Monday, November 2, 2015

Kefir Studio: One Life Developer interview.

I was recently able to ask the developers of One Life, Kefir Studio, a few questions about their upcoming game.
For those of you who don't know what One Life is a multiplayer shooter where if the player dies once they are locked out of the game permanently. It's a rather novel, if controversial concept to say the least.
I meant to put this out yesterday, but I was in a bit of a rush all day and forgot to publish this.

Question #1)
Once the player has died, can they then uninstall the game and then reinstall it to start playing again?

Answer #1) No, they can’t. Their progress will be tied to their Steam account.

Question #2)
Since Steam has recently implemented a refund policy, would it then be possible to refund the game and buy it again, and keep playing, even if the answer to the first question is no?

Question #3)
As mentioned above, Steam has recently implemented a refund policy. Do you expect a lot of returns from unhappy customers?

Answers #2-3) As for your question on Steam refunds, right now we are waiting for the project to pass the Greenlight stage. After that, we are going to talk to Valve on the game and getting it on Steam.

Question #4) What kind of character customization are you planning to implement?

Answer #4) The player will be able to select character’s gender, change facial features,and stand out from the others with different equipment.

Question #5) Are you planning any microtransactions in the game?

Answer #5) Right now we are not considering this monetization model.

Question #6) Are you planning any kind of DLC for the game?

Answer #6) The release version of the game is not ready yet, so it’s pretty early to plan any DLC.

Question #7) Are you planning on any way for dead players to be allowed to keep playing the game?

Answer #7) When we talked to our fans, we heard a lot of interesting advice and unexpected suggestions. We will definitely consider all possible variants. However, we aren’t going to change the main concept.