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The State Of The Empire: Summer 2014

It’s time for real talk.

We are indeed launching an Early Access version of Clockwork Empires this summer and we want to make sure that people know what they’re going to get if they purchase the game at the first opportunity. The classic pitfall of Early Access games is for a developer to give players unrealistic expectations about what the then-current state of the game is and this is something we absolutely want to avoid doing. So yesterday we spent a couple of hours having a meeting in accordance with Traditions of Gaslamp Games where we discussed various areas of the project, how we’re progressing with them, and how much of this progress is actually visible to a player of the game.

Let’s go over over the categories discussed in detail.

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Technical Status Update: A Young Lad’s Message From The Front

Dear Father,

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I am writing from the Trenches at Gaslamp. The final, long, hard push for Early Access is almost upon us; Major Jacobsen says we’ll go over the top any day now. At night I sleep with my keyboard as is Tradition, and think of home. How is home? Where is home? Does it still exist? Are the cats alive?

Will this war ever end?

The Horror.

The Horror.

The men tell me that they have assembled a Changelog; I have annotated it for you so that you may know that we are fighting the Brave Fight here at home, and that soon there will be Release In Our Time. I am pretty sure that Mr. Whitman now has Trenchfoot in his Shoulderblade, and will have to have it Removed with a Scalpel. Mr. Best seems like he will not last much longer; his delerium is fevered and he talks about going back to University and finishing his Doctorate. Meanwhile, they fight the good fight, and many small tickets have been fixed including the fact that doors claim to cost one plank, and do not. It is the duty of every man to care for his tickets, that we may seek victory over The [REDACTED].

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State of the Programming

Greetings, loyal Subjects of the Empire! As you know, we traditionally give out a programming status update around the start of the month to let you know what we’ve been doing. To make things even more exciting, Mr. Triolo recently found some sort of “GIF-making” tool on the steam-pipe-and-radium-Internet. Therefore, what the heck, let’s show you some animated engine footage… in very, very small quantities.

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Work makes us all sad. That’s why we’re in game development, right?

So, without further ado, what’s new this month…? 

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