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Old 03-31-2013, 05:57 AM
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Default Buy Now going down / Humble Store going up

Sometime next week we'll be taking down our "buy now" page in order to make a switch over to Humble Store. We're partnering with them for payment processing and distributing builds because, well, they're better at it than we are and can provide much requested payment options we can't, such as PayPal.

For anyone not familiar with Humble Store they're an indie distributor best known for the "Humble Bundle" deals they put together. There is no DRM involved and they aren't a service you sign into like Steam, just a place to buy and download games.

The other benefit is less distractions for us and time taken away from development since they'll be handling distribution and customer support for things like payment problems, missing keys, etc, that currently absorb some of our time and attention. They'll also be able to provide Steam keys, for those who want to play on Steam, when the times comes for that.

On a related note, once we make the switch, we will no longer be able to offer the perk of getting your name in the credits as we will have no good way to facilitate it with purchases outside our own system. I'm sorry for anyone who may have missed out but I think we're also getting to the point where there would just be way too many names to display.

Once Buy Now goes back up with the Humble Store widgets, we'll be one step closer to releasing alpha. I'll provide a more info about that soon but the boss is finished and I've finally finished my work on Occultist. We're working on various odds and ends now that need to get done and also trying to resolve some major bugs that we don't want to release alpha with.

The most serious is causing things not to spawn properly, which can result in missing underground entrances, quest monsters and even bosses. We expect there will be plenty of smaller bugs in alpha but we don't want people fighting through the last dungeon only to find an empty boss room. We have top people working on these issues though and the delay just means more awesome content is getting in every day. Zantai should have some examples for you to feast your eyes on Monday.

In the meantime, here is an interesting article on PA Report about Humble Store that provides more information.
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:10 AM
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Sounds like a good way of handling this, especially seeing as Humble is indie as well.
Can't say this affects me, as I'm a Kickstarter backer (with my name in the credits already ), but I think this should be well-received news for everyone who hasn't bought the game yet.
Another fair and well written post medierra, especially the in-game news; every small bit of development is a step closer to alpha, and as such, the final release.
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:22 AM
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Luckily I have my name in credits for a while now, but I just had to update it since I didn't not like my current nick. Best of luck fixing that bug at the end.
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:23 AM
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Zantai should have some examples for you to feast your eyes on Monday.
My Spidey senses sense the Alpha being released on Monday. You simply can't feast enough on screenshots. It could be gameplay footage though. Anyway, that's my guess.
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:29 AM
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My Spidey senses sense the Alpha being released on Monday. You simply can't feast enough on screenshots. It could be gameplay footage though. Anyway, that's my guess.
Might be your spidey sense is playing an April Fools joke on you.
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Might be your spidey sense is playing an April Fools joke on you.
I was expecting something like this to happen. Never trust anything on April Fool's Day, especially if it's supposed to be something important such as a Grim Dawn update.
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One question, how many names are there in the credits at this point?
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:47 AM
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I believe it is over 2000 now! Going to need a long piece of music for the credits.
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:20 AM
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Question: I already bought the name in credits thing, but haven't gotten around to setting it yet. Will I still be able to after this?
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Again, some good news and communication
Good luck for major debug phase !

Mmmh I had not thought about april fool's day...
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