Use this space to cheer the creator along, and talk to your fellow backers.
Have a question?
Hi Team Misery Dev.,
A quick question and it may not be possible for reasons that I can't foresee. Could you start a separate thread for those of us who have done multiple outcomes to discuss our choices? I would not want to give spoilers to any who would unknowingly read them, but those of us who have played to multiple outcomes it might be interesting to discuss how we felt about the results of our choices. I think if we give a warning that we will be discussing plot elements that those who want this to be a strictly solo experience or to experience more outcomes first can avoid it.
Also have you considered doing another Kickstarter to raise more funds. You could offer Act 1 as an incentive to any pledges that are confirmed to go through and those of us who have enjoyed playing can give honest non-spoiler reviews. As a tier for those of us already in the game maybe a soft cover book or download discussing what went into the creation of some of the storylines from Act 1 or a novelization of one or more scenarios.
Just a couple of thoughts, but mostly thanks again for an interesting and thought provoking game. Vince
Just playing through the game now, so far so good.
Its a long read but worth it me thinks theres a nice feel about it late at night where my room is quiet so i can get wrapped up in the game. The inventory system needs to be used more due to me only being to use the gps so far in the game. Good start all the same.
Finished my first playthrough yesterday and I really like it! Great job!
However I never even saw one single character? I met a couple of them, but I never saw their face / character (as shown in the kickstarter campaign)? Is that intentional?
And I found it a little bit confusing - the only choices I can make are the choices in the text? Why have an inventory system then if I can't use it and only look at it? So far the only item I could "use" is the GPS - that however, is kind of useless and only shows the map?
Am I missing something here?
Thank you! We look forward to hear what you think and where you end up
Congratulations on launching the 1.0 version. ! I look forward to reading it.
PLEASE DONT POST ANY LINKS HERE.
For support and questions on links, please refer to our private messaging only.
Look for our PM so we can sort out that link for you.
Sorry this transfer has been deleted and is not available anymore. At an hour long I guess I'm not really missing much.
No worries, we might have phrased this badly, sorry.
We just spend several hours to test the pre-release build and reply to this properly.
If you rush through one story/playthrough without watching the intro, without reading the text, without inspecting your inventory, withouth using your GPS, and without reflecting on your personality analysis, it will still take about 30 min.
Also, we are not entirely sure that you can even do such math on a non-linear novel with multiple endings. But you will be able to test all of this yourself tomorrow when we deliver Act 1 to you.
You will have our replies to all comments and questions raised in our next update.
Woo, so excited about this day :)
In any case - really looking forward playing it tmr!!
Was wondering the same - I don't mind having a 1 hour game that can be replayed 3 times. But since you've stated that the first act ended up being a lot longer I really am wondering: you really started off with act 1 being 20 minutes long or at least planned it? What happened to the loads of story text-pages?
Congratulations are in order. And thanks for your dedication and endurance. I'm uncertain about your statement regarding game length. You say 3 playthroughs can be done in 3 hours? And that Act 1 is 3 times longer than planned. Does that mean the original plan was for a 20 minute game? I thought you had hundreds of pages of story text. How is it possible that the game is then so short?
Thank you so much for posting. The short answer is yes, it is still a 3 parter.
We will give our indepth response to your comments and questions in the next update.
Complex moral and ethical interdependencies and "economies" sound great. Hope they provide a diverse spektrum outcomes. Nice that you're updating us regularly. Of course a release date would be nicer. Hope that's not too far off. By the way, is the project still a three parter? Will you be releasing all parts simultaneously?
Agreed, it's been way too long since our last update and we will post a meaty update within days to let you know how it goes.
The last update was in September - I dont mind that the game is not finished yet but I would very much like to have another update? Even if its only a short one regarding the state of the game / development?
Happy new year btw!
I need this game in my life! Please keep us updated!
This is hard to say since we are no longer working on a budget.
But progress is made on a weekly basis, and we soldier on to finish the game.
When will you release the game?
I've seen some "video games aren't art" opinions floating around the internet. I'm waiting for you to release your game so I can use it to argue with them ;)
I really appreciate that you guys leave the occasional comment on here even if you don't have time/news to put in a full update :)
Still hard at work when possible, and making good progress.
Programming is also refined considerably, making a smoother and better game.
A new status update will be published in a near future.
Hey team, any updates?
Thank you very much! Editing is now done, and we are posting another update to all backers.
Happened to be in the neighbourhood. Wanted to say thanks for keeping us updated and for your undawnted dedication to the project. Hope to be hearing more from you guys soon.
New Update posted now:
Editing is getting along!
Looking forward to play The Seed. :-)
We've made a lot of progress and a new project update is planned for next week, so stay tuned.
How's everything going? :) I hope everyone is doing well.
Such is the cost of backing crowdfunded projects... Keep up the good work, guys. It will likely be worth the wait in the end.
@ Pedro Dalston
We are not proud of the delay, but we can look back with satisfaction on the ways we've dealt with the obstacles and challenges during development. The project Updates will tell you the story. The funds are depleted, but we soldier on, and we are closer to a finished game than ever before.
I backed up this project and the estimated delivery date was Sep 2014. We are in June 2016 and nothing. Is it possible to receive a refund ?
Writing almost done - yes!
See more in todays Update: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/989416433/the-seed-0/updates
There's light at the end of the tunnel as advertised in todays Update.
See it right here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/989416433/the-seed-0/posts/1494137
Cheers to all backers!
Good progress on fiction!
Read more in todays Update:
Cheers to all
Thank you so much, Sam.
Your support and encouragement is much appreciated.
We posted our new Update just now, and we are chatting with our authors this weekend to get the ball rolling.
Just thought I'd drop by again to show some support. Hope you guys are doing alright, with personal issues or whatever it may be.
Keep it up!
You are most welcome.
The Update is published just now: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/989416433/the-seed-0/posts/1334042
Awesome, thanks for the reply.
We will post the next update very soon.
Currently gathering news from all areas of development.
Any update on my favourite kickstarter project?
We are still around. Just got our noses dug deep in problem solving here, nothing we can't handle. There will be another Update very soon.
Hey guys, whats the latest news? Been quiet for a while around here
Hope the beta has given you some good feedback and you're just eyes down getting things done
Thanks for the reply. I'll check again.
Yes, as a backer of the HOARDER pledge tier you should have an invite to the closed BETA build in your inbox. Please check todays email but also on the date of february 25.
If you haven't received an email from us with an invite just PM us.
Maybe you have your Updates disabled for this project or it was caught in spam filters?
Let us know via PM.
I selected the Hoarder package when backing The Seed, I think I missed the Beta invite? Or was I not supposed to get one?
New update posted!
Check it out here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/989416433/the-seed-0/posts/1167702
Remember that you can also follow us on Facebook for minor news updates.
Clicky here: https://www.facebook.com/TheSeedMDT
I just tried downloading the BETA and the page 404d
"Not Found, The requested URL /rewards/TheSeedBetaWin64.zip was not found on this server"
Ah, thanks, now I get it! :-)
Look for our comments here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/989416433/the-seed-0/posts/1146775
We are servicing all via PMs but will eventually setup a new Update with catch-up info soon.