Why are you charging the IndieGoGo rates for the upgrades on your custom system @inovaekeith, I thought the reason for making the INS pledge upgrade was to avoid IndieGoGo taking their cut and thus be able to offer the KS prices to people upgrading?
If he’s a Kickstarter backer then he will only have to pay Kickstarter prices to upgrade. If he’s an IGG backer he will have to pay IGG prices. Since he cited the IGG price I assumed he was an IGG backer but if he backed via Kickstarter then he will in fact only have to pay the discounted Kickstarter price.
When will the game become available for Asteroid Supporters?
Once it ships to retail.
I pledged on kickstarter at the $150 tier. This should get me Alpha and Beta access. According to the schedule, both should be available, but access is still limited to “dev”. Any word on when this will change?
Well so far it seems like it’s going to be released sometime in Q4. It all depends on how soon the new network code and new UI is developed.
Here’s @INovaeKeith on the same question:
We’re working on releasing the next patch within a few weeks. Once that happens we’ll have some Alpha backer free-play weekends as we push towards the release of the Alpha itself. We sincerely apologize for the delay and appreciate your patience!
Thanks, i guess. If i’m lucky, i might be able to participate in one of these events…my job does not allow much in the way of down time on weekends.
Previously we started it on Friday and let it go into Monday for people who are busy on Saturdays and Sundays as well as to compensate for time zone differences, would that help your situation?
I’ve seen a lot of dates floating around regarding the beta release. Is September the most recent estimate, or has the game been delayed beyond that? My apologies if this has been answered already.
We won’t begin providing serious estimates about the Beta until we ship or are close to shipping the Alpha. What I can tell you is that we will be giving Beta backers access to the game via “free-play” weekends once the Alpha is released similar to what we’re currently doing with Alpha backers. We do apologize for the delays, we understand and appreciate the fact that all of you just want to get your hands on the game, we’re trying to do it in an orderly fashion since some people have paid a premium to receive access before others and we want to respect those contributions.
oh hmm okay
It’s entirely possible, If not, maybe i’ll just put in for the weekend off, lol.
when does the beta start now?
Sometime mid to late next year is what we’re currently aiming for.
You need to update your pledge page please. You have a release date of Sept 2017. I like the look of this, have watched the trailer on youtube and loved it, but when I see inaccuracies it makes me jumpy about backing the project.
I also checked out your reddit page and the weekly updates look great! I’m sure this is a great project, but you don’t seem to have as many backers as you deserve and thus the funds to propel this to release. You need to get more credit for your work. You guys are flying to far below the radar atm.
Hope to back you soon!
P.S. The soundtrack on the trailer gave me goosebumps! Absolutely pro job!
P.S.S. Just noticed that you guys had almost 6k backers on another backing platform. When potential backers first follow the link to your current backer page, it says only 363 (last I checked) which could also put people off.
This is not in our hands to modify. Pledge platforms set the rewards in stone once the page goes up and it can’t be modified by the project owners anymore after that AFAIK. Trust me, we’d love to update these estimation dates, but we can’t.
That’s because it’s an on-going campaign with not specific goal. The original campaign was on Kickstarter. Again, different platforms, therefore the numbers cannot be added together. Not in our hands to modify these rules.
I backed this project on kickstarter, cheapest pledge to get the game on release.
When pledging the release date was supposed to be September 2017.
I now see you’re not even close to Alpha.
I would like to either be refunded or get access to the current state of the game and above until release.
So you want your 20 back huh they have an email address ya know