Hello, Xeko Backers!
We've finally had a chance to catch our breath (and catch up on sleep!) from the awesome Kickstarter effort.
Our Kickstarter was processed this week (w00t!) and we're now reconciling things and finalizing the game development plan. Keep your eyes peeled for the Xeko rewards survey coming by the end of this week.
We're incredibly grateful for everyone's efforts in making this happen with great big thanks to YOU and special thanks to the team that put in 150% to get us to the goal: Dylan Hundley and Nolan Bushnell; the HQ crew: Counselor, Sir Hax Alot, Ari, Cohen, Troublemaker, Code Surfer and Dove; Artists Fudo, Michel Gagne, Craig Thomas and Joel Payne; Animal Advisors Liao, Girard, Kurt, Bob, Brian and Luke; Special Agent Seth; Harper Hulk; Mamma Marie; Mateo; Super Fans [you KNOW who you are!]; Xekoshop; Xeko Forums; the SF Animal Ambassadors; El Condor; Twitter & blogger friends; and our lemur friends at Sifaka Productions.
Last, but not least, special thanks to Michael Williams, Xeko's biggest fan.
Now, time to make a great game & a big difference!
"Xeko Agents near and far, together a force, each one a star."
WOW. WOW. WOW!!!! We made it!!!! I'm speechless! With 12 hours to spare. To quote my niece Kaley, who put it so well, "Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
Amy on behalf of our amazing supporters and EVERYONE on this incredible team
P.S. Tonight's tweetable/repeatable:
W00T!!!! @Xeko made its $250k @Kickstarter goal. We did it! Go team Earth! 10 hours left to become a Xeko Backer. kck.st/hfdg #havefundogood
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You become a Xeko Agent and receive a special in-game Backer Badge to remind other players you were a supporter since the beginning! One is the number of people it takes to make a difference.Estimated delivery:
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All of the above plus: a Collector's Edition Xeko Virtual Starter Set and your choice of a special Xeko Backer Avatar. 16% of freshwater crab species are threatened.Estimated delivery:
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All of the above plus: a second Xeko Backer Avatar; a beautiful digital copy of the Xeko Backstory; and an invitation to the Closed Beta. 30% of amphibian species are threatened.Estimated delivery:
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All of the above plus: a Virtual Endangered Animal for adoption [if we meet the $350,000 stretch goal]; and a beautiful digital copy of the Xeko Island Memories book. There are 50 endangered frog species in Haiti.Estimated delivery:
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All of the above plus: one real world, out-of-print Xeko Booster Pack and a signed Xeko Backer Certificate. There are 64 Javan Rhinos known to exist.Estimated delivery:
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All of the above plus: an Official Xeko Backer T-Shirt; five digital Xeko booster packs; and an invitation to the Closed Alpha. There are 130 California Condors left in the wild.Estimated delivery:
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All of the above plus: a limited edition Xeko Island Art Print signed by Craig Thomas, the Xeko/Elf Island lead artist. There are 175 threatened species in Costa Rica.Estimated delivery:
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CHOOSE ONLY ONE $257 REWARD All of the above plus: an Official Xeko Backer Hoodie (instead of the T-Shirt); and a real world, out-of-print Xeko Starter Set. There are 257 species on the Critical Endangered list that may have become Extinct.Estimated delivery:
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CHOOSE ONLY ONE $257 REWARD All of the above plus: an Official Xeko Backer Hoodie (instead of the T-Shirt); and a collectible Xeko Plush Animal. There are 257 species on the Critical Endangered list that may have become Extinct.Estimated delivery:
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All of the above plus: a Xeko Fathead; a limited edition 18"x24" offset lithograph of a Xeko image; and you become an Animal Ambassador. Pick an animal to protect and your name (or Agent ID) will be listed on the animal's digital card. Animal selection order is based on your pledge date. (We will publish the choices on Xeko.com.) There are 607 threatened mammal species in India.Estimated delivery:
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All of the above plus: an Official Xeko Backer Fleece (instead of the Hoodie); an 18"x24" archival quality Giclée print of a Xeko card signed by Amy Tucker & Michel Gagne; and an invitation to the official launch party in Boston. (You are responsible for your own travel.) There are 1,192 species threatened in the United States.Estimated delivery:
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All of the above plus: a specially commissioned Giclée print of a Bengal Tiger signed by Michel Gagne and Amy Tucker. There are less than 1,300 Bengal Tigers known to exist.Estimated delivery:
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All of the above plus: a complete set of the Xeko 1st Edition virtual cards; and you become a Territory Manager. Pick an area to protect and your name (or Agent ID) will be listed on maps of that region. Region selection order is based on your pledge date. (We will publish the choices on Xeko.com) There are 3,246 species that are Critically Endangered.Estimated delivery:
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All of the above plus: you (or someone you designate) can become a character in the Xeko game. If our star is willing, we will use his or her image as a character in the Xeko game. It's their chance to be discovered! There are 5,966 vertebrate animal species that are threatened with extinction.Estimated delivery:
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All of the above plus an Official Xeko Backer Jacket (instead of the Fleece) and credit as an Executive Producer. The five most generous backers will be invited to a private dinner with Amy Tucker and Nolan Bushnell. (Time and place will be mutually agreed upon; travel is your responsibility; the current top five will be listed on Xeko.com) There are less than 10,000 cheetahs left in the world.Estimated delivery:
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