FTL: Further Updates!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
We started this project with the simple goal of making a game that we ourselves would love to play. We did not imagine that so many other gamers would feel as strongly about FTL as we do. We've received more pledges than we ever anticipated and the additional funds will allow us to greatly expand soundtrack/sound design and make sure the beta runs smoothly. We'll continue to look for more ways we can invest in the game without causing delays, and any excess funds will be used to continue bringing you games that we (and hopefully you) love.
A small number of you have requested additional higher-tier rewards so we are adding a few. However, we will not be adding additional slots to the $100 tier since that would devalue the "limited edition" rewards.
- $80 - Receive two game keys, two beta keys, digital soundtrack, PDF art-book & instruction manual, plus your name will be in the credits.
$2000 - One lucky backer will be able to help us create a new alien race!
$5000 - One amazingly generous backer will have an opportunity to hang with the developers in Shanghai, China!
With these changes, keep in mind that: You can increase or decrease your pledge at any time during the Kickstarter. There's still a month to go, so there will be plenty of time to change your mind.
Justin will be at GDC this week. If anyone wants to meet up or at least say hi, send him a message at justin@FTLgame.com or @Jarmustard.
We have a small announcement to make as well. We have the first documented kill of the demo's "impossible" boss! Congrats to our backer and Co-Editor-in-Chief at Voodoo Extreme, @Ohmwrecker! A silly prize is already on its way.
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Pledge $10 or more
Receive a DRM-free copy of FTL when it is released later this year on Windows, Mac & Linux.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $25 or more
Receive the above rewards and get access to a closed beta where you can play the unfinished game and help us improve it.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $40 or more
Receive the above rewards, a PDF art book, a digital copy of the soundtrack and a thank you in the game's credits.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $80 or more
Receive the above rewards, an extra game & beta key for a friend, and a PDF instruction manual with detailed back stories, equipment lists, tips and more.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $100 or more
100 backers All gone!
Receive the above rewards, a limited edition poster and your name will placed in the crew rosters so that players can hire you on their ship.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $500 or more
5 backers All gone!
Receive the above rewards and work with us to create a custom event that will appear in the game based on your ideas (i.e. a enemy NPC with your name)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
1 backer All gone!
Other than the above rewards, a very special thanks in the game credits and our eternal gratitude, the first person to pledge $1000 will receive the original framed pen drawing of the Kestrel (the original ship art that lead the visual style of FTL).Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $2,000 or more
1 backer All gone!
In addition to the $500 and less rewards, you will to help us create a new alien race! Determine their look, temperament, ships and gameplay impact.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $5,000 or more
1 backer All gone!
In addition to the $500 and less rewards, hang with the developers in China! We'll fly you here for a long weekend and you can stay in our spare room, see and test our work, play some board games and see the modern metropolis that is Shanghai! Email us for more info.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012