December Update - end of the year thoughts and details.
Drifters! It's been a bit of time since last we posted an update. This year has been incredibly intense, crazy, scary, amazing; so many emotional ups and downs. Holiday breaks help to sooth some nerves. I hope you have remained well through it all.
Let's catch up a bit, shall we?
We were nominated at the 2016 Video Game Awards! For two categories! Best Indie Game and Best Action Adventure Game. Wow wow! Although we didn't win our respective categories, it's still stunning to see our hard work up there on the giant screen(s). The experience was great and humbling to be a part of, especially when going up against juggernauts in the action adventure category with budgets in the tens of millions. It was mostly just good to be recognized and hang out, have a moment to celebrate a bit after a very long year.
Thanks to everyone who voted for Hyper Light to be part of that show, and for the gaming outlets and end of year wrap-ups across the industry that have recognized our work. It's so damned humbling to be a part of these discussions.
Remaining physical rewards
All the remaining T-shirts went out as of December 22nd. If you don't receive your order for the Lost shirt from Fangamer in the next two weeks, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to see what may have happened. They are friendly folks.
Prints, SNES boxes, manuals and carts have all been shipping for the past bunch of weeks. You should have received a notification from iam8bit explaining that, unfortunately, they had a shipment that was damaged for the boxes and manuals, thus there was a delay with a set of orders. If you do not receive these above mentioned rewards by mid January, or have any inquiries/address changes you may be worried about, please contact email@example.com asking the status. If there is any confusion on your Kickstarter reward tier, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll clear it up as quickly as possible.
The Art Book is so damned close. We've been receiving proofs - the printer sends out copies for us to scrutinize and come back with any changes - and adjusting the print quality, color, paper stock, layout and so on until we are satisfied. It's a meticulous process that takes a bit of time, so thanks for holding tight with us.
We are pushing hard to get the book finished ASAP; I'll have a quick update on the shipping status once we know a sure timeline instead of any further estimates, though please know it will be soon!
Kickstarter wrapping up
Now that we are finishing up our finaI physical rewards for delivery on the KS end, I'll be posting fewer and fewer updates as the months roll on. We will continue to answer any questions, providing support where needed with any missing or incorrect orders and the like. I'll be transitioning to our devlog for any insightful developments, though mostly we will be entrenched in heavy development mode for the foreseeable future on new projects.
Some new thing(s) to look forward to soon: we're planning to have something special for our Hyper Light one year anniversary on March 31st. I can't provide any further details until that date, so please be patient.
As always, if you have questions, feedback or need help please DO NOT use the KS messaging system since it's a nightmare. Instead, email email@example.com for any further conversations and we will respond as quickly as we can.
It's been a crazy and wonderful ride thus far. I cannot express how much the team and myself appreciate all the support, feedback and kind words throughout this somewhat insane journey we went on together.
Thank you, everyone, for helping to make this dream possible, for first believing in us and then allowing us to prove ourselves with a game that we are deeply proud of.
See you next time, Drifters.