14 days out and all's well!
Hello, gentle backers! I'm posting this to keep you "in the loop," as the kids say.
It has now been 14 days since the Telepath Tactics Kickstarter campaign ended, and Amazon Payments has at long last made the Kickstarter funding available to me.
After accounting for Amazon's cut, Kickstarter's cut, and pledges that didn't go through, we're left with $37,161.75, which is about what I expected. According to Amazon, it'll be 5-7 business days before this money lands in my bank account and I can actually use it, but the important thing is that it's now finalized and being transferred over.
Now that that's done being collected, Kickstarter has given me a final list of backers that I can sort by reward and export email lists for. What this means: it's time to send out the first batch of backer rewards! The Early Access reward is top priority--I'm planning to send those out later this evening. (The forum badges and map editor rewards will come next after that.)
And just so you don't think I've been sitting on my butt these past couple of weeks, here's a rundown of my latest progress on the game. I've been hard at work getting the Telepath Tactics engine ready for you all in anticipation of sending out the early access builds. In particular, I added in a couple of last-minute features I figured you might want: namely, support for equipment and item requirements. (Click those links to read more about those features on the forums.)
Meanwhile, I've retained several artists to get cracking on item graphics, expanded tilesets / destructible objects, and more character animations. We already have the first shipment of new "Castle" tiles in, including tapestries, sunlit windows, and lovely 2-tile stained glass windows. Check it out!
Nice, eh? Those tiles will be in the build I send out later today. If you're a $25+ backer, keep an eye on your email inbox!