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As raccoon private eye Howard Lotor, sniff out clues, collect evidence, interrogate witnesses, and explore beautiful pixel art version of dystopian Vancouver, BC.
As raccoon private eye Howard Lotor, sniff out clues, collect evidence, interrogate witnesses, and explore beautiful pixel art version of dystopian Vancouver, BC.
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    Pledge CA$ 2 or more About US$ 2

    Thank you!

    Thank you for supporting our dream of making the best game about raccoon detectives that ever existed! We will send you our collection of BEST FRESHEST RACCOON MEMES with gratitude. You can print them all and hang around your house and wake up and go to sleep and eat and do stuff, all while looking at funny raccoons. It's not weird, trust us, everyone loves raccoons.

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    Pledge CA$ 20 or more About US$ 15

    The Private Eye

    Do you only want to pre-order Backbone at the discounted Kickstarter price without the other cool stuff? This tier is for you!

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    • Digital copy of Backbone
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    Pledge CA$ 25 or more About US$ 18

    The Raccoon

    Get the game when it's out + digital goodies.

    Includes:
    • Digital copy of Backbone
    • Your name in game credits
    • Digital thanks pack (Wallpapers + Newspaper PDF + Guidebook PDF)
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    Pledge CA$ 32 or more About $23

    The Sniffer

    Get the dark jazz Backbone OST + have direct impact on the development on our backer-exclusive Backbone chat server.

    Includes:
    • Backbone OST - dark jazz composed by Nikita Danshin
    • Access to Backbone Backer Discord server
    • Digital copy of Backbone
    • Your name in game credits
    • Digital thanks pack (Wallpapers + Newspaper PDF + Guidebook PDF)
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    Pledge CA$ 45 or more About $33

    The Detective

    All of the above + DIGITAL version of the BACKBONE ARTBOOK featuring sketches, concept art and production processes, game lore and backstory, characters' personal diaries, Vancouver News articles, and fan art.

    Includes:
    • Digital Backbone Artbook PDF
    • Digital copy of Backbone
    • Backbone OST - dark jazz composed by Nikita Danshin
    • Your name in game credits
    • Digital thanks pack (Wallpapers + Newspaper PDF + Guidebook PDF)
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    The Officer

    Get the physical edition of Backbone! This beautiful box includes CD with the game + OST, a colorful Guide Book booklet, and a code to download the DRM-free version of the game.

    For Win/Mac/Linux.

    Includes:
    • Physical copy of Backbone (Game+OST CD, Guidebook, DRM-free code)
    • Your name in game credits
    • Digital thanks pack (Wallpapers + Newspaper PDF + Guidebook PDF)
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    Pledge CA$ 65 or more About $47

    The Tourist

    Imagine you found yourself in dystopian Vancouver and want to take something home to remember it (if you can escape of course).
    We will send you a gorgeous pixel art Vancouver Postcard and a printed version of Vancouver Newspaper featuring tons of game lore.
    + All of the above!

    Includes:
    • Everything included in "The Detective" tier
    • Physical thanks pack (Vancouver News + Vancouver Postcard)
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    Pledge CA$ 77 or more About $56

    The Historian

    Gorgeous Backbone poster printed on high-quality paper will be a nice reminder of your time spent in the pixelated noir city. Size - A2, matte paper.
    + Printed Vancouver Newspaper with tons of game lore
    + Postcard from dystopian Vancouver

    Includes:
    • Printed Backbone Vancouver poster
    • Everything included in "The Detective" tier
    • Physical thanks pack (Vancouver News + Vancouver Postcard)
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    Pledge CA$ 84 or more About $61

    The Fashionista

    Get the Backbone T-shirt with a noir raccoon detective! Available in all sizes.
    + Printed Vancouver Newspaper with tons of game lore
    + Postcard from dystopian Vancouver

    Includes:
    • Backbone T-Shirt
    • Everything included in "The Detective" tier
    • Physical thanks pack (Vancouver News + Vancouver Postcard)
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    Pledge CA$ 90 or more About $65

    The Librarian

    Get a full-color printed version of the Backbone Artbook featuring sketches, concept art and production processes, game lore and backstory, characters' personal diaries, Vancouver News articles, and fan art.

    + Printed Vancouver Newspaper with tons of game lore
    + Postcard from dystopian Vancouver

    Includes:
    • Printed Backbone Artbook
    • Everything included in "The Detective" tier
    • Physical thanks pack (Vancouver News + Vancouver Postcard)
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    Pledge CA$ 193 or more About $139

    The Evidence

    You are the best detective in the universe and you collected all the evidence! Receive every physical reward (except limited ones).

    Includes:
    • Everything included in "The Detective" tier
    • Backbone T-Shirt
    • Printed Backbone Artbook
    • Printed Backbone Vancouver poster
    • Physical thanks pack (Vancouver News + Vancouver Postcard)
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    Pledge CA$ 232 or more About $167

    The Witness

    Custom framed diorama of the in-game scene from Backbone. Hand-made and super limited.

    Includes:
    • Backbone Diorama - hand crafted framed scene from the game
    • Everything included in "The Detective" tier
    • Physical thanks pack (Vancouver News + Vancouver Postcard)
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    Pledge CA$ 258 or more About $185

    The Unsolved Case

    Get a limited Detective Case File - solve a crime from Backbone before you even play the game! This realistic case file is filled with lore, puzzles and character study, and it's something you will cherish for years to come.
    Every Case File is hand-crafted and unique, stamped with your exclusive backer number (one out of 100!), signed by our team with gratitude.

    + Printed Vancouver Newspaper with tons of game lore
    + Postcard from dystopian Vancouver

    Includes:
    • Detective Case File - hand crafted physical adventure
    • Everything included in "The Detective" tier
    • Physical thanks pack (Vancouver News + Vancouver Postcard)
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    Cool Cat

    Ever wanted to be COOL? Well now is your chance - just imagine these bullies playing Backbone and trying to talk to a very important NPC when they suddenly realize that this NPC is NAMED EXACTLY LIKE YOU. Isn't that cool? You show'em!

    We name an in-game object, bar, club, or NPC after you! Or you can pick any other cool name.

    + Get additional Backbone copy to share with a friend
    + Select ONE physical reward (T-shirt or Artbook or Poster)

    Includes:
    • Your name as an in-game object, bar, club, or NPC
    • Everything included in "The Detective" tier
    • Additional Backbone digital copy (2 total)
    • ONE physical reward (T-shirt or Artbook or Poster)
    • Physical thanks pack (Vancouver News + Vancouver Postcard)
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    Pledge CA$ 450 or more About $323

    Have you seen this animal?

    Embrace your inner animal! Send us your photo, pick a species, and we will create your pixel art portrait (to the waist) as one of Vancouver citizens!

    We will feature your portrait + your name in a news article in the physical Vancouver Newspaper sent to backers, as well as in the game and in the end credits right after your name!

    + Get additional Backbone copy to share with a friend
    + Select ONE physical reward (T-shirt or Artbook or Poster)

    Includes:
    • Your pixel art portrait and name in Vancouver News, end credits
    • Everything included in "The Detective" tier
    • ONE physical reward (T-shirt or Artbook or Poster)
    • Physical thanks pack (Vancouver News + Vancouver Postcard)
    • Additional Backbone digital copy (2 total)
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    Pledge CA$ 630 or more About $452

    The Collector

    Who needs Mona Lisa when you can get real art - original hand-drawn sketch of a raccoon with a bear claw.

    Get the original Backbone concept art! It can be either a location, or one of the main characters, drawn on high quality paper and one of a kind. We will also sign it and frame it!

    + Get additional Backbone copy to share with a friend
    + Select ONE physical reward (T-shirt or Artbook or Poster)

    Includes:
    • Original Backbone concept art - signed and framed
    • Everything included in "The Detective" tier
    • Additional Backbone digital copy (2 total)
    • ONE physical reward (T-shirt or Artbook or Poster)
    • Physical thanks pack (Vancouver News + Vancouver Postcard)
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    Pledge CA$ 2,000 or more About $1,435

    The Great Ape

    Congratulations, you are lucky to be born into the ruling elite of Backbone's Vancouver - one of The Great Apes, founders of this world!

    As a symbol of our everlasting gratitude, we want to offer you:
    * One of the streets in Backbone's Vancouver named after you
    * A prominent character designed with your help (it could be one of The Great Apes!) and named after you
    * Your name in Game Credits under "Executive Producer"

    + ALL physical rewards signed by our team: Artbook, Poster, Postcard, Newspaper, Physical copy of the game, T-shirt.

    + ALL limited rewards: Backbone Diorama, Detective Case, Backbone Concept Art

    Includes:
    • Design and name one of The Great Apes
    • Main street in dystopian Vancouver named after you
    • Your name in Game Credits under "Executive Producer"
    • SIGNED physical rewards
    • Backbone Diorama - hand crafted framed scene from the game
    • Detective Case File - hand crafted physical adventure
    • Original Backbone concept art - signed and framed
    • Everything included in "The Detective" tier
    • Additional Backbone digital copy (2 total)
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    Pledge CA$ 19 or more About $14

    The Raccoon (EARLY BIRD SPECIAL)

    Get the game when it's out + digital goodies. Special price for early backers!

    Includes:
    • Digital copy of Backbone
    • Your name in game credits
    • Digital thanks pack (Wallpapers + Newspaper PDF + Guidebook PDF)
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    Pledge CA$ 1,030 or more About $739

    The Animal

    Let us design a prominent NPC in a collaboration with you! Design a character, their name, clothes, species, and even compose their backstory and dialogue!

    + Select ONE physical reward (T-shirt or Artbook or Poster)
    + Printed Vancouver Newspaper with tons of game lore
    + Postcard from dystopian Vancouver

    Includes:
    • Design your own NPC: name, clothes, species, dialogue
    • Everything included in "The Detective" tier
    • Additional Backbone digital copy (2 total)
    • ONE physical reward (T-shirt or Artbook or Poster)
    • Physical thanks pack (Vancouver News + Vancouver Postcard)
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