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Explore a beautiful, vast and ruined world riddled with unknown dangers and lost technologies. Inspired by nightmares and dreams alike.
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24,150 backers pledged $645,158 to help bring this project to life.

PAX and everything else

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Drifters! We have had some busy months lately. Between GDC and PAX East, everyone here has been pushing hard to get a great build ready for everyone to play.

PAX East

In case you have not seen the relevant post or tweet, we're at the Indie MEGABOOTH! Come by, play the game, say hello, grab a t-shirt or button and bump elbows!

Destructoid will graciously be doing a live stream on Friday at 2-6pm, PST.

http://www.destructoid.com/live-show-we-ve-got-the-full-pax-build-of-hyper-light-drifter-273142.phtml

They'll have a build of the game streaming on twitch, and we'll also do a call in on the show floor to chat with everyone.

Community

Since GDC and PAX have been our focus these past couple months, we have had less time to engage with everyone here. Longer response times for messages and emails, more radio silence on our devlog. We'll be resuming a more regular posting schedule, along with videos, streams and the contest we've been wanting to do for a good while after we regenerate our brains from the conference. It's been amazing to get the game out there; we've had invaluable feedback and a great response, plus it's helped shape development and our future decisions for the better. Once back from PAX we can dive as deep as needed with major events behind us.

Upgrades and Rewards

We're planning to find a good solution that keeps it simple for you and for us to offer upgrades to a few different tiers - primarily from the $10 to the $15 console tier. It's important to us that everyone gets the game on the platform they want, so stay tuned as we sort through the (less than simple) process.

The t-shirt tiers have been fulfilled for the most part; there are a few backers that have yet to respond to the survey, and if you're one, please do so ASAP!

Some Notable Projects

These are some projects that I think deserve a gander:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2084621640/the-breakout

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1055933980/the-hero-trap

Final Bits

GDC was amazing, invigorating, and encouraging. So many talented people showing and discussing amazing things. It's allowed us to hone in on what we need to refine, build upon, or even rework. PAX I'm sure will garner even more integral feedback for us to process and improve the game in ways we may not have considered. Until next time, you handsome souls.

Comments

    1. Creator Mighty Holo Returns on April 12, 2014

      I don't recall what I pledged for, but I know I had several add-ons, guess a shirt wasn't one of them ._.

    2. Creator Dimitri Pinault on April 12, 2014

      I would really love to upgrade my pledge to the physical box tier, if that's possible please =).

    3. Creator metsallica on April 12, 2014

      Did the $100 tier not come with a shirt? It says all previous rewards included. No shirt or survey here...

    4. Creator Timothy Chia on April 11, 2014

      Hi Guys, im a $75 tier donator but didnt receive any survey
      could it be that im in a different batch of surveys or just that i didnt receive the email?

    5. Creator OtoshiGami No. 40723 on April 11, 2014

      crap I missed it.

    6. Creator Timothy H. on April 11, 2014

      Pledge $60 or more

       200 backers All gone!

      SPECIAL T-SHIRT + GAME --- This tier ONLY! Receive a T-Shirt with design by Casey Hunt (see Update #9) plus a copy of the game! All previous rewards included. All awards above this price do not auto-receive T-shirt; it will be available as a stand-alone purchase after the Kickstarter

    7. Creator Riki Insfran on April 11, 2014

      the beta is amazing :D

    8. Creator Franck Mahon on April 11, 2014

      Just checked my emails (spam included) and like others here I can't find any survey ($110 pledge which definitively included a shirt ^_^ )

    9. Creator Johnattan Lozado on April 11, 2014

      Was the survey only for people who added on the 30$ for the Tshirt tier? Will the people that added on for the alternate drifter still receive the alternate drifter?

    10. Creator kirbyxox on April 11, 2014

      I am one of the $10 backers but have yet to receive any emails containing the survey.

    11. Creator AlucardD80 on April 11, 2014

      Can I get a link to the survey? It's been a while and I'm not sure if I even remember any survey (mind you I only donated for the beta or something so idk if I'm even supposed to get a survey)

    12. Creator George Treviranus on April 11, 2014

      Just got confirmation for my shirt. Excited! When is all the other stuff and beta scheduled to ship? :)

    13. Creator Julius Liu on April 11, 2014

      When's the beta!? :) Can't wait!

    14. Creator SMASHWORX on April 11, 2014

      Thanks for the shoutout!

    15. Creator Mike Anthony on April 11, 2014

      @alex I know I did a tshirt add on but don't recall getting a survey for tshirt size, any chance I got missed?