A PERSONAL MESSAGE
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The hard numbers: 2280 backers, $86,300 pledged, 46 days down, 12 days to go. A few updates ago we mentioned it’d take another $81 from every backer to meet our goal - that figure is now $50. That is HUGE progress! But we’re not there yet. We have under two weeks to raise the other $114,000 or it all goes away.
PLEASE HELP SKYJACKER SUCCEED
1. If you don’t want to pledge, TELL US WHY NOT. We can’t stress this enough - we can’t address a concern we haven’t heard.
2. If you like what you see, MAKE A PLEDGE! Be a backer of Skyjacker!
- a) If you’ve already pledged, move to the NEXT TIER UP - most tiers are $20 or less more and offer more rewards. 985 backers are $5 away from a second copy for a friend, and $10 away from being in on the closed beta.
- b) If you like your tier where it is but want more swag, $25 extra will get you a t-shirt, 8GB USB drive, or sketchbook, your choice. Stack this as high as you like! Two t-shirts per backer and we’d have this in the bag.
- a) We have quite a list up at THIS LIST.
4. Facebook users: Like our posts on https://www.facebook.com/Digitilus and share them with your friends and family.
5. Forum posters: Talk about us on forums and imageboards. Look for blog posts about Skyjacker and add your support.
6. Blog readers: SUBMIT NEW TIPS to the gaming press sites - ask them to cover Skyjacker! Talk about us in Kickstarter roundups.
- a) Do a tour of THIS LIST and spread the word.
7. Include us in your online presence by changing your avatar, your sigs, and your Facebook banners. 12 days is all we ask!
8. Get the word out, in any way you can. Think of what we haven’t thought of. This isn’t a marketing ploy - we need to be heard, and we need your help.
IF YOU DON’T WANT SKYJACKER TO SUCCEED
1. Sit back and relax ...
THE SHAARKARIANS ARE BACK
Enough doom and gloom :)) We heard a lot of you liked that last fleet vid! So we come bearing gifts: Facebook banners featuring these mindbending aliens, along with Yatagooshee and Aspirogans. Download them HERE, share them around, and use them as your avatars for the next two weeks. Some people don’t realize just how gorgeous Skyjacker looks already, even in its raw alpha state - showing them off really does help.
SKYJACKER IN THE PRESS
- G4TV covered us in their crowdsourcing roundup! This is exactly the kind of exposure we need. Thank you, Alex Rubens! Remember, everyone: we’d be happy to get more in-depth with an interview or exclusive materials.
- GameWay - Another post by the Russian community. Run the comments section through goog translate, they know the score - "Yes, publishers no longer want to invest in space sims. We can only rely on indie games."
- Respavvn front-paged our hardcore video and their own gameplay vid from the demo. Thanks for pitching in, dude!
- Lone Swing keeps an eye on Gun Disassembly, the app used to produce our own Starship Disassembly, so they’re not that familiar with our project - but every little bit helps.
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WALLPAPER SET: A large collection of Skyjacker wallpapers for your PC, Mac, tablet or mobile device, along with our heartfelt thanks. We appreciate your contribution!Estimated delivery:
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SOUNDTRACK PACK: As the Wallpaper Set, plus: the complete game soundtrack (DRM-free digital downloadable version, 320k or lossless). Take Skyjacker on the road!Estimated delivery:
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COMPLETE EDITION: As the Soundtrack Pack, plus: THE GAME in all of its unearthly beauty on PC or Mac (DRM-free digital downloadable version). Walk the ruthless path of Ael-Skyjacker, the lone human in a galaxy of conflict, as he tears apart the stars in search of fame and fortune. Sabotage, assassination, robbery, grift - all in a day’s work! This includes everything - all cutscenes, voiceovers, missions, and content.Estimated delivery:
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COMPLETE BUNDLE: A bundle of two Complete Editions, for you and a friend. Every bundle contains a spare of everything that isn’t physical; in this case, you’ll receive two wallpaper sets, two soundtrack packs, and two Skyjacker games to play together. Or maybe you want one for your PC and one for your Mac? We can do that.Estimated delivery:
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COMMUNITY EDITION: As the Complete Edition, plus: exclusive access to the beta release of the game and its private discussion community. We'll keep you in the loop and include your feedback in the game creation process, and we’ll grant you the title of Beta Tester on all our forums, public and private. You’ll also get the PDF version of the Skyjacker artbook, with 100+ pages of concept art - detailed illustrations of alien races, planetary habitats, designs and technology, and extras left on the cutting-room floor.Estimated delivery:
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COMMUNITY BUNDLE: A bundle of two Community Editions. You’ll receive two PDF artbooks, two voices in everything we do, two early downloads of the game in progress, and two logins with the title of Beta Tester on top of the Complete Bundle.Estimated delivery:
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SETTLER EDITION: As the Community Edition, plus: all future content we make for Skyjacker for free, forever! We already have post-launch plans for an EXPANSION PACK of a few dozen additional missions where you step out of the shoes of humans and become the aliens - on both sides of the conflict. Smash the planetary colonies in the name of the pirate brotherhood, or fight to the death for the honor of your race! (Check out the FAQ for more details on the expansion pack.) Of course, we’ll promote you to the title of Settler on all our forums, so everyone knows you’re not afraid of commitment.Estimated delivery:
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SETTLER BUNDLE: A bundle of two Settler Editions. You’ll receive two of everything Skyjacker in the future (as long as it’s digital), on top of the Community Bundle. Since you’ll both be beta-release backers, you’ll get in on the beta release of future content too. Pretty nifty, huh?Estimated delivery:
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PIRATE EDITION: As the Settler Edition, plus: special thanks in the game credits as a Skyjacker supporter! We'll thank you by name, or the name of your choosing (subject to editorial approval). And we’ll upgrade your title to Pirate on the forums too, so everyone can shiver in terror at your presence. But here’s the best part - we’ll take all the downloads and put them on a professionally-packaged, pressed DVD. Then we’ll put it into your hands. No firewall in the world will stop you! (All physical items are exclusive to the campaign, and ship free within the US; please add $15 to your pledge for international shipping.)Estimated delivery:
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CAPTAIN’S EDITION: As the Pirate Edition, plus: one t-shirt of any design. Protect your frail human flesh from the dangers of space! We’ll also ship you a limited edition print of the game poster in full size (36” x 24”) for your bedroom, barracks, hangar or gun cabinet. But what’s a Captain without a crew? We’ll give you TWO downloads of everything. All rewards from this point forward are bundle packs! This includes 2x beta releases, 2x forum handles, 2x wallpapers, 2x soundtracks - everything that isn’t physical. And we’ll thank you both in the credits, in even BIGGER letters, and on the forums with the even SNAZZIER title of Captain. We’ll thank you right now, just for reading this! Thank you!Estimated delivery:
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COLLECTOR’S EDITION: As the Captain’s Edition, plus: we’ll go even further. We’ll put together a physical game box for all this loot, with the soundtrack on CD as well as the game DVD. It’ll be personally signed by Eugene Zhukov and the rest of the team leads, unless you ask us not to. In fact, we’ll sign everything we can get our hands on; the jewel cases, the poster, even the t-shirt (and those aren’t easy). Of course you’ll still get your downloads, so you can leave the box in mint condition.Estimated delivery:
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WOLFPACK EDITION: As the Collector’s Edition, plus: we’ll hook all your friends up too by giving you FOUR downloads of everything and sending you FOUR Portable Skyjacker USB drives, each preloaded with the Complete Edition game. We’ll set you all up with the title of Privateer on the forum, and for the credits, we’ll thank all four of you by name, under the clan name of your choice and billed proudly above the Captains. Added bonus: we'll send out a second t-shirt of any design!Estimated delivery:
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MEMEPACK EDITION: As the Wolfpack Edition, plus: we’ll add your message to the credits as your clan motto, anything you like (subject to editorial approval; keep it around Twitter-length, please). Plug your website, propose to your girlfriend, throw out your favorite quote, or make us spout memes and in-jokes at everyone who plays!Estimated delivery:
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HARDCOVER EDITION: As the Memepack Edition, plus: the hardcover Skyjacker art book. Yes, we’ll sign it with pride! We’ll wrap it up in a third t-shirt of any design, a total of three, and call you out in the forums and credits as a Broker. Then we'll further acknowledge your financial acumen by putting your name in the game, as the designation of a weapon, part, planet, or ship (we’ll make sure it’s something you like). You’ll be a part of the Skyjacker universe from here on out.Estimated delivery:
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5 backers Limited (95 left of 100)
BOSS EDITION: As the Hardcover Edition, plus: our designers will draw YOU, in full space pirate regalia. And then we'll put it on an exclusive jacket of your very own! Materials and exact design to be determined - but it'll be nice. We won’t try to sign this one. While that’s happening we'll attach your name to a character in-game (or leave it as a designation, your choice), and elevate you to the regal position of Boss on our forums and in the credits. Don't worry about the cost of shipping; even if you're outside the US, we'll take care of it. Nothing but the best for the Boss.Estimated delivery:
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1 backer Limited (9 left of 10)
EPIC EDITION: As the Boss Edition, plus: we'll put you in the game. We'll animate YOU in 3D as the subject for a CUSTOM PLAYER CHARACTER. This includes your face and proportions, a personal logo, and the highest category of criminal community rating in the game. Only you can play as this character (we'll give you a secret code to activate it) but other players can hire you as an NPC, so they'll get to enjoy it too! You will be known across the skies as a true Hero... or a Villain, your choice.Estimated delivery:
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LEGEND EDITION: As the Epic Edition, plus: with your permission, we'll use your character in our promotional campaigns. You'll be on our posters, in our trailers, and on whatever other media we produce. Your name will, in fact, be Legend. Furthermore we cordially invite you to come hang out with us in Los Angeles, CA, USA. We're from Russia - we know how to party. (Please contact us directly to make personal arrangements before the end of the campaign.)Estimated delivery:
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