Cobalt Alpha Plans

September 7th, 2011, Cobalt

We plan to open up pre-orders in October. Everyone who pre-orders gets access to the alpha which starts at the same time, as well as all versions leading up to the final release.

This will be an opportunity for you to try the game out early, but most of all we are doing this because we need your help in getting the game done. We need input, suggestions, criticism, play-testing, mapping, bug reporting and even more feedback. Basically, Cobalt is not done, so we are asking our community to help us move the game in the right direction.

The alpha will lack features as well as content on top of being buggy, but it will be available to anyone willing to pre-order.

Pre-ordering will be offered at a reduced price compared to the released game.

The alpha will most likely only be for windows, with more platforms coming later.

69 Responses to “Cobalt Alpha Plans”

  1. Toxic :

    Yeeeeeeeees ! But… Cobalt will be on steam for the 1.0 release ?

  2. CasBr0ad :

    cant wait! but i have a mac so i have to wait longer :(

  3. Wonka :

    I’wanna plaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Minju :

    Sure, I’ll pre-order as first person ^^

  5. NES2 :

    Sweet, I can’t wait to pre-order the game. I’m a bit concerned about the lack of a pre-order price in the announcement. Will it be about 10.00 USD at pre-order, or will it have a higher price.

  6. MrBubbleSS :

    Sounds like a plan. I am so getting this the day alpha is released.

  7. David :

    How much does it cost? I’m sure all of us wants to know.

  8. Mr_pyroman :

    wouldn’t mind knowing exactly when a release for the mac platform is. As soon as you decide it of course.

  9. admin :

    Cost is not mentioned because we have not discussed it yet. Suggestions? =)

    Also, when mac and linux versions are released is vague because we don’t know either. We are working on it though!

    /thewreck

  10. DetachableMonkey :

    I’d say you should charge less than $100US and more than $1US. Somewhere right in there should work fine. But no matter what — call it a sale and we’ll buy it. :)

  11. AcidicTaco :

    whoooooooo! very excited to hear this! I’d figure a good price would be $10-$20, but this is inaccurate as I don’t know how much content there is and will be in Cobalt

  12. Gord :

    I’d be tempted to bite at, say, $8-10 for an early alpha. Much more, and I’d rather spend the money elsewhere, if I spent it at all.

  13. ANtY :

    Hurayyyy!!!
    Can’t wait to play it already,
    The price for early beta should be something around 10 bux, but sooner less than more.

  14. Bsigio :

    If you want an accurate price, open up the indev game for a few loyal patrons. I.e The people who beat you at pax (If anyone did ;3) and people who have great ideas or suggestions, Like Me!
    Anyway, the game looks great and im excited to see it in action.

  15. Tom :

    I will preorder for sure ; )

  16. Anonymous :

    Please try and get it working on Linux!

  17. Pedro :

    Hey, i realy liked the game.
    Please, i need this game for linux!!!

  18. Minju :

    I think $10-15US is just good
    but it depends on how much the final will cost

  19. NES2 :

    I agree with Minju on that price. And maybe bundle it with another game for the first week or so. I haven’t got a feel for the type of games you create since I found out about the studio through Mojang, and that would be a great way to show off your other works to the masses.

  20. Nerd News Bites 2: Notch, Cobalt, and Terraria :

    [...] They later had to clarify that they will be having pre-orders for the game next month which will provide you with access to all the versions of the game as they come out. The alpha starting at the same time as the pre-orders. [...]

  21. Julian :

    Meh. Windows :/
    I hope it will be worth the wait until it comes for Mac and maybe iPhone…

  22. el_spatula :

    I think about 10 $ should be fine for an alpha version, depending on the amount on content (i dont know it!) And for the final release about 20$ or something like that ;)

  23. => :

    Waiting for release =>

  24. Vmetalbr :

    Count me in, all indies of quality and discounted price have my love

  25. R4V3NW47CH :

    10 USD Is pretty much right on par for the first stage of alpha pricing. It’s reasonable, affordable, rewards you, and attracts people who might be looking to get into the oxeye/mojang craze.

  26. Gov :

    i will pre-order :) def.
    been looking forward to test this

  27. Justin.W :

    i have a quick question how do i get invite to Dawn of Daria? send my a email mail JUSTINSPARTAN01@yahoo.com or comment on this i would like to know! plzz

  28. juice :

    I will pre-order for mac if possible.
    I am very excited about this game.
    Been watchin for many months now

  29. jellocube :

    What about WINE support? ; )

  30. admin :

    jellocube: dunno =).. all our previous games works well on WINE, so I assume this will too, but you never know.

  31. Poefred :

    I will definitely pre-order this if its around $10 =D

  32. lupodw :

    This and Diablo3 are the games i look forward to the most.

    but… windows only… thats like “ok we have the best aerodynamic design, the best racing driver a 1000hp engine – but the wheels are made of wood.”

  33. Repeats :

    Personally, most indie games of this caliber are $10 as a finished product. Much more and you better have a lot of content to back up the price. Obviously the game has taken a long time to develop, but you have to remember there are other games just as cheap out there competing for money.

    For the alpha release, I would probably pay $7ish just due to the fact that it will be buggy and all the content is not available. As the beta and full release come, you can increase the price similar to how Minecraft bumped its prices through its development phase.

  34. Callum :

    Very very looking forward to this, one of the top games i looking most forward to this year :)

  35. admin :

    The game is currently not active =(

  36. Someone :

    I’d be very willing to pre-order, especially since I’ve spent so long following the game’s development.

  37. ManlyPower :

    I would pay up to 30 dollars for this game, you guys are insane! Have you not watched all the videos of the content there is? its already a lot. the world editor, the multiplayer, the campaign, capture the plug, survival… that’s already SO much more than minecraft had to offer in alpha and it was what 10 dollars? I think it will obviously be up to the creators who have spent years working on this game but i recommend making these cheapos pay in the 20’s!

  38. ben :

    if its priced the same as minecraft was with as many updates and public info im interested :) but im on mac so that is an issue (dual launch i would love !!!)

  39. I once killed a man. :

    I’d be willing to pay about €10 for an alpha, €15 for a finished product, tbh.

  40. Kewin :

    I’ll definitely pay for this.

  41. TapeItOrDieGuy :

    I would be willing to pay 10$ for the alpha because as alpha its only begun with a few bits of content thus if there is continued updates regularly I would be willing to part with 20$

  42. ManlyPower :

    All that content I said earlier X 2. multiplayer ftw!

  43. ManlyPower :

    How will MP work?

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  45. Ben Anderson :

    whats the exact date??

  46. Minju :

    anything new?

  47. Peutros :

    please post some exact day i cant wait anymore

  48. ManlyPower :

    WHEN WHEN WHEN WHEN WHEN?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!??!?!??!?!????!?!???!??!?!?!??!??!?!?!??!?!??!?!??!??!?!??!?!???!?!?!?!!?!?!??!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! Just in case… NÄR NÄR NÄR NÄR NÄR?!?!?!?!?!??!?!??!?!?!?!??!?!?!??!?!?!?!??!?!?!??!?!??!??!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!!?!?!?!??!?!??!?!?!??!?!?!?!??!??!?!??!????!????!???!??!?!??!?!?!?!?!??!?!??!?!??!?!?!?

  49. Zoomafou :

    I would happily pay at least $30.

  50. Peutros :

    please post something new please ;(

  51. ManlyPower :

    LRN TO TWEET LOL

  52. ManlyPower :

    Learn to use twitter! LOL!

  53. ManlyPower :

    oops. i said it twice ; )

  54. wut :

    mmmmmmm doents look bad.. make a PLAAAAAAAAN… will be release in Steam o.O?

  55. Phil :

    Around 5 dollars for alpha

  56. coolbeans316 :

    yea ill beta test for u guys hell u guys helped notch out so it would be my honer sir

  57. Djiin1000 :

    10$ seems pretty average for an indie game. But i’ll buy it no matter how cheap or expensive it is :)

  58. Zeawius :

    Has the pre-order started? And where can you do it in such case?

  59. NStandridge :

    Any news for the pre-order date yet? I can’t wait for this game! I will definitely pre-order the day it comes out no matter what the cost.

  60. Stufro :D :

    HURRY UP AND RELEASE!!!!! im desperate :o

  61. MrAtles :

    I think 10 dollar is a good amount of money to begin with.
    And ofcourse I will pre-order but I don’t know for sure where to buy the pre-order or where I can post suggestions/feedback.

    So I will buy the pre-order as soon as possible.
    And if anyone can tell me where a can give suggestions/feedback I will do that for sure!

    Realy good work Oxeyegames/mojang!!

  62. DoorMatt :

    $10 is a good price, oh, and WHERE DO I PRE-ORDER?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

  63. cheatrar :

    jesus! when it will be released !i cant wait it!

  64. Mr Frash :

    Wow! I just love all of the videos I am seeing of this game, it looks amazing!

    Personally, I think that it will cost around the same as Minecraft did when it was first released as an Alpha. Therefore, probably about 10 Euros for the alpha, 15 for the beta, and probably about 20 euros for the full release. Although, I would be willing to pay even more, this game looks awesome!

    Anyway, what I want to know is when! You guys said before the holidays, but how soon? The game looked pretty polished up at Minecon, albeit a few minor bugs. Plus, it is an alpha, so it will have bugs anyway.

    Also, I love how it will be written in Lua codding. That will make mods much easier to install!

    Oxeye, good job, I await your release with anticipation! :P

  65. MrAtles :

    I totaly agree with Mr Frash.
    Thist game is just fantastic. And if this game has any bugs or not when the release come out it’s still amezing.

    I can’t wait to see this little guy “Cobalt” in real action =D

  66. legrogeros :

    awesome can’t wait for release date
    now i know a lot of people will disagree with me when i say that this game looks like it would be better on touch screen devices my reasoning is that because the game is 2-d it might be better on something like an ipad or iphone or android or tablet etc obviously since i haven’t got the game i can’t be sure but it looks like that only the mouse is requried so it can easily be transfered to an portable device

  67. demonizer :

    Yay finally come out and on windows first doesn’t get much better than that

  68. owzat :

    Whatever the pre-order price is – it will be fair. I for one, am not involved in designing the actual game. I will pay & play & offer comments. For that I will be greatful.

  69. AVDAgamer :

    I have cobalt! This game is truely awesome, but it DOES have a lot a features currently missing. I hope it is just a addictive as Minecraft once it’s in Gold! (And plus, it’s already addicting!)

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