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Update #21

Life After Kickstarter: Hirings, Moving, and T-Shirts!

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Hello Backers,

It's now a little over 3 months since we started the Kickstarter, and I wanted to give you an update on what's going on at Team Radiant. It's been busy and exciting times for us here, and we're already a very different company than we were back in May!

Hiring!

First, we've grown the team from just Tony and myself to five full-time developers! Stephanie, Albert, and Chris have joined us and are already making an impact on the game. We've worked with all of these guys before. They're not only fantastic developers but really great people as well, and we're thrilled to be working with them again.

New Offices!

Right after the Kickstarter ended we started looking for office space, because we knew only so many people would fit in my living room. One tricky wrinkle to finding space in the Bay Area is avoiding the tsunami of traffic from Google employees all heading to and from work each day.

After an exhaustive search and a few prospects that didn't pan out, we've finally landed a place in downtown Los Altos. The space has a great, open floorplan that's small enough to be affordable but big enough to allow us to grow for the next two years or so.

We spent the better part of last week moving out of my place, buying some cheap IKEA furniture, and hauling it all to the new office. With that out of the way, it's back to work on Stonehearth!

T-Shirts!

I'm happy to report that all backer T-Shirts have shipped! You should receive yours soon. A few of you have not responded to our backer survey, so unfortunately we don't have your address and can't send you your shirt. Please respond (maybe check your spam folder if you missed the original message), and we'll get you your shirt as well.

Major thanks to our brother Chris who handled all the logistics of collecting order information, printing the shirts, and HAND-SHIPPING over 400 packages. Yay Chris!

We're working on producing the posters now. And will get those out to you as soon as we can.

Future Updates?

That's it for now. One big question for me is, how do you guys want to receive updates? The best way to follow our progress is to check out or devblog at http://stonehearth.net. My thinking right now is to reserve Kickstarter updates for more major accomplishments and not spam you guys with every little update. But you tell me. 

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      Creator Timothy Card on November 13

      Hey, was the survey only for people for t-shirts or for every person who backed the project? If not and is info on how to receive the game and stuff among that subject, can I get a resend then?

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      Creator Thomas De Groof on November 13

      hi I never received the survey email. and i checked all my folders. would it be possible to get a resend.

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      Creator Edwin Yeung on November 3

      Hi, could I get another survey e-mail as well, please? I might have deleted mine as well.

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      Creator Kevin Honan on November 1

      Completely lost track of the game and I havent checked in months, any way I can get another copy of the survey, I definetely deleted it.

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      Creator Kevin Flynn on October 21, 2013

      Monthly updates would be nice, just to hear from you. I dont follow forums, blame EQ for that!

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      Creator David G. Rodriguez on October 8, 2013

      1. Is there a way to get a shirt after the game comes out be it different (like non metallic ink, since i didn't get to back it at the time)
      2. I don't mind the distant updates. But maybe record a video and speed it up, and add in an vocal update on progress for those who want frequent updates.

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      Creator Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven on October 1, 2013

      I would appreciate regular updates on Kickstarter. While I would love to keep track of your website and blog, I support quite a fair bunch of Kickstarters and I just cannot keep up to date on every individual blog or forum, next to work and normal life.

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      Creator Joshua Wright on September 26, 2013

      so when is the beta coming

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      Creator ozymandias on September 26, 2013

      Asa a backer, I think that updates should be made first and foremost on kickstarter. Anything outside of kickstarter is extra....

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      Creator Nhi Nham on September 26, 2013

      I just found out that there going to be t-shirt given out. I'm a backer and I couldn't locate survey email from the team, is there a chance that I can get the t-shirt?. Sorry for the late noticed :(

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      Creator Hip Uncle Z on September 25, 2013

      Great update. Glad the move went well.

      I like the idea of a thorough once a month update here, with smaller updates on the blog.

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      Creator Michael A. Petersen on September 20, 2013

      I'm fine with updates through Stonehearth.net

      But major updates and info is nice to get by e-mail.

      I am really looking forward to see this game! And looking forward to the beta:)

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      Creator jimmywolf on September 14, 2013

      got my shirt today love it, looking forward to beta next!

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      Creator Simon Boigelot on September 12, 2013

      Yheaaa just receive it :D Thanks ^^

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      Creator Jared Brasher on September 11, 2013

      Yeah a monthly update with the latest progress sounds like the best plan to me.

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      Creator Austin48 on September 11, 2013

      "The best way to follow our progress is to check out or devblog at http://stonehearth.net."; (Last paragraph of this update)

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      Creator Austin48 on September 11, 2013

      @ Ryan suzara
      Dude that's why they have a blog. said they'll be continuing desktop Tuesdays after the kickstarter ended and they have. They've also been doing live streams on twitch which they announce in their blog. They said all of this on the kickstarter too

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      Creator ryan suzara on September 11, 2013

      Major updates on here once a month sound good. But I think you guys should make an official facebook page for every little update. I wouldn't mind seeing those on the feed!

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      Creator Krom on September 11, 2013

      About the shipping...
      Are tou affilliated with someone called Joseph C.?
      There's a mail waiting for me at the customs, which was not declared correctly and all I know is that is was sent from USA by that Joseph C.

      Ah and yes, more updates would be nice for sure. :)

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      Creator Tobi (Crusader Kickstarter pls!!) on September 11, 2013

      once a month on kickstarter would be great for me.

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      Creator Daniel Felix on September 11, 2013

      I would prefer kick starter updates too, as they are one or two updates a month.

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      Creator Jack Wood on September 11, 2013

      Yeah once a month sounds just fine.

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      Creator Waqqas Hanafi on September 11, 2013

      Major updates is fine... once a month would be ideal.

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      Creator cpt_freakout on September 11, 2013

      I also wouldn't mind having several updates a month via Kickstarter. Like many around here, I'm backing several projects already, so the KS newsletter style of updating makes it much more easy to see what's going on with everything. :)

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      Creator Richard Neilsen on September 11, 2013

      Updates on a devblog are okay as long as you have a reliable RSS feed for it.

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      Creator Christian on September 11, 2013

      Updates for on kickstarter please!

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      Creator Robert Kitzmueller on September 11, 2013

      I prefer updates on kickstarter, instead of having to read a lot of devblogs. At least once a month would be fine.

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      Creator Jeff Moats on September 11, 2013

      I would prefer some kickstarter updates at least. No need to go overboard, but a few updates a month would be nice.

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      Creator Keir Symonds on September 11, 2013

      Yeh I prefer major updates :) Good luck in your new office!

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      Creator Jeff on September 10, 2013

      I would like a minimum of 2-3 updates a months here. I have so many projects I have Kickstarter and would rather the info get sent to my inbox vs spending 2-3 hours hunting down info on my supported projects. Those that chose not wanting updates can turn them off in their settings in Kickstarter.

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      Creator John Dalton on September 10, 2013

      Monthly or fortnightly updates via Kickstarter would be good. I don't mind being directed somewhere else to read it (e.g. a blog post) as long as I don't have to log in - I hate having to create separate accounts on everyone's external site just to read updates on a project I've backed.

      (I don't mind private backer forums, etc, as long as they're optional!)

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      Creator Ethan Unken on September 10, 2013

      Major updates on here is fine x3

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      Creator Vagabond Sam on September 10, 2013

      Major updates on Kickstarter is fine with me ^^

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      Creator Narq on September 10, 2013

      I vote for major updates via Kickstarter. Those who like to micromanage their project updates can go to your devblog.

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      Creator James Fitzwater on September 10, 2013

      Kickstarter for big updates sounds cool. Gratz on the new office!

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      Creator Avery Ockomichalak on September 10, 2013

      can i get the mac version instead of the pc please because i only have a mac

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      Creator Nendrel on September 10, 2013

      Yeah, monthly updates will be fine.

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      Creator Ken Burwood on September 10, 2013

      I prefer only major updates here on KS--can always go to the blog for fine grained details.

      @Ben, no they haven't sent out any surveys for that kind of info. I wouldn't expect that until much later.

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      Creator John Back on September 10, 2013

      Updates: your current policy is SPOT ON. I've had a hundred updates from some kickstarters, all of which were inconsequential. What a waste of time.

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      Creator Ben Papasergio on September 10, 2013

      Have you sent out emails for whether we want PC or Mac and all the other details, or am I just worrying too much?

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      Creator gandalf.nho - Huntress OOoE/WoOS/Torment on September 10, 2013

      Will like at least monthly updates too

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      Creator Timotheus on September 10, 2013

      Another vote for monthly updates here!

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      Creator Radiant Entertainment on September 10, 2013

      Thanks for all the feedback! We'll aim for an update around once a month.

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      Creator ClassicGMR on September 10, 2013

      I'm another fan of monthly updates as a standard. Monthly lets us know you're alive and kicking. :)

      Also, if you have a major breakthrough or big announcement you can send that right out.

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      Creator Matthew Peck on September 10, 2013

      Well cool. I lived in Los Altos for a few years as a kid, about a quarter of a mile outside of downtown on Los Altos Avenue. I went to Bullis-Purisima before transferring to Nueva, and decorated several store windows during the annual Halloween window painting. Fond memories!

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      Creator Jeremy Doan on September 10, 2013

      It would be nice if you guys kept updates on the Kickstarter as it sends us backers an email. It's nice to see where you guys are at.

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      Creator Chris Chen on September 10, 2013

      Any possibility of simultaneous updates? I check Kickstarter more frequently, though. And only simultaneously IF that doesn't take time away from the game... The game takes precedence over all!

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      Creator Joshua Hicks on September 10, 2013

      I'm totally cool with getting spammed :-)

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      Creator Chocwise on September 10, 2013

      Regarding the updates, it's perfectly fine how you did it til now. Post on your blog and give a shout out on Twitter

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      Creator Jalister - OOoE / WoOS / SoSR on September 10, 2013

      Important updates here would be great. I have so many backed projects, that I need the important updates to be in one place. Especially release notices.

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