ArkCo Weekly News #13 - Crunch Time!!
This week has been absolutely staggering in terms of growth for the community, and as a team we are tremendously grateful for the outpouring of support and love for the game! Starting with our brand new game trailer coming out this week, it has been a non-stop flood of new faces throughout the community, and all of our sites. It has been amazing to see so many rally behind Edge of Space and throw their support behind Greenlight. The madness hasn't stopped there! Earlier this week we also put out a new patch, which introduced a re-structuring of crafting including schematics that don't require refined materials. We felt that this would give new players a much more balanced and gradual introduction to how crafting works, and allow them to get established in the game world before moving on to higher tier schematics. We have also put in place the background systems for MANY new aspects of the game which will be implemented in the near future.
This weekend we are also launching the first test of our 3 day beta key system. Players can snag a 3 day test key, and enjoy the game for free for the weekend! Along with this comes a very much anticipated announcement: We WILL be offering Steam keys to our pre-order customers if and when we get through Greenlight! We are thrilled to let everyone know that it's safe to buy now, and that they don't have to worry about having to purchase again if/when Edge of Space goes to Steam.
There is already so much excitement here at ArkCo, and we have only scratched the surface in terms of how much is coming ahead of and during PAX! We are eagerly looking forward to meeting our fellow game devs, and tons of awesome fans. If all goes to plan, we hope to get in one final livestream next weekend before the team hits the road, and we promise it will be worth the 2 week hiatus! So much work is being poured into the game, and there will be more than plenty to show off.
We see this as just the beginning of great things to come, and once again we want to thank the many, many fans and supporters who have been pouring votes into Greenlight and bringing us that much closer to our goal. Please keep up the amazing work getting the word out! This is definitely a month to keep an eye on the forums and the community for the many upcoming announcements we will be sharing soon!