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Join the game designer of GRAW and Halo Reach to help create the spiritual successor to the original Rainbow Six and SWAT4.
Join the game designer of GRAW and Halo Reach to help create the spiritual successor to the original Rainbow Six and SWAT4.
5,423 backers pledged $221,833 to help bring this project to life.

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Killhouse Level Reveal, Steam Pre-Order, Gamecom, PAX...

Hey Kickstarters!

Yeah, it's a bit busy over at Serellan.  Tons of updates and press have been flying over at the website and Facebook page, but I want to make sure and shoot out an update to those Kickstarters who don't follow us on all the socially media thingy's.  I'll jump right in!

Launch Date

September 20th on Steam & XBLA

'Nuff said.

Steam Pre-Order

http://store.steampowered.com/app/236510

TAKEDOWN is live on Steam Pre-Order!  Tell everyone you can!  The more pre-orders we get, the better!

Eligible Kickstarters will receive your Steam code via your KS registered email.  Please ensure emails from serellan.com are allowed through your spam filters. 

LAN Party

Robert Bowling Earned a LAN Party with his $7500 pledge.  This week we fulfilled that obligation, hosting a LAN party at Robotoki, along with a CQB training course at an undisclosed location in LA with a few select Kickstarters.  More details, videos, and photos inbound soon.

PAX & Gamescom

TAKEDOWN was on show at Gamescom this week in Germany, and will be hosting a booth at PAX this coming weekend in Seattle.  If you are attending, come by and play the game!

Press!

There has been tons of press, here are a few links:

http://www.polygon.com/2013/8/16/4625876/takedown-red-sabre-is-extremely-lethal-has-no-respawns

http://www.shacknews.com/article/80683/takedown-red-sabre-demonstrates-realistic-tactical-action

Killhouse TDM Level & Modder's Pack

Lastly, I am gathering questions from Kickstarters on the forums at www.serellan.com/forums for a final pre-launch Q&A.  If you STILL haven't signed up and want to get this kind of info earlier, head over there and use your Kickstarter email address, and you will get your special forum badge and access! :)

Thanks again for all your support!  Let your friends and family know about a project that you supported soon to be released to the public!

Thanks,

Christian

New Level Flythrough Video

Enjoy!

TAKEDOWN: The road to shipping...

Hello TAKEDOWN supporters,

I know we have been dark since our last announcement of the Early Access Alpha release to Kickstarters.  That is because thousands of you took the time to fill our surveys, post bug reports, and give us feedback.  We have been acting on that feedback, and still are, but I wanted to give you and update and let you know what the road to shipping looks like.

Early Access Alpha Release

Thousands of you took the time to play the Early Access Alpha Release and send us feedback, thoughts, and bugs.  I am happy that we were able to meet our Kickstarter obligation (although we were 12 days late) to release that Alpha to you, and your feedback has been invaluable to make the game better.  Lots of features and gameplay elements have been changed or tweaked based on your feedback.

Events & Press

I have been on a whirlwind tour since we went to E3 and released the Kickstarter Early Access Build. Last weekend was Quakecon, where we got the chance to allow non-Kickstarter hardcore PC gamers the chance to sit down and play the game, as well as running the very first TAKEDOWN Attack/Defend single-elimination tournament!  Team FAP won the day out of the six teams that entered, bringing home Nvidia 680 cards, courtesy of 505 Games.

Next week I will be heading down to San Francisco and Los Angeles for a whirlwind press tour, showing TAKEDOWN to the major press outlets.  The week after that, a few special community members will be joining me in Los Angeles for a special, invite-only event that will give the chance for a select few Kickstarters to get some hands on time with automatic weapons and the TAKEDOWN beta.

The week after, many of us will be attending PAX, where TAKEDOWN will be making another appearance.  If you are going to PAX, please let us know so that we can make sure you get to the front of the line to play some more TAKEDOWN!

Shipping this game!

We are on track to ship this fall.  The team, all 10 of our full time members, have been working 12+ hour days to get this game ready to ship.  Now that we have locked down the core of the game after E3, we are working on the Xbox 360 port, and will be getting both versions ready for consumers.

What I would request from you, our supporters, is to pick up the mantel and let people know about this game!  Tell people that a game you supported on Kickstarter is actually coming out, because we are.  We appreciate your support in the beginning, and need your voice now.  Let people know we exist, and tell your friends on every social media available to take a look at our little game.  

More Quakecon!

Check out this exclusive interview from Quakecon!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=rKr2DclAJ1E

Here are a few more pics from showing TAKEDOWN at Quakecon!

Thanks,

Christian Allen

Early Access Alpha Launch!

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Early Access Build In the Chamber: Downrange Soon!

Hello, TAKEDOWN fans!

We are happy to announce that we will be rolling out our early release PC build to Kickstarters soon. Giving you a chance to experience an early version of the game shows our support to the TAKEDOWN community, as well as helping us gather valuable feedback.

The build will be released to community members in stages, starting with Platinum members and then staged out to other supporters, and we will be using Steam to distribute this playable build.

Various members will also be receiving survey information to fill out, this information is very important to gather information for marketing and demographic purposes. Technical issues, such as PC information or graphics card compatibility should be posted at the forums.

We are setting up special sub-forums at serellan.com/forums to allow you to post questions and comments, as well as to allow for organizing games, accessing Teamspeak servers, etc. If you are a Kickstarter and haven’t registered for the forums yet, if you use your Kickstarter email address, your community level should be automatically applied to access these special forums.

A few things to keep in mind: The build we are using for this is the E3 build. We chose this because the E3 build is stable, and was tested extensively at E3, where our most recent builds haven’t had as much stability testing. Also, because of the Steam distribution, it is easier to use an already-packaged build. Because of this, you will be able to find plenty of bugs, missing content (such as VO), and other issues. Feel free to post up these issues, but know that this is an early build of a game, and we expect that you will run into issues.


We are currently organizing things and awaiting Steam keys for distribution. Please be patient as we figure out the exact dates that you can expect to receive your download information.  More details will be included in the email you recieve, including technical & install information.


Please also make sure your email address is updated on your Kickstarter.com profile. Also, to prevent spam filters from compromising your steam key, please whitelist the serellan.com domain. If you were a Zazzle supporter and your email changed, send your updated address to terryh@serellan.com.

Thanks again for all your support,

Christian