We love Awesomenauts. As it turns out, so do you guys, with over half a million games already been played.
To address the future of the game, Romino Games sent us a message made just for the community, touting the game’s success despite publisher dtp Entertainment going bankrupt, as well as the future of DLC characters and balance changes.
They didn’t give any specifics, simply teasing the new character with our splash image.
Here’s their full statement:
First off, Awesomenauts is out! You might’ve already noticed that, but we’re just so happy that it actually happened despite the last-minute scares. After dtp Entertainment (our publisher) filed for insolvency in the week leading up to release, we were incredibly scared that the game wouldn’t come out. Fortunately, dtp is on its way to overcome the obstacles and will continue to do business, and they really wanted to launch the game as well. We quickly came to an agreement that made sure the game could come out and ensured we would still be able to support the game for a long time.
On that note, we’re now working very hard to ready the first patch. Our forums have exploded with new users all discussing the balance, and you can rest assured that we’re listening to your feedback. So far the consensus appears that the game is already fairly well balanced, which is great. But of course a game like this is never perfect so we’re looking into balance chances right now. We’d like to thank the community for all the help and feedback we’ve received so far! Everybody’s been really nice and supportive towards us and towards newer players. We’re expecting to post our first patch notes sometime next week.
Overall we’re very glad to report the launch went pretty smoothly. Combining stats from both Playstation®Network and Xbox Live Arcade, over half a million games have been played over the weekend! Unfortunately, we have also heard that a small number of users have users have reported repeated connection errors. It appears these issues are the result of players joining a game with the NAT-settings on their router set to either “Strict” or “Moderate”, in addition to our game being quite strict in its ping requirements. We’re looking into what we can do to resolve both these issues, but resetting your console as well as your router seems to resolve most issues until we can get a patch out.
Finally, as you might have heard, we are also working hard on preparing the first batch of extra heroes for release. As a gift for all the support we are getting we have decided to show everyone a glimpse of our first female Awesomenaut!
– Yay, Awesomenauts is out!
– More than half a million games played in one week!
– Support and DLC is still coming!
– First patch underway, lots of fixes, new character!
– Join our forums to discuss balance and battle stories!