The final 3 days are here! :)
First of all, thanks to everyone who sent in their top 3 or in some cases more favorite Turrican Tracks. We are still tallying the votes and will release the results soon.
Thanks also so much for your feedback about the first track - most of you seem to be very happy with the result (and so are we) and we are definitely listening to concerns you may have. Please keep in mind that the piece didn't receive the final mastering yet. But you can be assured that we have of course set aside a part of the budget for professional mastering and that this step (which is usually only done just before manufacturing to make all tracks cohesive and add the final aural touches) still has the potential to lift the music to a whole new level (and by "level", we don't mean "loudness war" here - we believe in peace and good dynamics! ;)!
Because of the extraordinary amount of requests for the music box, the team has now made the decision to up the edition to 20 units, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the soundtrack. This means that there will be 4 more boxes, but we also want to add more value to all of them, e.g. in form of better wood quality and a special polished brass plate with laser engraved inscription. The design is still pending, but it will feature the name of the song (The Great Bath), the name of the project and official numbering (x of 20) as well as one additional line with your name or message - just talk to us about the text. These additional boxes will be made available at the $1500 level on Saturday, the 2nd at 10am California time (19:00 in Germany). Better be quick if you want to grab one!
The next news item is that we were able to sign another well known graphics artist: It's Mr. Tobias Richter, who is an accomplished 3d artist from the very early days of the Amiga to today and who was also involved with previous work on the Turrican series and Alien Breed among other great game projects. He will design the title logo for the project and add his own special touches. We are very happy to have him on board.
In other housekeeping news: Some backers are wondering if they would still get the USB Stick when upgrading to the $100 level (to get access to the music previews and the posters etc.), because of the wording about exclusive rewards - the USB Stick, just like the box set, is not exclusive, so it's definitely all included with the posters, music previews and all the other stuff, no worries! International shipping is also included at $100 and above.
As the final day is approaching, we have a lot of things on our plate and may not get to answer all questions quickly, but we are trying! Our Paypal option is definitely available until at least midnight on Sunday, California time and emails about bank transfer info will also be honored even if we may not answer immediately: http://turricansoundtrack.com/paypal/
'Upgrading' also works through Paypal, using the “any amount” option.
However, that page will disappear on Monday and once it is gone, we will not be able to accept more orders (except for bank transfer emails that come in before that cutoff)!
Finally: Our online party on justin.tv is planned to start on Sunday around 2pm California time (23:00 German time) and you can tune in and use the chat option to participate... we're looking forward to the celebration!
Your very very grateful Turrican Soundtrack Anthology Team
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Support the project, make it happen and get a big virtual "Thank You" from Chris! You will get one bonus Turrican music track (even before the campaign is over) and I will choose one track of the final album for you to download + a special set of 3 Turrican ring-tones suitable for mobile phones. Until the campaign ends, you can change or increase your pledge any time to get to the other levels and additional perks.Estimated delivery:
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All rewards of previous levels + download the finished (3 CD equivalent) album as high quality mp3s, including a digital PDF booklet. Get a personal thank you email from Chris!Estimated delivery:
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You get the Limited Edition Album 3 CD Box Set, numbered and signed! Also download the finished album in advance (as soon as the master is shipped to the manufacturer) as high quality mp3s with digital booklet + all rewards of previous levels! (For shipping of the Box Set outside of Germany, please add 10 USD)Estimated delivery:
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All rewards of the previous levels (except exclusive rewards) + you get a USB memory stick with the original game music, recorded from the real hardware systems in the highest quality (and in mp3 & FLAC file formats). The memory stick will have a unique and cool design, fitting for the project.Estimated delivery:
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All rewards of previous levels (except exclusive rewards) + a large poster and autograph thank you card, both signed by Chris + Preview version music downloads during the production!Estimated delivery:
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EXCLUSIVE REWARD: Multiple Box Set package with 3 Box Sets + 3 individual download codes for the digital album & booklet, ringtones & campaign bonus track from the $5 level. *Important!!: this level is only intended for a pooled pledge of 3x $50, but does not include the previous awards (the poster for example) - it does however include everything at and below the $25 reward level.Estimated delivery:
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All rewards of previous levels (except exclusive rewards) + a Thank You credit (your name) in the booklet + T-Shirt with the final artwork or logo (you'll have some choices and you can select a size)Estimated delivery:
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New Vinyl special: You'll get a collectible vinyl single with an original sound version (faithfully recorded from a real Amiga) Turrican game music on one side, as well as a special retro-style remix on the other side, specifically prepared for this medium (guaranteed no euro-dance). These tracks will not be available as part of the box set or the standard download version of the Turrican Soundtrack Anthology. Additionally to your vinyl, you can also download these tracks as mp3/FLAC to conserve your record (exclusive for this level and above). The cover will also have its own special 4-color artwork. You will even get your name printed on the inside sleeve! All rewards of previous levels are included as well, of course (except exclusive rewards).Estimated delivery:
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EXCLUSIVE REWARD: 2 guaranteed reserved tickets to the November 16th 2012 Concert in Cologne (Tickets will be mailed in July/August) + all rewards of previous levels (except other exclusive rewards)Estimated delivery:
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All rewards of the previous levels (except exclusive rewards) + special supporter booklet credit and personalized supporter thank you certificate + Chris is sending you a digital photo holding up a thank you sign with your name in front of the Golden Gate bridge + meet Chris personally during a game industry event (GDC or Gamescom for example) where we can go for lunch, coffee or meet at a landmark (other events for a meeting may be available - just ask).Estimated delivery:
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Exclusive reward: Get a hand-crafted wooden mechanical music box (playing "The Great Bath") + all rewards of the $500 level and below (except other exclusive rewards) + Framed Large Poster Artwork signed by the whole production team (as well as an additional unsigned poster ) + special framed and personalized Supporter Thank You Certificate + a Skype conference session with Chris about the status of the project (at the halfway point) + Invitation to the Project Supporters Dinner Party meeting with Chris on November 16th 2012 in Cologne (does not include travel costs) + Chris composes a personal mobile phone ring tone in the Turrican music style and records an answering machine/voice mail message for you!Estimated delivery:
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All rewards of the previous levels (except exclusive rewards) + the very first Limited Edition Box Set (No. #1) from the production line + a last remaining music box (one of the 6 that were reserved for the team) + V.I.P. Supporter Credit in the album booklet + 2 Tickets to the November 16th 2012 Concert in Cologne and a personal lunch or meeting with Chris on the same day or by special arrangement + Chris composes a full piece of music (up to 5 minutes) exclusively for you, for your game project or whatever you need it for!Estimated delivery:
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