Whispers From The Rift v0.998p2 is now live. We are in the final stages of production before launch. Final story edits / improvements / polish is happening. Music being added. Secrets and easter eggs being added. Get access now via the iDGi Patreon Campaign Wishlist Whispers on Steam!

Consortium: The Tower Early Access ALPHA 1.10 is live. Includes all of Act 1 and the beginning of Act 2. 20+ hours of gameplay. Want access to this Forum? Come inquire about it on our Discord server!

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by GreatBird
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: SUPPORT
Topic: Fig backer reward
Replies: 8
Views: 1237
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Re: Fig backer reward

Drog, email support@interdimensionalgames.com or just private message me here and we'll get you sorted.
by GreatBird
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Consortium: The Tower
Topic: How to import CONSORTIUM saved games
Replies: 7
Views: 1043
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Re: How to import CONSORTIUM saved games

Great work, Ford!! So cool of you to do this for everyone.
by GreatBird
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: SUPPORT
Topic: The Tower (Backer Alpha Demo 1.0) - Link to Steam key in mail not working
Replies: 6
Views: 1079
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Re: The Tower (Backer Alpha Demo 1.0) - Link to Steam key in mail not working

Silenthunder : Check that you didn't accidentally paste in the "/" at the end of the URL when copy/pasting it from the browser address bar ...
by GreatBird
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Consortium: The Tower
Topic: How to import CONSORTIUM saved games
Replies: 7
Views: 1043
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How to import CONSORTIUM saved games

Step 1) Locate the EndGame_# files found in your Consortium/SAVE folder. Step 2) Make a new folder in Consortium The Tower/thetower/Saved called "c1saves" (no quotes) Step 3) Copy any EndGame saved game files into c1saves. Step 4) Run game normally and after selecting "Access Quantum Stream", you sh...
by GreatBird
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Who is the "Woman" ???
Replies: 0
Views: 4618
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Re: Who is the "Woman" ???

Wrong game? :-)
by GreatBird
Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Consortium: The Tower
Topic: Fig Investment
Replies: 9
Views: 2652
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Re: Fig Investment

We really, deeply appreciate your concerns about our wellbeing. Truly!! :D

However, in the grand scheme of things, things really are going according to plans put down in early 2016. Game is coming together like a massive jigsaw puzzle, at this point. :)
by GreatBird
Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Consortium: The Tower
Topic: Fig Investment
Replies: 9
Views: 2652
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Re: Fig Investment

The short answer, Mykll, is have no fear - Fig has our backs. They've been supporting us with their own funds due to the extreme reservation collecting delays, so from our point of view everything is on track as originally planned. It has indeed been a long road to opening the unaccredited investmen...
by GreatBird
Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Consortium: The Tower
Topic: 32-bit, 64-bit, both?
Replies: 2
Views: 1251
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Re: 32-bit, 64-bit, both?

64 bit, no question.
by GreatBird
Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: iDGi-1 Meta Fiction (The Alternate Reality Game)
Topic: Favorite aspect of the meta fiction
Replies: 5
Views: 2756
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Re: Favorite aspect of the meta fiction

well the point of the survey was to choose your favourite aspects of the meta fiction. A post that says you wanted to choose all 5 works, though. ;-)
by GreatBird
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: CONSORTIUM
Topic: Max Character Alignments
Replies: 16
Views: 4434
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Re: Max Character Alignments

Ah, gotcha Ford. We'll have the "extreme" alignment options in The Tower be quite a bit lower than these values to help ensure it will work.
by GreatBird
Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: CONSORTIUM
Topic: Max Character Alignments
Replies: 16
Views: 4434
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Re: Max Character Alignments

Amazing work, Ford. To anyone that reads this: If you have Consortium installed and a saved game that is near the end of the game: We would appreciate checking the above numbers and making sure that YOUR alignment numbers with NPCs fall within the above min and max levels....post if you find any iss...
by GreatBird
Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Consortium: The Tower
Topic: Conferences?
Replies: 4
Views: 1545
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Re: Conferences?

Yep, flying down on Tuesday. No definitive plans for others just yet, curious why you're asking?
by GreatBird
Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Consortium: The Tower
Topic: Conferences?
Replies: 4
Views: 1545
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Re: Conferences?

Game Developer's Conference ? Happening next week in San Francisco
by GreatBird
Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Consortium: The Tower
Topic: Continuity with Game One
Replies: 9
Views: 3412
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Re: Continuity with Game One

To comment any further would technically constitute a spoiler...
by GreatBird
Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:10 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 3
Views: 5185
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Re: Merry Christmas

Yes! Let there be a way to get this forum humming in 2017! :-)
by GreatBird
Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: Consortium: The Tower
Topic: Photos from the studio...
Replies: 4
Views: 1990
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Re: Photos from the studio...

We're still working out what will be the final solution. Luckily, the facial animations and phonemes are basically one of the last things we need to do in producing this, so it's not holding anything back. Also, there's FAR less in-person dialog than C1.
by GreatBird
Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Consortium: The Tower
Topic: Photos from the studio...
Replies: 4
Views: 1990
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Re: Photos from the studio...

Nope, and we never did that with C1 either.
by GreatBird
Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Consortium: The Tower
Topic: Photos from the studio...
Replies: 4
Views: 1990
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Photos from the studio...

Starting this thread to post random photos that may arise out of VO recording studio sessions for The Tower!
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by GreatBird
Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: Consortium: The Tower
Topic: Relationships
Replies: 2
Views: 1107
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Re: Relationships

Hi there, Great questions. The "love relationship" question is a common one. No promises, but we'll do our best. The reason it's complicated is largely due to the story of The Tower being about a major geopolitical debacle, and all your friends from Consortium being on Zenlil. Kind of hard to have a...
by GreatBird
Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Consortium: The Tower
Topic: Continuity with Game One
Replies: 9
Views: 3412
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Re: Continuity with Game One

So, there's been some changes to this for story and scope reasons, but continuity is still a super high priority. We're just...changing how Game One will continue for meta-fiction reasons. And this means we don't need to update the entirety of Zenlil for The Tower, which dramatically increases our a...
by GreatBird
Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Favorite binge TV shows?
Replies: 4
Views: 5627
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Re: Favorite binge TV shows?

Black Mirror comes to mind as must-see-TV! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Mirror
by GreatBird
Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: CONSORTIUM
Topic: Achievement stats...
Replies: 1
Views: 975
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Re: Achievement stats...

That's a good question. It's pretty hard to find the correct answer, however....
by GreatBird
Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: What games you've been playing?
Replies: 57
Views: 18958
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Re: What games you've been playing?

My never released Cavedog game "Amen: The Awakening" is the most direct inspiration - that game was 60% done when Cavedog fell apart, forcing the project's cancellation. Do you know who owns Amen: The Awakening now? If The Tower did really well, is that something you'd consider buying rights to and...
by GreatBird
Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: What games you've been playing?
Replies: 57
Views: 18958
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Re: What games you've been playing?

Well the underworld games are dungeon crawlers, but there also immersive simulation games that were made by the same studio that went on to make Thief, System Shock, Deus Ex. Consortium and a lot of other games owe quite a bit to Underworld. Absolutely it does! That game, and those others (except D...
by GreatBird
Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Consortium: The Tower
Topic: Still reaching for stretch goals?
Replies: 6
Views: 2254
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Re: Still reaching for stretch goals?

Right on fanatictentacle!! We're aiming to apply everything we learned from making the first game, and that's a LOT of stuff.
by GreatBird
Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Consortium: The Tower
Topic: Still reaching for stretch goals?
Replies: 6
Views: 2254
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Re: Still reaching for stretch goals?

Well, we are aiming to get the game as polished as possible before release to correct the mistake we made making Game One. So, this means cutting back the number of sheer features and focussing on polishing, balancing and iterating on a finished set of features for as long as possible. The longer we...
by GreatBird
Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Consortium: The Tower
Topic: Still reaching for stretch goals?
Replies: 6
Views: 2254
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Re: Still reaching for stretch goals?

Ford, this is certainly a good and valid question. The answer is a little complicated. The Fig total includes most of the PayPal money received, but not quite all, given a few more backers have come onboard over the past couple months. However, we're still technically JUST below the stretch goal amo...
by GreatBird
Sun Jul 31, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: iDGi-1 Meta Fiction (The Alternate Reality Game)
Topic: Favorite aspect of the meta fiction
Replies: 5
Views: 2756
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Re: Favorite aspect of the meta fiction

Welcome Hassun from the Discord channel!
by GreatBird
Sun Jul 31, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: iDGi-1 Meta Fiction (The Alternate Reality Game)
Topic: Favorite aspect of the meta fiction
Replies: 5
Views: 2756
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Favorite aspect of the meta fiction

This is an open ended poll that I'm curious about, for any and all fans that stop by.
by GreatBird
Sun Jul 31, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Consortium: The Tower
Topic: Add Name To Lore Reward
Replies: 6
Views: 1860
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Re: Add Name To Lore Reward

This particular reward is pretty simple. You choose a name you want added to the lore, we make sure it gets added. It can be your name, or someone elses, or any name that isn't obscene or something. :-) Yep you can be sure it will make it into the lore and you will be able to find the article. In Th...
by GreatBird
Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Technology thought experiment
Replies: 14
Views: 7639
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Re: Technology thought experiment

Ha! The hilarious thing is that it was complete fiction in the 80s when that movie was made. :-)
by GreatBird
Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Technology thought experiment
Replies: 14
Views: 7639
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Re: Technology thought experiment

This is such an open ended concept. Take ANY modern tech back in time and it would seriously potentially disrupt tons of industries and fundamentally alter the course of human history. It's almost irrelevant to talk about which particular tech, though the invention of the atom bomb was utterly inevi...
by GreatBird
Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Consortium: The Tower
Topic: Power-up Digital Games Conference
Replies: 4
Views: 1769
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Power-up Digital Games Conference

Completely free, held on Discord, lots of great developers are contributing! https://zettabytempr.wordpress.com/conference/ Discord invite link: https://discordapp.com/invite/PUDGC I am speaking twice: 9am PST, Tuesday July 26th. I'll be speaking for an hour to chat generally about my career, what I...
by GreatBird
Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Don't be afraid to speak your mind!
Replies: 10
Views: 7828
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Re: Don't be afraid to speak your mind!

Technically, every single action, or even thought, causes ripples in the timeline. Free will, and all that. We encourage it. :-)
by GreatBird
Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Don't be afraid to speak your mind!
Replies: 10
Views: 7828
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Re: Don't be afraid to speak your mind!

Lurkers R US. ;-)
by GreatBird
Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Consortium: The Tower
Topic: Interaction to information console
Replies: 10
Views: 2670
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Re: Interaction to information console

This is all truly gold, and we will definitely take it all into account when upgrading the info console! :-) Thank-you!
by GreatBird
Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Consortium ROOK screenplay for game 1
Replies: 1
Views: 4940
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Re: Consortium ROOK screenplay for game 1

Great question. We'll work to get those distributed before the end of this month, possibly quite a bit earlier. We will email All CONSORTIUM ROOKS about this soon...
by GreatBird
Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Favourite Game Art
Replies: 7
Views: 7156
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Re: Favourite Game Art

Except you're squishing it! ;-)
by GreatBird
Sun Jul 03, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Consortium: The Tower
Topic: Want access to Backer Only forum?
Replies: 0
Views: 2892
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Want access to Backer Only forum?

If you wish to be upgraded and gain access to the Backer Only board -- open only to backers of Consortium: The Tower at the "Consortium Initiate" level or higher either via our Fig campaign or our ongoing PayPal campaign -- follow these instructions: 1) Email support@interdimensionalgames.com and wr...
by GreatBird
Thu Jun 23, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Consortium: The Tower
Topic: Level transitions?
Replies: 4
Views: 1544
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Re: Level transitions?

Funny, Ford, you literally stumbled on our EXACT solution for streaming levels on the other side of doors. Except that Rooks do the hacking work, the Bishop just provides the interface. :-) We can't promise it will work for sure, but we feel pretty confident about it!
by GreatBird
Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: Consortium: The Tower
Topic: Level transitions?
Replies: 4
Views: 1544
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Re: Level transitions?

Actually I'm happy to report that we are aiming to stream everything. We do have some creative transitions planned as streaming time is variable across different machines.

Traditional loading may be required for some parts, but we're hoping our streaming solution will work for the whole game.
by GreatBird
Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Consortium: The Tower
Topic: Q&A conference
Replies: 1
Views: 928
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Re: Q&A conference

Still to be decided. We're settling into production and should have the daily updates and secret forum access ready to go before the end of this month. I could see the first Q&A session coming in July, but an exact date is TBD.
by GreatBird
Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Investment Reservation
Replies: 8
Views: 6966
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Re: Investment Reservation

Yes. Progress is being made with the SEC though, so hold onto those reserved funds! We're obviously counting on your investments for a big chunk of our development budget. The timing should all work out well.
by GreatBird
Sat Jun 11, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Game One Special backer DLC
Replies: 4
Views: 6025
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Re: Game One Special backer DLC

Hi there, Our deepest apologies for our not getting back to you! Shoot me a private message on here and I'll get you sorted with a link to the DRM free special edition. Also, if you are a super backer, you get all Consortium games for free, remember? So we can hook you up with a free Steam key as we...
by GreatBird
Tue May 31, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Consortium: The Tower
Topic: What happens when not importing a save?
Replies: 1
Views: 1144
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Re: What happens when not importing a save?

We have a unique approach to how we're going to incorporate new players, but it's one we're not ready to 100% divulge just yet. Details are being finalized though, much of it (as always) based on the story and meta-story elements.
by GreatBird
Thu May 26, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Funding concerns (cards being rejected on Fig)
Replies: 11
Views: 6867
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Re: Funding concerns (cards being rejected on Fig)

Jito - should be 2 weeks max, we'll go through all paypallers, confirm Super Backer status and send money back to match the Super Backer discounts.
by GreatBird
Mon May 16, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Funding concerns (cards being rejected on Fig)
Replies: 11
Views: 6867
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Re: Funding concerns (cards being rejected on Fig)

It sounds like it's a pretty small percentage overall, so we should be OK. :-)
by GreatBird
Fri May 13, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Consortium: The Tower
Topic: Retaining some dialog information through playthroughs
Replies: 2
Views: 1282
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Re: Retaining some dialog information through playthroughs

Some really good thoughts/ideas in here, we will definitely be taking them into consideration! Thank-you for sharing. :-)
by GreatBird
Thu May 05, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: CONSORTIUM
Topic: Civilian Defense Gauntlet
Replies: 29
Views: 5124
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Re: Civilian Defense Gauntlet

Vennir: Was your game started from scratch after the latest update, or was it loaded from a saved game?
by GreatBird
Thu May 05, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: What game should Greg play?
Replies: 18
Views: 8369
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Re: What game should Greg play?

Looks like Alpha Protocol is gonna win this!
by GreatBird
Thu May 05, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: CONSORTIUM
Topic: Civilian Defense Gauntlet
Replies: 29
Views: 5124
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Re: Civilian Defense Gauntlet

Wow, Vennir, your score must be impressive, and certainly could win you a poster! I hope you took a screenshot? That the BUS didn't show is very odd indeed, that's been working fine. You mean guys just stopped spawning...? If you have a saved game I would recommend letting yourself die by the final ...
by GreatBird
Thu May 05, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: CONSORTIUM
Topic: Civilian Defense Gauntlet
Replies: 29
Views: 5124
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Re: Civilian Defense Gauntlet

Yeah, I'm not too surprised that this level is bringing to light some bugs that remained hidden due to the core game not having this much combat. The thing is, we don't want to spend too much time fixing C1 bugs, as we want to focus hard on The Tower! Lots to do...
by GreatBird
Thu May 05, 2016 12:06 am
Forum: CONSORTIUM
Topic: Civilian Defense Gauntlet
Replies: 29
Views: 5124
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Re: Civilian Defense Gauntlet

Vennir: Thanks so much for that, it really helped me see the issues. Should be all fixed now - though no guarantees that saved games will work correctly with the update!! -Fixed BUS inventory -Fixed missing end state when killing BUS - (actually the BUS was blinking away, so fixed that) -Fixed BUS n...
by GreatBird
Wed May 04, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: CONSORTIUM
Topic: Civilian Defense Gauntlet
Replies: 29
Views: 5124
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Re: Civilian Defense Gauntlet

Ford: awesome report, thank-you!! I will happily take a saved game from BEFORE you killed the BUS, and I'll look into what happened at the end.... Because the contest is on now, I won't be adjusting score stuff at all, but will do when integrating it with the game proper and hooking it up to the ste...
by GreatBird
Tue May 03, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: CONSORTIUM
Topic: Civilian Defense Gauntlet
Replies: 29
Views: 5124
Flag: Canada

Re: Civilian Defense Gauntlet

The BUS boss will not succumb to incapacitating, you must kill it...and get an extra 1000 points for doing so. So, new version is up: -fixed up game ending for when player or all civies die -fixed player collision issues on grid walls -Added more of a real pause in between waves. Longer pauses for l...
by GreatBird
Tue May 03, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: CONSORTIUM
Topic: Civilian Defense Gauntlet
Replies: 29
Views: 5124
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Re: Civilian Defense Gauntlet

Ford: "I assume that's not true of the BUS or that would be too easy"

You assume correctly.
by GreatBird
Tue May 03, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: CONSORTIUM
Topic: Civilian Defense Gauntlet
Replies: 29
Views: 5124
Flag: Canada

Re: Civilian Defense Gauntlet

Ford, you may not realize, but a fully charged CEAR sonic blast can take down even a fully shielded enemy...
by GreatBird
Mon May 02, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: CONSORTIUM
Topic: Civilian Defense Gauntlet
Replies: 29
Views: 5124
Flag: Canada

Re: Civilian Defense Gauntlet

New version up. -Moved lower spawners up a level -Fixed failing to reset map a second time? (hopefully should work for multiple plays??) -fixed BUS guy shooting immediately -fixed teleporting guys -fix for guys falling out of the level -add “PERFECT Run!” when incapping all and civies are unharmed a...
by GreatBird
Sat Apr 30, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: Consortium: The Tower
Topic: Game Pickups
Replies: 3
Views: 1154
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Re: Game Pickups

Yeah, I am also extremely nitpicky about that sort of stuff, so we should be OK. ;-)
by GreatBird
Sat Apr 30, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: CONSORTIUM
Topic: Max Character Alignments
Replies: 16
Views: 4434
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Re: Max Character Alignments

We heartily encourage everyone to help with this effort!! :-) What is the highest alignment you have achieved with all of our characters? B Because of the way we made our game, there actually isn't any painless way to truly figure out what the highest and lowest Alignment values are for all of the c...
by GreatBird
Sat Apr 30, 2016 12:35 am
Forum: CONSORTIUM
Topic: Civilian Defense Gauntlet
Replies: 29
Views: 5124
Flag: Canada

Re: Civilian Defense Gauntlet

Here would have been fine. :-)
by GreatBird
Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: CONSORTIUM
Topic: Civilian Defense Gauntlet
Replies: 29
Views: 5124
Flag: Canada

Re: Civilian Defense Gauntlet

This has been updated with the major issues wiped out. New spawn point higher up added, spawning frequency changed, starting ammo reduced, new end boss added. Looking to officially announce the existence of this level on Monday... no features added/fixed (this isn't a full scale development venture,...
by GreatBird
Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: What game should Greg play?
Replies: 18
Views: 8369
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Re: What game should Greg play?

So, one option: we JUST received our Kickstarter backer edition of the Oculus Rift, and I've been dying to play VR Adr1ft - perhaps I could stream myself doing that?
by GreatBird
Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Consortium - The Pen & Paper (& Internet) Group
Replies: 44
Views: 16206
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Re: Consortium - The Pen & Paper (& Internet) Group

If you guys were to seriously role-play onboard Hesperus, there is a seriously good chance you may influence the real lore of the game. :-) If you strike magic and have awesome stuff happening, that is.... ;-)
by GreatBird
Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: Consortium: The Tower
Topic: Game Pickups
Replies: 3
Views: 1154
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Re: Game Pickups

Psychophobe : We are 100% on the same wavelength, do not worry. :-) Have you played the original CONSORTIUM? It follows ALL of these rules already.... The primary health mechanic uses what we call Medical Nanites, which are tiny robots that can repair physical damage to yourself, with a very high Ut...
by GreatBird
Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Consortium: The Tower
Topic: Fig campaign add-ons
Replies: 8
Views: 2245
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Re: Fig campaign add-ons

Mykll - I love that idea.
by GreatBird
Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: What game should Greg play?
Replies: 18
Views: 8369
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Re: What game should Greg play?

Yep, wait a couple days to get whatever suggestions emerge, then go ahead and make a poll - once the poll is up we'll use our social networks to try and get more folks to vote! :-)
by GreatBird
Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: iDGi IRC?
Replies: 4
Views: 5680
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Re: iDGi IRC?

by GreatBird
Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Q&A Sessions
Replies: 2
Views: 4948
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Re: Q&A Sessions

Some time well after the dust settles and we've settled into production. Late June may be the first one, possibly July.
by GreatBird
Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Pledge method (PayPal now available!)
Replies: 18
Views: 8393
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Re: Pledge method (PayPal now available!)

We have indeed received your pledge, thank-you! We'll send out an email to all paypal backers soon. And we'll get your super backer discount sorted as well.
by GreatBird
Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Fanart
Replies: 8
Views: 6836
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Re: Fanart

Historian: wow!! I loved reading that. It truly sounds authentic...... hmmm.... Well done.
by GreatBird
Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: SUPPORT
Topic: Got locked out of cabin area
Replies: 2
Views: 1182
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Re: Got locked out of cabin area

Hmm I missed this. How did you follow R13? Into the elevator?? That should be impossible...
by GreatBird
Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:45 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Pledge method (PayPal now available!)
Replies: 18
Views: 8393
Flag: Canada

Re: Pledge method (PayPal now available!)

If your rewards include t-shirts, choose the designs and sizes. The reward images on the campaign page show the designs for "Seeker Prophecy" , "Zenlil Backer" and "Tower Backer".
by GreatBird
Sun Apr 24, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Previous PayPal backer
Replies: 2
Views: 4967
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Re: Previous PayPal backer

Stargatefreak: Correct! You are a super backer and will receive all of the rewards. Don't worry all of you will start receiving updates and additional confirmations ! :-)
by GreatBird
Sun Apr 24, 2016 2:02 am
Forum: Consortium: The Tower
Topic: Fig campaign add-ons
Replies: 8
Views: 2245
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Re: Fig campaign add-ons

I think something that would be cool (and doable as far as I know) is a quasi-"lobby" where Seekers can sit down and have a nice chat about all the stuff they went through and/or give eachother advice and stuff. Would bring the communiity closer together and give people another reason to boot up th...
by GreatBird
Sun Apr 24, 2016 1:30 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Pledge method (PayPal now available!)
Replies: 18
Views: 8393
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Re: Pledge method (PayPal now available!)

The U.S $ to CDN $ exchange rate changed quite a bit from Jan to now. If you ARE a super backer then you get the exchange difference from your original pledge so we just refund you the amount owed if you pledge via PayPal... :-)
by GreatBird
Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: Consortium: The Tower
Topic: Fig campaign add-ons
Replies: 8
Views: 2245
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Fig campaign add-ons

Hey folks,

This thread is to tell us of any rewards you would very much like to be made into add-ons. We removed a few that we had during the KS campaign...are there any you would like to see brought back?

Let us know!
by GreatBird
Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Pledge method (PayPal now available!)
Replies: 18
Views: 8393
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Re: Pledge method (PayPal now available!)

Yes! If you're entitled to be super backer, simply put your KS email address into the extra field when pledging, and mention "super backer"
by GreatBird
Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Pledge method (PayPal now available!)
Replies: 18
Views: 8393
Flag: Canada

Re: Pledge method (PayPal now available!)

Hmmm - it works for me: are you blocking pop-ups, perchance?
by GreatBird
Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Pledge method (PayPal now available!)
Replies: 18
Views: 8393
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Re: Pledge method

PayPal now online! http://thetowergame.com/
by GreatBird
Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Pledge method (PayPal now available!)
Replies: 18
Views: 8393
Flag: Canada

Re: Pledge method

Yes! PayPal is coming...apologies for the delay. Will post here when it's up....
by GreatBird
Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: Consortium: The Tower
Topic: How did you hear about CONSORTIUM: The Tower?
Replies: 24
Views: 5522
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Re: How did you hear about CONSORTIUM: The Tower?

VERY cool to see you here, Spencer (sechastain), after all this time!!
by GreatBird
Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: Consortium: The Tower
Topic: Expanded Simulation stretch goal...
Replies: 9
Views: 3162
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Re: Expanded Simulation stretch goal...

Mighty fine points, Historian. By "simulation", we basically mean anything that makes the world and everything in it more believable and alive. We'll go as far as we can in this aspect with the base funding but the larger our budget, the deeper we'll be able to go. It all comes down to additional fe...
by GreatBird
Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Consortium: The Tower
Topic: Expanded Simulation stretch goal...
Replies: 9
Views: 3162
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Re: Expanded Simulation stretch goal...

++ What Thriesteve said! The key takeaway for what we definitely want to achieve with The Tower is: while there may be certain key scenes that everyone will have to experience, the theme and specific story content of many of those key scenes may differ quite a bit due to past player decisions and ev...
by GreatBird
Sun Apr 17, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: CONSORTIUM
Topic: Bathroom Morse Code
Replies: 33
Views: 6197
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Re: Bathroom Morse Code

There MUST be some others that are intrigued about what the message that is buried here is... :D
by GreatBird
Fri Apr 15, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Twitch streaming ended
Replies: 6
Views: 4453
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Re: Twitch streaming ended

Yep I noticed that, not sure why - might be how I stopped broadcasting, not really sure of the "correct" way to do that.
by GreatBird
Fri Apr 15, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Twitch streaming ended
Replies: 6
Views: 4453
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Re: Twitch streaming ended

Ford: It's uploading to the YouTube archive now...
by GreatBird
Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Consortium: The Tower
Topic: Expanded Simulation stretch goal...
Replies: 9
Views: 3162
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Re: Expanded Simulation stretch goal...

Brilliant post, Historian. You assume a lot, though. ;-) I quite agree, removing the player triggered events is an interesting idea. Another example in those you listed is having to chat with the Queen to trigger either the Wade incident (if it hasn't been triggered yet) and/or Pawn 64 begging to ta...
by GreatBird
Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: Consortium: The Tower
Topic: Expanded Simulation stretch goal...
Replies: 9
Views: 3162
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Expanded Simulation stretch goal...

This thread is for open ended discussion about our stretch goal which we have yet to reveal - EXPANDED SIMULATION.

Based on just the name, what do you hope/expect it will be? Share your thoughts, opinions and ideas below!
by GreatBird
Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: SUPPORT
Topic: Game Breaking Bug: Not picking up BUS before Kiril only leads to failure
Replies: 2
Views: 1294
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Re: Game Breaking Bug: Not picking up BUS before Kiril only leads to failure

These issues will be fixed in the next version for sure (v1.26)
by GreatBird
Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:54 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Fig crowdfunding hype!
Replies: 39
Views: 11135
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Re: Fig crowdfunding hype!

THANK-YOU TO EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU WHO HAS MADE THIS POSSIBLE. We are going to make this game.
by GreatBird
Mon Apr 11, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Possible Chatroom?
Replies: 3
Views: 5207
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Re: Possible Chatroom?

I'd love to work a chat room into this forum. We'll investigate that for sure...
by GreatBird
Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Fig Pledges and Kickstarter Pledges
Replies: 28
Views: 8677
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Re: Fig Pledges and Kickstarter Pledges

The physical Backer Special Edition is also available as an add-on, you can add it when confirming your base pledge. :-)
by GreatBird
Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Fig Pledges and Kickstarter Pledges
Replies: 28
Views: 8677
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Re: Fig Pledges and Kickstarter Pledges

Yep, Ford, that's our back-up plan in motion.
by GreatBird
Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Fig Pledges and Kickstarter Pledges
Replies: 28
Views: 8677
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Re: Fig Pledges and Kickstarter Pledges

Fixed that typo, thx Ford. Glad you're all sorted now. The details on that reward are sketchy at this point, because it's very design will be derived from backers collaborating and discussing ideas! We will literally make a special section of this forum that's only accessible to the folks who have t...
by GreatBird
Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Fig Pledges and Kickstarter Pledges
Replies: 28
Views: 8677
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Re: Fig Pledges and Kickstarter Pledges

Ford: You get to have all of the rewards of your original tier in addition to whatever new stuff is in the Fig tier....

You will see when you redeem the link I just sent you...
by GreatBird
Wed Apr 06, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Fig crowdfunding hype!
Replies: 39
Views: 11135
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Re: Fig crowdfunding hype!

Ford: what is your email address? is it @hotmail, perchance? If so, private message me your email and I'll send you your custom link.
by GreatBird
Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Fig Pledges and Kickstarter Pledges
Replies: 28
Views: 8677
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Re: Fig Pledges and Kickstarter Pledges

fanatictentacle: Your superbacker reward includes everything you pledged for on KS, regardless of the new tiers. So no, you don't need to pledge anymore to get what you previously pledged to get.
by GreatBird
Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Fig crowdfunding hype!
Replies: 39
Views: 11135
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Re: Fig crowdfunding hype!

Ford: when did you fill out the form?
by GreatBird
Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:54 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: All things Consortium
Replies: 6
Views: 4287
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Re: All things Consortium

Yeah that wiki sprang up from our initial burst of public content in 2010. The content slowed after the first couple months, though, and the wiki has been sporadically updated since then. It would truly be awesome if it eventually turned into a comprehensive online lore encyclopedia of sorts (for st...
by GreatBird
Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:49 am
Forum: CONSORTIUM
Topic: There's five instances of HUD text...
Replies: 8
Views: 2259
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Re: There's five instances of HUD text...

Ford, do you want a spoiler on where to find the genesis one?
► Show Spoiler
by GreatBird
Wed Mar 30, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Consortium: The Tower
Topic: Continuity with Game One
Replies: 9
Views: 3412
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Re: Continuity with Game One

Ford, yep. We're still working on exactly how to have the pawns involved in the unfolding story of The Tower, but we very much want to allow C1 players to continue ALL relationships started in the first game...
by GreatBird
Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: What games you've been playing?
Replies: 57
Views: 18958
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Re: What games you've been playing?

I completed a full playthrough of X-com 1, loved it, but---for some reason I haven't yet felt the urge to play the sequel. Not entirely sure why... re Witcher 3: Some impressive stats, Ford. :-) Yeah, I just love the pacing and variety in the game, it's really staggering. The world-building is also ...
by GreatBird
Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: Consortium: The Tower
Topic: Continuity with Game One
Replies: 9
Views: 3412
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Re: Continuity with Game One

We love our cast, and our cast loves us and their characters. Barring unforeseen circumstances, you can rest assured that the original cast will be back for The Tower and hopefully beyond!
by GreatBird
Mon Mar 28, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: What games you've been playing?
Replies: 57
Views: 18958
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Re: What games you've been playing?

When I actually have time to play games, I'm still making my way through The Witcher 3. Phenomenal game, across almost all categories. It is my personal 2015 Game of The Year but I'll probably still be making my way through it by the end of 2016, heh. For some reason, for this game, I'm feeling the ...
by GreatBird
Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Forum Suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 4678
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Re: Forum Suggestions

Cool suggestions mattig89ch - we are totally open to expanding the board with more topics like those, if enough folks concur....
by GreatBird
Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Fig crowdfunding hype!
Replies: 39
Views: 11135
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Re: Fig crowdfunding hype!

I'm just wondering if I have to back IMMEDIATELY to get the super backer, or if I can and not need all those funds in my bank account immediately, due to same thing as Kickstarter. Due to some purchases (primarily a few game things and some commissioned Artwork of an OC) the money that was going to...
by GreatBird
Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Forum Suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 4678
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Re: Forum Suggestions

Our next Steam update will include a link to the forum. I suppose we should also make a sticky post on the Steam Consortium forum with a link here, as well. Any suggestions on ways to propagate this more out there would be appreciated!
by GreatBird
Sun Mar 13, 2016 1:01 am
Forum: CONSORTIUM
Topic: Playing without the B.U.S.
Replies: 6
Views: 1720
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Re: Playing without the B.U.S.

Yeah...sounds like there's a couple things to fix there. Fixing the broken dialog, and making the bus be in the cabin at that point in the game if the player never grabbed it at the beginning. Will do...
by GreatBird
Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Kickstarter Page Query
Replies: 5
Views: 4434
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Re: Kickstarter Page Query

Heh. My birthday is on the 23rd, in fact. :-)
by GreatBird
Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Kickstarter Page Query
Replies: 5
Views: 4434
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Re: Kickstarter Page Query

Ah - well we can't edit that page now and should have changed that before the KS campaign ended. Everyone who backed us on KS at the Consortium Initiate level and higher is eligable to become a Super Backer when we launch on Fig on March 22nd.
by GreatBird
Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: CONSORTIUM
Topic: Story Concepts
Replies: 4
Views: 1429
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Re: Story Concepts

Well, yes, Rook 25 challenges Knight 15 throughout the entire game. The things she says to the Knight would all be considered complete insubordination in a military org, but she's allowed to challenge the Knight in whatever way she sees fit. Technically, Consortium officers ARE supposed to follow or...
by GreatBird
Fri Mar 04, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: iDGi-1 Meta Fiction (The Alternate Reality Game)
Topic: ARG V2 Dialer Collaboration!
Replies: 63
Views: 11376
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Re: ARG V2 Dialer Collaboration!

Spoilers! Ford, that should really be under a spoiler tag! (the triangle icon with exclamation mark). I fixed that for you - for everyone else, please be aware there is a spoiler feature and to consider using when it when appropriate. :-)
by GreatBird
Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Wikis
Replies: 15
Views: 6327
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Re: Wikis

Ford: To dive into the latest ARG content (launched just before the 2015 holidays), go to http://idgi1.net/ and click "v2 console".
by GreatBird
Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: SUPPORT
Topic: Forum not remembering me (FIXED)
Replies: 2
Views: 1056
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Re: Forum not remembering me

Fixed! It was a simple cookie config issue we forgot to do in prepping the forum. :-)
by GreatBird
Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: CONSORTIUM
Topic: Story Concepts
Replies: 4
Views: 1429
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Re: Story Concepts

1) Zenlil: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enlil --- combined with Zen. :-) 2) To reflect the very unique organizational structure of the Consortium. The Consortium is not structured like a military with a strict chain of command. Instead, each officer has a specific role/speciality and they are expec...
by GreatBird
Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Hello there!
Replies: 31
Views: 8695
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Re: Hello there!

Hi! We want this place to be defined entirely by our fans and players. You have the honor making the first ever post. :-)