Of Being Picked, and Being Popular… Kickstarter-style
Dear Backers, It’s time to get POPULAR on Kickstarter if we hope to generate the traction needed to hit our goal by midnight EST next Tuesday, June 5!!
So what do we mean? The Kickstarter front page displays only two categories of project: Staff Picks, and Popular this Week. If you’re not in one of those categories, it’s near impossible for random visitors to the Kickstarter site to stumble upon projects they don’t already know about. In fact, the only way to find our project from the Kickstarter main page is by entering the exact search terms “The Time Tribe”! So this is a chicken-and-egg problem for sure, making it tough for us to pick up steam in the general Kickstarter community, despite all the great, enthusiastic feedback and comments we’re getting from the people who find out about it through direct outreach from us, or from fans such as yourselves.
Sadly we didn’t catch the eye of the Kickstarter powers-that-be, but if our project can make it into the Popular category by showing a steady spike in backers over the next couple of days, we’d stand a chance of being featured in the Popular category, making it possible for general browsers at the Kickstarter site to find us, too!
So here's what we're offering: if you get two of your friends to back The Time Tribe in this last week – and have them email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you were the one who referred them – we'll bump your reward level to the next major one. Member, Patron, Leader, and all the big bonus stuff up to the $1000 reward level. At no additional cost to you!
And if you're the person who makes the most referrals, we'll use your likeness for an NPC in the game! See yourself in historic period costume!
Thanks so much for all your support, and let’s pull together and get this done! We know we can reach our goal, together with you, our wonderful fans.
And for a little fun, check out a little blooper reel we put together from our attempts at filming the Kickstarter video – a little homage, perhaps, to the fact that this campaign hasn't gone quite as we'd hoped ;) But there's still time!
- Karen and Lucas
And a final PS: We think “Children of the Elements – The Sustainability Story for iPad” is another worthy project in the same boat, Not Picked, Not (yet) Popular, and creating a beautiful, educational interactive experience for kids. So please check them out and send some Kickstarter love their way if you like what you see as much as we do!
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May 15, 2012 - Jun 5, 2012
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First access to the open beta version of the game, special thanks in the game credits, and your choice of digital wallpaperEstimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $25 or more
TIME TRIBE MEMBER: Your very own timekey mailed to you, an invitation to the closed beta, credit as a member of the Time Tribe, an exclusive Kickstarter-only Coat of Arms option in-game, and wallpaper (international backers please add $6 shipping)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $35 or more
Everything from TIME TRIBE MEMBER, plus an exclusive digital copy of the complete soundtrack OR a personalized digital copy of the first issue of the comic, before anyone else can get themEstimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $50 or more
TIME TRIBE PATRON: Everything from the TIME TRIBE MEMBER, plus a Kickstarter-only beautiful pouch for your timekeys, a 3-month regular subscription to the game, giving you extra content and options, and a Kickstarter-exclusive virtual artifact in the game (international backers please add $6 shipping)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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TIME TRIBE LEADER: The full gamut -- real timekey, a beautiful personalized wooden treasure chest for your timekeys (a Kickstarter exclusive), closed beta invitation, 3-month PREMIUM subscription, exclusive Coat of Arms, wallpaper, official soundtrack, digital comic, exclusive in-game artifact, and a personalized letter, plus special in-game credit (international backers please add $6 shipping)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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6 backers Limited (19 of 25 left)
Everything from the TIME TRIBE LEADER, but a LIFETIME basic subscription to the Time Tribe for UP TO THREE PEOPLEEstimated delivery: Jul 2012
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9 backers Limited (1 of 10 left)
Everything from the TIME TRIBE LEADER, plus your name will be used for a character in a future episode of the gameEstimated delivery: Oct 2012
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3 backers Limited (2 of 5 left)
Everything from the TIME TRIBE LEADER, plus Karen's daughter Meriel (9) will write an original story about your adventures in the time travel destination of your choiceEstimated delivery: Aug 2012
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1 backer Limited (4 of 5 left)
Everything from the TIME TRIBE LEADER, plus Karen's daughter Hadley (11) will make a diorama of you kicking back (or fighting back) in the time travel destination of your choiceEstimated delivery: Aug 2012
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0 backers Limited (5 of 5 left)
Everything from the TIME TRIBE LEADER, plus Karen's daughter Sage (6) will make you a keychain (for your timekeys!) plus a drawing of you in the Keep or in a time travel destination of your choiceEstimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $750 or more
0 backers Limited (3 of 3 left)
Everything from the TIME TRIBE LEADER, plus you can sit in on a 1.5-hour conference call with the team to add your voice to the development of the gameEstimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
7 backers Limited (3 of 10 left)
Everything from the TIME TRIBE LEADER, plus we will write an in-game story based on YOUR ideas and chosen time periodEstimated delivery: Nov 2012
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1 backer Limited (1 of 2 left)
LIFETIME SUBSCRIPTIONS for EVERYONE at a SCHOOL/INSTITUTION of YOUR CHOICEEstimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $2,500 or more
1 backer Limited (3 of 4 left)
Everything from the TIME TRIBE LEADER, plus Karen will take you on a personal tour of the historical or archaeological site of your choice in the New England or tri-state area (your travel expenses your own responsibility)Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
Pledge $10,000 or more
0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
Everything from the TIME TRIBE LEADER, plus Karen will take you on a personal tour of the historical or archaeological site of your choice, ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD (your travel expenses your own responsibility)Estimated delivery: Apr 2013