"That's no Moon...it's a Stretch Goal!!"
The Third Stretch Goal is Revealed!
You've voted, and your voice has been heard! The vote was overwhelmingly in favor of allowing players to own planets. More details to come on what exactly this feature will entail, but, for now, let your imagination run wild as you picture yourself reigning over huge swaths of space! And start voting for the next stretch goal at http://forums.ltheory.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=21!
Concerning Stretch Goals Above $100K
I've made the decision that stretch goals above $100K, starting with planetary ownership, will be realized as free, post-release content updates. Why? As you can see, there's quite a bit of functionality slated for the base game. As we start to pile on more functionality, it will obviously take more development time to complete. Instead of delaying the release, I'd like to just put the basic game in your hands, and then augment it with free, post-release updates to give you the stretch goal content.
Now, that doesn't exactly preclude the possibility of having these features in the first release - it just means that I won't promise that they'll ship with the game. If I do end up having more development time than anticipated, of course I'll try to put as much as possible in the initial release. But what I will promise is that you'll get the content, and you'll get it for free if you purchase the game!
Some people have requested more wallpapers. I can't help but oblige! You can download the full-res versions at http://LTheory.com/media.html!
Are you tired of these yet??
Interview with RPS
I did an interview with RockPaperShotgun, in case you're interested in reading: http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/11/30/interview-limit-theory-creator-josh-parnell/.
The Future is Bright!
We annihilated the original goal, blew past the first stretch goal...when will it end!?!? Who knows. But it wouldn't have happened without the enthusiasm of so many generous people who share the same vision of living that dream life in space. Thanks again for giving me the opportunity to bring that vision to life...I won't let you all down :)
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THE MAP, THE SIGNATURES + ALL PREVIOUS TIERS . Included in your physical Limit Theory box, you will find a physical map of Universe 3827, the default starting universe for new players (of course, since the universe is infinite, the map cannot be complete!) While other players wander around in the (metaphorical) dark, you'll be whipping across systems, doing business as you please without ever having to wonder where you are. Note that this map will show at least twice as much as the Hitchhiker's Map version! Moreover, you will also find that both the map and box have been signed by me!Estimated delivery: Jan 2014Add $20 to ship outside the US
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THE SHIRT + ALL PREVIOUS TIERS . CDs and boxes and maps are all good and well...but when you want to show off your support in a flashier, more stylish way, you're going to need a shirt. Not just any shirt, though. You're going to need something that says "hey, I'm all about unbounded space exploration, and that's why you should come over here and talk to me." How better to do so than by having a little slice of an infinite universe slathered across your chest?Estimated delivery: Jan 2014Add $20 to ship outside the US
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THE POSTER, THE SIGNATURE + ALL PREVIOUS TIERS . Ok, so your chest is covered, your disc drive is full, your box shelf is boxed, and your map shelf is mapped. But what about your wall? It's probably feeling a little left out in the cold. But you can fix that. How about adorning it with a large, signed, numbered Limit Theory poster, printed on high-quality, glossy poster paper?Estimated delivery: Jan 2014Add $20 to ship outside the US
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