Barkley 2 is coming out for Linux
So even though we haven't been updating, we definitely have been working! And one of the biggest things we've done is upgrade our development engine to GameMaker:Studio.
It's gonna help with a lot of things, especially speed. There is actually quite a lot going on in Barkley 2 and the new engine will make a lot of systems run hecka faster.
Also! GM:S allows us to export the game in a variety of different formats, so we are announcing that Barkley 2 is going to be available on Ubuntu Linux as well as PC and Mac AT LAUNCH.
Everyone who pledged at any time in our Kickstarter campaign will be able to opt for the Ubuntu build. All three will be available to you. (NOTE: we say Ubuntu because that is the only OS that is officially supported by GameMaker but chances are it runs with most Linux OSes. Also, if you are running Linux you should probably know how to get it running on your own, so stop whining.)
We know you guys and gals want more info about the game, and we promise it's coming! We want to not only keep you guys updated but also really knock your socks off with the content we've been adding. We're right on the verge of dropping some serious vidcon knowledge.
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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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