We’re celebrating our upcoming demo Pachan style with a Festival! Besides the release of the demo, we have a few exciting events planned this month, including a segment in Day of The Devs (a part of the Summer Game Fest), streams, and more! Be sure to tune in at 11 am on June 9th for the kick-off of Summer Game Fest. We really think you’ll like our segment. 😉
Most demos are around 30-60 mins long, but the Roots of Pacha demo will be eight in-game days or approximately two hours. We went into detail about what’s included in Devlog 23.
The community will have a chance to get two more days (about 30 minutes of playtime) by unlocking fires in the Demo Festival Challenge.
A Collective Experience
During the Kickstarter, we had a social media challenge where the community could achieve smaller stretch goals without backing the project. This support helped us reach a larger audience and was a way for anyone to contribute to the campaign without spending money.
Besides earning more Beta raffles, the community can unlock items in the demo that aren’t “needed” but can change the experience. You’ll get things like a decorative statue, a bunny hat, two more in-game days, and a golden pomegranate that raises your friendship with animals.
By using the power of your social networks to spread the word of Pacha, the community will “earn fires” when a milestone is reached. Every 2 fires lit, a reward will be unlocked.
🔥 TikTok followers: 200, 500, [???]
🔥 YouTube Subs: 500, 1000, [???]
🔥 Discord Server: 8000, 8500, [???]
🔥 Discord Mini-game Contribution for June: 25k, 75k, [???]
Join the Discord and learn more in the #❓how-to-play channel
🔥 Pin Retweet when demo goes live: 100, 200, [???]
We’ll post this on Twitter once the demo is live.
👉 Check out our website to see all of the rewards!
Once a code is unlocked, we’ll post it on the official Root of Pacha Discord and our website for all to use.
We think you’ll enjoy the content and the community we’re building around this game. 💖
New Additions to the Demo
We’ve made significant strides in the character customizer, including more skin tones, hair colors, hairstyles, and another outfit.
You can now get hats from Jizu and equip them in the “you” menu tab.
The more detailed mini-map will help you find your way. There are icons for the animals and plants you’ve found. The list of people also now gives you more info on each character, like their in world sprite, if they have an idea, and if you can exchange with them like Jizu, the clothing maker.
The demo will have a shortened version of the game intro that explains why you moved to this new land.
New People to Exchange With
You can now exchange with Grob for meat and other animal products. For now, it can be smoked and dried, but it will be a part of recipes you can cook. In the future, there will be vegetarian substitutes for the recipes that require meat.
You can get a fabulous new hat from Jizu, the clothing maker. In the future, she will have other outfits you can exchange for as well!
Because of the way Steam works, Beta backers won’t be able to see the demo since they already own the game. To work around this limitation, we’ll add a “Beta Branch” for the demo that backers can switch to, allowing them to play the same demo build as everyone else. This is super important if you want to play in co-op.
These same updates will be added to the Beta! So you can enjoy the new map and new character creator.
Thanks for being on this journey with us!
-The Soda Den Team