Last week the leads of the company gathered together in the conference room behind closed doors to each declare ceremoniously by speech and writing that from their perspective, The Deadly Device is FINAL!
Each lead confirms their portion of the game is complete and meets our standards and satisfaction, and then they each sign their name on paper, which goes onto record. The art is complete, the puzzles are working, the story and logic are all in order, the bugs have been fixed, and we are good to go!
The final game build is then burned onto a DVD, and it is titled "Gold Master", (we also have "silver" version). These discs are very important, as one of them represents our main game. All copies of The Deadly Device are burned from a single game build, the final one. The Gold Master and Silver discs are then moved to a hard briefcase which requires a combination code, and then that briefcase is placed in a safe with a different combination, this safe is hidden someplace behind a locked door (but this door is often left open because someone works in there). They are well-protected discs, and even I do not know the combinations...it's a secret to a few elite people here.
But you don't have to worry about these discs! All you have to think about is your own copy of The Deadly Device! Pre-orders begin on Monday, and I'm currently reviewing the extra content for the BONUS Edition, which everyone who pre-orders will receive. This is the sticker that will go on the physical boxes:
I think tomorrow is a grand day to reveal vital information, wouldn't you agree? ;) Stay tuned for the weekend puzzle!