Time for another weekly update! This last week everybody has been working as hard as they can to get the prototype ready for release by the end of the month for our Developer Access backers. Nearly everything is wrapped up however we still have some issues remaining with SSL certificates, some new toolchain bugs that popped up, and a lot of testing left to do. As mentioned last week we may not have our launcher with automatic patching ready for initial launch in which case we’ll be providing .zip files until it’s ready.
As of this evening we’ve imported all of our backer data into our production website. We’ve also assigned badges on the forums and delivered access to the private forums for our Developer Access backers. This of course only applies to people who have already created an I-Novae account on our website (https://inovaestudios.com). If you haven’t created an account yet please do so. If you pledged with a different email than the one you used to create your I-Novae account you will need to link them. This feature still requires a bit more testing but it should be available within the next few days. Lastly please keep in mind that the current forums badges are temporary. Once our artists have time we’ll remake them into something with a lot more awesome.
A number of you have expressed interest in upgrading your pledge so that you can be a part of Developer Access. Unfortunately we don’t have that capability ready just yet but after we release the prototype it will become our #1 priority. We’re all super excited about releasing the prototype, this next week is going to be a busy one, but it’ll be worth it in the end and we look forward to seeing all of our Developer Access backers in the game soon!
Looks awesome. I like the new textures. The screenshot reminds me of the famous mars sunrise picture. Can’t wait to shoot someone on that planet.
Maybe a little premature questions: Are you planning on integrating the asteroid mining base on a procedually generated asteroid or will these asteroids be “hand made” asteroids?
If your account does not validate you can add your new email account using the link further down that page. Once you’ve done that it should validate okay but as I understand it there may be a delay of up to 24 hours before discourse gets updated.
Yup, there’s a desync problem. People who renamed their accounts using discourse still have their old email in the main account, which is the one used for checking for pledges. I’ll talk to Keith about how to address the problem. So either wait and do nothing ( we’ll probably do a fix ), either use the add email feature.