Why Early Access?
“We're getting close to a point where the core mechanics - exploring, looting, fighting, building, and upgrading - are fleshed out and ready to be experienced in an early state. We've got a lot more planned in terms of content updates, including a rich non-linear narrative element, that is coming down the pipeline in the following months in Early Access.
The team at NVYVE Studios is extremely passionate about making P.A.M.E.L.A. the best game it can be. We've spent the better part of the last 2 years building what we have so far, and have shown the game at several shows since debuting at GDC 2015; it's been a wild ride.
If you like what you've seen from us so far - great! Everything you see in our gameplay trailer is real and playable. We invite you to to explore Eden for yourself, and will do our best to take on the valuable feedback you can provide to make the game that much better for everyone.”
Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?
“We're planning for an early access period of between 6-9 months.”
How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?
“The full version of P.A.M.E.L.A. will include several new areas, weapons, items, enemies, and most notably, a fleshed out, non-linear narrative for the player to uncover as they survive. The city of Eden will be home to a large amount of lore that will be presented by collectible logs from the citizens, as well as the AI PAMELA's dialogue with the player.”
What is the current state of the Early Access version?
“The current version contains all of the core elements that make up the P.A.M.E.L.A. experience: you will loot items and weapons to survive, construct safe havens, upgrade your character and equipment, defend yourself against hostile citizens, and explore a huge, open sci-fi city.
P.A.M.E.L.A. features a rich combat system, complete with dodging, blocking, and melee and ranged weapons which can be upgraded to unlock special effects. We've put a great deal of work into making sure these core elements feel polished and fun, and they're all in the game today!”
Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?
“We will be offering P.A.M.EL.A. at a reduced price during early access, with the price increasing upon full launch to reflect the additional content.”
How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?
“We'll be keeping our eyes and ears open across all of our channels as well as the Steam forums to make sure our development plans line up with our players' experiences. Whether this means addressing a previously unknown bug, or tweaking some spawn numbers, we'll be doing our best to stay in pace with polishing the game along with adding new content.
As far as new content goes, we're planning on posting a public roadmap which will be linked on this page. This way, the community will have an open look into what's coming next, and (roughly) when they can expect it.”