Hello TAKEDOWN supporters,
We have been dark since our last announcement of the Early Access Alpha release to Kickstarters. That is because thousands of you took the time to fill our surveys, post bug reports, and give us feedback. We have been acting on that feedback, and still are, but we wanted to give you and update and let you know what the road to shipping looks like.
Early Access Alpha Release
Thousands of you took the time to play the Early Access Alpha Release and send us feedback, thoughts, and bugs. We are happy that we were able to meet our Kickstarter obligation (although we were 12 days late) to release that Alpha to you, and your feedback has been invaluable to make the game better. Lots of features and gameplay elements have been changed or tweaked based on your feedback.
Events & Press
Christian has been on a whirlwind tour since we went to E3 and released the Kickstarter Early Access Build. Last weekend was Quakecon, where we got the chance to allow non-Kickstarter hardcore PC gamers the chance to sit down and play the game, as well as running the very first TAKEDOWN Attack/Defend single-elimination tournament! Team FAP won the day out of the six teams that entered, bringing home Nvidia 680 cards, courtesy of 505 Games.
Next week, Christian will be heading down to San Francisco and Los Angeles for a whirlwind press tour, showing TAKEDOWN to the major press outlets. The week after that, a few special community members will be joining in Los Angeles for a special, invite-only event that will give the chance for a select few Kickstarters to get some hands on time with automatic weapons and the TAKEDOWN beta.
The week after, many of us will be attending PAX, where TAKEDOWN will be making another appearance. If you are going to PAX, please let us know so that we can make sure you get to the front of the line to play some more TAKEDOWN!
Shipping this game!
We are on track to ship this fall. The team, all 10 of our full time members, have been working 12+ hour days to get this game ready to ship. Now that we have locked down the core of the game after E3, we are working on the Xbox 360 port, and will be getting both versions ready for consumers.
What we would request from you, our supporters, is to pick up the mantel and let people know about this game! Tell people that a game you supported on Kickstarter is actually coming out, because we are. We appreciate your support in the beginning, and need your voice now. Let people know we exist, and tell your friends on every social media available to take a look at our little game.
Check out this exclusive interview from Quakecon!
Here are a few more pics from showing TAKEDOWN at Quakecon!