Saturday, August 17, 2013

Alpha Release: 7 Days to Die Download Delays UPDATE

7 Days to Die, an open world voxel-based sandbox, is working through the weekend to process the hundreds of thousands of Kickstarter, PayPal, and Amazon backers. Their unique approach to open world zombie survival has gained support from the gaming community. 

This unique mash up of First Person Shooter, Survival Horror, Tower Defense and Role Playing Games fills a need in the genre started by the Arma II mod Day Z. The appeal of combining combat, crafting, looting, mining, exploration, and character growth brings excitement after disappointing experiences with the now infamous Hammerpoint's War Z now titled Infestation: Survivor Stories.

The Fun Pimps, Dallas based developers of 7 Days to Die, are feeling the strain of being indie hopefuls. They continue to plead with their newly acquired fan base to not clog up their e-mail system with questions regarding the 7 Days to Die alpha roll out. As expected in a recent update, these developers are struggling to meet big company demand with small start up resources.

Here is a recent e-mail notice given to backers of the project. I will update this blog on a daily basis with news, review, play through footage, first impressions, and recommendations.

E-Mail #22

Hey Survivalist’
We've rolled out nearly 7,000 keys and will continue to keep getting more out today and the rest of the weekend until we a fulfilled all purchases. We've added additional download servers to alleviate the stress for more people to authenticate and download. This is the price we pay for being a small company and growing so fast.
If you haven't gotten one yet don't worry you're in our database. And for you Kickstarter backers who completed the survey we won't be waiting on a percentage to get you going. I would urge all who haven't done the survey to do it asap as extracting the customer data a 2nd time will not be our highest priority. We thank you for your patience, and understanding as it has been very tough on all of us working around the clock to widen our server capabilities to accommodate our new found huge fan base.
We ask you to be patient a little longer as we get you the game in the coming hours or days!
And for those of you who have asked our PayPal Buy page will be back up today or tomorrow and stay up after Alpha release for everyone to still buy the pledges they want including Alpha. You stay cool!
The Fun Pimps

E-Mail #23

Heads up Survivalist'
We're very happy to announce that the first 500 keys have been rolled out to Kickstarter Backers of $35 or higher!
We appreciate your patience in this and rest assured  will get all of you you keys as soon as possible. We've been working overtime on this and will continue to do so until all keys are delivered.
And for those of you who have asked our PayPal Buy page will be back up tomorrow or Monday and stay up after Alpha release for everyone to still buy the pledges they want including Alpha.
You guys rock and remember we love you!
The Fun Pimps


I plan on hosting a twitch session to show off the game footage. If you want to view the feed or chat in the TeamSpeak channel go to We will be using TeamSpeak for any live questions ( I hope to host this session sometime this weekend or as soon as my download e-mail arrives. Check back here for daily updates, news, and video playthroughs!


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