Eador. Masters of the Broken World - Snowbird Games
This is an update from the new Snowbird Games administration.
This week, main investor of Snowbird Games studio took decision to dismiss the development team. Reasons for this being the unsatisfactory results of Eador. Imperium, as well as the slow development rates of Blood & Gold: Caribbean! — two primary projects of the studio. Right at the start of 2017 the investor did an independent code examination and had a talk with developers. As a result, it was decided to let go of the people behind both of these projects and invite new specialists.
New administration is not yet ready to announce its immediate plans on further development. It is also unclear whether the Snowbird Games brand itself will be preserved. At the moment people from the renewed team are preparing their own feedback on Eador and Blood & Gold. After agreeing on what's the next step should be with administration, new plans will be posted in this blog, as well as in Steam community hubs of both projects. This blog will be kept as means of communication with the audience for the time being. New information should be provided during the next week.
Eador. Masters of the Broken World - Snowbird Games
Today we’ve got probably not the most exciting announcement for you, but nevertheless — a very important one.
It doesn’t take much to see that with Eador. Imperium, our latest project, we faced an unusual amount of negative feedback. Much of that is justified — the troubled development of Imperium for the past year took far more time than needed, and the end result, understandably, didn’t really meet expectations of our players. Even taking technical difficulties of the engine behind Eador into account, it’s pretty clear — we could’ve done much better, something’s just not working out.
As it is, tough times call for tough decisions: the investor group which took part in forming Snowbird Games has decided to let most of the team go.
So for us it's the last chance to properly say goodbye. On the behalf of the people leaving Snowbird Games — thank you, everybody!
However you decide to look at it, it’s been a real journey for us. We love Eador and love Blood & Gold. All the work that went into both of these projects by our tiny team was 100% sincere and passionate. You can be absolutely sure of that.
But, when it’s clear it’s time to move on, it’s best not to hesitate. Best of luck to the renewed team. And see you around!
The game is available on both Steam and GOG. Steam's version includes achievements (with trading cards and Workshop coming a bit later).
Every owner of the original "Eador. Masters of the Broken World" on Steam should receive a 15% discount coupon on Imperium. This, in addition to a 10% launch discount, gives you an already pretty appealing price right from the start. This offer lasts a week, so don't take too long!
There is also a special offer for all Gremlins, Inc. players (latest game by Alexey Bokulev): they get a special 30% discount coupon on Imperium as well, lasting for a week. If you haven't checked out that game yet, you definitely should.
Lastly, all other Eador games and DLC will be discounted for the next week on Steam and on GOG. This is officially the week of Eador now.
Again, thanks a lot to everyone who joined us for the past half a year. Hope you enjoy Imperium!
We're happy to announce that full version of Eador. Imperium is coming out this Friday 27th!
HUGE thanks to all players who joined us during Early Access. Your help in finding and reporting problems, as well as suggesting your feedback has been and continues to be invaluable. We feel really grateful to have such a unique, responsive and understanding community.
The release version of Imperium will see the inclusion of the long-awaited new single-player campaign (hope you like it!) and some other nice bonuses, like achievements, Steam trading cards and Steam Workshop, where you'll be able to download community-created scenarios or upload yours. All the good stuff.
We also invite you to join our AMA on the /r/games subreddit, that will happen this Thursday (we'll make another announcement right before it starts). AMA stands for "Ask me anything", so if you have something to ask us, not necessarily gaming-related, feel free to do so!
While the game is under development and some changes are inevitably going to happen, a proper guide is still way off. However, we thought some kind of memo on new units might be of use to you right now.
Starting with imperial units, today we're posting descriptions for all new warriors of this faction on our forums. Click the link and get a proper look on them. Comments on balancing these units will be welcome in that same thread or here.
To celebrate the release of Alexey Bokulev's latest game Gremlins, Inc. that comes out this week and the connection between the world of Eador titles and the world of Gremlins, Inc., on March 11 we issue special Steam coupons to all the owners of Eador. Genesis and Eador: Masters of the Broken World, entitling them to a one-time discount on Gremlins, Inc. in the period from March 11 – March 31 (if you own one of these games, you will see the coupon in your Steam inventory).
Dear guests from Eador: welcome to Zarr's world, the world of gremlins!