Now that BioShock Infinite: Industrial Revolution has been officially announced, here’s a nice cheat sheet to address any questions that may come up.
About The Game:
What is BioShock Infinite: Industrial Revolution?
BioShock Infinite: Industrial Revolution
is a puzzle game in which you assume the role of a factory worker within the sky-city of Columbia. You complete increasingly difficult puzzles while learning more about the warring factions in the game and earning in-game rewards.
Who made BioShock Infinite: Industrial Revolution?
This game was developed by Lazy 8 Studios in close collaboration with Irrational Games. Check out more of their amazing work at www.lazy8studios.com
Is it part of BioShock Infinite? Will it ever be offered for sale? Can I buy the in-game items or grab them in a later edition?
is not offered for sale as a standalone game, it is not part of BioShock Infinite
, and we currently have no plans for its content to be used elsewhere.
Which retailers are participating in this pre-order promotion?
Steam for digital versions and the retailers listed on www.preordernow.com
What happens if I already pre-ordered BioShock Infinite?
Please contact your retailer. They will happily cancel your existing pre-order, and replace it with a
new pre-order that includes a code for Industrial Revolution.
What are the rewards exactly?
First of all, we hope you have a ton of fun playing! Here are the in-game rewards you get to unlock:
3 Gear items: Handyman Nemesis, Sugar Rush, and Fleet Feet
Learn about the city of Columbia and its factions through story chunks.
Facebook pack that pledges your allegiance for either the Vox Populi or the Founders
Are there any additional rewards?
If you pre-order BioShock Infinite at GameStop, you’ll receive the Comstock China Broom Upgrade while pre-ordering at Best Buy will get you the Comstock Bird's Eye Upgrade.
I pre-ordered from GameStop and I didn't receive my code, what's the deal?
Gamestop will take approximately 1-2 days to send out codes after a pre-order is placed.
I pre-ordered from Steam and now it appears in my library - does this mean it's playable?
Pre-ordering BioShock Infinite will result in a cover/placeholder to show up in your library, not the actual game. The game will NOT be playable until the release date.
TO REDEEM YOUR CODE, YOU'LL NEED A COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS. THAT'S IT!
1: Go to www.FinkManufacturing.com
2: Click “Redeem Code.”
3: Follow the instructions on-screen to register through Facebook.
4: When prompted, enter and redeem your 16-figure code. Once you click “redeem code,” you will have complete access to BioShock Infinite: Industrial Revolution
DON'T WANT TO USE FACEBOOK OR HAVE NO FACEBOOK ACCOUNT? NO PROBLEM.
YOU CAN REDEEM YOUR CODE BY USING YOUR CURRENT EMAIL ADDRESS.
1: Fill in the required fields and agree to the terms of service, then click submit.
2: A verification email will be sent to the email account you registered.
3: Open your email account and click the link provided in the verification email in order to continue the redemption process. If no email appears in your inbox within five minutes, please:
a)Check your spam folder to ensure that the email was not auto-filtered.
b)Try re-entering your email address to account for potential spelling errors.
4: Once you click the link provided, create a password for your account and click “submit.”
5: When prompted, enter and redeem your 16-figure code. Once you click “redeem code,” you will have complete access to BioShock Infinite: Industrial Revolution.
For Steam users:
No code required. Simply follow the same instructions starting with clicking "Redeem Code" (even though you don't have one).
There was the opportunity to select Steam or PC on redemption. Why the difference?
Claiming Your Rewards
If you pre-ordered from a retailer that is NOT steam, you will receive a 16 digit code. You will need to enter “PC” as your platform and enter your code.
If you have a Steam account, and you select Steam as your platform, and authenticate, but you did not pre-order the game with Steam, you will see the following message: “We’re sorry, but we have determined that you have not pre-ordered BioShock Infinite through Steam. Please select “PC” as your platform and enter the sixteen digit code you received with your pre-order.”
My Industrial Revolution pre-order code is not working. What should I do?
First, verify that you've entered the code correctly. If you're certain that you've entered the correct code, please contact our customer service at email@example.com
and we'll help you troubleshoot the problem.
I can't create an account. How should I proceed?
Most often, this is because the activation email we sent you was caught by a spam filter. Check your email account's spam folder first. If you still haven't received an email, it's possible that you experienced a momentary connectivity issue. Wait a bit and try again. If you're still having problems, please contact customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org
Why didn't I receive my account activation email?
It's possible that your activation email was caught by a spam filter, either in your email application or one run by your internet service provider. If so, you'll need to add the email address "email@example.com
" to your list of allowed senders. If you are still experiencing problems, click on "Lost Password" at the Industrial Revolution login screen to have a new activation email sent to you.
It says that my email is already in the system but I don’t know my password?
Reset your password.
How do I change my password or account settings?
If you're logged in to Industrial Revolution
, you can change your password by going to "My Account" in the header. If you are unable to log in, there is a "Lost Password" button on the login screen. It will send a link to the email address we have on file. Check your email; follow the link in it, and you can reset your password.
I have two codes from different retailers so that I can get both the shotgun and the sniper-rifle -can I can use them both on a single account?
First of all, you are a true completest! And yes, you absolutely can. If you have multiple pre-orders, you can link them to your one account by going to My Account -> Redeem Additional Codes, and it will take you through the process. You can see how many you have redeemed and on which platforms on this screen as well.
What are the items you can unlock in the game, what do they do?
The gear items are Handyman Nemesis, Sugar Rush and Fleet Feet. Additionally, you’ll be able to gain cash that can be used in-game.
I've unlocked rewards for BioShock Infinite in Industrial Revolution. How do I claim them in my game?
On the day that BioShock Infinite is available, we will email you a one-time-use code to claim your rewards. You will also be able to access this code here on this website by clicking the "My Rewards" button.
I purchased BioShock Infinite for multiple platforms. Can I use one Industrial Revolution account to get rewards on all of them?
First, congratulations on being a person of fine taste and character. Second, yes, you can link any and all pre-order codes you have to a single Industrial Revolution account. Once you've signed up with your initial pre-order code, log in to Industrial Revolution. Then go to "My Account" (linked above) and enter any additional codes you may have. Your Industrial Revolution progress will then be linked to any platform you have entered the code from. You will have to log out and log back in to see it reflected in game.
Can I still unlock my rewards if my BioShock Infinite platform isn't connected to the internet?
You must be able to connect online with your chosen platform in order to access the rewards you've unlocked with Industrial Revolution. Specifically, you must be able to connect via Steam on the PC, PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 3, or Xbox LIVE for the Xbox 360 edition.
How do I unlock the Comstock China Broom Upgrade and the Comstock Bird's Eye Upgrade?
The Comstock China Broom Shotgun and the Comstock Bird's Eye G10 Sniper Rifle are exclusive items that can be earned only by pre-ordering BioShock Infinite at a specific retailer and redeeming your BioShock Infinite: Industrial Revolution code. They cannot be unlocked by completing levels in BioShock Infinite: Industrial Revolution.
Industrial Revolution Gameplay:
Can I play Industrial Revolution on my mobile device?
Industrial Revolution requires the latest version of Flash
on a compatible web browser (IE 8, Chrome 17.0.963.78 and newer, Firefox 10.0 and newer, Safari 5.1.2 and newer, and Opera 11.61 and newer).
I've finished Industrial Revolution, and I gave all my support to one faction. Can I play it again in order to unlock all of the faction-specific rewards for the other faction?
Alas, you cannot. Your decisions are important. Every choice you make in Industrial Revolution
is permanent! But you can always replay the puzzles, just for fun.
Why are the newspaper articles in Industrial Revolution talking about my recent support for one faction, even though I've mostly supported the other?
Your choices over the course of the entire game will affect which faction rewards you earn when you complete Industrial Revolution
. However, if your most recent activity—since the last newspaper article—has been in favor of one faction or another, you’ll see that choice reflected in your next newspaper.