Today marks the end of the the Kickstarter campaign and also, unfortunately, the end of daily updates. I'm going to move on to weekly updates informing you guys on development and reward fulfillment. Some good news: Episodes 1 + 2 were submitted to review with Apple a few days ago, Episode 3 has begun development (your funding is going to cover our expenses as we develop that) and should be ready to go live at the end of May.
We are going to start implementing in-game NPCs into Episode 3. We'll be contacting each of you with where you will be appearing and we will work with you to determine what the character will look like and what dialog they will say.
Since the Kickstarter campaign was not yet over, we weren't able to implement names into the credits yet. We will be patching those names into the credits with an update ASAP! We want to make sure you guys get the credit you deserve!
Some awesome news: the posters and postcards arrived in the mail today and they are AWESOME. I took pictures to prove that. The posters are really cool! If any of you still want a poster after seeing it, we can open a Paypal thing for that. We'll be fulfilling posters and postcards throughout April.
iOS pre-orders will also start being fulfilled on April 5th. Due to the nature of Apple's promo code disbursement we're limited to 50 codes per update - so we're going to have to do this on a first come first served basis. We'll give out the first 50 codes and then put in the credits update, then we'll give out another 50 codes. All iOS preorders should be fulfilled in April. After downloading the app, subsequent episodes and updates will be free in your version of the game (you guys get the exclusive "Deluxe" version). We're planning the PC + Mac release for Fall or Winter - which is actually good because it should launch with four episodes rather than two. If any of you are choosing the Android version, we'll need to work together on getting that out. We'll probably just build an APK file for you to directly install.
I'll send out emails within the week to find out which platform you guys are pre-ordering for.
The bigger prizes like the books, VHS tapes, cassetes, and NES will be sent out as soon as we get them in our hands. We can't wait to see how they all turn out. Like I said, the posters turned out phenomenal.
Thanks again to everyone who pledged! This has been a really great Kickstarter!
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THE BASIC PACK: Every pledge gets your name in the game's credits. Even a dollar will help us out and you deserve credit for that! You'll be credited as a bronze level supporter, which means your name will be in the credits but it will be a small font size.Estimated delivery:
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THE ADVANCED PACK: You'll get into the credits as a silver level supporter. Your name will be displayed bigger and in a different category than the bronze supporters.Estimated delivery:
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THE TANGIBLE THANK YOU PACK: Handwritten postcard thanking you for your support. If we get enough of these, you can expect custom postcards. If not, you'll probably get some leftover Garfield Christmas postcards from several years ago. It doesn't mean we don't love you. You'll also receive any previously listed rewards.Estimated delivery:
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THE ADVANCED PACK: One Jackson earns you a premium spot in the credits and gold level supporter status. Bigger text, cooler font, and you'll get positioned before the other people. You can show your friends your name and pretend you worked on the game! Radical. You'll also receive the aforementioned handwritten postcard.Estimated delivery:
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THE PREORDER PACK: $25 will earn you a copy of the full game with all future content updates (episodes and other such things) given to you for free. You can pick the platform, but keep in mind we're launching on iOS first! (PC, Android, Mac, and Linux following at undetermined times). Along with your preorder, you'll also receive the postcard and platinum level credit.Estimated delivery:
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THE POSTER PACK: You'll get an 11 x 17 poster print. It should be pretty awesome! You'll also receive the postcard and platinum support credit.Estimated delivery:
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THE "NOSTALGIC TASTEBUDS" PACK: You'll get a pack of Fruit Stripe Gum autographed by core team members! This is the most expensive pack of gum you'll ever buy! (or not buy!) Anyone pledging higher than $50 will also receive this reward. You'll also receive any lower level rewards at this level.Estimated delivery:
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THE "PUT ME IN THE GAME" PACK: If you ever dreamed of being in digital space, with your picture we'll make a NPC (non-playable character) sprite after you with a spoken line of dialogue in the game! This does not include the poster print or postcard but does still earn you a spot in the credits.Estimated delivery:
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THE LIMITED EDITION PACK: You'll receive a limited edition paperback book containing the game's design document as well as the name in credits, poster, and postcard. This will only be available through Kickstarter!Estimated delivery:
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THE TANGIBLE "PUT ME IN THE GAME" PACK: A pledge of $150 will earn you the in game NPC, spot in the credits, and all previous physical rewards.Estimated delivery:
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THE USELESS UNIQUE RELIC PACK: You'll earn yourself a limited edition Saturday Morning RPG VHS tape containing completely unique contents (each tape has different contents). Unfortunately we won't burn this on a DVD for you, we're going retro here (unless you beg us too)! Of course, you'll also get all the previous rewards.Estimated delivery:
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THE ADVANCED USELESS RELIC PACK: Get ready for some serious ear candy, because you'll be getting a limited edition cassette tape of the Saturday Morning RPG theme song recorded by Vince DiCola! No CDs or MP3s, we're pretty sure those weren't around in the 80's. You'll also receive any previously listed rewards.Estimated delivery:
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THE "PUT ME IN THE GAME AND MAKE ME IMPORTANT" PACK: You'll get placed into the game as an NPC and we'll make you integral to a side-quest. People won't be able to ignore you anymore! You'll also receive any previously listed rewards.Estimated delivery:
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THE DESIGNER PACK: Name an object, make up the power, and we'll put it into the game (within reason, legality, scope and our technical abilities). We'll work to make your dream a reality! You'll also receive any previously listed rewards.Estimated delivery:
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THE NOSTALGIA PACK: You'll receive a custom painted Saturday Morning RPG Nintendo Entertainment System. We will only be making two of these (one for the $1,500 reward and one for the $3,000 reward). Our whole team will also sign the console. You'll also receive any previously listed rewards.Estimated delivery:
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THE VILLAIN PACK: We'll make you into a key villain in the game. You will then end up as one of the game's boss encounters. We'll work with you during every step of the design process to ensure that you become the coolest and most awesome villain in the whole game. You'll also receive any previously listed rewards (we'll even put you in the credits three times!).Estimated delivery:
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