Our most important task since the project was funded on Monday has been to begin working out a detailed, but flexible production schedule. We hope to complete the project in about 3 months, but as we haven’t raised enough funds to shut our studio down completely, we’ll most likely spread out this production over the next 6 months or so.
Within these past few days, we’ve also begun programming a playable ‘proof of concept’ and preparing for the delivery of your rewards.Your rewards
Around the middle of this month, Amazon will release the funds we have raised during the campaign. Once that happens, we’ll produce and begin delivering all of the rewards we have promised (with the exception of the game itself). We hope to be able to have all of them in the mail to you, if not there already, by no later than the middle of June.Future updates
Our future updates will attempt to strike a balance between keeping those of you interested in the development our game informed, up-to-date and involved while at the same time not becoming a nuisance to those who might be simply happy knowing that it’s on track and doing well.
Our updates will report on our progress, show visuals when available and seek your opinions about the game’s design and play. We’ll also begin preparing for the eventual release of the game by asking you to help us to identify the various aspects of the game that may be of interest to future players and come up with the best ways to reach them.
All in all, we hope to be able to ask you for your opinions at many points along the way, from the earliest designs to the late beta.Production schedule
In general, our production will happen in the following phases
1. proof of concept
a very crude, playable version of the game with temporary visuals and basic functionality
2. complete level
a single, fully functional level of the game with near final, optimized visuals and programming
3. mini game
a bare bones but complete, 3 level version of the game (desert, mountains, city), with the overall game logic in place
4. in-game + animated content
with the AI of the game mostly in place, we’ll be concentrating on building the individual levels and animated clips.
a rough, incomplete, but functioning version of the entire game
a refined version of the game requiring final input from testers
the game made available for download for iPhones and iPads
8. Mac & PC
the game made available for personal computers
Again, a HUGE thank you to all of you for making the production of ‘nstaCharge possible!!
The WONDERFUL PEOPLE of Kickstarter.com selected us as the PROJECT OF THE DAY today!! This is a great honor and a privilege. Thank you Kickstarter Team!!
Our project is the first image you see on Kickstarter when you load the site anywhere in the world today! Whether you are in Europe, Asia, Africa, The Americas, Down Under or an island somewhere! This is amazing!
Thank you, everyone! YOU made it happen!!
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'nstaCharge HD! (available for all pledge levels) Download an exclusive, Full HD, 1080p version of our award winning animated short film for viewing on your computer or TV. The reward is available IMMEDIATELY via a download. Formats: Divx, h264 QT. See Update #6 for download instructions.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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