Funded! This project was successfully funded on April 30, 2012.

Update #11

Status + Rewards + Schedule

What have we been up to?

Our most important task since the project was funded on Monday has been to begin working out a detailed, but flexible production schedule. We hope to complete the project in about 3 months, but as we haven’t raised enough funds to shut our studio down completely, we’ll most likely spread out this production over the next 6 months or so.

Within these past few days, we’ve also begun programming a playable ‘proof of concept’ and preparing for the delivery of your rewards.

Your rewards

Around the middle of this month, Amazon will release the funds we have raised during the campaign. Once that happens, we’ll produce and begin delivering all of the rewards we have promised (with the exception of the game itself). We hope to be able to have all of them in the mail to you, if not there already, by no later than the middle of June.

Future updates

Our future updates will attempt to strike a balance between keeping those of you interested in the development our game informed, up-to-date and involved while at the same time not becoming a nuisance to those who might be simply happy knowing that it’s on track and doing well.

Our updates will report on our progress, show visuals when available and seek your opinions about the game’s design and play. We’ll also begin preparing for the eventual release of the game by asking you to help us to identify the various aspects of the game that may be of interest to future players and come up with the best ways to reach them.

All in all, we hope to be able to ask you for your opinions at many points along the way, from the earliest designs to the late beta.

Production schedule

In general, our production will happen in the following phases
1. proof of concept
a very crude, playable version of the game with temporary visuals and basic functionality
2. complete level
a single, fully functional level of the game with near final, optimized visuals and programming
3. mini game
a bare bones but complete, 3 level version of the game (desert, mountains, city), with the overall game logic in place
4. in-game + animated content
with the AI of the game mostly in place, we’ll be concentrating on building the individual levels and animated clips.
5. alpha
a rough, incomplete, but functioning version of the entire game
6. beta
a refined version of the game requiring final input from testers
7. iOS
the game made available for download for iPhones and iPads
8. Mac & PC
the game made available for personal computers

Let the fun begin!

Again, a HUGE thank you to all of you for making the production of ‘nstaCharge possible!!

Hi-ho, hi-ho -- it’s back to work we go! :D

Comments

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      Creator Tobias on August 29, 2013

      Guess yet another project that bit the dust. Or?

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      Creator Matt on October 12, 2012

      Agree, any updates now that we are a wee bit past the original estimated ship date?

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      Creator Gomisan on October 10, 2012

      I'm curious about where this is at too. I got my physical reward, so that was cool, but what's happening with the game?

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      Creator Heiko Titz on October 9, 2012

      Yeah, an update would be cool. You have achieved the pledge amount - even if I think it is very low to make the stuff you planned including rewards... still: Love this project and I hope you are still on it.

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      Creator Daniel Barber on September 10, 2012

      I share Phillip M's concern. How about an update guys? We like to hear about milestones you've reached but also about obstacles you may have encountered!

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      Creator Phillip M. on September 8, 2012

      No contact since May 7th. Should I be concerned? The game not going to be produced. Very discouraging with the lack of communication.

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      Creator Phillip M. on July 18, 2012

      Any new news? Inquiring minds want to know...

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      Creator Phillip M. on June 15, 2012

      Love the T-shirt!!! Got it today!

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      Creator IKARIA on May 7, 2012

      No worries, guys -- we'd love to have you all as our alpha/beta testers. We'll let everyone know a few weeks before :)

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      Creator Ben Hegarty on May 3, 2012

      Awesome update! It's great that you are keeping us so informed!! As Phillip said, I'd love to alpha/beta test for you guys :D

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      Creator Daniella Jaeger on May 3, 2012

      Awesome!!

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      Creator Phillip M. on May 3, 2012

      Very nice update and many of us contributors would love to alpha/beta test. *Hint Hint* :)

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      Creator Heiko Titz on May 3, 2012

      That is a nice and very detailed update! Thanks and all the best to the project!

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