Farewell to Kickstarter...Ambrov X Continues!
To all of our Backers --
It has been a long week and even longer weekend. The Loreful Team has spent the time since our last update brainstorming and debating on our campaign. We have collectively come to the conclusion that our best course of action is to cancel the campaign and regroup. Our daily quota to reach our goal is simply out of our reach.
But that's ok.
What happens now?
We continue! We never planned on our Kickstarter being successful. Kickstarter is an unknown and was never part of our funding strategy. We thought we would take a shot. We took our shot and it didn't pan out for us.
The upside is that we learned A LOT! We connected with some amazing people and we found 1,001 backers who believe in us. We also received some incredible feedback about our game that has made us rethink some crucial elements. We are taking this feedback internally and focusing our efforts on Ambrov X.
One thing that is important to remember: We are in PRE-ALPHA. We are at the very beginning stages of this game and we have a long way to go. We decided against releasing the pre-alpha because we took a unique stance in doing so. We wanted to add a bit more polish than usual. But in doing so, many have confused our polished Pre-Alpha with a poor Demo. While we are immensely satisfied with the Pre-Alpha build, we felt that releasing it would actually do more harm than good.
So now, we continue our campaign into the private investment arena. We've had much more success there. We've also received some interest from publishers. So the options open to Ambrov X are many and we are going to continue on!
Will Jennifer Hepler join the team?
We certainly hope so. We are committed to working with Jennifer and we'll find the funds to bring her on.
To the 1,001
To those of you that stuck with us. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! You gave us such great feedback, stayed loyal to the cause and we want to reward you. So we are promising all 1,001 of you Beta Keys to our Beta (when the time comes). We have your contact info and we won't forget you.
What can I do and how can I help?
While we have decided against continuing crowd-funding elsewhere (at least for the time being), we will have many opportunities for you to support Ambrov X in the near future. Stay Tuned.
We believe so strongly in what we are doing. We believe in Sime~Gen as a great, undiscovered property in gaming. And we are committed to it one hundred percent. Our project is ambitious. No doubt. But we believe in a world with more than a handful of Story-Driven, Science Fiction RPGs and we will not rest until we have made this amazing game come to fruition.
Thank you again,
The Loreful Team
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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! ============================= ALL TIERS will receive an AMBROV X SYMBOL STICKER and a KICKSTARTER BACKER BADGE on the AMBROV X community site! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Ambrov X community site (community.ambrovx.com) is an excellent venue where you can offer suggestions, meet other Sime~Gen fans (newbies and experts alike) and interact with the development team.Estimated delivery:Add $2 USD to ship outside the US
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MONK OF DAR ============================= DIGITAL DOWNLOADABLE COPY OF AMBROV X, EPISODE 1 + IN-GAME ACHIEVEMENT AND ITEM + Previous reward tier. In addition to a digital copy of AMBROV X: EPISODE 1, all Kickstarter backers at this level (and subsequent levels) will receive a special in-game achievement and the in-game CHEST PIECE of an exclusive KICKSTARTER ARMOR SET. The Armor Set is Moddable and will not affect the balance of the game. The KICKSTARTER ARMOR SET DESIGN will be COMMUNITY APPROVED!Estimated delivery:
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MONK OF DAR 2 ============================= DIGITAL DOWNLOADABLE COPY OF AMBROV X, EPISODES 1-5 + IN-GAME ACHIEVEMENT AND ITEM + Previous reward tier. In addition to a digital copy of ALL FIVE EPISODES OF AMBROV X, all Kickstarter backers at this level (and subsequent levels) will receive a special in-game achievement and the in-game CHEST PIECE of an exclusive KICKSTARTER ARMOR SET. The Armor Set is Moddable and will not affect the balance of the game. The KICKSTARTER ARMOR SET DESIGN will be COMMUNITY APPROVED!Estimated delivery:
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ASTROGATOR OF THE UNITY ONE ============================= DIGITAL SOUNDTRACK of the music featured in AMBROV X + Previous reward tier. Also includes the LEGGINGS for the KICKSTARTER ARMOR SET!Estimated delivery:
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THIRD ORDER CHANNEL ============================= DIGITAL COLLECTOR'S COMPENDIUM IN PDF FORMAT + Previous reward tier. The DIGITAL COLLECTOR’S COMPENDIUM will include lore and art about the Sime~Gen Universe in the Space Age. Additionally the DIGITAL COMPENDIUM will include never before published space age short stories and essays by Jacqueline Lichtenberg and Jean Lorrah. Also includes the BOOTS for the KICKSTARTER ARMOR SET!Estimated delivery:
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AGENT OF X ============================= DIGITAL AMBROV X: ORIGIN GRAPHIC NOVEL IN PDF FORMAT + Previous reward tier. Get the origin story behind AMBROV X in this one of a kind, limited edition GRAPHIC NOVEL. Also includes the GLOVES for the KICKSTARTER ARMOR SET!Estimated delivery:
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ENDOWED OF ZEOR ============================= AMBROV X T-SHIRT + Previous reward tier. PLUS Special Thanks in the Credits and VIP Forum Badge! ALSO includes the HEAD PIECE for the KICKSTARTER ARMOR SET! (Please add 20.00 for International Shipping on the T-SHIRT).Estimated delivery:Add $20 USD to ship outside the US
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THE UNITY ONE ALL DIGITAL ============================= The ALL DIGITAL LEVEL! Full Kickstarter Armor, In-Game Item and Achievement, Digital Download of Episodes 1-5, Digital Soundtrack, Digital Collector's Compendium, Digital Graphic Novel, VIP Forum Badge and Special Thanks in the Credits, BETA KEY and the SIME~GEN EBOOK BUNDLE -- All 12 Novels in ePub or mobi formats (a $50 Retail Value!).Estimated delivery:
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SENTINEL OF KAL ============================= BETA KEY FOR ALL FIVE EPISODES + COMPLETE ARMOR SET + DYE SET AND ARMOR SET BONUS. Previous reward tier. Be among the first to play and test ALL FIVE EPISODES of AMBROV X. Not only will your feedback shape each episode but you will be on the cutting edge of each and every episode! ALSO includes the final piece to COMPLETE the KICKSTARTER ARMOR SET, the BELT. Be part of a rare group of players to have the complete ARMOR SET! The Armor set will include a SET BONUS and a SET OF DYES that you may use to change the color of the armor to your liking! You will also get a second beta key and digital download to enjoy Ambrov X on another computer or as a gift to a friend.Estimated delivery:Add $20 USD to ship outside the US
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SECOND ORDER CHANNEL ============================= PRINTED AMBROV X: ORIGIN GRAPHIC NOVEL + KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE CHARACTER T-SHIRT + Previous reward tier. Get the origin story behind AMBROV X in this one of a kind, limited edition PRINTED GRAPHIC NOVEL and wear with pride the icons that represent your character’s Gender, Larity (Race) and Class on this BACKER-EXCLUSIVE CHARACTER ATTRIBUTE T-SHIRT.Estimated delivery:Add $25 USD to ship outside the US
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FIRST COMPANION ============================= LIMITED EDITION PRINTED COMPENDIUM + Previous reward tier. Signed by Jacqueline Lichtenberg & Jean Lorrah, this fine LIMITED EDITION PRINTED COMPENDIUM will make a rare and wonderful addition to your collection. Special GOLD thanks in the Credits and a VIP GOLD Forum Badge.Estimated delivery:Add $30 USD to ship outside the US
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ANCIENT HERO ============================= AN IN-GAME HOLOGRAM OF YOUR LIKENESS + Previous reward tier. Somewhere on the Unity One Starship exists the little known, HALL OF HEROES. In this hallowed hall players will find your likeness...a heroic human of Earth’s past. The Loreful Team will create an impressive hologram of your visage in-game, for players to marvel at for many years to come.Estimated delivery:
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HOUSEHOLD FOUNDER ============================= CREATE YOUR OWN HOUSEHOLDING + Previous reward tier. Create your own householding to be Lore-Approved and featured in the game. Your HOUSEHOLDING will be seen by every AMBROV X player and will be integrated into character creation as a selection. With the assistance of our team, you can provide the lore, symbol, colors and background of your householding. Your creation will be included in the final game and will be featured in the COMPENDIUM. Your householding will become an official part of Sime~Gen lore and could be featured in canon resources in the future! You will also get FIVE beta keys and digital downloads of Ambrov X.Estimated delivery:
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FIRST ORDER CHANNEL ============================= CREATE YOUR OWN SKILL + Previous reward tier. Ever wanted to create the perfect spell or martial move in a game? Now you can! You will work with the Loreful team to create a unique SKILL for one of the four CLASSES. Additionally, through the name of the skill or on the skill description, we will include your name, so that players will see your mark on the game. (Note: Balancing and Game Design restrictions may apply. The Loreful team will work tirelessly to make your skill as unique as possible).Estimated delivery:
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CAPTAIN OF THE UNITY ONE ============================= CREATE YOUR OWN NPC + Previous reward tier. We will send you a character sheet to create your own influential, story dependent NPC. This NPC will have an integral part in the AMBROV X storyline. Your character will be fully voiced and will appear in at least one of the 5 Episodes of Ambrov X.Estimated delivery:
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SOSECTU ============================= AN NPC WITH YOUR LIKENESS + BE OUR GUEST OF HONOR + Previous reward tier. Be our guest of honor at our Official Launch Party in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cincinnati may not be the most glamorous city in the land but at our Launch Party YOU will be treated as royalty. Such Royalty must also be honored in-game as well, The Loreful Team will create an NPC of you or of your likeness. If you so choose, we will also record your voice to be heard alongside your likeness. Your avatar will appear in at least one of the 5 Episodes of Ambrov X. (Note: Does not include travel or lodging expenses).Estimated delivery:
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SECTUIB ============================= BE THE HERO! A PLAYER CHARACTER MODEL WITH YOUR LIKENESS + POST-LAUNCH PARTY LUNCH + VERY SPECIAL THANKS IN THE CREDITS + Previous reward tier! Be the envy of all, as your impressive visage walks through the game as the hero! We’ll work with you to produce player character options that LOOK JUST LIKE YOU! Additionally you will be invited to our POST-LAUNCH PARTY LUNCH where you will be wined and dined by the Loreful staff and meet Jacqueline Lichtenberg & Jean Lorrah. (Note: Does not include travel or lodging expenses).Estimated delivery:
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