getting a physical copy of the game, is that physical copy going to include all episodes once finished, or is it just going to be the first episode? (And if we actually are getting all episodes on the physical copy, will we be getting digital versions of the episodes as they come out so we don't have to wait until they are all done to play them?)
I mean I guess I can kind of understand if it's only the first episode if this whole Odd Gentlemen fiasco is true, since a sizable chunk of the money for the game would have been stolen (and by extension a sizable chunk of MY MONEY was stolen). But I already donated a pretty heft sum to the kickstarter, with the idea that I would be getting the whole game and not have to pay even more money later to get the rest of the game. (Especially since the funds I had at the time I donated no longer exist now due to college tuition, so it would especially suck if I couldn't even afford the rest of the game that I backed.)
I mean I don't really blame What Pumpkin or Hussie if this stuff is true. I'm just kind of bitter and feel like I've been screwed over by some third party, with the worst thing being that I can't do anything about it. But I am still a fan of Homestuck and by no means regret backing this kickstarter. I wish nothing but good things for Andrew Hussie and have nothing but immeasurable respect for him and and all the work that he's been putting into finishing Homestuck and working on Hiveswap to create an enjoyable game (not to mention all the shit the poor guy has to put up with).
But yeah, if you could at least answer my question about how many episodes we're getting I'd appreciate it.
We know it's been a long time since the last update on the status of Hiveswap, but we have one in the works for you. We can't comment on anything related to The Odd Gentlemen, but production is moving along and we're looking forward to sharing that progress with you soon.
Thanks for your patience!
Would it be too much to ask for us to get an official word on how all of this has worked out? Even if Andrew and What Pumpkin can't actually DO anything about this with The Odd Gentlemen I think it would be a disservice to the backers to not let us know when a snag as big as that may have happened.
I'm sorry to read that AH had to go through all of that, If you read the comments: Keep up the good work I don't mind waiting as long as you need us to wait for it to get done, don't stress you're doing great.
at approximately 1:05, an individual alludes to what has happened here in regards to TOG's development responsibilities.
please forgive me for linking polygon.
contains an archived version of the original admission from ipgd's tumblr.
i learned about the purported embezzlement mere moments after posting my deriding remark.
TOG should be nailed to a cross. unforgivable.
while homestuck is still bad no amount of awful could ever right the wrongs of a destitute, garbage indie developer such as them.
big regrets on this one
ipgd had to take it down though, did anybody get screenshots or anything?
So I'm not sure how often people check here, but for those who do, I thought I would leave this here. There isn't really a source, but The Odd Gentlemen are definitely backing this up through the way they have been working recently, and I dont see any real gaps in the story, so I'm inclined to believe it.
Brendan it doesn't work. All it tells me is that the survey is over and to contact them if I need to make changes.
You actually change your address. Just go to the whichever tier your pledged for and click "your response" and there should be an option to edit your mailing address there.
Many of us have changed address and I have seen no information about how to update it.
I've sent multiple emails, too, and received no response.
HI, I have recently moved, how can change my address? I'm worried that once this game comes out it would be sent to my old address. Is there a way to update my address?
i have recently moved and not sure if i am going to still get the game how do i change the address?
Two years is enough time to lose interest in a bad webcomic and its rude artist, and it was certainly enough for me. I wish I could take back the good amount of money I gave to this project. Hussie has officially become the most creative scammer on planet earth.
Hey Guys! General Disarray checking in.
I just got back from the scenic land of holyshitibrokemycomputer.
Does anyone know anything about the fabled backers blog or how everything is going
Im way out of the loop and coasting in the stratosphere when i comes to recent info.
Hi. I recently moved and I'm worried that once this game comes out it would be sent to my old address. Is there a way to send you my new address?
The soundtrack comes out with the game right?
It should be the whole "Game" just like how broken age went down.
Hey, sorry if already asked but will backers receive all four "episodes" of the game or only the first one?
@Pat and @Bro You both sum it all up perfectly. Honestly I'm surprised on how good the graphics are! Not gonna lie, I had expected less, but I'm happy that I'm getting these adorable figures that really bring me back to some games I used to play in my childhood. And the plot line?? Seriously, every Homestuck fan has been wanting to know more about troll culture and this is literally an entire game about Alternia!! How can you not be excited?? :DD
Coming out of Comment-section retirement just to back up Pat O here;
I'm not sure what you were expecting out of this, those of you who are complaining about what they've seen so far, but honestly I'm seeing a lot more than I ever expected from this game in those few brief minutes of concept art. I mean come on, an entire troll society flush with characters from all arms of the Hemospectrum? A deeper exploration of troll culture and run-ins with the dreaded, thus-far enigmatic drones? a human character pretending to be a troll in a hoody and fake horns to survive life on Alternia?!?
This is some good shit right here!
So have a little faith, manage your expectations graphically (like they're really what matters in a game like this....) and know that what Hussie will deliver is what the massive nerd always delivers; I goddamned fantastic story wrapped up with intrigue, heartbreak and endless shenanigans.
Keep it real everybody,
Kickstucks still going strong.
Hey i am sorry if this is a silly question, but how can i see what the convention list will be. Like which conventions they will be at?
Fan trolls in game, that's pretty awesome
Thank you, Pat. You just said what I had been fuming about so perfectly.
Well I think it looks awesome. As for all you people whining about 'wasting' money?
I paid $1025 for this. I paid that much money KNOWING it'll take a long time. I thought a release in 2014 was rather unrealistic, so I was unfazed when Dec. 31 rolled by and it hadn't come out yet. Do I regret paying that much money? No. No I do not. Making a game does not happen in a few months. Games take YEARS to make. Look at Kingdom Hearts, it's been over 10 years since it came out and KH3 isn't even out yet. And that is with a huge, professional staff. Hussie had to change the company entirely and decided to bring in AN ENTIRELY NEW CREW, building it up from nothing, to make this game. Frankly, the astonishing part is that after doing that, it is going to come out THIS SPRING. Well, the first part, anyway. That means in less than a year from changing the entire staff, they made 1/4 of the game and almost finished that part from beginning to end. As for the people who claim it looks like shit?
No it doesn't. If you look at the first page of Homestuck and then look at this game, and still think that, there's no help for you. Homestuck has had some unbelievably shitty art in it, and some really incredible art in it. This art? Somewhere in the middle, which matches the spirit of Homestuck perfectly. The level of 3D modeling I've seen in the screenshots of the game are comparable to some Zelda games, and are definitely better than another indie game out there. I believe it's called.... 'Minecraft'. I can't for the life of me see why this is 'bad'. If you're expecting Final Fantasy or Elder Scrolls from HOMESTUCK, then you've been reading the wrong webcomic this entire time.
Having a game with graphics better than Minecraft (granted, its charm is in its simplicity, but whatever) from a tiny company that was thrown together within the past year is AMAZING. Indie rarely gets this good, at the size they're at staffwise. I just wish I could've contributed myself. As someone who has experience with 3D modeling programs, I can assure you that making backgrounds like the ones I've seen is NOT easy. And the backgrounds are static images that don't move! The objects cast shadows, have light sources, and have different textures depending on the material used. I see polished wood desks with slightly reflective surfaces, I see carpeting, I see cloth, I see metal, I see paper. Sure, it could all use a bit more polishing, but that's probably what they're doing now. Preliminary images do not always stay the same when the game comes out; it's perfectly possible that in the last few months of production, they're working on making it look as fantastic as they're able, and we'll all be blown away. If it comes out looking like it does in the screenshots on hiveswap.com? I'll still be happy, because making games is not easy, otherwise everyone would be doing it.
Make a game yourself, and then complain about how long it's taking.
Now, rant aside... I think we will get physical copies of the game right away. They could provide the preliminary data that you install and play on the physical CD or USB, and then they send access to patches. That's how many games are going these days, like Diablo 3 and so on. All you need is to have the original game, and updates will follow. There's no need to wait until they're all done to give us the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th parts of the game. I'm still getting patches on my Sims 3 game, after all, despite only buying the CD(digitally) the first time.
Oh there's a good comparison graphics-wise. The Homestuck game is comparable to Sims 2, possibly Sims 3. Yes good.
Ok tl;dr, the game looks awesome, I am pleased with my purchase, give me game now.
(Oh... I also had a change of address and haven't gotten confirmation either, which is a problem since I am supposed to get signed concept art sent to me. I hope they do send out another survey requesting address updates, this is important)
Let's be realistic. This game was either going to look really good and be incredibly short. Or be a decent game and not look perfect. That's the budget.
Did homestuck look perfect the whole time? No.
Did you love it for the characters and the story? Yes.
Also a reminder that since USB and CD include the whole game and a complete copy of homestuck it can't ship until the game ends, we'll probably get steam keys or something to start with. (you could send the first half of the game but unless homestuck is over you can't send that stuff...)
Wow, such childishness. Unbelievable.
Hussey, your game looks like shit and I cant believe that I spent 100 dollars on something that is never going to exist "in the real world" and if it does is gonna look like a flash from the early 2000's. fuck you andrew hussey and fuck homestuck especially
There is a webpage now~! http://hiveswap.com/
I donated over $100 to this in my first semester of sophomore year. Now its my second semester of senior year lol. I hope it comes this year at least!
Has anybody had any success contacting WhatPumpkin for address change?
@Jennifer oh good. im not the only one doing that.
I'm fondly remembering watching this project take off while watching the Kickstarter page for Exploding Kittens. Ah, memories.
It's been three months and the comic is officially on pause, so I think it's time for another game update!
On the KS FAQ:
"Can Kickstarter refund the money if a project is unable to fulfill?
No. Kickstarter doesn't issue refunds as transactions are between backers and creators directly. Creators receive all funds (less fees) soon after their campaign ends. Creators have the ability to refund backers through Amazon Payments (for US projects) and Kickstarter (for non-US projects)."
So no, you basically cannot get a refund unless Hussie feels like it. You could always try legal action...
I want my money back. There's two and a half million dollars poured into this project and we have heard and seen nothing of its progress which is frankly absurd because Hussie asked for this money on our good will and not because he was actually selling jack. It has been two years and I'm honestly sick of waiting and would really like a refund.
@Cherry this will probably happen but they had to ask everyone in 2012 because a lot of people got rewards in 2012( early '13)... so it was necessary.
Also waiting on this game. I've moved twice since I backed this project. They really should send an e-mail to people when this game is closer to finishing product. Just a simple little "have you moved?" And a link to change the shipping address on file for you. Cuz asking people in 2012 about what adress to ship the game to.... Not very helpful.
Will 2015 close this out?
I *REALLY* hope they pay attention to the address change email I sent. If not, my ex-girlfriend gets the game and I wasted a GIANT chunk of money I could have used at this moment in time.
May we never get farther from it.
One month closer to homestuck adventure game.
Oh Wow i hdnt even heard about The Odd Gentlemen being kicked off the project,
that would kinda explain a bit of the massive delay so far
btw this is probably the last im posting for awhile because i broke my damn computer again,
the screen is flipping out more by the minute so im going until i get another terminal up.
The incredibly poor reception of Wayward Manor can't have helped The Odd Gentlemen's case.
@peter drinovac....could it have been that they weren't a real outfit? For the longest time they only had a tumblr ffs. Domains are cheap, and chances are if you have the resources to build a game one of them knows the basics of web design...even if it just links to the blog. I think they have a landing page now, but I know for a fact it wasn't around when they were announced.