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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.
The game is still being worked on and soon the beta version of Exanima will be released for testing. I have insider, alpha and beta access so I can confirm that improvements and progress are definitely being made. Once Exanima is officially released then more updates will also follow. They are just getting things into a state they feel will accurately represent the game before doing any more videos, which should also be soon.
The devs did take a short and well deserved break for the holidays but now all the devs are back and hard at work on the game.
The game is not dead. They are still hard at work and have made some good progress. Patience, gentlemen, patience.
I've tried to ask for a refund, but they wrote they don't offer refunds at this time. In a few months it will be 1 year late from the estimated delivery date and as it stands now, I would surprised if they would release the game this year. I also miss the communication, Warhorse studio constantly tells it's supporters what they're doing. The last video from Bare Mettle was uploaded 14 months ago. Maybe they're more active on the insider forums, but I think only a minority of their backers receive news there. I lost all hope in this project.
I just think they've been posting more to their forum than here.
You can email them at contact(at)baremettle(dot)com. They seem fairly quick to respond.
Dead game is dead
I'm excited to hear what new things you've been working on. I'd love to see some new screens.
-even better, how about a video this time?!
Please keep us in the loop!
any news? the game is dead?
Have amgood holidays? How is the game coming?
Last login Dec 1 2014
a update is needed
i feel we will never see this ,,,ever
The website is down (has been for at least a day). I hope it's nothing serious.
I hope you guys are having a great Christmas season; I'm looking forward to further progress news, Thanks!
Any chance us sub-alpha folks could get an update on progress? The screens from last month look really good, but some more info on the changes from original concept to what's happening nowadays would be super.
You guys do not disappoint. I wish there would be more updates here (not an insider), but the game seems to be headed in an even better direction then what we could expect during the fundraiser. Keep up the good work.
Anyone who has alpha access should check the out the prelude alpha that was recently released. It's a hell of a lot of fun :)
Sounds good, the majority of us do not have access to the insider forum so news has been pretty sparse.