The Steam Early Access release is only 3 DAYS AWAY!! We've pulled some of the craziest all-nighters of this development getting things ready, and we're so excited that it's less than 72 hours away!
Pre-order until December 9th to get 25% off!
We've decided to bump up the price of Early Access to $20 (from the original Kickstarter price of $15). Until December 9th you can still pre-order the beta for $15, so if you know someone who's interested they might want to jump in at the lower price. The public beta will be available to anyone that pre-ordered Distance on December 9th!
Get it while it's hot! http://survivethedistance.com
Screenshot Competition! Your Favorite #DistanceMoment
This weekend we're doing a small competition leading up to the release on Steam! The winners (5 to be exact) will each win 2 copies of the Distance Deluxe tier on Humble Bundle! You can gift them to a couple friends or keep them all to yourself.
To win, simply upload a screenshot of Distance to Imgur[imgur.com]
, or Twitter
that represents one of your favorite moments in the beta. It could be from Adventure mode, multiplayer, getting wrecked by a laser, or even using the level editor!
To take a screenshot you can use the Steam screenshot feature
(by default you can press F12 while in-game), press PrintScreen on your keyboard if available, or use a program like FRAPS[www.fraps.com]
You have until 11:59PM PST TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9TH to share your #DistanceMoment! Later next week we'll review our favorites and post the winners in another update. Be prepared for us to contact you via Imgur, Facebook, or Twitter with details on how to claim your prize!
OFFICIAL #DISTANCEMOMENT COMPETITION RULES:
- When sharing use the hashtag "#DistanceMoment" so that it's easy for us to find it.
- Your screenshot must be an original screenshot captured by you.
- Your Distance screenshot must be shared publicly on Imgur, Twitter, and/or Facebook to qualify.
- You can share as many #DistanceMoments as you like!
- Refract developers will look through all of the shared screenshots and pick our five personal favorites (as shared by five separate individuals).
- The creators of the top five winning #DistanceMoments will each win 2 copies of the Distance Deluxe package via Humble Bundle (see more details at http://survivethedistance.com).
- While it doesn't directly increase you chances of winning, massive kudos if you use a GIF to share your moment!
- YOU HAVE UNTIL 11:59PM PST TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9TH TO SHARE
Distance Advent Calendar
Finally, I wanted to again mention this month's Distance Advent Calendar. As a game player (let alone a creator) I've really never seen anything like this before. The Distance community is coming together to pour incredible passion and organization into releasing a new level (and often times a wallpaper) EVERY SINGLE DAY leading up to Christmas.
Even if you don't play each level (which I highly recommend you do), definetely take a moment to check out the impressive designs released so far! Check out the full thread of levels and wallpapers here[survivethedistance.com]
Video: Distance Track Showcase: Colliding Worlds by Krispy
Video: DAC 2 - Nitro Sleigh Ride[s3.amazonaws.com]
Video: Distance: "Detection" Custom Level
Workshop: Distance East (by Da Ham)
Workshop: The Greenhouse (by Quargzon)
Finally, Distance on PS4!
As many of you may have heard, we also announced this week that Distance will be coming to the Playstation 4! We're obviously still focused on the Steam Early Access release in the short term but this should be something interesting to watch out for down the road.
Playstation Blog: Can You Survive the Distance on PS4?[blog.us.playstation.com]
We'll also be showing Distance at Playstation Experience this weekend! It's the first event Sony has ever done like this so it's definitely interesting to be a part of the first year. If you'll be in Las Vegas this weekend for PSX drop by our booth in the indie area!
For a brief update on game development, Kyle and Jason have been adding some impressive new features to the level editor as well as improving tons of loose ends. Chin created amazing new art for the Steam page. Eddie and Laura have greatly improved some of the story-centric art in Adventure mode. Finally, Ellie and I have been working to get the word out about Early Access to press.
We can't wait to see your #DistanceMoments this weekend! I'll be back with another update very soon so keep watching that inbox!
- Jordan (with everyone at Refract)