We have some good news and some bad news. Let's start with the bad news.
We are going to dissolve Dead Shark Triplepunch (despite it being the coolest name of all time). We just can't justify keeping the company since all of us has found new jobs or started to work on new games. We are of course sad about this, we loved working together and had an amazing time! However, sometimes this is the best solution. So as of today we have started the process of dissolving Dead Shark Triplepunch. This also means that all our servers that we have for Epigenesis is going to be shut down.
Now to the good news!
Epigenesis is going to become completely free on Steam! As of Friday the 10th of June Epigenesis is going to cost 0 dollars, euros, sek or whatever currency your Steam version is in. You can download and play with anyone! You will need to set-up your own server to do this, however, when you download the game we have a "Create server" tool that comes with the game so anyone can do this easily.
We want to thank anyone that bought the game, or even played the game during all this time. We had an amazing time working on the game, and we loved seeing players play the game. We hope to hear from you guys in the future (we might still go onto the Steam forums every now and then to say hi).
Best Regards Dead Shark Triplepunch (André, Carl, Martin, Michael, Henrik, Tobias, Ola, Jonathan and Joakim)
There is currently a large key give away going on, handled by Razer and Bundle Stars! We have already had roughly 75'000 key activations since its start!
To our old players; this weekend might be your time to find some new people to play with! If you're in the mood for some ball-slinging action, take to the servers and show everyone your honed skills!
To our new players; Welcome, to the one place on the internet where you can take a metal ball to the face, grow plants that would make biologists stare in awe and lazer-slingshot yourself into a goalpost across the playingfield!
Epigenesis can be a bit... difficult... for new players to grasp, so please be helpful and welcome our new players into the community!
As we hope you haven't missed, part of Dead Shark Triplepunch is at Dreamhack (Jönköping) showing off Epigenesis at the moment! If you are there, be sure to check out the booth and also sign up for this awesome Epigenesis tournament that is going to to be played tomorrow!
Our website is finally up and running again! Woho!
To celebrate we added a bunch of fresh wallpapers which you can download from the site! Just head over there and scroll down to find the wallpaper package.
I would also like to mention the upcoming key give-away which will be organized by the awesome We Have Your Back Steam community! They are really great and we gave them no less than 500 keys to give out to their members, so please consider joining their community for a chance to get one!
First off, I'd like to apologize for the lack of updates and offer a short explanation, hopefully giving you an insight into our current situation:
After Epigenesis launched, we did not have the economy in our company to keep up development. This resulted in many of our developers (close to all) leaving to work at other studios, and the development and updates of Epigenesis thus came to a quick halt. Dead Shark Triplepunch is not currently performing any development on Epigenesis nor any other title, and simply exists as a means to sell the game we created for you.
I would like to apologize for not writing this sooner, as I feel it is my responsibility to do so. But as I also started looking at other ways to earn an income, and am now creating a new title, the work with DS3P and Epigenesis unfortunately had to take second place. This is not an excuse, but I hope that it will give you a sense of understanding to why things ended up as they did.
With all this said: If you still want to enjoy Epigenesis as it is knowing that it will most likely not receive any additional updates, I have started a 75% sale for this week. Together with one of the artists from DS3P, we have prepared some Trading Cards as well, which we are pretty excited to show you! They will most likely be released later on this week. I had a look at the servers hosted for us by the awesome people at Multiplay, and they should now be online and working for you to play on.
PS. About our website; It was hacked just around the time the game was released. One of our guys are working on bringing it back up this week.
All the best, Michael Levall Former Project/Creative Lead at DS3P