Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Gameplay Footage, Rewards, Release Day & More!

Gameplay Footage
Right now the number of people who have added Dead Frontier 2 to their Steam wishlist stands at just under 20,000. A Steam employee recently said that in order to receive front page promotion from them, games would generally need around 50,000 wishlists just prior to their launch. I would of course *really* like to hit this target but we're going to need some serious help in order to hit that before the end of August. We really need everyone to tell their friends (both IRL and social media) about the game, and try to convince them to add it to their wishlist.

As a small incentive, I have decided to release a raw, 20 minute long, unedited video of DF2 gameplay footage for you all as soon as we reach 50,000 wishlists. The sooner we hit the goal, the sooner I'll release the video. So if you haven't already, please tell all your friends about DF2 and encourage them to add it to their wishlists :-)

Our Steam page:
https://store.steampowered.com/app/744900/Dead_Frontier_2/

Honestly this is not something I'd ideally like to do, as I don't think the game is quite ready show yet. However if it helps us get to 50k wishlists I think it'll be worth it.

Don't worry though, even if we don't hit the target there will still be a trailer and some shorter gameplay clips released once we get closer to the release date.


Release Date
After a lot of contemplation I have decided that now is the time to announce the final, fixed release date for Dead Frontier 2 EA. That date is (drumroll please)...

10am GMT on August 31st 2018

I know a lot of you were hoping for July or even June, but unfortunately that is just not possible. I strongly feel that if I were to release the game in the middle of summer that it would be a bit of a disaster. It still needs a lot of polish, balancing and most importantly bug fixing before I would consider it ready for launch.

For those of you who are hoping to beat me with the "neil time" stick, remember that August 31st is still summer so this is not *technically* a delay! =D


Alpha Testing

Previously I said that I would be accepting applications for people who'd like to be alpha testers soon. The plan was that everyone would fill out a questionnaire and I'd review them and pick the best. Unfortunately I've come to realise that this method would just not be practical.

The writing competition had over 1,000 entries and it took Ian and I a long time to go through them all and pick the best. Alpha Testing applications would likely have 10x the amount of entrants and the amount of time we'd need to pick people would be simply unmanageable. So we have decided to scrap the idea of accepting applications all-together.

The new plan is simply that I will be picking people semi-randomly from those active on our discord server when the time comes. If you haven't already you can join our discord server here:
https://discordapp.com/invite/deadfrontier2

I now expect that the alpha testing will begin in mid to late June (yes I know, *another* delay!)


DF1 > DF2 Cosmetic Rewards
As you may already know we are offering rewards in DF2 for people who play DF1. Basically any credits you bought (including via GM) in DF1 from 2017 onwards will be duplicated in DF2 for you to spend there. In addition we are offering cosmetic rewards for reaching certain milestones in DF1. I am please to say that we can finally show you exactly what you'll be getting for each:


Nomad Armour Set



Level 20 or higher:
Nomad Boots
Nomad Gloves

Level 50 or higher:
Nomad Legs

Level 100 or higher:
Nomad Body

Level 200 or higher:
Nomad Mask







Level 325:


Dusk Enforcer

Owning any of the Dusk items:
Dusk Mesh Set

Owning a UWC or UGAU:
(all of the following)

Hammerhead

Painshot

Longshot
Doubleshot


Nine Cutter


Owning a WC or GAU: (both of the following)

Desert Rat
Uziel


Owning a Vengeance Guard:

Vengeance Guard Set


Owning Ghost Ammo: (both of the following)
Corpse Shooter

Ironsight

Owning an Ultra Boost:
Pumpkin Mask

Hope you like them! =D

If you'd like to stay up to date with DF2 developments, please sign up to the mailing list, like/follow/subscribe/wishlist us on social media (especially Steam!). All those lovely links can be found here:
https://deadfrontier2.com

Thanks for reading!
-Neil

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  2. Damn. I really thought I'd be able to play the game before I started college. Ah well. Keep up the hard work Pwn.

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    1. Sorry mate, I was hoping so too. But unfortunately it's just not going to be ready earlier.

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  3. Will these rewards be obtainable after the game comes out fully or are these limited to only those who have done the requirements before the release?

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  4. When its the cut off for rewards? like at what point when somebody buys something they will stop receiving rewards

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    1. Probably a couple of months after DF2 launches.

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    2. I'd say January 1st would be a good end for the rewards, AdminPwn, it'll give the crazy grinders enough time to get the rewards... probably.

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  6. Nice rewards! Better than I thought they would be I'll be honest :p

    Can you actually use those weapons though?

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    1. They are cosmetic only, so when you equip them it just makes it look like you are using that weapon, your stats are all decided by your actual weapon.

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    2. Thank you for doing this Neil. I was afraid too many people were going to have a leg up with rewards and such from the get go. Glad to see they are only cosmetic. Rewarding the die-hards but not making the new people so far behind.

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    3. Glad to hear that!!! Nice.

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  7. Wait, if I own a UWC, I wo t get the WC rewards?

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    1. No they are seperate rewards I'm afraid :(

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    2. i have UWV and want the desert rat skin but i didnt have the WC and dont think on buy another WC if i already have the best gun, i think that you need to fix that.

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  8. oh man i cant fucking wait, good job admin im loving the progress to far, cant wait to see the finished game

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  9. Uziel looks just amazing I realy want to try it!! :3

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  10. How about instead of picking people randomly on Discord, why don't you enter Early Access & let the "REAL" interested Gamers, buy the game early & help test/develop/debug it, at the same time (Maybe @ a slight discount). Then U would also, not have to set a permanent release date, until it is "ABOSOLUTELY" Ready.

    Please consider this option adminpwn.

    I don't use Discoed, but if it were in Early Access, I would buy it in a heartbeat.

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    1. Because the game is going to be full of bugs, have balancing issues etc and the people who get the game early will be disappointed. I'd want the game to be good the moment most people play it. So that's why I'm only having 20 or so testers early on.

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    2. That is EXACTLY why you enter the "Early Access" Program. The game will be still in development & you will have A LOT more than 20 people to help you test the game & get more feedback. Think of the EA adopters, as guinea pigs, as you could even try out new ideas & get feedback on them. There would be some operating Revenue to help in the ongoing development.

      If you want an example of a game that has actually been in EA for a very long time, but has gotten better & better, check Emperion - Galactic Survival. It has been in EA for over 2.5 years & has constant development, fixes & improvement & without the EA adopters, it wouldn't be close to the game it is becoming.

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  11. Dope. End of August really isn't that far. I've been tracking some early access games for years now.

    I'll see if I can't get a friend or two to wishlist.

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  12. Sigh, I'm being shipped August 12th. I been playing DF since first released, now I'm never going to get a chance to play df2? Well then good luck. No point in building a hype for the game with my friends or on twitch.

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  13. So how do the weapon cosmetics work exactly. Do they have their own reload/sound animations? Or are these like transmogrification cosmetics with unlimited uses.
    Also will these cosmetics solely be restricted to their class, like say to use the longshot cosmetic you need a sniper? etc. Or are these like transmogrification cosmetics with unlimited uses.

    Nonetheless its looking great admin, shame that the release date will be near the end of summer, but hey we appreciate the hardwork on these cosmetics.

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    1. Edit: i repeated one of my questions on the first line, my bad D:.

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  14. Right now I'm level 78 in DF1, if I reach a level 100 for example, 110... can I get the reward for level 100 players? After I get the reward for level 50 players?

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  15. Will these cosmetics be tradable?

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  16. Wouldnt you reach 50k faster if you release the video now?

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  17. Ive been telling all my friends, all like 25 of them lol. Im pumped to give it a go....

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  18. i already have UA WC and GAU-19 but in order to get everything i have to get a regular WC or GAU-19 too?

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  19. It would not be much easier to reach the 50,000, if they heard more gameplay videos and not just one, I think to call the audience this 20 minute video would have to be the first step to that.

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  20. Make the items Tradable on steam market so incase the game is success we can all make some money

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  21. does those thing rewards can be loot in DF2?

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  22. Yo... take your time with the game, Admin. No rush. Better to have it in solid shape than a buggy mess!

    Steam is notorious for having a ton of 'Early Access/Alpha' stage games that go uncompleted and broken, so I personally wished that you'll iron out many bugs/glitches before Closed Alpha Testing.

    As for the Milestone Rewards; well, looks like I won't be getting much from this list, sadly. But they look sweet! Like how it's like a small reference to DF1.

    Releasing a 20 minute gameplay video when you hit 50K wishlists has it's ups and downs, but I think it's better to put out another small video snippet like the other one down the line.

    People want to see how the game's like after some time, so a few more update videos could be a nice thing to see. Doesn't have to be long, something like less than 5 minutes showing different things added since the game's development.

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  23. Awh seriously? I can't pass level 46 even in Secronom it is almost impossible, and all that i get for my efforts are mere boots and gloves? I'd be better with a shirt with a cookie on it than with useless gloves and boots...

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  25. Really good job guys can't wait the full releas wish I had time reach level 325 I'm only 63 on DF1 bur yea all good thx for the rewards

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  26. negl dead frontier was such a good game but its pay to win so i struggled so much so i had to keep making acounts with the right stats but now that i aint broke i have 3 acounts one i main and 2 level 50

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  27. How am I supposed to get all of the rewards if I have a Steam account that is completely separate from mt]y DF1 account? The only thing they share is an email address. I would get all of the rewards except the ultra boost.

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  28. are these rewards going to be improved as df2 continues like improved designs

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  29. about the 20min gameplay, I really2 want to watch it. I'm gonna make 30k steam account to reach the 50k wishlist

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