Use this space to cheer the creator along, ask questions, and talk to your fellow backers. Please remember to be respectful and considerate. Thanks!
New KS Update will be coming at you this afternoon, or latest tomorrow morning!
@Eugene There hasn't been any activity for two months.
@ Rachel - They are active in the http://www.zombieplaygroundgame.com/forum/
It'd be nice to have some kind of accountability from this team on the progress and direction of the game. With the recent Peter Molyneux stuff, I'd hope that these guys are worried about the kind of blow-back they'll see if this carries on much longer without delivery.
Can't believe it's almost been 3 years since this was funded.
Wonder if the game will ever fully come out.
@Tiffany Teders - Hi Tiffany, unfortunately the only way to turn down the mouse sensitivity atm is through your OS (outside of the game); we know it's a hassle, so it is being updated (along with almost everything else) in the next build we put up.
@Nick Dimitrakoulias - You can post a guess in the comments section to Update #37. Although, we just checked and it looks like someone has just posted the winning answer! Not to worry, we'll have more chances to win a cap in the future!
How can i earn the hat you were telling in the email ?
When is this "game" going to be finished? It's already 2 years late. This is a big fail, considering you're using a ready-made game engine, namely Unity. I started regretting a year ago I funded this project, but I really hoped it would be finished some day.
Hey! I finally got around to checking out the Alpha on Steam, but it's currently unplayable for me. Is there a way to control how fast you spin around in the Alpha? The current speed makes me motion sick, so I am unable to test it out to give any feedback. Thanks!
(Responding as Stealth Studios Inc.)
If you can take this issue over to the forums we'll see what we can do. Please post your rig specs (including video card) in here:
Hi. Every time I start the game it stops responding before even starting. I tried reinstalling and restarting my computer various times. I can't figure out what is wrong.
Thanks for the updates everyone. Please remember, this is just the very, very first playable, and in no way represents the final build of the game. We won't let you down, and will never give up on delivering the product everyone ultimately expects (including ourselves).
On a side note, 'CactusSmacker' amazingly already has 772 Kills, ranking him(her?) far and above all other competitors at the #1 Global Leader spot. CactusSmacker, you may be well on your way to donning the first ever ZPG hat reward! Good luck!
Finalllly it's here!
I got mine this morning thanks! It works perfectly on steam
I got mine an hour ago :D
Got mine this morning.
Yeap no alpha code, nothing in spam or inbox, still waiting.
Still no Alpha code.
@ Chazlie, Virginia:
Please give it till the end of the weekend (although it should be there by end of day). Also, if you can let us know when you DO receive it, that would be great.
There is some protocol involved with the key disbursement in order to properly track all the keys in our database, and to make sure the database is backed up with every group of keys that goes out (it can get corrupted easily).
Thanks for your patience and support guys!
Thanks for your quick response! I checked my email today and didn't get anything yet, both in my inbox and junk mail ^^;
So, where is the email containing the keys to the alpha build?
(Responding as Stealth Studios Inc.)
If you don't have it by tomorrow, please ping us again here. We have a big batch going out tonight.
Hey, I have a question~ Through the email, it says we're suppose to be getting keys by the end of this week? Did anyone get anything yet? I haven't gotten anything and the week's almost over so I'm not sure if I read it wrong
Seems you're right John, it can only go up from here. No we just need to squeeze out the last ounces of patience while waiting for the steam keys. I mean there are 3787 backers and very few of them are alphabackers or have supported the game without buying a copy. Lets hope that doesn't cause any trouble.
I theory, they couldn't get much worse.
Proof and pudding and all that, but I'm certainly hoping things will start to improve from here out.
I am SUPER stokes about this. I'm totally going to leaderboard all your posteriors. And as a true Canadian I'll apologize as I doff my new cap!
Hooray! An update! Now if only I had some reassurance on Aesop Rock's involvement on the soundtrack I'd be a happy camper.
Breath in, breath out my friends.. seems there is a light at the end of the tunnel.. (could be a truck facing us with high speed.. but ill reserve my judgement untill some more clarification)
Thanks , i saw those updates, just missed the tag "for update 34"
No actual update yet, just some posts "in preparation" for an update. Should be the first three non-stickies on the main page:
Can someone link me the update? I can never seem to find anything on their forum
"Previews" for an update instead of an update? RL hats for placing first in a thoroughly unfinished alpha that probably fewer than 200 people have access to? Concept art for a concept that doesn't work? A few seconds of looped wiggling/shuffling animations?
Sorry, but I'm not reassured.
Interesting. A little more concrete than the prior announcements. I'll reserve judgement until I see what the actual announcement is.
They're ALIVE! Zombie Playground has posted on the forums. "Preparation for update #34". Concept art, zombie animation and a competition with a prize (baseball cap). Now this update better open up the alpha for the rest of the backers, because if they're trying to regain our support by having a competition only for the people who are alpha backers and the rest of us still won't get to play. Then I would consider that a real punch in the face. Kudos to Massive Black for showing that they actually still care for this project. But keep it coming, after your negligence it will take more to change how I feel about this project right now.
None taken, and I agree. I think MB should try to save a little face and open the alpha as-is to all backers, if only to show that they did in fact make *something* with our money. Not that I'm holding my breath—they seem determined to not say or do a damn thing. (Ironically, someone is still cleaning up the spam on the forum, which presumably means they're also seeing the posts there.)
I miss the commenting section as well. Kickstarter responded to me on another bum project and gave me a feedback form. I'm going to use it for this project too.
We have made posts on their facebook, but they don't respond. The funny thing is, I've got another older project that also hasn't delivered (CodeHero) At this point I've written it off, but at least got to download and play the beta initially of that. So at least i know there was something there. I just know i'm never getting my T-shirt and final game. Here, i don't understand how hard it is to finish a digital artbook and decide to let us all have some access. (No disrespect to Alpha Backers.)
I e-mailed Consumerist. Hopefully someone will pay attention to this project, since Massive Black won't.
@Deborah - I like Consumerist. I haven't been reading it as much since they lost their commenting system. Looks like something is happening with that at this point. I'll have to check that out again.
@Gavin - you're right. I didn't look at the dates closely enough. Jason's association is with "Massive Black Shanghai", and appears to have ended in 2011, though he was still by the Texas Secretary of State as a "governing person" for MBI. Interesting.
Rich furrow there. All kinds of associated names. Kemp Remillard, Wesley Burt. Looks like Sam Brown left MBI back in July to go to another studio. Should we ask him if this was his choice, or if he'd like to share any information about it?
Melissa Lee shows on Linked In as well, as Massive Black's President. That seems to have started at the beginning of August. Perhaps this is the person who now restricts the flow of information and prevents them from making simple status updates on Kickstarter?
hahaha Jason Manley has nothing to do with Massive Black. From the KS vid and forum login Chris Hatala seems to be the go to guy, although tbh I don't think contacting them like that is the way to go.
They would read the comments over here but just dont seem to give a shit...
Maybe press is the way to go http://consumerist.com/2014/09/04/ping-wallet-collects-59000-on-kickstarter-disappears/
A search on Linked In turns up profiles for Justin "CORO" Kaufman, Jason Manley, and Chris Hatala. It may be possible to send them mail through the LinkedIn service.
Some basic information on MBI can be found here:
Massive Black has a facebook presence. Apparently, they're considering running some kind of workshop later this year. And they're selling off assets because they have to move/downsize. So, I'm guessing, there's no money to pay us refunds for the funds they've squandered.
They haven't responded to any of the communication methods I have tried to reach them. I've tried both here, the forum and the e-mail listed on their website. I even contacted kickstarter to let them know that one of their creators needed a little "slap on the wrist" but all for naught. Maybe we should find the devs on facebook and then each of us could send them a personal message there. I mean who doesn't check their facebook :p
@Deborah - That's an interesting idea. I'd want to know a little more about who gets stuck with the bill at that point. If Kickstarter ends up soaking up the loss, I'd be a little less happy about it. Then again, they might be able to pursue Massive Black themselves to recoup.
I sent that last comment on both the updates and comments here, also to the "Contact Me" link from their profile here, and posted it to the discussion board on their site. I'm not on Facebook, but if someone (Deborah, perhaps?) wants to push it to them there, and if we can find personal e-mails for the devs, I'd be very interested to see if they address the issue anywhere.
This is beyond disappointing. I don't even care about the game at this point; I just want to get some actual information from the company I gave my money to.