Use this space to cheer the creator along, ask questions, and talk to your fellow backers. Please remember to be respectful and considerate. Thanks!
"Confused at the people getting angry at Hussie for not working on the game fulltime when they know the game is being developed by a team of people and not just him.
After working on it for years, they might as well make sure it actually works as intended at the cost of a few extra weeks, surely.
And I don't think we can blame anyone involved with the game for quietly working on it when such abuse gets thrown at them whenever they do mention it."
This was on the latest update page and I thought it could stand to be repeated here. It even says right here as I'm writing this "Be respectful and considerate." I don't really see why people act the way they do or what they hope to accomplish with their rage. Oh well.
Nobody even likes Homestuck anymore. You're making a game for nobody. And you wasted all of our money. Give me a refund.
Okay. So we are past mid-February and no word about the game. I really want my money back. I don't mind at all for all this. Just give me my money back. I'm so frustrated that I don't care anymore of what kind of problems you guys had in he past to get our money robbed, because I never agreed with those studio changes in first place. So just. Give. My. Money. BACK.
email- shoot a message to whatpumpkin. I had the same problem, and they helped me out pretty quickly.
physical address- As I recall, there'll be another survey like the email one when they send out physical copies, but that won't be until all parts of the game have been released, since they'll be all on the same disk or drive or whatever physical version you're getting.
Hello. I've moved houses since I backed the game, and I would like to give the updated adress so the physical copy of the game would be sent to me and not to the wrong adress. Where can I fill in the adress so there won't be any mistake?
What if you changed e-mail and don't actually remember the e-mail you backed with? It HAS been 4 years.
So I've run into an unrelated issue- I honestly can't remember which email I used for this. I had one personal and two school emails, and I used them interchangeably. I've since consolidated to one, but the survey requires my old one, and I can't remember which I used.
Nevermind, I just can't recognize basic coding. All figured out, thanks @RyanG!
Link still isn't working for me; maybe a browser issue?
We made this kickstart happen in October or 2012. Is it possible to get a refund? even partially? I stopped following or caring for Homestuck a couple years ago. 4.5 years is too long to wait for something like this to come out.
There's an extra space at the end of the survey link, remove and reenter.
@MSPA- Survey's busted, help plz & thx!
I'm prepared to wait unitl my deathbed, but id rather not.
Welp, its February. I'm kinda glad i only gave my $25.
Because they don't care about us until they need our money or votes on steam.
They made an announcement on MSPA that the game is delayed several weeks. Why aren't they bothering to give us updates here at all??
Welp, looks like another deadline missed. Sure would be nice if they updated their backers whenever something like this happened...
∆ Almost there, I think its just getting held back for bugtesting or something, I'm really feeling the hype now.
So, two more days of January. Are we still going to see this game released this month?
Jeff: Seeing that you have gotten no response after asking, I think, for the third time, I'm going to guess that either that idea was scrapped or they are going to allow beta testing for a later chapter of the game.
What about the beta test stretch goal?
Like Zach, I need to change my address as well. How can we do this?
I pledged back when this first started, since then I've moved 2 times. I need to change my address to ensure I still get this game (when it comes out)
I'd rather have the $80 back too but at this point I think it's a pipe dream. Anyone who has lost interest in the past.... almost 5 years, is just gonna have to eat this one.
I really don't care about this any more, and I'm not going to play even if it ever gets released. The Homestuck crew have surely made their 2 mil back in WP sales over the past 4 years, so I think they can afford to refund those of us who want it. $55 isn't that much and I'm glad I didn't pledge more, but I'd rather have that back in my pocket.
I've have ugh, y u no proof read annabel
I've have moved as well since I pledged. Is there any way of fixing the address??
Ive moved since I pledged and I was wondering if ill still get a physical copy of the game and what I need to do to fix that address?
What happens to the people who pledged 80$ for the physical copy of the game?
Thanks for the updates, Laura.
Another note of interest for those who don't know... I just follow all the people related with creating Homestuck and on the Hiveswap creative team casually and over the years the most dispiriting thing was the dissolution of the NYC studio for What Pumpkin back when the game was still 3D, shortly after the careful nondisclosure after the TOG money waste thing. Apparently the whole thing is being funded out of pocket since then, and the remaining team, apparently now working over the internet? were grimly determined to work through and deliver a product. So kudos to them? Purely judging from the dropped comments over the years, it seemed like a close thing.
Update to all those who don't know:
Hiveswap has been confirmed by multiple people working on the project that 'Act 1' out of presumably four will definitely be released in January 2017. It was updated on the hiveswap site proper, and in the new trailer released on youtube. For those who have forgotton, the episodic nature was decided years ago and the $15 backers will receive the entire game and all Acts with their pledge.
The game will be in 2D, not involve the main storyline or apparently sburb in general, and then basic plot is that a Universe B1 Joey Claire finds herself on Universe A2 Alternia with Dammek's morail, who she swapped places with a lowblood troll named Dammek, who finds himself on Earth with Jude Harley. Something something end of the universe, doomsday devices, find their way back home, parallel adventures. Dammek's story, if explored, would be a sequel game called Hauntswitch.
Music is by James Roach and Toby Fox. Writers include Cohen Edenfield of twitter fame, Ryan North, and Andrew Hussie. Animators/artists include a lot of people who've contributed to the comic in the past and have animated Collide and Act 7, etc etc. All have been working behind the scenes with apparent excitement and industriousness, even after the apparent bust with The Odd Gentlemen, and the switch from 3D assets to 2D.
Homestuck is still updating, currently over snapchat, 'post-canon' content that will lead up to an Epilogue that has not been posted yet. Probably will be consolidated on the MSPA site later like the 'Credits.'
I don't know why they stopped updating the Kickstarter page, but have been updating all their personal/art blogs, youtube, and Hiveswap main site. Presumably they will update Kickstarter and MSPA proper site when they have more information. I do know not updating Kickstarter with a frequency to your liking is not grounds to a class action suit.
Also presumably, they will send out a survey for updated mailing information if you got a physical game, etc etc for everything else beginning of January 2017. Cheers!
hello to whatpumpkin and andrew hussie: i have recently moved and was wondering how to change my mailing address
To Hussie and WhatPumpkin: I'm looking at the stretch goals, and noticing that the 1.5M goal (reached) states "All backers can beta test adventure game". As a release timeframe has been officially announced, I'm quite curious when this promised beta period is supposed to begin and be open for. Could this information please be included in the next backer update? (Which I'm expecting to be fairly soon since we're less than 3 months from announced release, and I would expect there to be a beta test period of at least a few weeks to avoid a potentially disastrous public release.)
Hussie, you have a month to give your backers an update (I should NOT be finding updates from news outlets like PCgamer. Fuck you.). If we do not get a proper update and apology, I am organizing a class action lawsuit for this bullshit and I know looking through these comments I'm not alone.
You have until December 11, 2016 to post us an update, a proper one, and an apology before I and others take action.
Just came back to check things out, glad progress is happening and I'm really liking the trailer.
Also the plan has changed a lot since the start, maybe It will come on multiple flash drives since it's coming in more than one part? It would suck to be locked out until both parts release.
a reminder backers get the "whole" game on their cd/usb. so... even if part one comes out we may be the last to get it.
Any news about my 15$?
Folks, if you're able to post here in the backer comments that means that they have a means to contact you and ask for current address info. You have nothing to worry about.
Like Rachel Kinlaw said below me, what do we do if we have moved?
Do we need to get a class action lawsuit going just to get an update here? Kickstarter is where you got your money for this and not posting news here for those who financed you is really just plain stupid. For those who haven't seen the twitter update or the website update they dropped a teaser on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch… if you want to get updates moving forward follow @hiveswapgame since they seem to not care about the Kickstarter backers. Supposedly the first episode drops January 2017, so using Hussie-time I guess that means sometime in 2020.
What do I do if I've moved since I backed the project and I'm supposed to get the physical copy in the mail?
Hey, I totally get that bad crap has happened to this project and you're probably exhausted by it all and just want it to be over, but it is inexcusable to not update your backers. I wouldn't even know that a trailer was out without commenters here because Homestuck is deader than a decayed horse.
The trailer does look pretty cool though.
Look, news! A tad disappointed there was no updated for Kickstarters about this but you know, news is news
The new artwork looks amazing, I can't wait to meet Joey! (That is a lie, I have waited and I will continue to wait for Hussie and team to make it a terrific game)
@Stephanie Rainey: It was stated as soon as the game was confirmed to be episodic that everyone who backed would receive all episodes (or acts, same thing) of Hiveswap. We've known this would be the case since 2014.
I agree that not making an update on the KS campaign page is lame, but at least they're finally gonna start releasing the game in January...
Andrew already exhausted the words he was willing to write for the MSPA news post. We'll have to wait another 9 months for him to recharge.
Every so often I remember I contributed to this and hope to see something. Check my inbox, can't even find mention it exists. Track down the kickstarter, no updates in over a year. Trailer appears out of nowhere. What is happening here?