Update: What is happening now...
It has been a crazy couple of days, but we wanted to post an update to let you know what was going on following our successful funding drive.
First off, we are immersed in boring business stuff. Lawyers, accountants, contracts, etc. Unfortunately that is part of running a business, even an indie studio. We are also knee-deep in resumes, and need to sort through them, please keep an eye out at Serellan.com for a special email address if you are interested in sending your resume.
Next, we have lots of meetings with investors in the next few weeks. The great news is that the attention paid to the Kickstarter project has drawn the attention of multiple different investor groups, so instead of a few as we had before, now can shop around for the best deal with the understanding that they will allow us to make the kind of game we know you want. In fact I am flying out tomorrow to meet with one.
The forums will also be going through a restructuring, to support the different Kickstarter levels of involvement and transition from a “get this done” setup to a “what do you want” setup, keep an eye out at www.serellan.com/forums and if are a KS supporter and don’t have your access, search for the Kickstarter thread to get your badge and forum access.
We have been getting A LOT of message from folks who missed the KS campaign but still want to be involved in the project, and how they can attain an equivalent KS level. We are investigating a Paypal solution for this, and hope to have it up within the next week.
Lastly, we need to breathe. I especially need to spend some time with my family, who have rarely seen me in the last few weeks, so I am going to take them on vacation (with a few days broken up to fly out and meet with investors). And for you cynics, NO this is not on Serellan LLC (or KS pledge’s), dime, I booked this a few weeks ago. You won’t see pics of me waving money around, we are here to make a game, nothing else.
Look to see more press about TAKEDOWN, as we have received a TON of interview requests from various news sites. We will be a bit selective in the ones we approve, favoring the sites that took time to cover us when we were “nobodies,” and not the ones who just want to run stories after the fact.
If you have sent a message on Kickstarter, please know that we have hundreds to work though. We will get to yours, and get back to you, but it will take some time.
It’s been a crazy month, and a crazy few days. Thanks again for your support, and please come to the forums and participate at www.serellan.com/forums. We’ve had to up our server bandwidth due to the massive traffic recently, so come take advantage of it!
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