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Update #10

The Campaign Continues

Hey everyone, Dani here with some great news! While we are just a couple hours away from the Kickstarter ending without reaching the goal, our campaign forward unwaveringly continues. We truly appreciate everyone’s support on this Kickstarter and hope you stay with us as we roll up our sleeves and push this ahead. Like we said before, we don’t plan to give up on something we believe so strongly in; hopefully you feel the same!



So, here is what we are going to do! For next 4-6 months we will be working as much as possible on continued development. This will result in the polished first section of the game adding onto our current build. From there we will take that game section and offer it as a strong public demo up and ready for the world to play. The resources we are working with are tight though, so we need your help to keep us going strong. 

In order to make things easy on everyone, we have moved the pledge tiers over to our website ( www.studiofawn.com ) and set up a PayPal ( http://studiofawn.tumblr.com/donate ) to run while we keep going (some of the tiers have been adjusted a bit with better rewards and all rewards tiers will also be your choice to interchange with the next campaign if they are altered). So, please take a look and let us know what you think.

After the demo is released (the first section of the game), we will be coming back to Kickstarter stronger than ever before for a “round 2” of fundraising. Effectively, this is just splitting up the funding campaigns into two stages (the first now through our website to help see us through the polished demo phase).

Every bit helps as we move into these next months and we are counting on your support to make the road a little less rocky. Of course, rocky or not, we will make it happen.

We will also be developing pretty openly, so expect new artwork and plenty of updates along the way. Stay tuned for a pretty exciting time! (We will be publishing the updates to tumblr , but will make announcements on other places like facebook or our website).

Thanks again for the amazing support you have given over this last Kickstarter. We are truly grateful for all the help and advice everyone has given which has allowed us to get this far. While this Kickstarter may be ending, we definitely aren't.

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      Creator Leewelo Lorekeeper on April 19, 2013

      I really want Bloom's fragrance to be known to the world.
      Moving to paypal.

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      Creator Studio Fawn on April 19, 2013

      PayPal automatically lists the names for me, so it is easy to just add up duplicate names when I go through them.

      Also a HUGE bonus is that when people donate to us directly through paypal or amazon, more of that money goes into the development (instead of an extra 5 percent going to kickstarter, and 5 percent going to amazon). So if you want your money to do the most good and go the furthest, now is definitely the time :)

      The amount won't actually be transferred to the next KS relaunch (we will just lower the amount we are raising, since we are effectively splitting the funding into 2 stages). Everyone's pledges to that point will still be able to be applied to the new pledge tiers if they like, but I'll be handling that outside of the kickstarter system.

      Remember, this isn't about getting a high kickstarter amount, it is just about getting funded and making a great game :) Everyone will still be getting their rewards and helping to push the project ahead, just we are doing it in two phases (this first one is a little less dramatic, no big number ticking up or time limit ticking down, just people backing a passionate team make getting to the next phase a little easier).

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      Creator Sir Jordi in Bloom:Memories lands on April 19, 2013

      I like the idea of monthly paypal donation. But how will you control it? Will you have an excel list or something and will be adding the pledge every time? And how often will you publish the amount donations list?
      Finally, if you collect, let's say, 20K, how this amount is transfered to the next KS relaunch? Will it start with those 20K amount then?

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      Creator Studio Fawn on April 19, 2013

      @Nikki - I went ahead an added an Amazon box to the bottom of the donation page. They weren't as hyperlink friendly as PayPal was, so this was a good work around :)

      Hopefully this makes it a bit easier for everyone (since Kickstarter already runs through Amazon).

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      Creator Robert Seddon on April 19, 2013

      @Kevin Griffin - Or who have 'issues' with PayPal. On which note,

      @Nikki - be sure to read the small print carefully: if memory serves, you *can* put a regular card payment through PayPal, but only a finite number of times per card before they demand that you make an account.

      Good luck with this, and I'll look out for the renewed campaign.

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      Creator Studio Fawn on April 19, 2013

      Duskwind - That is an amazing idea! I'll add that to the page. :)

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      Creator Duskwind (Exile in Torment) on April 19, 2013

      Hey 8) Any chance you could add a monthly donation option? There's some info on how to set it up here: http://nancimurdock.com/monthly-donations-button-paypal/

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      Creator Studio Fawn on April 19, 2013

      Thanks all for following us over to the new campaign :) We are definitely headed in a good direction! For this next part we actually don't need the full amount we raised on this campaign (just a bit to help make the next few months a little easier on us, and let us come back making a lot more noise).

      Nikki - PayPal should let you check out without making an account (and just use credit card or bank account directly). I'll look into amazon though if that isn't working :)

      ImRhoven - Thanks :) Yea, with indie development we just have to stay flexible and adjust with problems that pop up (there have been a ton, and I'm sure there will be a ton more haha).

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      Creator Kevin Griffin on April 19, 2013

      I hope you guys get a lot of backers from KS transferring over, I know I'll be doing it. Though realistically, there'll probably be a significant portion lost, from people who have lost interest, or changed their minds, or who spent too much money on other things in the last month.

      But, any of us who do stick around will be there to give you a great starting boost on your future campaign. Good luck, you guys. I'm rooting for you.

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      Creator Nikki on April 18, 2013

      So sad and sorry this didn't make it! I am in love with the art and concept and it's great that you are continuing to work on this :) Unfortunately I don't have PayPal. Is there any way to use Amazon payment on your website? I would really very much like to support this.

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      Creator Daryl Putman on April 18, 2013

      I'll be here when next you list. Unfortunately, I do not buy non-final products in any other way.

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      Creator Craig Gamache on April 18, 2013

      I'll be backing on your site as soon as I get paid. I love the art style of this game.

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      Creator Tilly - Scout of the Obsidian Order on April 18, 2013

      Donated on new site. :)

      All the best! :D

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      Creator Kevin B. on April 18, 2013

      Too bad this campaign didn't succeed, but I really like the solid and down-to-earth sensibility of your contingency plan. I'll move my pledge to paypal when this ends. It's not much unfortunately. I kinda overspent a bit on KS games the past few months (over $1000 :/) so I don't have much left atm. But I'll chip in some more when the new campaign launches.

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      Creator Gero on April 18, 2013

      As soon as the kickstarter is over I'm definitely in for the paypal option as well. However, as long as there is time left on the counter there is still some hope left ;-) In any case, it's really great to hear that you are going to make this game!

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      Creator Interstellar Marine on April 18, 2013

      To bad that you want make it. But great to hear that you're not giving up on this project

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      Creator Studio Fawn on April 18, 2013

      @Chris - Yup, we get the contact information so will be able to stay in touch (and also just in case anyone misses it, when the demo is released we will be making an announcement here). We want all of you to be the first ones to try it and let us know what you think before we start up the next campaign :)

      @Ahmed - Every bit helps :) And I'm not just saying that, it really does go a long way at this stage. Thanks so much :)

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      Creator Chris Barney on April 18, 2013

      I jumped right over and donated. Question though, do you get our contact info for that kind of donation from PayPal? If not how do you know who donated what for rewards... I mean I want to say this game happen and would donate without any reward, but I am looking forward to helping out with the beta...

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      Creator Ahmed on April 18, 2013

      Great! I'll donate more when I can, but $125 is all I can spare, and I'm greedily eyeing the $250 tier. I know it's not much, but hopefully it makes this phase easier!

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      Creator Studio Fawn on April 18, 2013

      Thanks a bunch for continuing to support us :) Don't worry about cancelling the pledges here, there is no charge since the campaign isn't going to reach the goal (so it is automatically cancelled in a couple hours).

      @Ahmed - Definitely! We will let people switch the current pledge awards to the new ones when we hit kickstarter (if they want). And we will also add any past amount to the next kickstarter if someone decides to back us further. Hopefully not too many people wait and see though, every bit helps for this next phase. :)

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      Creator Ahmed on April 18, 2013

      Question: If we give, say, $125 now, and then $125 later when the KS launches, would that entitle us to a higher tier?

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      Creator Jamil Ismaili | Eternal Dreamer on April 18, 2013

      Moved my art collector pledge to Paypal, good luck !

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      Creator Xavier Aubuchon-Mendoza on April 18, 2013

      I'm looking forward to seeing this continue, very much so. Best of luck!

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