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A wild adventure with hopelessly flawed characters steeped in a supernatural tale of courage, sacrifice, secrets, and shenanigans.
A rich and entertaining story-driven adventure experience with hopelessly flawed characters steeped in a supernatural tale of courage, sacrifice, secrets, and shenanigans.
A rich and entertaining story-driven adventure experience with hopelessly flawed characters steeped in a supernatural tale of courage, sacrifice, secrets, and shenanigans.
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Official Release

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Well, it's finally happening after years of labor and intense dreams and nightmares. The Meridian Shard™ will go live on Steam as of midnight, September 15th 2017! The digital copies for the kickstarter reward packages will go out at the same time. I will post an update here with the link(s) shortly before midnight, and the physical rewards will be sent out in the following days after I re-confirm all of your addresses for shipping. 

THANK YOU everyone for your patience and kindness. Accomplishing all of this work by myself has been exhausting, and also incredibly rewarding. I can't wait to reveal all to you soon. Have a great summer. The next update will be in August for promo before launch. 

 

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    1. Ultimate Fantasy Studio 2-time creator on September 7

      UPDATE: After chatting with a Steam rep and a few other devs on Steam, it is much better for The Meridian Shard™ if I allow at least 2-4 weeks of press release/review time before launch to build up some interest in the game, as the first sale week will be crucial in getting it visible in the storefront and curators. Also, I now have developed some super fun sporadic sharp pains in my left palm and in the back of my hands from way too much keyboarding (16hrs/day) over this last crunch to get this done. Lame! I am taking ibuprophen and trying to rest my hands as much as possible in between programming bursts and renders, but I can't even ride my bike now without my hands cramping in pain after 10 minutes. Anyway, I plan to have the game ready for you KS backers on the 15th/16th as scheduled, but I will hold off on the official Steam launch so that we can build a proper marketing plan and get the news to the right players. When you get your early exclusive game copy, please share your joy with anyone who will listen, or with anyone you think will enjoy it as well. Thanks everyone! I'll post the download links here for you on the 15th at midnight (finger crossed in pain). : )

    2. Ultimate Fantasy Studio 2-time creator on August 6

      Thanks for checking in Jason. Me too. : )

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      Jason Hunter on August 5

      Really looking forward to it. Glad this is close to release.

    4. Alexandre MANGIN on June 20

      Thank you very much, Ultimate Fantasy Studio!

    5. Ultimate Fantasy Studio 2-time creator on June 16

      Regarding CD Release: The Meridian Shard™ CD game copies will go out soon after the Steam launch. They will each be a signed, limited edition that might actually be worth something one day. I haven't decided yet how 'limited' they will be, but I like the idea of 'fewer the better.' For those of you who backed in the upper tiers, The Warriorlock Edition CD's will come out later in the year, as I will need some more time to program and build those additional areas and features, but it will happen. It's the first thing on my list after the Steam release in September. Thank you.

    6. Ultimate Fantasy Studio 2-time creator on June 16

      @Dave, Shadowrunner: Hello Dave! All of the digital copies available for download for kickstarter backers will be completely DRM-free. There is a simple install program I have written which includes a complete uninstall feature as well. These are pre-release copies exclusively available to you kickstarter backers. GOG request! Yes, I will certainly be requesting that they add The Meridian Shard™ to their library. Thanks.

    7. Ultimate Fantasy Studio 2-time creator on June 16

      @Alexandre MANGIN: Hi Alex! The kickstarter backer's game copies will be made available for download just before the Steam release on September 15th pre-midnight. I have a copy of The Meridian Shard™ just for you regardless, so no worries. ; ).

    8. Dave, Shadowrunner on June 15

      Cool. What's the plan for the DRM-free release? Have you contacted GOG?

      https://www.gog.com/wishlist/games/the_meridian_shard

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      Alex Golden on June 15

      Congrats! I've been continuing to look forward to this - glad it's finally happening! :-)

    10. Alexandre MANGIN on June 15

      Yes ! But I have a doubt now: is a copy of the game included in the Digital reward combo? If it weren't, I would be punching myself.

    11. b10b on June 15

      Fantastical!