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We want to take Awesomenauts to the next level, with characters, features, a new map, and more! Join us to make this happen!
We want to take Awesomenauts to the next level, with characters, features, a new map, and more! Join us to make this happen!
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Starstorm Report #28: Awesomenauts: Starstorm, Early Access available now!


Hi everyone! It's 12-12 and the first cosmic thunder of the Starstorm's Galactic Fury is upon us! Early access for the Awesomenauts: Starstorm expansion is now available! We have an awesome new trailer to celebrate, so check it out!

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We just launched Update 2.0, which means Ted McPain has officially joined the Awesomenauts. All backers in the Copper Tier and up should have received their key for the expansion by now, and can start playing as soon as they finish updating the game. Early Access for Starstorm is here, and we have so much more lined up for the coming year!

In addition to the Starstorm launch, we're also releasing a major update for our website today. The new site is shinier, easier to update (which is a BIG win for us), and just has more content so make sure to check it out!

As many of you probably noticed, we revealed content for Ted McPain on Facebook this week, including his two skins and his theme song. If you haven't listened to it, make sure to check it out right now. Seriously, go check it out because it's probably the most-80s thing you'll hear all day. A remix of the theme has also popped up, bringing the awesomeness of Ted McPain firmly into the 90s-hiphop scene. Check it out over here, because it'll probably be the most-90s thing you'll hear all day. Many thanks to Turdl3 for making this awesome remix!

When our audio guys heard the remix they told us they loved it, but that they were actually waiting for a ukulele cover. Any takers? Those who post a video of themselves covering the Ted McPain theme on a ukulele will receive a Starstorm key and a key for both Ted McPain skins!

We also revealed the two costumes that will be launching alongside Ted McPain this week. Both of these skins are released as Premium Skins, so they'll have their own set of unique voice lines! On one hand, there's Titanium Ted - the man all men want to be. He's buff, he's tough, and he's wearing pants for a change. On the other hand, there's Party Boy McPain - confident, charming, always in for a good time, and almost wearing less than "no pants"!

Three different sides of the same manly man.
Three different sides of the same manly man.

Awesomenauts 2.0 will be the last scheduled update for 2013, but we'll be back early next year with a large balance update. We are also getting started on the Foxy Naut - Tim started doing concept art for that today. We will also be starting development on the new map in January, so there's a lot to look forward to!

For backers in the Silver tier and up, please don't forget to fill out the Kickstarter surveys that were sent out earlier this week. You should have received an invitation and a reminder if you haven't filled it out yet, so make sure to check your email. Users who backed us through the Humble widgets will receive an invitation tomorrow.

For now, have fun with Ted McPain and enjoy the Starstorm expansion. Thanks again for backing our campaign, because this really wouldn't have happened without your support!

Stay Starstorm!

- Robin

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      Muhammad W Khan on January 14, 2014

      i never got my key :( not in spam or anything. dunno what i should do.

    2. Steven Lefcourt on January 1, 2014

      I never got my Starstorm key, and it was never in my spam

    3. Del M
      on December 26, 2013

      Axe that, it was shoved over to spam. You might want to fix that in the future

    4. Del M
      on December 26, 2013

      I also haven't recieved a key for the expansion and I'm seeing I'm not the only one

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      OscarWilde on December 19, 2013

      No key, over a week since I responded, and sent an email with no response - classy ronimo, real classy

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      Samuel Stone-schou on December 19, 2013

      Hello im a Plutonium Vinyl Tier backer and I have received the t-shirt order but no keys it would be nice to have a response thanks.

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      Tyler Pasquarella on December 18, 2013

      I haven't Recieved a Starstorm Key yet either

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      Zeriu on December 18, 2013

      It has been over a week now since I have sent in an email to the address they have posted below if you are missing your key. Never got a response from anyone yet, nor an update from anyone about missing keys. Guess will have to go through Kickstarter themself and get a refund as Ronimo have not supplied me with what I have kickstarted and refuse to get back to anyone. They have now broken Kickstarters agreement terms...

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      Isaac Alexander Moore on December 17, 2013

      Hello,I'm a gold tier backer and I have been dying to play Starstorm. I am not able to do this however because I have not yet received my Starstorm key. Please send me some sort of information or just the key itself Ronimo. Thanks!

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      Donavin Dorsey on December 17, 2013

      Hey everyone, I would check your spam folder. For some reason the Starstorm access was the only email I received that was picked up as a questionable source.

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      OscarWilde on December 17, 2013

      No key here. What's up Ronimo?

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      Tom Stenton on December 17, 2013

      Hello! I didn't receive my Starstorm Key so it's making me buy it. Has anyone else received their key?

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      Aiden Bingham on December 16, 2013

      never got my key ;( pls can i have i wanna play ted mcpain

    14. Yaron on December 16, 2013

      Didn't get my starstorm key either... seems to be a common problem :(

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      Daniel Hamilton Blackley on December 16, 2013

      So it looks like many people haven't received Starstorm keys yet... how long will "a few days" be again?

    16. Andrew Cozart on December 16, 2013

      I'm a Bronze Tier backer and I haven't received a code for Starstorm Early Access. Might there be a support line I can call or something of that ilk?
      Thanks in advance!

    17. Barl0we on December 15, 2013

      Hi, Ronimo.

      I'm a Bronze Tier backer, and for some reason it seems like even though I activated the code you sent me, I don't have the game...At least, I can't choose Ted McPain; Whenever I try, it tells me to buy the expansion :/

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      Sampo Syrjänen on December 15, 2013

      Hello. I'm a silver tier backer and I'm still missing my early access key. Who should I contact since your support isn't responsive.

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      Daniel Pazin on December 15, 2013

      Its not in spam either

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      Daniel Pazin on December 15, 2013

      Im the same as jeremy, nothing yet, can we get an official response if its actually xsnet yet or not?

    21. Jeremy Johnson on December 14, 2013

      I havent gotten my email. just a email about this update. is there a chance I could get mine resent or something?

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      Zeriu on December 14, 2013

      Left their support contacts an email about my missing key 3 days ago now... Still no response from anyone. They clearly have no interest in helping us...

    23. Peter Kennedy on December 14, 2013

      Nevermind. I found it in the spam folder of my old email address I no longer use, so it never got sent to my new one. THANKS ROBIN!!! XD And thanks to everyone on here who said to check spam.

    24. Peter Kennedy on December 14, 2013

      @Ronimo Mine never made it to spam. How can I live without my angel wing toilet paper??? :'(

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      Chris Irwin on December 14, 2013

      Same here, ducked into my spam after reading that and BOOM, there it was. Super awkward, every other email from Ronimo had come through fine :S

    26. Nick Huber on December 13, 2013

      Glad I decided to check my spam folder for the key email, I was getting worried about how long it was taking!

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      Zeriu on December 13, 2013

      Still have not gotten my key yet. Where is it?!

    28. Peter Kennedy on December 13, 2013

      @Juan, I also need a key both for Startstorm and Swords and Soldiers. Did you also back in the Copper Tier without the skin packs? I'm wondering if there's a problem with that bundle.

    29. Cassandra S on December 12, 2013

      Is anyone else having trouble connecting to a game session?

      At least I can play with McPain in an all-bot practice game.

    30. Jerome Paul Esteban on December 12, 2013

      Just confirming that the key was sent straight to spam for me, too. Check those folders, guys!

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      Mithra on December 12, 2013

      @Romino Games: Was someone really asking for a Ted McPain with less clothes? The man was not wearing pants in space already.

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      Juan Garcia on December 12, 2013

      I still need a key..... Is there any other contact info to let them know besides Kickstarter?

    33. Antonio Ortiz on December 12, 2013

      Love this update...I get the key yesterday and I could play it with no problems (and I even met Naas in one match : )

      Love these skins too, really different (now we need President Ted with a hunting rifle ; p)

      Thank you for the update Robin and Ronimo! : )

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      Andreas Bilow on December 12, 2013

      Checked all my folders but wasn't able to find the key :(

    35. Juha Leinonen on December 12, 2013

      Went to spam for me too.

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      Carl on December 12, 2013

      I had the same issue, where the key was in the spam folder for no reason. Copper Tier. Found the key, and everything's good. If you're having trouble, check your spam folder!

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      Jussi Järvinen on December 12, 2013

      I had an issue where the mail containing the key was in the spam folder. It was a bit odd considering that previous mail from Robin were not flagged as spam.

    38. Alex Malone on December 12, 2013

      I have yet to receive mine, so sent you an email...

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      jonathan garcia on December 12, 2013

      Does copper tier get early access? I forgot if it does

    40. Oliver Troelsgaard Bates on December 12, 2013

      My code still haven't appeared in my inbox, and I'm starting to hyperventilate. Oh god, please let it come soon.

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      Unraveler on December 12, 2013

      Can Titanium Ted use a laser pointer to launch a nuclear missle?

    42. Oliver Troelsgaard Bates on December 12, 2013

      furst hurhurhurhurhruhu I waited 2 hours now

    43. Ronimo Games Creator on December 12, 2013

      In case you didn't receive your key for Starstorm, please thoroughly check your various inboxes and junk folders. The subject line is "Awesomenauts: Starstorm Kickstarter Rewards - Your Starstorm key!" and it was sent from

      If you're positive you didn't receive your key, please send me an email at and I'll try to get it figured out. Please do note that it could take a couple of days before I get back to you :)