We have great news! The Mac and Linux versions of Herald: Book I & II will be releasing alongside with the Windows version on Steam and Humble when the game launches Wednesday, this week!
The screenshot above was the most relevant one we could find…
So, today did not go as expected.
There comes a time in everyone’s life where you go: oh crap. Well, that moment just arrived today when we realized we had been so swept up in making sure our game Herald would be as flawless as possible that we forgot to press probably the MOST IMPORTANT BUTTON on Steam – meaning Valve has yet to review Herald: Book I & II for release. 0_0
The basic gist is that we’re a complete bunch of perfectionist morons for having had a build ready WEEKS IN ADVANCE and still managed to forget to press A SINGLE BUTTON. As such, we need to delay the Steam release of Herald Book I & II to next week, the 22nd of February.
In a metaphorical sense the HLV Herald was expecting to depart in a few hours, but got delayed due to mandatory safety inspections. Now if only the Titanic had done this beforehand…
If you received a review key for the game, then fret not! Your key will still work and you are free to write and publish a review.
Backers and people who pre-ordered will still receive their DRM-free copy today! As it doesn’t use Steam.
We’re very sorry for the inconvenience and we would like to thank all the people who wished us good luck today! (we need it)
Finally, our first game launch is almost here!
Decide Herald’s story before it releases!
Based on the most voted outcome of the first vignette, we have continued Herald’s story in Vignette #2: Louis Morton!
Due to Herald’s release on Thursday the 16th, we have delayed the next video and also allowed people to vote through a poll in the video itself! 😀
Voting ends on Monday the 20th, 11:00 AM GMT.
On Thursday the 23rd we will release a new vignette which will be a direct continuation of the choice with the most votes in total!
Let us know your choice in the comments or on our forum: wispfire.com/forum
To prepare you for the upcoming release of Herald, we made a special interactive video to illustrate what kind of choices you’ll be making.
In this interactive vignette you are presented with a conflict set aboard the Herald, and at the end you can vote to choose how our main character, Devan Rensburg, responds to the conflict.
Voting happens here and ends on Monday, 11 AM GMT!
Next Thursday we will release a new vignette which will be a direct continuation of the choice with the most votes in total!
Reblogs would be appreciated!
In about 4,5 hours from now (20:00 GMT) we will be recording for the Fresh out of Tokens Podcast, hosted by Tanya from @ineeddiversegames.
Our lead writer, Roy van der Schilden and principal voice actor, Vivek Bhurtun will be answering questions about diversity in gaming, the history of Herald and more!
Let us know if you have any questions you’d like to have answered!
We’re proud to announce the release date of the PC version of Herald Book I & II: February 16th, 2017
To celebrate, we’ve released a short featurette explaining some of the colonial themes and characters of Herald:
Mac and Linux versions will be released at a later date.
If you would like to wishlist, you can do so on our updated steam page 🙂
As steward it is your job to abide to the wishes of the passengers and crew. Whether this results in their condescending gratitude or furious complaints is up to you.