CONSORTIUM IS HERE
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!)
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!
-The iDGi and CONSORTIUM team