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A TALE OF FRIENDSHIP, LOSS AND REDEMPTION... IN OUTER SPACE! · By Hollow Ponds

What am I buying?

A topic by _Friendly created Nov 30, 2016 Views: 532 Replies: 2
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Hi!

I'm willing to help, but it's not clear to me what I'm buying on Itch.io.

Am I buying a now sort of beta-like state of the game which will be upgraded to a full version at the date of the release? Or will I be buying another copy after the release of the game on a different platform?

What's used for updating the game, an auto-updater or the game manager/desktop app from Itch.io? Is it possible to play/update the game without this manager?

Is it possible to add a game key to Steam for the auto-updating?

Also, the page states it collects statistics. Are these statistics solely about the game or is there other data collected as well?

Thanks,

Friendly

Hi Friendly :)

Yep, this is a limited beta. It will, of course, become a full version when we release properly. As long as you want to play on PC (not PS4) you definitely won't need to buy another copy on release. As per any beta thing, if you'd rather play the fully polished version, it's best to wait.

We're use the itch desktop app for auto-updating. You should be able to download the game from itch without the manager, but I'd recommend against this as you'll miss out on auto-updating. We'll be patching/improving things a whole bunch, and it'll be worth staying up to date.

We wont be putting builds onto Steam until we release; you _will_ get a Steam key at that point.

I don't have a full list of the statistics we send to hand, but they are solely game related things "which world you died on", "what killed you", "what was the game seed" things like that. We're taking these so that I have more information to help balance the game.

Cheers,

Jonathan

Hi Jonathan,

Thank you for your reply. Now I'm sure I want to help. ^^

Thanks for the awesome work on this game. I've seen it on Jesse's channel (OMFGcata) on YouTube and I've been wanting to buy it ever since. Really nice that you guys are offering a way to help test the game before its release. :)

Friendly