Wherefore Art Thou PC Port?
Don't forget, today is the last day to vote on the stretch goals. If you're a backer, click the link below to check out our previous update with instructions and the survey password.
Here are the three stretch goals:
- Local Versus Mode & Journey Mode
- Wii U Online Mode and Miiverse
- Hex Heroes ported to PC
Also, if you're just joining us as a backer, thanks and welcome aboard! Please check out our previous updates to get caught up - there's lots of cool stuff back there!
PC Port Clarification
Okay, a PC port is a bit of a misnomer. Our biggest concern with a PC version has always been losing the experience that is tailor-made for the Wii U. So we wouldn't be porting the game, we'd be revamping it to fit the PC platform. Our solution, as detailed in the stretch goal's description, is to set up a connection between at least two computers (up to 5) - one acts as the gamepad, and the others are players on the field. This would also require voice chat if you're playing online.
That stretch goal is all fine and good, because it details the multiplayer version of Hex Heroes on PC. But today we are announcing a new PC version that will be available immediately when we reach the initial goal. This version will have the single player modes plus local co-op for up to 3 players, all on one screen - the gamepad view takes the bottom portion of the screen, and the top half is split between two players on the ground. Check out the view:
The Wii U version will still be the ultimate experience, but we'll make the PC version fun because that's what we want to deliver above all else. This setup is also what you'll receive at the Beta reward tier.
So where does this leave us? We're launching a new reward tier for PC only downloads. Now you can encourage your friends to support us even if they don't have a Wii U. All the rewards will be open to them as well, you'll just select after the Kickstarter which version you'll want download codes for, Wii U or PC.
We'll soon be submitting Hex Heroes to Steam Greenlight. We'll need you to vote for us to land Hex Heroes on our favorite PC platform.
Our friends at Renegade Kid, who so graciously agreed to put Max from their game Mutant Mudds in Hex Heroes as a cameo, have just launched a new Kickstarter of their own.
From the twisted minds behind the cult hit Dementium, comes a new kind of horror. Will you join the church of the perfect you?
- Rebirth of the survival horror FPS genre, crafted with fan input.
- Story-driven gameplay, featuring memorable character interactions.
- Small West Texas town filled with tension, mystery, and scares.
- Vulnerable and personalized melee and firearm combat.
- Varied cast of creepy enemy encounters and devious boss battles.
We were great fans of Dementium on Nintendo DS up until the point we were too scared to pick it back up! But seriously, Renegade Kid has proved they know horror. So back this if you're a fan of the genre, or back them because they're awesome and bringing this game to Wii U!
That's all for today. Tune in tomorrow for some big news!