Community Announcements - Tatsur0


We are hard at work to put out not just the DLC but important bug fixes having overcome a major hurdle which you might have read in our last Announcement with all the Contagion DLC media and we also plan to bring back "Friday Fenzy" with a bang in a week or two and share some of it in the Dev Build!

This week however we couldn't help ourselves and are doing a 2 in 1 giveaway where we'll be playing both Trials Evolution and Fusion and our winners will receive a copy of each!

Will start in 15 mins!!! Make sure to invite your friends as we often giveaway more copies depending on the number of viewers to improve the odds and enjoy spending more time with you all! - http://www.twitch.tv/tatsur0

Contagious Gaming Game(s) This Week





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!

Friday Frenzy & Contagious Gaming YouTube Updates are Back!

Sorry for the wait guys but all our previous streams were really bad due to poor setup on my end and all had to be scrapped. Here is our last 2 with the Evolve and Gauntlet Stream/Giveaway recap!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0zKKHgXNtc&list=PLQg5Va4A__zwyx-N2YZRkbl-NCwEawgCf&index=6

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9pmwHRrPzA&list=UUyeFOW_7EoZiy_eROqVceRw

Be ready for the Contagion updates guys and gals!

-The Contagion Team

Community Announcements - Tatsur0

Many of you have been frustrated by the recent string of delays; not only for the DLC, but for seemingly simple bug fixes, and for other miscellaneous updates. We understand this is especially frustrating since in the past we had been putting out updates bi-weekly (some with significant changes!), and for this we sincerely apologize. With things finally back on track we felt it important to be a bit more transparent, and to that end we will shed some light on the reasons behind the delays and as well as share details on future updates (WHICH ARE STILL FREE TO ALL THOSE WHO OWN CONTAGION!). We are excited for the coming weeks and months and you should be too!

The Story
In case anyone is unfamiliar, the last update for the game was on October 10th, while our first Free DLC Bundle was planned for a Q4 2014 release. Unfortunately, behind the scenes we were dealing with a severe breakdown in communication and morale, fueled largely by exhaustion.

We're not a large team, and no one wishes to express their frustration or admit feeling burned-out to friends and this is especially true when their friend is also their "boss". When these situations arise they tend to boil-over quickly, so when a well loved member of the team abruptly left to pursue other interests, we had a bit of an avalanche effect. By the end of the week we lost half our team, including Dec Doyle, our Lead and only programmer at the time. While losing Dec did set us back, I have to add that he did an exceptional job of sticking around to make sure ZombieFest went off without a hitch and is still a well respected and loved friend. Shortly after that, one of the partners and our only Composer & Sound Designer departed (Will get into more later to explain the OST).

Fortunately, experience has taught us to be prepared and so we had the resources to replace many of the vacant positions, with the exception of a reliable Programmer and Composer & Sound Designer though the latter not being as urgent as we had most of the sound work completed. Frustratingly this was not the case for programmer position, and as luck would have it we ended up spending months bleeding money, hiring several individuals in a row who did not work out. It was at this point that our luck started to turn around, and we came into contact with Robert Gatson, a 20+ year Industry veteran. With a great knowledge of software development, designing Engines, excellent team building skills, and a strong interest in our current and future titles, he was/is a perfect fit.

With everything looking as good as it does, I'd love to give you a date for the Free DLC Bundle. In the spirit of not creating any more false hopes however, we can't give a solid date. We can say that we have every intention and reason to believe it will be out before the end of February. Following the DLC, we fully expect to be able to pump out bug fixes and updates at the pace many of you have come to enjoy in the past.

While Both Alex and I take full responsibility for having let you guys down, I can't express how happy we are to have the team we currently have, and especially to the community who has believed in us and showed us great patience. Thank you all, and hope you all will forgive us and join us as we move forward!

The Original Soundtrack
There were once three "Members/Partners/Owners" of Monochrome, LLC (now Monochrome, Inc as we became a S-Corp) Alex Wright, Ulrich Gollick, and myself. In the months leading up to his departure, Ulrich had seemed distracted but he always kept up with his audio work. As part of the team disintegrated, it became clear that Ulrich was also feeling displeased with the way things were going (not just with the team, but several other factors as well). Shortly thereafter things finally came to a head, and Ulrich resigned. Ulrich was still in sole possession of the audio source files and projects neglecting to provide them for months with repeated requests but we put too much trust into his integrity.

A month later we were contacted by a legal representative on behalf of our former partner, demanding a sum of money that would have not only left the company in such state as unable to move forward, but was foremost based off such an insane understanding of our partners agreement that it might as well have been based on a complete work of fiction. Later on, It came to be understood that he was effectively holding the audio files hostage in return for his demanded payout.

At the time, Alex and I were amazed and blown away, never expecting this from someone we very recently called a friend. The best we could do was offer to hear him out and try to understand where he was coming from or why he believed he should be paid for what he had no claim or legal right to, and if possible come to some sort of reasonable terms and get our files back. Sadly he responded stubbornly with "all or nothing". As suggested by our General Counsel we are no longer able to communicate until all assets have been reacquired in their original state (not a huge concern, see below) and it's been made clear that we are open to discussion but do not admit to his nonsensical claims. Good news is, we still have the MP3's and will likely have our current Composer & Sound Designer pull the rest and provide a quality OST for the fans.

There was no way to hide this members name based off his former status and work but again we strongly believe it's important that you guys know the facts and what we've had to do to deliver what you guys deserve. There will be an Official OST release at some point!

Free DLC Bundle
While we're very confident with February some of you have been eagerly waiting for a good while and so we'd like to share with you some media that is intentional set at 620 width so that you can truly appreciate it more so in-game. We have so much to show you that we wouldn't to fit in on a dozen posts but hope you appreciate this little bit!

4 New Characters


4 New Weapons


2 New Maps


1 New Game-Mode
CF_ (Flatline Game-Mode) is a cooperative survival wave-based mode where your goal is to survive as long as possible (with a potential final fight). Unlike the other game modes, you do not return as a zombie when you die. When you get got, you end up in a unique "Medical Triage" location that zombies can only enter if all players perish, thus losing the round. However as long as there is one 1 living survivor at the end of a wave, all players will spawn outside the Triage and can then prepare for the next wave. Each successive wave becomes more and more difficult, and as waves come to pass, access to new area opens up. This gives the horde new ways to reach you, as well as a chance to rescue AI survivors (they must survive the wave as well!) who will provide a cache of helpful items for the upcoming wave. Ultimately we are still striving for a unique game each and every time without any predictable patterns or spawns while also allowing for the environments to change as well.

Additional Media


Some other things to prepare for
http://steamcommunity.com/app/238430/discussions/0/620703493330724727/

-The Contagion Team
Contagion - Steam Store
Contagion - Humble Bundle Store
Community Announcements - Tatsur0


Today was the launch of the 2K/Turtle Rock's "Evolve" Closed Beta and it was made very clear by a good many that we weren't alone in our curiosity with the design and direction they were taking with this beautiful looking title.

We will take the opportunity of the Closed Beta which ends on the 19th and is said to be released on the 10th of February to show you how the game holds up! Keep in mind this is a closed beta so there is a lot still locked and does not represent the final product. Make sure you're here when we start our Official Contagion - "Contagious Gaming" Stream & Giveaway for a chance to win a copy of Evolve by joining us at http://www.twitch.tv/tatsur0 at 5:00 PM PST (GMT - 8:00) but apologies if there are any delays (it happens)

Contagious Gaming Game This Week





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!

Enjoy the many role reversals in this Prey/Predator Hunt!

-The Contagion Team

Community Announcements - Tatsur0


2014 has been a hectic year for us with a lot of restructuring to secure the future of the Company and solidify promises made to our community. We are very grateful to the support and patience so many of you have shown us and we look forward to the many surprises and welcome updates that are to come!

During our Winter Holiday Sale countdown we played a titled called "The Forest" that hit very close to home with an old GDD of ours that we passed up but were delighted to see a fresh take on it in "The Forest" and can't say how glad we are to have avoided it. This game shows a significant amount of detail and while in Alpha is still very promising and enjoyable. Many requested we provide more copies or at least play it some more and after 3 attempts we would like to see if we've learned anything of use while offering our followers a chance to win one of our favorite "Survivalist" games currently available.

Contagious Gaming Game This Week





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!

Join us today as we try survive the elements, hunger, and cannibals in The Forest for a chance to win a free copy of this fantastic Indie Game.

-The Contagion Team

Community Announcements - Tatsur0


As we said in our previous Announcement. We are celebrating the Holidays and our Community who have always been there for us by Streaming and Giving away 12 of the most popular games on Steam. Most of the games are installed (I miss my Japanese Bandwidth) and so we're going to start asap here in 30mins via http://www.twitch.tv/tatsur0 so if you're interested in winning a free game be sure to visit our twitch channel and follow us then wait for the keyword to enter. More details will be explained during the Stream.

The 12 Games Being Given Away Today/Tomorrow/However long it takes!

























Catch our Stream and Potentially Win a Free Game Today!


We also 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!

Contagion is now on Sale at $4.99 or $14.99 for a 4-Pack


We will try to hit as many timezones as possible as we know not all our fans are on one continent.



-The Contagion Team

Community Announcements - Tatsur0


We are pleasantly surprised to see that we got featured on Christmas Day! We've handed out a number of Steam Gift Cards this month to friends and family and hope to see many purchasing the significantly discounted price of the 4-Pack but our bigger announcement is below!

We'd like to thank all of our faithful followers and the Contagion Community for all the support you've shown us throughout 2014 and for many long before we ever released!

We would not be here without all of you and we're consistently working towards a more enjoyable and well rounded experience with Contagion as we've promised. We've been able to invest most of the years earnings back into the Company both to finalize Contagion as we've discussed including the Lobby System for joining servers with your friends, A sense of progression while playing, New Achievements, our upcoming Free DLC Bundles (which each include 4 New Characters, 4 New Weapons, 2 New Maps, and a New Game-Mode), and more but also to work on our NextGen title currently code-named "Project Ageless" which I will say now is not delaying any work on Contagion whatsoever!

I am unfortunately alone these Holidays as I wait for Immigration to get their act together and allow my Wife, 2 Daughters, and Son to enter the US and so I wish to spend today (Christmas for many/A Holiday for others) with my friends and so many of you I hope to meet one day at one of our Expo's and/or Events!

While the rest of the team has scheduled their day to fit in work today on Contagion some may find time to join me in a 12 Game Stream & Giveaway to celebrate our Success thanks to all of you and our future as well as today of all days! The guys are hard at work on the upcoming Free DLC (Release Date will be Announced soon and I'll likely leak the intended date during the Stream a couple times... need more egg nog) so I will not pull any who are hard at work but all are welcome to join me and take a break (remember they were not asked to work today!).

2014 Winter Holiday Stream & Giveaway Games

Today we will be giving away 12 games via raffle after each presentation/playthrough on our Stream at http://www.twitch.tv/tatsur0 and those games are presented below. To be eligible to win you must be a follower of our Twitch Channel and be ready for the raffle!

All 12 Games are being prepared and so this is just a heads up that we will be playing these games later today and handing out a free copy! We will announce the time soon! Hoping to start the stream in about an hour!

























Catch our Stream and Potentially Win a Free Game Today!


We also 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!

Contagion is now on Sale at $4.99 or $14.99 for a 4-Pack


Remember to keep an eye out for an Announcement stating what time we will begin today!



-The Contagion Team

Community Announcements - Tatsur0


Holiday Sales! That means more Indies! We're jumping in today with some MP Space Engineers!

Be sure to join us when we go live with our "Contagious Gaming" Twitch Stream & Giveaway via http://www.twitch.tv/tatsur0 which starts in 5mins from this announcement for a chance to win free games!

Contagious Gaming Game This Week





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!

See you soon!

-The Contagion Team

Community Announcements - Tatsur0


We're continuing where we left off last week playing Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel which apparently has been quite popular and again followers watching live will have a chance to win a copy of their choosing from the Borderland Series!

Some fans were hoping for our "Friday Frenzy" Contagion Stream which we're eager to get back to but we're still polishing up the work and are happy to announce one our new guys will be joining us. Akash our new Composer and Sounder Designer!

Be sure to join us when we go live with our "Contagious Gaming" Twitch Stream & Giveaway via http://www.twitch.tv/tatsur0 which starts in 50mins from this announcement!

Contagious Gaming Game This Week





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!

Akash and others are working tirelessly to get the new content out ASAP but we are determined to avoid any rushed work. We will be showing off some of the content during our Contagion stream as soon as we have a proper build ready which Robert Gatson (may know him from NBA 2k) our new Senior Programmer is working with Valve at this very moment on!

-The Contagion Team

Community Announcements - Tatsur0


The plan today was to reveal some of the upcoming Contagion DLC with a "Friday Frenzy" Stream & Giveaway but rather than rush a few glimpses as we polish up the work we're choosing to instead run our "Contagious Gaming" Stream & Giveaway and will be giving away the winners choice of either Borderlands, Borderlands 2, or Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.

Again at the request of our viewers we will be continuing our game of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel where we left off last time!

Be sure to join us when we go live with our "Contagious Gaming" Twitch Stream & Giveaway via http://www.twitch.tv/tatsur0 which starts in 15mins from this announcement!

Contagious Gaming Game This Week





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!

We look forward to showing off our DLC in upcoming Streams and may have some important and potentially exciting news regarding Contagion content very shortly!

-The Contagion Team

Community Announcements - Tatsur0


It's our Final Holiday Stream & Giveaway with things picking back up we will be quite busy this month! We enjoy sharing our game and others and giving back to the community ːDNAː

Holiday Giveaway Game of the Day

We will be Streaming Dishonored and Giving away a free copy to those following our Twitch Channel http://www.twitch.tv/tatsur0 and around during the raffle. We go live in 20mins!

Dishonored
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyDvT7XpaBc

Contagion - Holiday Live Stream & Giveaway


Be sure to follow our channel so you get updates when a Stream goes live with today being our last Holiday Stream & Giveaway. We will continue Friday with our weekly "Friday Frenzy" Stream & Giveaway. If you're new to the community and missed our Contagion update visit - http://steamcommunity.com/games/contagion/announcements/detail/204115362722840337



-The Contagion Team

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