Started Distributing iOS Preorder Codes!
The first two episodes of Saturday Morning RPG will be launching tomorrow, April 5th, on iOS.
With this in mind, we've started distributing preorder codes to our backers who chose iOS on the survey.
The unfortunate news is that we don't have enough codes right now to cover all of the preorders. Apple only allows 50 promo codes per update and we had to distribute 30 of those 50 to review sites, so that only left us with 20 promo codes for Kickstarter.
With that said, I am going to be submitting a new update for the game on either Friday or Monday. It should be approved within the following 10 days and that will give me 50 more codes to distribute.
I am going to do everything I possibly can to make sure that we get all iOS preorders taken care of by the end of April!
"Who is getting the first 20 codes" is what you'll likely ask - we've decided to distribute the codes by date pledged and reward tier. What that means is we're covering the higher pledge amounts first and then prioritizing those based on date pledged.
I've already sent out the 20 codes, and we've covered 4 people from the $25 level - so if you're at that level you should get your code by mid-April.
I'm sorry that the codes have to be distributed this way, but it was the only way we could unlock the paid content for you. Trust me, though, the wait will be worth it.
Also, a note about the version of the game hitting tomorrow. It contains only the first two episodes of the game. We are hard at work right now crafting Episode 3 and should have that out by the end of May. To reiterate, you guys will be getting all updates and new episodes absolutely free!
Another note about the current build: since we submitted to Apple before the Kickstarter campaign ended - no one has been added to the credits. We will rectify that with the first content update to the game (which will also create the next 50 codes).
Also, we've got estimated time frames for the other versions of the game:
- PC + Mac: Winter 2012 (should launch with Episodes 1 - 4)
- Android: Summer 2012 (should launch with Episodes 1 - 3)
- Linux: Uncertain (hinges on when Unity launches the 3.6 version with Linux support)
Thanks so much for all the support you guys have given us! We really appreciate the pledges!
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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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