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KICKSTARTER & PATREON
When will I get my Kickstarter rewards?
Depending on which rewards you chose, the time of delivery of each reward is roughly in the description of the rewards. However, there is a pinned post on the Astride Kickstarter page about some time extensions for several rewards.
Do I have to be an active Patreon supporter to be able to test the game?
You will not have to be an active supporter to get access to your rewards. As long as you have subscribed for one month to a selected tier, you will keep all of the rewards even after you cancel your subscription. But canceling will however lock you out from the Patreon posts/updates.
I have two Steam game keys as a reward. Do both Steam keys have all the rewards and can I give one to my friend?
Both of the steam keys will get all of the rewards (bridle pendants, name tag, etc) and you are more than welcome to give away the key to a friend or as a giveaway if you’d like.
Is Patreon still going to be available after the launch of the early access?
Yes, the Patreon will still be running, but some of the rewards will be changed as the game keys will be available on Steam from that time.
If I purchase the game at early access, will I have to purchase it again when it releases fully?
The great thing about an early access release is that players will be able to buy the game when it is in an unfinished state and by doing so help further fund the development until full release. This means that once the game is fully fleshed out and ready for a full release, you won’t have to purchase the game again, as you already have it through early access.
What is the difference between early access and full release? And why will you be doing it?
Early access means that the game will be available to play before it is finished. This means there will most likely be bugs, lack of features, and other flaws that will be worked on whilst receiving feedback from the players. Our main reasons for using early access are these; working alongside the community and funding. Astride is Raidho Game's first project, and because of this, the company doesn't have funds from earlier releases. Releasing the game as an early access title can generate some funding that will help the team continue working and developing the game whilst taking feedback from the community. Receiving feedback while developing a game is also a crucial step we are taking to be able to create an even better game.
How often will you update early access?
While there will be a few hotfixes and smaller updates during the launch of early access, we are aiming to roll out more significant updates and features every month or every other month after the early access release.
Which horse breeds will be available in early access?
From the initial release of early access, only the Norwegian Warmblood horse will be available. But we will be rolling out new breeds with future updates. The next breed to release will be the Norwegian Fjord horse.
How can I make a change or help with the development of Astride?
While early access is out, we will have many ways for the community to gather feedback, report bugs, and come up with ideas and suggestions for further improving the game. Player feedback is incredibly important for us to keep Astride going in the right direction, and any feedback will be appreciated.