The Final Push
It has been half a year since our last Kickstarter campaign where you all helped us achieve our modest goal.
Thanks to your generosity, we raised $5,855. Before we got the money, here are the deductions:
- Kickstarter Fees
- Amazon Fees
- Dropped backers or uncollected pledges
- Money set aside for rewards
- Fees to get the money to Canada
With $3,500 left, combined with our own money, we paid for software licenses, music, art, animation and voice acting commissions.
That's it, it's all gone. $3,500 is a lot of money but it's a tiny fraction of what it costs to produce a game.
We're not saying we're broke. The project is still self funded and we're doing work as usual.
We've gotten offers from a number of investors and publishers to fund LCH and/or future titles, as well as offers to buy the rights to LCH outright. As tempting as some of these offers are, we want to continue as is, retain creative and operational control and see what we can do and where we can go with this, our first ever project.
Individual members of the group have also fortunately (and unfortunately) gotten offers from other more financially capable studios after seeing our work with LCH. Some have decided to weather the storm with us but some have left the team. We appreciate all they've done for us, we're glad their involvement with this project has somehow helped them in their careers, and I wish them all the best in their new positions.
We are now in the final and most time consuming and tiring part of development: putting everything in, making sure everything works, testing, polish, polish and polish.
However, the deeper we get with our new game engine, we encounter roadblocks that limit our creative potential with LCH - mostly because of not having access to Unity Pro ($4,500) and the "Pro" only optimizations and features not available in Unity Indie ($800 - what we have).
For this very reason, we've decided to launch another Kickstarter Campaign.
Don't get us wrong. We aren't asking anymore from you (our awesome early supporters) as you have done more than enough for us.
This is a great opportunity for people who missed out on the first one or for people just discovering us now.
That Kickstarter page is a culmination of everything we've accomplished over the past seven months. Complete with a 10 minute long video and a ridiculously long project description. You don't have to back it again, but we'd appreciate if you clicked the "like" or "tweet" button underneath the video or tell your friends about it.
If you see new rewards (mostly with the upper tiers) you will retroactively be eligible for these as well if it belongs in your tier.
You'll also notice some rewards have increased in dollar amount. This is because we later realized that some rewards would cost way more than we were originally quoted including different shipping costs.
That being said, it'll be business as usual. Expect the same from us.
pledged of $5,000 goal
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Sep 26, 2011 - Nov 10, 2011 (45 days)
Pledge $1 or more
Two exclusive Last Class Heroes HD wallpapers for your desktop and your name in the credits!Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $5 or more
The above plus a copy of the game for your mobile device (iOS or Android) and a Sebastian toy template! Print and create as many as you want (Please see the "About this Project" section for a sample)!Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $10 or more
The above plus a digital copy of our yet-to-be-titled short story. A great introduction to the wonderful world of Marionettes. Fully illustrated by the amazing Tey Bartolome (http://teygraphy.deviantart.com/gallery/) and penned by short-story veteran Chris Lewis Carter. (http://chrislewiscarter.com/)Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $25 or more
The above plus a copy of the game for your desktop once it comes out (Mac or PC) and a digital copy of The Last Class Heroes art book (Full colour. 28+ pages. Please see the "About this Project" section for more details).Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $50 or more
The above plus a copy of the full soundtrack and a full colour poster (12" x 18"). Choose from three designs. Plus a digital copy of all three designs!Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $80 or more
The above plus your own in-game shout out! Your message on a bulletin board, a poster, a notebook or even engraved on a tree! Zoomable and presented artistically. (Limitations apply. Please see details in the "About this Project" section under rewards or contact us.) Plus a limited edition Last Class Heroes shirt! Choose from two designs!Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $125 or more
The above plus your own character in the game! Created to your likeness or someone else's with your own dialogue! (Limitations apply. Please see details in the "About this Project" section under rewards or contact us.)Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $225 or more
All of the above plus a hard copy of our art book. (8" x 11", full colour, 28+ pages), another exclusive Last Class Heroes Wallpaper for your desktop, both t-shirt designs and all three printed posters!Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $500 or more
All of the above but with a specially signed copy of the art book from all the team members! Be listed as an "Executive Producer" in the credits. A copy of every single game our team will be making beyond "Last Class Heroes" on every platform they're made for. A special spot in the credits for yourself on each game. A personal art request from you, Last Class Heroes related or not from one or more of our artists. And our undying gratitude. :)Estimated delivery: Mar 2012