Funded! This project was successfully funded on November 29, 2012.

Update #16


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It's been a bumpy ride but somehow we came through. This is thanks to you, our backers and supporters. We never dreamed we could get such great support from the community, we're deeply touched by the passion you've shown and how much energy (and hard earned money!) you put into making this happen. We can't thank you enough. We came to Kickstarter to make the game we've always dreamed of, we've always been highly motivated but your enthusiasm and dedication are a stronger motivator than anything we've known and now we know we're making this game for you!

A special thanks goes out to Brian Fargo, TotalBiscuit, Stephen Fry, Zojoi (Shadowgate), Corey Cole (Hero-U), Obsidian Entertainment, and everyone else who helped us!

Now we're going to focus on making you the best game we possibly can. It's going to take a little time for the whole team to relocate so we can work together but we won't stop working hard for a minute. We will stay in touch with you, keep you updated and get your feedback. If you haven't done it yet then please come join our forums where we already have a great community.

Thank you!

The Bare Mettle team

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      Creator Corey Blue on December 1, 2012


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      Creator Evan David Light on November 30, 2012

      Yay! When do we see the alpha? ;-) ;-)

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      Creator Kevan Blakey on November 30, 2012

      So glad this game has made the funding target. One of the easiest decisions on spending £40 i've ever made. onward and upward!

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      Creator Yehiel Certner on November 30, 2012


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      Creator hooby on November 30, 2012

      It would have really been a shame, if you hadn't made it.

      I strongly believe that a much more procedural approach is the future of gaming. Just like young Hollywood first had to learn to "show, don't tell" and separate itself from the theater, games now have to learn to "play, don't show" and separate themselves from the movies, which they are still trying to emulate much too hard.

      The big studios and publishers are much too gridlocked and can't break free of their old ways. It's up to small independent developers to raise the bars and introduce new methods and ideas, in order to push the envelope.

      I believe Sui Generis is pioneering some innovative ideas, that might and should become new industry standard one day.

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      Creator Delve on November 30, 2012

      Congratulations on a great last minute sprint
      I'm looking forward to the release :)

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      Creator ɃʘББɎБΛḶḶ$ on November 30, 2012

      OMG i was so anxious this game wouldn't be kickstarted !!!!! Congratzzzz

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      Creator Dawn_ on November 30, 2012

      You guys forgot Simon Roth on your thanks ! (he did ask Maia backers to help you guys out (i think he is also a backer..on Sui generis..)

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      Creator Crosmando on November 30, 2012

      If I were the Bare Mettle people, I would still keep promoting the project via PayPal pre-orders/donations. For developing a a big game like an RPG 150,000 pounds isn't that much and it would be wise to at least have one alternate source of income, so every time they post an update/screenshots there's a chance of people finding late but still being able to contribute.

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      Creator Motorsheep on November 30, 2012

      Congratulations! So glad to see that it worked out in the end.

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      Creator Arild Jacobsen on November 30, 2012

      Congratulations! It got really tense during the last day; really wanted to see this pull through, and here we are! Now I can look forward to a lot more interesting developments :)

      I initially pledged just because I though the technology was impressive and I'd like to see more work done on it. I assumed it would be of use to other game development, even if I wasn't convinced of the potential for this particular game, but I eventually found myself buying into the game Sui Generis as well, not just the tech demo :)
      (Even upgraded my pledge during the final stretch. The writing updates actually did a lot of that work, and I think some animation work will go a long way too.)

      Just noticed though; my upgraded pledge doesn't explicitly state "Previous reward", but I assume the £30-tier includes beta access?

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      Creator Ren-Wei Yang on November 30, 2012

      I knew we can make it when it's only less then 5.5K to go.
      But yeah, can't wait to test and discuss during alpha and beta. :)
      (On that part, I already backed so many games, LOL, I have to restraint me visiting kickstarter for a while.)

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      Creator Erwin Shades Kiekens on November 30, 2012

      wow, i really didn't expect this! i almost accepted the fact this project wouldn't make it :/
      so ... WOOHOOW !!
      and congratz :)

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      Creator Jeremy Williams on November 30, 2012

      Found this at the last 10 hour stretch. Happy to dump $16 USD into it. Hope you guys focus on exploration and not grinding.

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      Creator Josh on November 30, 2012

      Bare Mettle team, your group has the chance and the ability to make your mark on this corner of RPG gaming, up there alongside the huge production teams with outlandish budgets. You've amassed £160,000 on Kickstarter directly from almost 7,000 gamers, who have each watched the videos of what you have done so far and heard your philosophy, and who, despite knowing that they won't see a finished product for over a year, said to themselves "You know what, I have to be a part of this". And we can't wait to see what you guys can do.

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      Creator Benjamin Lee on November 30, 2012

      Congratulations guys! I was cheering for you, and I'm glad I could help you get there. Now go out there and do what you've been waiting all these years for! Make a great game, and have fun doing it!

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      Creator AW8 - Obsidian Order on November 29, 2012

      I braced myself for disappointment before looking at the final pledge amount... and YES, was this good news!

      Wonderful! Wonderful! Take a day or two to celebrate and then start to get to work at this game! :)

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      Creator Tom Moses on November 29, 2012

      congrats, game is going to be awesome, so happy to be able to support independent studios.

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      Creator Kevin Willock on November 29, 2012

      Hope it makes it to Mac, but i'm still happy to have helped you guys make your goal, even if I won't be able to play it.

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      Creator Mark Newcombe on November 29, 2012

      Well done guys, looking forward to seeing the game develop into something legendary, some great idea and mechanics, I hope it ends up being everything you have dreamed of.

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      Creator George McNamara "Critical - O.O." on November 29, 2012

      Congratz on being funded, this kickstarter was so obvious for me to support when I saw it. Hopefully your ideas and the following game will help innovate future games for the genre.

      Hmm now I have to think on the character I must create.....

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      Creator Dylan Robinson on November 29, 2012

      Yes, so excited for this game, way to go guys you did it!

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      Creator Ryan on November 29, 2012

      Phew, I was getting worried! So glad to see you made it!

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      Creator Coolfog2 on November 29, 2012

      Hells yeah I was thinking last night that you guys weren't going to get there

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      Creator Neil Jarrett on November 29, 2012

      Very Many Congratulations..!! Well Done Guys..I can't wait for May 2014..!! I'm going to buy myself a new computer to get ready for this..:) This game is going to be Completely Brilliant.!! As has already been mentioned by someone previously...Haven't been so excited by a game for ages...I hope you all have a lovely 18 months and that the finishing off of your game is a lot of fun...Take Care and All Best Wishes...How Fantastic..!! :) You deserve it guys..Cheers XX

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      Creator ☜☆RSF☆☞ on November 29, 2012

      Congratulations & it's really nice to see you guys acknowledging the help from other KS projects so openly . I know that's how I got here and it really does help foster a helpful and supportive community. Hopefully we'll see that community spirit continue on into the future across more and more KS projects. Fantastic stuff Bare Mettle & in fact, fantastic stuff fellow backers!
      @Christopher Dusky/Daniel Martin - welcome to KS! I've had the "pleasure" of funding a few games now that have been real nail-biters. It can be tough for the heart by wow does it build a strong, supportive & emotive community! Also, it's worth checking out some of the completed game projects, since they often have paypal links you can follow & maybe still snag yourself a tasty reward. :D

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      Creator John Pike on November 29, 2012

      Well done guys. Looking forward to it.

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      Creator Marcus B on November 29, 2012

      Congratulations! Was very close, but you guys did it!

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      Creator Christopher James Orr on November 29, 2012

      Congratulations on reaching your goal, looking forward to seeing how your project turns out. Best wishes to you all and I hope this small start turns into a big success.

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      Creator Christopher Dusky on November 29, 2012

      First project I've ever backed; I haven't been this excited for a game in a long time. Congratulations!

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      Creator Tristan Phipps on November 29, 2012

      Congrats! Can't wait :)

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      Creator Godewijn on November 29, 2012

      Awesome! It really flew off the past few days... only a week ago or less I was pretty much doubting we would reach the goal... Great! :)

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      Creator Daniel Martin on November 29, 2012

      First project i've ever backed: can't wait to see what you guys come up with. Congratulations on achieving your goal, you really deserve it.

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      Creator Hans-Lee Teh Werner on November 29, 2012

      Excellent work guys, congratulations! I look forward to play this awesome game :)

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      Creator Christian Møller Stricker on November 29, 2012

      I am very excited to follow the development of your game.

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      Creator Joao Gabriel Riveres on November 29, 2012

      From a brazilian gamer living in Cuba: BRAVO! Can't wait to play this and share the experience!


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      Creator James Dalby on November 29, 2012

      Holy crap, you made it! Last I saw, you were at $90,000. Congratulations! I look forward to seeing the final product!

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      Creator Pink-Pummy on November 29, 2012

      Yay! Congratulations!! This was a close one. I would've been really sad to see this not being funded. The engine and the whole combat system has so much potential! I've wanted to see such a physics driven system where weight and actual impact points matter since forever. Thank you for having the passion, commitment and the skills to pull this off! Kudos to everyone involved and those who help to make this happen :)

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      Creator Kristen Vikane on November 29, 2012

      I'm so glad you made it, guys! Congrats to everyone ^^

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      Creator Alfred on November 29, 2012

      Damn, I got really worried you guys wouldn't make it.
      Congrats, I look forward to this and potentially other projects :D

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      Creator KickStarter2013 on November 29, 2012

      Congrats, another nail in the coffin of the old publisher / game company model. The masses will decide and influence the content they want and cut out the suits! This is the real democracy free from malicious tampering

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      Creator Pawel Pieciak on November 29, 2012

      Great news! Congratulations!

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      Creator Geno Merci on November 29, 2012

      This has made me a happy man today. My beard bristles with joy.

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      Creator Jim McClure on November 29, 2012

      So very much looking forward to seeing how this game turns out. Congrats Bare Mettle! :D

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      Creator William C Crawford on November 29, 2012

      Close call. Congrats!

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      Creator Björn Nygren on November 29, 2012

      Congratulations to you all!

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      Creator Tomas on November 29, 2012

      Yes, yes, AND A THOUSAND TIMES YES!!! This is happening. The revolution is coming on May 2014. We made it, folks, we really did.

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      Creator Nik on November 29, 2012

      No, thank YOU for offering this game to us! I'm sure that we are heading into a new era of gaming! Good luck, make that money count!

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      Creator Yoshio on November 29, 2012

      My congratulations to you all! I'm happy to see that finally everything turned out fine for you!
      Enjoy the work on this game as I do feel it will become a really great one!

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