Kickstarter love, PAX, and Beta!
April 10th, 2017
What an intense few months we have had. We have been hopping around state to state, meeting amazing people and playing amazing games. Here’s a quick update on what we’ve been up to!
SmuggleCraft is KICKSTARTED! THANK YOU!
First things first, we are deeply humbled that the SmuggleCraft Kickstarter Campaign Reached its goal and is successfully funded! It’s because of you, our incredible community, that we are now able to bring SmuggleCraft to its fullest potential. 2 years ago, Happy Badger Studio had a dream of bringing a fresh experience to the racing genre, and without YOU, that dream would not have seen the light of day. We are so excited to get the game into your hands.
We are so grateful to have such an amazing and supportive community. Thank you so much for all of your love and support. Truly. Thank you.
PAX East Adventures:
TJ, Ben, and Richard traveled to Boston in early March to PAX East to show some SmuggleCraft! With our previous PAX being a PAX Rising Booth, this was our first PAX where the space was completely ours to work with!
With SmuggleCraft now in Closed Beta, we are learning a lot about what needs improvement and what needs to be added!
The Beta’s main purpose is the online multiplayer, which has been going great! We ran into a few server issues here and there, but thanks to our awesome team, Smugglers were back online and racing in no time. We’re still working on getting sounds and particle effects pinned down. If you’ve played the beta, you may have noticed you are hearing every single sound that’s happening, including the sounds other players are making even if they aren’t in sight. Don’t worry! We are close to locking it down. Particle effects are undergoing some maintenence, so look forward to seeing beautiful particles while racing online soon.
The game’s narrative has been fully fleshed out and is currently being added into the game. We have an awesome artist working on something special for the single player campaign, so be ready to be immersed in some awesome Dirahlian story arcs.