Greetings Backers! We've had an interesting fall so far, and it's time for an Update on this project to let you know how everything is going so far.
1. We Have a Steam Key for You!
The majority of our Backers supported this project at the $5 Pledge and above, which means that all of you are entitled to a free copy of Sword of the Stars: The Pit. Since we're using BackerKit for fulfillment, we've been working on the Digital Download system of their site to provide you all with an individual Steam Key to download the game for free.
There were some complications with the site's Digital Download suite last week, but as of today we seem to have it sorted. You should have received an email today which will lead you to your personal code.
2. The Engineer Bundle is Complete!
3D Artist John Yakimow has completed the full set of models for our Engineer Pack of printable 3D files! We are currently doing a final run of test-prints to be sure that they are easy to use for home printers, but in general we're confident that every miniature is ready to print and play!
We will be looking at the best way to package those files for download and set it up soon. All of our Backers who have the Engineer Bundle should expect to have the files soon, and be able to start whipping up armies of Bots, Bats, Bears, Proteans and Zuul very soon!
It also means that we'll be reaching out shortly to our Megalomaniac backers to work on their individualized minis. If any of them give us permission to share the creative process on those, we definitely will! But only if they're comfortable, obviously.
3. The Big Step To Manufacturing Begins Soon!
We are the final phases of pre-production with our manufacturer in China. On our end, that means that every miniature, card, and component has to be carefully checked! We want this game to arrive on your doorstep as perfect as we can make it.
4. We Also Have Some Video Games Out This Month!
In the last two weeks, Kerberos has released two video games on Steam for the first time. The first is Pit Of Doom, our FPS/Roguelike hybrid made in the Unreal Engine. We've released the game for Early Access players this week, with a low starting price of $9.99. In the months to come, we'll be adding more exciting features on our way to the final release version of the game--including 4-player co-operative play, crafting, biomes, and the Final Floor. As time goes on, the price of the game will increase, so now is a good time to get a bargain!
We also made one of our older games available on Steam. Fort Zombie was first released in 2009, and for several years was available only on three obscure download sites around the Internet. When they shut down the last available venue for purchase a few years ago, the community of fans and modders started to send us emails and chat messages asking for a place to get a clean legal copy.
We investigated and found that we could offer it on Steam, so we've packaged up the legacy code from 2009 to make it available to the community. We set it at the lowest possible price and stuck a launch discount on it as well, to wish our players a Happy Halloween.
Many thanks to everyone who supported and loved our weird little experimental game over the years. We love you guys.
That's It For Now!
Thanks for listening, and please contact us if you have any issue with your Steam code this week. In the meantime, thank you all for your support!