We get asked, and see the question “should I buy Boundless now?” a lot. If you see it asked in a forum, Twitter, Steam or anywhere else, here is our answer today:
Boundless is an early access game, and in many way it’s more early access than many players will be used to. We launched Boundless as a crowdfunding prototype, with every intention to build the game with the players, for the players. That is still our intention, but as the game is now fully funded we want to make sure whenever you decide to join the Boundless universe you have a great time.
Different types of players will get a kick out of the game at different parts of the process. In that spirit: “should I buy the game?”. Here’s our recommendation in fun text adventure form:
"Are you a human being?"
Y: Continue, homosapien…
N: Boundless is not for dogs. We’ve told you before, dogs. This is not for you. Stop posting here.
"So you’re a human and you like the look of Boundless?"
Y: Okay, we like you too. Continue…
N: Do not buy Boundless yet, please come back for 1.0!
"Do you like to play games in Early Access?"
Y: You have a hardened shell, resistant to bugs. Continue…
N: You clipped through a wall and died. Do not buy Boundless yet, please come back for 1.0!
"Do you like to play early access games that don’t have a full suite of features and are unfinished or buggy?"
Y: You’re our kind of (crazy) player, please continue…
N: You clipped through a wall and cried. Do not buy Boundless yet, please come back for 1.0!
"Do you want to join in with the development of Boundless, through feedback surveys and community involvement?"
Y: You are so helpful! Please continue…
N: You clipped through a wall and didn’t tell us. So close! But really the best reason to play Boundless right now is to get involved with the development and awesome, creative community. We recommend waiting a few months, or buying Boundless at 1.0!
"Do you like bacon?"
Y: You are our kind of player! Please buy the game today!
N: You are an abomination. Do not buy Boundless yet, please come back for 1.0!
We hope that helps with your purchasing decision. Our ambition for 1.0 is that Boundless is a game for everyone, but until then we believe only the bravest/craziest/helpfulest should apply. We’d rather play with you at 1.0 happy, than have you now and sad.
Hope to see you in the universe of Boundless (at some point!)