0.5 plusminus delta
during these past 16 days, we saw the funding mark get sped past and every stretch goal be successively toppled, one immediately after another, like little more than falling rows of cardboard dominoes. the awesome power of the enduring interest and good will of my supporters continues to be astounding. i am amazed. mirthfully riled. condemned to perpetual exuberance.
i am burning alive in the beatific radiance of your combined enthusiasm.
16 days passed, 16 days to go. this is the halfway mark.
stretch goal items and the +41000
- the dazzling "upper city", once scaled down in a project-wide gutting effort, will now be restored to its original status as the most expansive level in the game.
- players can now answer dire situations with a variety of side arms, obtained either through exploration or as reward for triumphs of skill. these items obey a finite-use system and can be recharged at any save point.
- radio the universe suffered in its presentation from cutscene underavailability. this will now be rectified.
- the extended game will be comprised of both revived scrapbox levels and newly-imagined locations. also introduced in complement is a slew of bosses, enemies, and traps.
fantastic. what next?
depending on the end amount, i'll consider doing post-release content, commissioning additional music, improving animations, adding additional areas, adding new features, and reserving some funds for the possibility of ports (if sales don't take off immediately). i can't see that far into the future, but whatever happens, the plan is to utilize every bit of funding to its fullest potential.
a number of people have requested that a paypal option be made available. when it is finally set up, the kickstarter-aversive and the amazon-allergic will find a graphic link to a donation pool on the main page. available options will be the $10 tier and the $25 tier.
to those enthusiastic supporters messaging me about additional $70 tier slots: i'm afraid that this is it. if you're wondering why, see the preceding update for my reasoning behind this decision. if you're someone whose message i replied to saying that there *might* be an addition near the end, sorry to disappoint. if you've just now arrived and never even had a chance, i will grant you the slot if you can best a current $70-tier holder in a 100 meter dash.
i'm slowly beginning my transition back to full productivity mode. i could use the head start.
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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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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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