Update #3: DRM-free Copies, New Reward Tier, and Aliasing Video!
In less than 36 hours, we've already obtained over 36% of our final goal! The incredible support is making us very warm and fuzzy, so we've decided to expand things a bit for you guys.
First off, we heard you! We're announcing a DRM-FREE version of the game, offered as an alternate to a Steam copy for backers of all levels. We'll be sending out a survey before the game's release, in which you can choose which version of the game you'd like.
Second, we've added a new tier at the $60 level! Essentially, it replaces the chance to audition (which, understandably, not everyone is interested in) with the digital commentary track formerly found only at the $150 level. Backers at the $100 level may choose either $60 level to include (we'll send out another survey when needed), and backers above that receive both by default. Let us know if you have any problems switching over!
Finally, we've recorded a new video showing off some of the aliasing features of There Came an Echo. This is just a small example of what you'll be able to do, but we thought it'd be a fun look. Some notes about the video:
- You'll notice there's no headset this time. This particular video shows off the use of the Microsoft Kinect, off-camera, about three feet away.
- The debugging speech recognition feature is enabled, showing the system's ability to parse and interpret commands in real-time. You can see all the action near the bottom of the screen.
- The general flow is pretty identical to the video in the original pitch. We didn't vary it up too much, as a lot of the alternate functionality (for instance, choosing "Go For the CO") isn't quite up to snuff just yet.
- It took us a grand total of one take to capture this footage. No mistakes in recognition were made. = D
Enjoy the video!
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Feb 18, 2013 - Mar 21, 2013
Pledge $15 or more
You'll receive a Steam copy of There Came an Echo upon release! And, in addition to exclusive updates and information on the development process, you'll also snag a free Steam copy of our first game, Sequence, *within twenty four hours of making your pledge*. Sequence is yours for keeps, even if you need to rescind your pledge later. Have fun!Estimated delivery: Jun 2014
Pledge $30 or more
You'll be able to download a digital copy of the completely original game soundtrack, composed by Ronald Jenkees, Jimmy Hinson (BigGiantCircles), and Judith de los Santos (Malukah). FLAC included! In addition, you'll get a high-resolution, backer-only pack of digital concept art as we complete the design phase. All previous reward tiers included.Estimated delivery: Jun 2014
Pledge $60 or more
NON-THESPIAN EDITION: This tier contains the special thanks in the credits. However, for those of a less theatrical bent, you can choose this tier to replace the audition opportunity with the Kickstarter-exclusive digital commentary track, accessible in-game! Backers at the $100 level can choose either $60 tier to include, and backers at the $150 and higher levels get both!Estimated delivery: Jun 2014
Pledge $60 or more
You'll receive special thanks in the game's credits, and a chance to audition for one of seven available roles in There Came an Echo! For lots of useful information, see www.playiridium.com/voiceactors. All previous reward tiers included.Estimated delivery: Jun 2014
Pledge $100 or more
You'll grab the exclusive and completely rad There Came an Echo T-shirt! For more details, see www.playiridium.com/tshirt. Also, grab a digital version of the There Came an Echo artbook! The artbook features concept art, articles on the design process, script excerpts, developer bios, and much more! All previous reward tiers included.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013Add $10 to ship outside the US
Pledge $150 or more
You'll receive a second copy of the game (for a friend)! Also, you'll grab a Kickstarter-exclusive commentary track from the design team, accessible in-game. All previous reward tiers included.Estimated delivery: Jun 2014Add $10 to ship outside the US
Pledge $250 or more
Score a signed, poster-sized print (11x17) of *any* piece of concept art from the game...your choice. In addition, we'll send you a personalized postcard during production of the game! Postcards will contain an average of 2.3 jokes each. All previous reward tiers included.Estimated delivery: Oct 2013Add $30 to ship outside the US
Pledge $400 or more
Grab a physical copy of our 75-page artbook, featuring a beautiful matte hard cover and premium glossy pages. The artbook features concept art, articles on the design process, script excerpts, developer bios, and much more! Also, you'll grab another two copies of the game (four total) of There Came an Echo. All previous reward tiers included.Estimated delivery: Jan 2014Add $50 to ship outside the US
Pledge $800 or more
7 backers Limited (13 of 20 left)
In this tier, you'll be guaranteed a free copy of every game Iridium Studios ever produces. Like, ever. In addition, you'll get to craft a secret phrase that, when uttered in-game, has a custom effect that you yourself devise. All previous reward tiers included.Estimated delivery: Jun 2014Add $50 to ship outside the US
Pledge $1,500 or more
0 backers Limited (5 of 5 left)
We'll put your likeness, as an NPC, into the game at a location of your choosing. In addition, you'll get a tour of Iridium Studios, get to play an early version of the game, have lunch with the crew, and join us for our yearly excursion down to Disneyland in August. You may have to intentionally refuse some of these rewards, or your body might *explode from fun*. (Travel expenses not included.) All previous reward tiers included.Estimated delivery: Aug 2013Add $50 to ship outside the US
Pledge $3,000 or more
4 backers Limited (1 of 5 left)
We don't even...all right. If you think we're *that cool*, who are we to argue? In this tier, you'll receive credit as an executive producer on the game. You'll also be invited to attend the official slightly-before-launch party for There Came an Echo, which will be recorded and played in-game during the final credit sequence. You'll get a full-size canvas gallery-wrap print of any piece of art we produce for the game, concept or otherwise. We can't effectively show our appreciation for this kind of pledge, so we will also be providing unlimited hugs. UNLIMITED. All previous reward tiers, of course, included. Travel expenses still aren't, though, those can get weird if you're from Southeast Asia or something.Estimated delivery: Jun 2014Add $75 to ship outside the US