Community Announcements - Tatsur0


We're nearly there with most of the work done and even managed to polish up a few things we didn't think we'd have time to.

DLC Status as of 04/25/2015
  • 12 Char select is done
  • 4 new characters are in game and all Voice Actor's lines
  • 4 weapons in game and awesome
  • 2 maps looking gorgeous and more coming very very soon
  • Flatline definitely has us excited and we hope you guys love it

Will be working on the features, bugfixes, polish, and Linux/Mac support as soon as we can step back and work on upgrading to an updated version of Source!

2 Days left to send Contagion to E3

Want to help us speed up the process and obtain more support? Send us Indies to E3 and get the PR and support needed to keep the momentum going!

It's simple. Just click on the link below and support Monochrome and then play the web based mini game like an RPG grapping upgrades first (relying on the automatons won't cut it ;_;) and we already know many are using auto clickers so don't be disheartened we still have a good shot if just a few of you are able to dedicate some free time this weekend but don't stress it as we will keep pushing with or without the visit to E3!

Support Contagion/Monochrome -



http://indiescrashe3.com/nomination/21D2E0A6-6D1E-22E7-AD7C-DAFBBB068094

Had a great Friday Stream and hope you guys enjoyed the mayhem. Hoping to jump into a public server next week to Stream the DLC with you all!

-The Contagion Team

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We're going to be a little bit late today with Contagion Gaming, due in no small part to working nearly non-stop on getting the Free DLC content finalized, polished and ready to go. But, we all need breaks, so come join us for another sweet-ass stream at http://www.twitch.tv/tatsur0 today at 5:30pm Pacific time!

Contagious Gaming Game This Week

Grand Theft Auto V





We stream our Official Contagion "Friday Frenzy" and/or "Contagious Gaming" via our Twitch.Tv Account at- http://www.twitch.tv/tatsur0 every Friday @ 5:00PM PST/PDT (GMT- 8:00) -Click here for current time- and will pass out one or more free copies of Contagion during the Stream!

More Soon!!!

-The Contagion Team

Community Announcements - Tatsur0


I want to first thank everyone for their patience and for those who are still wondering why it's taken as long as it has please review our General Discussion Pinned threads explaining much of the delays but not as in depth as I would like considering so many had to start from scratch without documented work to refer to which will not be an issue in the future.

Overview
As many of you already know, Monochrome has repeatedly posted that all Contagion content including the larger DLC Bundles will be released free of charge for all those who own Contagion and that we're currently working on our first DLC bundle release.

For the sake of having a date set we are going to state April 30th, 2015 is our release date. We don't expect it to be delayed beyond this date (or I wouldn't have listed it) but will apologize in advance if any unforeseen circumstances (as it should be clear by now this isn't uncommon) were to push that date out a bit.

We are also requesting Valve schedule a Free Weekend with discount so that friends and family can experience the new content and potentially purchase it at a lower price.

What to expect from DLC
  • 4 New Characters (includes their own unique voice actors)
    • Mia
    • Curtis
    • Yumi
    • Manuel
  • 4 New Weapons
    • Compound Bow (Actually trying to do some unique animations never done in source before but won't let it delay release if we can't sort it out before date)
    • Remington 870
    • M1 Garand
    • SCAR
  • 2 New Maps
    • Union Station
    • Harvest
  • 1 New Game-Mode
    • Flatline (Prefix CF_) which is a waved based survival game mode that will focus heavily on watching each others back, gathering resources, unlocking new areas, and saving your fellow survivors after they've been severely injured and will be the first game-mode we've released where there is no player zombies in the design.

Where we are on the status of each asset/mode
  • Characters
    • All Characters are in-game each with their own unique voice actor and personality with the exception of Curtis who we are still working on voice for.
  • Weapons
    • All 4 weapons are complete, in-game, with unique sounds and animations
  • Maps
    • Both maps are complete with extensive playtesting but Union Station is being modified as we polish up Flatline.
  • Game-Mode
    • Flatline is coming along nicely but we're still adjusting for balancing and testing as we didn't want to just fling a simple survival mode in there which can already be done by modders in other game-modes.

How confident are we about release
We're actually quite confident but know if we run into an issue like we did with animations and how they were originally setup and the research time it took to sort out and implement the updated ones which we don't expect to happen but when including new content a lot of people are involved and the tinniest mistake can lead to delays. That said if I wasn't comfortable with April I wouldn't have stated that's the release month and now we have a day (if we release earlier... yay?).

What about the existing bugs and less than user friendly features?
Many bug fixes are already included in this release like the local co-op cockroach glitch and we will definitely be implementing and polishing up new and existing features that will make playing Contagion easier and more enjoyable but many of these will be after this DLC Release.

What about Linux & Mac Platforms?
We spent a great deal of money to make our version of the Engine Linux/Mac friendly but hit brickwall after brickwall even with the most experienced of programmers which is what happened with Valve and so while we can't release it on these platforms now we fully intend to put all our effort into moving to an updated version of Source (who knows what our options may be at that point) when it won't affect the majority of players. We have not forgotten our pledge to support these platforms.

Oh and btw...
We already have a large map currently labelled camp that is nearly release ready for Escape, Extraction, and Hunted and another in the works. This map will expand on what we attempted to do in the past by including a unique story and possibly leading to something bigger for Contagion fans!

But you forgot...
Sorry if I missed anything but it's likely already addressed in the Official Steam Contagion Community Hub so be sure to check it out and do a search if you don't see your question answered here.

OH DON'T FORGET TO SEND CONTAGION TO E3!
We could not delay the DLC by having our Team earn points for the Indie Crash E3 promo but by supporting and playing a slightly addictive web based game you can earn points for us to bring Contagion to E3 and increase our exposure which benefits the team and the community! Some members have well over 2billion points which means they alone are 1/15th of our total points and we're in the top 20 and going up in rank. If we had a handful of users do the same we would hit top 5 easy.

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or click here - http://indiescrashe3.com/nomination/21D2E0A6-6D1E-22E7-AD7C-DAFBBB068094

ONLY 4-3 DAYS LEFT TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT! Which is honestly with the help of a small small small percentage of our active community members more than enough time to get us there!

Want to once again thank everyone for all you've done for us over the years and we are still trying to repay the favor! Sorry it's taking us so long but we won't stop working away at making Contagion one of your favorite titles.

-The Contagion Team

Community Announcements - Tatsur0


Today was a very productive day where a glitch with 3rd person animations was finally tracked down and squashed. We hope to be able to post a date for April very soon! But while we wait let's enjoy a quick break with our weekly Stream & Giveaway that starts NOW!!!

To win a copy of GTA V on Steam visit our channel and follow us at http://www.twitch.tv/tatsur0 and when the time comes to give a copy of the game away we will announce it and a raffle will take place if you enter! Rules will be announced during said announcement :D

Contagious Gaming Game This Week

Grand Theft Auto V





We stream our Official Contagion "Friday Frenzy" and/or "Contagious Gaming" via our Twitch.Tv Account at- http://www.twitch.tv/tatsur0 every Friday @ 5:00PM PST/PDT (GMT- 8:00) -Click here for current time- and will pass out one or more free copies of Contagion during the Stream!

More Soon!!!

-The Contagion Team

Community Announcements - Tatsur0


I know you're all eagerly awaiting an update on our April Free DLC release but for now I can only say that we "may" be bundling in a 3rd Escape/Extraction/Hunted Map (it was built specifically for all 3 but Escape shines!).

We and many other Indies have been asked to attend E3 but we've been putting ALL of this years sales into Contagion though we will be saving up for PAX Prime late this year as well as that was planned. The thing is you guys can help get Contagion out there as they will be picking 5 Indies to come out and with our Free DLC, new content, new features, and of course improvements & fixes we want to make sure to fill up our servers as well as the 1000 we have on reserve for just such a time.

If you would like to Support Contagion and it's community all you need to do is visit - http://indiescrashe3.com/nomination/21D2E0A6-6D1E-22E7-AD7C-DAFBBB068094 and click Support!

Now to get back to getting this content out!

Quick Break-down
  • Weapons are finished and in game (animations are being polished a bit)
  • Characters are finished and in game (finalizing temp character select for 12 character's until we add in the new lobby system after this release which will allow friends to easily create/join servers for private or public games and have the our Voice Actor's finishing up additional lines)
  • Maps are finished and playable (working out a few kinks with new game-mode Flatline so you're not all disappointed)
  • New Game-Mode Flatline (Survival) is as described above being worked on to avoid disappointment but is looking promising
  • As we said we may actually end up adding in a new map (Escape/Extraction/Hunted with focus on Escape story wise) but if not will be released shortly after!

NO STREAM FRIDAY
As I will be visiting my nieces and nephew and getting back Sunday before our big DLC meeting I won't be able to run a Stream today. I've spoken to the team and all is still coming along as planned and this will not delay anything regarding our Free DLC April release. Just wanted to give a heads up to those who are likely to ask about it.

Sorry I've been so busy this month but with Immigration, Setup in New Home, and seeing my mom after 8 years I've been doing my best! I can promise you that none of this is delaying the release of DLC just communication between the Team and Community which I will be working on improving once again! Your long awaited DLC is on the way!

-The Contagion Team

Community Announcements - Tatsur0


Join us for the long awaited "Friday Frenzy" follow up showing off more DLC to be released and giving away copies of Contagion! Streaming NOW! Watch it and participate at http://www.twitch.tv/tatsur0 and possibly win a copy of Contagion today!



We stream our Official Contagion "Friday Frenzy" and/or "Contagious Gaming" via our Twitch.Tv Account at- http://www.twitch.tv/tatsur0 every Friday @ 6:00PM PST/PDT (GMT- 8:00) -Click here for current time- and will pass out one or more free copies of Contagion during the Stream!

More info on the April Free DLC Bundle Release to come soon!

-The Contagion Team

Community Announcements - Tatsur0


Sorry about the Delay but we were hoping to get a Friday Frenzy - Contagion DLC + NON DLC content Stream going today. Issue is the new map that will release sometime after our Free DLC was just going through some significant updates but looks awesome but what killed it was our latest dev build update which is crashing without a crash dump so the Programmer is going through the code. We could of course revert but that would only delay DLC release which we don't want to do.

DLC Status page will be updated shortly regarding release and as for a date I've already PROMISED no later than April and I never promise so I'm practically 100% sure we will have it out as promised (seriously look it up since early GoldSrc days. I won't promise haha).

Alex and I will be playing part 2 of our Co-op of Don't Starve Together a fantastic open world survival game that we totally failed at last week but were catching on to at the last second. Of course we will not only be giving away this one game but the MEGA BUNDLE!

I will put in an extra effort this week while moving into the new house to also try to get Friday Frenzy setup for Contagion DLC & More Content Stream & Contagion Giveaway!

Contagious Gaming Game This Week

THE MEGA PACK!



Which includes Don't Starve, Don't Starve Together, and DLC!

Remember we start Streaming & Giving Away these bundles in 20 minutes from this post via our channel at http://www.twitch.tv/tatsur0 look forward to unwinding a bit!



We stream our Official Contagion "Friday Frenzy" and/or "Contagious Gaming" via our Twitch.Tv Account at- http://www.twitch.tv/tatsur0 every Friday @ 5:00PM PST/PDT (GMT- 8:00) -Click here for current time- and will pass out one or more free copies of Contagion during the Stream!

Other than today's hiccup the DLC is nearly ready to release. I hate saying things like that as it tends to Jinx it but *shrugs* this is the truth! Will be Emailing Valve this Evening as well in preparation. We are also working towards a Free Weekend ASAP for those wondering but that's in Valve's hands. Catch you on Stream & Giveaway!

-The Contagion Team

Community Announcements - Tatsur0


So today is my 6 month anniversary back in the US after living in Japan for 12+ years and while I am missing my wife and kids while immigration gets their things together and keeping us in the dark, I did just get my Home Loan approved and will be signing for my new place next week.

But of course that doesn't matter! Things are going great with the DLC and some big plans for the future of Contagion that we haven't yet discussed openly are looking promising! GDC 2015 was also a blast and sorry to all our friends we couldn't arrange time to meet :/ Was pretty hectic start to finish.

Contagious Gaming Game This Week

THE MEGA PACK!



Which includes Don't Starve, Don't Starve Together, and DLC!

Remember we start Streaming & Giving Away these bundles in 15 minutes from this post via our channel at http://www.twitch.tv/tatsur0 look forward to unwinding a bit!



We stream our Official Contagion "Friday Frenzy" and/or "Contagious Gaming" via our Twitch.Tv Account at- http://www.twitch.tv/tatsur0 every Friday @ 5:30PM PST/PDT (GMT- 8:00) -Click here for current time- and will pass out one or more free copies of Contagion during the Stream!

We will be sharing with you DLC updates shortly! On a side note, Jason our level designer (having already nearly finished a new Escape map will likely be doing weekly streams of his work in the near future. Of course he's quite ambitious and is bringing more substance to these maps which we've wanted to do for awhile so more content not far from DLC Release)!
-The Contagion Team

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Alright, putting everything on hold to play games with our fans. Will play random games and giving away copies of these games!

Join us in 10 mins via http://www.twitch.tv/tatsur0



We stream our Official Contagion "Friday Frenzy" and/or "Contagious Gaming" via our Twitch.Tv Account at- http://www.twitch.tv/tatsur0 every Friday @ 5:30PM PST/PDT (GMT- 7:00) -Click here for current time- and will pass out one or more free copies of Contagion during the Stream!

-The Contagion Team

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IMPORTANT! If our Stream goes live today we can't play Contagion as I've put all developers on a release time frame for March or at Latest April so no time could be put together to build a version for "Friday Frenzy" so if we do stream it will be "Contagious Gaming" where we will play a game that is not our own.

Also I'm currently on the phone with the IRS sorting out personal issues detailed a bit more here - http://steamcommunity.com/app/238430/discussions/0/617330406649408670/

That said it is looking like today's stream will be late if I can stream that is. If for any reason there are further delays or I can't I will inform you all immediately!

As for GDC 2015 it went very well and we will be releasing media on that and ZombieFest shortly.

- The Contagion Team
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