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Update #37

TAKEDOWN Kickstarters!

Hey TAKEDOWN Kickstarters!

Just a note that if you want to keep up with current TAKEDOWN developments, please come to our site at www.serellan.com.

I've gotten lots of messages that I am sending too many updates through Kickstarter, so updates like this audio shoot video are posted at the TD site:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-52gFI7b9I&list=UU8JL21H0agSRcIDCjPiPgLg&index=1

As we have for the past year, Kickstarters get special access on the forums, and if you haven't signed up for it yet, we're happy to hook you up!

Thanks,

Christian


Update #36

1 Year Anniversary & Big News!

April 1, 2013 - Seattle, WA

Hello TAKEDOWN Kickstarters!

First, a big ONE YEAR anniversary since our Kickstarter was successful!  Thanks for all the support!

Next, as you know, authenticity is huge to this type of project.  Not only to weapons, architecture, etc, but also to vehicles.  With that in mind, we decided an investment in reference material for the TAKEDOWN team was appropriate, and we decided to share some photos with you!

While this is a significant investment, we feel it will help immensely with our new announcement!  As of today, April 1st, 2013, we are partnering with Zynga & Activision to bring our primary development platform to Facebook, with the title, "TAKEDOWNVILLE: Valor of Glory!"

This realignment of the project will bring you an all new, cutting edge, tactical social environment with a blockbuster-level of cinematic immersion and lots more explosions than have ever been seen on Facebook!  We can't wait!

Thanks for your ongoing support, and as always, you can check in with the development team at www.serellan.com, follow me @Serellan, and the game @Takedownthegame.

For those who missed our last dev diary, check our our audio shoot report here:

http://serellan.com/2013/03/dev-diary-march-26th/

-Christian


Update #35 - For backers only

Big News: Finalizing the game name & more news!

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Update #34

Rewards are shipping!

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The rewards detailed in our last update are shipping out:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/355932838/crowdsourced-hardcore-tactical-shooter/posts/368214

Thanks again for your support, and as always, Kickstarters can get more behind the scenes info & pictures at serellan.com/forums, and more updates at takedownthegame.com

-Christian

@Serellan
@Takedownthegame


Update #33

Physical Rewards, and more!

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Hello Kickstarters!

If you have been following our website, twitter, facebook, forums, etc, most of the information in this update will be familiar to you, but if not, we wanted to reach out to you and let you know what is going on in the world of TAKEDOWN!

PHYSICAL REWARDS!

We got the first batch of physical rewards in from our supplier.  This has been a learning process for us, and we definitely learned we are game developers, not product producers!  After a delay in production and customs, we finally received or shipment of items for you in the office (obviously not the game copy and related art book, but everything else).  We budgeted for this right off the bat, and we have worked hard to get you your physical rewards with quality but with a healthy respect for the budget impact on the game itself.

That being said, here is your preview of what you can expect:

NOTE: I know some folks have issues with T-shirt sizes, we made our size choices to minimize the impact on the game budget.  If you have serious issues, please email terryh@serellan.com and we will see what we can do.  But please remember every extra $ we spend on T-shirts means less for the game.

THE GAME

Hey, we know you love swag, and I'm sure you are happy to hear we are following through with our promises...but what about the game?

Since our last Kickstarter update, much progress has been made.  We have moved on from our prototype level, Biolab, onto a new level "whitebox," which we have named "Facility."  Whitebox is the initial stage of design which is focused on gameplay, with minimal art work done to get an idea of what the level will be.  Facility is based on an underground nuclear-rod storage facility.   You can enjoy some shots below:

DESIGN

Since the last update, we have MP up and running, including Co-Op mission play through  as well as traditional Team V Team game play, and are continuously gameplay testing.  Whitebox development continues on new levels, and gameplay features such as AI development, grenades, and hostages are ongoing in development.

As always, if you haven't, you should come to our site at www.serellan.com, join our forums at www.serellan.com/forums, where Kickstarters get special access and updates, and follow us on twitter and Facebook.  If you do, you can join our Community Game nights, follow our blog, or our various styles of Q&A's and Interviews, like this one!

And finally, a quick peek inside Serellan's office environment:

Thanks again for your support,

Christian Allen
Creative Director
Serellan LLC


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