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Negotiate, Trade, Dominate, Deceive in a Persistent Universe with thousands of players.
Negotiate, Trade, Dominate, Deceive in a Persistent Universe with thousands of players.
3,900 backers pledged $268,875 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Grigory Shokhrin 5 days ago

      Ignore comment, I missed the update for some reason. My bad everyone.

    2. Creator Grigory Shokhrin 5 days ago

      Matthew, your promised update was supposed to have already happened. What is going on with this game? I had such high hopes for this and have been following from the begging. I still remain in your side but am slowly becoming discouraged by promises of updates that don't occur as you state.

    3. Creator Jon Holtan on January 21

      when is this game launching?

    4. Creator Matthew Ibbotson on January 19

      As I said before; there will be a dev blog this week.
      Maybe Wednesday or Thursday.

    5. Creator Bora on January 19

      I wouldn't call it a scam.
      After all there was a "working" alpha to play and test.

      I am also *very* disappointed there is nothing happening and no communication - even if I prefer devs to do their real job and make the game, rather than waste time on community stuff.

      This is a normal kickstarter and, like many other kickstarters, there is a chance it will never succeed. We finance projects without a guarantee to ever see the final product.

      Lets see what 2016 brings...

    6. Creator Michael on January 18

      How long will this scam last? Admit it, you guys promised something to good to be true and now can't deliver.

    7. Creator Michael Caldwell on January 17

      Can I just get my money back? This thing is so far off the mark, it's embarrassing. There is no "thrill" anymore, no updates, nothing functioning.

    8. Creator Matthew Ibbotson on January 15

      Finishing up what we're working on; I think we might put out a dev blog next week.

    9. Creator Matthew Ibbotson on January 13

      There will be an update after we finish what we are working on right now.

    10. Creator Grigory Shokhrin on January 13

      Are there any updates? Its been a while since the last and we were promised more updates since the last hiatus.

    11. Creator Jorge Ruiz Garcia on January 7

      Guys, we are in 2016. ¿Can we have any news from what we support? At least for respect?

    12. Creator Matthew Ibbotson on November 14

      Access is currently restricted until Nick feels the build is ready for the public.
      We'll let you know when it is.

    13. Creator Seth Orton on November 13

      Whenever I try opening the game from the infiltrator or the regular way it either says ERROR Authenticity key invalid or expired [normal] Or says Could not find path to /local drive C= _____ [infiltrator]. I have been trying for a few months and still doesn't work. Also, when are the t-shirts going to get shipped?


    14. Creator Taitale Studios on October 27

      He wants more tweaks before it's ready for the public.

    15. Creator Dylyan on October 27

      So how long does Nick need to approve the update?

    16. Creator Taitale Studios on October 12

      Nick hasn't approved the update yet.

    17. Creator Antonio Delgado on October 12

      What's the hold up?

    18. Creator Grigory Shokhrin on October 3

      Sorry to post twice, checking the forums my join date is 2012-07-30. So as you can see Im willing to wait. I apologize if I came off as complaining, I was only trying to ask for some sort of update that has substance.

    19. Creator Grigory Shokhrin on October 3

      Can we please have some sort of update with any substance, telling us about a planet and giving us a screenshot is not an update to the progress you have made. Looking at the updates they have been getting more and more thin. I have been following this game since the beginning, you can check that using my email. I am starting to get a little worried about this project, Im starting to feel that maybe my unborn children will be the only ones that will have a shot at playing this completed product. And then what happened to the live streams??? Does the project need more money? Did you guys lose staff? Help us understand why things have slowed down so much.

    20. Creator Lucius H. Moxon on September 28

      Look, in all honesty I don't care whether the game will be finished or not. I really only backed this project to get Denny Schneidemesser's soundtrack for the game. Whatever happens with the project I hope the soundtrack will actually be released to those who pledged for that tier.

    21. Creator Taitale Studios on September 28

      @Bernard Ong, I send you a email to get your account up and going as soon as possible.

      @Lokiraces & @Michael, thats just a shiny detail of the upcoming release, we are still very much in development. We are actually getting a massive amount of work done on new UI's, visuals, sound design, smoother and more responsive movement, ability to block inoming fire with large ship hulls and extra targeting features that makes combat much easier to mange among other things.

      Please have a little more patience with us, we are doing our best to get a great new build to the community as soon as we are ready.

    22. Creator Michael on September 28

      They said two months ago in the forums that they should be done in two months. Well ummm still nothing they lied about this game, they're new motto is "due to legal reasons we can not update you guys with what we are doing" sadly we all got suckered into a game that looked to good to be true.

    23. Creator Bernard Ong on September 28

      Is this game out yet?

    24. Creator lokiracer on September 8

      You're a year behind schedule and your update to us is a photo of a planet? Another campaign I wasted money on.

    25. Creator Taitale Studios on September 7

      Hey guys!

      We are currently hard at work, but we feel like the update still needs a little more time before being released.

      For now, here is a preview of a new magma planet. It is not very obvious on the screenshot, but planets are not static. Planets with atmospheres can actually have (very strong) weather effects such as clouds and storms.

      For example, the new magma planet below has a lot of surface area covered in magma, which will light up the dark side of the planet as it rotates on it's axis, but will also change depending on the angle at which you look at the planet.

    26. Creator Taitale Studios on August 17

      There will be one after we fix the current bug with ship movement and ensure combat works.

    27. Creator Seth Orton on August 17

      when are you going to have another backer update?

    28. Creator Matthew Ibbotson on August 17

      @Andrey Krasnov All backers have had access since December. If you need help redeeming your game key please private message AetherBlade in the forums.

    29. Creator Mason on August 17

      Much regret in backing this title

    30. Creator Andrey Krasnov on August 16

      So, you guys still working on this game ? Any ETA on when can we start playing it ?

    31. Creator Cemgil KURT on August 14, 2015

      Yea we'r all still waiting too.. no "update" no game as it advertised "just around the corner"..

    32. Creator Taitale Studios on August 5, 2015

      No, we are all still here.

    33. Creator Mason on August 5, 2015

      ANNNNNDD we all got suckered into a kickstarter sham.

    34. Creator Taitale Studios on July 23, 2015

      Due to legal reasons, we can't release any information until the next update is ready.

    35. Creator Cemgil KURT on July 23, 2015

      What happened to this ?

    36. Creator Michael Caldwell on July 2, 2015

      Saying the game will never be "finished" is a pretty terrible thing to say, and quite misleading. That makes it sound like the whole thing was a scam; raise money, put out a shell of a game, then claim it will never be "finished" because you have too many ideas.

      Instead, just say the game will be "officially" released, with lots of neat updates planned. Sounds much better that way.

    37. Creator Taitale Studios on June 29, 2015

      April was access to the game.
      Novus Aeterno will never be finished as long as we continue to have ideas for updates.

    38. Creator Wolfgang Stockhausen on June 29, 2015

      What exactly were you planning to deliver in April 2014? Access to the Forum? When you guys came to Kickstarter you said you need funds to polish and test an already existing game.

      As i pretty fast realised in 2014 that there wouldn't be a release anytime soon i forgot about the game for about a year but there is still nothing remotely close to an finished product you can show today. The Game is in really early Alpha right now and you need at least another year to have something close to a finished project (provided the funds are not running out).

      Please don't insult the intelligence of your Backers by putting out statements like the last one ("We never stated Novus Aeterno would be finished")

    39. Creator Taitale Studios on June 28, 2015

      We said it would be available to everyone within a few months; although it took a bit longer, it is, and has been for quite a while, available to everyone.
      If you have issues logging in, let me know.

      We never started Novus Aeterno would be finished,
      Being a mmo, as long as we have more creativity it will never be finished.
      We currently have 10 years worth of updates planned.

    40. Creator Wolfgang Stockhausen on June 28, 2015

      I am also really disappointed since "Taitale" Studios boldly announced that the game would be finished within a few months (that was in the beginning of 2014). Sad state of the Game and poor communication from it's Developers.

    41. Creator Taitale Studios on June 17, 2015

      We had a several hardware failures which delayed the next major update but I've been told it should be ready within the next 2 months.

    42. Creator Ben Kirtland on June 16, 2015

      is this game still progressing?

    43. Creator Taitale Studios on June 5, 2015

      All backers have had access for a long time.

      If you need help binding access to your account the following can guide you:

      I only check this once every 1-3 weeks.
      Use the "Click here for help" in the bottom right of every page on our websites if you need additional help.

      What we're currently working on we can't talk about for legal reasons until after the next version is ready.

    44. Creator batosai33 on June 5, 2015

      Hey, just wondering how I will know when I have access to the game. I didn't make an account in your forums until just a little bit ago and am worried I may have missed out. I also didn't see much game progress talk in the forums after march and the last patch was 0.9 in February. Does this mean that the game should be out soon and there has been one last big push, or has something gone wrong?

    45. Creator Taitale Studios on June 3, 2015

      Do you not have access to the game?

    46. Creator Soren Saggio on May 26, 2015

      Well... I still want to see this game come into fruition. I'm HIGHLY disappointed that we were all given an estimated release time frame of April 2014... that was back in January of 2014. So at this point we are looking at 16 months of design time. How in the world was a 3 month completion time frame turned into (what looks to be) a multiple year time frame??? I've backed other kickstarters that were producing items and yes, some of them have been way off. Usually due to a factory in china getting it wrong and massive production delays. A software company has everything it needs in house.... and in this case 1/4 of a million dollars.... I still cannot understand how Taitale Studios could have EVER finished this game by April 2014. I honestly feel LIED to. Once again, I really DO want to see this game become a reality that is playable as promised..... I'm just crazy disappointed at this point.

    47. Creator Seth Orton on May 3, 2015

      Will this ever be on steam?

    48. Creator Taitale Studios on April 12, 2015

      The Kickstarter pledges are basically donations / investments into a work-in-progress project, and as such you have all the risks that come with it, and are unable to provide refunds. We are currently most certainly still in development however, with some big changes coming up!

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