The 10,000 Backers, Double Time Update!
We made it to 10,000 backers! WOW! That is amazing! Okay, so take a deep breath, we are stepping things up a notch.
D’ni needs to double its Writers!
Gehn’s Pen and Inkwell are our most valuable artifact. The inkwell is a high-quality, metal casting with an aged metal finish and intricate details - including the D’ni proverb around the base. On top of that, it actually works - the inkwell can be filled with ink (not included) and used with the included pen to write journals (or Ages if you're familiar with The Art.)
And remember, we’re only making them for this Kickstarter!
So, we really want anyone who is considering the Writer tier to move up. We know that that’s a lot to ask, so we’re adding some items to the mix to help make the decision easier. Effective immediately the Writer’s tier (and higher) is now more valuable than ever! We’re adding all three novels in digital form: (The Book of Atrus, The Book of Tiana, and The Book of D’ni)
We’re also adding something very special that we found in our archives - high resolution scans of several Riven design maps. These are the original, top-down designs where much of the original concepts for Riven were laid out.
Okay, did we mention that we really want more writers...
As we all know, a writer needs inspiration, and sometimes that inspiration comes from Music.
So here’s the deal…
If the community can help us double the number of backers in the Writers tier (as of this update from 1875 to 3750), we will give every backer (including the $1 tier) a digital copy of the Uru Original Soundtrack PLUS additional Uru tracks that were never on the Original Soundtrack.
But wait there's more!
Russell Brower, three-time Emmy Award winning Blizzard and Disney Composer, Musical Director and Conductor (and also a huge Myst fan) has agreed to produce five original pieces inspired by the Myst series! These will also be given to every backer, if we can reach the double Writers goal.
For over a decade, Brower was the Senior Director of Audio and Lead Composer at Blizzard Entertainment. Previously, Brower served as a Principal Media Designer and Music Director at Walt Disney Imagineering. As an independent composer and sound artist, he has worked on many series, specials, and films. He serves on the Boards of Directors of the Society of Composers & Lyricists and the Game Audio Network Guild and is a member of NATAS and NARAS, and is a Film Scoring instructor for the UCLA Extension Program.
Thank you Russell for such a generous gesture!
Writers, start your pen-gines! (So sorry. Rand insisted.)