Yes! Need to Know has been Greenlit on Steam (thank you!), and will be available there on release.
All backers from Clearance Level 10 upwards will also receive a Steam copy of the game.
We also hope to offer the game on other platforms.
We plan to release an early chapter of the game mid-year. Then, in October, there will be a more complete version of the game for early access backers to play. Both of these releases will be available to backers of Clearance Level 9 onward.
Like the full release, we plan to make the early access releases available on Windows, OSX and Linux.
Unlikely, since we plan to use any additional money to enhance the game's quality and implement the stretch goals. We're looking into options to speed up development where possible, but we don't want to rush the game at the risk of compromising your gameplay experience.
Naturally, early access will still be available before the final release.
The game's main story will be mostly the same on each playthrough, although different choices you make throughout the game will change what happens along the way. Some suspects will be central to the story or a particular mission, and so those encounters will be similar on each playthrough. In some missions, though, there will be new and different suspects every time.
We've sketched out different possibilities for a mobile version of Need to Know; there is a lot of gameplay potential there! Right now, we're focused on the desktop version, but we hope to extend the game to other platforms in future. Keep an eye out!
We've tested early builds of the game on a range of computers, and it should run well even on computers which aren't very powerful. For example, it runs well on a laptop with an Intel i3 CPU and Intel HD 4000 integrated graphics.
These specs may increase as further graphical touches are added to the game, but we don't expect that the final system requirements will much higher than this.
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