Our plans for beta testing and release
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We have been working hard and we did out best hoping to release our beta version at least in August but it took and still takes us more time than planned. Our estimates were based on our experience from our old game, but this game is much larger in scope. Also, making a stable working version proved to be harder because fine-tuning takes quite a bit of time as well. As a result, we are planning to start beta-testing as soon as we can towards the end of September.
In addition to that, we have to postpone our release. Despite the fact that we most likely could have finished all the work by the end of November, our marketing agency is telling us that these dates or December are not very good for a release since many big names are getting released, and it would be better to postpone the official release to the first quarter of 2013. This will give us more time to polish the game and to do the extensive two-stage beta testing we talked about (the first stage is for finalizing combat mechanics and making good balance in one scenario that will be ready, the second stage is mostly for finding bugs in other scenarios and a part of our large campaign). This delay of release will have some financial consequences for us as we didn’t plan extra funding for another 2-3 months, but we hope that our pre-orders will fill this gap.
Our work is well in progress, most all of the art is done. Here are two more sketches – one is modeled after one of our backers Brett Bozeman, who chose his character to be a high inquisitor!
And here is a sketch of the witch.
The models are done, but no textures are applied yet. We will post some renderings of them in one of our next updates.
And last, but not least we wanted to share with you two games that we backed and that we like. They both take place in medieval times and they seem very promising:
- Expeditions: Conquistador - Some of our Eisenwald Cavalry is already there! Check it out.
- Chivalry: Medieval Warfare - CLANG would be nice here.
Current amount of pledges through Paypal: $1477, through Yandex: $228.