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Update #31

Steam Demo

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Hi Everyone!
Boy do we have some great news for you. Things are really starting to shape up with the game and we are getting closer than ever to getting greenlit. Here is a quick overview of the headlines:

1. Intel Level Up -> Steam Demo
2. GamesCom & PAX Prime
3. Environment Graphics Almost Done


1. Intel Level Up -> Steam Demo
We are proud to announce that FORCED recently won “Best Game With 3D Graphics” at this years Intel Level-Up competition. Not only is this a very huge accomplishment for us that we are very proud of, it also gives us a giant push in the right direction, as part of the prize allows us to release a demo of FORCED on steam. This demo could help us get the final push for Steam Greenlight where we are currently ranked #35 and climbing. A demo which will be available to everyone very soon!
A very proud moment in BetaDwarf history indeed!  

2. GamesCom & PAX Prime  
This week CEO Steffen and Producer Christoffer is in Cologne, Germany showing of FORCED at the prestigious GamesCom Conference.
Next week Steffen wil travel to USA with Co-founder Kenneth to show FORCED at the incredible PAX Prime in Seattle. So if you happen to be at PAX be sure to stop by tge FORCED Booth and try out our newest build.  

3. Environment Graphics Almost Done  
The last few updaters have been talking about how we have been updating the environment graphics throughout the game. We are now getting very close to our goal and can now proudly present in order of appearence Wrath Hoofs Raging Meadow, Slarks Devious Desert, Graws Devouring Blood Forest and Mordards Treacherous Dungeon.


As always, you can join our Facebook page or Twitter if you want the news as they happen, or subscribe our Youtube channel if you want to see the latest videos on FORCED.  

FORCED Love <3  
- Alex  
and the dwarves


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Update #30

Chamber 2 and 3 Beta Release

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Hi Everyone! 

This updater brings the tidings of a new build, a build that is stronger and bigger than ever before. In fact this time there has been added 12 new arenas to the beta build plus a prototype game mode. As always download the latest build at forcedthegame.com/forum

Here is a quick overview of what news this updater contains: 

1. Chamber 2 and 3 open 
2. The new game mode 3. Your opinion
4. Pressin' It Forward 

1. Chamber 2 and 3 open As you know we’ve been hard at work updating the graphics throughout the game. Last time we released the new art for chamber 1 and this time you will be able to see chamber 2, the desert in all its glory. You will also be able to get a sneak peek at some of the updates that we are planning for chamber 3. 

2. The new game mode
Fight your way to chamber 3 in order to try out our brand new prototype endless mode. In two player and four player games the endless mode actually turns players against each other to see who can survive the longest. So now you can find out who is actually the best gladiator around. 

3. Your opinion With the last build we experimented with a questionnaire which was a huge success, as we got a lot of really great feedback. So this time we’ve updated the questionnaire with some new questions about the new content, while still keeping it really short! We really appreciate your feedback so if you want to help us out and share your thoughts, you would do us a huge favor. After you've tried the lastest build, you can find the questionnaire HERE 

4. Pressin' it forward We've recently teamed up with other indie game developers in a community where we work together, to reach our goals. You should really check out the other awesome games over at http://www.pressinitforward.com/

Join the fun
If you want to get all the latest news on FORCED as soon as it happens and maybe see some crazy pictures of the team doing crazy stuff, join our facebook channel. 

 FORCED Love ♥
- Alex

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Update #29

FORCED and the Greenlight SuperShow

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Hi Everyone! 

Last time we updated we told you guys that it would be the last time we would make a kickstarter entry. However, as a lot of you voiced concerns and disappointments concerning this decision we have of course decided to revoke that decision ;)

Thus we will continue to update you via kickstarter, however we are going to use a slightly different format! :) 

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Stuff is happening, Alex is on an adventure this week, so I (Steffen) promised him to keep you updated! Here is all the crazy stuff that has happened since last update: 

1. FORCED is to be part of The Greenlight Supershow
2. Lots of Feedback on the new FORCED build
3. New BetaDwarf team story Image on homepage
 4. Discount on FORCED during The Greenlight Supershow 

 You can read much more about all of this here FORCED Update 

Are you not entertained!?
- Steffen
 and the dwarves 

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Update #28

Important Message

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Hi everyone!

Check out our new teaser here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGyT0O5iaiQ

We want to show that we appreciate our amazing backers and supporters and we do not feel it is fair to keep you guys waiting. Thus, as of today we are opening the beta to anyone who has bought the game. So if you have a 12$ pledge or higher from kickstarter or have pre purchased on paypal you should now have recieved an email with your beta key!

- If you have not received your key please check your spam filter, and if you still cannot find it send an email to alex@betadwarf.com with the following information: kickstarter or paypal, pledge amount, which mail you registered your pledge with.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE!

With this we have also chosen to no longer put updates on kickstarter! From now on all info will be sent to you guys through our newsletter! You will also be able to find this info among many other small updates on our facebook! If you are not on our mailing list and wish to be or if you no longer wish receive newsletters from FORCED please send an email to alex@betadwarf.com and let us know, and we’ll fix it asap!

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Update #27

Can you hear the voices?

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Hi everyone!

It’s been awhile since we last updated and as usual the dwarves have been up to a lot of fun, work and no good! ;) Here’s a quick overview of some of the things we’ve been doing since last time.

1. Distributors first impressions
2. New Environment Graphics
3. New Player Armors
4. Story, Lore and Voices
5. Danish Game Developer of the year 2013 @ Spilprisen

1. Distributors first impressions
We contacted a major distributor (sadly we cannot yet reveal who) who gave us some feedback on FORCED. As expected they of course had some critique and areas they would like to see improved.
The main points of critique FORCED received are depth and polish.
We have taken this close to heart and as the next three headlines show, these are areas we’ve been working on over these last couple of weeks and will continue to do so for the following couple of weeks as well.

2. New Environment Graphics
We’ve long wanted to take a second look at chamber 1 and we were not slow to use the aforementioned feedback as an excuse to do just that. Thus we’re in the middle of updating and polishing the entire environment graphics of chamber 1. In an attempt to streamline our graphical imprint a bit more, we’ve decided to let chamber one reflect the old roman culture a lot more, though still with our own spin to it.

http://i.imgur.com/R16a3jl.jpg

3. New Player Armors
Another part of our quest to meet the request for more depth is player progression. We’re not quite there yet, but the result will be the ability for players to acquire a bit of armor whenever they succeed in the most dangerous trials. It will be a basic progression system, that will make you look and feel more powerful as you complete the trials throughout the game. We’re still working hard on these and will soon be ready to present the first of the new armor sets.

http://i.imgur.com/MhNWwyB.jpg

4. Story, Lore and Voices
We'd always known we would be adding some story to FORCED, but with the feedback we received we decided to kick it up a notch so it wouldn't feel like a tacked on feature. Therefore we've had our guys in Sweden working on voicing the entire cast of FORCED (discounting our silent heroes of course). This will help greatly to add so much personality to all the characters of FORCED!

https://soundcloud.com/cfox-3/sets/sample-of-the-voices-of-forced
http://i.imgur.com/cMjNoEj.jpg

5. Danish Game Developer of the year 2013 @ SpilPrisen
As some of you may already know BetaDwarf was fortunate enough to be awarded Best Danish Game Developer 2013 by the new danish award SpilPrisen (roughly translates to The Game Awards) last month. We are extremely proud of this honor and would like to give a HUGE shout out to all of our wonderful supporters and kickstarters, without you guys this would literally not be possible! :)

http://i.imgur.com/2hksrQu.jpg

FORCED Love <3
- Alex
and the dwarves

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