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Story-driven post-apocalyptic video game set in Eastern Europe, 2026. Single-player 2D interactive novel deeply rooted in psychology
Story-driven post-apocalyptic video game set in Eastern Europe, 2026. Single-player 2D interactive novel deeply rooted in psychology
Story-driven post-apocalyptic video game set in Eastern Europe, 2026. Single-player 2D interactive novel deeply rooted in psychology
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BETA reactions and status update

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It’s been a few weeks since we released the closed BETA build, and since then we’ve gathered feedback and impressions from all continents. Overall, our game is very well received (see more below), but more importantly, we have started the journey with YOU, our backers. This is an Update to share some light on the reactions and sum-up of feedback.

SCORES

It is our goal to be very transparent about the whole project and development process. So, how do our BETA testers rate, and review the closed BETA version of The Seed? Let’s take a look at the average scores first.

BACKER QUOTES

“I experienced many emotions, I laughed, I cringed. The first 10 minutes, and the first choice, shocking!. I look forward to getting back into it shortly. This is not something you experience in games, Visual Novels can do it, but only some of the best.”
- Sam (backer)

“The gritty, realistic depiction of the grey wasteland that would be the human inheritance following a major war involving true weapons of mass destruction sets a chilling atmosphere.”
- Vincent Cenni (backer)

“It's all about the choices you are making and consequence from them.” - Brian Lagoni (backer)

“It doesn't (remind me of any other game). It's unique which is what I like.” - Anonymous (backer)

“The Seed doesn't remind me of any video game I know but it does strongly remind me of a book I read, The Road by Cormac McCarthy. Especialy the element of survival in a desolate and devoid of life world feels similair, but thats a very good thing if you ask me!”
- Jairus Beije (backer)

“I can be general and say it reminds me of some Visual Novels, but with the great story and with the amount of choices and different directions the story can go, I can't really think of anything similar.”
- Samuel Walczak (backer)

“Visually and sound wise, the game is extremely immersive and polished. Lorewise, I can see the work you put into the bible come out very well and the setting is extremely gripping.”
- Joe Barron (backer)

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BACKER FEEDBACK

... is the average time backers spent testing the closed BETA build. Time spent in-game varies much for testers, but overall this is actually way more than we had first expected. Thank you for diving into our work with such devotion!

... is the suggested avg. price (for each of the final three Acts) on desktop platforms, according to backers. This varies for our testers with prices ranging from $7 to $65.

... is the suggested avg. price (for each of the final three Acts) on mobile platforms, according to backers. Again, this varies greatly for our testers with proposed price tags ranging from $0 (free) to $60.

... of testers find the BETA version of the game ‘captivating’.

... of testers rate the level of player immersion as either ‘great’ or ‘well done’.

... of testers have tested the closed BETA build on a PC platform.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

We will soon be going in-depth about the inventory of the game, as currently this aspect is implemented in a very different direction than most video games, we'd like to further explain about our decisions and how this is even more fitting to the style and direction of The Seed.

The BETA didn’t display it’s full potential and impact on the game and this is something that we are going to be talking about in one of our next Updates.

Besides planning and prepping for Steam Greenlight, we are also hard at work to finalize the first Act with all assets, feedback impressions and a final polish. 

Didn't get a chance to pledge for the closed BETA participation?

It is still possible. Just shoot us a Kickstarter PM (or email to contact@mdtseed.com) to have your backer tier upgraded in a matter of hours!

Stay tuned and enjoy the apocalypse!

Best regards
The Seed team

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Closed BETA reward release

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Closed BETA release on Feb. 25

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Hi, how are you guys doing?

We have our noses dug deep in work, but we couldn't be happier with the latest progression on our pilot project The Seed. Major bugs have been gloriously squashed and many features have been finalized.

We are delighted to soon be sharing the closed BETA with those that purchased BETA access (EXPLORER backer tier and above). The closed BETA will be available for download on February 25 for Win x32, Win x64, Mac, and Linux. We honestly can't wait to enter this next stage of debating our gameplay with you! In other words we’re coming to you for creative sparring and impressions of our project.

BETA vs FINAL COMPARISON

Here's a visual comparison chart between the BETA version and the final Act 1 game, to let you know exactly what to expect from both:

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Backer influence

We've prepared a detailed BETA tester survey that will be distributed to every single backer who is going to participate in the upcoming testing and sparring phase. This is your chance to influence the game in its completion phase prior to release. A chance to shape the game and voice your opinion, and we are going to love you for it.

You can still make it

If you didn't get a chance to pledge for the Early Access BETA of The Seed, you can still make it. Just send us a PM and we can upgrade your pledge accordingly via PayPal. You are also more than welcome to contact us via contact@mdtseed.com

Until next time!

Best regards
Misery Development Ltd.