Community Campfire - Influencer Hunting!
I just realized it's been awhile since our last Community Campfire. You might have noticed that we are coming out of a quiet time- this is normal. There is almost always a period of time in the middle of a game development cycle when a lot of the work isn't "sexy". It's about getting systems working, it's about implementing part of this feature and the second third of another feature. Then of course, there are those unexpected bits where the engine implodes and you spend most of a month fixing the lasers that have been working for a year...
The good news is that we are coming out of that quiet time. Just this past weekend, we released Survival mode- our first (mostly) complete stab at singleplayer and cooperative gameplay. Sure, we had Vs. Bots, and there's still plenty of polish (and voice acting) to add to Survival...
Here's the thing- this preliminary release of Survival marks a tipping point. It means that we are turning more of our attention to the "player vs. environment" experience (PVE). We've said all along that this was part of our plan and you're getting to see that plan take shape. For "player vs. player" (PVP) fans, we've still got more coming for you as well- like Corporate War (already in testing), Conquest mode, and of course our metagame! We also have a flight training mission in the works, it's already in Kaji's hands for beautification.
So here's where you come in: Now that we delivering the things we said we would back in the Kickstarter, we will be seeing some returning pilots, and a lot of new pilots. We need your help to make sure they have a great time.
We need you playing the game, helping out new players, keeping games going as much as you can- and still giving us feedback of course!
We also need you to keep an eye out for some Very Influential Players:
Angry Joe Show
Comedy Shorts Gamer
Future Man Gaming
James Vo (HTC eSports)
Jeffrey Axe Williamson
LilyPichu & Hotshotgg
OP Talent Office
Optic Di3sel + TheMissesMae
@Skydart from @Machinima
Sup3rfruit aka Pentatonix
Team Liquid EU Team House
These folks will be receiving a copy of Descent: Underground today, courtesy of HTC Vive, and many of them will be playing the game! Please keep your eyes peeled for them in-game, and help them have a great time!
Also, we need your help to spot their videos and streams so we can share those with the world. Please post your sightings in this thread:
Plus, if you're a subscriber to any of these great gamers and they don't make a video... we need you to give them a poke and ask why they haven't yet made a video about this awesome game Descent: Underground!
You folks are awesome, and we really appreciate your support and your help! Without you, we wouldn't be on this journey together. We've crested the Rockies along the Oregon Trail, we can see the Pacific, and none of us have died of dysentery yet!
P.S. - If you've been wanting to get a t-shirt but missed out on the last batch, we should have some good news for you soon!