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What do other devs have to say about Talos?

The Talos Principle has been out for 4 days and it’s doing great, seems you really love the game and fresh things it brings to the puzzle genre. Thank you for your support, we really appreciate it!

We’d also like to extend our thanks to our fellow developers, who also seem to be enjoying the game. Here are few honorable tweets from someone you might know ;)
 

3rd milestone winners announced!

The Talos Principle community reached 25,000 members. This time, the prize pool was really big, we had more than 69 games to give away, including 10 copies of freshly released The Talos Principle!

Picking them with our analog winner generator would take ages, so we had to politely ask our programmers to fix digital one.

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Shockingly, they were very cooperative and it worked this time! Here are the winners:
 
Serious Sam Complete Pack (all Serious Sam games ever released on Steam!)
Sleepless®™, Hypnos_, Shiny Taji, Wolf, ☣TGK☣ | Finnboymax, That_One_Spartan, HollowChris, Jackie Boy, andvst69, InkAngel04

Serious Sam 3 BFE
bob, Hectrol, HueSacco, im_kind_of_a_big_deal, @Faaaatima <3, [M.D.P]dragonblackblue, ………………………….., Logikal, baldlex, Sueht

Serious Sam 2
Noster900, EXCL, Iwo, Thalomarre, OccupiedMuffinz, IoEnoI, Pew Pew Pew, Sgt. Oermel, AlexJonesWasRight, SchwarzBaer

Serious Sam HD The First Encounter
Jamegika39, Cythion, Silver, Dred_furst, Mr.left4cake™, Kyo282828, wsxdr1, rustt_, XevRenoZiN, Purple Chili Pepper

Serious Sam HD The Second Encounter
[CotS] Oruc, Meechi, TheCorpse, ORioN, hastearm, watwat, Gidan, 470mF >:(, WipEouT, Ellsy

Hotline Miami:
Mr Kat, Meat, Pirate, hunter21106, Gamer9001, Steve J.M Kllumpnuggett, decoy, Viiikie #FiskodlareN#, jthoppa, [SLAK]Pants

and

The Talos Principle:
FranCo, 3z, ««Mip Gordon Afroman»», Jiggly Puff’s Glorious Mustache, tarshin, DMR, noel, michaeloneill95, Slezan86, Deathstroke
 
We congratulate the winners! Expect to be contacted soon through your Steam profiles to receive your prizes.

All of you who weren’t lucky this time, don’t despair, you still have a chance to win games when we reach next milestone. You can help us reach next milestone in many ways, for example by inviting your friends to The Talos Principle official Steam group, sharing group announcements, posting about game and/or giveaway in activity feed, etc

Big thanks to all who participated! We are very thankful for your help!

Next milestone 50,000 members! See you there ;)

About Disciples of The Talos Principle: Community Game Giveaway

The Talos Principle – Launch Trailer

With less than few hours separating us from the release, there’s no better way to get prepped for The Talos Principle than to announce launch trailer, which you can watch here.


So get ready, today is big day for us all. The media is already raving about the game, get a glimpse here:

The Talos Principle is a game of challenges and conundrums and philosophical wonderings, filled with logic puzzles and cerebral mysteries”   Eurogamer.net   90/100 
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-12-09-the-talos-principle-review

The Talos Principle delivers”   PCGamer.com   84/100 
http://www.pcgamer.com/the-talos-principle-review/

Much like Portal, The Talos Principle makes you feel smart just by playing it”   IGN.com   8.3/10
http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/12/09/the-talos-principle-review

It’s a game that aspires to be more than what we traditionally expect, and one that has an intangible quality that makes it more than the sum of its parts”   GameFront.com   90/100
http://www.gamefront.com/the-talos-principle-review-metaphysics-puzzler/

You don’t review The Talos Principle, it reviews every bit of you.”   Gamegrep
http://www.gamegrep.com/reviews/78985-you-dont-review-the-talos-principle-it-reviews-every-bit-of-you/

It’s one of my favourite games from 2014.”   Rock Paper Shotgun
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2014/12/10/the-talos-principle-review/

The Talos Principle is my runaway choice for Game of the Year for 2014”   DarkStation.com   5/5
http://www.darkstation.com/reviews/the-talos-principle/

3 more days…

Are you excited? We certainly are, as only 3 more days separate us from giving you The Talos Principle so you can experience it firsthand!

Some of the luckier journalists already got their hands on review copies, and here’s what they have to say:

 

I consider it one of the best games of the year.”   PC World

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2856123/the-talos-principle-review-the-best-puzzler-since-portal.html

…one of the better puzzle game presentations I’ve ever played.”   Venture Beat

http://venturebeat.com/2014/12/08/the-talos-principle-asks-you-to-solve-puzzles-ponder-humanity-review/view-all/

The Talos Principle is one of the nicest surprises of 2014.”   IGN.it

http://it.ign.com/the-talos-principle-pc/90727/review/the-talos-principle

“The Talos Principle has some important things to say, but more thoughtfully, it wants the player to have important things to say as well.”   Destructoid

http://www.destructoid.com/review-the-talos-principle-284698.phtml

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Head over to our Community Game Giveaway as there are few Talos keys to be handed out to you people!

We just added 10 The Talos Principle game keys to our Community Giveaway!

Interest in The Talos Principle is growing larger every day and so is its Steam community!

Every few days we can hear some journalist getting thrilled after playing preview build of the game. Also, after releasing free The Talos Principle Public Test on Steam overwhelmingly positive user reviews are pouring every day spreading the excitement about it. Get it here!

We are now two weeks from the release and we want to return some of this love to our community. So, we decided to add 10 Steam keys for The Talos Principle game to 25.000 members giveaway milestone, together with previously announced 50 keys for various Serious Sam games and 10 keys for Hotline Miami.

To become member of The Talos Principle Steam community, you can either:

 

If you want you can help us reach milestones in several different ways, first by joining our community, and then by inviting your friends into it, posting and sharing news and announcements from the group, etc
Only way to invite your friends into the community is through The Talos Principle official Steam group page. You will notice Invite friends option in the menu on the right side. There you can inivite some or all of your friends, who you think might be interested in The Talos Principle.

Check giveaway progress and see its road-map on this link:

About Disciples of The Talos Principle: Community Game Giveaway

“Are they gonna like it…?”

Time flies when you’re having fun – someone said – and (s)he was certainly right, as the past few weeks have been nothing but fun for us! We’ve released Public Test, received very useful comments which helped us iron out all the small bugs and glitches that we just couldn’t have found alone, without your help. So we’d like to thank you all for your feedback and support, and let you know that mere 2 weeks are separating you from release of The Talos Principle.

But even after getting overwhelmingly positive comments on our Public Test, there’s still that little voice in every developer’s head, whispering “Are they gonna like it…?”

The first time I went to play Talos Principle is when the game reached alpha, story was finished and all the puzzles have been set. It took me several days to go through complete game, and I remember having many moments of epiphany (after solving puzzles that have been bothering me), or giggling and grinning while I spent my time in terminals trying to prove what it means to be human… After finishing the initial pass, I was soooo excited, and thought how amazing it was, and how no one outside of the team is gonna believe me, thinking I was biased ’cause I helped develop the game!

Seeing how Ian from GameTrailers spoke about Talos Principle in GameTrailers’s video preview, reminded me a lot of my experience and made me grin once again :)

If you still haven’t checked out that video, click on the link below

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http://www.gametrailers.com/videos/jbfxcu/just-played-the-talos-principle

Damjan

The Talos Principle – Themed Craft Contest!

With the impending release of The Talos Principle in less than one month, we’re giving another opportunity for you to increase your chances to win a free copy of The Talos Principle. We want to spark the creativity within our community and see what ideas unfold.
 
1. Join our Offical Group on Steam
http://steamcommunity.com/games/257510

2. Check under ‘Discussions’ tab – there is a pinned post there explaining everything you need to do in order to enter our contest.
 
Here is a cool pic from one of the entrants, just to give you some ideas what you could do!

If only I had some TNT...

If only I had some TNT…

 
Good luck!

Day 4 & 5 after release of the Public Test – 97% ‘overwhelmingly’ positive reviews!

The current number of reviews on Steam has reached 831 and our Public Test now has 97% positive reviews and status “Overwhelmingly Positive”. What can we say, but thank you all for believing in us! Here are top comments from the past two days!

“This is a hidden gem in the free to play list.”

“Excellent game, beautiful environment and fun puzzles.”

“This game is a very odd blend of thought inducing, challenging, odd, and beautiful. This public test client sold me on buying the full game. Good first person puzzlers are rare and this most definitely is one.”

“I believe this is the best puzzle game I’ve played in years. The atmosphere is great and the difficulty is spot on.”

“This game is ♥♥♥♥ing awesome, interesting puzzles and narrative. Cant wait for the full release!”

“Both the philosophical theme and the music create a great atmosphere for this excellent puzzle game.”

“I thought it was great! The puzzles were fun, I didn’t notice any bugs or problems, and I found the theme very interesting.”

“Play the public test while you still have a chance!”

“This game is absolutely brilliant and the overall design is stunning and smooth.”

“Difficult, Satisfying, and Adventurous.”

“A very fun and engaging game! I look forward to a full version in the future!”

“I highly recommend this game to anyone who enjoys a good puzzle game.”

“I can not stress any more the visual beauty of this game. I loved just walking or running through the enviroment. The puzzles did prove challenging, but did not take giant amounts of time. The voice acting was oddly soothing with the background music. I could honestly play this over and over.”

“I have always loved puzzle games. This will be the next in my collection.”

“I loved the puzzles, the way it looked, and everything about it.”
 

Don’t trust us. Don’t trust other players. Try it for yourself.

 

“Good luck Valve!”

Earlier today we brought you top 10 comments related to Talos/Portal comparison.
 
But nothing beats this one:
 
Sakamoto 

The Talos Principle Public Test
When i started this game i thought this game was amazing. The graphics are amazing the puzzles are also unique to in many ways like concentraing beams to open doors,using jammers to hold open doors. I also think they should add that cat XD that would be funny a cat randomly appearing and following you and helping you with puzzles that would be great. I rate this game around 7.5 to 9.7. If you disagree with me thats fine im ok with that, we can have a discussion about that sometime later. Also i think this game would be a great succses good luck Valve putting more effort into this game.
 

Day 3 after release of the Public Test – Top 10 comments mentioning ‘that other game’

Seems that a certain game is serving as a comparison to The Talos Principle, and we say this in a good way! It’s an honor being compared to such great title, and we hope to bring you same amount of fun you had when you played Portal for the first time. We bring you latest top 10 comments inspired by one of Valve’s best games:

“AMAZING GAME!! unique gameplay and puzzles reminded me of playing Portal”

“Nice puzzler ala Portal”

“Remember Portal? Two of them are enough to mess with your mind; remember those cubes, lasers, aerial faith plates, bridges? This game is just like those cubes, lasers, plates, and bridges; even without Portals; still messes with your mind. Never knew Portal minus Portals, is not equal to nothing?”

“For Portal, Antichamber, Stanley Parable, fans”

“At first the puzzle elements seem very Portal-esque (without the Portals of course), but it ends up being very original”

“It looks to me that this is going to be the new Portal, but more strange”

“The mystic stuff is more interesting to me than the puzzles.Yes puzzles were good but combining with that curiosity element, game becomes much better than Portal to me”

“Really great & interesting post-Portal First Person Puzzler, gorgeous graphics, great setting, loved every minute of it”

“I really do like this, it almost reminds me of Portal but it’s unique and fun”

“All I got to say is this is the next Portal quality puzzle game”

 

In case you are still wondering should you try the Public Test for yourself, ask yourself – did I love Portal? ;)

 

526 threads about The Talos Principle Public Test on Steam forums

As of this moment, there are 526 threads regarding The Talos Principle Public Test on Steam community forums. Check for yourselves

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Why do we mention that?

We’ve received some inquires from people wondering if all is legit. Seeing that SS3: BFE launched 3 years ago managed to open 269 threads so far, one could really be suspicious regarding Public Test and buzz it’s been generating for the past few days. Some of you compared this kind of activity to legendary Serious Sam HD: TFE trailer that managed to break down one famous trailer website when it was released in summer 2009, by quickly reaching more than 200,000 views in several hours, causing site servers malfunction and shutdown, which eventually resulted in trailer view counters being reset to zero upon relaunch…

Rest assured, all is legit here.

The best comparison would actually be initial Serious Sam: TFE Public Test which we released in the summer of 2000, which had quite a similar reception at first – fantastic comments and user raving about it all over the internet – all leading towards the Gamespot’s Game of the Year 2001 award for the full game.

Now, 14 years later, we are witnessing something similar with The Talos Principle Public Test. And we want to thank you all for being here with us at this moment.