Hello again everyone! We have quite a few updates for you this month. We were hoping to do a full-on production update for April, but we're still hard at work completing a few final tasks before reaching our next major milestone. It seemed only fitting then to hold off just a few more weeks for our upcoming Kickstarter anniversary.
In the meantime, here's a first look at a new NPC! If you played the closed Alpha last year you may remember reading notes left by an archaeologist named Basden that was studying ancient cave paintings deep in the Mines below Karthas. In the Alpha he met an untimely death long before you ever arrived, but we realized he could play a much more important role in the game and gave him a second chance at life. Meet the new Basden, professor of ancient history!
Discord Games Is Now Bit Kid
We'd like to officially announce that we have changed our company name from "Discord Games, Inc." to "Bit Kid, Inc." Discord has been great to us ever since our formative XBLIG years, but we're ready to move onto something a little more meaningful to us before we launch Chasm. The name is meant to describe all of us that spent countless hours in front of our old CRT TVs as kids completely absorbed in 8, 16 and even 32-bit games. Those are some of our fondest memories (and the reason we're here now), and we felt like the company should be representing that. Please remember to update your bookmarks to bitkidgames.com!
New Promo Art
While the box art Gilang Andrian did a couple years ago has served us very well, it's been difficult to use in different marketing situations due to its portrait layout. We decided to get a new piece done for those situations, and there was only one artist we could think of for the job: Gilang! He was very excited to work on a new piece for Chasm, and we think it turned out amazing. This piece is more focused on the Gardens and Keep, and he included a bunch of the dangerous enemies awaiting you. Also be sure to check out the high-res version!
PAX East 2016
We'll be showing off Chasm this year again at PAX East from April 22-24! We decided to skip the convention in 2015, but now we're ready to get back to Boston. We'll be right next to Axiom Verge and Mages of Mystralia at Booth #5217. We hope to see you there!
GDC 2016 Recap
The two Dan's of the team (biz guru Dan Adelman and background artist Dan Fessler) were kind enough to demo the game at several events for us at GDC this year. They showed off the game at two MIX events (one at the Patreon headquarters!) and also on the Kinda Funny livestream. Here's the Kinda Funny interview with Dan Adelman: