Our forums are finally up and we’re ready to mingle! We’re happy to see you here. This category will act as our official announcements page which will feature any big news or announcements throughout development. Rather than forcing content updates out every week, we'll be posting here whenever something news-worthy happens. In addition, we'll occasionally post "work in progress" stuff on our Facebook and Twitter pages. However, anything we post on there will make it into these updates. The same goes for our Newsletter, Steam Discussion page, and Kickstarter Updates. Anything we post on those pages will make it to here first. To conclude, these forums will be your main source of Islands of Nyne intel.
As many of you may already know, we’ve just finished running a successful Kickstarter surpassing our goal of $40k and ending up with $50,571 - not to mention unlocking our first stretch goal. Right now, we're still recovering from the shock of it all. What an incredible and overwhelming experience! For those of you wondering about how you’ll be getting your rewards, we’ll be sending out surveys through Kickstarter to get more information from you so we can deliver your keys, skins, forums badges, etc.
Late Backer Paypal Campaign
For those of you who missed our Kickstarter or were not able to pledge because of their lack of PayPal support, we have good news! We've launched a 30-day-only late backer campaign where you can still back most of the tiers that were offered on our Kickstarter. This campaign will end on July 13th and all pledges through this system will continue to unlock any remaining locked stretch goals. Check it out here: Late Backer PayPal Campaign
Backer Badges & Design Decision Members
We’ll be assigning forum badges to their respective user accounts within the next few weeks after most backers have registered to the forums. Please register on the forums with the same email address associated to your Kickstarter account so that we can assign them properly. If for whatever reason you don't use the same email address, send us a PM and we'll sort it out. For our design decision forum members, we’ll be opening your exclusive lounge up once Kickstarter’s payment transfer period is complete (2 weeks from campaign end). Surveys to collect backer emails will be sent out after this period as well.
Expectations Going Forward
In regards to the frequency of our outreach and forum updates I want to remind everyone that we are a small team working as hard as we possibly can every day to get this game out there and in your hands. During our Kickstarter campaign we worked hard to respond to questions on Kickstarter, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and Steam within a short period of time. We are still going to be very active on forums and communicating with all of you, but we will be prioritizing quality over quantity when it comes to updates and dev blogs. The best place to keep in touch with us though, will be these forums.
During our campaign, we received a ton of great questions that we compiled into an updated FAQ thread. Please read through it before posting any questions. We'll be updating the FAQ thread with any more FAQ's that pop up. It is currently stickied in the General category and can be found here: http://forums.islandsofnyne.com/t/faq-read-before-asking-a-question/22
Other than that, you can head over to our general discussion page and talk about anything game related you want! We’ll be in there to chime in on discussions. Keep in mind that we may add or breakdown forum categories in the future once things get rolling.
Welcome to the Islands of Nyne community!
-Jake and Rob