Citizens of Earth lives on!
Well unfortunately, the Kickstarter campaign was unsuccessful. Perhaps there are things we could've done differently, but we're choosing to look forward at what is still to come with Citizens of Earth, not focus on the past.
And in that vein let me assure you, Citizens of Earth is not dead! Far from it in fact. Not only are we pouring our hard work and passion into the game each and every day, which has already improved the quality significantly beyond the demo we released, but there are a lot of amazing developments happening behind the scenes. One of which, our acceptance onto Steam, you already know about. In these days of Greenlight, being automatically accepted onto Steam is an honour we accept very graciously and humbly, and we're thankful to Valve for their vote of confidence in the quality of Citizens of Earth.
In addition to all that, there are plenty of other things in the works that I can't really talk about at the moment but which are very good signs for the game.
I hope you'll continue to support and follow along with the game's development. You can follow us on Twitter(https://twitter.com/EdenIndustries or https://twitter.com/CoEGame), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Eden-Industries/292123117469622 or https://www.facebook.com/CitizensOfEarthGame) and our website (www.edenindustries.ca)
Whenever we have a stable build ready, we'd love to have you help us test it if you're so inclined. I'll probably do a Kickstarter update whenever we have a new build, in addition to mentioning it on Facebook and Twitter. So if you're following any of those, you hopefully won't miss it. And we'd be eternally grateful for your help in providing feedback and catching nasty obscure bugs.
And as one last interesting way you can support the game, we're interested in working with multi-lingual folk to make sure Citizens of Earth is available to as many citizens of Earth as possible :). We've already had one backer offer to help us localize the game in Italian, which is awesome! At the moment we're specifically looking for help in localizing in French, German, Spanish, and Italian, though we're open to other options as well. So if you're interested in helping, please let us know! And we'd be happy to add you into the credits of the game for your localization efforts as well.
A huge thank-you to everyone who supported Citizens of Earth! Despite this setback, I know that Citizens of Earth is only going to come back stronger. Hopefully you'll continue to stick with us along the way :)
Ryan (and the whole Eden Industries Team!)