Content DLC vs Expansion
With last nights update there have been some questions about the difference between the non DLC free content that people can expect post release, and our first major expansion.
DLC typically refers to small chunks of game content that runs between $0.99 and $10 which include things like cosmetic enhancements, weapons, map packs, and minor missions. This kind of content is small and easy to produce, but still has a cost associated with it.
This kind of content we will be releasing for free, in our content patches. Things our community can expect are: ship modules, sub-systems, missions, weapons, and sectors. As we work on the game we will include these new items, free of charge as we finish them.
Expansions are a throwback to 10+ years ago (there have been some since then, but not nearly as common), before there was DLC. It consists of major changes and additions to games that were packaged up and purchased for around $20 - $30, these were usually game changers and added several hours of gameplay.
Some of my favorite expansions of all time were: Morrowind Tribunal, Warcraft III Frozen Throne, and Titan Quest Immortal Throne.
Our first expansion will be in development for almost a year after our release, it will include entirely new systems and support multiplayer. The content and features for this are set set yet so our community will have the opportunity to directly impact this new content. we will be building our multiplayer on the UnityPark Suite backend, a networking framework which we already own a license for. If a backer was to pledge now at the $55 tier, they receive a copy of this expansion without extra charge, and all lower tier rewards as well.
A note to the wonderful backers that have increased their pledge already, Ive noticed a few people going to the $50 tier, if it was your intention to increase to the expansion level, you will need to select the $55 pledge and $55 reward.
Thanks again, you guys are awesome, if you have any more suggestions on pledge rewards or game content, please let us know!
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Apr 30, 2012 - May 30, 2012 (30 days)
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Thank you very much for contributing to the Kinetic Void Kickstarter!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Kickstarter only desktop wallpaper collection, and a huge thanks for helping us reach our dream!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Full copy of Kinetic Void at release through digital distribution.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Previous reward, plus beta client and a "Backer" forum title.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Previous rewards and name a minor element of Kinetic Void, possible elements to name are, ship modules, weapons, resource, etc. All names are subject to approval.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Previous rewards and a downloadable copy of the Kinetic Void soundtrack.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Previous rewards, alpha client access, digital download of the Kinetic Void Soundtrack composed by Artem Bank, as well as your name in the games credits.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Previous rewards, plus a copy of our first expansion which will include multiplayer, we will begin development on this as right after the launch of Kinetic Void.Estimated delivery: Aug 2013
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Duo Void This is a combo pack and it comes with two of everything that is in the $55 pledge reward. Plan to play co-op and save! (Not included in higher tiers)Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Previous rewards, a physical, high-quality, limited print CD of the soundtrack signed by its composer, and your name as a hireable crewmember in Kinetic Void.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Previous rewards, and a 3d printing of a Kinetic Void ship, the design will be voted on by the backers of this tier and higher. The model will be roughly 3 inches square. Information on the material can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/kvmaterial International backers please add $5 to shippingEstimated delivery: Dec 2012
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All previous rewards, and you get to work with the Kinetic Void developers to design an entire set of Ship Modules to go in the finished game. One set is: a cockpit, a hull section, an engine, a weapon, and an aesthetic piece.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $500 or more
All previous rewards and you get to work with the Kinetic Void developers to create an entire faction in Kinetic Void. Things that are included: Name, political disposition, economy, military standing, ideology, equipment preferences, and ship colors. We will work closely with you on your contribution.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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All previous rewards, plus you will receive a copy of every product Badland Studio develops for life. Full releases, Expansions and DLC, as well as your name in the credits of these titles for making the dream of our studio a reality, and, for good measure, a Founder forum title.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012