Back in the Groove coming for the Switch!!
Just a very short update for you! Nintendo announced today that we will be in their Switch Line-up. Woohoo!! We're really excited about being on their platform as one of their first titles.
Our plan to be on multiple platforms still hasn't changed. We will be announcing the other platforms pretty soon.
We will also be showing the game at PAX-East in Boston, March 10th-12th. I and the team will be there, so if you are able I hope you will stop by and say Hi!! I'm also speaking on some panel there about reviving retro games. That's at 12:30 on Sat in the Arachnid Theater (ick! why did they have to name it that - don't like spiders).
The game is going super well - but it's a pretty crazy push to get to the end. We are still planning on releasing a version for backers early so we can get some feedback. I'm sorry this has been so late in coming - we don't want to give you something we know is filled with bugs - hopefully the PAX-East version will be something we can hand off to you to try out. Stay tuned for more info about that.
Right now we are focused on the networking, and on the game's ending. We're making it so that you unlock new player-characters and get new power-hats at the end of each game. As with so much of this game we want to make it feel very familiar and 'old skool'....just better - so you will be able to walk around on Funkotron, just like at the end of the original game, but this time you can talk to the different characters and to Lamont. He will let you choose from one of 3 power hats, until you have the entire collection of 23. When you own power-hats you get to choose whether or not you want to wear one every time you come out of an elevator, and if you say "yes" it gives you one at random from your collection. Power-hats do all kinds of fun things to give you special abilities - (though a couple of them are also cursed!) Many of these ideas came from you, the fans, on our forum so some of you will enjoy seeing your ideas in the game. :)
I was going to post some images for you today but there seems to be a problem with the server and uploading images. I hear some Amazon server went down so maybe that's the issue. Anyway we'll do that soon.
Feel free to ask questions or leave comments in the comments section. Things are hectic, but I'll do my best to answer them.