Back From Gamescom and WOAH 20,000!
It's been quite the week at Gamescom and we had a blast, but now we're happy to be back in the office to share our experiences with the rest of the team. We expected the pledges to start slowing down a bit while we were away, but they should pick up again as people get home from Cologne and check out our Kickstarter. We're really happy to see that we've reached $20,000 in pledges despite our dirge of PR! You're all fantastic and generous people, and we consider it a privilege to be developing games for you :D
At Gamescom, it was a lot of fun to meet so many people who were interested in our game, and we got a strong sense that you all enjoyed our combat system a lot and saw the potential of our metagame as well. Watching people's astonished facial expressions when we reveal that all of that was the result of just 4 months of work will never really get old!
Believe it or not, watching you all play at Gamescom was our first serious playtest. As such, we returned from Germany with a stack of papers covered in notes about things to fix, improve, or add. Fortunately almost all of these things were spotted by us, and most visitors of our stand had a smooth and bug-free experience. If you're interested, you can read more about some of the changes that we're going to make as a result of this testing over on our Development Blog.
We brought two thousand fliers to Germany with links to this Kickstarter as well as 50 USB sticks with the build for the press, a readme, our trailer, and a press release. We have around 200 fliers and 3 USB sticks left. We've also started sending the press build out to all news outlets that might be interested, and we'll keep doing that throughout this week, which should result in more coverage and a boost in pledges. The next order of business is to make a new video for you guys showing how the world map part of the game looks and plays.
Of course the world map is scheduled to undergo quite a few changes, but we still think we can give you a good idea of how the metagame works. Keep checking in for more information, and please help us spread the word in any way you can :-)
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Aug 3, 2012 - Sep 12, 2012 (40 days)
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Special Thanks on the Logic Artists' website + Access to the Backers' forum on our website (Kickstarter exclusive)Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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Previous rewards + Digital copy of the game for PC + Unique heirloom item to use in battles (Kickstarter exclusive) + 2 HD wallpapers of the gameEstimated delivery: Jan 2013
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Previous rewards + Digital soundtrack album by Leonardo Badinella + Access to Beta test + Special Thanks on the game's Credits Screen + Unique follower for your party: Esteban (Kickstarter exclusive)Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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Previous rewards + PDF version of Expeditions: Conquistador Art Book + PDF version of the Game Design Document + Download link to Behind the Scenes videoEstimated delivery: Jan 2013
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Previous rewards + Boxed version of the game (contains the game and behind the scenes DVDs + soundtrack album CD) + Expeditions: Conquistador T-Shirt + The game poster signed by the team + printed Special Thanks letter with your name (no additional cost for shipping)Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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Previous rewards + Collector's Edition Boxed version (replaced with the boxed version) + Printed Expeditions: Conquistador Art book + Leather map of the Aztec Campaign + Diary of the Conquistador (contains 15-20 pages story and a special in-game quest) + Conquistador flag (no additional cost for shipping)Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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Previous rewards + Become a Conquistador (your portrait will be drawn on a Conquistador figure by our concept artist) + an interview with our Game Designer (video call or face-to-face)Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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5 backers Limited (5 of 10 left)
Previous rewards + 5 Digital copies of the game + Become a follower in the game (we'll use your portrait and biography for creating a follower in the game)Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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4 backers Limited (6 of 10 left)
Previous rewards + 10 Digital copies of the game + Become a quest writer (you'll create a complete quest/storyline for the game with our Game Designer)Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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0 backers Limited (5 of 5 left)
Previous rewards + 20 Digital copies of the game + An all-day tour of the Logic Artists' office and Copenhagen + Dinner with the whole team and party. (we're not responsible for the travel expenses)Estimated delivery: Jan 2013