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For all those who were hoping to see our 75% discount Steam has put Contagion up for today's 12 hour Flash Sale so grab it at 75% Off and enjoy the recently released Free DLC Content!

Contagion is currently available at $4.99 or buy the 4-Pack at $14.99

http://store.steampowered.com/app/238430/

For more information regarding the DLC mentioned above check out a recent announcement-

http://steamcommunity.com/games/contagion/announcements/detail/221021887373252985

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Hope you're all enjoying your summer thus far and are looking forward to new content on it's way!

-The Contagion Team

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If you missed the original announcement check it out here-

http://steamcommunity.com/games/contagion/announcements/detail/221021887373252985

Just posting this announcement to let you all know that we've sorted out the issues with the Official Servers so you can enjoy dedicated servers to

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This is but the first part of our DLC Bundle which we explained we were releasing in parts so that you can get your hands on the new content sooner rather than later. The new weapons and characters have run into sound related issues and we didn't think that excused further delays on work we could release. Flatline is nearly ready to make it's debut and you will be seeing CF_UnionStation as well as CF_CampWhitner as soon as it is ready.

Please refer to our DLC related discussion on future updates -HERE-

Troubleshooting Issues

There are some known bugs with all the new content being released but if you are having issues playing the game please post the following in the troubleshooting discussion so we do not miss it in a comment here-

http://steamcommunity.com/app/238430/discussions/4/

  • Description of issue
  • Operating System
  • System Specs
  • If regarding a peripheral please include hardware
  • Don't forget to check our pinned Troubleshooting Threads that cover most issues.

Any sightings of bugs (not the roach haha) please post details and links to images in our Bug Reporting discussion here-

http://steamcommunity.com/app/238430/discussions/6/


We wish to again thank everyone for their support and patience and look forward to pushing out updates like we did in the past which was fairly regularly.

-The Contagion Team

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As everyone knows by now Steam is having it's yearly Summer Sale and they've got quite a bit of entertainment for us as well as some very sweet deals so do not miss out!

Contagion is on sale as well as the 4-Pack at 50% Off So check it out and share with your friends!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/238430/



But let's get to the real news regarding Contagion and that would be our Free DLC Bundle. After a poorly timed fiasco last year we've had to rebuild our team and learn from scratch quite a bit of work (please read our pinned thread on the details). This has delayed major releases including our Free DLC Bundle but we're tired of waiting and tired of making you guys wait.

While much of our content is linked due to the overhaul of the Source Engine and optimization as well as improved audio with Wwise we've managed to split the release into a few parts and will be delivering them asap starting today with our Map Release!

3 Gigabytes of Contagion Assets are currently being uploaded to Steam and in a few hours your copy of Contagion is going to either automatically start updating or ask that you update. We've been very busy even during the struggle that started last year and we believe modders will appreciate the ludicrous amount of content to work with and veteran players will notice significant improvements to existing environments. But today's release is focused on our MAP RELEASE with the below maps.

(We will be having all Official Servers Updated tomorrow)

https://youtu.be/NkpYVQGyWu0

Contagion DLC :: Map Release

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We will be releasing the new weapons, characters, and the new game-mode flatline as soon as these are ready or at least not as clumsy as they feel right now. The maps we've been having a blast on today making them release ready and will be reading your input as you play them. Modders will have much more content to work with and older maps have received some major polishing. Because there was soooo much work being done, so many devs being vetted, and confusion late last year and early this year there is no way to go over all the changes unfortunately but many veterans will notice the changes immediately to all existing content.



Also wanted to share that we were invited and put on the Intel Showcase and have some other exciting news we hope we can share in the near future. That said, keep checking back on the next DLC release!

Someone asked us why we would waste our DLC during a Sale and lose the value behind marketing it. We told em we couldn't stand making you wait and that was costing us more.

Want to thank everyone for being so incredibly supportive and patient as we got our house in order. Looking forward to releasing content on a more regular basis once again.

-The Contagion Team

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Sorry for the delay guys but today we've made some serious progress and that is both good and bad for today's Stream! Due to the work we're doing I've got Alex working with the team to continue our progress and he will not be joining us on today's Stream. I'll also be starting the Stream late... clearly. Today's Stream & Giveaway will not be of Contagion as that's in development atm and we don't have the numbers to stream it properly nor do I want to halt the momentum. We will be playing "Hand of Fate" which a friend and fan thought you might enjoy and he will be joining Skype to read comments and follow the game real-time as it is Single-Player.

Just a quick progress update-
  • All maps are ready
  • All weapons are ready
  • All characters are ready with some slight issue with voices but being fixed
  • Flatline has 2 known issues. Weapon and Zombie spawns but we believe we caught the issue and hope to provide more info soon. Too many bugs cropped up during the overhaul of code but our new Programmer has been working very hard to solve this. The entire team have been pounding out quality work daily and that includes weekends.

Contagious Gaming Game This Week

Hand of Fate





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 but will be Streaming today at 6:30PM (GMT- 8:00) -Click here for current time- and will pass out one or more free copies of Contagion during the Stream!

Hand of Fate looks to be a mix of say... Magic the Gathering meets Fable meets awesome Dungeon Crawler. Looking forward to getting in some game time with all of you! More excited for the update I'll receive tonight now that I'm waiting for the next batch to get working on. More updates on DLC soon!

-The Contagion Team

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The plan today is to show of the upcoming Free DLC for Contagion as well as hand out free copies of Contagion to those that participate in the Live Stream Raffle (At a certain point during gaming I will give a keyword in Twitch chat that users who are followers of the channel can enter in and after a bit will randomly be selected to win a copy)!

IMPORTANT: The version of Contagion we have will be a rolled back version that is stable (or so we hope!) and does not represent the final product!!!



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 (sometimes 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!

Free DLC Teaser Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkpYVQGyWu0
Please be sure to visit - http://steamcommunity.com/app/238430/discussions/0/618456760257254915/ for DLC Status Updates.

Contagion 75% off on Humble Bundle's Spring Encore Sale


Things are going better than expected so please don't confuse today's stream version as the final product!

-The Contagion Team

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Today and today only Contagion is 80% off on Humble Bundle's Spring Sale! Sorry for the delay but we've been busy with the DLC which is going very well today. A few art assets being polished and it looks like we're just working on Sound at this point but looks like we might be able to put in a 2nd Escape/Hunted Map "Camp" below is the Teaser Trailer.

Free DLC Teaser Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkpYVQGyWu0

Check out the spring sale and share with your friends!

Please be sure to visit - http://steamcommunity.com/app/238430/discussions/0/618456760257254915/ for DLC Status Updates.

Alex and I got a lot of work done while he was out here for a week to check out the Office and focus on DLC. Was very productive and things are going well!

-The Contagion Team

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April looked good for release but ran into issues with Wwise, a crash to desktop bug that eluded us, and issues with compound bow. Right now we've sorted the crash and wwise issue, compound bow is looking good, but now we're having an issue with the old spawning system and flatline but again this should be a simple fix.

We are hoping to get it out next week (earlier if possible) but won't promise again as I feel like I jinxed it with the April promise. We will also be pushing out content, bug fixes, and features soon after. Also we were listening when you guys asked for proof of work being done and the need to see what it is we're putting out so take a look at the teaser below!

Free DLC Teaser Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkpYVQGyWu0

Humble Bundle Spring Sale

Currently 50% off with possible featured discounts

We opted to join in on the Spring Sale this year but we have run into delays with the free DLC release so please don't purchase it for the sake of DLC release as it doesn't control random events. That being said DLC WILL be released asap.

Check out the spring sale and share with your friends!

Please be sure to visit - http://steamcommunity.com/app/238430/discussions/0/618456760257254915/ for DLC Status Updates.

Also due to the work being done we won't be running a Stream & Giveaway today as I'd have to alt-tab quite often and cut out possibly for extended periods of testing and sometimes fixing some work.

-The Contagion Team

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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 -



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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

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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

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