The last couple days have been incredible. We had our 2nd best day ever in backers yesterday, and thanks to a $10,000 backer (we get to make the arcade cabinet!) it was our best day of progress yet. Thanks to all the new backers for joining on and supporting our team and thanks to everyone who've been helping us to get more visible on Reddit, 4chan, forums, and social media everywhere.
We've also recognized that a good number of you bumped up your pledges recently which we greatly appreciate, it helps all of us get that much closer to our goal and dreams. Since it's coming down to the wire here on Kickstarter we decided to do a video update this time to better explain what we've been up to and what's to come over the next few days. It brings a bit of the cheese but it should be fun to watch so please enjoy!
New digital-only tiers!
Many of you have requested that we add proper digital only tiers so we're happy to say that we listened and we just put them up! There is now a $55 tier for the single alpha access where you'll get everything at the $35 tier plus the alpha. There is also now a $75 tier for the double alpha access where you'll get everything at the $50 plus 2 copies of the alpha! If you've already pledged for something below those tiers remember that you can easily bump up your pledge by clicking the blue "Manage Your Pledge" button on Distance's Kickstarter page.
We just wanted to clarify the physical box tiers at the $150 and $250 levels. In both tiers you'll be getting everything in the $85 tier which includes two digital copies of the game (at alpha and beyond) plus you'll get another final release copy of the game on the actual physical DVD. We had a few questions about how that would work so hopefully this clears that up.
Happy Birthday to Nitronic Rush!
Yesterday marked the 1 year anniversary since we released Nitronic Rush, which many of you were there for and may remember the madness of that night. It's been quite the year for us since then, and it should be interesting to see what we'll be able to do with Distance over the next year!
Press round up
We were able to get on a few sites since the last update:
- Joystiq: http://aol.it/TrL4WS
- Rock, Paper, Shotgun: http://bit.ly/TVcoPu
- DSOGaming: http://bit.ly/UjY1Af
- Eurogamer.it: http://bit.ly/SfVpmW
- VG247: http://bit.ly/Tvd6AP
- Stranger Dimensions: http://bit.ly/ZvWZGp
- JeuxVideo.fr: http://bit.ly/TERba6
While we've had some good luck with press so far (better than many Kickstarters), getting some more press for all of the new content we've released would be incredibly helpful before the end. With that said, we want to encourage you to share every single thing we've released (music, videos, screenshots, etc.) and reach out to your favorite gaming news sites. Be respectful and say whatever you'd like to say about the project. Why are you excited about it? Why did you personally back it? What's the most interesting part?
We also want to continue to encourage you to share it with everyone you can on forums, blogs, YouTube, and social media sites. Here are some links to help you with that:
- Share kit for avatars/cover images: http://survivethedistance.com/share
- Distance Kickstarter: http://kck.st/PzXxKA
- Refract Facebook: http://facebook.com/refractstudios
- Refract Twitter: http://twitter.com/refractstudios
- Press kit (info, media, etc.): http://refractstudios.com/press/sheet.php?p=distance
We also wanted to take a moment to say happy Veterans Day and thanks to all the men and women who have served our country. It's because of you that we can enjoy our freedoms today and live the way we want to live. Thank you so much and God bless.
Let's keep pushing it to the end!
- Kyle, Jordan, and Jason