What Comes Next?
So, here we are, a few days later and the team has started to accept that we weren’t hallucinating – we actually made over $330k and we are now ramping up production. So, here’s the first of many post-fundraising updates.
First order of business – for the few of you who have pledges that have failed to process with Amazon, you only have about two days left to straighten these out. Failure to do so will result in your pledge being cancelled by Kickstarter, so if you want to make sure your pledge is received, you are urged to straighten this out as soon as possible. Only a few of you still aren't processed and Amazon should have contacted you, but double-check your payment status just in case.
Secondly, we are currently working on surveys to get out to you so that we can collect information for fulfilling rewards. We’ll send out an update when we send them out to remind you. Be sure to read and answer them thoroughly. For some info like mailing address (where applicable), be sure to keep us up to date on any changes. If you have questions about fulfillment or backer surveys, check out the Kickstarter FAQ. We should have the surveys sent out by the end of the week.
Some of you have asked if animals were unlocked for the project. Good news – they were! The reason the goal doesn’t say “reached” is because the $330k mark was reached so close to the end that the Kickstarter closed before we could alter the page and project creators can’t adjust text after the Kickstarter ends. So, every stretch goal EXCEPT the expansion was unlocked. Good job with that! And thanks again to everyone who made it happen right in the nick of time.
We’d also like to thank everyone who spread the word about Dead State and the Kickstarter. We’d also like to thank other project creators like Black Foot Studios and Downward Viral. Speaking of Downward Viral, their project “Z” (Magic the Gathering meets The Walking Dead) has four days left and they are even talking to us about possibly adding a Dead State themed pack! So please check their very cool project out:
For those of you wondering about Radio content – we should have that up and running soon. We’re figuring out the best way to present it since Kickstarter does not allow us to set up a backer channel for only $21 and up pledges. As we have to spend the majority of the next two weeks straightening out the business and scheduling for the project, please have patience with us. We are just as eager to start sharing Radio content. For backers not at the Radio level – fear not, we will have semi-regular updates on our progress. Additionally, for those who want to activate forum badges quicker, register on our forums here:
We also do regular updates and Q&A on the forums. We have a very active and dedicated forum community that can help point you in the right direction if you have specific questions about content or suggestions. Please check it out.
Once again, to all of our backers – we couldn’t have done this without you and your generous pledges allow us to make Dead State the game we always wanted it to be. Thank you so much! We can’t wait to share our progress over the upcoming months. As always, if you have questions, please let us know. Thank you for helping us start the zombie apocalypse!
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Jun 5, 2012 - Jul 5, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $15 or more
A DRM-free digital download of the game for PC at nearly half the launch price.Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $21 or more
The Radio Tier: This tier includes the DRM-Free digital download of Dead State plus access to exclusive developer updates featuring developer videos, first looks at in-game shots, writing from the game, game art, and much more. We will be regularly updating “The Radio” with new info throughout development. Everyone at the $21 tier or higher will get access to this content.Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $30 or more
A digital copy, the game soundtrack (MP3s), and a bronze-level patron badge. Patron badges will be activated on our forums after the project is funded. (You will need a forum account to show off your badge.)Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $30 or more
The Ally Pack – This pack contains 2 DRM-free copies of the game – one for you and a friend. It is a separate reward not included in the other tiers and contains no items except for 2 digital copies of the game.Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $50 or more
A digital copy of the game, the soundtrack, and a digital version of the “Making of Dead State” book. This book traces the origin of DoubleBear and Dead State and contains original fiction, concept art, and design documentation, plus interviews with the team. The book will sent as a .PDF download to contributors at this tier after the game ships.Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $75 or more
A digital copy of the game, the soundtrack, the digital version of the book, special thanks in the credits, and a silver-level patron badge.Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $85 or more
The Save One for Yourself Pack (This Pack is not included in any other tier) -A metal magnum bullet-shaped USB pre-loaded with the game, etched with the Dead State logo, and on a keychain for easy transport and bragging rights. -A digital copy of the game so you don’t have to wait for delivery. -The digital soundtrack, the digital book, special thanks in the credits, and a silver forum badge (Add $10 for shipping outside of the US and Canada)Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $100 or more
All of the above, the silver-level patron badge, plus a limited edition Dead State T-shirt that is only available to Kickstarter patrons. The shirt will ship shortly after the funding goals are met. (Please add $10 for shipping to territories outside the US and Canada).Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $150 or more
The Gold Edition. All of the above, a second digital copy of the game, a trade paperback version of the “Making of Dead State” book signed by Brian and Annie, and a gold level forum tag. (Please add $10 for shipping to territories outside the US and Canada).Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $250 or more
The Splendid Box: Deluxe Edition It includes: -A Large Collector’s Box for all the stuff. -A DVD copy of the Game and a CD of the Soundtrack -The Special Edition Shirt, the USB Bullet pre-loaded with the game, the Signed Paperback of the Making of Dead State, and a real paper Manual -Collectible Game Merch, including an MMM,Bison! Kid’s Placemat, a Splendid Evacuation Notice, Friggin’ Chikin Frequent Gorger’s Card, and much more. (All sheets printed on high quality paper) -A Signed Letter from the Devs. But wait, there’s more! We’ll also give you two digital copies, a gold forum tag, and special thanks in the credits. (Add $15 for shipping outside of the US and Canada)Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $350 or more
20 backers All gone!
Be memorialized somewhere in the game - your name and some key personal information will be incorporated into the world of Dead State. Also includes all of the Gold Edition items.Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $500 or more
1 backer Limited (29 of 30 left)
We will include your zombie apocalypse text message (up to 250 characters) written by you in the game as part of our collectible in-game data. Some editorial standards apply. Includes all Gold Edition items.Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $750 or more
4 backers Limited (1 of 5 left)
Our portrait artist will draw a portrait of you (you must supply a photo of yourself) to be used as a non-ally NPC in the game. A copy of the complete portrait will be sent to you before the game ships. Includes all Gold Edition items.Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $800 or more
1 backer Limited (4 of 5 left)
Our portrait artist will draw a portrait of you as a zombie, which will be used for a zombie in the game. A copy of the complete portrait will be sent to you before the game ships. Includes all Gold Edition items.Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $1,000 or more
5 backers All gone!
A personalized item in the game. This is a non-equipped item that would be found by players – you provide the description, we make the art. Some standards and editorial restrictions apply. Includes all Gold Edition items.Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $2,000 or more
1 backer Limited (4 of 5 left)
Work with Brian Mitsoda to tell your “zombie apocalypse story” which will show up as a collectible piece of story data for every player to see. Could be an email or diary entry or note about your fate in the zombie apocalypse – we’ll work with you to make sure it fits into our world. Word count will be limited to format. Includes all Gold Edition items.Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $5,000 or more
5 backers Limited (5 of 10 left)
Everything we have to offer (must choose either zombie or NPC portrait), ten extra digital copies of the game, an invite to our team launch party (you’re responsible for making it to Seattle), and a special Dead State Platinum Level forum tag for bragging rights.Estimated delivery: Dec 2013