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Thaumistry is a new, full-size, allegedly funny, text adventure from award-winning Infocom and Legend Entertainment author Bob Bates.
Thaumistry is now available for download by backers and available for purchase on Steam and on our website.
Thaumistry is now available for download by backers and available for purchase on Steam and on our website.
1,053 backers pledged $35,238 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Bob Bates Creator on October 7

      For those of you checking in to see if the Steam version is live yet, we ran into a last-minute glitch tonight and decided to hold the launch until we figure it out. We'll take a fresh look at it tomorrow.
      --Bob

    2. Bob Bates Creator on October 5

      I'm so happy that people are enjoying the game! When you work on something for this long, you really hope that people will have fun. So it's great to hear that this is coming to pass. --Bob

    3. Mathias Gorgon on October 4

      Just finished the Game! Thank you Bob. It was a pleasure. If you planing a new Kickstarter (or what so ever) COUNT ME IN!

    4. Michael Behrens on October 2

      I would really like to print the Cyberfeelies. Can you change the security in die PDF, so we can print it?

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      Friedhelm König on September 30

      Ok, logging out and redownloading did work better.

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      Friedhelm König on September 30

      Anybody having problems with the Windows installer?

      I am getting messages on install that some dlls are broken.

      I tried redownloading the file, but this did not seem to help.

    7. Brian Small on September 30

      I'm still playing (maybe 50% though based on the score), but I wanted to comment early to let you know that this game has exceeded my expectations. It captures everything I love about text adventures, and you can really see the effort that went into the game. So much detail available, such interesting characters, and puzzles that make sense. Thank you!!

    8. Thomas on September 30

      Just finished the game, and all I can say is this: more, please?

    9. Xotikos on September 29

      Yay! Hey, it would be nice if the Mac app supported native fullscreen. Thanks!

    10. Bob Bates Creator on September 29

      NOW! (Posting update)

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      Michael Hengst Collaborator on September 29

      @Jeff and Pascale -- very soon! :-)
      Cheers,
      Michael

    12. Bob Bates Creator on September 6

      Getting closer...

      I hope to make a formal Update this weekend to announce the release date. It won't be long now!

      --Bob

    13. Bob Bates Creator on August 30

      Must... not... reveal... major (good)... update/announcement... coming... within... two... weeks...

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      Nick Read on August 29

      Must.... not.... ask.... for.... update...................too late.

    15. js0000 on June 28

      ouch- so sorry to hear this (as i am sure you are to report it)

      maybe look at it as an opportunity to think through anything needing it. although, after working on the game for as long as you have been working on it, thinking about it is probably about the same as thinking about all the troubles associated with your newly broken hand ...

      maybe just drink your way through it?

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      Nick Read on June 27

      Sorry to hear that Bob, all the best for a speedy recovery!

    17. Bob Bates Creator on June 27

      Hi Nick. You're right -- it's time for some news, but unfortunately the update is that I've broken my right hand and I'm going to have to delay the game because I can't type (at least, not quickly). Please see the latest update for a more complete account. --Bob

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      Nick Read on June 25

      Nearly July - time for a new update?

    19. Bob Bates Creator on April 19, 2017

      For those of you who are curious, I usually check and respond privately to these comments once a day. For faster results, send me a message directly through the Kickstarter system by clicking on my name. --Bob

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      Michael Fransioli on April 19, 2017

      Hello! I, too, seem to have missed the email with the login credentials to thaumistry.com. Cheers!

    21. Bob Bates Creator on April 16, 2017

      @Meg & Rick, Emails to you just went out through the KS system. Cheers, --Bob

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      Michael Hengst Collaborator on April 16, 2017

      @All. Hello, backers. It took a while, but https:// is finally in place for the Thaumistry website. Thanks for your patience. Cheers, Michael

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      Meg McKenzie on April 16, 2017

      Oops, I mean I didn't get the email.

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      Meg McKenzie on April 16, 2017

      Hey Bob, I did that get the email with my login credentials. I was trying to find where to email you, but couldn't find it through the app.

    25. Rick Reynolds on April 14, 2017

      Hey Bob, I can't find the email with my login details.

    26. Bob Bates Creator on April 11, 2017

      Izzy & Nathan, you should now have received your login details. Please confirm that they have come through. Thanks, --Bob

    27. Izzy Madd
      Superbacker
      on April 11, 2017

      Hi,

      I still don't seem to have had the email with my login details yet.

      Izzy

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      Nathan Edwards on April 11, 2017

      Still haven't gotten an email for the login details.

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      Michael Hengst Collaborator on April 6, 2017

      Hi PrebenR!

      You are right. As I can see, you backed 20 USD, there is actually no questionnaire for you. Sorry for the inconvenience.

      However, keep the login details, because we will use that site to get the game to you as soon as it becomes available.

      Cheers, Michael

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      PrebenR
      Superbacker
      on April 5, 2017

      Hi. Got the email to the backer page, but cannot find the earlier mentioned questioner. Is that to come or am I missing something?

      Best wishes

    31. Bob Bates Creator on March 10, 2017

      Hi all. Yesterday Kickstarter finished their back-end processing and sent me the final list of backers. Within the next few days I will be writing an Update that describes what happens next. In the meantime, I have returned from a week at the annual Game Developers Conference, where I was happy to get an enormous amount of positive feedback about the project.

      More soon...

      --Bob

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      Nick Read on March 2, 2017

      The last time I played a text adventure was around 1990 (?) - Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy if I remember. This project inspired me to download TADS and play Return to Ditch Day. I recommend it if Thaumistry has wet your appetite - now I am looking forward to the release even more!

    33. Michael Hartmann
      Superbacker
      on February 22, 2017

      Congratulations! Glad we reached the feelies stretch goal.

    34. Bob Bates Creator on February 22, 2017

      @ MichaelB: Yup, I understand there's a converter program for FW3 files now, but I haven't tried it.

      @ Connie: Your faith in me is gratifying. Your *daughter's* faith in me is a miracle! :-)

      @Fien: I'm looking into options to allow people to contribute via PayPal (which Kickstarter doesn't permit). I'll let everyone know when I've got something in place.

      --Bob

    35. Fien on February 22, 2017

      Very happy Thaumistry got funded. :) And more! Maybe pledges via PayPal are an option to get the $4762 needed for the next stretch goal?

    36. jester59388
      Superbacker
      on February 22, 2017

      Congrats, Bob!! Looking forward to playing! Here's to a resurgence in IF and text (and text and graphics) games!!

      (Meretzky, you listenin'???)

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      Constance Oriani on February 22, 2017

      congatulations, Bob, I knew this project would be successful. I am so proud of you! Much love.

      Connie,AKA the mother-in-law

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      Bertrand Augereau on February 22, 2017

      You're right, Bob. I'm awesome, and those other people probably are too.

    39. Michael Bunkin on February 22, 2017

      Congratulations, Bob!!! Best of luck with the game!

      P.S. You used Framework? That certainly brings up some memories :)

    40. Bob Bates Creator on February 22, 2017

      Campaign finished. 1053 backers. You guys are awesome. Formal update is on its way! --Bob

    41. BigD on February 21, 2017

      @James Cooper: Funny, I was thinking the same thing!

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      James Cooper on February 21, 2017

      FEELIES! :D

      Ok, now, somebody throw $5000 at the project in the next 2h for my Samsung. ;)

    43. BigD on February 21, 2017

      And just over $35K with a little over 2 hours to go. Outstanding!

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      Bertrand Augereau on February 21, 2017

      We're gonna get some feelies, guys :)

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      Michael Hengst Collaborator on February 21, 2017

      @Chris: Actually you can do that :-). You can pick any background and text color you like. Inverting is not a problem. Cheers, Michael

    46. Michael Teague
      Superbacker
      on February 21, 2017

      OK, I've been lurking since the beginning but couldn't pass up being backer #1000 (although my official backer # is 1024 according to the email, I guess?).
      So hi. Infocom was my childhood.

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      Chris Shrigley on February 20, 2017

      Looking forward to this. I have a soft spot for text adventures. One request, can you have an option to invert colors? Nothing worse than staring at a bright white screen for hours. My poor old eyes!

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