Chainmonsters Steam Early Access FAQ
Oct 7 · 3 min read

Early Access FAQ

Why Early Access?

“Prior to Early Access we have been running a private Beta with selected community members in order to verify that our game and ideas were appealing to a specific audience. Now we would like to give access to a broader mass of players and enthusiasts who would like to actively interact with our team and shape the way the game is being developed. Being able to communicate design decisions early one and to receive feedback on every single step ahead has been very fruitful in the past.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We expect the game to be in Early Access for about one year to have its full launch in 2020.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version will receive continuous updates until launch when the base game world is fully developed.

The Early Access version includes:
- 36/151 unique Chainmonsters
- A continuously expanding open world experience
- World Events including public raids
- PvP modes including Pre-Season Ranked Play”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is currently available as a playable Alpha version and has been in development for 2 years.

One of our key elements is that from a game mechanic POV, almost all mechanics are already available and only the game content like story, quests and more Chainmons are missing. This helps us evolve, tweak and define the game in all different ways and listen to the community for feedback.

During previous development we did set our focus on building our multiplayer infrastructure to allow this massive open world to be experienced together, so right from the start of Early Access you can already gather your friends on Steam and mobile to explore the world together.
Choose your starter, catch 36 (out of 151) unique Chainmons and battle your way through the first 4 areas of the game. Then compete in our first Ranked Offseason and challenge your friends and foes to become the current world champion.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“During Early Access players can get involved by purchasing the “Founder’s Pack” which grants them access to the game, exclusive items and boosts. All content and progress will seamlessly transition to the full release. Being a “Founder” also grants access to the mobile versions of the game!

After release the game will be available as a Free to Play title.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We do have a wide range of community tools available.
- Weekly development updates on our Youtube channel
- Regular community voting for new features and adjustments
- Enabling modding capabilities right from the start
- Community powered support for more languages!”

I played during the public testing phase, will my game progress be saved?

“If you have previously participated in a public game test then your full progress has been saved and will be available once you log into the game again.”

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