Kickstarters honestly have three phases. There’s the prep phase, where the team tries to get as much done as possible to show off to potential backers. There’s the launch phase, where the project goes live, and the team tries to raise money for the project. Finally, there’s the completion phase, where if a project is successful, they start to fulfill their promise by making what they said to make. For video game Kickstarters, it’s important to use this phase to keep the backers up to date with what is going on, which brings us to Dual Universe.
Dual Universe was a “Civilization Building Sci-Fi MMORPG” that got funded by over 8,000 backers, raising over 500,000 Pounds, an impressive feat. And they’ve been doing their best to keep their backers appraised about what is going on. They gave their most recent update yesterday via a dev diary. In it, they showed off the progress the game has made, including a physics demo, the Building Mode, and more. Check it out below!
But also, they wanted to inform players of other things that were going on. For example, Dual Universe continues to raise funds for the game, to ensure that they don’t go over budget and have to either cut parts of the game, or scrap it entirely, which has happened to numerous Kickstarters. They also note that even with the increase in money, they’re going to put a “cap” on what new features they add after a certain point, for they don’t want to keep trying to add stuff when they already have so much to do.
Finally, they noted that because of the success of their crowdfunding as a whole, they’re now able to hire extra people to help work on the game! Some jobs available are QA Testers, Programmers, Financial Advisors, and developers! You can check them out here!
So, whether you’re new to Dual Universe, or one of the backers, it seems things are going well for the game.