Where is the money going?
Heya backers! In this week's update, we wanted to answer a question that we've gotten a few times on the message boards (and a couple times from our parents):
WHERE IS ALL OF YOUR MONEY GOING?
Thanks for asking, mom! In general, the funding is going towards the development, art, music, and episodic platform for the game. We've been working full-time on this project for months and we need the backing to have enough funding to cross the finish line. So here's a breakdown of what we'll be able to provide with your pledges:
1) The complete first season. The Tempus Chronicle story will fill up 24 episodes that will start in the brother's home and will end with...well, we're not telling you. As a beta tester, you'll get access to each episode as soon as they're completed. The general release players out there will have to wait until the full season is complete, but for you, we'll get it to you ASAP.
2) Original art. We wanted to art style to hark back to the traditional role-playing games that we've grown up with, but we've been working hard to create brand new art assets from scratch. From the characters to the monsters (no, we're not going to keep the FFVI Wolves) to the cutscenes - everything will be directly from our artists. For those large backers who will actually be in the game, we'll be able to put your likeness into the game pretty seamlessly! But for everyone - since we'll be continually adding to the game, the art will only get better and better every single week. Every time we improve a sprite or an asset, it will be updated throughout the game automatically so expect the art to continually improve, even well-beyond what you've seen so far.
3) Original Score. We'll be sure to make the music unforgettable. One of the major things that made all of those old school games come to life were the theme music. With Srikanth Devarajan, a professional music composer with several game and film credits, on our team we'll be able to create themes for each main character, awesome battle music, and even music from different eras.
If we hit our target, we'll be able to provide all of this for you free-to-play! Now, we know that there is a bit of a mountain to climb with about $144k left with 20 days to go. But with you guys spreading the word to your friends and family, we just might be able to hit our goal! Please do your best and we promise that we'll do the same!
pledged of $200,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on April 30, 2012.
Mar 16, 2012 - Apr 30, 2012
Pledge $10 or more
Exclusive access to our Beta (several months before the general public) and of course, access to the General Release. We'll incorporate feedback from you to help make the game of our collective dreams. Also, you'll get exclusive access to our Weekly Update videos, to be released every Tuesday at 6pm EST.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $25 or more
Above + the digital game soundtrack and your name memorialized forever in the game on the Time Academy Heroes wall.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $75 or more
Above + a limited edition Tempus Chronicle T-Shirt (a Kickstarter exclusive). International backers, please add $10 to your pledge.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $150 or more
Above + a super-powered Accessory for your Main Character (a Kickstarter exclusive).Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $300 or more
7 backers Limited (293 of 300 left)
Above + your name memorialized forever in the game as a permanent character and we’ll work with you to determine their dialog (first come, first serve).Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
0 backers Limited (100 of 100 left)
Above + a mini-portrait of YOU painted by the game’s artists (suitable for framing), signed by each of the Tista Games team (a Kickstarter exclusive).Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $3,000 or more
1 backer Limited (19 of 20 left)
Above + a super-powered Sword for your Main Character, a special weapon named after you in the game, and a painting of the weapon (suitable for framing) with your name on it (a Kickstarter exclusive).Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $5,000 or more
0 backers Limited (10 of 10 left)
Above + your name, dialog, and likeness included in the game as a Special Boss Battle (as one of the Legendary Time Alter Generals).Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $10,000 or more
2 backers All gone!
Above + you will work closely with our team of designers, developers, and artists to create the story and setting of 1 full Gamisode. Of course, your name will also be included as Executive Producer.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012