Welcome to the 5th Edition of the Foundation Dev News! In this edition:
- Early Access follow-up
- Foundation continues to win awards
- What we are working on
- Expanding the Team
- Chats with the Community
- PAX East
Early Access Follow-up News
It is now nearly 2 months since Foundation released on to Early Access on Steam and GOG!
The successful Early Access release brought with it a lot of new players with various system specifications. Since then we have been busy fixing crashes and focusing on smaller patches to improve the gameplay experience of the current content.
Some statistics since Early Access launch:
- On launch day, there was 1 crash for every 11.17h played
- Today, there is 1 crash for every 140.31h played
A total of 1 764 248 hours played. This is the equivalent of 201 years of playtime!!
Foundation Winning Awards
December 2018 saw the return for the 9th time of the IndieDB, Indie of the Year Awards.
Thousands of Indie games were voted on and whittled down to the Top 100 with Foundation coming in second overall for the Best Upcoming Indie, voted for by players.
In addition, we were delighted to take home the prestigious, Editor’s Choice Best in Show Award!
In March, Foundation continued its winning streak by landing the National Bank’s Coup de Coeur Award at the Ubisoft Indie Series!
What We Are Working On
The Early Access release was a busy period of fixes and optimization but you will be happy to hear that we are working hard toward the next content update!
We will be announcing more detail of the upcoming content update soon but for now we are excited to tell you that we will be:
- Expanding some of the current in-game features, focusing on improvements to the estate progression system.
- Expanding the capabilities of the modding API.
- And of course we will continue to fix any bugs and improve the balancing.
- Anyone fancy a beer?! 👉*hint*👈
To keep track of any news and announcements follow and wishlist us on Steam or join our fantastic community on Discord!
New Faces At Polymorph Games
Since our last Dev News we have been joined in the Studio by Michael, who has been beavering away animating the Foundation Villagers.
You will soon be seeing more of Michael’s work in-game!
We will also soon be joined by a 2D artist and a QA Manager taking the Team to 10 members, but it doesn’t stop there. We are looking to expand further with the addition of 2 programmers.
Questions With The Team
The Early Access release gave us the opportunity to chat about the future for Foundation as well as enjoy answering some questions from the community. If you missed the streams you can catch up with them here:
Skye Storme Q&A with Philippe:
Obearry talks to Ash our Community Manager:
We talk about Foundation with our friends at Berzerk Studio:
PAX East 2019
There will be 8 stations to try out the game so if you are heading to PAX East this year come and meet the team and play Foundation at booth #21225
Thanks as always to all our friends, fans and supporters!
Your dedicated Polymorph Games Team