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@Peter Ostrowski who knows, we can never be sure. I pledged for quite some projects and I don't really expect them to ship until the postman knocks on my door or the game-key hits my e-mail. Less disappointment this way. Stay positive! :-)
In case you missed our last few updates, we partnered with 505 Games in August! Underworld Ascendant is definitely still in development, and on track for our release in 2018.
I would say 99% of pledge money is gone. 2 years since, 850k is not going to pay for a lot of development, art, modeling etc.. They are probably shopping around looking for a publisher. If they do not get one, good chance they run out of money before the game is done. Of course this is pure speculation on my part
Updates are great and we love seeing them but how about an updated timeline on the different stages? We'd like to have a better idea of where we are at, where we are going, when we are getting there and most importantly, when we can play!
@Leon Moor If you haven't checked in with us recently, we have a newsletter that we send out every month and a half or so, and you can always check our website for our latest updates about our progress on Underworld Ascendant as we continue to refine mechanics.
It is thanks to your and all of our backers' support that we are able to work on Underworld Ascendant, and we can't wait to show it to you all! Thank you for being patient with us.
I figured that out shortly after the Kickstarter ended and they seemed shocked they didn't make a bazillion dollars. Seemed kind of obvious it wasn't going to get past the concept stage then.
Late 2018? So ... about two years late? Yeah, I know about game development and delays ... and about delays on Kickstarter. Still, I think I'll stay away from computer games on Kickstarter in the future (most of the ones I backed either have not yet been delivered, will not be delivered or are not really fun games ... Larian's Divinity games being the shining exception).
Backers should have access to the digital rewards, including Steam and DRM-free keys through relevant builds, through the "Digital Downloads" page on BackerKit as they become available.
even with partnering with someone keep in mind game dev takes a loooooooooooooong time. it'll be a while yet.
So based on the last update, this is finally coming to fruition? Where do I go to ensure I receive the digital product once available? Is it going to be released through Steam, or the like?
Is it possible to increase my pledge level? I'm at the Adventurer level and would like to bump it up to the Digital Protagonist level but it doesn't seem to be possible.
Thank you for the clarification..
Hi @M4rt_RR , we're addressing that right now! (Yes, all Digital Add-Ons are included with the Avatar packages and above).
If anyone has personal questions related to their pledges, feel free to message us! (It's harder for us to notify you from the general comment page here.)
Hi, I haven't been in the loop for a while so I don't recall, are the "Faction Banners" included with the Avatar Package? Just wondering because it doesn't have a green arrow in my backer kit.
We're aiming for mid to late 2018! :)
I know we got an update today. Has there been any word on when this will be released? Before I get flamed, I noticed it said Nov 2016 on the Campaign. Just want a ballpark like maybe this year or early next year or late next year or "we have no idea" or "we just won't say so you don't hold us to it."
OSE's Community Manager, Sam, here: we're still going through the Kickstarter, email, forum, facebook, and twitter messages to sort out what is still an issue for backers. If you still haven't received a response to an unresolved problem, please resend it to email@example.com so we know it's an ongoing issue. Thanks!
Ah, they have finally responded and fixed things in BackerKit. :)
The OtherSide support email address doesn't seem to be monitored at all, no response in the last month.
There are lots of updates
Last one being 17th August
there's been like no updates since last year, has this turned into a scam ?
Where's my key for the game.
I'm in a similar situation with the Kickstarter email address change. Emailed Otherside support a week ago, tried messaging through KS a few days ago, no response. Prototype access still shows as "pending" on Backerkit.
ah - now they have changed the mail-adress - THANK YOU :-)
ok - now i know the Problem, why i don't got my digital key --> i changed some month agao my mailadress on my kickstarterprofile - but on the "pledge-profile" for this game is no possibility to change the adress - i wrote to the support to change my adress - i got now answere till today - so i have no chance to get my digital Survey?????
Windows only it seems (what a surprise)
Mac user here. Got my key yesterday, but didn't have time to try it out. Just installed the key in Steam and it said it downloaded correctly, but it didn't actually download anything. It's showing "Ready to Play" with 0 bytes / 0 bytes downloaded. Obviously, it doesn't launch, either.
have the Heroe-pledge - didn't get a key till now - what's the problem there? i tried to get my key on this page https://underworld-ascendant.backerkit.com/ - or is this the wrong way? i didn't get a mail till now - does anyone know more about this problem - or is this just a "problem for me"?
at a pioneer lvl pledge, you don't get access till the game is finished, right ?
(this would explain why no keys yet).
Thanks in advance
Got my key, but appears to be for Windows as it's looking for an .exe file. Not much good on a Mac. I'm sure they'll get it straightened out.
Now it shows as "pending" on the digital downloads page
Hey there, haven't received the code yet - but i see loads of other people haven't either, assuming I'm in the same boat.
Thanks +K§H ~¤|AoUA|¤~. Seems Otherside are ready to send the codes from Backerkit as soon as they get them from Valve (Steam).
Seems the problem is with Steam and not OtherSide, they still haven't received the keys from Steam: https://www.othersideentertainment.com/forum/index.php…
5:00PM EST, no code here.
Nope, 4:30 PM EST, still no code.
Has this worked for anyone yet?
The Steam codes for the Pre-Alpha will be released on BackerKit around 1 PM EST later today for those backers that have never had a Steam game for any game build (Playground/Prototype) before.
Me too. No Steam code.
Ditto no steam code, have the code for the gog old school games but not one for the alpha
Would like to add my name to the "I cannot find my steam code" drum beat.
I have a backer kit account, and have for a while .. I can see the GOG code, I can see the 'wallpapers', but nothing about the Steam code. Checking the list of 'entitlements' it seems like I should have access.
Thanks in advance for assistance in resolution.
Same here. I cannot find my steam code on backerkit and I don't see an email with one either.
Does anyone know how to get the steam code? I have checked my backerkit but do not see it.
As far as I can tell the "Insider's Dev Blog" has been updated twice. Once on June 2nd to meet game director Joe Fielder, and once on June 23rd to meet Chris Siegel a producer turned full time designer. The latter has a paragraph about Agency, meaning that the player can control their decisions and those decisions have consequences in the game world.
I really hope we get VR support, that would be amazing!
Could anyone tell if the insider blog is being updated regularly?
I voted VR as 'neutral' and multiplayer as 'unimportant'. Getting either of them at the cost of a game that rewards creative thinking would quite simply kill the game for me. I wouldn't have backed if it weren't for the grandiose promise that you'd get to solve things your way instead of finding one of a handful of ways you were intended to.
VR would be awesome!
The questionnaire you sent worried me when it got to asking about VR
If this ends up some bait and switch scenario where you turn this into a VR nightmare, hook me up with a refund.
NVM...guess I should have read through the tiers more closely before asking question....Starts with the $50 tier.
What is up with the "insider updates" on the website? It wants a password to access the update...I subscribe to their email newsletter, but don't remember getting anything about how to log in to view updates. Was a thing just for a certain level of backers?