We’d like to wish you all a Happy New Year! Let 2022 bring you plenty of warmth, bright moments, and happy memories. 2021 was an amazing year for us, full of surprises, events, and unwavering support from our community. To our Kickstarter supporters specifically, thank you for believing in us from the start, spreading the word, and giving us a chance to fulfill our dream. We quickly smashed the initial goal and ended up 1,115% funded!
It was a wild ride, hitting stretch goal after stretch goal, with many happy tears shed.
Following the Kickstarter, we were able to achieve another enormous milestone: a playable Alpha. Since then, we’ve released 6 major Alpha updates, each containing new game mechanics, overhauls, and polish.
Your feedback has helped us improve Roots of Pacha and shape the game to become the best possible experience for players. As we continue to work on the game, please keep it up! We’re paying attention to everything you have to say.
At the end of 2021, we spent time scheduling things for next year and evaluating the team’s progress. Here are our plans for 2022:
Our next update will be Beta
Those who pledged at the Beta level will get access to the game on April 8, 2022! This will be a huge milestone for us and we can’t wait for more players to try out the early version of the game. This date gives us an extra month in our development cycle so that we can polish this juicy update.
As ideas shape our world, they continue to do so in Roots of Pacha. New Ideas like Hammering, Trading, and Irrigation will find their way into the Beta.
Make your decorative mark on the village and place items where you’d like. Players will no longer be limited to placing items in the fields.
Dating and Marriage
Eyeing that special someone? We will add 4 datable characters with which you can eventually form a union. Each character will have their own series of cutscenes, so you can get to know them a little better. Their dialogues will be expanded following the Beta, but we can't wait for you to learn more about our first 4 datables.
Our mini-map reflects the village you create (including your crops), so it felt only natural to have it reflect the season as well.
We’ve been working on adding a new layer of polish to the game with new UI and updated character portraits.
We’ll expand on these and other updates in the future as we continue to do our monthly devlogs. So stay tuned for more. 🔥
If you still haven’t joined our Discord, be sure to do so. We have alpha/beta key giveaways, mini-games, and much more to discover!
After taking a hard look at what we wanted in our 1.0 release, and considering the increased scope that came with Kickstarter, we realized we need more time than our initial projection of Q2 of 2022. Our current plan is to release in late 2022.
This was not a decision we made lightly, as we strived to find the right balance of getting the game into your hands as soon as possible and how much content can be made to create a complete experience.
We take pride in our game, story, and community. Even if we too wished we could release sooner, we feel that given a little extra time, we can offer a more polished and meaningful experience - one that is worthy of you, who make this all possible.
We believe the future of this game is brighter than ever. The community centered around a game about kindness and cooperation has only grown. The team has only gotten stronger, and the dream of two brothers has become so much more.
-The Soda Den Team