Camelot Unchained’s Jacobs offers progress report, praise for his dev team

    
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Camelot Unchained’s traditional Friday update has been published, and CityState’s Mark Jacobs has a lot to talk about on the heels of the recent beta delay announcement. He says that less than 50 of the game’s 22,000 backers opted for a refund after the news, though a handful of those were higher end pledges. The good news is that those limited rewards will be made available again to founders.

Further good news takes the form of Beta 1 backers being granted access to extended alpha as of today.

This afternoon’s update also recaps CityState’s recent livestreams, and Jacobs says that work is proceeding “quite nicely on all tech fronts, from our stance editor to our animations, particle effects, etc.” Finally, Jacobs praises his dev team for its work thus far in building an engine from scratch and staying under budget. “Maybe it’s time that I began to emphasize the great progress a small, underfunded (by typical MMORPG standards) and young (well, not me) team has made on delivering not only an engine, but a game, albeit in the early stages; and a standard for treating our backers that is, IMO, the best in the industry,” he writes.

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BriarGrey
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CSE_Tyler Tamanous Even in text-based games this can get soul-sucking!  In my beginning days as a GM, I had so many ideas and would paint my rooms and a million items in them for people to interact with and all that….and by the end of my tenure as an SGM, I was all “oh dear god, another festival and I have to create HOW MANY shops? Argh.”  That was when I knew my time as game staff was up….
Major kudos to all of you who do it day in and day out and keep being awesome with what you put into it.  It’s not wasted on us; it’s appreciated, and we’re ecstatic there’s such a great team to do it!

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BriarGrey paragonlostinspace Hehe…gotta love my wife. :)

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paragonlostinspace And because all approvals come with a price…I upgraded from the Young Warrior to the Warrior Forever on the rationale that I was being nice to HIM so I should be nice to me too, LOL.

Mark Jacobs
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Mark Jacobs

FYI, I’m chatting with the folks in C.U.B.E. right now and all is going quite well. Lots of happy Beta 1 Backers building lots of structures. Fun to see. Can’t wait to share some of their creations online. 

If you are reading this and are a Beta 1 Backer and you haven’t tried it yet, come on in, the building is fine. :)

Mark Jacobs
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Mark Jacobs

paragonlostinspace Mark Jacobs Bannex19 Thank you.

Mark Jacobs
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Mark Jacobs

Karl_Hungus Thank you for that Karl, as always. I really appreciate the support of Backers such as yourself and so many others, including the regular posters here. That support, kindness and warmth has really helped myself and my family during the last few months. I’m deeply grateful for that.

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Mark Jacobs

vinicitur paragonlostinspace I think you’ll find the ability system and A.I.R. makes it even more interesting. Can’t wait till we get further along and see so many more abilities interacting. It’s going to be an interesting Alpha/Beta.

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Mark Jacobs

paragonlostinspace Thank you for that. But you already knew I’d say that as well as, thanks for all your support, here, there and everywhere. :)

Mark Jacobs
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Mark Jacobs

Sinaptic I appreciate the trust and faith in myself and the team, you won’t be let you down by our efforts.

In terms of open/honest, it was the only way to do things even if it meant taking a hit because of it. We did and I’ll do it again if necessary. It’s the right way to run a crowd-funded company and a game’s development, at least IMO.

Thanks as always!

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ZenDadaist Yep. And soon, a presentation to go with it. :)