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Alright, cool, hope the game appears soon.
I pasted in a Google translation of a Russian Q&A at the Steam forums, which suggests the game is around "75 percent ready":
Closed beta's live (online co-op working; not sure anything else is new), keys emailed out. I think you had to back at $30 or more for closed beta.
*Closed Beta is Live* update
Well, I'm happy with how things are going. I'm excited to see this project develop, and I'd rather have a late, but full, game, than a half-baked one released on time.
See today’s closed beta update:
What’s the deal yo?
No Mighty Morgan, you will not come back "once you are sure about the dates". You will come back with a real update we have been expecting for a long time now! There hasn't been a single one since JULY!!!! You are required by TOS of Kickstarter to keep us backers up to date!
Lets put it even more simply: I'm fed up waiting for your updates and time lines / dates that are not followed / kept. Srsly thinking about a refund now (you know - because of not not following Kickstarters TOS and not updating us)
Hi! We faced with some technical problems with multiplayer. Nothing too critical but it takes a lot of time. I'll come back with news about Beta and full release once we're sure about dates.
And why we get no information from the devs?
It was announced on Steam for January the 4th 2018, but short later it was changed to "comming soon".
That's sounds like a damn big delay or the game never comes out :(
I can't envision a Q4 2017 release unless they've given up on the idea of us helping TEST it.
-The last Steam store page update was on Aug. 30
-The last Steam forum post by dev Belousov was on Oct. 16 (view his posts here: http://steamcommunity.com/id/headlessIVAN/posthistory/).
-Belousov said there on July 5th that they hoped to launch a Police Stories beta on Steam by the end of July, which didn't happen (http://steamcommunity.com/app/539470/discussions/0/1368380934292053868/#c1368380934293070968).
-A subsequent Sept. dev post indicated the beta would still happen "shortly," which hasn't happened (http://steamcommunity.com/app/539470/discussions/0/3223871682609628122/#c3223871682612954545)
-afik there's been no official announcement of a Jan. 4, 2018 Steam release. I suspect that's more of a wishful rumor given the kickstarter beta has yet to happen. :p
I can't envision a Q4 2017 release unless they've given up on the idea of us helping back it.
In fairness to them, most 2-person dev teams don't have a dedicated person for handling communications. Other games by small dev teams on KS like Tower 57 have "gone dark" for a long period of time, which makes backers nervous, though in that case the project got back on track and is hitting a release date later this month.
Oct is past. now today is Nov.
Update is not
Was I scammed?
Sierra Delta(on October 10) replied "It's announced on Steam for January the 4th 2018 :D"
but I don't hear that
where is information this project news page?
Unless things change soon this will probably be the last time I support this group. Set a biweekly alarm on your phone.. when it dings just say. "Busy on game. It's going great. Did x. Bye"
I don't understand how hard it is to follow the next exercise:
-I start a crowdfunding project on KICKSTARTER.
-I fund my project successfully.
-In between the time it takes to complete my project; I keep THE PEOPLE WHO SUPPORTED my project (you know; the people who invested their money) UPDATED on the SAME platform where it all started.
How hard could it be to have SOMEONE post 500 words on a box?
Updating your backers should be considered PART of working in the game. It's not an excuse. One does not cancel the other.
I am terribly disappointed by the lack of communication from independent game developers on Kickstarter and it makes me question if it's worth it to support them in the end.
Any updates for backers by chance?
It's announced on Steam for January the 4th 2018 :D
It's not hard to be more active than they are on here. But I didn't give them money on discord...
Just as a heads up for other backers: They are more active on their Discord server, but still slow on the updates. Within the past week, they have reached out to may of the Digital Portrait + level backers and have communicated to us via email.
Has anyone received beta access or heard anything?
Why did you turn on airplane mode? We want to know whats going on
Hey guys. August ended and there is no Beta still.
PLEASE, we need you to communicate. If something is not working or any hurdles popped up, you need to let us know. I am currently backing other gaming projects where the developers when silent FOR MONTHS and it killed me. I don't want to go through this again. Even a quick update with a screenshot every once in a while is fine. But please, as an advice, do not go for the silent treatment.
Keep up the good work!
Any updates? I haven't heard anything for a while.
HI! Sorry for waiting. Online part takes more than expected, we hope to launch Beta this month. News are coming!
@The Guardian Voice, i'm with you. I have asked on their discord channel twice now (3 days apart) and haven't heard anything back. I know they are a small team, but communication would be great.
I'm a little concerned with the dev silence for a full month; is there some other board to check?
Any news on the Beta?
So... how's that July beta coming along?
Question? Is there gonna be a separate survey from the one you just sent to submit my picture for the digital portrait?
Congratulations to all! We will play in it!!!
Congrats guys, can't wait for the game (and first, the beta ofc :P).
Don't overthink the story stuff, I rather have lots of cool levels than a huuuge story in this kind of game.
Looking forward to more news from you!
Piotr, we can make it, sure.
Thanks everyone! Party time! Back to you tomorrow!
Will we get the ost in lossless format?
Quick! Some Rich Sob grab the 5k tier so we can hit the next stretch goal.
Hey Jeffrey! Thanks for the question. At first we didn't have plans on storyline in the game (it's the reason why we haven't mentioned it in campaign description), but the more we talk to the community, the more confidence we have that the game needs it. Now we are working on the ways to implement it.
I'm so happy that this game is getting released it looks awesome! Wish i could've donated a lot more!
Hey, hope you guys add in destructible objects.
Hey Mighty Morgan: does Police Stories have a story? Are they investigating a particular crime that plays out over several missions? Or is it just a tactical police simulator?
Congrats on reaching/exceeding the $25g Kickstarter goal! :-)
Upped my pledge even more. You guys are doing great. I really believe we can at least hit the 30k goal. Here's hoping :3
Also quick question. I upped my pledge from $100 to the $120 tier. It says your avatar will be displayed in the in game credits. Can I make my digital portrait my avatar and use that in the credits?
More people need to know about this game
Congrats on being funded .. but let's face it you need destructible stuff in games like this
Heck we might just hit 30k or 35k and bust some stretch goals
Oh man we're so close to hitting our goal! :D
I am thrilled about this game, and I am so happy that it seems to be funded!
Add 30 to it. You're gonna get this ;)
i upgradet from 30 to 50 hope it helps