Data Hacker: Reboot
Hackers, to attention!
I'm just keeping you all up-to-date with the status of the project! Reboot is due to release on Steam's Early Access (I want to add a load... Read more
So hey! If you've been following the exploits of New Reality Games, you'll know that we launched a campaign a little while back for Data Hacker: Reboot, only to fall... Read more
Today is a glorious day! Data Hacker: Initiation has recieved a Green light from Steam!
I just thought I'd let all you wonderful people know :)
Top 100 on Steam Greenlight!
Just a quick one guys. I wanted to let ya'll know that Initiation is officially in the top 100 games on Greenlight! Honestly, I thought such a thing would be... Read more
Data Hacker Corruption
Well well, for those of you who haven't been keeping up to date with the happenings over at Studio 69, I'm exalted to announce a grand total of over £6,000... Read more
Ladies and gents, your attention please! Fantasyche will be released shortly, and as such I've begun putting things together for work on Corruption (which I'm incredibly excited about, I hope... Read more
To those of you who are Journey backers of this campaign, and have not been keeping up-to-date with Studio 69's goings on, get in touch for a link to the... Read more
Isn't it great...
... when you fix one thing, and it causes more problems?
Well, to alleviate an issue CAUSED by the latest release, here's a remedy patch that I've been agonising (WHY... Read more
A quick note on patches...
Hi guys, I had a thought. Just to make sure you're all clear on the matter, each new patch brings the game files up to date. So, you don't have... Read more
Had a nice couple of minor bug reports, which have all been fixed, rendered and uploaded. You can download it here: HERE, if you wish.
Change log is contained within!
Physical... Read more
Another patch for you guys. This fixed a crash that one player has reported through Desura, which I hastily fixed to prevent anyone else from experiencing it!
Hello ladies and gents!
Following a few bug reports that have been sent my way, I've got a new patch for you. The patch instructions contained within detail the fixes... Read more
New Project is live!
But that doesn't mean I am no longer providing support for Initiation! I've sent the final packages off (if you experience any problems, get in touch). I'll still be uploading... Read more
Newest patch available here: https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/datahacker/data+hacker/DH.Initiation+FV1.2f+PATCH.zip
Any more issues, keep me updated guys :D
Final packages are going out very soon! I have finally received my shipment of printed disks, and have... Read more
Finally! We're live on Desura. To check out the profile and vote on it anonymously, check the link here: http://www.desura.com/games/data-hacker-initiation
I've settled on a price of $6.99. I think this is... Read more
New Patch, Boxed Copies, Trioarch Deluxe!
Hey guys, there's a new patch available. Feel free to download and apply :D
As for boxed copies, I'm sorry for the delay, but I'm still waiting on some printed... Read more
Patches! And more!
Ok, so it's not a tiny file, due to the encryption methods of the game engine, but it's half the size of downloading a fresh game installer every... Read more
New release tomorrow
It seems that a minority have been having major issues with a non-integral script. To combat the issue, I'll release a new version tomorrow without that script. Your existing save... Read more
As expected, we are still digging up a few minor bugs here and there. Not to worry, I'll work on them over the next couple of days and get them... Read more
A couple of you have messaged me about gamepad setup. Granted, the engine has an odd method for setting these up.
So! Plug your gamepad in, load the game up... Read more
Weird. Anyways, here's the gameguide (again)
I've uploaded the guide to my dropbox. For some reason, Amazon REALLY messes with the .pdf.
If you have any problems with THIS download, please let me know.
I've also... Read more
Seems I've been a little hasty.
Turns out my messages haven't been reaching the coder, and as such, we're back on track to get Trioarch finished.
I'll let you know when I'm done and start posting... Read more
Data Hacker Final Release (Standard)
Ok, so here's what's going down! I'm totally nervous right now, because this is major!
Anyways, since we've encountered a few setbacks and Trioarch isn't yet ready (I've... Read more
Here's a snapshot of the working Trioarch Demo, now that the background art has been delivered to me! Hopefully, we'll be able to finish up very soon.
Thanks again for... Read more
Just a photo :)
Here's a photo of all the remaining rewards that I need to send out, as soon as the game files are complete and I can burn the disks off :D... Read more
Hi guys! I've begun sending out reward packages, to those of you who have opted for a digital copy of the game + merchandise. As soon as the game disks... Read more
Nearing the Finishing Line
Yes! Testing is all but complete (but don't worry, I'll be continuing to provide support if we have missed anything), and the Trioarch script is nearly good to go!
I'll... Read more
A little behind schedule
Unfortunately so, but not so unexpected I suppose. Sorry about that! I mean, I could release now... but I'm still picking up a few small bugs here and there.
I've... Read more
Progress Update, Cover/Catalogue Art
Hey guys! We're on the home stretch now! And nearly on target! Heh.
So, all content is now COMPLETE. Being riddled with a disease I like to call 'Creativitis' (not... Read more
New Test Version to be Released
As it turns out, we're going to have to release another test version. This puts us slightly behind schedule, unfortunately. No matter!
I have contacted Desura once again and should... Read more
Still missing surveys/designs
Just a quick note, if you've still not sent in your survey, or you've opted to name/design a character/guild and not sent me to design specs, time is running short. ... Read more
Website is down.
Just a quick update to let you know what's going on. Well, the website is down; I'm going to be moving to a new provider shortly.
I urge you all to... Read more
It's been a long couple of weeks! Won't bore you with the specifics of my personal life (including hospital trips), but suffice to say I've still been working hard on... Read more
Spread the love :)
Just a quick update to let you guys know about another Retro-styled RPG that's being developed by a fellow Englishman, crumpets and tea. Ahem. Nice guy. I've been chatting to... Read more
I've begun making lists so that I can order up all the merchandise and distribute all rewards effectively, and I'd just like to say a massive thank you for the... Read more
I just wanted to post a quick update to let you guys know where we stand with the project.
I've made a long list of changes and fixes, all of... Read more
Surveys / Just a big of fun :D
I've had the vast majority of surveys back within good time, but if you haven't sent yours in, what's keeping you? The sooner you do, the sooner I can sort... Read more
Ach! I forgot! But I've been reminded now. I've crunched some numbers, and you can all award yourselves an additional 10% C, rounded up to the nearest full digit, as mentioned in... Read more
Surveys are out!
I've gone through the (strangely) laborious process of sending all the surveys out!
Kickstarter has some strange methods of setting surveys up, namely; some of the questions may not be... Read more
£3k, 1000%, around $4.8k!! You guys!
We've done it! We've officially climbed atop the £3k hill, equalling around $4.8k and 1000% of the original target!
This means you guys are going to get a multi-level dungeon,... Read more
A Quick Update!
Just a quick one to say, thank you for helping us reach the £2.5k mark!
We now have the following additions to the game: Backer's support skill, Pet Dragon (increases... Read more
A BIG UPDATE! And an even bigger 'Thank You!'
As I sit here, drinking my hazelnut coffee, thinking back... I am lost for words. To think! A university dropout with nothing but a software package (or two) and a... Read more
Nearing the end of the Kickstarter Campaign!
Hey! I've got a banner up for Paypal pledges, and have begun setting up the website to accept packages for those who will have missed the Kickstarter campaign.
We're also... Read more
100 Backers! Stretch Additions!
Thanks to everyone who has offered their financial, technical, moral and opinionated support so far! You guys have helped to shape the game world with your insatiable appetites for the... Read more
Two weeks to go!
Hello you wonderful people! It's been an amazing journey so far, with oodles of support and interesting conversations, not to mention financial support that will allow the project to really... Read more
Demo V1.3 is out!
Hey guys, here's the change log for V1.3. Main link is on the project page, I'll get mediafire and torrents up as soon as my benefactor has time to sort... Read more
New Project Video
I've used the developer's playthrough to create a new project video, with a new introduction from myself. I'm a bit more confident on camera, though it's a bit more zoomed... Read more
Hoodie and T-Shirt Design #2
I'm hoping to include a number of options for you guys to choose from when ordering Shirts and Hoodies, and here is the second design you can pick. Hope you... Read more
Demo V1.2 can be found here ladies and gentlemen!
I've ironed out a LOT of bugs, as per your reports, and hope that pretty much everything is in good working order!... Read more
I've linked to the newest iteration of the demo on the main page, so good luck and happy hunting!
It's like Christmas all over again!!
I opened up the most wonderful package today! Have a look at the prototype for the exclusive Hoodies, as modeled for us by my awesome girlfriend!
2013 Demo V1.1
Hey guys, I've been working tirelessly to fix all the bugs that have been submitted to me. Hopefully, they're all fixed. Check out the V1.1 demo at the link below!... Read more
So, here's the new demo!! Any problems, give me a buzz.
Couple of notes: I know a few of the bot paths are still a bit screwy. Other than that,... Read more
£1500 Stretch Goal Reached! (More or less)
So maybe I'm being impatient! We've hit £1491, which is as good as hitting our stretch goal that will allow me to implement a second playable character arc. This player... Read more
It has been brought to my attention that there was a slight flaw in the rewards system. Kickstarter won't let you change any rewards that have been claimed, so I... Read more
Physical Copies of the Game, Plus Gamepad Update
Here's a video showing the new print of the physical copy of the game (how do I have the time to do all this?!), plus a proper mock-up of the... Read more
New demo due out this week!
Excited?! I am!! Anyways, here is a list of changes you can expect to see from the old demo (this list is not inclusive, there may be some things I... Read more
Stretch Goals Update
Just a quick note to let you guys know that I have updated the stretch goals, so hopefully they provide something for everyone. Just a quick note on the £7k... Read more
Backer vs Sponsor
Just a quick note for you guys. Anybody pledging for the 'In it for the Journey' or 'In it for the Journey 2' rewards will receive 'Sponsor' title, both in... Read more
Developer's Play Through
Hey guys, I've woken up this morning with a stinking cold, so excuse all the sniffing and such in the video. As requested, I've done a quick play through the... Read more
Save+ Stretch Goal Reach!
Thanks to some unbridled generosity across the board, we've hit the stretch goal for a save+ feature!
This will allow you completists to replay Initiation after you've completed the main... Read more
Hoodie and T-Shirt Design #1
Hey guys, just before I sign off for the night, here's an example of the first design I've done for the shirts and hoodies. It's simple yet gets the point... Read more
Optional Reward Content
I've implemented all the optional content available in the rewards section today, including the stretch goal legendary weapon and armour set. This set is available to ONLY backers of the... Read more
£1,005! $1620! E1223!
I am lost for words. I really never saw this project hitting much more than £300, and we've done that 3 times over with still a month to go!
We're... Read more
A very merry 300% funding!
It's Chriiiiiiiiistmasssss! (According to the band Slade), and we've hit a massive 300% funding with over a month to go!
This has allowed us to hit the Short Film/Animatino stretch... Read more
All I want for Christmas!
Hello loyal followers!
I'd like to present you you the first draft of the case design, which I'll have printed up 'properly' sometime within the next week (this was just... Read more
It's (not) the end of the world!
Good job too! Got a game to finish!
Just thought I'd let you all know that my list of things to do is growing shorter and shorter. Here's an idea... Read more
BBC Midlands Today Interview
Ladies and gentlemen, I bring to you my interview with the BBC, which has kindly been posted to youtube by the chap who interviewed me. Enjoy!
Christmas is fast... Read more
We've hit a massive 149% over the initial target, thanks to you amazing people! That's £748, $1212.66, or 920.13 Euros at current exchange rates!
This goal has so far allowed me... Read more
As any of you have read in the project page, the bulk of your pledge will be spent on composing epic tracks for the project. Just so you know that... Read more
Limited Edition Gamepads
I personally think that playing retro games with simple controls is better on a Gamepad than on keyboard. That's why I've bought a small batch of retro-style gamepads, and plan... Read more
I'd just like to point out that balancing issues aside, the project is MUCH further along than I previously would have expected by this point (The demo is only a... Read more
Video: Optional Boss
As an apology for the unbalanced and looping demo (which has now been fixed, 24-hour turnaround, not bad!), and a thank you for remaining true to the project, here's a... Read more
New demo us up! Click here to download it!
The new demo features:
- Higher Resolution
- Revamped and expanded City of Strife
- Better tutorial sections
- Faster battle animations!
- Plus more!
Demo crashes... Fixed!!
For those of you who were having trouble with the demo crashing in battle, I think I've sourced the issue and have worked to resolve it. I'll get a new... Read more
First stretch goal reached!
Fantastic! (Well, we're £1 off, but that's negligible). I'm not on the hunt for a lady or gentleman with the skills to put together the code for Trioarch. Here's a... Read more
Been working hard on Initiation today, including the following:
A couple of new, secret classes, character sprites and skillsets
A few hours in, you are tasked with recruiting 12 high-level... Read more
Hey guys! It has been brought to my attention just how BAD the quality of the video was. I can't do much about the game footage, however the 'me talking'... Read more
A Couple of Changes
Hey guys, since recording the video I've made a couple of small (yet significant changes).
I've increased the resolution from 516x415 (weird huh?) to 640x480. This makes a big difference... Read more
93% Funded! Wahoo!
Just a quick note to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who has backed so far! The project is coming along nicely and is still set for a March... Read more
Reduced Project Target
I've been asked why I have relaunched with a lower target, and whether this means that you'll be receiving less for your pledge. Just in case anyone else shares the... Read more