As many of you already know, initially we planned for an earlier full release of Big Ambitions, but later decided to postpone to make room for more content.
Looking back, it was definitely the right decision. The content and improvements we have added recently are continuing to increase playtime and replayability.
It’s slowly becoming clear that we’re building a monster of a game with almost endless opportunities. We still have so many dreams of what we want to add, and that will probably be the same for many years to come.
The only issue is that we’re an indie studio, in the traditional way. That means we got no investors, no “free money”, we are completely independent, paying our own salaries, but also making our own choices, in full control. We don’t want to change that.
Therefore, we’re now considering switching direction. Instead of targeting a full release of the game, we want to release it into Steam Early Access, preferably in February 2023. We think this is a great match for our situation. We’ll (hopefully) get a big financial boost from the early access release, allowing us to securely continue development and maybe even expand our team.
To be clear what “Steam early access” means we want to highlight a few points:
- You’ll receive keys for both DLCs together with the early access release.
- Early access will be similar to the beta you have access to now. We’ll just start selling it on Steam.
However, as always we want to stay transparent to all of you who pre-ordered. Does this align with your expectations? Do you think it’s a good idea, or are we missing something?
Thank you in advance, we’re really looking forward to your feedback on this!