We love the idea behind Early Access.
It gives developers the opportunity to fund actively fund titles in development that would otherwise never see the light of day while giving gamers something to sink their teeth into.
Unfortunately Steam’s Early Access service is also more than a little broken, with games releasing in an unfinished states or just not at all.
Overgrowth is a prime example, and we’re still not sure it will ever see an official release.
Developers Wolffire games have officially been working on the rabbit martial arts simulator since its announcement on 17 September 2008.
Since then, the game has seen a number of engine and gameplay changes, available as “alpha” updates for those who have pre-ordered the game.
That’s over 4 years before Steam’s Early Access even came into existence, making it by far the oldest crowdfunded game on the service.
Given the game’s small team and long-running development, Overgrowth has developed somewhat of a cult following as the title constantly updates in line with modern gaming standards.
There is currently still no official release date.
Check out the latest update trailer below: