First off thanks for downloading our game - even if you feel disappointed at the moment.
As We can see a lot of you thought that this game is in his final stage or that there are maybe a few bugs...
... but it's not. It's not even a tested beta. Game is still work in progress and it will appear as Early Access untill game core will be finished and first episode gameplay will be polished as we want him to be. This episode is only an intro for further chapters, that is why you can find a lot of things that aren't useful at the moment (crowbar for example). So, why there are here?
Cause we want to make sure that each part of game mechanics is working well before releasing next chapters.
Our team counts seven people, where only two (ok, sometimes three) of us are working on HM. We don't have any beta testers or budget to hire professional company that will test HM for us. Idea was to give you early access, get reports, reward most active players, fix the game and make first stable release.
But it seems to be a great food for haters and now I'm not sure if that way was a good one. Our game was always controversial - you love it or hate it, only a few remained indifferent. But what I saw in Community Center just after release (excpet of great bug reports - thank you!) totally turned me off. I don't mean bugs - there are here and we are waiting for reports to fix them. I mean huge incomprehension between our whole team and community - you, gamers.
Today is a new day. Fresh air and clear sun in Poland helped me to keep a distance and turn engines on - again. Tomorrow I have a lot of things to do (to fix) and I will do so. For those that are still with us and are waiting for finished version of HM:Ep01...and further episodes ;)
Being and indie isn't easy. I mean really indie, not an indie that has a budget below 500k$. But we are here, on Steam, thanks to you. I (We) hope, that thanks to you we will be able to make HM real top-notch indie horror game.
Artur Grzegorczyn (and probably whole PDTeam ;))
PS - Mac and Linux versions are delayed cause of plugin bug that we are using to communicate our game with Steam SDK
PS2 - We will release minor updates almost each day, but expect manor ones each Firday
PS3 - just after stable release (released in normal, not Early Access mode) we will announce who will get free copies of next episodes