Hello everyone, Alexander Poysky here one last time before launch with the FINAL Early Access community update.
The game is done, that's it, we have added literally thousands of changes since Early Access began, and I can't even pretend to know the amount of bugs we have squashed in that time.
Two Hundred THOUSAND people play Pixel Piracy in it's Early Access state, that's simply astounding to know, and humbling.
We started this game EXACTLY 1 year ago. Without a budget, without high expectations, without the secure knowledge that the game would be such an amazing success. We took our little project from start to finish in UNDER a year, that is something we are extremely proud of.
We have been informed just now by our Valve representative that we are also one of the first titles to leave Early Access, as well as one of the quickest to do so (having only spent a little over half a year on it.).
It's so rewarding to see that our little motto of "do things in a correct fashion without ever abusing or taking advantage of anyone." has worked so well, and we hope to prove that the Early Access system works.
Vitali and I both do this for a living now. We were able to leave our respective jobs, to help our families, to do what we love most in life, all thanks to you.
You are the ones who support our endeavours, you are the ones who help us march along and get the job done. You put your money where your faith in us was, and we are making due on that faith by finishing the game.
I want to take this opportunity to explain that launch and 1.0 DOES NOT mean we will stop updating the title! Mikko will come to work the day directly after, just as any other day, and keep on plugging away. I will continue to think up new things to add to the game and business will go on as usual. Expect to see many new and exciting things soon in the world of Pixel Piracy!
It's been an amazing, thrilling, fun, insane, and spectacularly rewarding ride, and I want to let you all know that the Pixel universe isn't just going to stop at Pixel Piracy... what the future brings... only we know ;).
Expect something big soon!
THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS!!