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I will admit, I'm incredibly surprise to see that Crazy Justice [Official Site] is actually still alive. The third-person shooter Battle Royale from Black Riddles Studio is apparently progressing well.

It's had a bit of a history this one, something I've covered a few times due to my own minor obsession with Battle Royale games. My disappointment has been rather high though, as Black Riddles Studio have to be one of the most uncommunicative developers I've come across in some time now.

As a quick reminder, Crazy Justice had a Fig crowdfunding campaign that was successful at raising over $73K since it ended. Since then they've teased plenty, gone completely silent for weeks and months at a time, released a very broken backer-only beta, went silent again, released an updated and still quite broken beta and now they're apparently back…again.

They've also put this on YouTube to show how it's changed a bit:

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It doesn't look too bad, but still thoroughly looks like they're now just chasing Fortnite. That's been their biggest problem, moving away from their original vision of a third-person shooter with a campaign and co-op play to a Battle Royale game.

They did also show some new images before the above video, like the one below which actually has a pretty interesting style to it:

When speaking to the developer on Twitter earlier this week, they told me the Linux version is "With vulkan it's 120FPS (stable)" and they apparently spent a lot of time optimizing. The BR game mode is also still going to be free to play.

Sounds like the actual Early Access release which was originally supposed to be in July last year is still some time away. The thing is, there's plenty of crowdfunding campaigns that have taken a lot longer to bring a game out. I remain incredibly sceptical, especially considering how they seem to vanish constantly for long lengths of time but who knows, maybe it might not be a completely broken mess when it finally releases. I can dream right?

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Ehvis 17 May 2019 at 10:26 am UTC
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I like the new (old?) look better. It doesn't feel as much like it tries to be Fortnite now.

But still, even if they manage to get their game running properly, they need to make it fun. Which means they need to have a lot of players (which is unlikely to happen in the beginning) or need to do something special for smaller player numbers. If not, it'll be dead again before you know it.
Eike 17 May 2019 at 11:03 am UTC
I'd be happy enough if they could remove their tab from my Steam inventory page...
Ehvis 17 May 2019 at 11:18 am UTC
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EikeI'd be happy enough if they could remove their tab from my Steam inventory page...

I'd be happier if Steam could let me manage that mess better.
Eike 17 May 2019 at 11:24 am UTC
EhvisI'd be happier if Steam could let me manage that mess better.

Yes, and please Steam, let me delete those items without value!
Liam Dawe 17 May 2019 at 11:25 am UTC
Yeah the Steam Inventory system is a mess. I have a bunch of old beta gifts I want to remove, with seemingly no way to do so.
Eike 17 May 2019 at 11:27 am UTC
liamdaweYeah the Steam Inventory system is a mess. I have a bunch of old beta gifts I want to remove, with seemingly no way to do so.

I asked support about the possibility to drop items, or exchange them for a single gem or whatever, to no avail.


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iAlwaysSin 17 May 2019 at 11:55 am UTC
Honestly surprised, that Black Riddles has got the balls to post stuff at all.

They screwed over so many people esp with the console pre-order (some still haven't received their refund). And that Linux release was just so messed up, even if the game comes out in the future perfect there is no way I'm playing it. And before anyone says anything, yes I'm still angry about this game LUL.
x_wing 17 May 2019 at 2:26 pm UTC
The game looks very nice at design level, but with their marketing strategy it's a complete failure.

I can understand how for a Linux audience this game can have some "hype" (we don't have many BR games in our platform), but if we see this at a Windows/MacOS gamer perspective, it becomes completely absurd as there are lots of BR games with a huge player base. They have no chance if their "big" feature is the BR.
thoughtfulhippo 17 May 2019 at 4:51 pm UTC
iAlwaysSinI'm still angry about this game LUL.
While it's great to see that BRS may still be working on this game, and that it may eventually see the light of day, I still feel burned. I (foolishly) pre-ordered the 2 key pack directly from BRS after the Fig campaign and was quite hyped about it. Then the delays started (not totally unexpected), and then they went free-to-play. This is what really got to me.

Anyway, suffice to say I learned my lesson good. Never pre-order!!
dpanter 17 May 2019 at 6:09 pm UTC
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There are several Steam junk bots you can trade/gift anything to.


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