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 email@example.com or contact us through the in-game Feedback button.
We have 7 days left for the Kickstarter campaign, and though we’ve reached our original funding goal and our first stretch goal (5 additional maps), we’re less than $500 USD away from our next stretch goal of $4,000 (playable Cavespawn).
Some of the limited high-tier rewards we have left are:
Uber Spawn ($500): Design a Cavespawn Hero – 1 slot left
Legend ($250): Design a Map – 3 slots left
Hero ($100): Name a Cavespawn Hero – 4 slots left
We’d also like to share with you the art process in making one of the new Stoneborne heroes. Here’s a timelapse video from sketch to final portrait. His name will come from one of the backers who pledged the Hero reward.
Again, thank you to everyone who has pledged so far and those who continue spreading the word about our project! We’re also grateful to those who have been dropping by on Twitch and Discord. Please continue supporting us and help us make the Stoneborne DLC a great game!
Thanks again for checking out the game. As part of our Early Access, we’re opening our dev process through regular livestreams on our Twitch channel! Follow us to get notifications on when we are live: http://www.twitch.tv/legendsofcallasia
Here’s our current stream schedule (time and content may be subject to change without prior notice = game devs have flexible schedules!):
Monday 11AM SGT / Sunday 7PM PST: Weekly Status Update
Friday 12NN SGT / Thursday 8PM PST: Live Multiplayer
We’ll update you every week with our project plans, including where we are on our roadmap for Legends of Callasia. Behind-the-Scenes includes us playtesting upcoming features, maybe some scripting or painting, and other actual work. Comments and thoughts while we’re actually working are highly encouraged. You can also join us in multiplayer if you are online! Let us know if there’s anything else you want to see on our streams.
If you are also on Twitch, tell us if you will be livestreaming Legends of Callasia so we can host you. If you’re interested, we’re eager to supply you with whatever you need to make the stream awesome – including free game codes to use for your streams and giveaway to your viewers! Contact us for details: firstname.lastname@example.org