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Hey, guys! I assume many backers here like dystopian worlds and Orwellian themes, and in this case, you may want to look at this game project: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/warmlampgames/beholder
Just like 1984, the game is based on an actual oppressive society. Looks like the developers don't have a plan on how to deal with kickstarter despite the fact that their game world and atmosphere are brilliant. If you like the project, they can really use your help. I backed them at a high tier just like I did with Republique, because I really consider the project to be important.
Would love to listen to the latest Camouflaj radio, but unfortunately a .png file instead of the mp3 was uploaded :P.
From the recent update, it sounds like the collector's edition only includes the game digitally, not on disc. That's a big disappointment. I probably wouldn't have backed this project if I had realized that. I'm kind of disillusioned with Kickstarter in general. Sad to see the successful ones launch physically and digitally both, weeks or months before backer fulfillment is finished, and on platforms I'd prefer to PC. :(
I just finished reading this article by Ryan http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2016-04-13-how-camouflaj-cheated-death-in-a-volatile-industry and it reminded me of just how difficult it is for any game to be made, especially with a small team.
So, to show my love for what you accomplished Camouflaj, even though I haven't received everything I was supposed to get with my $250 pledge (I still have faith that you eventually will send it all), I'm going to purchase the PS4 version of the game from the store.
Thank you for the game, and I look forward to the next one.
I backed this project to the tune of a bit over $500 but apart from the hoodie and a poster (which wasn't signed) I haven't seen anything else. Who do I contact?
Completed Ep5. It's been one hell of a ride, can't believe it has been 4 years. Looking forward to see what you do next, I hope you do at least one last podcast on République though ;).
Is this like, out and released now? Chapter 5 all done?
Noticed a ~2gb update on steam this morning before heading out to work, but the most recent KS update here was the exact opposite of being intuitive or informative..
As a Collectors edition backer, I'm satisfied that what I'm getting is worth the extra cash. Pressing a blu-ray isn't cheap, nor is that big book CE box. (a little too late maybe, but doublecheck the region settings on those blu-rays guys, a recent movie I backed lost a lot of money that way.)
Now that you guys are so close to release, when can we expect to hear about Camoflaj's next project?
they've replied to me now saying it's a different package and that they'll update to explain, but unless we're getting SUBSTANTIALLY more, I'll be asking for a refund because the price difference is over double. Ridiculous.
well...Contraband edition is almost sold out. Some clarification would be nice, guys...
Still no reply from Camouflaj support, PR, Twitter or on here.
This isn't how you run a business, guys.
I'm extremely annoyed about it.
I've sent them tweets and emails with no reply Jason.
This is horrible treatment of backers.
Would also like clarification on the Contraband edition vs the Collector's Edition I backed for $100
When do I get the damn book??? been waiting for like what now FOREVER!!!!
Seriously, Camoflaj?? This is awful
That's awful I paid $110 for the manifesto edition delivered to the UK.
$45?! What the hell?
@Wayne Sung : Discount? I just want to know what happened to the journal...Is it the manifesto now? What is the old manifesto now then? Do I have to buy the NISA release to get the thing I had originally backed for?
Just saw the NISA announcement of the Republique: Contraband Edition. Would we backers get any discount? ;)
So, the NISA online store is selling preorders for the Republique: Contraband Edition...which has the manifesto, physical disk, audio CD and collector's box...for $45.
Finally played episode 4, what an ending! Can't wait to play ep.5. I hope the Camouflaj team is okay after the shutting of Shinra Technologies...
Just wanted to let you guys know that while the wait was long, I am still here patiently waiting and I cannot wait to see what you guys have in store!
I haven't played any of the episodes since the first one because I like to play episodic games back to back and hearing that it's coming to a close soon excites me to no end!
Keep it up team!
@Stefano Casadei: You get it from Humble Bundle.
In the update sent out today, there was mention made of Manifesto backers having received rough drafts of the first 3 chapters - I'm a Manifesto backer and have received no such thing. Can you please inform me as to how I may acquire these missing rewards? Thanks so much!
c'mon guys, update on rewards please
Same as quite a few others. Never received a single reward from one of the higher tiers. Nice scam, and now that they're releasing on PS4 there's no real need for them to honour anything now. Its campaigns like this that give Kickstarter a bad name.
Since the team can't be bothered posting anything on here anymore, I thought I'd share this news. Republique is coming to PS4 in physical form, thanks to a publisher.
I doubt we'll hear anything about it on here, just thought I'd let everyone know what the team is up to. Basically anything other than making the last two episodes, giving people their rewards, or responding to messages.
some info on the journal manifesto stuff we paid so much for would be great about now. it's been so long without real word
I can't seem to get my Steam key from the Humble Resender. I tried writing a message through Kickstarter last week, but got no response. Now I see that there were'nt any updates to this campaign since June, which makes me somewhat pessimistic about getting an answer. Any reaction would be nice.
I think they'll send out the journal when the game is finished - but nethertheless an update clarifying this would be great.
I also have not received the journal, nor have I seen any information in the backer updates about physical rewards. Looking through the comments, it seems I'm not the only one concerned about this. I hope Camouflaj gives us some more information soon.
I finally got around to playing the game and I must say fantastic job everyone! It reminds me very much of the first Bioshock without all the creepy stuff.
Did anyone ever get any of the physical goods? Completely forgot about the fact that I backed the $75 dollar set-up, which includes an iPhone case. I never got said case.
Hi. Years have passed, and despite numerous assertions, I have YET to receive ANY of the Backer incentives I was promised for my level. I spent $125 on this game, and I did not receive ANYTHING other than a game download, which is the same as people who contributed what... $5? What gives???
To add an addendum to my last comment, I've switched from iOS to Android and your game isn't compatible with my device, (and I can't run the game on desktop either), so in the case of me actually digesting what you guys have put out already, I haven't, so there's that.
Is there a way to get a refund for my $50? I honestly think I've waited long enough for the physical stuff, and seeing it's probably going to be an additional year, I'm just not interested in waiting any longer. What's the best way to go about this?
What ever happened to the République Journal?
Finally got to play my PC version! Only played through Episode 1 so far... and I need to tackle it again to get all the audio tapes!
I just sat down with Republique Remastered, cranked to maximum settings with no frame rate cap. Man, I thought this game was a looker on the iOS, and the PC beta was solid, if unexceptional in terms of looks. But wow... I really didn't expect it to look THIS good. And it still plays extremely well with a mouse and keyboard. I hadn't been able to play Ones & Zeroes until now due to my device having space issues that prevented me from downloading it, so I plan on doing a full runthrough of the first two episodes before leaping into EP3. The wait's been long, but it's been worth it if you ask me. Can't wait for my Collector's Edition next year, and for the final episodes!
I need a refund for my intelligencia edition. It'll be over 3 years since I pledged $50. I know it takes a long time to make a great game but this wait seems excessive. Please help me out and issue a refund.
@Stephen: The Polygon article (link in the update) says: 'Payton says that eventually, Camouflaj will port the upgraded look to the mobile version.'
So it looks like the iOS (and Android?) users will get at least some of the new visuals. Probably depending on what the hardware can deliver.
I have been impressed with the consistent communication provided to backers.
Doubtful they'll make that for mobile Ari, as far as I understood the update (And assuming they took on-board some of our UI/Feature feedback from the Beta builds) the entire interface/UI and control schemes will be updated specifically to work on proper PC inputs as opposed to a touch device.
You've been able to play this literally about *15 months* earlier than the rest of us PC guys who have been sitting here in annoyance and watching all these IOS updates go by while we twiddle our thumbs. One would imagine you would have been happy enough with that preferential treatment..
When will the remastered version be available for iOS. I backed this project to play on iPad and I want to play the best version I can
any update on the physical goods?
"First off, let’s get right to it: RÉPUBLIQUE REMASTERED will launch on PC and Mac via Steam, GOG, and Humble on February 26, featuring desktop friendly UI, silky smooth keyboard+mouse controls, and the first three episodes completely remastered as the first full representation of the soon-to-be-released Unity 5. Yes, it’s finally happening!"
And the boxed version is 2016?!
Two and a half years have passed now... Unbelievable.
Just looking at the basic tiers (iOS and PC,) MORE people backed the PC version than the iOS, and yet we are now over two and a half YEARS beyond when this project was backed with no PC release to show for it. I know there's an alpha, but I'm waiting for a finished product... if it ever happens.
Not delivering on your promises is one thing. Not communicating with your backers/customers in another. The latter should be possible no matter how small your team is.
So no, I definitely don't laugh at people people call this a scam. I've backed enough projects on Kickstarter to know that complete radio silence by the project owners for an extended period of time (three months by now) is a VERY BAD SIGN.
Not releasing Republique on Steam/PC just doesn't make sense to me at all, it would add a new revenue stream, which Camouflaj probably desperately need by now, considering how long the project is overdue.
I really don't want this project to fail, but I think it's time to face the possibility that there is no more money left and the project has failed.
Why did you remove my comment? Because I called you out on taking our money? I guess you can't take my comment but you can take my money.
How do I go about getting a refund? I backed the PC version nearly 3 years ago and still have seen nothing, save for other platforms getting the game released without issue.