We are counting down the days to the release of The Stoneborne DLC! Next week, we are holding Dwarf multiplayer games with our closed beta group on Twitch, and we are gearing towards launching the DLC on the week of October 17 (if nothing bad happens). If you want to join the beta group, let us know in the #omg-dwarves channel on Discord.
Here’s a video of one of the dev-only multiplayer sessions we had this week. You’ll see that most of the backer suggestions for names are in!
The Stoneborne DLC is slowly coming together, and we’d like to remind those who haven’t sent in their survey responses yet to do so by the end of this week! We need all the names for the territories, kingdoms, maps, and heroes so we can write them into the game.
If you tuned it to yesterday’s livestream on our Twitch channel, we’ve already put in some of the underground maps (but no decals yet) and have started on the Stoneborne campaign levels.
We’ll continue to tweak and adjust these maps and campaigns before the actual release.
You’ll see that some of the new cards (Stoneborne-specific and generic ones) are already working quite well in the game.
Meanwhile, we are also polishing some of the portraits for the Cavespawn heroes and units.
Speaking of art, we have just launched the Callasia Art Challenge! We are inviting artists to create fanart based on the world of Callasia for a chance to win cash prizes and free copies of the game. First WIPs must be submitted on or before September 23 via Discord. The full mechanics are posted here: legends.boomzap.com/contests/
Also, watch out for our iPad launch and tournament next week!
For comments and suggestions, just send us a PM on our social media pages. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us through the in-game Feedback button.
Exciting things are happening this week for Legends of Callasia!
Tournament and Leaderboard Reset
Our rank-based tournament is just around the corner! In preparation for this event, we will be resetting the leaderboard rankings this week. Players must have the full version to unlock ranked multiplayer mode. Tournament details and prizes will be announced soon.
New Livestream Schedule
We are switching things up a bit on Twitch with a new schedule, and having long time fan and player Renegade_Pige join us as a regularly scheduled and officially sponsored streamer! We’re also having our Twitch party for the Stoneborne DLC backers, and a 24-hour marathon to follow our iOS launch.
Here’s our new weekly schedule:
Monday 6pm EST / 11PM CET / Tuesday 6AM SGT
Tuesday 10PM EST / Wednesday 3AM CET / 10AM SGT
Wednesday 7AM EST / 12NN CET / 7PM SGT
Stoneborne DLC Update
We’ve started sending out Steam keys and discussing name and hero ideas with our backers! Check out our latest Kickstarter update here where we show our WIPs. We are now also allowing additional pledges via Paypal! You can donate here: https://www.twitchalerts.com/donate/legendsofcallasia
Worldwide iOS Launch and Art Contest on August 31
We will be launching the iPad version of the game on Wednesday! You will be able to log in on the iPad version using your same account from the Steam version and carry over your game progress. As part of the launch, we will be having a contest for Callasia-inspired art! We will announce the details later this week.
After launching on Steam’s Early Access last February, we have finally completed all 30 levels for the single-player Campaign mode and launched ranked multiplayer and leaderboards. To prepare for our full release, our Creative Director Christopher Natsuume will be be playtesting all the campaign levels live on Twitch – nonstop!
Chris will also be chatting with Boomzap staff as well as game developer friends from other companies, sharing development stories and other random topics.
Since each campaign takes about one to two hours, we estimate this marathon to last two whole days without any breaks – no sleeping until every level is completed! We will also be giving away free game codes throughout the stream that will grant players access to the full version of the game (worth $15.99 during Early Access), unlocking all the factions, campaigns, maps, and heroes. Details about an upcoming tournament (with awesome prizes) will also be discussed!