48 hours to go!
You may not have noticed (or even cared) but Kickstarter added 24 hours to everyone's project schedules, to compensate for their servers going down recently. So our project will finally be funded on Saturday morning, my time.
So, I'll save the prolific thank you speeches until then. This is just a short heads-up to say hi, and to remind you all that Amazon will start taking your hard-earned cash from your credit cards soon, then sitting on it for a couple of weeks, taking their cut and hopefully giving the rest to me! I mention it because some of you have pledged quite staggeringly large amounts (thank you, thank you, thank you!) and I don't want anyone taken by surprise and ending up over their credit limit!
Hey, we've very nearly reached 200% of what I asked for! I'm so grateful. It's made a lot of difference to my plans and my ability to do something exciting with the project.
pledged of $27,000 goal
seconds to go
Feb 27, 2011 - Apr 9, 2011 (40 days)
Pledge $15 or more
DONOR: A signed "thank you" postcard of Lucy the robot (signed by me, obviously - Lucy has no hands!)
Pledge $25 or more
VOYEUR: A photo of Lucy or Grace, plus access to an exclusive online 'look over my shoulder' at the state of the game as it develops, my personal programming diary, explanations of the theoretical stuff, and my raw laboratory notes.
Pledge $50 or more
TESTER: As for voyeurs, plus become an official beta tester with an influence on the game's development, and get a free copy of the game when it's final.
Pledge $75 or more
GURU: The same as testers, but become an advanced 'community guru' beta tester, with back-door access to my personal development tools (gene editors, advanced medical monitors, etc.), plus detailed technical info and email support with the biology and game API, as well as access to a special discussion forum.
Pledge $100 or more
SPONSOR: Be an advanced beta tester, plus get some game merchandise (e.g. a mug or mouse mat), and get a personal thank you in the in-game credits.
Pledge $500 or more
15 backers All gone!
SUPERHERO: As for sponsors, plus a signed and framed piece of original storyboard artwork or a page from my lab notebook, with my original experimental brain or biochemistry diagrams and notes on it. Think how much one of Leonardo's notebook pages is worth now ;-)
Pledge $1,000 or more
5 backers All gone!
FRIEND: All of that stuff and I'll buy you lunch (continental US only). I may even kiss your feet!