Although there has not been much to say in the updates, there has been plenty going on behind the scenes, so I'd like to give you a quick update on where we are.
Those backers who have chosen a pledge level which gives them the opportunity to help me make the content better have been sending in their choices of homeworld for capitals or diplomatic space stations. Their descriptions and the quirks of some system Lords have been excellent, and they have all been edited into the master document now. Bottom line? The game is going to have a couple of dozen more awesome locations thanks to its backers!
I now have all of the artwork from Caitlyn Kurilich (for the iconic characters), Jeff Brown (for some stunning core and frontier world cities) and Goran Delic (for some brilliantly atmospheric scenes).
If you want to see what the iconic characters - Mace Hunter, Jane Stark, Voice-of-Reason and Olivia Starsinger look like, you can visit Caitlyn's blog here http://caitlynkurilich.tumblr.com/post/144428668742
Final editing pass
Several people have been very helpful in producing lists of spelling mistakes, grammatical errors or things that could do with improving, and I've now been able to get almost all those fixes in place.
Last graphics touches
Just a few last questions for me to resolve around elements of graphics, one or two pictures and a sanity check of the layout to go. We're a little ahead of schedule at the moment...
Backer Questionnaires have gone out
So I've sent out the backer questionnaires, with critical information about how you want to be memorialised in the backer credits, whether you want to hear about future Starguild work, and your delivery address if you're going to be getting a hardback as part of your pledge reward.
95% of you have already responded, which is brilliant! If you've had a survey but not responded yet it would be super-helpful if you could get back to me by the end of this week, so that we can stay on our current successful trajectory!