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Koi-Wish
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Welcome to Steam!

Post by Koi-Wish » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:09 am

Underlight has had many milestones over the years. From Lyra’s Beta game, to launching on MPlayer. Then in 2001 Lyra went back to a standalone service and away from the MPlayer world. On Dec. 31st 2006, Lyra said goodbye and a bunch of us stood in thresh for the last time as Lord Xenus appeared and then Tzayak screamed out as the servers went offline. Then Shades of Truth released the following year, the City rebuilt with new beliefs, all new player characters and storylines unrelated to the original UL. Sometime in 2012, SoT went away and Echoes of Chaos continued where they left off. Then came Koiware and the releasing of the Clash of Dreams. The original Lyra players were made available to their original players, and the SoT players were also able to be merged into Koiware’s new server allowing for a clashing of citizens, beliefs and even darkmares. Over these past five years, we have had a wonderful Development team creating new arts, adding new content, new levels, more GM tools and keeping a 20-year-old game fresh with added new content. The Dev team, OpenUL project along with many GMs over the years have kept the fire burning.
And now we are prepared for our next adventure. This year, Koiware, which previously was just a name we used for our team, became a legitimate limited liability company. This was a step we needed to perform in order to take the follow-up bigger step. Add our game to the library available on Steam! On December 14th at 3pm DST, UL will be a Free To Play game on the worlds largest gaming platform with millions upon millions of users. This will expose Underlight to many gamers whom, when they do searches for an RPG, will be able to find our little diamond in the rough. I don’t expect tens of thousands of players to suddenly start showing up in our thresholds. I do, however, expect a couple of thousand to wander in over the course of months. Many of them, due to the niche game that we are, will wander back out. But if we are able to keep just 5% of a couple of thousand players because this fits their gaming needs, then ladies and gentleman we will have a thriving City full of role-player’s.
More then ever, we will need the new true elders of Underlight, you, available and active within the City to introduce these young newly awakened to the place we all call home.
We will be having a fireside chat to discuss expectations (date to be determined), rewards for players whom are willing and able to help the new players and also a celebration of this next milestone for Underlight.
Thank you for dreaming, here’s to seeing the City get a bit more crowded.
😊

Brian Clementoni
~Dreamer~

On a side note: There were definite costs to forming the LLC and for being a part of Steam, not to mention countless man hours getting from the beginning until this point. If you would like to support us financially or as a way of saying “Thank you” please head on over to our donation page.
Koi-Wish
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Re: Welcome to Steam!

Post by Koi-Wish » Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:40 pm

A Fireside Chat will be held on 12/12/18 at 7DST

We will be doing it a bit different and holding it in Discord -

There is a fireside channel in the official discord. See the link above.
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