Based on feedback and to hopefully reduce confusion around public build content vs private build content, I’m adjusting the labeling of public/private builds and introducing the concept of ‘Chapters.’
The game has always been organized around logical chunks of content, primarily experienced through a linear story. For instance the Dragon Queen TF system and the Dragon Temple dungeon interact with each other heavily and are introduced as part of the same story.
Going forward, we’re going to adapt a book analogy, with most new content being part of a specific chapter. These chapters will each advance the ongoing story of The Underworld. So far, there are three chapters that have been released (a breakdown is now posted here).
The public build includes the first three chapters of the game — this corresponds nicely to Nixie’s story arc and lets players experience a logical beginning, middle, and end of a story. To make it clear what content is included, the public build is now tentatively subtitled ‘Nixie’s Story’ on the download page.
Additional story chapters are planned covering other the stories of other denizens of The Underworld. These chapters will be available to private build backers only. To differentiate this content, the private build is being tentatively subtitled ‘The Underworld Anthology.’ The upcoming fourth chapter, Cowgirl Farm, will only be available as part of the private build. Except for the first three chapters, all other chapter-specific transformations, dungeons, and monsters will only be available in the private build.
System & Misc Content
Some features, transformations, or enemies may be added (ie, the weight TF system), that affect the entire game or just don’t belong in any specific chapter. These will always be introduced in the private build first, and on a case-by-case basis may make it into the public build later on.
In this case, the weight TF system is planned for a public release.