Welcome to the last status update in 2014! Tomorrow our team is leaving for Christmas vacations to spend quality time with their families which means there will be no updates or newsletters for the next two and a half weeks. We’ll be back at the office on January 7th, ready to start another chapter in the theHunter history. Please note that our support hours will also be reduced during the holiday season.Thank you for your understanding!
Peter on the art in theHunter
Our art director Peter Johansson has recently made a long in-depth interview for a 3D art magazine 3D Art Direct. In it he is sharing how an artist designs 43 square miles of real-time 3D wilderness (to us known as EHR), and make it convincing enough for experienced real-life hunters to enjoy. If you want to get fundamental behind-the-scenes information on theHunter art, this is definitely a must for you to check out. You can read the interview by registering on the magazine’s website. You’ll receive an online version in your email inbox.
Looking back at 2014
It’s been a truly amazing, mind-blowing, flabbergasting year for all of us at theHunter and we want to thank you, our community, for spending it with us, playing the game, sharing your thoughts and stories in the forums and guiding us in the development. We hope that you’ll stay with us in the next year as well, we’ve already planned a bunch of stuff and we can’t wait to hear what you think of it.
We’ve looked back at 2014, at everything that has happened in theHunter and crunched some numbers to make an end-of-the-year wrap-up.
Here is what has been achieved in 2014:
It’s time for a status update from us and here is what’s been cooking up here, in one of the darkest corners of the world right now:
Holiday Event update
It looks like many of you have been enjoying the Holiday Event, but there has been a fair amount of negative feedback received, mostly due to the bugs and other issues affecting the event page, scoring etc. We tried to jump on and fix these as soon as they were reported and we hope these issues have not put people off the whole event. Thank you for staying with us throughout the event and lots of other hiccups that have happened during this year! Here’s a small holiday gift from us – the warm and cozy knitted sweater for long hikes in Hemmeldal. You can get it for free from the store during the next 2 days, hurry up and claim your present.
November is over, and so is our Movember campaign. Our community bought 1624 moustaches which equals $3248 worth of donations. The corresponding amount in Swedish crowns has been transferred to the Movember foundation and will go towards the research of men’s cancer and health issues. Thank you for your contribution everyone, you were great!
Hooray to our volunteer teams
Once again, we wanted to thank our amazing volunteer moderators, translators and wiki team, over 70 people all together, for the tremendous job they’re doing for the theHunter community, making the game accessible and enjoyable all over the world, keeping the forums a clean and welcoming community where everyone’s opinion is heard and respected, and collecting and storing the bulks of the fine theHunter knowledge for you to become a better player. As a small token of our appreciation, we’ve created special T-Shirts, so you can recognize them while hunting.
If you have passion for theHunter (and some spare time) and want to help the community in any way, you’re welcome to apply to join any of our volunteer teams!
What’s going on with Primal
As we’re approaching the release date of the theHunter’s small but scary brother (we’ve said before Christmas, right?), people are starting to get impatient. So, here is some news for you hunters: it’s been decided that Primal will first be released on December 15th, as an Early Access game on Steam. During the Early Access phase we’ll be collecting feedback from the community and working on additional features and tweaks before the proper, full release, next year. You can read more about our plans regarding Primal on its Store page – and while you’re on there, be sure to add it to your wish list as well ;)
“The Hunter offers the most compelling hunting experience ever offered by a PC game.”
“This game looks incredible, the graphics are simply astonishing”
90% – Retro Game Shelf
“The complete experience of tracking and hunting an animal is highly-rewarding and simply not found in other games.”
88% – Gaming Nexus
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