The launch on Monday was a little bit bumpy, sorry for that. First we discovered a major bug on the weekend, so we had to re-build all launch versions on Monday. Then we had scheduling problems with Steam and then technical problems with GoG. As soon as everything was up and running, our server couldn’t handle thousands of you trying out everything at once.
We switched to a bigger server and everything seems to be running fine now. We’re going to release a patch later today for Mac und Linux because some players have difficulty to log-in for multiplayer. And we’re working hard on answering all support questions.
On a more positive note: The launch was very successful! We were in the Steam top 10 for a very long time, sometimes even in the top 4 (only behind some obscure little titles, nobody in the office knew).
Steam & GoG Keys, Manuals & Soundtracks
Steam: A lot of backers who backed box-editions and received a “KING Art key” from us asked if they could get a Steam key instead. That wasn’t the plan, but since Steam is pretty generous when it comes to keys, we’ll give you the opportunity to swap the keys in one or two weeks (as soon as the launch stress is over).
GoG: One day later than planned Battle Worlds is available on Good-old-Games (DRM free). But you can only get the “standard edition” there, not the bigger version (with the “Extended Manual” and the “Weapon’s Manual”). So if you backed a bigger version than the standard version, the GoG option wasn’t displayed for you on our portal.
We changed that. Now you CAN choose GoG, even when you’ve backed a higher tier. You’ll receive the standard version from GoG and get the “Extended Manual”, the “Weapon’s Manual” and the Soundtrack as a separate download at https://secure.kingart-games.com
Manuals & Soundtrack: If you bought the Battle Worlds: Kronos Special Edition (Mayor Edition) in our shop or if you choose to download your higher-tier Kickstarter edition from our side, you’ll now find the Extended Manual, the Weapon’s Manual and the Soundtrack in the “My Games” section at our portal (https://secure.kingart-games.com).
Editor & Wiki
You can now find the Battle Worlds: Kronos editor here: http://bwkbuilder.battle-worlds.com/BattleworldsBuilder.zip
And our editor forum here: http://forum.kingart-games.com/index.php/board,27.0.html
Some backers had the opportunity to work with the editor for a couple of days now and gave us a lot of feedback regarding usability. We’ll continue working on the editor to make it more user-friendly. So we’re looking forward to your feedback.
But of course we’re even more excited about playing the first user-generated maps!
Together with you we’d like to gather all information regarding Battle Worlds: Kronos and the editor in a Wiki (http://wiki.battle-worlds.com/index.php/Main_Page). We think that’s the best way to share information. If you’re interested in posting articles, translating them or the like, please leave us a note here: http://forum.kingart-games.com/index.php/topic,12602.0.html
We still have some problems getting reviews. Of course most journalists have very little time prior to a new console generation and when big games like Call of Duty and Assassins Creed are on their way.
You can help us calling their attention to Battle Worlds. Maybe you’re following some journalists, bloggers or “let’s players” or other influential people on Twitter or Facebook? Or you’re active in a forum or the like? Please let them know that you’re interested in the game and that it’s worth a look.
And please continue to link & share our “Thank you / Crowd-funding” video! A lot of people seem to like it and we think it’s important to show a crowd-funding project that actually worked. There’s too much negative reporting about crowd-funding out there at the moment.
Projects you might find interesting
Boy! A LOT of great projects out there at the moment! Here are our favorite four:
We love isometric games and we love adventures. And this one looks *really* cool! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bischoff/stasis-2d-isometric-scifi-horror-adventure-game
This beautiful art style blew us away! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1376061185/bloom-memories-a-new-kind-of-action-adventure-rpg
We’re feeling young again! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1183462809/paradise-lost-first-contact
And another adventure game, since we want the genre to thrive: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/soundguy/bolt-riley-a-reggae-adventure-game