Community Summit Announcement 7/9/15

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  1. Undead Nicole

    Undead Nicole Community Manager Staff Member

    At Undead Labs, we’ve always prided ourselves on listening to our community. In fact, we had a community supporting us before we had a published game and we’ve never forgotten that.

    One of the best parts of remaining an independently run studio over the years has been this: our designers and developers are right in the mix with you. As our players, you can talk to us directly and know you’re being heard.

    Usually, we celebrate our close-knit ties with a Superfan event.

    But this year, we want to do more because we think there is more we can and should be doing, together.

    So we’re forgoing the annual Superfan event for a Community Summit. We’ve invited six members of our community, chosen from our site’s forums and from Steam’s, to meet with our community and leadership teams. The goal is to find ways together that we can double-down on our support in the future.

    To select your ambassadors, we looked for those who:
    • Consistently engaged with the community.
    • Had a track record of providing constructive, substantive feedback about our games, policies, or community management.
      • Whether positive or negative, what we valued was reasoned, rational dialogue with ourselves and fellow community members. Constructive critiques counted for as much or more than praise.
    • Bonus: The candidate added value to the overall community experience.
      • This could be creating strategy guides, providing homebrew illustrations or maps, you name it. Basically, they contributed stuff for everybody to enjoy.
    Our entire community is filled with passionate gamers. It was very difficult to choose from that exceptional pool. We know it’s not always easy, but you stick with us and give us the opportunity to do right by you. We appreciate that and promise never to forget it.

    These six players will be joining us in Seattle during late August for a few days. While they’re here, they’ll be helping us find new ways to meet our community’s needs.

    Without further ado, here are your 2015 Community Ambassadors!
    • Devil_saint
    • PryDain10
    • Quarantine Road
    • Shannon
    • SwissArmyKnife
    • Yojimbeau
    We appreciate and value every single person within this community. Without you, we wouldn’t be able to continue making the games we all love. We hope to do this again in the future and meet even more of you. So if you weren’t chosen this time around, don’t worry. It could be you next time!
    MattyDienhoff, Vers, Rock33B and 25 others like this.
  2. liamypoo

    liamypoo Famous

    WELL DONE EVERYONE! Such a good prize you managed to become part of :)
    Vers, NeoXCS, Shannon and 5 others like this.
  3. Aaron V

    Aaron V Famous

    Wow! Congrats to everyone picked. You guys and gals at UL never fail to surprise me with announcements like this, very cool way to make this a better community.

    To everyone picked to go, we'll be expecting a full report during and upon your return please.
    Vers, Shannon, ArcherBird and 6 others like this.
  4. e5futter

    e5futter Here To Help

    A heartfelt congrats to the Sinister Six! :)
    Vers, Rock33B, Genious and 9 others like this.
  5. Aaron V

    Aaron V Famous

    Oh man, what a cool nickname.
  6. QuarantineRoad

    QuarantineRoad Here To Help

    Thank you!! This is all very overwhelming...


    To say I'm honored would be an understatement, and to be considered with such an awesome group of people. I never expected anything like this. To the team at Undead Labs: Thank you so much for this incredible opportunity!

    I'm looking forward to meeting everyone! :):):)
    Vers, NeoXCS, Genious and 11 others like this.
  7. rebel36

    rebel36 Famous

    Congrats guys! We know you will represent us well and present a Norma load of great ideas!:)
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2015
    Vers, Rock33B, Genious and 8 others like this.
  8. Congratulations everyone!

    Watch out for Ferals!
    Vers, Rock33B, Shannon and 5 others like this.
  9. liamypoo

    liamypoo Famous

    Be even better if you got there and they handed you authentic SOD cards made by your designs :D
    Shannon, rebel36, XzerothreeX and 6 others like this.
  10. MrMonst3r

    MrMonst3r Famous

    Well done everyone!! Congratulations. This honour is well earned. :)
  11. Undead Jess

    Undead Jess Starting Off Staff Member

    Congrats gang! Looking forward to meeting each of you next month!
    NeoXCS, Shannon, rebel36 and 7 others like this.
  12. Undead Vicki

    Undead Vicki Staff Member

    Whoo hoo! Congrats, guys! :D:D:D:D:D:D
    NeoXCS, Shannon, rebel36 and 6 others like this.
  13. Fabian907

    Fabian907 Famous

    Congrats! Someday "No Name" will be up there, someday...
  14. YojimBeau

    YojimBeau Famous

    My reaction timeline...

    Got message:
    10 seconds later:
    10 minutes later:
    30 minutes later:

    P.S. the 30 minutes later was while standing on my boss' desk.
    NeoXCS, Cejao, Genious and 12 others like this.
  15. Fabian907

    Fabian907 Famous

    Bet you got fired...? ;)
    Cejao likes this.
  16. Aaron V

    Aaron V Famous

    You had me at Carlton. Good job sir, good job. That's why you're one of the sinister six.
    Cejao, NeoXCS, Genious and 5 others like this.
  17. Auditorex

    Auditorex Here To Help

    Not bad guys! Great job! Wish i can go back to Washington state!
  18. XzerothreeX

    XzerothreeX Famous

    Congratulations guys! With no slight intended towards the esteemed YojimBeau or SwissArmyKnife, WAY TO FREAKIN GO QUARANTINE! Between the three of you, please go out of your way to torment them about reopening the Gear Store.
    Rock33B, Kid Kayole, Genious and 6 others like this.
  19. I second this notion.

    And find out what you can about Class 4!
    Don't take no for an answer! :p
    Rock33B, Genious, rebel36 and 5 others like this.
  20. Rest assured, I will be this guy while at Undead Labs...


    Also, I can't even begin to express how ecstatic I am about this opportunity! Perhaps I can persuade them with "magic" cookies to extend our stay indefinitely... they're legal now in Seattle after all!
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