Announcing: Auditorium Duet!

We’ve been dropping hints like breadcrumbs for weeks, and it’s time to let these doves loose: Its an Auditorium smörgåsbord, and everyone gets seconds. One-two punch activate!


SUCKER PUNCH!

Auditorium is now on Steam!

Our first game, the one that started our whole crazy game-making careers, is finally available as a PC/Mac downloadable title!

Auditorium Standalone GraphicAs we’ve mentioned in previous emails, prior purchasers will have the option of receiving a free Steam Key to unlock the game through the Steam system, downloading the game from the Cipher Prime Store, or continue playing it through the web interface on the Auditorium Game page. Like with Fractal, we’re still working out details with Steam, but barring catastrophes we expect you guys to be able to get your hands on some CD-Keys in the next week or so. We’re also going to be changing up our sites in the coming months, so keep posted for news!

Important Update!Steam keys are now available for all previous owners of Auditorium: The Online Experience! Just follow these instructions to redeem:

  1. Log into your account at the Cipher Prime Store.
  2. If you haven’t already, Activate Your Copy of Auditorium.
  3. In the product list, under Auditorium: The Online Experience, click Generate Serial.
  4. Launch Steam and log into your Steam account.
  5. Click the Games Menu.
  6. Choose Activate a Product on Steam…
  7. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the process.
If you don’t have a CP Store account, please log in with your username at www.playauditorium.com; you’ll be given instructions on how to create a CP Store account.

Now the big one.


CROSS-COUNTER!

We’ve launched a Kickstarter for Auditorium 2: Duet!

The official Kickstarter page is live, so go on and check it out! For those of you unfamiliar with Kickstarter, it’s a fundraising website where creators can pitch their project ideas to the public and offer special rewards as a ‘thank you’ to backers who help fund the development of those ideas. Kickstarter has more thorough explanations over on their FAQ page, and some examples of other awesome projects as well.

Auditorium Duet will have its roots in Auditorium, but it’s going to be bigger, better, and — most importantly — it’s going to be multiplayer! The initial release is planned as a PC/Mac standalone, but we will be considering cross-platform support from the beginning; we’re just waiting to gauge interest and determine hardware requirements.

Please pledge what you can for the Kickstarter and we promise we will put our hearts into making this game! Without this funding, we won’t be able to afford making it, which will totally bum us out. Be sure to leave comments, and as always we are open to feedback! We’ll be posting frequent Kickstarter updates on our blog (not the mailing list), so check back frequently for the latest info. Thank you all for your support!

So how can you help out at this stage? Talk to us! Ask us questions! Email us, reach out to us on Twitter, post on our blog, just let us know what you think about Auditorium 2! And be sure to tell all your friends — we need all the help we can get!

13 replies
  1. KnThrak says:

    Hello! Sorry for dropping this in the comments, but when I returned to the website after these news I found myself unable to log on to playauditorium.com (message is “Please log in with your Cipher Prime account, but I already reset the password, the info I enter is correct), and trying to reach you via the form on the main website failed because the captcha is never accepted.

    What a I doing wrong? :S

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  2. dain
    dain says:

    @KnThrak

    Sorry, things are super hectic over here today :). The CAPTCHA should be working-ish now. Also, you can drop us a line directly at support [at] cipherprime.com, and we’ll get you set up in no time!

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  3. Ryan says:

    Definitely pitching in for Auditorium:Duet! So excited to see what you guys come up with. Also, would love to see you develop Pulse, and others for Android. I know it’s a size and money concern, I would totally back an android port on kickstarter as well and I just wanted to let y’all know there’s still lots of interest in your stuff coming over to Android.

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  4. Euphoria says:

    Great news!
    Finally we got Steam version of the game 🙂
    Thanks for still supporting this game. Steamcloud support for Auditorium savegames could be just awesome.

    And i am sure you will reach this 60k within few days 🙂

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  5. Zim the Fox says:

    Whoa, didn’t take long for the serials to appear on the store. Nice.

    Am incredibly excited to hear this news, Auditorium is a game I hold very dear, so give me more Auditorium! Am especially happy since Duet is a game I can play with my boyfriend.

    My best wishes guys, hope you are able to achieve your goal. Though with a tenth backed already and a month to go, you probably will!

    Here are a couple of questions: First, can we expect Auditorium HD’s levels in the PC version anytime soon? Second, I see that there was a limit for the 20 and 30 dollar donations (I swear I had not seen them earlier). Now, I doubt I may be able to raise 50 dollars (especially since I spent some money on bad games >.<), but does that mean that the 50$ backers don't get the game or the dev access notes?

    As a matter of fact, why are there two 20 and 30 dollar levels?

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  6. andrei
    andrei says:

    Just wanted to thank everyone for leaving their support here! We’ve seen a great initial response from the first day of the Kickstarter, but we’ve still got a ways to go. We’re hopeful but we need all the help we can get, so anything you can do to let people know about the Kickstarter would be awesome! Thank you one and all!

    @Andrew Evans
    Thank you!!!

    @Ryan
    Thanks for your understanding! We definitely hear our Android users and are really hoping to get around to it, but you’re aware of the issues. We have to see how the Kickstarter turns out though!

    @Euphoria
    Thank you! That would be totally cool, but we are preparing for a long hard fight to get the Kickstarter funded, and just really hope it works out in the end. Fan support has been awesome, but we’ve still got a ways to go!

    @Neil
    WOOOOO to you too!

    @Zim
    Auditorium HD’s levels won’t be in the PC version, at least not in the foreseeable future! And yes, we’ll try and make the reward stuff a little bit more clear! Unfortunately, Kickstarter doesn’t allow you to change the text of anything people have already backed (for good reason), so everyone is taken care of but it looks a little confusing!

    @Adam
    Thank you! Oh we were thinking of putting one of those in the video.

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  7. Barny says:

    I’m happy that you also discovered and using kickstarter, I bought Auditorium like four times (2xPC, 1xPSP, 1xPS3) and Fractal two times (one for me, one gift), just to support you, but I assume most of the money NOT landed at your bank account.

    Anyway, as Ryan told, you should also setup smaller kickstarter projects for some stuff you are still owing us, namely Android port for Pulse (maybe for Fractal), and also the Auditorium soundtrack. You promised some of these stuff a while ago, and teased us to prepare for some announcement after Fractal re-release, but still nothing. If you are concerned whether it will be profitable for you, or not, then start a kickstarter project for it and let the community decide.

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  8. andrei
    andrei says:

    @Barny

    Wow, thank you! But we have to tell you, you may want to see a doctor about your Cipher Prime problem, especially with all those repeat episodes!

    Your idea about smaller Kickstarter projects for some of the things you mentioned is really excellent. And since we began the Kickstarter, we’ve been considering how else it might work for us, even if our Kickstarter doesn’t work out. Front-funding side projects like these is a really neat idea. We want to focus on this one first, the marketing aspect of a Kickstarter is surprisingly (perhaps unsurprisingly) tiring!

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