Funded! This project was successfully funded on October 14, 2012.

Update #4

Bonus fish, Television, final reward tier, and final milestone unlocked!

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I can't even put to words what I'm feeling right now.  Just know that I'm typing this while cartwheeling into space.  You folks are unbelievably amazing!  Thank you all so much!

There will be 150 official fish in the game!  And 1 not so official!

And TV!  And simulated weather, but really who's interested in that when you have TV!  In spirit of this milestone, a new reward tier has been added at $50, and yes, this includes more physical copies!  The next stretch goal will add a new channel for every additional 2000 raised.  The channels are my way of wrapping up additional content for the game, so with every channel, may come new characters, locations, lore, and gameplay!

The last stretch goal

I cannot promise more content for the game after 30,000.  It's going to be stuffed to the brim as it is, and I'm dead set on keeping the 9 month deadline!  However!  Every penny is getting sunk into this game no matter what.  So my plan is this.  Should we reach 30,000, I will begin an expansion after releasing Sealark, to be released free to everyone who owns the game!  By making an expansion, I allow myself the time needed to work on the additional content for the game.  I want to make this clear though, should this last goal be hit, nothing from the main game will be pushed into the expansion.  It'll be entirely bonus content for a complete game!

I'll have some previews of the fish and television in the coming days!  Until then, thank you all again for all your support!  You are all the best!

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      Creator Mijichu on September 22, 2012

      This looks absolutely fantastic- I regret not finding out it sooner, as all the physical copies are taken! I hope you don't get too overwhelmed with this project, I wish you the best of ease in sorting out the rewards and hope that you still have fun with this further down the line. Already, this is something amazing to be proud of.

      I can't wait to play Sealark. :)

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      Creator Dan Leary on September 20, 2012

      I love this project SO much - after the last update, I upped my pledge. Keep up the good work!! I can't wait to see the finished product.

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      Creator Robert Dietrich on September 20, 2012

      This project is going to be awesome. As I read the first lines and saw the video, I knew this project will reach his goal definitely. The concept is perfect, the graphic looks nice and the first music piece was so chilling that I could not resist. Now I must think about a good name for the Pseudonym. Maybe it becomes a hurricane :-D.
      Keep on with the good work.

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      Creator David on September 19, 2012

      It didn't take me long to decide on getting the physical prizes. The art and theme of it all is just too beautiful to pass up having something to hold!! Thank you for the opportunity!

      The inspirations are games I've never had a chance to play growing up but wanted to. I'm so looking forward to playing this!

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      Creator Daniel Burrage on September 19, 2012

      I read the four inspirations and started bouncing in my seat. Inspired by Homestuck, Earthbound, Harvest Moon, and Cave Story! Have you been spying on me to find out all my favorite things? o_o

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      Creator Josh Wilson on September 19, 2012

      Sealark. The new collect'em'all replacement for Pokemon.

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      Creator Sector94 on September 19, 2012

      25 days remaining and $5666 to go... looks like there's an expansion coming!

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      Creator Joey Ryanna Jao on September 19, 2012

      @Veav I second the notion

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      Creator Veav on September 19, 2012

      Crossing fingers for a MISSINGFISH

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      Creator Paul "Yetii" Hoffmann on September 19, 2012

      Look at my nickname. Maybe there will be some mysterious sightings reported on the TV. ;)

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      Creator Josh Wilson on September 19, 2012

      Or you could be a Kieran Nor'Easter ;P

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      Creator Kieran Easter on September 18, 2012

      Hurray for more physical copies plus a TV shout out. I'd love to be a Hurricane. :3

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      Creator Leonardo Jorge on September 18, 2012

      I echo Echo's words, It's great that you are dedicated to keeping your deadlines, and not letting the game grow exponentially to a point you woudn't be able to finish it.

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      Creator Echo on September 18, 2012

      I think it's great that you're so dedicated to your timeline—lots of projects get bogged down in unexpected delays and bad planning, but it looks like you're prepared for that. Kudos.

      (Also, suggestion for a later update: a copy of the timeline, with amusing codewords and intriguing redactions as you see fit.)

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      Creator Zaos on September 18, 2012

      I more than happily upgraded my pledge from 20 to 50 in order to get a physical copy. :) You deserve all the support you get with this awesome project.

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      Creator Andy Abreu on September 18, 2012

      Feels great being a part of something so awesome!

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      Creator Steve Lipinski on September 18, 2012

      :) Awesome update. I'm hoping we hit $30,000 so we can get that expansion!!

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      Creator Jared on September 18, 2012

      Glad to see this moving forward! I would love to see an expansion.

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      Creator Mikael Öhman on September 18, 2012

      I hope you realize that with 25 days to go, you will *definitely* hit 30k. You'll probably blast past 50k. Don't go crazy with physical rewards though.

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      Creator Devon Sturm on September 18, 2012

      Completely deserve it, keep it up!

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