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Re: It's August - Hurry up and take my money
« Reply #60 on: August 30, 2011, 08:12:53 PM »
Gotcha -- and thanks! :)
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Re: It's August - Hurry up and take my money
« Reply #61 on: September 04, 2011, 04:35:59 PM »
Time flies. It's already September. Got everything on schedule?

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Re: It's August - Hurry up and take my money
« Reply #62 on: September 04, 2011, 05:32:39 PM »
We're looking pretty good! It's tight as always on the schedule, but we're quiet right now because we're in our final pre-beta push. :)
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Re: It's August - Hurry up and take my money
« Reply #63 on: September 04, 2011, 10:16:05 PM »
Does that mean than an announcement is only days (or dare I say, even hours?) away? Or are we still talking like more than a week or so?

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Re: It's August - Hurry up and take my money
« Reply #64 on: September 04, 2011, 10:18:49 PM »
Most likely we'll give about a week's notice. The timing of beta depends on about how the next 6-7 working days go. If we get all our work done in that time, then we're looking at a beta about a week after that, roughly speaking.
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Re: It's August - Hurry up and take my money
« Reply #65 on: September 04, 2011, 10:26:58 PM »
Yeah, you said before you'd give about a week's notice, I was wondering when that week might start (sorry for the confusion). But, if I'm reading your answer right, if things go right on your end (and we all just stop posting and leave you alone :-) ), we'll get the week's notice around or just after 9-11. Is that about right?

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Re: It's August - Hurry up and take my money
« Reply #66 on: September 05, 2011, 02:46:42 AM »
This game looks like a great companion piece to a confusing and disarrayed time in one's life, and the entire world. All the fragments from different eras and the backstory to piece together are very intriguing, like one of my favorite elements of the Fallout games. I imagine that with this approach it'll be possible to slowly, steadily add in new texts with most of the patches that tell us more. I'm looking for a meaningful post apocalyptic experience, and this looks to be it.

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Re: It's August - Hurry up and take my money
« Reply #67 on: September 05, 2011, 09:21:16 AM »
Yeah, you said before you'd give about a week's notice, I was wondering when that week might start (sorry for the confusion). But, if I'm reading your answer right, if things go right on your end (and we all just stop posting and leave you alone :-) ), we'll get the week's notice around or just after 9-11. Is that about right?

IF things all go to plan, then ideally we'll give the week's notice on or around the 13th through the 14h, and then the beta would be around a week from that date.  I think at this point if the schedule slips, we'll be looking at a beta releasing on the 19th at the worst.  Knock on wood. ;)

Things are really speeding along lately for the game, and I am super excited to share it with you guys, but I'm definitely keeping quiet overall because it's too much of a time sink at the moment to talk about it when you'll be able to see it in such short order.  We'll have a lot of new info coming out during the week before beta, though, while Keith is polishing up multiplayer and I'm talking to vendors and prepping builds and all that good stuff.

This game looks like a great companion piece to a confusing and disarrayed time in one's life, and the entire world. All the fragments from different eras and the backstory to piece together are very intriguing, like one of my favorite elements of the Fallout games. I imagine that with this approach it'll be possible to slowly, steadily add in new texts with most of the patches that tell us more. I'm looking for a meaningful post apocalyptic experience, and this looks to be it.

Thanks for the kind words -- and welcome to the forums!  Our goal with AVWW isn't so much to tell a specific story, but to plunk you down in a broken world and let you carve a path of your own.  And as a part of that, to create an interesting and compelling world around you.  I think that we're getting there, as far as all that goes -- there's still a lot more we'll be building up over time in beta and after, as you say, but I'm pleased with the feeling that the whole package is giving me at this point.  It's definitely the core of what I was looking for. :)
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Re: It's August - Hurry up and take my money
« Reply #68 on: September 05, 2011, 11:15:59 AM »
IF things all go to plan, then ideally we'll give the week's notice on or around the 23th through the 14h, and then the beta would be around a week from that date.  I think at this point if the schedule slips, we'll be looking at a beta releasing on the 19th at the worst.  Knock on wood. ;)

Given the other numbers in the post I assume you meant to type 13th, not 23th?

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Re: It's August - Hurry up and take my money
« Reply #69 on: September 05, 2011, 11:17:43 AM »
Yep, thanks, fixed that. :)
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Re: It's August - Hurry up and take my money
« Reply #70 on: September 05, 2011, 05:16:45 PM »
Oh new ava, nice!  :)

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Re: It's August - Hurry up and take my money
« Reply #71 on: September 05, 2011, 05:46:39 PM »
Oh new ava, nice!  :)

I can't even tell which one is the developer/brainz of the operation!

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Re: It's August - Hurry up and take my money
« Reply #72 on: September 05, 2011, 06:03:49 PM »
Hahaha, thanks. :)
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Re: It's August - Hurry up and take my money
« Reply #73 on: September 06, 2011, 03:08:57 PM »
Just found out about this yesterday from the News link on the AI War page in my Steam library, and I'm already so excited I can barely wait for the beta--looks like a cross between Dwarf Fortress' Adventure Mode and Terraria, with the added bonus of an endless world that actually CARES about your accomplishments. I'm with the original poster--I look forward to being separated from my money, if it means I'll get such a delicious-looking treat to devour.

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Re: It's August - Hurry up and take my money
« Reply #74 on: September 06, 2011, 03:10:04 PM »
Thanks so much!  We can't wait to share it with folks, too! :)

Getting close now.
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