Exclusive Backer Alpha launch & fresh screenshot!
AtS is greenlit on Steam, new screenshot, backer forum access & backer alpha details!
The ... project ... is … funded!
Final hours & a short recap
Console release? New Stretch Goal & a stereoscopic video for Oculus Rift!
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We are left with so many impressions to digest. For us this means back to intensive work on the project, and there is nothing we would like better. We promise to go through all your comments and feedback in the days to come, and get back to everyone who still awaits answers.
And because we came so close, we’ll do the last Stretch Goal anyways!
We were so inspired by all your input and feedback during the last month, that we’d love to spend some time after release, and develop a secret DLC in collaboration with our wonderful backers. This will be a separate story or part of the game, that will be released for free once it's done. All of you who will receive access to the backer-forums are invited to join in a creative month of developing the DLC. The possibilities are endless!
Why does my payment say Red Thread Games?
We're lucky that the indie game community in Norway is a small and close community, and the wonderful people at Red Thread Games (working on the amazing Dreamfall) were kind enough to help us out with the practicalities surrounding an Amazon account. All contributions goes directly to the development of Among the Sleep.
Even though all Kickstarter-tiers are closed, it’s still possible to pre-order a digital copy of the game from this link. This is also a way for those who missed the Kickstarter to support the ongoing development.
We’ll keep posting updates on Kickstarter, but if you would like to discuss anything with us, or others interested in Among the Sleep, please head on over to our forums! We’ll show the forum much love going forward.
Nordic Game Conference
To conclude, in all seriousness: thank you all. You have no idea how much this means to us.
We love you.
- The Krillbite Team
We’re live streaming the final hours on this link! Join in, and lets count down together :) We’ll be answering questions, playing some video-games, and Jory Prum, our magnificent dialogue recorder from the States, is even here in Norway joining us!
We’re even closing in on our humungous last Stretch Goal(!), a free DLC developed after release in collaboration with our backers! Can we make it? :D
A recap of the last month
The last 30 days have past by in a delightful blur. It feels like it was only yesterday that we pressed the green button on Kickstarter, not knowing what to expect at all! Since then, a lot has happened:
- First of all, generous people from all over the world have contributed over $244.000 (!) to the remaining production of Among the Sleep! That still blows our minds...
- We just published a Playable Alpha, so everyone can get an impression of what they are supporting. This was on tuesday evening, and it has already been played a total of 25.000 times! The feedback has been truly amazing...
- We posted the game to Greenlight, where it’s currently at 32nd place in the whole world, and still climbing fast!
- We just announced our dialogues with Sony, regarding a possible PS4 release!
- We have established an official Forum, where people are invited to discuss anything Krillbite-related with us! We'll show this forum much love in the time to come.
All in all it’s been a magnificent month, incredibly inspiring for the team, and we are more pumped than ever to continue work intensively on finishing our dream project (both metaphorically and literally) Among the Sleep!
Kickstarter video Bloopers
Here is a small video with bloopers from our Kickstarter movie! We had some fun, to say the least...
An immense thanks again, to wonderful AnnleisFilm!
Thanks so much for reading, and we'll see you in the live stream!
- The Krillbite Team
Hi again you lovely people!
We’re continuing to climb, that is simply amazing :D We just entered the last 24 hours of the campaign, and we just can’t believe we’ve come this far. Today it’s even Norway’s national day, so the entire country is already dressing up to celebrate :)
Oculus Rift, Commentary track & new Stretch Goal!
After the wonderful ice cream, we’ve reached an additional two stretch goals! The proper Oculus Rift implementation, and the in-game Commentary Track featuring thoughts and anecdotes from the development of Among The Sleep.
We can’t wait to share the results of this with you.
As we have mentioned, we are very satisfied with the existing design of Among the Sleep, but there are numerous things we’d like to do on the side of the game itself. And because you lovely people keep contributing, we’ve added the next Stretch Goal to the list!
Supersecret free DLC! We’ve been so inspired by all your input and feedback during the last weeks, that we’d love to spend some time after release and develop a free DLC in collaboration with our wonderful backers! Everyone with access to the backer-forums would be invited to join in the creative process. Keeping it separate from the main AtS story should also give us all the creative freedom we would like! What could become of it? The possibilities are endless!
This is your chance to join us, in creating something unique for Among the Sleep!
Among the Sleep on PS4?
We’re glad to finally be able to announce our dialogues with Sony, regarding a potential console release! We don’t want to promise anything yet, but we’ve been talking with them for a while, and are now in the process of ironing out the details. We have yet to nail what a quality port would demand from us as well, but things are looking bright!
We want as many people as possible to be able to play Among the Sleep, so we would love to make the PS4-version possible.
Stereoscopic video for Oculus Rift dev-kits!
We have recorded an in-game video while running Oculus Rift, so that all of you with dev-kits can get a feel for the in-game scale and perspective! Be cautious though, when you do not control the movement yourselves, it’s much easier to get motion sick.
Also, keep in mind that we’ve had very little time to implement it yet, hence the Stretch Goal. The implementation is far from finished, and this video is just an opportunity for a quick feel :)
Livestreaming the final hours!
We’ll be livestreaming the final hours of the campaign tomorrow, counting down in unison! We will start about two hours before touch down, at 7am PST / 10am EDT / 4pm CEST, and keep it going past the finishing line.
The streaming-link will be found on the Kickstarter front page tomorrow. You are all invited to join in, and discuss or ask us questions etcetera. I’ve also heard some rumors about Amnesia gaming, for entertainment purposes.
Again, thanks so much for your support. Now let's make the last hours count!
- The Krillbite Team