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!
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"!
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!