For those that have been following along, Unwritten has 3 days left to go and a final push is absolutely needed to get us to the finish line. With nearly 1,200 backers and 60% of our goal (and counting), this is something we can do!
However, many of our backers are rightfully excited about the future beyond our goal, and they've been asking us what happens if we get more than asked for. We've been hesitant to put up our "stretch goals" (features we will add if we exceed our goal), but we have to admit: we're excited about the future too! We have great faith that our backers will help us make that final push, and we want to share our fondest, wildest hopes and dreams for the game.
So as requested, here are Unwritten's stretch goals! And just a reminder, there will be no more pledges after Tuesday, February 12th at 11:51 pm (right before midnight).
Unlocked at $100,000 - Mac and Linux Versions
Just what it says, both the game and the tools for Mac and Linux. We want everyone able to play Unwritten, and to do so on their platform of choice.
Unlocked at $125,000 - iPad Version
The market for iOS games is tricky these days, but we want to make a tablet version of Unwritten simply because we think it will play great on the platform. Even if we don't sell a lot of copies, we just know that those that want to take Unwritten on the go will have an awesome version of it that just makes sense on the tablet.
Note that we need extra money for this version because we only want to do it if we can re-design the game for a touch screen interface, making sure that it's the best-playing version of Unwritten it can be.
Unlocked at $150,000 - Mod Community and Website
We're already releasing the same tools we're using to make the game with every single downloaded copy. But we want to take this idea a step further and build a community website around posting, rating, and sharing the mods that you make for the game. This will add value for more than just those that want to mod the game: as a player you'll also have access to a whole host of free additional content, keeping our theme of "infinite variety" going on and on!
Unlocked at $175,000 - The First Official Expansion, Chosen by You!
While we're extremely invested in the unique world of Unwritten, we have many ideas that wouldn't fit in the game we're making now. From stranded Greek warriors making their way home (as in the Odyssey), to a modern exploration of assassins and mercenaries, we have many themes and places that didn't make the cut, but that we want to explore in official expansions to the game. And for the first expansion we want the backers to help us narrow down the field!
If we hit this goal backers will be sent a poll to pick the theme, setting, and mechanics that will be found in the first official expansion. All backers (at any reward level that includes a copy of the game) will also get the expansion for free!
Unlocked at $250,000 - Multiplayer
We are often asked about multiplayer for Unwritten, and honestly it's something that fascinates us. We have talked about how cool seamless, asynchronous multiplayer (like that found in Dark Souls) would would be in the game. Maybe you encounter the ruins of another player's failed playthrough and can play back the last 5 story fragments they participated in. Maybe you can learn from their mistakes, or you might even scavenge from their memories. The possibilities seem endless.
However, we also know that multiplayer is just way out of scope for our tiny budget. Extra money would make some of our "blue sky" features a reality, and would take Unwritten to a new, exciting level.
pledged of $75,000 goal
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Jan 14, 2013 - Feb 13, 2013 (30 days)
Pledge $5 or more
The People Who Watched -- Get added to the backers only mailing list. Also gets a free download of "Tribal Visions" the first song from the game's soundtrack.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
Pledge $15 or more
The People Who Walked -- Get the game and all the developer tools as soon as they're completed via a digital download. Includes all rewards from lower tiers.Estimated delivery: Aug 2013
Pledge $25 or more
The People Who Made Haste -- Get the full game an entire week before its official release date. Includes all rewards from lower tiers.Estimated delivery: Aug 2013
Pledge $30 or more
The People Who Came Before -- Get early access to the beta. Also gets your name listed in the credits as "Beta Tester". Includes all rewards from lower tiers.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
Pledge $50 or more
The People Who Gazed at the Sky -- Get a digital art book with all the concept art from the game. Includes all rewards from "The People Who Came Before" and lower.Estimated delivery: Aug 2013
Pledge $50 or more
The People Who Stopped to Listen -- Get a DRM free mp3 download of the game's soundtrack. Includes all rewards from "The People Who Came Before" and lower.Estimated delivery: Aug 2013
Pledge $50 or more
The People Who Lay in Wait -- Get a digital strategy guide for the game. Includes all rewards from "The People Who Came Before" and lower.Estimated delivery: Aug 2013
Pledge $70 or more
The People That Sharpened Their Spears -- Get the digital "special edition" of the game. Includes a digital art book with all the game's concept art, a digital strategy guide, and a DRM free mp3 download of the game's full soundtrack. Includes all rewards from lower tiers.Estimated delivery: Aug 2013
Pledge $100 or more
The People in Print -- Get a color, printed, "Unwritten" poster with your choice of design (see "What About Rewards?" for more details). Includes all rewards from "The People That Sharpened Their Spears" and lower. NOTE: This reward is not included in upper tiers unless specifically mentioned in the description.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013Add $15 to ship outside the US
Pledge $100 or more
The People That Spoke -- Get a unique "story fragment" (a legend of your people) that appears in your clan's history when starting a new game. Every fragment is unique to you and you alone (other backers in this tier will get a different fragment). Also gets early access to the developer tools and your name in the credits as "Story Teller". Includes all rewards from lower tiers.Estimated delivery: Aug 2013
Pledge $150 or more
The People of Legend -- Your name or preferred alias (altered to fit the theme and tone of the world) will be used as the name of a rival clan leader in game. Must satisfy basic decency and tone requirements. Also unlocks a special ending of the game available only to backers at this tier and higher. NOTE: rival clan leader names are selected randomly for each play session, but backers will be given a code to ensure their name is selected if desired. Includes all rewards from lower tiers.Estimated delivery: Aug 2013
Pledge $250 or more
10 backers Limited (20 of 30 left)
The People on the Horizon -- A silhouette of your face will be used randomly as one of the shadow puppet elements in the game (taken from an exaggerated photo of your profile). Your face will be visible to all players of the game, not just you. NOTE: faces are selected randomly for each play session, but backers will be given a code to ensure their face is selected if desired. Includes all rewards from "The People of Legend" and lower.Estimated delivery: Aug 2013Add $15 to ship outside the US
Pledge $500 or more
10 backers Limited (15 of 25 left)
The People Who Arrived -- Get a numbered, limited screen print poster created specifically for this reward tier. All copies will be signed by the development team. Read the "What About Rewards?" section for more details. Includes all rewards from "The People of Legend" and lower.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013Add $15 to ship outside the US
Pledge $3,000 or more
1 backer All gone!
The God Who Lived in a Mountain -- You get to choose the secret name of the resident of God Mountain, the God of the Tundra. Must satisfy basic decency and tone requirements. Includes all rewards from "The People of Legend" and lower.Estimated delivery: Aug 2013
Pledge $5,000 or more
1 backer Limited (4 of 5 left)
The People Who Spoke With the God -- Get a digital copy of all future games made by Roxlou Games. Includes all rewards from "The People Who Arrived", "The People on the Horizon", and "The People in Print". You will also be listed in the credits of Unwritten and future games as "Patron".Estimated delivery: Aug 2013