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      Creator Malevolence: The Sword of Ahkranox on April 13

      Absolutely! We've already got arrangements with Desura, GamersGate Europe and a new platform called ShinyLoot to sell it. As for Humble, we're going to wait until 1.0 is well established first, and GoG we're not sure if they'll let us on there just yet, but we haven't ruled it out :) If people end up preferring a key for one of the alternate platforms we'll be giving those out instead :)

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      Creator Crosmando on April 13

      Cool, I wouldn't say no to a Steam key, but do you plan to sell it anywhere else like Humble/GOG/Desura?

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      Creator Malevolence: The Sword of Ahkranox on April 12

      Actually got a new update going out VERY soon, so that will come with another video update for you all and I'll explain all of that in there :)

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      Creator Malevolence: The Sword of Ahkranox on April 12

      Hi Crosmando! We're in the wind-down stages of the beta now, with only a couple of things left to add, and a little bit of spit-shine to finish up. We'll be putting out a new 1.0 build once it's all ready, so you'll get a DRM-free version of that, yes, but we'll ALSO be giving you a Steam key if you want one :) everyone who got the game in this Kickstarter will be offered one (we know that some people don't use Steam, so we're going to just message everyone to see if they want one first)

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      Creator Crosmando on April 12

      Is there any estimate on when it's coming out of beta?
      Also, when it is finished do we get an updated DRM-free version (so when don't have to patch the old one continually)?

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      Creator Malevolence: The Sword of Ahkranox on April 1

      We're not on Steam just yet. Once we are, though, I'll be putting out an update on here to let everyone know. After that, people who want them can message me and I'll send them a key.

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      Creator Paul Jackson on April 1

      Where can I get my steam key?

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      Creator Malevolence: The Sword of Ahkranox on November 30

      Gokhan, I'm all for people sharing promotion, but doing so in the comments section of other projects is against the Kickstarter user policy.

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      Creator Gökhan Halil Düzgün on November 30

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      Creator Malevolence: The Sword of Ahkranox on October 29

      Hi Frank! The final version is getting quite close! We're in the final stages of polishing off the last few features before we get 1.0 out there, which we're aiming to do by the end of the year. Several of the team have finished their work on the main game and have started work on the expansion pack.

      The closeness to finish is actually the main reason I've been so quiet with updates on here. Pretty much all of my spare time has just been spent head-down-bum-up working to push this out to you guys and girls! Been living off very little sleep haha but the game is coming along really great.

      I totally understand your wanting to wait for version 1.0 - sounds perfectly normal to me. The only reason I put it out as open beta in the first place because the Kickstarter going so well meant that the scope of the game expanded drastically, which meant a heap of extra work for me and my team. However, I didn't want that extra work to mean that people had to wait longer to start playing, so I moved the game to open beta to allow them to sink their teeth in sooner.

      You won't have too long to wait, though! It's coming along great, and if it's not the end of the year, it won't be much longer past that. We're super close!

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      Creator Frank Talbot on October 28

      Any idea when the final version will be available? It probably sounds crazy but I've been holding out from trying the beta as I'd rather spend my time with the full version once it comes out. Thanks

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      Creator Benjamin Shade on July 29, 2013

      Thank you for the information, guess I didn't go back far enough.

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      Creator Barry Pitcher on July 29, 2013

      @Benjamin you seem to be playing the demo version.

      Download the special kickstarter launcher that was linked in update #87 . I would link to it from here, but this circumnavigates the copy protection and therefore it should never be shared publicly.

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      Creator Benjamin Shade on July 28, 2013

      Any way for us kickstarter people to be able to get a version to save our characters?

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      Creator Malevolence: The Sword of Ahkranox on June 27, 2013

      Hi Justin! It's close! This Friday (maybe Sunday if things get in the way) we're releasing a major public update to the beta that will add in about 40% of what's left in the game, the update after that will add the next 40% and then the final update before 1.0 will add in the rest. After 1.0 we'll still be doing updates for bug fixes, optimization and whatnot, since you can never add too much polish ;-)

      Almost all of what's left is actually in the game now, behind the scenes, just not 100% finished, so there's very little in there which hasn't even been started yet. A couple of things that are left are things that have had their direction changed since going live with the beta (the Quest system, for example) where the community showed us that they could be done better.

      Once 1.0 goes live, we'll also be adding in more online functionality as people have been starting their own leagues on the forum, so we want to help people interact with each other more in the game if they want to. It's an exciting time, and after working on this for so long, it's very exciting to see it finally wrapping up!

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      Creator Justin Kloth on June 26, 2013

      Hello, any update on an official release date?

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      Creator Malevolence: The Sword of Ahkranox on May 19, 2013

      All good, just don't want the admins jumping on me ;)

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      Creator Chuah Teong Leong on May 19, 2013

      I'm sorry I wasn't aware

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      Creator Malevolence: The Sword of Ahkranox on May 19, 2013

      Please don't use this comments section to promote other campaigns. It's against the Kickstarter terms and conditions.

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      Creator Chuah Teong Leong on May 19, 2013

      turn based strategy fans,
      check out jagged alliance flashback
      http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2079547763/jagged-alliance-flashback

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      Creator Malevolence: The Sword of Ahkranox on April 30, 2013

      You can get it now! :D Just go to http://www.malevolencegame.com

      It's in open beta at the moment, but it's not far off being finished. You can keep track of things on the official forum (check out the community tab on the main page)

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      Creator Benjamin Shade on April 30, 2013

      So where is this game in development? Saw it on steam greenlight, and definatly voted to have it brought onto steam, and haven't seen anything since mid april. Is there a projected release date? Looks awesome so far and from what I was able to run will be a lot of fun.

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      Creator Riggo on February 9, 2013

      Looking good!!!

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      Creator Paul Jackson on February 5, 2013

      Ah yes.. missing something obvious... many thanks!

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      Creator Malevolence: The Sword of Ahkranox on February 4, 2013

      Like I said, you don't need one. Check out the "We Are Live!" update to get all the details :)

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      Creator Paul Jackson on February 4, 2013

      So what is my user name and password that is required? I can only run demo at the moment :/ am I missing something obviouse?

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      Creator Malevolence: The Sword of Ahkranox on February 4, 2013

      You guys don't actually need one, as your copy of the game is has zero DRM :)

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      Creator Paul Jackson on February 4, 2013

      Did we get sent out our serial key already? I cant remeber and didnt see one amongst the thousands of email I get from kickstarter lol

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      Creator Riggo on February 2, 2013

      Go 49ers!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Creator Malevolence: The Sword of Ahkranox on January 18, 2013

      Keep at it! Find those loot containers in the countryside. My favourite place to look are the burial urns in graveyards! Always some good stuff in there to sell!

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      Creator RachelEvans on January 17, 2013

      When I looked back up at the clock two hours had passed and all I was doing was running around the overworld. So much fun :). I do wish I could find more gold lying around though. I wanted to buy something but my whopping 13g did not a sword make.

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      Creator Malevolence: The Sword of Ahkranox on January 16, 2013

      You're gonna put me out of a job, Ben! :P

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      Creator Ben Odis on January 16, 2013

      Uhm, maybe I should click even more on the ground :-):
      "
      The purple gem is for dangerous objects. If you're in a dungeon, it means there is a trap nearby. Start clicking on the ground in front of you before stepping into a square, lest you get caught in the trap's clutches! In the countryside, it means there is some sort of evil lair nearby.
      "

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      Creator Ben Odis on January 16, 2013

      Uh, I've got my first quest and this dungeon I die constantly because of traps, which give me instant deaths :-(. Any suggestions?

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      Creator Malevolence: The Sword of Ahkranox on January 12, 2013

      The tower functionality will come into play soon :)

      No dungeons yet sucks, though!

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      Creator Bryan on January 12, 2013

      I've found and claimed 2 cities, and 2 tower with no entrance. 2-3 hours of play and I've yet to find a dungeon :(

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      Creator Justin Kloth on December 19, 2012

      Option A is fine with me.

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      Creator Delfofthebla on November 9, 2012

      Alright, thanks. :)

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      Creator Malevolence: The Sword of Ahkranox on November 8, 2012

      The game will run in 1440x900 or in 1024x768 to support 16:9 monitors and 4:3. I personally run it on an HD monitor and it looks great :)

      And yes! The arachnophobia setting is still being implemented :D

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      Creator Delfofthebla on November 7, 2012

      Apologies if this has been asked before, but I'd like to be sure. Will the game properly support all resolutions up to at least 1920x1080? While I'm not much a stickler for top tier graphics, having to run the game at a lower resolution than my desktop resolution would be quite disappointing.

      Also, did you ever get around to implementing that Arachnophobia option we discussed months ago? :)

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      Creator Malevolence: The Sword of Ahkranox on October 31, 2012

      Prepare your brain-balls to be exploded... We have a new update incoming within the hour...

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      Creator Jalister - OOoE / WoOS / SoSR on October 18, 2012

      Seriously Kickstarter, an edit button. Maybe I just need to get more sleep before posting.

      The DRM free crowd has been supporting indie developers because many of them have been offering DRM "free" versions.

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      Creator Jalister - OOoE / WoOS / SoSR on October 18, 2012

      @John Higgins - There is no guarantee that DRM would put more money in their pockets, it could actually put less money in their pockets. The DRM free crowd has been supporting indie developers because many of them have been offering DRM versions. Look at Legend of Grimrock. DRM free unless you bought it through Steam, and within a week or two they claimed with the number of sales they had made, their game was a big success.

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      Creator Malevolence: The Sword of Ahkranox on October 18, 2012

      We'd never do anything that caused you guys too much inconvenience :) we love you guys!

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      Creator John Higgins on October 18, 2012

      Regarding the DRM update: I think it's perfectly reasonable to protect your IP. DRM is a pain when it becomes invasive, restrictive, or causes game instability. You guys seem mindful of these pitfalls, it sounds like you'll avoid them. The digital age has made it likely that all software loses a significant amount of money to piracy and for an indie developer, every dollar counts. The more money they make, the more motivated they are to make a bigger and better game next time. I'm all for capitalism, and as a backer, I'm all for the financial success of Malevolence. If a DRM puts a few more dollars in the developers' pockets, that's all right with me.

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      Creator Malevolence: The Sword of Ahkranox on October 18, 2012

      For those who asked to see more of the Abandoned Mine tileset, here's a video!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch…

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      Creator Adauli, Red Wizard of the Obisdian Order on October 17, 2012

      I just looked trough all the projects I backed so fare and even with some project aimed for a release this month so fare I only think that Malevolence will realy make it this year and the other will probably some time next year.

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