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Still out of town but he's doing good :)
Nice! How is Chris?
Just wanna let everyone know that the BackerKit store will be on up Thursday. Will be posting an update then!
The core of the way dungeon crawling works is inspired by Darkest Dungeon for sure. Things like interacting with objects that have the possibility for both positive and negative outcomes, preserving your resources, camping, and just the general way that the missions/dungeons are structured.
Combat is obviously a bit different with the tactical grid being involved, and it's not in our plans to make it as punishing as DD. We still want it to be challenge obviously, and you will likely lose the occasional character, but in general we want proper planning to persevere over unfortunate RNG.
We're also not forcing iron-man mode(though it will be an option when starting the game), and a player will be able to load an old save to avoid the death of a character or to change a decision they've made. Because of that I feel it should be suitable for both the hardcore and non-hardcore crowd.
So after reading more the game's features, it looks like this game will be very similar to Darkest Dungeon.
1. If I hated/loved Darkest Dungeon, convince me, a person who just learned about this game, would want to play this game.
2. If this game aims to be difficult, does that mean accessibility will only be limited to hardcore gamers? What about casual gamers?
I will as soon my network stabilizes Mr. Game Developer.
Anybody want to join the community unofficial forums for the iron oath, please register an free account here: www.ironoatharchive.com - getting more activity with each passing day! :)
@Evil Thanks :) Ya it's possible. It depends if we have enough time prior to release
@Brandon It shouldn't be a problem! Add-ons will be available through BackerKit once its up(I believe as a Kickstarter backer you'll need to wait until we send our surveys(2 weeks from now) though, just so your current pledge through Kickstarter is accounted for). I'll keep you guys in formed on when you can do it :)
@NecroNuke Cheers man!
@Phill https://i.imgur.com/AlTRZrU.png I haven't designed the exclusive flag yet, but that's how faction/house flags appear on the map(the overworld UI is still in early stages so I may make the flags larger still). You'll still be able to change it to something else if you want, it will just be available as an option that's exclusive to people in and above the $50 tier
Talking about the guild flag, was there any talk about how that looks? I wonder if we can customize it or if we are all stuck with one flag that might not be what everyone wants
Congratulations on a successful campaign! :D
It started a little slow but finished strong with multiple SGs being achieved. Now, the hard part begins. Waiting for the game to launch so I can play it.
And The Digital Manual is going to be an add on too.
Chris was wise enough to move to the north before Irma, fortunately there are no whitewalkers.
FYK. Consider his add on, those will count to unlock stretch goals
The add-ons available are as follows:
Additional Digital Game(Steam or Humble):$15 per copy
Digital Art Book: $5
Soundtrack by Alex Roe:$10
Closed Beta + Private Discord Invitation: $15
Note: The Beta+Discord add-on does not include the exclusive guild flag from the $50 tier.
Is hurricane Irma going to affect the projected release date? ;)
My actually question is a repeat of Nitro DiOxide's below. I missed the update about the closed beta add-on for $15, but would love to be a part of it. However I don't see any "manage your pledge" button available anymore (maybe it disappeared once the campaign ended?). If it's not something we can do through kickstarter, is there any possibility we could pay you through some other channel?
I'm a bit sad we didn't get the 20-social-goals thing. Is there any chance of it happening somehow anyway?
Congrats guys on The Iron Oath Kickstarter being successful.
I'm glad the game doesn't have multiplayer/co-op personally, it seemed apparent to me when I read and watched videos about the game that it has a clear focus on a single player experience which is a part of why I am so interested.
Besides that, it would also be nice to reach all of the stretch goals like we are all likely hoping for. I may increase my pledge later once the add-ons are made available for Kickstarter backers.
@curiois panda, What if you implement coop that allows one player with license to be host server and remaining players with license in the local network to have fun. No server hosting fees for you and happy faces for us. You know in a far future update, no rush.
Congrats! Glad to see we will have some goreific deaths! Looking forward to some samples!
Update is out, should answer most questions :) If not, I'll be around!
@Nitro Np, and will do :)
@Jesse Thank you! We won't be having any form of multiplayer unfortunately, although it would be cool!
Ok thank you, please let us know when you find out :)
Congrats, really looking forward to the Iron Oath! Any plans for multiplayer co op?
Sure we can add that in :)
If we're not able to upgrade our tiers, would the digital manual be an option for an add-on?
Thanks for the congratulations everyone :) We're waiting to get something confirmed(regarding BackerKit) before I go ahead and post our update. Hopefully shouldn't be too long now, will definitely have it out by this evening either way!
@Nitro You'll be able to do the add-ons at the very least. Actually upgrading your pledge is something I'm unsure about (that's one of the thing's we're awaiting confirmation on)
@Overlord Nothing like that is planned, though on a somewhat related note we had discussed the possibility of your characters contracting vampirism. Not saying we're for sure doing that though, we don't want to get too carried away with features :)
Congratulation! Well done.
We have 0.9 additional classes.
Well let me start designing my Rapier...
Liches are geniuses.
Curious Panda Thanks for the answer. One more question tho, will we be able to have undead join our guild by any chance? Just thinking since not all undead are mindless drones. :D
Will we be able to upgrade our pledges if we are silly and forgot to before it ended?
Congratulations on a successful campaign and thanks to Owlcat Games for putting it on my radar.
Congratulations! Fantastic campaign for (what it looks like) a fantastic game. Happy to be a backer and can't wait for the final product.
'Grats, Curious Panda! Stay safe from Irma down there in Florida...
Congrats on the amazing campaign. Glad i got in it even if just at the last few days!
Congratulations Panda! Happy for you as well as for the game! Enjoy breakfast! ;)
Simply incredible guys! Thank you all so so much, what a journey it's been. I'm going to step away for a little bit to make breakfast, collect myself and will post our finale update later today which will cover what happens next!
@Tyler Yup, we'll be accepting late backers with BackerKit shortly!
@Miguel You've done more than enough! :)
I'm sure we will get at least the 2 new character. If we only get one I hope we get to vote on the character or maybe even be able to suggest class ideas.
I'd personally love to see a druid type class similar to the hellraiser, and depending on their level depends on different woodland animals they can summon into battle, Could even depend on what animals are nearby. Really useful in the forests or open areas but not in the castles or dungeons.While the hellraiser would be more useful around the dead maybe?
The druid could also have a bunch of plant based spells on the side.
Woohoo! Congrats guys! I know I was a little late to the party, but this was an awesome campaign! Looking forward to what's next!
Are you guys having a late backer window? If we get enough late backers we could hit the 100k needed for more classes being added to the game.
Well I hope that or fellow pledgers of the $15 tier up $5 each one so we can get more goodies. I like that @creator
Massive network failure. I an currently in Irma's affected zone. Sorry I couldn't give you more good vibes for last minutes. :(
cool, I fully expect all the stretch goals to be unlocked now.
@Phill Yup, funds raised in BackerKit will count towards the stretch goals. We'll talk about it in our update later today!
@Pavlos Windows, Linux and Mac :)
Is this game available for Mac?