We are still hard at work on the Alpha build and things are looking pretty good. We will be officially alpha by the end of the month of March. After that I am hoping to roll out a closed beta sometime around June. This private build will be for a few testers/friends out there who really want to contribute in making A.N.N.E better but who understands that it is a rough build. Help that will be much needed in order to accelerate the polish/balancing phase. Right now we're still busy putting some more bosses like this guy here:
Yes we are running a bit late (how surprising), but we are rolling full steam and even have a new artist now on the team helping out dishing out more assets. It's been nuts and will continue to be so for the following months I believe @_@. Months go by like weeks. Gotta... keeep. moving.
Here's a little homework for those of you who's name is going in the credits. This is the first draft of the backers section of the end credits. Simply do a [ctrl+f] on the page to quickly find your name in the list. Note that this is a direct copy and paste from the survey files. If there are any mistakes, typos missing names and or anything funny please get in touch via private KS message or comment below. Thank you!
Now a little word about the unreleased demo...
I have been reminded a few times that I did promise a demo a few years back and I never released it. I truely apologise for breaking my promise. However I am without a doubt that releasing a demo back then would have been a terrible idea, like, feeding you white strawberries or a green bananas. It just wasn't ripe and even now the game rippens more and more as everything is coming together. The pressure and realisation that the game would take me longer to make made me promise something that I didn't feel was the right thing to do at the time. I should have said something then rather than letting it slide. Once again sorry. I do not want to have too many demos and data out there. The internet does not forget. I am only comfortable showing the game personally at events for the moment.
And that being said if you are able to attend Pax East this year then make sure to drop by the booth! #17109.
Thanks guys and talk to you next month.