Update 20: Release Roadmap
Hello Future Creators!
Today is our 23rd day on Kickstarter, meaning there is only 7 days left before the end of our Kickstarter Campaign. It has been a tremendous journey for all of us. We spent many late nights preparing this campaign and all of the content, but it has been well worth it! Hope you guys have enjoyed the ride so far! But the fight is not over yet, we still need your support. Let’s make it happen, let’s make The Universim a reality! Remind your friends and relatives that we are still here and they have one last chance to become pioneers. Create articles on gaming blogs, email your friends, create Facebook posts, submit links on Reddit, and feel free to raise your pledge and get even more exciting goodies. Many have already done so, and for that we are eternally grateful! This last week beginning on Monday is going to be quite explosive, we are going all in with getting the word out there. It all begins with the Thunderclap.
In this update, we would also like to share our future plans with you. The questions keep pouring in regarding the release of the Alpha and Beta builds, and we hope to clarify by announcing the release roadmap.
As you can see on the timeline above, we plan to release the first Alpha Build by the end of this year (2014) if the Kickstarter is successful. Why are we not releasing a working build within a few weeks? The truth is that we want ensure that we deliver the best possible alpha experience with minimal bugs and glitches (although there will still probably be a few!). Quality and balance is our number one priority right now when working on current and new features. We believe that laying a proper foundation is crucial. We can update and improve it all from there with your feedback.
- Alpha Access Information: Everyone who pledged $30 or more will receive guaranteed access to the Alpha Build
- Beta Access Information: Everyone who pledged $20 or more will receive guaranteed access to the Beta Build.
- Complimentary Beta Access: Everyone who pledged $15 or more will receive two weeks of Kickstarter Complimentary Beta Access before launch. Please keep in mind that this Beta access is different from regular Beta Access. We decided to include this small benefit for our Early Supporters instead of just giving you the game as we wanted to show how much we appreciate any support.
If you would like to upgrade your pledge and receive access to earlier builds, you can simply add the difference on top of what you have already pledged and select the new tier. For example: if you are at $15 and want to upgrade, you can simply add $5 to your pledge to receive access to the Beta or $15 to receive access to the Alpha. At the end of campaign, we will send everyone Surveys to confirm your reward selection and see which add-ons you selected as well.
If you would like a custom add-on please contact us and we will see what we can do!
Please keep in mind that this information is based on an estimated timeline. The outcome is dependent on community support, which can either allow for some of the builds to be released earlier or we might have to push it back slightly. We definitely do not want to push it back, though! That is the absolute last resort if we feel that something extra needs to be added first, or if it needs a bit more polish. There are many things that can force us to push back new releases, but they will all be for good reason. And they can only benefit the game!
A big thanks goes out to everyone for their continued support!
We have been reading the comments and really appreciate all of the effort you have put in already! Let’s make it happen guys!