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I was moving house last week, so I've been a bit distracted of late. However, I'm getting back on the case with reward shipping, so I should be able get the wheels back in motion and give an update very soon. Meanwhile, John and Jonathan and hard at work continuing to bug fix. Will update asap! :)
Hi there, was just wondering if the (Over-pledge by £10 to add a paperback copy of Hints & Tips for Videogame Pioneers signed by Andrew Hewson.) is ready for shipping?
Saw the last update of mad signing of items :)
In update #20 we said January 2018 and that is still the plan. The final date will be confirmed once all the console certification processes are approved :)
I know I've asked this before but it was a while ago... Have you guys got a ballpark release date for consoles (switch) is it coming before Christmas?
Can't wait to play.
Yeah Promethium is cool and we've been in touch with Byron, so we are fans of his work. I would say that although they share similar inspiration they feel distinct to play, personally. Have you seen Futuridium? Also cool but even more of a different style of gameplay. Our number one objective is to make the best game we possibly can, and we are pouring all our efforts into that, so we really appreciate the support and patience of our backers to allow us to do that :)
Been playing this alot recently : http://store.steampowered.com/app/624680/Promethium/
Amazing uridium update that is out now, I hope this is as good when it finally materialises as I have to admit I backed this for mobile and whilst it nice you got it running on a switch etc. I really could not give two hoots about the console versions.
Thanks Michael, we are working really hard and it is very important to try to keep the Kickstarter backers up to date with everything. :)
It's nice to be kept In the loop via the updates - I'm itching to play the game now, and also show my son what real gaming is all about!
Thanks for the update guys :)
It's going well - very busy from our end. I'm planning to do a new update soon. We had EGX last weekend (21st - 24th September) which went really well. We showed the Switch version to the press for the first time and got a really great reaction. We are also going to PLAY Expo Manchester in two weeks time where we plan to have Switch available publically for the first time, if we can fix a bug we have in the lighting in time. Otherwise, we've been testing, bug fixing, testing, bug fixing and making good progress. I think I will look at making an video for the next update showing the game running on Switch :)
How's it going ? It's a bit lonely in here.
Cheers guys :)
Planning to post an update towards the end of the week, but here's a preview:
- Last few features are going in over the next 2-3 weeks (final leaderboards, C64, Spectrum filters, final Boss Run mode)
- Final bug testing underway
- We are currently signing the physical rewards (posters, postcards, books, canvas prints etc). There's a lot to sign! Will have some photos of all the goodies in the update as we prepare for shipping
- Gamescom blog
- EGX preview (we will be there with the latest build, free 80s sweeties and Survival Mode competitions
Will aim to do a dev video update soon too. Basically we've got our heads down working hard :)
Any updates :)
Thank you for the picture :)
It looks great.
The pleasure was mine! I have emailed the selfie to the email address from your Kickstarter account :)
Great to hear you are enjoying the book so far! We worked really hard to make it special for the Kickstarter backer who funded the book and are very proud of it. Enjoy! :)
@Rob (creator): nice chatting to you at rhe gamescom today... maybe you can email me the selfie you made with us :)
The Forward of the book Tips and Hints is absolutely splendid! Bravo Hewsons, bravo lads! If we all could have a wife like Mr. Hewson Senor's Janet "... who has tolerated and supported so many of [his] whims and fancies down the years." then surely we'd all be pioneering a past worth writing about for the future to read.
Marvelous reading for me so far lads!
Sorry to hear it is not working, I'm not sure what the issue could be. Please message privately with your email address so we can try sending another version. :)
I have tried opening the epub version of the book, but it fails to load. This was from both supplied links (googledrive and backerkit). The message displayed just simply says (We couldn't open the book). This was admittedly opening by default with "Edge", but other epub downloads are opening in that without issue (notably the Amiga Years book previews from Brian Bagnell)
There is no difference, don't worry. I've removed one of them to avoid confusion. :)
Hi! There are two mobi files in the Google Drive share called "Hints+_26+Tips+for+Videogame+Pioneers.mobi" and "Hints _ Tips for Videogame Pioneers - Andrew Hewson.mobi". Is one of these a more recent revision? What is the difference?
Yes it is genuine and the link will indeed have your digital files. However, I must apologise as we didn't realise Google Drive sharing would email everybody in the way that it did. We should have tested properly first and not made the assumption it would send individual emails. Sincere apologies, but please enjoy the digital rewards.
I've just got an email entitled Full Digital Bundle - Invitation to view supposedly from Rob Hewson sharing the digital bundle Google drive. Is this email real?
Hi! Well I should be able to find you then :) Thanks and see you soon!
Hi Yves, I'm not sure which hall it is yet but we arrive through gate D and are on the second floor on the big Retro stand :)
Hey guys! Looking forward to seeing you in Cologne @ the Gamescom. Do you already know where to find you? (hall? Stand?)
Hi Cityull. We'd need to look at how long it would take to update the demo / beta on all platforms, obviously we don't want to get to distracted from finishing the main game.
I was one of the original backers first time round and had Hyper Sentinel in Beta form for IOS, how about releasing it again in Beta because of the delay
Since we are coming to the end of July (the original target release) we will make the next update one which focuses on breaking everything down and providing the most up to date information we can on the release plan. We have some meetings coming up first which may help clarify our plans so we'll update as soon as we can following those. On the development side, you'll see the list of tasks remaining in the update and it is fairly small, so it's more about clarifying some things on the publishing side first.
Thank you for your support and patience everyone, rest assured we are fully focused 100% on getting everything done as quickly as possible and to the highest possible standard, hopefully you can see this from the dev blog videos. :)
Thanks for the reply guys...so do you have a rough idea of how long Hyper is from release, are we talking a month , few months , Christmas?
Apologies for the delay it has been a very busy week! Update 16 (9th June) explained that unfortunately we're not able to hit a July release for a number of reasons - the submission process for the consoles has caused delays due to different issues. We are working hard and pushing through those submissions, so as soon as we get approval from all the platforms, we can announce a final release date.
Hey me again , we still on for July ?
Looking forward to playing on Switch :)
No worries, thanks for the quick reply.
We had been waiting until all the BackerKit surveys were complete, then the plan was to ask all the people who added the book for their address. However, it seems the last 7% who are yet to respond to BackerKit may take quite a long time, so we will look into send out a reminder to push things along. :)
Any idea when the signed Hewson book will be sent out for over pledges?
I filled out the form sent by email but there wasn't an option to put my address details in for the book. The people taking the info from the email survey said they would pass on my details for this.
Great stuff...keep up the good work guys:)
We've got our heads down working hard but we'll have an update very soon with some cool things to share and more details on progress. :)
How's development going guys ?
You still on track to get the pc and console ports out in July :)
Thanks Jesse! This was at GEEK Margate back in February :)
Just dropping this off... Its an interview i found of Robby Hewson talking Hyper Sentinel and retro gaming
Yes unfortunately with the Apple Beta system the demo beta does expire after a period of time and we are maxed out focusing on completing the game, so we're not going to be able to update the iOS demo until release unfortunately. Sorry about that - but the decision is to focus on release 100% now, hope you understand :)
Hi there my Beta IOS of Hyper Sentinel has gone can I you help me
Nice one Matt :)
Yeah android and Switch for me too :)
Wow thanks David, much appreciated :)
Opted for the Switch and Android versions. Have also added 2 of the PS4 version as an add on for my brother and a friend.
Ah cool, glad you got it Matt :)
Whoops I got it , in promotions