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Blood & Steam: A Clockwork Empires FPS

We have finally returned from GDC! (Except David, who, lacking the smartphone that, apparently, every other 21st century human possesses, is wandering around the Bay Area stopping only to sleep & quietly feed in secret Vegan Safehouses.) We had a great time (except for that one thing), drank with a lot of people, and went to a number of fascinating talks about new opportunities in the Free-to-Play gaming market on mobile, Android devices.

We were also able to sign some deliciously long-simmering business deals at GDC, and have secured additional funding for our work from various interested parties, including a Major Console Developer. As a result, we are uniquely positioned to fully leverage our suite of intellectual properties in the next-generation console and mobile spaces. In order to uniquely leverge our leverage, we have “revamped” Clockwork Empires in order to make it more suitable for next-generation consoles. Market-driven research, made possible by our new funding, has revealed that gamers don’t actually enjoy complex simulations or sandbox-based gameplay. Instead, they want two things out of their videogame dollars:

  1. To be connected with, emotionally, at an intense, raw, and devastating level that can only be made possible by next-generation consoles.
  2. Gears, possibly attached to turrets.

As you guys know, we at Gaslamp pride ourselves in taking a genre and putting our unique, zany spin on it. To this end, uh… let’s just do a press release.

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Bride of the Scorpion Diggle

EDIT: Hotfix below! See below the cut.
EDIT 2: OS X users, we are working on getting you something as fast as we can, but it will likely be after boxing day. (This is mainly due to the fact that I am on the road, and have no access to a Mac.) That said, we are aware of the situation and you guys are my first priority.

First off, my apologies for both letting the teleportation glitch – and our resulting slow response time – happen. In the case of the glitch happening: patch 1.0.9 got rushed in order to try and get it out before the holidays; this turned out to be a bad move. It was my judgement call, and in hindsight we should have given it more QA time (although, interestingly, we did test old saves) and just released it after Boxing Day. In the case of the response time… this is a little more entertaining. Daniel gave me the word, via cellphone, that something was wrong; unfortunately, at the time I was stuck on a Grayhound headed for the middle of nowhere, visiting relatives – having previously been lulled into a false sense of security by the quiet patch reception caused by… well, by the patch not actually being released yet.


Mad panic ensued – which is not easy to do on a bus – but I managed. Having now recovered the laptop, and having now found wireless Internet thanks to the good people at Starbucks, we have some answers.

First off: yes, we can fix your save games. I will be putting up a hotfix tonight; I’m not sure how fast we will be able to get things onto Steam and Desura. Humble Bundle users – since this only actually affects 1.0.8 savegames, you *should* be okay.

Second off: this only affects save games made with Dredmor 1.0.8. Dredmor 1.0.9 saves should be fine.

Again, I apologize for this mess and will be coming up with some additional QA improvements in the future.  I will personally find some way to make it up to you in January with something awesome.

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