HADES 9 March Monthly Update Summary #1
This is our first Monthly update of all the articles, videos, and so forth we put out on our website www.hades9.com, our youtube, facebook, and so forth. If you want to stay up to date with the latest news, just hang out, or get in touch with us, check out our HADES 9 discord: https://discord.gg/fTaC5K8
HADES 9 development videos
We have started making videos about the development of HADES 9 again, some of which in collaboration with Isaac Arthur, our technical advisor for the game among things.
Worldbuilding in Science Fiction
We begin the HADES 9 development blog with a look at worldbuilding and story design with Isaac Arthur, host of Science & Futurism with Isaac Arthur (SFIA), and the designer of the HADES 9 background story and setting technology.
Character & Roleplaying in HADES 9
We continue our look at game development for HADES 9 by exploring the roleplaying elements of the game, centered on the player's Admiral and the commanders, with Nick Nieuwoudt, Head of Legion Tech Studios.
Ship Development in HADES 9
Our look at game development for HADES 9 continues as Luuk Warringa walks us through ship design for the fleets the player will command, control, and customize.
In the Beginning
A look back at the unveiling of the basic engine with Isaac, Nick, and Luuk discussing the game with the first visuals ready.
Sneak-Peek to our active shielding system
A quick sneak-peak into the shields we are going to have in the game.
The shield effect is not quite finished yet, and there will be various types and colors of shielding, but we are already pretty happy with where it is at right now, so I wanted to show it off :).
HADES 9 Short Stories
We have also started releasing Short Stories set in the HADES 9 universe, by our lore-writer Guo Zhan Tong.
Short 1 - Demands With Menaces
Short 2 - Corporate Espionage
Short 3 - Downsizing
HADES 9 Patreon
In addition to all of the above, we have also gone live with our Patreon!
The support gained through Patreon will be invested into various development related things such as keeping the servers running, acquiring new special effects, models, and so on. More information can be found on our Patreon!
Aside from being super grateful to those of you who are willing to back us there, we will also be providing rewards of course.
No matter how much you support us for, you'll gain access to a Patreon-only channel on the HADES 9 discord, so you have a short line to us, but you will also gain access to exclusive Patreon-only Short Stories, set in the HADES 9 universe.
So far we have 2 exclusive Shorts up on Patreon, with more on the way! Besides that, we are also still looking for more good ideas as rewards from our community, so if you have any input on this front, please drop us a message here or on Discord!
Here's is the link to today's Partreon Short Story, if you are already a Patreon (Thanks!): https://www.patreon.com/posts/17800522
Pre-Ordering and STOLOS bonds
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Kickstarter backers will have their rewards transferred 1:1 to HADES 9 where possible. Where this is not possible for whatever reason, we will offer other options to convert them over as well as some adittional rewards as a thank you for the continued support.
This month we will also be going live with some of our other online funding options, such as pre-ordering the game and the STOLOS bonds. If you are interested, we will be having pretty high discounts on both options, which will slowly go down as we get closer to full release.
- Pre-ordering the game: gain early access to the game, and full access on game release. How early you gain early access depends on the total amount you have backed us through all available means (financial AND other ways, such as helping out with community management, certain development tasks, etc.).
- STOLOS BONDS: Bonds you have bought give you a certain percentage of your investment in store credit each month, for six months, and then also your entire initial investment in store credit. The earlier you back, the higher the percentage gets.
To stay up to date with the latest news, you can follow us on all the social media and such listed below, but the best way to get involved is really via our Discord. We are very active on there with the community so come hang out!
The next summary update should go online next Sunday, we hope to see you guys around!
- Nick, Matt, Luuk, Jorge, Ryan