A POST-APOCALYPTIC CITY BUILDING
GAME BY SARAH NORTHWAY
29 August 2015, 5:00 pm
You’ll be able to get Rebuild 3 on your iPhones, iPads, Android phones and tablets this coming Thursday September 3rd. Even if I catch the PAX Pox this year, I’ll drag myself to my laptop and make sure this game gets released!
Yes I’m at PAX right now, for my 9th year in a row. We don’t have a booth this year, but I’m helping show my friend Tim’s game Antihero in the Minibooth. It’s a strategic multiplayer game where you fight for control of the crime underworld in quaint little Dickensian towns. I’m planning to do all my salesman patter in a Victorian accent. “Fancy a spot o’ larceny mate?”.
On Saturday I’ll be pitting my artistic skills against actual professionals including Mr Krahulik himself, in a cutthroat winner-takes all Virtual Reality Art-Off in Tiltbrush for the HTC Vive.
…actually they tell me it’ll be more of a fun demonstration of this neat 3-d painting tool. Anyway come watch me doodle at the nVidia booth at 2pm on Saturday!
Fantastic Contraption VR
And if you haven’t heard yet, Northway Games’ next game will be a bit of a departure. It’s Fantastic Contraption for the HTC Vive, a room-sized VR rig where you can walk around and build things with your own two hands. It’s truly spectacular future-tech and I’m incredibly lucky to be a part of it. I’ve got loads of other game ideas brewing, but VR is one wild ride I don’t want to miss. I’ve been waiting for this since I was 10 years old.
We’re showing Fantastic Contraption off at the HTC Vive PAX booth this weekend so come over to the Sheraton to try it out.
11 August 2015, 11:28 pm
Edit: The iOS test slots have been filled, but Android still has some available.
Edit: The delay has been further delayed due to unexpected delays in getting the new build approved. I’m aiming for September 3rd now but it’s best I stop promising things I don’t have control over!
Unfortunately a last-minute device incompatibility issue has forced me to delay the launch just a leeetle bit longer until
August 27 Edit: FURTHER NOTICE. I’m so so sorry everyone!
To make sure this doesn’t happen again in future updates or games, I’m expanding my mobile testing team. This means you can play the game right now if you volunteer. I’ve got 2000 slots (1000 iOS and 1000 Android), and all you have to do is promise you’ll report any major bugs you run across. So easy.
Right now I’m extremely keen to know how the game runs on older and less common phones and tablets, so if you have an old phone sitting in a drawer somewhere I would love if you could dust it off and see if Rebuild 3 will run on it.
iPhone and iPad testers
I’m looking for volunteers to join my iOS TestFlight team, especially if you have an older or rarer device like the iPhone 4, iPad 2 or one of the iPod touches, but it turns out I also need more newer ones like the iPhone 6 plus, so everyone is welcome. UPDATE: Testing is now closed and the game is released, thank you for your help!
Android players can still get the mobile beta instantly if you buy the full $15 PC/Mac game from northwaygames.com or if you backed the Kickstarter (visit humble.com to grab your copy).
I’ve also started a limited open beta test of Rebuild 3 via on Google Play. If you’re not sure whether it will run on your Android phone or tablet… well I want to know too! Just visit this link to sign up and play.
How to send feedback
Please send bug, crash or laggy gameplay reports via the config > feedback menu inside the game, unless the game won’t run at all on your phone or tablet in which case PLEASE email me and tell me what kind of device you’re using.
Thank you again SO MUCH to all the Rebuild 3 playtesters on every platform. I can’t stress this enough: I couldn’t have made this game without you!!