Good bye, 2017! Hello, 2018!

Happy new year!!! In the past, we’ve done recaps to say good bye to the past year. This year, we’ll recap and say hello to 2018 because there’s so much to look forward to this year with the release of Pit People after we complete the final touches. But first, a year in review to see what got us to this point:

Whoa look at that date! Feels like forever ago now…


 
At the start of 2017, we released our first early access version of Pit People on Xbox One Game Preview and Steam Early Access. It is not only our first early access title, but also the first time we’ve developed & released two separate platforms simultaneously since we started working on digital downloads. As a smaller team, doing essentially two projects at a time has been a rewarding challenge for us this past year!

There was an overwhelming amount of support and positive feedback during the early access launch week! But more importantly, there was also a ton of constructive feedback from the Pit People community. We quickly started working on ways to improve based on the comments we got through our support ticketing system, forums, and our Discord.

First, we did overall improvements with Update 1: Home Improvement. Second, we made tweaks to the World Maps and the Pit in Update 2: World Tour. Next, we added a couple new features in Update 3: Emperor’s Orders. Then, we released the next story part and a whole new world map in Update 4: Vibrant Villains. In our latest (but not final) update we included an entirely new challenging mode with Update 5: Infinite Wisdom.

In between all of these updates our team has continued to balance the game and work on story & world map missions. As we mentioned last month, we’re on track to release the remaining story parts and the full version of the game in early 2018. An official release date has yet to be announced, but you can bet your butts that we’ll let you know as soon as we can!

In the meantime, let’s continue down 2017’s memory lane and highlight some events we had…

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Steam Winter Sale 2017

The Steam Winter Sale is up until January 4th and all of our Steam games are included this year! Tis the season to give the gift of turn-based strategy, puzzle platforming, and an action adventure RPG!

Pit People Steam is at the lowest price it’s ever been: 35% OFF the early access price! (Remember that the full version will have a retail price of $19.99 USD) If you aren’t familiar with the game, you can check out our launch trailer or catch the Play with the Devs event to get a feel for it.

BattleBlock Theater Steam and Castle Crashers Steam are also on sale at a jolly good 80% OFF the retail price. Get these awesome deals in the last sale of the year so that all your days can be merry & bright!

Sale ends 10AM PST on January 4, 2018.

Play Pit People with the Devs

Edit: This event is now over but you can see the recording of the live stream here:


We’re bringing back Play with the Devs, where the community gets a chance to play one of our games against us! This time, we’re going to take it to the Pit and battle it out 1v1 against the community.

Join us on Thursday, December 21st, from 3:30PM-5:00PM PST for our live stream on Twitch and Facebook.

For those who want a chance to play against our team, you can sign up from our Discord server. We’ll choose 5 community players for this stream and 5 community members for the short list to be on standby if we have time for more fights or if any players are unable to make it.

Players who register must own Pit People on Steam and must be available for the whole duration of the event on December 21, 2017. Please see our Discord #Announcements channel for more details!