Hope that you had a great weekend! We wanted to share some good news -- the Our Darker Purpose beta is officially live on our site!
The new version ("The Administrators' Archive") features all of the levels, all of the factions, and the full story of the Edgewood Home for Lost Children. There's a ton of new enemies and bosses to battle, new floors to discover, new music from our amazing composer Nate Fenwick Smith, and new items and perks and lessons to help you on your way! We've also tweaked the difficulty down a bit in the early levels and made some other changes to change the pace of the game. As always, this is brand new and there are bound to be lots of ways we can make the game better (and some sneaky bugs that have slipped through playtesting so far), so your feedback is going to super helpful to us. We can't wait to see what you think!
We'll get this up on Humble after we've had it up on the site for a bit, but if you want to try it right now it's available here: www.ourdarkerpurpose.com/community, same as the other builds.
So what's the plan going forward? Over the next couple of months, we're going to tighten the game -- get the balancing right, add more sound effects, fix any new bugs we find, and maybe add a few new surprises for you to discover. The game is going to keep getting better... but we're super excited about where it is right now!
Oh yes, and one more thing... physical rewards! If you backed at a tier where you're getting physical rewards, odds are that you'll have your art this week (and some of them have already arrived).
For the larger poster, we chose this amazing illustration from our artist Caitlyn Kurilich.
For the print, we chose the original haunting title screen graphic from our artist Gergely Gizella.
We hope you like them! If you're expecting physical rewards and nothing has arrived by this Friday, or if something has gone wrong with the shipping or poster, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. International backers, please note that we haven't shipped your rewards yet -- we're going to ship your posters and t-shirts together in one tube. You'll get them soon!
As for those shirts... we've decided to go with American Apparel shirts, and we're currently waiting on a test order. More on that soon!