It's been a while since our last update. It has happened so much this year and we needed time to process everything, plan the next steps and set the development of Episode 1 in motion.
I hope you all had wonderful holidays. We'd like to share the Adventure Gamer's Christmas Greetings video, which we have been part of. Find us at 03:56, right after Double Fine!
We are working on Episode 1: Threading right now and plan to have a roughly playable version in January. There will be new mechanics, like the Brute Force Hack. You'll have to find key words from a person's identity (e.g. through dialogues, e-mails, etc.) and feed it to the hacking program in order to generate the password. But also the Man-In-The-Middle method will be more complex, adding files that you can find during your explorations, which you then can use in the hacking game.
|One Part of the Three-Dome Station of Episode 1. What secrets will you find?|
The commands NETWORK and HARDWARE that have been teased in Episode 0 will now have functions. You will be able to move through the network and access computers and their hardware, like for example a microphone or a printer.
The story continues, as you find yourself stranded on Mars trying to install an anti-virus before Code 7 reaches Earth. Team up with Zoya to reach your goal and struggle to solve a conflict that takes over the station and catches everyone by surprise. There will be choices that you'll have to make!
|Twine Dialogue of the beginning|
Kickstarter RewardsWe have also send out the first rewards to our backers, namely the soundtrack / song of Episode 0 and the developer channel access, which nobody has claimed so far, so please do so! You find the access link in our Kickstarter message to you :)
The rest of the rewards will follow in April, because we have to produce them first. We're working hard to make everything on time!!
|Your opinion matters!|
Next year will start very promising. We'll be showing Code 7 at the Casual Connect Europe in Berlin, which will take place February 7-9 2017. Hope to see you there!
Additionally, if all goes well, we'll be able to show parts of Episode 1 at the Pax East in March.
Thank you for reading! What parts of Episode 1 are you looking forward to most? Will you be at one of the events? Feel free to answer in the comment section!
Zein & Kevin