One Week Down
Good afternoon everyone. The first week of the Realm Explorer KickStarter campaign is officially in the history books. It's hard to believe this week blew past us so quickly. In just seven days Realm Explorer has gone from being a quietly developed project to a game being shared and discussed around the world.
The enthusiasm, the discussions, the debates and even the criticisms are all very exciting to see. Everyone has been doing a great job at getting the word out but we still need to do a lot more. We realize that you, our fans and backers, have to work around the content that we give you. As such we have been working to prepare a lot of new content to share with everyone.
In the next few days we will be unveiling several new items:
- Videos showcasing some of the enemies that you can encounter in Realm Explorer. We've already posted one of these at IndieDB.com but will be putting together a compilation of all them on Youtube when they are complete. For those interested in an early look you can see them here: http://www.indiedb.com/games/realm-explorer/videos
- Improved digging footage -- we'll try to better show off and explain how digging and resource collection work as well as make it more clear that you will be able to find, collect and use the metals, gemstones and other resources you mine and dig out of the ground.
- Demonstrating the depth of the character customization system. We've talked about how your characters can be modified so completely that you can even wear a different boot on each foot or a different glove on each hand. We'll demonstrate this along with some other aspects of character customization.
- A face-to-face video where we discuss our goals and inspirations for Realm Explorer and share a little more about the history of our team.
- In keeping with saving the best for last the most exciting news we have to share is that we have been preparing a single player demo of the game! For now we'll be sharing this demo with the media, big Youtubers and others who have access to large audiences that can help us spread the word about Realm Explorer far and wide.
If you've been on the fence about backing Realm Explorer why not get in for just $15? You will get a full copy of the game when it is released at this greatly discounted price. If you're excited about the game but haven't become a backer yet; what are you waiting for? Check out the list of these once-in-a-lifetime rewards!
We're working hard to get Realm Explorer into your hands. When the project is fully funded we will be able to complete the game and YOU will get awesome rewards. It's a win-win for everyone involved. Will you join us in the upcoming Alpha phase?
Realm Explorers; prepare yourselves. We’re about to unleash an avalanche of updates in the coming week.
-Matt at RealmSource
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Join the official Realm Explorer Website: www.realmexplorer.com
Keep up on our development progress at: www.indiedb.com/games/realm-explorer
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Early Adopter Special! Get a free full version digital copy of Realm Explorer upon its final release. Early Adopters get this special price! Help us kick-start our Kickstarter!Estimated delivery:
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You will receive a free full version digital copy of Realm Explorer upon its final release. You'll also have the thanks and gratitude of the development team!Estimated delivery:
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Get into Realm Explorer with early closed Beta access. You will be able to interact with the developers and community in the private beta forums and make suggestions for changes to the game as we approach the final release. You will also receive a free digital copy of the game on its final release.Estimated delivery:
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The earliest access to Realm Explorer. You will receive closed ALPHA access to the game as well as membership to a private Alpha-only forum. You will be able to interact directly with the development team and your input will help shape the game. You will also receive an exclusive in-game "Kickstarter" achievement; only given to those who participate in the Alpha.Estimated delivery:
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Explorer Tier: Get all of the previous rewards plus become a member of the Explorer Tier. You will receive a limited edition real metal Realm Explorer coin designed by the Realm Source team commemorating your contribution to Realm Explorer. Additionally you will receive an exclusive "Explorer" icon that appears next to your name while in the game; only available to people who back the Kickstarter project! Note: You will be given immediate access to the Alpha and Beta when they become available. It may take up to the estimated delivery date for coins to arrive in the mail. International shipping may take longer.Estimated delivery:
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Founder Tier: Get all of the previous rewards (including the collector coin) plus become a Realm Explorer Founder. We will add your name or company name to the game credits. You will also get special forum access to the Founder Club where you can talk with the dev team on a regular basis. Additionally you will receive an exclusive "Founder" icon that appears next to your name while in the game; only available to people who back the Kickstarter project!Estimated delivery:
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Elite Tier: Get all of the previous rewards AND get a special collectible metal "Realm Sigil" medallion designed by the Realm Source team. Additionally you will receive an exclusive "Elite" icon that appears next to your name while in the game; only available to people who back the Kickstarter project!Estimated delivery:
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Name an NPC: Get everything up to and including the Elite Tier plus submit a name to be randomly assigned to neutral NPCs in the game. It can be your name, the name of a friend / family member, the name of a character from your table-top RPG days or a completely made up name. If a fictional name it should be appropriate to a medieval fantasy setting, must be appropriate for all ages and cannot infringe on any existing copyrights (for example we can't use a name like "Luke Skywalker").Estimated delivery:
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Create an Item: Get all of the previous rewards up to the Elite Tier AND provide the concept for an item you would like to see in the game. The item must fit the medieval fantasy genre but can be anything from a wooden chair to a katana. Our artists will create unique, high quality artwork and our development team will design the crafting requirements and item stats. You just provide the idea!Estimated delivery:
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Create Armor / Clothing: Get all of the previous rewards up to the Elite Tier AND provide the concept for a set of armor or clothing you would like to see in the game. The item must fit the medieval fantasy genre. Skull armor? Armor with spikes coming out of it? A ballerina dress? Now's your chance to get that piece of armor you've always dreamed of but never seen in a game before.Estimated delivery:
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Create a Creature: Get all of the previous rewards up to the Elite Tier AND provide the concept for a creature. The creature must fit the medieval fantasy genre and can be either monster or animal.Estimated delivery:
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Ultra Package: Get everything up to and including the Elite Tier plus choose one from any of the previous "Create" tiers (Create an Item, Create Armor / Clothing and Create Creature). In addition to all of that you will receive several exclusive items: a Realm Sigil medallion designed by the Realm Source team made of damascus steel, a high quality Realm Explorer poster signed by the entire dev team, a CD with the Realm Explorer sound track, a T-shirt in your size plus a call with the entire development team on Skype to discuss the game. You'll also receive a physical DVD copy of the game that has been autographed by the development team in addition to the regular digital download.Estimated delivery:
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Ultra Creator Package: Get everything in the Ultra Package ($5,000 reward) plus ALL of the following: Name THREE NPCs, Create an Item, Create Armor / Clothing and Create a Creature. You get to provide a concept for one of each "Create" reward plus name three NPCs. The ultimate package for someone who wants to create!Estimated delivery:
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You will receive everything in the Ultra Creator Package ($7,500 tier) plus an invitation to the Realm Explorer launch party in Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada! Meet with the development team and enjoy a night out on the town in Las Vegas. Just take care of your transportation and lodging and we'll take care of the rest!Estimated delivery:
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