$550,000 Wii U Goal SMASHED TO DUST! Alternate Drifter Reveal! Other things with exclamations!
Wow, Drifters! This has been a wild damn week! We blew past the Wii U stretch goal, and have 43 hours to go! We'll be live streaming on our official channel come Friday: http://www.twitch.tv/heart_machine
Festivities begin at 5pm PST with live drawing by members of the team (myself and Casey) and possibly a guest or two (Matt Nava of Journey fame) with lots of ridiculous things being said to throw one another off whilst doodling. We will be taking requests from the chat, and questions! We plan to go as deep into the night as people can stay alive (99 life Smash 64 round??), so maybe you'll adventure down this path with us?
One thing that people have been very curios about is the appearance of the alternate character; well let me sate your cat-like curiosity with this concept sketch (not a final design of course):
More Concept Madness!
From Casey Hunt we have a few creature concepts to share:
Keep in mind these are all concept works, so some or none may even make it into the game, and they will be altered heavily to fit the pixel limitations and in-game aesthetic. Still, rad creature design always gets me jazz-handin' all around. All of this badass work and more will be included in the Companion Art Book, which can be had digitally with some rewards, added on to your current tier for $60, or purchased down the line on our store once that goes live. Please remember that the game is still a ways off, so this book will be ready once we compile all of the amazing bits from various scraps of paper and bleeding hard drives.
$600,000 Stretch Goal and beyond
We know a few amazing friends who we want to have contribute to (and we are working to confirm all of them) a B-Sides OST remix album! Will Wiesenfeld of Baths, Luke Silas of Anamanaguchi, Ben Prunty of FTL fame, Ian Jones of Parisian, and many more we're in talks with and will reveal soon if their schedule permits; they have tours and fantastic adventures abroad and projects stacked high.
Remember, we've always tried to keep things reasonable and within our capabilities, so don't expect anything fantastical like a SNES de-make (unless we hit $1 million) or out of left field. Content and quality is king for a game like this and we continue to push for the best possible play experience and world building we can with the resources we'll have by the end of the campaign. We want to make this a deep and lucid dream for everyone to lose themselves in.
I'll be posting a graphic on the front page to show just what things can be added to your current tier if you so desire, but let's do a quick run-down:
- Add $5 - Digital OST for the game
- Add $15 - Additional Copy of the Game for any platform
- Add $30 - Limited run t-shirt (no international yet)
- Add $35 - SNES style physical box and manual (no international yet)
- Add $42 - Limited Compact Print (11x14) (no international yet)
- Add $60 - Printed Softcover Companion Art Book (no international yet)
I believe that's it for now. I'll be posting more rapid updates as the campaign nears it's end! See you soon.