The Home Stretch
Well, it looks like we're definitely going to hit our $52,000 stretch goal before our Kickstarter ends Sunday, April 21st at 7:50pm EDT; odds are, we may be seeing a lot of you in person over the coming months -- please be kind. We'll try to do the same.
Just a few updates you may have missed if you haven't been paying attention to Retronauts' ever-growing number of social networks:
We put together a brief, unprofessional podcast over Skype about the progress of our Kickstarter thus far. You can take a listen over at our SoundCloud page, then immediately start counting down the days until we get recording equipment that doesn't make it sound like we're communicating with walkie-talkies underwater (soon!).
Jeremy also spelled out our upcoming video plans in a lengthy blog post. Head on over to Retronauts.com and check it out!
And in the spirit of "but wait... there's more!" we've also added a few reward tiers based entirely around books.
Donating $140 will get you a brand-new, Kickstarter-exclusive, full-color 50-page Retronauts book, featuring the commissioned pieces donated by our talented artists, as well as some original written content from Bob, Ray, and Jeremy.
Donating $400 will let you take home three volumes of Jeremy Parish's Anatomy of a Game series in stunning 10x8, full-color, paperback format -- and we'll even throw in the original Retronauts book from the tier described above. And, of course, anyone who chooses either of these tiers will get to bring home everything from the Retronauts prize pack (sticker/button, DVD, t-shirt) as well. Also, only a handful of our commissioned art pieces (the $250 tier) remain available, so you may want to get while the getting's good!
As always, thanks again for your support. We can't wait to make stuff that will delight your eyes, ears, and possibly other senses.
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A SHOUT-OUT ON A SPECIAL THANK YOU SEGMENT. Hear your name read by one of us on a segment of the show specifically engineered for fan-thanking. Plus, bonus karma for helping make our podcasting dreams come true!Estimated delivery:
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A RETRONAUTS STICKER AND BUTTON PRIZE PACK. Show the world how much you love Retronauts by stabbing your expensive clothing with a shiny button or slapping a sticker on your car's impeccable paint job. Plus, you'll get a shout-out on a special thank you segment of the show!Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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AN EXCLUSIVE RETRONAUTS VIDEO DVD. Prepare yourself for an hour of exclusive, never-before-seen content that will only exist on flat, circular discs. Plus, you'll get a shout-out on a special thank you segment of the show!Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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AN EXCLUSIVE RETRONAUTS T-SHIRT. Be the envy of your arcade or gentlemen's club with a piece of apparel that shows your fine taste in podcasts. Plus, you'll get a shout-out on a special thank you segment of the show!Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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THE COMPLETE RETRONAUTS PRIZE PACK. Show your true fanitude by netting rewards from our previous tiers: the sticker and button prize pack, exclusive DVD, t-shirt, and a special shout-out on a thank you segment of the show.Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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DECIDE THE TOPIC OF AN ENTIRE MINI EPISODE. We've sold out of the option to pick a regular episode's topic, but now that we'll be doing mini-episodes on off weeks, you can buy the right to boss us around in new and different ways. You alone can decide our future... for like 30 minutes at a time.Estimated delivery:
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DECIDE THE TOPIC OF A RETROSPECTIVE ARTICLE. As we continue to build Retronauts.com, we'll be posting all sorts of written content. Want us to write a big article about some retro game subject in particular? With this reward we'll do just that.Estimated delivery:
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AN EXCLUSIVE RETRONAUTS BOOK. Take home roughly 50 pages of exclusive, all-new Retronauts content, including the original illustrations from our $250 tier, and written pieces from Bob, Ray, and Jeremy! And since you're so nice, we'll throw in the Retronauts sticker/button, DVD, and t-shirt at no additional cost. There's no better way to rake in our physical rewards!Estimated delivery:Add $20 USD to ship outside the US
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A FANGAMER PRIZE PACKAGE. We've been working with the awesome folks at Fangamer to make the best merch possible, and they've been nice enough to donate a boatload of their amazing merchandise. Donate $140 to our cause, and you'll get a package that contains some choice goodies inspired by some of our favorite games. (And you get to decide which one.) Please check out the WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU section of our project page for more details. You'll also get the Retronauts sticker/button, DVD, and t-shirt at no additional cost!Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
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DECIDE THE TOPIC OF AN ENTIRE EPISODE. Has there been a topic you've been dying for Retronauts to cover? Well now you can make us -- with money! You'll also get a mega-shout-out on a special thank you segment of the show!Estimated delivery:
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DECIDE THE SUBJECT OF A VIDEO SEGMENT. Our video plans will also include one-off videos on retro gaming subjects. With this, we'll work with you to make a video on the game or series your heart desires.Estimated delivery:
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DECIDE THE GAMES FOR OUR LIVESTREAMS. We're planning livestreamed game marathons for charity, and with this reward, you can tell us what game to play for one of the hours we'll devote to broadcasting (between two different 24 hr. marathons). Good, bad, it's up to you -- it just has to be old.Estimated delivery:
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OWN A PIECE OF CUSTOM RETRONAUTS ART. You pick a classic game, and we'll draw it for you! We've tapped some of our favorite artists to create fancy fan art at your command. You'll receive either the original piece or a digital print all neatly mounted and framed, and the best part is that the art belongs to you and you alone. So far, Bill Mudron, Rusty Shackles, Nick Daniels, and Jeremy Parish are on board with their paintbrushes ready, and we'll raise the number of images available if we can sweet talk more artists into joining.Estimated delivery:Add $30 USD to ship outside the US
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HELP US CO-HOST AN ENTIRE EPISODE. Be the envy of your friends and loved ones (living and dead) as you join the Retronauts ranks and help us soldier through an entire episode. Sorry, we can't take care of accommodations or travel, but we'll probably buy you a delicious pizza or something. Plus, you'll undoubtedly receive the most amount of praise on a special thank you segment of the show! Is your ego ready?Estimated delivery:
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GAMESPITE'S THREE-VOLUME "ANATOMY OF A GAME" BOOK SERIES, PLUS THE COMPLETE RETRONAUTS PRIZE PACK. Our own Jeremy Parish is putting together some lovely, full-color books based on his Anatomy of a Game series, and you can take home all three of them -- along with the goodies found in the $80 tier's complete Retronauts prize pack. Three beautiful, full-color 10x8 paperback editions devoted to Castlevania, The Legend of Zelda, and a TBA mystery game (that you'll no doubt love) can be yours! We'll also throw in the exclusive Retronauts book from the $140 tier because you're just that cool.Estimated delivery:Add $30 USD to ship outside the US
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A PERSONAL PODCAST. Yes, we'll record an episode of Retronauts just for you, and only you, on whatever relevant topic you want. We'll say your name and everything! You can share it if you want, but it goes straight from us to you.Estimated delivery:
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