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A medieval fantasy themed visual novel with emphasis on LGBT characters and people of color
A medieval fantasy themed visual novel with emphasis on LGBT characters and people of color
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1,281 backers pledged $30,835 to help bring this project to life.

Funding Successful!!

Posted by Marccus (Creator)
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A little over one month ago, I had just finalized and posted this kickstarter campaign and was walking with my best friend to get ready for a college graduation party, when I turned to him and expressed that I was worried that one month wouldn't be enough to reach the $7000 goal.  He wasn't buying it, and told me that I was stupid for thinking that the project would only barely succeed.  

And now, fast forwarding to the present, I must admit that having raised 440% of the desired funding.............I was wrong, and he was right.

Which is great for us, because that means ELDET WILL BE MADE INTO A FULL GAME!!

I cannot even begin to express my gratitude to you all for donating to the campaign, spreading word to friends, family, writers, podcast hosts, etc, that this demo was out, and that you believed in the importance of putting racially diverse lgbt characters front and center.  The process thus far has been a fascinating experience, but now the bulk of the work lies ahead--and I must say, I couldn't be more excited!! 

Now--for important information:

In the next couple of days, I will be sending out "surveys" which will be used to gather the following information:

1) acquire your name, or initials, or a pseudonym, or record you as "anonymous donor" for use in a credit sequence at the end of the game, thanking all donors to the campaign for making the full game possible.

2) acquire your email, which will be used to deliver your copy of the game, or copy of the game + soundtrack, or copy of the game + soundtrack + special edition guide, or copy of the game + soundtrack + special edition guide + $80, $150, or $200 tier rewards, upon release of the game.

3) Issue specific instructions regarding what information I will need from donors who pledged into the $80, $150, and $200 rewards  in order to complete your headshot and full body portraits. 

As I mentioned above, these surveys will be sent out in the next couple of days, please be on the lookout for them (I'll post another update when I send them out). They are CRUCIAL for me being able to deliver your rewards to you!

That's all for now, again--thank you all so much.  You've made this possible, and now, it's happening! 

Luis Medina, Nathan Stewart, and 48 more people like this update.

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    1. Kristine Parker on

      Congratulations on the successful funding of Eldet!

    2. Eric D Glauner on

      so very excited for this game!

    3. NerdWithABigStick on

      Congratulations of your recent college graduation! YAY! Great work, so cool! .. ... .. k now start drawing here's a pencil and I'll take you to your desk over here in the corner ... J/K :p

    4. Conor Young on

      Congratulations! A project like this would have gotten my attention in any form, but to see a game with more diverse sexual, racial, and ethnic backgrounds be presented with such exquisitely high quality - it's just a gift and a joy to behold, and I hope it paves the way for similar future projects in the wider media. Even without those themes, it's hands down the most beautiful and engaging VNs I've ever seen, and knowing it can only go upwards from here on out has me more thrilled than I can say. Thank you so much for all your hard work, and all the best of luck going forwards!

    5. Aeschylus Shepherd on

      Wonderful News! As you go through this process and as you encounter bumps along the way, know there are many of us here supporting you. I personally want to ensure that Eldet is a success and will offer my Project Management experience for free if you should ever need it. It is important for all of us that this game is made. We need these types of games to be created for our community and for the world. The Eldet story must be told, and make it's mark in the gaming world.

    6. Raven Woods on

      Congratulations. The game is gorgeous regardless of its theme. Totally worth it!

    7. Tom van der Spek
      Superbacker
      on

      Congrats with this success, you deserve it! I agree with Sterling Ericson that this is really beautiful so far, a standard in this genre.
      Greetings!

    8. Sterling Ericsson on

      I don't know why you were concerned. This is hands-down the most beautiful VN i've ever seen, LGBT themed or not, it blows all the competition out of the water. And that is all thanks to your ability and skill.

      So, thank you for sharing that with the rest of us. :) And thank you for choosing to use that skill to showcase LGBT people of color.