Huge Thank Yous All Around, and What Comes Next!
Hi guys. These last thirty days have been life-changing for us. Because of your support we will be able to not only continue to work on Stonehearth, but grow the team to truly make the game everything we want it to be. You all have our heartfelt gratitude for not only your financial support, but for believing in our vision. Thanks.
As you can imagine, we’re getting a lot of questions about what comes next. So here it is in a nutshell.
You Can Still Pledge Through Paypal
We’ll keep our PayPal pledge page up for the next two weeks for those of you who missed the official Kickstarter window. You can pledge at http://stonehearth.net/kickstarter.
All the rewards are identical. This is just an alternate method of payment. If you pledge through PayPal, expect to just get a confirmation from PayPal.com. We aren't sending additional confirmation of our own, so don't worry when you don't get one. :)
How and When Can I Play the Game?
The game isn’t playable yet. $30 and above backers, you’ll get access to the beta in December of this year. Everyone else, you will get the game in September 2014, after the beta.
For everyone, you’ll receive email with download instructions when the game is available. We don’t know the final mechanism yet, but we know for sure that there will be a direct download option, and maybe a Steam version as well. If we offer Steam, then all backers will have the option of getting a Steam code for the game.
Our plan is to get the physical rewards (T-Shirts and posters) out to you guys over the next two months. After the Paypal pledge window closes in two weeks we’ll send out a survey to get your shirt sizes. Then we’ll need to produce the shirts and get them mailed out, which will take a few more weeks.
The digital rewards will take longer. Obviously we have to produce the soundtrack produced before we can send it to you! We’re also holding back on the artbook, so that we can give you a big, full artbook later rather than a smaller one now. You can expect the digital rewards to come in probably at the same time as beta, or maybe a little after.
What’s Next for Team Radiant
With the Kickstarter over, it’s time for us put our heads down and work hard to get to out a high quality beta by December. So in the short term you may hear less from us, but we’ll definitely still be in touch! We will post major updates on our progress to Kickstarter, but if you want to follow us closely your best bet is to check our development web blog at http://stonehearth.net
Once again, thanks for your support. We’re looking forward to putting out something that we can all be proud of, and hopefully build and play together for years to come.
Finally, here's a super-early first look at our last stretch goal, the Dwarves!