pictured above: hup
it looks like we passed our goal in about 48 hours. well, whatever. who cares.
no, i'm kidding: it's fantastic. beyond the descriptive capacity of any prose or imagery, this truly has become the most wonderful time of the year. my gratitude to all of the generous backers, the tireless supporters, the people whose influence and foresight disseminated news of my fundraiser, and even the BMW guy on the road today who was kind of a dick at first but eventually let me in the lane. thanks, BMW guy. we couldn't have done it without you.
i'm a little stunned that this quiet and oddball project got so much attention, but my good friend don draper of sterling cooper advertising agency once said:
"You are the product. You feeling something. That's what sells."
thus despite all of the cynical advice i received on how to "market" this project, i suspect that the most potent advertising tool of an already cynical, loud, and media-saturated 2012 internet is people's intelligences being respected.
following this rudimentary update and the hustle-bustle and festive hearth of the holidays (or the despair and loneliness of bitter winter, if you're more my style), i will appear again shortly with news. stay tuned.
once again, thank you sincerely, best wishes, and 'til then.
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Dec 21, 2012 - Jan 23, 2013
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A hydrogen atom somewhere will blink out of existence. With 1.19 x 10^58 U.S. dollars, we can make the sun disappear. And: a PC download of the regular version of the game.Estimated delivery: Mar 2014
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PC download of the special Kickstarter-only version of the game (full game + extra content). Digital soundtrack collection which includes entire bonus arrangement albums not found in the game. Digital combined manual/artbook/devlog/contributor list/hatemail/occult tome. Your name in the contributor list, along with a 140-character message of your devising.Estimated delivery: Mar 2014
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Disc set of the Kickstarter-only version of the game and the soundtrack collection, fitted inside multiple hand-numbered and color-printed high-quality cases adorned with art. At your explicit request, I will sharpie an upsetting message of my own devising on one of the cases for free. It will be highly unpleasant. Also: everything in the $25 tier.Estimated delivery: Mar 2014Ships within the US only
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Exactly the same as the other $70 reward tier. First and last limit extension.Estimated delivery: Mar 2014Add $10 to ship outside the US
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A classy and understated piece of ominous artwork to hang up in your castle foyer. Printed not on poster paper, nor even cardboard, but on a tough canvas material wrapped around a solid wooden box backing. It's essentially a piece of furniture. The image is larger than your torso, ultra-sinister, and effectively defeats high-energy arms fire at point-blank range--though one of those things is a lie. Numbered and signed. Also: everything in the $70 tier and the $25 tier.Estimated delivery: Mar 2014Ships within the US only
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I will pray to a star on your behalf. No discernible effect.Estimated delivery: May 2014