DAY 14: EXCLUSIVE Wallpaper Reveal + Reward Section Update! / Animation Reveal / Regarding Gameplay Footage, and more!
Hello, friends of Attack Mountain! Here we are - not yet halfway through our campaign, yet it feels like we've been on this journey together for quite some time. We're nearly 20% funded, and we thank you all for that!
Hope you're sitting down, this update's got tons of new stuff that we couldn't be more excited about showing you, in addition to some announcements we think you'll be happy about! We're going to do this one free-form instead of bullets, if you don't mind.
First, it's that moment you've been waiting for - the big reveal on the EXCLUSIVE wallpaper you'll be receiving if you pledge $5 or more to Legend of the Time Star! Ready? Are you reading on big enough a screen that you can already see it? Either way...
...there it is! A pledge of $5 or more will have this wallpaper sitting pretty on your desktop at the end of our Kickstarter campaign - that's right, we'll be sending this bad boy out as soon as the campaign ends (assuming we succeed, of course)!
We're not done, though. Take a minute to breathe, if you must.
All set? Let's keep going.
A LOOK INSIDE THE ANIMATION PROCESS
We'd like to give you a little insight into our sprite animation process. We've been working with the gang over at Echo Bridge to bring this incredible world to life, and we're ready to show just a tiny little sliver of what we've been up to:
Above, you'll find cleaned up pencil work for Hero's normal walk cycle alongside Dudu's concept art. This is just step one of many that goes into developing Time Star's in-game sprites - to ensure that the game's sprite animations are as fluid and expressive as we see them in our minds, we start with hand-drawn animations; once we've all signed off on how they look, the team over at Echo Bridge takes them and distills them down into pixel form. This isn't a new method - Capcom has been doing it forever - but it gives you something that looks old-school while ensuring that it's not robotic when all's said and done. It's a very unique and highly-desired feel, and we're amazed at what the team has done so far!
REGARDING GAMEPLAY FOOTAGE
Let's talk about something else that you guys have been asking a lot about: gameplay footage. We want to tell you that we hear you loud and clear. Tons of high quality Kickstarters are coming to the table with prototypes these days. While it makes the barrier to entry much higher for aspiring studios (who may not have the ability to develop something like that until AFTER they get funded), we understand it also helps you guys wade through potential projects with a bit more ease by giving you a better idea of what you're investing in. After all, a gameplay video speaks a thousand words.
Today, we'd like to reveal that we are indeed working on a short but sweet gameplay video for you. What we've got so far is very rough - like, not ready for public consumption rough. Even when you DO see it, we want you to keep in mind that it's going to be what we'd call pre-pre-PRE-Alpha. We couldn't stay quiet about it any longer, because we know deep down that it's been holding some people back from investing. So, there you have it - a short gameplay video is coming.
That's all we can say at this moment - once we know when we'll be far enough along to unveil it, we'll definitely do so, and tell you exactly which Kickstarter Update it'll be in.
REWARD SECTION UPDATED!
We've blown out the Rewards Section on our Kickstarter page to further detail all of the reward packages. We've also clarified the last package, which is now called 'The Royal Package'; donate on this tier, and one of Foghold's legendary Royal Knights will be named after you! Trust us when we say this is massive - Atone doesn't just hang out with anyone, but if you're an Executive Producer on Time Star, clearly you've got what it takes. As you'll find out as we dive deeper into development and unveil more and more of the game, The Royal Knights are a pretty important part of Time Star's game world; to be among them will cement your place in gaming history for all times. We know it's pricy, but it's worth it; plus, we'll take you to the nicest steakhouse in NYC (assuming you live nearby), and talk over the character with you as we chow down on delicious, delicious steak. Totally worth it.
...is coming tomorrow evening. We've got a lot going on on this end tonight, but your questions have been received and will be answered very soon. Thanks for your patience!
THE END (OF THIS UPDATE)
That's it for this update, everyone! We want to thank you for staying with us and for your incredible continued support. We hope that what we've shown you here tonight has you excited. We'd love to hear what you think of it all - just leave a comment below!
If you want to see this game become a reality, keep spreading the word! Be sure to follow us on tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook. Retweet, reblog, and share us. Tell your friends and co-workers. Anything you can do to help will be greatly appreciated by all of us over here at AM. Stay tuned for our next update, coming Wednesday. Talk to you all soon!
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on May 24, 2012.
Apr 23, 2012 - May 24, 2012 (31 days)
Pledge $5 or more
For five dollars, you'll receive an EXCLUSIVE WALLPAPER drawn by LoTS' Lead Artist, Dudu Torres. (Five bucks more and you can get a copy of the game when it's out, too!)Estimated delivery: Dec 2014
Pledge $10 or more
In addition to the exclusive wallpaper, you'll also receive a copy of Legend of the Time Star when it's released. If you want to support us and also get the game, this is your tier!Estimated delivery: Dec 2014
Pledge $25 or more
PUT ME IN THE CREDITS PACKAGE: All previous reward packages, plus: -Special Thanks creditEstimated delivery: Dec 2014
Pledge $30 or more
UNLIMITED SOUNDTRACK PACKAGE: In this package, you'll receive a copy of the STANDARD soundtrack alongside everything from previous tiers. This is the full game soundtrack by Jake 'virt' Kaufman MINUS the three bonus tracks provided with the $40 limited bundle or the unlimited $75 value package. Still a great value, especially considering it's only five bucks more than the previous reward tier!Estimated delivery: Dec 2014
Pledge $40 or more
79 backers Limited (21 of 100 left)
SOUNDTRACK PACKAGE (LIMITED): A limited budget package designed for those who want the game, the wallpaper, and the soundtrack, but don't have $75 for the awesome Value Package. We know people want the soundtrack, so we've made this tier especially for you guys. We're only doing 50 of these, so act fast!Estimated delivery: Dec 2014
Pledge $75 or more
VALUE PACKAGE: This package nets you a lot of great stuff! It includes all previous reward packages, plus: -"Notable Contributor" credit (Replaces 'Special Thanks' credit) -Team LOTS autograph signed by the entire Attack Mountain team! -Upgrade to Soundtrack Bundle (includes Digital Soundtrack by Jake 'virt' Kaufman)Estimated delivery: Dec 2014
Pledge $100 or more
DIGITAL ART BOOK PACKAGE: All previous tiers, plus: A digital art book (delivered as a PDF) packed to the brim with concept art from the game!Estimated delivery: Dec 2014
Pledge $250 or more
14 backers Limited (11 of 25 left)
THE 'PUT ME IN THE GAME' PACKAGE: All previous reward packages, plus: -NPC in game will have a name inspired by your own (you'll get a special message from the designer telling you where your NPC is located in the game world)Estimated delivery: Dec 2014
Pledge $375 or more
2 backers Limited (6 of 8 left)
BLACKSMITH'S FAVOR PACKAGE: All previous reward packages, plus: -A weapon in the game will have a name inspired by your own or named by youEstimated delivery: Dec 2014
Pledge $1,200 or more
0 backers Limited (6 of 6 left)
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER PACKAGE: All previous reward packages, plus: -'Associate Producer' creditEstimated delivery: Dec 2014
Pledge $4,250 or more
0 backers Limited (4 of 4 left)
PRODUCER PACKAGE: All previous reward packages, plus: -'Producer' creditEstimated delivery: Dec 2014
Pledge $9,200 or more
0 backers Limited (2 of 2 left)
THE ROYAL PACKAGE: This package includes all previous rewards, plus: -We'll name one of the elite Royal Guards after you. Read the Rewards section for more details. -You'll get a special call-out in the credits. -If you live in the NY metro area, the co-founders of Attack Mountain will treat you to a steak dinner in NYC to talk over your character, so that we can be sure to incorporate some of your personality into their looks.Estimated delivery: Dec 2014