If I buy the game today when will I get to play Treasure Adventure World?
Our goal is to have the game ready for release by the end of the first quarter of 2014. However, due to the nature of coordinating a team and developing a game of this scale it can be hard to predict an exact release date. Releasing a beta-test to the backers is also something that we are also considering.
What platforms will it be available for?
The initial release of the game will be available for Windows PC.
What are the system requirements?
They should be roughly:
Windows XP or above
Video card - pixel shader 2.0 and directX 9 compatible
Due to the game still being in development these requirements could change (but not by much).
How do I know if I will like Treasure Adventure World?
Treasure Adventure World (TAW) is a huge open-world side-scrolling platform adventure game. Some might even call it a “metroidvania“. If you like games like Cave Story, Symphony of the Night or Knytt Underground you will probably like TAW.
It’s also a remake (more of a re-imagining, really) of a freeware game called Treasure Adventure Game released in 2011 by us! If you want to see what the game-play of TAW will be like you can go download and play TAG for free, now!
Does my purchase include a Steam-Key?
If we get Green-lit on Steam every pre-order backer will get a Steam Key upon release. We cannot guarantee that we will be Green-Lit but you can help by voting for us!
Either way you will get a DRM-free download of the game from the Humble Bundle Store upon release.
What if you don’t get enough preorders, will the game be unfinished?
We’ve been working on the game for over a year and we have no intention on stopping if we don’t raise much money in pre-orders. It will undoubtedly slow down development as we’ll have to take other jobs to bring in some personal income, but the game will get released one way or another.
We have been smart about keeping our budget low so even a modestly successful pre-order campaign will be enough for us to continue working on TAW full-time.
How will I get access to the game, game keys and other rewards once they are ready?
When you complete your purchase, we will prompt you for an email address which we will use to notify you when your rewards are ready.
What’s the deal with the two different soundtracks?
At the US$15 tier you will get a digital copy of two soundtracks. The first one you will get immediately. It’s the soundtrack to Treasure Adventure Game, released in 2011. It includes 39 tracks (including 8 bonus tracks).
The second soundtrack is for the new game, Treasure Adventure World. It will be available for download when it’s ready (which will be before the game is released). It is a fully remixed soundtrack and also includes at least 5 brand-new tracks and more bonus tracks. We currently don’t know what the final number of tracks will be for the new soundtrack.
You will also get access to a private blog where we will post music tracks from the game as we finish them. Because it’s early access, the tracks will be streamable only. But, once the entire soundtrack is finished and mixed you’ll get access to the full download.
How does the interactive animated NPC of my likeness work?
At the US$2000+ levels you will get to be immortalized as an NPC in the game. You will provide photos of yourself and our artist will create a caricature of you in the style of the TAW World. We will also animate you in some fashion. How you’re animated will depend on where you end up placed in the game, which is at our discretion. You could end up walking around in a city, or aboard a ship sailing by in the background.
You can also provide a name for your NPC. It can be your actual name or a name you make up (nothing vulgar, nothing under copyright or trademark and it can only consist of letters, no symbols).
$5000 to get my name in the credits as a producer? Seems like a lot.
It is… but just in case there are some generous (and wealthy) fans out there we want to have an exclusive reward for them. Are you reading this, Notch?
I have more questions. How can I contact you?
Your best bet is to contact us on Twitter:
If you’re not into the twitters, then use our contact form.
We will get back to you promptly.