We had a nice bump in backers due to Marc Miller's mention in his Traveller 5th edition kickstarter - please check it out if you haven't yet.
I also just backed CLANG - a new kickstarter project from Neal Stephenson to accurately simulate sword combat on the PC.
We have 6 days left and are at about 20% of the funding goal. Things look grim at the moment - but it is still possible to get there. Please continue to talk about TorchShips on the net and don't forget we are doing a referral program (see previous update for details). I have gottten a lot of great suggestions from you on sites that I had missed on my initial public relations/marketing effort - thanks again for that and keep the suggestions coming.
I'm also adding one stretch goal - if we hit the $40k funding level we will add full modding support to TorchShips - not just a scenario and ship editor.
There will also be a new reward tier added at $110 ($130 for international) if you'd like a physical copy of the game and manual. That should be added to the project page in a few hours.
Thanks again and I'm looking forward to completing TorchShips together....
(p.s I've included a list of where are backers have come from so far, sorted by percentage)
pledged of $40,000 goal
seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on June 17, 2012.
May 18, 2012 - Jun 17, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $1 or more
Thank you very much for contributing to the TorchShips Kickstarter!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $10 or more
Receive a digital DRM free copy of TorchShips when it is released later this year for Windows & Mac.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $25 or more
Receive the above reward and get access to the closed beta where you can play the unfinished game and help us make it better.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $40 or more
Receive the above rewards, a digital copy of the TorchShip soundtrack and a thank you in the game's credits.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $80 or more
Receive the above rewards, an extra game & beta key for anyone you name, and an early release PDF instruction manual with history, tactical tips and more.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $100 or more
30 backers Limited (70 of 100 left)
Receive the above rewards, a limited edition poster and your name will placed in the game as a captain of an AI opponent corvette class starship.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $110 or more
Receive the above rewards, plus a boxed physical copy of the game with printed manual (international please add $20 to your pledge)Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $500 or more
2 backers Limited (3 of 5 left)
Receive the above rewards and work with us to design and create a custom ship class within the game that will be available either to other players or the AI opponent.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
0 backers Limited (3 of 3 left)
The above rewards and work with us to create one of the human governments in the game - including planet names, history, technology, and tactics. Plus a very special thanks in the game credits.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $2,000 or more
0 backers Limited (3 of 3 left)
In addition to the $500 and less rewards, you will to help us create a new alien race! Determine their technology level, ship designs, weapons, and tacticsEstimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $5,000 or more
0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
The above rewards and a credit as executive producer in the game credits.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012