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@Wesley Blackwood: We’ll be releasing another update to the game in the coming week, with with a new Kickstarter update incoming too. We’ve been working on more bugfixes and improvements, as well as adding a bunch of new content; we’ll have more on this in the update! 😊
@Dimitrios Tsaknakis: Hi Dimitrios, thanks for your bug reports, and apologies for the delay in responding! We’ve now fixed the crashing issue (in v0.8.2, which is coming in the next week).
As for the conversations in home mode – you should be able to access different dialogue options when you’ve seen the information you need to answer the questions. We’ll have this fixed in the upcoming update!
Any updates ?
Another thing that is very confusing is when ur access the network at night, and you find information about relatives etc that could be relevant to help them.
Are you supposed to do something with that?
Like when you can find Alanna for example, you later get a text from your aunt asking if you know where she might be, which you do, but there was no option to answer that?
Or when you find that your sister needs money to pay her rent or she will get kicked out, again no option to do anything? Like is there a point to finding this out if you cant do anything with it?
I keep getting a crash after I played for about 30-40 mins, it says "too many heaps", it gives me a crash log and offers to open a directory, but even if I click yes the directory wont open.
@Wesley Blackwood: Absolutely - we're working as hard as we can towards a May release. You can read more in our latest Kickstarter update: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/monomythgames/need-to-know-the-mass-surveillance-thriller-game/posts/2096885
Is this game ever coming out ?
@patrick bakker: The flickering in the prologue scene is intentional - we'll have to make this clearer/less distracting in future releases. Thanks for the bug reports - we'll get those issues fixed!
- the flickering is still there but only in the intro when clicking thru 2034
- also when using the magnifying tool in the game you cannot use blacksheep anymore, it says the person has already been found.
- when using the blacksheep tool on one suspected hit or person, you cannot use it again as it is only applied to the last one.
@Daniel Csvany: Yes, feel free to report bugs here! You can also send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for that report - we'll look into the problem.
As for the logo image, we can easily sort that out - cheers for letting us know about it!
@Dirk Schoeters & @Helge Rasmussen: No worries - we've re-sent your Humble links through a Kickstarter message.
I missed the beta mails I think or maybe its not available for me? I am a backer at level 8.
Hi, I would like to know where I can download the game as a backer?
Is this the place for reporting bugs? The music cannot be turned down nor adjusted on this new 0.8.1 release. Secondly, I know I'm asking alot from you on this. But Can you complete this for Twitch.tv https://help.twitch.tv/customer/en/portal/articles/2348988-adding-a-game-and-box-art-to-the-directory. I do not want to get into trouble with you on adding this to the game directory and have it screwed up.
Is this the place for reporting bugs? The music cannot be turned down nor adjusted on this new 0.8.1 release
@Ben: Just for clarity, our original expected release was December 2016, just over a year ago, not two. But it’s a fair point – the problem for us is that some backers have paid extra to try the game before the full release, so we need to be fair to those backers, while getting the full game to remaining backers as soon as we can. We’re really sorry for the delays, and we’re trying our best to get the game to you as quickly as possible, without compromising quality unnecessarily.
@Kris: The links were sent out before the alpha release in 2016, and some seem to have been caught by spam filters and lost! No worries though, we’ve re-sent your link to you – check your Kickstarter inbox 😊
Hi. I have clearance level 8. How do I access the beta download? Is there an email link I missed? Thank you for the help in advance
Yeah, but Clearance Level 10 backers were also told the game would be released _two years ago_ at this point. This is ridiculous!
@Paul Toderas: As a Clearance Level 10 backer, you unfortunately don't receive access to the beta, but you'll get a Humble link to download the full game as we get closer to release.
Can you please send me the code as well?
@Joel & @Anton Vinchel: We've re-sent your links to your Kickstarter inbox. :)
@Patrick Bakker: Thanks so much for that - we'll look into the issue!
Never received the email with the code or instructions how to download the early release. Please provide one.
Send you an email to the contact adress on your monomyth games site with a video of the flickering, its from the moment you press any key to continue
Can you re-send my link, can't find it.
@Matthew & @Adam Smillie: Re-sent! :)
@Patrick Bakker: That's not too good - which parts of the screen are flickering, is it the map or other parts of the UI?
Hi, I'm not seeing the beta on my humble, any chance you could send a link? Cheers
Hi there! I did not receive a link the the beta even though im clearance 9. Would you be able to resend it? Cheers
Screen is flickering, not playable like this, any idea's, tried full screen, windowed, lower resolution, map movement off, no solution, playing on imac 5k with high sierra
@Asyraf Sofian & @Fantasia & @patrick bakker: We've re-sent your Humble links for the beta :)
Also havent any beta email or so, can you send me the link
I haven't gotten the link either. Appreciate a resend, please. Thanks!
I havent gotten the beta link to play yet.
Could you help resend?
@Diane Woodring: Ah great - we might have to adjust the colour balance for that opening section!
And yes - you'll be able to choose your player character in future releases, including female options :)
Thanks! It went away after the first introductory/opening thing.
Will you be able to play as someone other than Leon in the final version, too? A female option would be awesome.
@Scott: Unfortunately the beta is only open to backers from Clearance Levels 9 to 0 - you'll receive a link for the full game closer to release.
@Louis: You can post them here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/monomythgames/need-to-know-the-mass-surveillance-thriller-game/posts/2060163
@Marcus & @Steven Blair: We've re-sent them in a Kickstarter message :)
@Diane Woodring: You should be able to disable the map & screen motion by mousing over the Department of Liberty logo in the top left corner, or on the main menu.
Is there a way to turn off the screen flicker (I don't know what to properly call it). It's really annoying/making me slightly ill :(
Just checked my kickstarter messages, nothing new. Anyway you could resend?
Can you please re-send the links I need to access the game please? :)
Where do we post bug reports?
Hello, I can not find any email with a link either.
@Paul Blakey: The beta is available on Mac and Linux as well as Windows - these should be downloadable alongside the Windows version. Is it not showing up for you?
@Greg Smith: Re-sent! :)
@Tufeau: It should be available on the Humble page for the game - it's appearing for us. If it doesn't show up after refreshing, let us know and we'll look into it!
Where do I find the beta key? I only see the "Need to Know: Skeleton Key (The Alpha)" but not any beta key. Or am I too early and the beta key will be released later?
I think I lost my humble links, can I get a resend?
The beta not available on mac like the alpha?
Wow, you're fast! Thank you very much, and all the best for the rest of the games development. You're really doing a great job here guys! :D
@Mark Dacapua & @Brotato: We've re-sent your Humble links for the game!
@Nikita Sirons: We're looking at a release early next year - we should have some more info in our next update!
Hi guys, heard beta was open, and turns out I have a few problems in my way of getting it.
So I backed in February of last year (at level 7), and then never got around to replying to any of the polls or, more importantly, following the Humble link to get set up there.
I've been looking over my emails, and it looks like I never got that email, or a deleted it. In fairness, it was probably the latter. xD
Is there any way of sorting this out?
Good to see that you have a progress. But when (approx.) game would be avaliable for backer of level 10?
Hello! I just checked my e-mails and kickstarter messages for a beta key (I pledged at level 9) and I have not seen one. Can you please let me know where I can find my beta key? Thanks!
@Robert Weir: We've re-sent your Humble link - check your Kickstarter messages!
@Matthew Lancaster: Great to hear! Thanks for the feedback :)
Never mind, I thought I backed clearance level 9, not 10