Here are some updates on the Alpha Release of 7 Days to Die pre-release. It looks like Dallas based "the Fun Pimps" are having a hard time processing Kickstarter, Amazon, and PayPal alpha backers. Their last two e-mails an attempt to communicate with the public.
This is the mark of true indie game developers. These guys have done everything they've can to get this project off the ground (Kickstarter goal reach $500,000). Now these developers have some organizational development issues to deal with to process and fulfill promises. This is easier said than done especially for game developers who are trying to wear too many hats.
Backers need to give these guys time to sort it out. Indie funding will give them time to put some love into this project and make the game we all want it to be. From their e-mails, I get the sense that they are treading water. I would love to be playing the game right now, however, I can understand if it will take a while. Those interested may read more below.
Later on I will e-mail the Fun Pimp developers a short interview. In the meantime, create an account on their forums and join a clan or community. People are beginning to team up for some multiplayer action. Here is one thread to look at.
Amazon Payment Kickstarter Backers - We apologize as made an error in the last post and have discovered that we can in fact get your survey data anytime. So now we will wait until at least 90% of you Alpha or greater Amazon backers have completed the survey and begin collecting and bringing your data into our system and then sending out emails with a registration key and instructions on how to register and download the game.
We are processing a lot of data and will get you all up and running as soon as possible! And for now we ask that you please do not email us as answering thousands of additional emails will prevent us from getting you the game. We ask you to be patient a little longer as we get you the game in the coming hours or days!
You stay cool! The Fun Pimps
Amazon Payment Kickstarter Backers - Everyone who backed the game by Amazon payments with an Alpha pledge of $35 or more should have received a survey email last night. If not look in your spam or make sure you know what email is tied to your Kickstarter account. We sent them out and have received responses by about 60% of you on every pledge tier. Our understanding of the this is that all of the surveys must be completed and turned into the good folks of Kickstarter before they can give us your information. That said please fill out your survey promptly, thoroughly and accurately as a simple email typo, wrong name or address can prevent us from getting you the game. And if you bought one of the Alpha packs please know your friend’s emails and names as this can prevent us from getting you the game.
Paypal Payment Backers - Everyone who backed the game by Paypal with an original Pre-Order purchase or an Alpha pledge of $35 or more will receive in the coming hours or days an email with a registration key and instructions on how to register and download the game. We have not sent these out yet so don't think you've missed it.
Emailing US - We apologize for any confusion on this and assure you that getting the Alpha download to all of you is our top priority! We are processing a lot of data and will get you all up and running as soon as possible!
Paypal Buy Page - And for those of you who have asked our PayPal Buy page will be back up today or http://7daystodie.com/buy/ You stay cool!and stay up after Alpha release for everyone to still buy the pledges they want including Alpha.
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