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Oh and have a great Christmas guys �
Got to get all version through submission before we are able to set a launch date, but we are getting there!
How long we got guys till the switch port:)
Great stuff Jesse, Merry Christmas! :)
Ho ho ho!
I got the goods lads! One signed A2 poster, One spectrum game, four lovely post cards! One signed book, one certificate, a fridge magnet... and a partridge and a pear tree!
Merry Christmas lads! Have a fantastic holiday then!
Great to hear, thanks Jesse!
Thanks lads! Got the first package, the A2 poster, can’t hardly wait for the rest! I set the roll under the tree.
Good stuff Paul, enjoy! :)
Just received the signed copy of the Videogame Pioneers book! Thanks guys :)
The posters were shipped earlier than the classic game bundle, so hopefully it is still winging its way to you. Since you are in the UK (i.e. no international shipping) I would expect this to arrive soon. Please let us know if it has not arrived by next week.
I backed the classic game bundle + £10 for the book. I understand that everything except the actual game, including the USB cassette, has been shipped but I’ve only received the poster; no signed classic game. No book. Any idea what’s happened?
Sorry about that, a new magnet is being sent to you :)
My postcards & certificate arrived safely today but unfortunately my magnet slipped through a tear in the envelope before it arrived.
Just posted a new update guys, check it out :)
Apologies for the damage, we will send a new certificate out to you asap :)
Hi Andrew and Rob, I had a package through with the postcards, magnet, my signed Pyracurse (such a shame I couldn't get Quazatron :( ) and certificate but the certificate is badly damaged. The package arrived torn open, so didn't fare very well in transit. I was going to frame the certificate, could you send another? Cheers.
Thank you, great to hear! We don't have a new demo I'm afraid, we are focusing all our energy on getting the game approved for publishing. As I write I am carefully inputting all of the French translations for the achievement titles and descriptions into the Steam developer site. Only 5 languages to input after French. Phew!
Thank you for the reply :-) Happy Hyper Sentinel fan here :-)
Is there a more up to date version of the demo that we can download?
Apologies regarding the fridge magnet, we will send this on. The USB Cassette is due to be delivered separately early next year, as the content is still being finalised, we just wanted to get everything else out before Christmas. Apologies for the confusion.
Oh and no Fridge Magnet either
Hi, I received an envelope today with 5 postcards, a Hyper Sentinel certificate of authenticity and a tape copy of Heathrow Air Traffic Control by Hewson Consultants! Erm, I was supposed to get a Sentinel on USB Cassette.
Thank you, guys! Much appreciated!
Sorry about the missing magnet, must have been missed during packing. We are sending your magnet to you now.
I did not receive my magnet but I have the certificate and post cards. Looks good so far!
Yes indeed Nick! Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Great to hear your have arrived, enjoy :)
Ever got the feeling you should have included a slip saying "the cassette will be shipped separately" ? :-) . Thanks, my package (without cassette) arrived today.
Thanks Børge Nøst, great to hear and enjoy! :)
A book, certificate, magnet button and 5 signed postcards arrived here in Norway today. My Christmas reading list is growing!
Nobody has been sent USB Cassette yet as they are not ready. Sorry to hear you envelope was damaged. You should have received:
1 fridge magnet
Can you confirm if you have the magnet? If not please let us know.
Hello, I also received my letter from Royal Mail with a certificate for my "USB Cassette" without the USB Casette. I have read that they were not send with this letter, but my case was ripped in bottom part, which lokked like someone tried or did removed anything the size of a usb stick.
I received 5 postcards a one certificate is this what it should include?
Hi Andrew & Rob,
Many thanks for the answers, i'm happy and i'm waiting with pleasure for your Awesome Hyper Sentinel game ;-)
There is no mistake. The USB Cassette is not finished yet, but we wanted to send the other items before Christmas. Your USB Cassette will be sent as soon as it is ready!
Hi Andrew & Rob,
I receive in France by Royal Mail the certificate and the signed postcards, but inside, no USB Cassette. I ask you if i have been stolen or if it's a mistake in the sending mail.
Thanks in advance for your help and answers,
The non-game digital rewards (eBook, retro album, 4K artwork pack) have already gone out to backers - let us know if you have not received yours for some reason.
As for the digital game itself, the keys will indeed go out to backers when the game is complete, certified and ready to launch. We will probably send these out at the same time that we send out the finial USB Cassettes. As per the update we are bug fixing a few final issues on each format and preparing to submit for certification very soon.
When will the digital rewards tier go out to backers if the physical stuff is shipping out? We don't need anything other than keys to Steam/Google Play/iOS...
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 :)