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12 days in a town devoured by plague. It's an enemy you can't kill. It's a game where you can’t save everyone
12 days in a town devoured by plague. It's an enemy you can't kill. It's a game where you can’t save everyone
7,139 backers pledged $333,127 to help bring this project to life.

The Beginning

Posted by Ice-Pick Lodge (Creator)

It has been a long month. 

This Kickstarter campaign has been the most engaging public project we’ve done. We’ve tried to stay online 24/7 following your discussions, and it has paid off in spades. Pathologic has been successfully funded with 133% of its original goal. 

We have been supported by more than 7,000 people—including several game developers and studios that we care for and respect deeply. Thank you. 

Pause for a bit, if you please. Read this “Thank you” once again in Nikolay’s soothing voice. It’s directed towards you—personally. We’re always keeping the backer tab open, so it won’t be that much of a hyperbole to say we know each of your names. 

It doesn’t end here, of course. This is just the beginning. 

Our work on recreating Pathologic has just started. 

We can’t promise an update schedule as tight as we’ve all grown used to during the campaign, of course, but we will keep in touch (think maybe once per month). You will see any progress and any mistakes we make. 

It doesn’t end here in more ways than one, though. The campaign continues. 

We’ve launched our own small crowdfunding platform, Strings, once again. Please keep in mind that it’s a placeholder solution for the time being: those of you who have already pledged won’t find additional features there… for now. It will change later this year when we launch a real backer portal for you to choose the version of the game you’re interested in, manage or possibly change your pledges and rewards. Please stay tuned for more updates on that. 

And now for something we’ve been asked a lot. Yes, the pledges received through Strings will count towards our stretch goals. We’ve managed to hit The Town Extended during the main campaign and, in all honesty, are moving towards The Steppe Extended steadily. It can very well be possible—if you make it so. The additional campaign won’t go on forever—we’ll have to stop somewhere, but there’ll be another chance to reach more goals. 

You can follow our Twitter, Facebook, or (for Russian backers) Vkontakte for more current news. We’ll also clear up our old forums a bit and invite you there soon. 

We did our best to make this campaign as personal as we could. We got to know you by reading your comments and discussions, and we’ve made our faces and ideas available to you via updates. Here’s a small recap for those who’ve missed them:  

That’s us. We’re not hiding anymore. Thank you for giving us the best reason possible to stay with you. Thank you for allowing Pathologic to happen just the way we’re envisioning it. 

Thank you for being our friends. We won’t let you down. 

The night is still young, and the road ahead of us is ready to be taken.

 The Russian version of the update is here. Русская версия апдейта — здесь.

BusyCoroner, Irene Kuzemko, and 83 more people like this update.


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    1. Turk

      so serious faces...

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      Joseph Milum on

      You're welcome! I am thrilled at this campaigns success (props to my fellow backers, you are all super cool) and I look forward to future updates. Much love!

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      Ygg on

      It couldn't happen to a better team! Best of luck, guys.

    4. Christoph Zürcher on

      Congrats. I wish you all the best for the development.

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      tt7crocodiles on

      @ Chadwick: Hehe, it should costs $3,333 and be called CONTAGIOUS AND DANGEROUS

    6. Tale of Tales on

      Congratulations! Best of luck with the further development!

    7. Dawn_

      looks like 8 bank robbers on a photo ^^

    8. bonuswavepilot

      Excellent news! Now the hard work begins (after a suitably debauched celebration, of course)! I have every confidence that his is going to be something special...

    9. Matt Lohkamp on

      you guys rock. I'm looking forward to seeing this.

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    11. Dmytro Prokopchuk on

      Long live IPL!

      It was a tough challenge you've gone through, and even more ambitious one is up ahead. I wish you persistence in your future work of art. But for now - sit back, relax and celebrate for you are so amazingly great!

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      Iriniko on

      Поздравляю!!! Ура! Ура! Ура! Всем Ледорубам! Какие же вы молодцы! (ничего что на русском... с английским я не дружу=))

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      Kirill on

      Поздравляю, Ледорубы!

    14. Radon on

      Nice to see, the second stretched goal should really be hit as it´s not even 17.000 Dollars away from beeing reached.

    15. Chadwick Fergus Isadore O'Brien on

      Congrats, guys! So where's the tier that offers a Pathologic themed ice pick? ;)