Update 5: Fanart, Beta Access, and 20 Backer Achievements
I am not revealing any trade secrets when I say that a lot of us on the team were even more excited to get to work on this project once IGA and the designers showed us their vision for the characters and the world.
So I'm more excited *still* to learn that it's inspired backers to make such gorgeous fanart. Here's three of our favorites, because if we don't stop there this update will require a circa-2001 56k warning:
As always, there's much more on the Bloodstained Tumblr. Follow it for the latest, and tag your art #IGAVANIA so we can count it toward backer achievements and potentially feature it in a future update!
This week's update theme is levels! Today we've got four pieces of concept art from the developers that give an early look at the interiors you'll be exploring when the game is released.
On Wednesday morning's update we'll have even more art for you, so stay tuned.
Monday also means it's time for a new backer achievement! This time your mission is 25 pieces of fanart on the topic of levels—perhaps a setting you'd like to see, a castle of your own design, or an image of Miriam making her way through some dark corridors.
Remember to post it on Tumblr, tagged #IGAVANIA, by May 23.
While we're talking about achievements: You've completed the Weekly Comics Challenge #1 and Weekly Vine Challenge #1! Those two points leave you at 20, which means you just unlocked the Malevolent Medal—all backers $100 and above will receive a 1" button that won't be available anywhere else.
Keep working on those achievements! Here's the updated list:
We're happy to announce that all backers at $60 or above who choose PC copies of Bloodstained will be granted beta access via Steam. What does this mean for you?
- Get a chance to play early builds of the game.
- Help the development team squash bugs and make the best Igavania possible.
- See the game's development from a different perspective.
- Provide valuable feedback.
All $60+ digital and physical PC copies will be eligible for the beta, but the beta version will only run on Windows. It's definitely going to be the biggest group of beta testers IGA has ever worked with, but he and the team are looking forward to your help.
Sword or Whip voting ends tonight at 11:59pm PST. The battle between Sword or Whip has become a lot closer than we had expected. Get your final votes in now, as the result may be... interesting.