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!
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COMMUNITY TIER - Thanks for believing in our game. You will receive exclusive development updates through our Kickstarter page and can participate in backer-only polls related to new gameplay and content ideas.Estimated delivery:
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BACKER - Digital download of the full game when it is ready for release. Stonehearth will ship on PC initially. We would like to make the game available for Mac and Linux, but can't commit to those platforms yet.Estimated delivery:
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BUDDY BACKER TIER - 2x the benefits of the BACKER tier, for just $10 more. TWO Digital downloads of the full game when it is ready for release.Estimated delivery:
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SETTLER TIER, BETA BACKER - All rewards from the lower tiers, plus early access to the game through a digital download of the beta, with free updates all the way through the game's final release! Plus you'llget access to our beta-backer forum to give early feedback on the game, and a special thanks in the game's credits. We'll also throw in a CUDDLY KITTEN who will accompany your settlers each time you start a new game. He no good in a fight, but gosh he's cute!Estimated delivery:
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SETTLER TIER, BETA BUDDY BACKER - All the benefits of the SETTLER TIER, plus you'll get an extra copy of the early-access beta!Estimated delivery:
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INTREPID SETTLER, DIGITAL PACK - All rewards from the lower tiers: beta access, beta forum access, special thanks, and the kitten. You'll also receive a download of our DIGITAL ARTBOOK with behind-the-scenes concept art, a DIGITAL POSTER, and a REALLY CUTE PUPPY companion to keep your kitten company each time you start a game.Estimated delivery:
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THE MINSTREL, All the rewards from the INTREPID SETTLER TIER, plus a digital download for the full Stonehearth soundtrack!Estimated delivery:
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ADVENTURER TIER, PHYSICAL PACK - All the benefits of the lower tiers: beta access, beta forum access, special thanks, the kitten, and his puppy friend. Plus your very own Stonehearth T-SHIRT. We'll also give you a PROMINENT THANKS in the game's credits.Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
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BOLD ADVENTURER, PHYSICAL PACK UPGRADE - All the benefits of the lower tiers: beta access, beta forum access, prominent special thanks, the kitten, the puppy, and the T-Shirt. We'll also mail you an exclusive POSTER, offered only during this Kickstarter.Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
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SEASONED ADVENTURER, ULTIMATE PHYSICAL PACK - All the benefits of the lower tiers, plus another T-Shirt for a total of TWO T-SHIRTS and a POSTER SIGNED by the development team.Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
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EXPLORER TIER - All previous tier rewards, plus we'll let you add your name or the name of your choice (subject to our approval) to the pool of randomly generated settler names. Or if you want your name to appear on a monster we can swing that too. You'll also receive a PROMINENT thanks in the game's credits.Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
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NAME A TITAN! - As a special benefit for our early backers, you will get a chance to name a one of the boss Titans in the game! You'll get all the benefits of the previous tiers, plus pick any name (within reason please) for one of the gianormous, town-stomping, end game monsters!Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
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WORLD SHAPER TIER - All previous reward tiers, plus we'll let you name a world zone in Stonehearth! The name of your choice (subject to our approval) will be added to the pool of random names for world zones like forests, mountains, and subterranean caves.Estimated delivery:
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LEGEND TIER - Become part of the world of Stonehearth! We'll design a NPC and scripted encounter with your input. You can be the leader of a travelling caravan, a local warlord, or whatever you want (within reason)! Of course, you also get all rewards from the previous tiers.Estimated delivery:
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ADVISOR TIER - Become one of our special advisors. All previous tier rewards, plus you'll get the chance to meet the team for lunch (if you're local or can travel to meet us) or by Skype. Sorry, we cannot cover your travel expenses.Estimated delivery:
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