Today we have a digitial development update from Playdek as well as some details for all of you backers on what we're doing with BackerKit. I'll have another update for you on the Collector's Edition and the GMT side of the physical rewards within a few days. I hope you find this information helpful. - Gene
Development on Twilight Struggle has been steadily progressing and we have gotten to a point where we now know that beta access for PC will be available to backers as early as this August with Android beta access to follow shortly thereafter. Beta access will be released through Steam for PC, so if you wish to participate in this beta you will need to have a Steam account ready if you do not already have one.
Programming has been moving along with some exciting developments to the AI that we are sure all of you will appreciate, and our artists have been busy designing some of the game features that will be new for the digital version of the game. Below is the first look at the “Action Banner” design. This is still a work in progress as the “Coup” section has not been added in yet, however our artists were very excited to be able to share this asset with all of you and are looking forward to sharing more in the weeks to come.
On the Support front, BackerKit is almost ready to send out, we are just waiting for the final approval. If all goes well we will be able to send out invitations later this week. This tool will allow you to update your shipping address, select the different reward options your tier may offer you, and allow you to share information with us that we need in order to fulfill your rewards.
Unfortunately due to physical item limitations (we set aside enough copies of the Twilight Struggle boardgame and 1989 to fulfill original backer orders, but have since sold out of both in our warehouse), we will not be able to allow backers to jump into the $65+ tiers. The tiers below the $30 tier will be allowed to move up should they wish to do so, but the highest tier available to upgrade to will be the $30 tier.
The last thing for today is about the $15 coupon code that we sent out late last year. The expiration on those coupons is today. However, we have decided to extend the coupon expiration until July 30. I hope this is helpful.
Thank you, and we will be back soon with another update.