Funded! This project was successfully funded on July 17, 2013.

Update #31

One Week Later...

♫ What a difference a week makes... 168 little hours... 

Why haven't you joined the FORUMS yet? It's where all the action is happening! What's that? You're not into the whole smilies thing? Ah, okay. Well in that case here's a good old fashioned Kickstarter update for you:

What's going on with FRONTIERS?

So much I don't even know where to start!

  • We've got a small team of artists chipping away at assets.
  • Given is making fast work of the revamped terrain and it looks spectacular.
  • Lore masters Ben & Harrison are filling in the details of the world at an alarming pace. Seriously it's freaking me out.
  • Resident linguist Daniel is creating a new language from scratch using (I kid you not) proprietary procedural language generation software. It's awesome.
  • I'm making steady progress on laying the foundations for mod support.
  • Steve continues to write awesome music.
  • We're creating cool new environments like this:


And more! In the coming weeks expect to see lots of new work from our art team.

What's going on with the SERIOUS BUSINESS features list?

I've got a tentative top 25 features picked out for the backer's survey (click the 25 Final Features tab at the bottom of the spreadsheet to view them). This list may change because you guys still have a few hours left to submit features! After tonight I'll work on writing up full descriptions of each merged feature so you know exactly what you're getting.

Don't forget to check out the backer's calendar for more info!

♫ Communication Breakdown ♫

If you're having trouble reaching me and getting your questions answered, it's likely due to the fact that I'm now communicating across a couple of different platforms. Chat, email, the forum, kickstarter, even steam - it can all get a little overwhelming, especially when your usernames aren't the same!

I'm not a fan of saying read the FAQ - everyone's situation is a little different, so when you ask a question I try to answer it. But I will ask you for a favor, not just for my sake but everyone else's too: Please only ask your question in one place. It may seem like contacting me at all of the above locations will ensure a response - but what ends up happening is the total number of messages I need to chew through just quadruples, and that means more fall through the cracks. Thanks for understanding, and no harm done, we're all muddling through this as best we can!

That's all for now, this will probably be the last update before the backer's surveys go out so I'll see you then!

Cheers
 - L

PS - Great news, Lacuna Passage is 96% funded! Organic Panic isn't doing to shabby either, though they could use a boost. If anyone else has updates on their favorite KS projects feel free to post them in the comments!

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      Creator John Gardner on July 26, 2013

      Great Update and I've been enjoying the forums too. Got my picks for the Top 25 :)
      Lars you do an amazing job of keeping in contact with us. Looking forward to getting a look at things when the Beta comes out :)

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      Creator Mark Shaun Rushow on July 26, 2013

      Legend of Iya needs help badly that game looks so good.

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      Creator Lars Simkins on July 26, 2013

      OK, finally FINALLY took the plunge on Satellite Reign. Don't know what took me so long!

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      Creator Lars Simkins on July 26, 2013

      >Insignificant - A new game about being small. Insignificant is an Open World RPG set in your backyard.

      Ha! Well I guess my next game won't be "Fairy Dust!" That was more or less the idea, give or take some fairy wings. :)

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      Creator Richard K on July 26, 2013

      Also, since I spaced out, some other great software projects I'm backing (think they're all great but anyways).
      FOIA Machine - http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cir/foia-machine

      Precinct - http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/precinctgame/precinct

      Satellite Reign - http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/5livesstudios/satellite-reign

      Insignificant - http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/significant/insignificant

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      Creator Richard K on July 26, 2013

      I second Dumbell Dave's comment about Insignificant. Looks to be very much along a similar theme as Frontiers!

      Also, many thanks for the great updates and full honesty you have shown! Am really looking forward to the final game, and of course the great updates you're providing.

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      Creator Victor Tombs on July 26, 2013

      Good to see and read about all the progress you are making Lars. Thank you to the bewildering array of people who have contributed to Frontiers so far.

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      Creator Eric Shields on July 25, 2013

      Curse you for getting me to support even MORE projects! hahahaha

      I think I may just explode with excitement waiting for FRONTIERS too :D

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      Creator Mitosuke on July 25, 2013

      Just wanted to say - that new environment preview managed to force a slightly audible squeal of excitement out of me. :D
      That tree house makes me want to rush in there and investigate it.. Right NAO!

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      Creator Jalister - OOoE / WoOS / SoSR on July 25, 2013

      I'm at the forums, I just haven't had time. I appreciate you stopping by here considering how busy you are now.

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      Creator Gary Coughlin on July 25, 2013

      Here it is:
      http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1507109559/project-maiden

      Also Lars thanks for encouraging us to share our favorite projects without feeling like we are spamming.

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      Creator Dumbell Dave on July 25, 2013

      http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/significant/insignificant/comments Insignificant is going to be a great game and i urge everyone to back it, It is already funded but I would love to see it this some stretch goals. It was funded within 2 days of the kickstarter

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      Creator Zero Harker on July 25, 2013

      I have to agree with Gary, you're doing a ridiculously good job of keeping right in there with everyone supporting the project, I love the detail in these updates especially with regard to the suggested features. Keep up the good work!

      ~ZDH

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      Creator Gary Coughlin on July 25, 2013

      Lars, you are the man, with detailed updates, and personally addressing every single question in a timely manner too. It's not easy what you are doing but you somehow deliver time and again. Great job!

      Lacuna is gonna be awesome! I just may back Organic panic as well, I've had them starred since the beginning.

      Project Maiden is also closing in with just over $1,000 away from their goal. The game looks awesome guys, seriously. And it will be free for everyone when it's finished. Thumbs up all around on that one.

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      Creator Socrates on July 25, 2013

      Feature submission is still open? Oh goodie for me.

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