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Hi Matt. Switch port is done and dusted. As are all consoles and Steam. Certification is going well now, we should have them all approved for release in the next few weeks, then we can announce the final date. Nearly there now, full update before the end of the month. :)
So we're at the back end of March soon, where are we at guys? Any news on the switch port ?
Wow! Thanks Jesse, what a wonderful review! There's no better feeling than to know people appreciate your work.
We worked hard to produce the best book we possibly could. It ran over schedule, but our soul focus was to give backers the most polished story we could achieve - we are perfectionists!
The same is true of Hyper Sentinel, we are focused on making the best game we possibly can... fingers crossed we are able to please backers with the quality of the final product as much as we achieved with the book.
Of course, like the book it wouldn't be possible without your support and patience, so thank you all!
I just had the pleasure to finish my lovely signed copy of “Hints & Tips for Video Game Pioneers.” What a pleasure it was. I’d like to offer a 6 out of 5 stars. Having just complete “Ready Player One” I can say without a doubt “Hints and Tips” is the best book I’ve read about video games, bar none. As a matter of fact to quote MR. Hewson — “In American practicality”— I need two books from Mr. Hewson, like his Chicago art museum visit. Perhaps one day this gem will turn up hardcover as it is without a doubt worth it!
Secondly, as the game’s release draws near. I can only think it fitting to set a score in Hyper Sentinel worthy of awe to dear young Robby Hewson. As quoted from page 192 where Barry from 21st lets young Robby know his score in Pinball dreams....
“Rob, one hundred twenty four million mate”
And so there it is, all the backers, who shall be first of us to reach such a coveted high score in Hyper Sentinel??
Toast to you lads and the family name! Cheers!
It has been a challenging January dev wise following the difficulties shared in the last update, but we've been working hard to battle through and it looks like we coming to the end of that tunnel. We will prepare our monthly January update very soon and share the details. :)
How's development going guys?
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. :)