Funded! This project was successfully funded on November 28, 2012.

Update #24

Getting Physical

Hi everyone!

This morning I got the delivery of our poster tubes, ready for the prints we are going to be getting soon. They came on a huge palette and the lorry blocked my road for forty minutes during the 7-8am morning rush hour. It was more cringingly embarrassing than my Kickstarter pitch!

We've got nearly 300 of these sitting in my lounge now:

I present "Whiskey Outpost"!

Tomorrow, I'm in London, where I'll be taking a look and testing the members area of the new website. Barring any major bugs, that should be pretty much ready to go now.

I'll also be meeting with a writer who's going to be helping me to flesh out the narrative for the single player campaign. There will be eight story missions, which will take around ten hours to play through on normal difficulty settings.

On Friday, I'm getting my greasy mitts on the new Linux developer machine. It's also ATI so I'll be able to test a much wider scope of (terrible) hardware to ensure that everyone gets decent performance and not too many glitches.

Initially I'm going to be doing Linux alpha builds in 64 bit on Mint. If you really want 32 bit that's something I'll be putting out a little less regularly.

If I work through the weekend I should be able to have a rudimentary Linux test build ready for download by Monday morning.

One more thing: April's copy of Custom PC has a two page Maia screenshot. Pretty awesome eh?

Lots of new screenshots in the development forum!

Cheers

-Si

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      Creator WM on March 28, 2013

      @Chica Chica yeahhhhh I shouldn't have been quite so reactionary - you're right of course, I just didn't like the attitude. Meh, it's not a big thing to get upset over, so it's cool~

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      Creator Chica Chica on March 25, 2013

      @WM not sure why you're getting offended by my previous statement..simply saying that people (including software and OSes that ship) should stop using 32 bit as it's making everyone suffer.

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      Creator WM on March 14, 2013

      @Chica Chica lay off on 32-bit users. They're human just like you are.

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      Creator Chica Chica on March 13, 2013

      oh, forgot to mention. glad that you're defaulting to 64-bit. Nobody should be using 32 bit anymore anyways, and if they are we can all tell them to "fuck off" and upgrade because their system must be 10 years old.

      it's a shame to see big AAA games not even considering 64 bit, even though it's been out for god knows hwo long

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      Creator Dan on March 13, 2013

      Words cannot express how much I am looking forward to this.

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      Creator Recknar on March 12, 2013

      That looks really really nice . . . can the game be finished now? Yesterday maybe? Please?

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      Creator Brotacon on March 12, 2013

      I work for Argos Direct and you probably caused someone in my office a real headache with blocking the road like that. But it wasn't me so good job!

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      Creator Gordon on March 12, 2013

      Excellent! 64-bit - check. Ubuntu base - check. ATI graphics - check. Looks like I'll be diving deep into a well tested game. Thanks for making me happy.

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      Creator S.D. on March 12, 2013

      I'm running a 64-bit Linux distro, so it should be fine for me. I do have 32-bit machines I still run, but no graphically intensive games go on those. Thanks for the progress update. Exciting!

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      Creator lloyd on March 12, 2013

      @Claire Thanks! I think I'm going to do it more with my work. really lets you see how it sits in 3D

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      Creator Chica Chica on March 12, 2013

      Excited to hear the linux progress :)

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      Creator Tim Molesworth on March 12, 2013

      There's a distinct lack of whiskey in that outpost...

      Eh, just kidding! It's good that the wheels are (figurativly) rolling along, but welcome to the wonderful worl of Kickstarter physical rewards! I backed the Mr Webby kickstarter last year, and one of the updates on that reported that the sheer number of boxes for rewards they had to ship filled up "one entire side of a two car garrage"....

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      Creator Jeffrey on March 12, 2013

      Simon: Perfect! I'll fill it in right now :).

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      Creator Simon Roth on March 12, 2013

      Jeffery: We have a survey thread in the forum: http://forum.maiagame.com/viewtopic.php… :)

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      Creator Jeffrey on March 12, 2013

      It's all looking good Simon. Unfortunately not running Linux here so won't be able to join the testing just yet.

      I don't know if it's helpful or not but you could sent out a survey to us in which we can give you our system specs. At the end of the line I guess you'll have to optimize it for a wide range of hardware but it should present you with a good overview of the systems used by your first customer base.

      in any case, proud to be a maia backer and very excited to play your game!

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      Creator Claire Blackshaw on March 12, 2013

      Looking awesome! Love the animated gif for quickly showing off the model as well ^_^

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      Creator WM on March 12, 2013

      This makes me very happy

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      Creator William Jeffries on March 12, 2013

      It's official now, my first base shall be known as "Whiskey Outpost"

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