More on Single Player
Right, so, I totally hear you folks who are disappointed about the single player campaign not coming together.
I will refund the pledges of anyone who feels cheated, absolutely.
Let me explain a little more. I spent a LOT of time on the single-player story campaign. Built many levels, wrote many scripts, watched many movies, and have a very detailed outline that took months to figure out.
And it's not fun to play. It's just not. That's my fault of course, and maybe someone can figure out a way to make it fun, but we've tried and haven't seen a path from here to there. The pace of the game was ponderous, and the ratio of engaging story bits to exciting gameplay was proving impossible for us to balance and for it to be fun. And the most fun was from the combat moments and the hide-and-seek aspect of maneuvering around the house.
We decided to concentrate on making the game that's as fun as we can make it, rather than trying to force something that just wasn't working.
If you feel cheated, I understand. I'll personally refund your money. I would ask that you wait and see if the demo/beta seems fun to you. If not, if you still feel cheated, then absolutely, I will give you all of your money back.
Thanks again for your patience and support.
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A code to download the finished game. For every $5 you donate, you get additional codes that you can freely transfer or even sell to other peopleEstimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Your Initials in the credits (up to 3 letters).Two (2) copies of the game.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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BETA access to the game this Summer, which will let you both help guide the final game. Your full name in the credits, in the exclusive Beta Bosses section. And of course Seven (7) copies of the game.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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A Haunts T-Shirt! In the winning design, available in men's and women's styles. Shipped for free in the US, and for an additional charge abroad.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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All of the above rewards plus a copy of the sound track. Additionally, you get to put a Tweet-length personal message into the credits (Full name plus 140 characters - subject to editing for objectionable content at our sole discretion). Also, naturally, ten (10) copies of the game.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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All the above - beta, name, message, soundtrack - plus your picture in our Gallery of Generous Ghouls on our web site. And twenty (20) copies of the game!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Your Caricature In the Game - your Gallery of Generous Ghouls portrait turned into a caricature of you by Austin and incorporated into our game, where it will appear in various rooms, halls, dungeons, libraries, and other terrifying locales.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Your Caricature, in the real world! Austin will hand-draw a version of your caricature, sign it, and ship it to you. Suitable for real world framing as well as digital. Additional shipping fees may apply outside the US.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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A cameo role in the history of Tyree Manse! Your name will be given to one of the characters in the century-long saga of our haunted setting. Of course you also receive everything that has come before, along with a credit in you Gallery of Generous Ghouls portrait for which character is named after you. Oh yeah, and an insane FIFTY (50) copies of the game - enough to open your own online store!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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MAKE IT HAPPEN reward pledge. This will put us over the top and make the game happen, so it has to be special! Everything listed above plus: 1) YOU are the Seventh Intruder - a version of you as a playable character in the game. 2) YOUR Story - you get to script TWO scenarios for the game - one from the Intruders POV and one from the Denizens. We'll do the hard work of implementing it in the game, all you have to do is come up with the story (with our helpful input of course). 3) A hand-made, suitable for framing Deed to Tyree Manse, in your name. 4) An appearance on the Pod Macabre to ask us whatever you want. So come on, let's make this happen!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012