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Update #42

The Master Edition and Backer Rewards update...

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Greetings everyone!

CONSORTIUM:  The Master Edition

Lately, we've had our heads down once again, working on polishing, fixing and optimizing our game to a very high degree.  Our goal?  Essentially we are gearing up to re-launch the game on April 29th, as "CONSORTIUM:  The Master Edition". 

Polished and improved combat gameplay, greatly optimized and bug fixed, greatly polished choreography, and much more.   All backers at the $10 (gimme the game) + level and everyone who owns the game will get this version for free.  We will also be launching the game on GOG.COM and the Humble Store.

You heard it here first.  This version has the benefit of thousands of players playing it for a few months, and we've been working to address every single issue that has been posted to the Steam discussion forums.

Backer Rewards Update

As per our last update about this, we did hope to largely be completely finished with the rewards at this point.  Our focus has shifted since then a little bit, as we've gone back to the dev grindstone to get the Master Edition completed.  HOWEVER...real progress has been made, and here's proof:

Posters and T-Shirts
Posters and T-Shirts
T-shirts and signed poster up close
T-shirts and signed poster up close
  • T-shirts and Posters.  As you can see above, they have all been created.  We are now working through the process of shipping everything.  U.S backers will be receiving T-shirts first...watch for them arriving within the next few weeks!   The rest will follow soon...
  • Kickstarter Special Edition and DVD:   This version will be built on top of the Master Edition described above.  The core development team spent three days in March, playing through the whole game together.  During these sessions, we had a room microphone hooked up and we were all encouraged to just talk out loud about memories from the production, funny development stories, etc.   Steve and Gregory will be getting together soon to compile all of this into "sound bytes", create additional commentary AND place developer commentary triggers into the game itself.
  • iDGi-1 Discoveries:  This has taken us much longer to produce than we anticipated, but I am pleased to announce Steve has completed work on it and it is currently in the polish and edit stage. It's shaping up to be a very dense 130 pages long and is just an awesome read into the deep back-story of CONSORTIUM, specifically through the lens of our early quantum stream explorations (the A.R.G.)

We all really appreciate your continued patience with getting your goodies, and hope that the quality level that we're aiming for with all of it will be well worth the wait.

Finally, we would also like to mention that after we ship the Master Edition, work will resume on our Mac and Linux ports - so for those of you in the "Other Platforms" tier, there is definitely light at the end of the tunnel! 

Wish us luck with finishing up the Master Edition - we'll be updating more this month as we approach April 29th....

Sincerely,

-The iDGi and CONSORTIUM team


Update #41 - For backers only

CONSORTIUM Original Soundtrack by Jeremy Soule

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Update #40 - For backers only

It's reward time...

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Update #39 - For backers only

Steam key debacle, and....please wait before diving in!

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Update #38

CONSORTIUM IS HERE

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Finally!

As of right now, CONSORTIUM v1.0 is available for all "Gimme the Game" backers and higher.

The game is available on your own personal Humble Bundle page:   Go HERE and enter in the email you used to back us here on Kickstarter to get access!

It is also now on Steam!  Here is a cool image for you, specifically designed for Facebook (in case, you know, you wanted to help spread the word that the game is now available!)

CONSORTIUM
CONSORTIUM

Steam keys?

We are offering Steam keys to all backers at the $10 level and higher.  We have sent out surveys to you all, and we have started sending out keys.    However we chose the wrong method to get you keys (individually pasting a key into an email to each and every one of you...), and it's taking forever.  We also just ran out of keys and requested a ton more (we underestimated how many of you have Steam accounts!).    

Anyways, we are looking into getting the rest of you keys who want one via Humble's page, BUT will continue the individual method if necessary.  Either way, we promise to get you a Steam key if you want one before the week is out.    Thanks so much for your patience!

What about all the other rewards?

So now that the game is "done"  (we're still working on it and will be patching it post launch!), we will shifting our focus to all the goodies we promised you last year.  We are actually very excited about the posters, t-shirts, soundtrack, the Kickstarter only Special Edition AND the iDGi-1 Discoveries PDF that we have in the works.     Generally speaking, we are aiming to wrap up production and complete and ship all the remaining rewards before the end of February.   We care very deeply about these things, and though they are coming very late, we promise that you won't be disappointed with the quality of the stuff.    So, specifics:

  • The Kickstarter Only Special Edition and DVD.  We are very excited about this.  We are planning for this version to make use of the in-game developer "commentary" system, and everyone on the dev team will be contributing to make this something special.  The version of the game itself will also be 1.1, meaning it will include all the fixes that we will be making over the next few weeks, post-launch, so this DVD should truly be a great keep-sake.  Also, everyone in the $17 level and higher will receive a special download on Humble Bundle when it is available.
  • T-shirts and posters.  These are all designed, and we will now be choosing precisely who to use to get them produced - extreme high quality is our goal with these.
  • Official Consortium Soundtrack.    Getting the official soundtrack made and sent to everyone make take a little while, but we're working with Jeremy on this.  It will be worth the wait, we promise!
  • iDGi-1 Discoveries.   Now that the game is out, Steve will be able to focus his efforts on finishing this off for you all.  It will be the ultimate guide to everything we know about the other universe thus far...

That about sums it up at this moment - we will keep you updated on the status of all the remaining rewards.

We're already getting reports that the game isn't as bug free as we hoped it was, and so we will be continuing to work to iron out the issues and patch the game.   But...regardless....it's been one helluva journey, and we owe reaching the finish line to all you amazing backers!!

Your support, patience and general awesomeness will never be forgotten!  This is our first Kickstarter AND our first product launch as a company...suffice it to say, we've learned a lot.

For those of you about to jump into the game, we truly hope you enjoy your experience!

Sincerely,

-The iDGi and CONSORTIUM team


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