Greetings once again our wonderful backers! We've got a few news items to share with you and it's a very busy time for us. That being the case, I'm just going to jump in.
Less Than Three Weeks To Go
In case you haven't noticed it's less than three weeks until March 19th. That's the day we unveil Worlds of Magic to the general public. Needless to say, we need it as polished as we can get it by then. Our focus for these last days is going to be on fixing bugs, improving the AI, making UI improvements, and optimizing the game. And we can use all the feedback we can get. So, we ask all of you who are willing to get in there and get playing. This is the last big push and your last chance to have an influence on the initial release.
WoM Goes Gold!
Yep. We've completed the Gold Version of WoM. What is the Gold Version? It's simply the feature complete version. That's correct! All eight races, all seven planes, and all the other version 1.0 features are in place (although some of them are currently only accessible via DLC). Of course, we also have a lot of bugs in place at this point, but we're killing them on a daily basis. We plan to add no new features until after release. From this point on it's all about improving what we have.
You may have heard the rumor that WoM is going to be released on the PS4. Well, we want to let you know that it's absolutely true! Now, before any of you get concerned that we're taking our focus off the PC version we want you to know two things: First, the PS4 port is being handled by Teyon (a company that specializes in console ports) rather than Wastelands Interactive. This will allow us to offer a PS4 version without taking development time from our team. Second, the release is scheduled for Q3 2015. So, the game will have several months to “mature” before the port.
All things considered we feel this is very exciting news for WoM and we hope you all agree.
As is usually the case, we have another Kickstarter we want you to take a look at. Those of you who remember and love The Oregon Trail will almost certainly be interested. It's called Orion Trail and it's very much as if Star Trek and The Oregon Trail had a baby. It's is certainly worth taking a few minutes to look at:
Once again we want to thank you all! It's been a long road, but version 1.0 is right around the corner and that makes all the effort (and the years it took) worth it.