The first Early Access build is now available for download. The download link is… oh, no you don’t! Before you fly off trying to save the world, here’s what you need to know:
The most important thing for this build is to tell us your first impressions. We won’t get a second chance at a first impression, so we would suggest you play the game for about an hour, then get back here and share your experiences while they’re still fresh in your mind.
There are multiple ways of telling us what you think. The preferred way is this forum, because other players will get the chance to see and contribute to your comments. If you get popular support behind your suggestions/opinions, then you’re already halfway there to seeing them realized in the game!
During the mission: If you wish to comment on a particular wave (e.g. wrong chicken placement), press ESC to bring up the pause menu while you’re playing and select “Report a problem with this wave” .
After the mission: If your comment concerns the entire mission (e.g. too hard), you’ll find a button labelled “Report problem” after the mission is over.
General: In the galaxy view there’s also a “Feedback” button for non-mission-related comments.
The game includes a lot of gameplay mechanics that will be new even for long-time veterans of the series. We’ve included a bare-bones tutorial to help get you started, but we’d especially like to know if you found something in the game confusing or difficult to understand.
We’ve decided to allow you to post videos of CIU while it’s still in Early Access stage if you wish. However, you must make sure to clarify that what the viewers are seeing is a game still not finalized. To this end, if you make any videos of this game public, then you MUST INCLUDE the phrase “Early Access” somewhere in your video title.