Greetings! It is I, Orson, the octopus in charge of the big shebang, and I am here to personally thank each and every one of you with a broad and generalized statement. Your support means a great deal to the gentlemen who are actually putting this game together, and they would tell you themselves if they weren't chained to their desks making my game for me.
That is all I will say for now, but I do plan on messaging you again soon and sharing with you some tidbits of progress on development. In the meantime, don't forget to tell your friends, especially if those friends work for a giant media conglomerate and can abuse their power to promote our project!
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Give any amount of money, starting at $1, and receive backers-only updates here on Kickstarter, and a warm feeling in your hearts knowing you helped make a difference in our world.
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FOLDING PAPERS - In addition to backers-only updates, you will receive original papercraft designs not available to the general public, emailed to you to print, fold, and cherish forever.
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YOUR NAME IN A GAME - All of the above, plus your name will be added to a "special thanks" section of the credits created specifically for backers.
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YOUR EARS WILL THANK YOU - In addition to all previous rewards we will also email you the soundtrack to the game in MP3 format (currently estimated at 3-5 songs.)
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THE SCHWAG BEGINS - Backers will get all previous rewards, plus a set of 1" buttons featuring the lovable faces of everyone's favorite homicidal ninja, a member of the Ikaru Clan, and a third surprise button which will only be available to backers! (International backers please add $5 for shipping outside the USA)
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EARLY ACCESS - In addition to all of the previous rewards you will receive a free copy of the game at the same time it is released to reviewers! This reward is only available to this backer level.
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DECORATE A SMALL WALL - In addition to all previous rewards, backers will receive a limited edition set of 3 original 5"x7" postcards featuring vignettes from the game, only available to backers. (International backers please add $5 for shipping outside the USA)
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FANCY PRANTS - All of the above, plus a limited edition art print signed by the team (size to be determined, but we are thinking in the realm of 11x17), available only to backers. (International backers please add $5 for shipping outside the USA)
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A DRAWING OF YOU FOR ALL TO SEE - In addition to everything mentioned above, we will create a personalized illustration of YOU, the backer, in the character style of our game decked out in a feudal Japanese costume, making you a permanent fixture in the game's universe and featured in a menu section of the game along with your name and our thanks. Plus the personalized illustration will be printed, framed, signed by the team, and sent to you. (International backers please add $5 for shipping outside the USA)
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ONE OF A KIND ART - All of our in-game character art was at one point drawn on this stuff, you may have heard of it, "paper", before being scanned and inked. With this reward you will get a glimpse into the madness of the production of our game with at least a dozen of the original pencil drawings used for the character art with multiple frames of animation layed out on a single sheet of paper (unconventional, but practical for our process). Also included is the pencil drawing of the Ikaru Clan from the game's opening sequence. (Please keep in mind that this is production art and it is not as polished as the final in-game art.)
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YOU ARE A VIDEO GAME CHARACTER - We will create an alternate version of our hero character (ostensibly a game skin), based on your personalized illustration, as a playable character in game. In addition to this, and all previous rewards, you will also receive lifetime free copies of any future digitally released Fancy Octopus titles.
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A PLACE IN OUR HEARTS - All of the above (including being an in-game character), plus our lead character artist will personally illustrate an acrylic painting, on a 16x20 canvas, featuring either our hero character or your personalized illustration character, engaged in bloody combat in similar fashion to the in game art. The painting will be one of a kind and yours to keep. And if you are ever within a 200 mile radius of Los Angeles, we will personally drive to meet you, give you a big hug, and take you out for a nice meal.
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YOUR MAJESTY - Hey you. Yes, you. I see you over there. Standing in the corner of the room, pretending you don't notice me. I know your type. You really love the concept of our game and want to see us succeed, but your deep pockets don't know how they can help. Well if you (for some reason) want to back us at this level we will give you all of the previously mentioned backer rewards (including being an in-game character and a painting), but in addition to that you get to have creative input on either this game, or our next, or both. We will personally either drive or fly to anywhere in the continental US to meet with you and discuss with you creative decisions on a game (outside of the US we can arrange some kind of video linkup, and maybe a flight, someday...) In addition to that you will receive numerous high fives and the friendship of everyone at the company from now until the end of time.
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