Mac Port, Stretch Goals, New Rewards, More!
Fasten your seatbelts, ToGsters, because there's a lot of news. But before we get to that, it's time to reveal what everyone has been waiting for.
The first Cyberdwarf body pillow arrived in today and it is looking unbelievably moe. So far, over 100 lucky backers get to spend their cold nights with the Cyberdwarf's sumptuous applebottom, but there is DEFINITELY more to go around.
New Pledge Rewards!
$75 Reward - Digital download of the Barkleynomicon artbook + previous rewards
Digital Download of the Barkleynomicon, an artbook featuring the incredible work of Francis "Frankiesmileshow" Coulombe, David "Toadstone" Nyari and Richard "Medieve" Tran. The Barkley 2 artbook may even contain an exclusive comic . . .
$420 Reward - Become a poster on DwarfNET + previous rewards
Jack in . . . to DwarfNET. This tier allows limited pledgers to be immortalized in the DwarfNET forums. Create your own screen name, avatar and signature and help X114JAM9 make sense of his mysterious journey through in-game cybernetic information exchange technology.
$1200 Reward - Create a unique, in-game encounter with Tales of Game's + previous rewards
Very special opportunity to work alongside Tales of Game's in creating 5 special encounters for X114JAM9 and his team. You design your own game encounter, be it a boss fight, a special puzzle, or interesting mini-game. We’ll bring your ideas to life in glorious sprite-based vidcon action.
We've got some really cool stretch goals to get more content into the game. We've separated our goals into two categories: mini goals, which add small, fun things to the game, and major goals, which add ambitious content and significantly add to the experience. We're excited about all of our stretch goals, we hope you are too, and we may have more to come!
$50,000 - MAJOR GOAL - Barkley 2 Mac Port - If we reach $50,000, Leon Arnott, the cool dude responsible for the Barkley 1 Mac port, will be able to port Barkley 2 to the Mac as well. As of writing this update, we're less than $1,000 away so let's make this happen! If we do hit our goal, we will give you the option of selecting whether you want a Mac or PC digital download when the game is released.
$50,069 - MINI GOAL - Legendary Blue Duergar Quest Translated to English for THE VERY FIRST TIME! - If we reach $50,069, just $69 more than our Mac port goal, Tales of Game's vows on our bushido honor as edutainers that we will translate the legendary Blue Duergar Quest from its original Japanese. Barkley 2's Blue Duergar Quest was voted the greatest RPG quest ever by trillions of Japanese gamers and rocked the mystical land of Nippon to its very core. Tales of Game's will make this quest available in English for the first time ever and bring it to gaijins across the globe.
$55,000 - MINI GOAL - Mysterious Vigilante Drain Clean Pudgey Prowls the Sewers of Tir na nOg - I have no idea what this means, but Frankie says it will be in the game if we make $55,000. Frankie claims that it will cost us exactly $55,000 to put Drain Clean Pudgey in the Barkley 2 and that we cannot possibly do it with a dollar less. Let's make Frankie's undying dream of Drain Clean Pudgey come true.
$60,000 - MAJOR GOAL - In-Game Movie Theater - If we reach $60,000, we will be able to have an in-game movie theater that plays films in the vein of Eric "cboyardee" Shumaker's ridiculous Youtube videos like Dilbert 3, The Football Kid and Oldest Trick in the Book. It will also give us the money we need to hire actors for incredible live action cutscene videos. Our good pal, the indomitable Youtube wizard Docfuture1, will also be contributing! Mama mia!
$62,000 - MINI GOAL - Barkley 1 Save Import System - At $62,000 we'll be able to produce a system that allows you to import your saves from Barkley 1. The imported saves will let you bring over data, items, character choices and ~L.I.B.R.A.R.Y. C.A.R.D.S.~ from the original Barkley and will have ripples throughout Barkley 2!
$65,000 - MINI GOAL - Barkley 2 Al Bhed Translation - At $65,000, we will be able to give gamers one of the most requested return features from the original Barkley - an Al Bhed translation. We at Tales of Game's feel that the Al Bhed community is too often overlooked by big game publishers. It's time to take a stand for what we believe in and show big developers that we demand Al Bhed in our games. The translation will be laborious and painstaking, but it will be worth it.
$67,500 - MINI GOAL - Hidden Scenarios - There are upwards of 4 legendary names that have been imbued with miraculous power since the dawn of time. Their careless utterance has been the root cause of history's most devastating calamities. If this goal is met, Tales of Game's will finally have the means to (safely) harness these occult forces and integrate these sources of power into our game as 4 alternate scenarios and game modes, available to whoever enters these names at character creation. Nude mode is a distinct possibility.
$70,000 - MAJOR GOAL - Nightmare City, a huge city with tons of new content - Right now, our plan is to only have a single large hub city, Tir na Nog. Tir na Nog has dozens of characters, quests, events and things to do and is by far the largest area in the game. If we reach $70,000, we'll be able to make Nightmare City, a city that's as large as Tir na Nog and features as much or even more content. Nightmare City will feature a massive library, a haven for weary ballers, dozens of NPCs, tons of new quests and events and more content that would not otherwise make it into the game.
$73,000 - MINOR GOAL - We will wear pants during office hours - Apparently it's considered "hygienic" and "socially appropriate" to wear pants at work. Whatever, we'll make an effort to wear pants while we're working, but ONLY WHEN WE'RE ON THE CLOCK.
More to come? - We are still researching the viability of ports to Linux, iOS, Android, consoles and other operating systems. We will let you know if there are any developments!
We set our goal at $35,000 in order to give us a few months to work on the game full-time. Every dollar you can give us means we will be able to work full-time longer, which means the game will be bigger, better and funnier. We want to thank everyone for the incredible generosity you've shown; we cannot believe we've hit our goal so soon. We truly thank you. We may have some more stretch goals on the way so stay tuned!
Also, if you haven't seen the awesome interviews we've done yet, be sure to check them out:
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Digital PC download of The Magical Realms of Tir na Nog: Escape from Necron 7 - The Revenge of Cuchulainn: The Official Game of the Movie - Chapter 2 of the Hoopz Barkley SaGa. Mama mia!Estimated delivery:
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Secret tip + PC download of Barkley 2 Barkley 2 is a game all about secrets, hidden areas, exploration and discovery; there are hundreds, if not thousands of secrets! At the $15 level, you'll get a digital PC download of the game AND we'll tell you one of several hundred in-game secrets. One person may even get the ~U.L.T.I.M.A.T.E.~ secret - the location of all four library cards.Estimated delivery:
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Digital Barkley 2 soundtrack download + all previous rewards. The $25 tier gets you a digital download of the entire Barkley 2 soundtrack when it's completed. The music is being made by Eric "cboyardee" Shumaker, who has produced music for games like Station 37 and the original Barkley. He is not a very good musician.Estimated delivery:
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Every game soundtrack cboyardee has worked on + all previous rewards. Not only will you get the Barkley 2 soundtrack when it's completed, you'll also get every video game soundtrack cboyardee has ever worked on. Suffer through hundreds of poorly-made, unlistenable dirges from dozens of shovelware titles! This pledge level includes the 20+ songs that have already been written for Barkley 2.Estimated delivery:
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ToG vidcon pack + all previous rewards. The ToG vidcon pack includes every game Tales of Game's has released plus dozens of obscure goodies, demos and games its members have released or are currently working on independently. Includes the games 78641, Sewer Goblet, Mountain of Debt, Station 37, an exclusive demo of NonHuman and many, many more!Estimated delivery:
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Digital download of the Barkley 2 artbook + previous rewards. Get a PDF digital download of the Barkleynomicon artbook featuring the incredible work of Francis "Frankiesmileshow" Coulombe, David "Toadstone" Nyari and Richard "Medieve" Tran. The Barkley 2 artbook may even contain an exclusive comic . . .Estimated delivery:
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Full-size Cyberdwarf body pillow + all previous rewards. Share your cold nights and warm applebottom with a full-size Cyberdwarf body pillow (or dakimakura for my enlightened brothers). Horrendously burned in a fire, Cyberdwarf's life was saved only after having basketballs grafted over his skin. He's lonely and looking for love, but be careful - he bites! The Cyberdwarf body pillow comes with just the case, not the pillow.Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
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Exclusive access to the Tales of Game's tip line + all previous rewards. Stuck on a tough boss or need some help finding the Cyberspear? No problem, give the Tales of Game's phone tip line a call. At the $150 level, you get access to the ToG tip line manned by the developers themselves. Ask for help or yell at us about how disappointing our game is.Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
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Barkleynomicon art book + all previous rewards. At the $250 level, you get the Barkleynomicon, an artbook featuring the incredible work of Francis "Frankiesmileshow" Coulombe, David "Toadstone" Nyari and Richard "Medieve" Tran. The Barkley 2 artbook may even contain an exclusive comic. . .Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
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Become a playable character portrait + all previous rewards. Become an immortal part of Barkley C.A.N.O.N. by making your face one of the in-game character portraits selectable during character creation. Who knows, you may even see an NPC with your face. Fedoras and double chins wanted!Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
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Have your name, avatar and signature immortalized in DwarfNET + previous rewards. Jack in . . . to DwarfNET. This tier allows pledgers to be immortalized in the DwarfNET forums. Create your own screen name, avatar and signature and help X114JAM9 make sense of his mysterious journey through in-game cybernetic information exchange technology.Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
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Custom animated forum signature + all previous rewards. In addition to all previous rewards, cboyardee will make you a custom animated forum signature (or similar image) in the style of his "Dilbert 3", "Oldest Trick in the Book" and "Ghostly Return" Youtube videos. You specify what you want and cboyardee will do his best (worst) to make it!Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
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Pose as Tales of Game's during an interview + all previous rewards. Being a prestigious edutainment vidcon corporation, Tales of Game's is often interviewed by the gaming media. At the $1000 reward tier, you will impersonate us during an interview - if the interview is through email, we will redirect all questions to you and if it is in person, you will pose as a member of the Tales of Game's team. Answer questions however you want, make things up, ruin our reputation, throw your feces, have a blast! We will not announce the switch before or after - it is a secret! Go nuts!Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
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Create a unique in-game encounter + previous rewards (except interview). Very special opportunity to work alongside Tales of Games in creating a special encounter for X114JAM9 and his team. You design your own game encounter, be it a boss fight, a special puzzle, or interesting mini-game. We’ll bring your ideas to life in glorious sprite-based vidcon action.Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
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Have lunch with pictures of the developers + all previous rewards but the interview. The ultimate reward for Tales of Game's biggest fans. We will send you pictures of every developer in Tales of Game's for you to have lunch with. Tell them your great game ideas or how much you liked Barkley. No kissing on the lips. You are responsible for the cost of lunch.Estimated delivery:
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