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a update Please
I responded to you once already in a different comment but it's worth repeating: progress on Exanima IS progress on Sui Generis. Everything they're working on for Exanima is also necessary for Sui Generis.
Their current focus is to finish Exanima and then use all of the assets and mechanics that are now fully functional (thanks to being thoroughly tested in Exanima) to finish Sui Generis. This will make Sui Generis a much more polished and complete game.
Hey there; I've commented several times in these forums without reply, which is very concerning considering the nature of the question has not been addressed; Previously (before Exanima was announced last year) you had done a good job of offering updates on the progress of Sui Generis every 1-3 months.
Since Exanima was released - a game which you have called a prequel to Sui Generis - we have heard nothing about progress on Sui Generis. You have confirmed several times that Exanima is *not* the game we backed, it is merely a holdover until we get the game we all paid for and are looking forward to.
However, information about actual progress on Sui Generis itself has been completely absent for the last year. I'm not exaggerating; even as far back as October 2014, the only information given in updates was about "the Prelude alpha." Nothing on Sui Generis.
I'm writing because I'd like to hear from you about the actual game. I feel it is reasonable, after a year, to wish to know that progress on *actual Sui Generis* is still happening, and where you're at, and what you've been up to in terms of getting that going.
I get that Exanima was an intermediate goal and that producing it has allowed you to pursue certain proofs-of-concept and see the community's reaction to the ideas you have presented, and that's great. I'm not suggesting that there is no value in producing Exanima. I would simply like to know what is happening in the terms of Sui Generis, rather than this other project which includes some of the same ideas.
Considering it has been a year and my other two such requests have gone unanswered, if this also goes unanswered I will begin to seriously question this project. Which would make me sad, I've believed in you guys from the beginning and I'd really like to see positive results, but this whole Exanima distraction combined with relative silence on the Sui Generis side of things has me worried.
this look cool :)
Game is not full release yet, beta at the moment.
Hello - I sent a message via Kickstarter, but haven't received a response. I haven't received my links to download tie final version of Examina. I did get the download for the beta, but not the final version. Could someone send me the links for the final download? Thanks!
I totally did not notice the name change. Btw the game is great.
I forgot about this game during the development over the past few years... Downloaded last night and holy cow. Never been more frustrated and genuinely to come home and play a game in a long time. You guys did amazing!
I concur on a GOG release done the line.
This game is too beautiful and awesome to not be among its species with the classics of old. :)
scratch that, found em :)
I can see no keys in my account page, tried to look yesterday to no avail so waited for today, where am i supposed to look? i have no email with any keys either
Oops, please delete my last comment as I found the direct download link at your site ^_^
"Exanima is now available for download to all our backers."
Please consider GOG for those of us backers who do will use STEAM in any way and who backed the project -ENTIRELY- because of its promise for DRM alternatives :)
To get out of the first room left click on the door, hold the button down and drag the door open. Some doors open towards you while others open in the opposite direction. If a door is locked when you attempt to open it you'll hear a clicking noise that signifies it requires a key. I highly suggest you read the quickstart guide located in the game options menu.
How do you get out of the first room? Completely stuck for 30 mins
I am live streaming Exanima beta gameplay here:
Come watch and chat! :)
I suggest you read their Kickstarter updates. They explain everything quite clearly. But a simple answer to your question is that Exanima is a prelude to Sui Generis. If you want to know more read the in-depth updates ;).
ok what is Exanima ?
what happened to Sui Generis ?
I'm afraid we're not ready to support additional platforms just yet. Hopefully this will change soon.
If you're having issues with the installer you might want to try downloading the self extracting archive instead.
The game is available directly from us and is completely DRM free. If you are not a backer it's your choice how you obtain the game and you will be subject to whatever your chosen distribution platform features.
So very excited for Examina! I've been anticipating this day for a long time!!
@mikebert The game is still DRM free from their website, granted you are at an appropriate contribution tier.
Hey hypocrites, what happened to DRM free?
Anyone else having problems installing this on windows 10 build 10041? It hangs at 100% on 'extracting files'.
No Mac support for the beta? :(
For the moment only backers with beta access, but we have submitted Exanima for greenlight (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/…) which seems to be going well so far and once it's live on Early Access all backers will receive a copy (including a Steam key).
Thanks for the update. Does everyone get to participate in the Exanima beta or just the folks who kicked in for the Suis Generis beta tier and above?
Thank you for the update. I'd love to try out the beta but the link you gave is coming up with a 404 error.
Victor, they were doing some site maintenance earlier and some things on their site have been having issues since. They are aware of the problem and it should hopefully be fixed soon! :)
And just to note, the beta really is quite amazing! Thanks, Bare Mettle, for putting so much effort into realizing your dream without compromise. It is a very refreshing thing to see and I'm excited to see what the future has in store.
Thanks for the update. I backed you guys because it looked like you were making something slightly off the beaten path gameplay-wise. Personally (and speaking only for myself here), if it doesn't turn out the way I'd hoped, it'd still be worth it as an experiment. £160K really isn't much for a project like this... Hope you'll finish soon and that you get to keep your sanity too!
I had totally forgotten that I backed you guys on this one. Now I have a question. I am not sure if I created an account on your website. I would love to try the beta and also get the game when it's done. The log in link in the e-mail shows up in a 404 error and I don't seem to have a forum account. How do I solve this?
Why? We're very receptive to criticism and we act on it. Just using the word criticism doesn't make you defensive, most of the criticism we've received has been constructive to say the least and we've embraced it.
Haven't been part of the forums, but I have to say this update comes off pretty defensive and, I'm sorry to say, childish: 'We're brilliant and any critics just don't get how brilliant we are!' Does not bode well for the health of either the community or the product.
From your first post I have been wanting to see your dream realised and now we are one step closer. I can't wait to play Exanima. Thank you Bare Mettle for all the hard work you have put into this project. I am so happy with what you have achieved thus far.
Congrats on the beta. When do the other 50% of your backers get a taste? That sounds meaner then it should maybe. Email just got my hopes up I guess.
You picked the perfect day to comment. Check back later today ;)
An update would be nice, been about 6 months
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Apparently I never got an account email and only just realised I could be trying this out after forcing a password reset T_T ... Dont know how I've managed to miss all the email updates.
We've recently done a very big update to the prelude and with the help of our alpha tier backers we've been hunting down and fixing every bug and making various improvements. The game is working great now and already has a lot to offer, we're just about ready to go beta and lift the NDA, this will be accompanied by an update of course. A full relase to all backers is close, at the moment we're working on a release trailer and adding more content.
We apologise again for the lack of recent updates, it's just been a very hands-on stage in development and we're doing everything we can to get something solid in your hands. There has been a very real and in depth interaction with alpha and beta backers on our forums. We are very present there and we take everyone seriously, if you want to get involved don't hesitate, interact with us! Our forums aren't just for insiders.
Since development has gone nearly a year beyond what was expected and the prelude isn't even out, is there going to be enough money left to finish the game?
2 Feb 2015,,,, interview ,,,,,but the cant update us ...last update was ,,,Oct 25 2014
The developers are still selling $60 "early" access passes to an Alpha of a prelude title.
This is more than two years after the funding phase was supposed to have ended, about nine months since regular backers were originally supposed to have been granted access to the full game, and about six months after the most recent estimation of the release date of the prelude title.
There has been no communication with Kickstarter backers about what went wrong. Information about the present state of the project is available only to people who bought in for at least $30, and protected by an NDA.
There has been no public commitment to any kind of release schedule.
My attempt to contact the devs through Kickstarter late last year has not yet yielded a response.
The worst part is that, despite the present state of affairs, I still can't help but feel hope for the project. Here's to hoping for some updates soon, and that the game may eventually be released in some form.
a update is well over due
Checking up on this project. Glad to hear there is progress but I would love to see a full update soon. Transparency is vital to keep people happy.
In case you don't know guy's :)
Great to hear, looking forward to it :)
Sorry about the lack of updates. Since releasing the Exanima alpha we've been working on the last major improvements and features, there have also been a few changes in priorities based on feedback. Our recent updates have been targeted at people who have had some experience with the game. The game is in a much more complete state now and we're eager to get it out to the rest of you, also so that we can have more open and meaningful communication.