Why Early Access?
Early access gives players the chance to get a feel for the game, and simultaneously fund production to speed it up. It also makes production easier, we get feedback on how to make the game better, and we can deliver a better game!
Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?
Simply put, will remain in Early Access development until we gather enough feedback from the Community. The game will be in early access as long as we feel the game is incomplete and still needs work. We need to see how people play our game and what do they want us to focus on.
That doesn’t mean we’ll stay in early access forever, by no means! We want to get out of it as fast as the fans do, we will try to expedite the process through constant updates and patches. The early access period will not last longer than 2 years.
How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?
The full version will be not only be longer but include more weapons, player options, actions, warfare, equipment, loot, craftables, and maps. There will be more terrain and armor options, as well as a more in-depth character customization function. The graphics will have been polished, gameplay mechanics more polished, overhaul of stunning natural disasters, modding support will be fully added, and overall be a more complete game than it is now. It will also portray the full price of the game rather than the reduced price at early access.
What is the current state of the Early Access version?
The current state of the early access is well, early. You can craft shelters, set traps, experience the combat system, and experience how the game plays. It is a work in progress and therefore contains a variety of bugs. We strongly advise you NOT to buy and play the game at this stage unless you clearly understand what Early Access means and are interested in participating in the ongoing development cycle.
Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?
Yes, as we get closer to Alpha release, the price will steadily increase. Through Early Access you can get the full game at the cheapest price. Simply put, the earlier you buy the game, the cheaper you get it at retail price.
How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?
We, at Hella Games Entertainment, put a huge emphasis on player feedback during development. We believe in a proactive open development relationship between our fans and the team. With our forums, we’ll have members of the team directly interact with the fans, listen to comments/opinions/feedback. Through this, we can make a better game. This game is for the fans, of course, so such involvement is necessary.
Where can I purchase this game?
You can purchase the game on our website here: http://thefinalstandgame.com/pre-order/
System Requirements? (This will change as development continues)
What can I do in TFS?
You can do a variety of things in TFS you will not be able to do in any other survival game. Players will be able to personalize their characters’ appearances to their liking. Aspects such as height, build, hairstyles, hair color, and facial features will be customizable to the player’s desire.
Players will also develop their characters’ combat and survival skills by customizing their abilities as they gain experience on the battlefield. Players will be able to improve on other skills and unlock new capabilities by experiencing battle, training in the village, and winning matches.
Players can brave temperate woodlands or the icy bane of winter depending on the wilderness they contend in. The weather and situational circumstances in The Final Stand are utterly unpredictable, and combatants can use the environmental changes to tilt the odds in their favor. Day will turn to night, rain may fall from heavy butts, violent natural disasters can form, and even meteors can rocket downward from the skies and strike the earth.
Participants in The Final Stand will also have to contend with the wildlife inhabiting the fighting grounds. Deer and rabbits may give away a combatant’s position, while bears stalk ominously through the wilderness, not to be trifled with.
Random supply drops can spell either blessings or disaster for combatants. Players in dire need of aid may find the drop crates supremely rewarding…but will securing the contents be worth risking one’s life? It all comes down to who’s more desperate to survive.
Players will be able to tailor and hone their characters’ abilities to best suit their personal preferences. Survival skills like crafting, climbing, sliding, hunting, fishing, and even trapping can be implemented in an attempt to gain an advantage on the battlefield. A player becomes more proficient with certain weaponry (such as axes, hammers, or bows and arrows) the more they use the weapon. Players can learn to strike faster with weapons to gain an edge over opponents. In the heat of battle, the smallest instant can mean life or death.
Natural resources in the environment, such as wood and stone, can be utilized to craft makeshift weapons, equipment. Traps can be built to snare and kill enemies. Campfires can be used to cook food to prevent food poisoning. If a player can gather the required materials, even a glider can be constructed to swiftly travel across long distances. Only one will remain standing. Will you be the victor?
Resources for players with unanswered questions (ie. forums, contact forms, etc.)
If your questions haven’t been answered here, please check out our about pages, and our forums, where you can definitely find more information. www.thefinalstandgame.com/forums