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This project has stayed at the top of my list since I backed it!
I’m very much looking forward to playing this game :)
Can’t wait to see its release, but I’m staying patient because I know it’s getting made into what we all are wanting to play! Can’t rush perfection!
Thank you for the update. It looks like a few amazing kickstarter projects are dropping early this year and this is at the top of my list.
Hey everyone! We’re still alive and working hard on your game. Here's a short update:
We’re working on several key things at the moment including getting ready for GDC next month, and preparing to launch on Steam this spring. There’s only two of us doing a TON of work so realistically, we don’t expect to post another update until after GDC in March – but as always, if you don’t hear from us, it’s only because we’re hard at work and don’t want to take time away from development to write updates.
You can help us by spreading the word about Unknown Realm. Any articles you see about RPGs coming out this year? Leave a comment about Unknown Realm! The game forums you love to visit? Post about Unknown Realm! These comments not only keep us motivated, they let the game industry know that you guys exist and still want classic single-player RPGs like Unknown Realm to be made!
Thanks again for all your support!
I almost forgot about this project- was it just an amazing dream? Update please. And thank you.
Yes i think were are all waiting eagerly for an update
I'd like to know if all content backers answered their survey by now. OH, and an update in general would be nice :-) I wonder if anything physical has been produced in the meantime (e.g. engraved dices from the Tavern or cartridge shells etc.)
Been firing up my 64 emulator a lot the past couple weeks and recalling the glory days of the mid to late 80s. For some reason I started playing Deathlord yesterday... what I think is one of the hardest CRPG games I have ever come across... permadeath instant saves... gawd... Anyway, many good memories playing those old CRPGs. Looking forward to Unknown Realm all the more!
Belated Happy New Year to all!
@sky25es, Stirring Dragon Games sent a special holiday card to just a handful of individuals who we felt have gone above and beyond in support of our work this past year. We're always on the lookout for ways to express our appreciation to backers and fans who take the time to support/promote Unknown Realm and Stirring Dragon Games via social media or with comments on articles and forums. ;-) We would have loved to send it to all of our Unknown Realm backers, but unfortunately with the number of backers we have, that would have been too costly to produce. For those interested, you can see a few pictures of the card on our Twitter (@StirringDragon).
Holiday card? What Holiday card?
Thanks for the Holiday card! You guys even did a wax seal on the envelope, awesome.
An a happy new year...
Merry X-Mas SDG
I agree - take your time. but I think you should have added a deadline (e.g. 12-31-2017) for the content backers to answer the surveys, otherwise this might end as a never ending story.
so excited for this! +1 vote to take your time and get it right, no rush!
Thanks for the update. So glad I backed this amazing project.
thanks for the update guys ! i won’t be playing until the cartridge is ready so take your time and the wait will be worth it !
I have almost $200 in this game for a c64 cart and mountain etc. I second the sentiment that I would rather see delays than a cart that can't be updated and has bugs. That said, it is concerning when a campaign that had done communication so exceptionally well, suddenly goes kinda quiet. Monthly updates like clockwork until September and now almost 2.5 months since last update. I know it takes time away from development, but communication to backers is a critical part of crowdfunding a project. Like @Kieshar, I just want to hear what's going on, good or bad. I'm a java developer by trade, so I'm super sympathetic to delays and timeline slippage, etc,
well let’s see what any news brings and go from there! Up to now there’s been no talk of major delays so would be surprising if they said another year from the original projected date...
@Seppo totally agree with you, i'm only hungry for news :)
Don't get your hopes too high for Christmas guys. 95% of Kickstarters gets delayed anyway. If they deliver the game in schedule, consider it as a AWESOME surprise. I would indeed want to play this on next Christmas and feel like a kid again but we need to be realistic. And the LAST thing which I want Stirring Dragon Games to do is to rush half finished game out with bugs and glitches. Take your time guys and deliver us a perfect game.
i’m hoping i can still play this on my Christmas holiday ??
No news? :(
You are right, Stallone7 :)
SDG did state that MegaFounder would get the game after Kickstarter backers would. They are still expecting a late Dec 2017 release for us :) I do not know if we will have it before Christmas or not, but I do believe that was the plan for us to have it by Christmas.
I'll be happy even if its a bit after Christmas. Bruce and Laura are working very hard getting it done for us to all enjoy the game.
Megafounder campaign was later. The plan was (if i remember right) first comes the backer (who made this whole capaign a big sucess) from the ks capaign, after that the people from megafounder. And that was the reason why is shipping date spring 2018 for MF and 2017 for KS. I thing think this question was already answered from SDG
Well, the Kickstarter campaign says Dec. 2017, but on Megafounder it was set to (spring?) 2018
I am pretty sure Stirring Dragon Games would announce if they were experiencing any delays with the project.
I know they are working around the clock getting what needs done put in its place and prepared for everyone’s hands on time.
They will give an update soon. I am not worried.
Personally, I want them to primarily focus on getting the code written and debugged so that when we get it, it is perfect :)
Until now there was no delay announced. So i still believe in the shipping date December 2017
I don't think we will have this under the Christmas tree
Like the others. Looking for a new Update. Christmas and release date is getting closer <3
I came here to ask the same question as bjsallee. Good to hear from you, SDG, looking forward to an update!
@bjsallee - Don't worry, you're still in the right place. :) We're shooting for an update in a few weeks.
Are updates published on a different platform now, or just not an October update yet? Just want to make sure I am checking in the right place.
@Kleshar - thanks for your enthusiasm and support! A new update should be posted in the next week or two. :)
any news about the game we are all waiting for? �
@David: I sent you a message. :)
Just a heads up to everyone else: if you're not receiving email notifications when a new update is posted, you may want to double check your notification settings on Kickstarter. Make sure you have project update notifications turned on for Unknown Realm.
I have not been getting updates by email lately.
Can you please send me another email to say hello just to make sure I am still able to get them?
Times flying. Almost half of the year 2017 is over. Only another 6 month until december 2017. Exited for a new update. Go for it SDG!
Nice update! Thanks for all the hard work. Looking forward to playing this game in a major way.
Good. Like i thaught. Thanks a lot. Exited for a new update :o)
@stallone: Yes! We're planning to continue updating about once a month, there's one coming soon!
I know it's an adjustment going from the fast pace of campaign updates to this new phase. We're just not in campaign mode any more and we have less time for updates because we in full production mode. ;-) We touched on this a bit in our January 21 update and we will continue to try to update about once a month or more if there's something important to share. Stay tuned!
Will there be a monthly update from now on? Its hard from the daily communication in the campaign to now after the campaign. Of course i know you have to develop a lot. Thats good. Just want to know how frequently now the updates are coming?
Backer #29 here; I've requested a refund for my pledge ($145 COLLECTOR’S EDITION (C64) EARLY BIRD). Hopefully someone on the waiting list or at Megafounder gets my reserved cartridge version once they process the refund. I've decided to buy the game on Steam instead once available.
@Christoph, we priced our add-ons so that we would be able to tell what backers selected just by their pledge amount. We have gone through each pledge tier and determined who selected which add-ons and contacted backers where there were inconsistencies or questions. I do have you down for the add-ons you listed. :-)
when will the backers be asked what they actually pledged for? I, for example, pledged for an additional C64 Collectors Edition and physical Hint Book. Just to make sure there are enough editions produced.
@Bryan: We do not have plans to manufacture a separate version of the cartridge. The Ziplock Bag Edition was the "cheaper" version. We are pretty familiar with the C64 market and we are confident our estimates for manufacturing were pretty much right on target for demand on the C64.
Generally speaking, being able to produce something "cheaper" requires manufacturing in large quantities (10's of thousands). Our project doesn't have the budget or the market demand for that scale of production on the C64 side.
Couldn't you make a cheaper C64 cartridge version in a plain case? I do believe the demand is there and it would probably help to get us to the Chris Huelsbeck soundtrack goal.
So when is funding end on megafounder?
One last C64 C.E. on megafounder... :)
@Timo - At this point we're planning on giving a digital version of the book to all backers Digital Knight and above when it becomes available. We'll also have a physical version, but we're still working out the details on that one. :)