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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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    A Great Big Thank You!

    My personal thanks, along with a one-year warranty against Bodgers casting spells on you.

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    Get The Game

    A digital copy of Thaumistry in all its graphics-free glory, DRM-free on PC, Mac, or Linux. Or, if you prefer, delivered via Steam.

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    Get the Game - PLUS Extra Satisfaction!

    “Sure I want THIS game, but I also want the extra satisfaction of supporting the interactive fiction genre.”

    This reward tier instantly delivers that satisfaction, plus you get the game itself. All subsequent tiers also include this satisfaction.

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    Your Name in the Credits

    Your name will be forever enshrined in the credits as a special contributor who helped make this game happen.

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    Appear In the Game!

    The game has a scene where a motivational speaker is whipping an audience into a frenzy. If you would like to come up on stage and shout a message out to the world, now is your chance!

    Your name and message (140 characters) cannot be offensive (I get to decide).

    This offer is EXCLUSIVE to Kickstarter backers only. It will not be repeated.

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    Signed Poster.

    A poster of the "cover art" of the game, signed by me.

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    Your Own Easter Egg.

    I will collaborate with you to create an obscure verb-and-object interaction that is known only to you.

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    Game Code.

    People generally don’t re-play adventure games. But if you look through the game files you will see the responses to all the crazy inputs you didn’t think about making while you were actually playing. Even non-programmers can see all the interactions, Easter eggs, and jokes you may have missed.

    If you want to make an adventure game of your own in the TADS engine, this code will give you a head start. Cut-and-paste to your heart’s content. I’m far from the best programmer in the world, but the code actually works and you can use it to build your own puzzles.

    (Published Game Code will not include file with Individualized Easter Eggs from the $100 tier).

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    Digital Feelies! (Development Materials)

    See the game as it evolved.

     My game development log containing puzzle designs, story development notes, character work, etc.
     Photos of my white board at different stages.
     Steve’s Meretzky’s hand-drawn map of the pre-alpha build.
     Plus additional behind-the-scenes material from the project.

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    Name an NPC after Yourself.

    The game has a cast of 15 supporting characters. Choose one of them and I’ll name that character after you. (Pledge early to get the best choice of available characters. Limited to 15 backers).

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    Enter the Bodgers Hall of Fame.

    There are 15 portraits of famous Bodgers hanging in the Bodgers Hall of Fame. I’ll put your name on one of the portraits and collaborate with you to write a paragraph that commemorates the Bodge that made you famous.

    (Limited to 15 backers).

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    1-day Tour of Washington DC.

    Before I was a game writer, I was a tour guide and won the annual “Do you know Washington” contest, so I know my stuff. We’ll collaborate in advance on an itinerary of what you want to see, I’ll pick up you (and optionally up to 3 additional friends or family members) at your hotel, and I’ll also pay for lunch.

    (Does not include the cost of your travel to Washington or the cost of your hotel).

    (Limited to 5 backers).

    (Can't make it to DC? We can set up a virtual "Day with Bob" instead).

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    Patron of Interactive Fiction.

    Framed Certificate.

    I know – no mere certificate is worth $5,000. But a contribution of that amount shows that you are serious about wanting to see the art of adventure games continue to flourish. With just a few contributions at that level, the game is certain to be funded, and it’s a huge vote of confidence that games like this are worth creating.

    So, yes, a certificate, and also a special mention in the penultimate screen of the game as a Patron of Interactive Fiction..

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    Dedication.

    Wow! If you’re willing to pledge almost 1/2 of the entire base Kickstarter goal, I’ll dedicate the game to you and display a special “Thank You” dedication screen upon the game’s conclusion.

    (Limited to 1 backer).

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