With the aid of a $10,000 backer (another arcade cabinet!), we just blew past our first stretch goal of $150k! That means that we'll now be including full Replay/Spectate modes with all of the fancy features listed in Update #14!
On top of that, we're already at $154,333 on Kickstarter and $1,786 on PayPal, putting us at $156,119 all together!
Stretch Goal #2: Random Track Generation
One thing that was experimented with in Nitronic Rush was random track generation, where at the click of a button a completely fresh track would be created each time. Obstacles, ramps, road pieces, environment models, etc. would be placed in a unique way that makes sense for the progression of the track. Unfortunately it never shipped with the game due to time constraints to finish everything, but we want to expand on that idea in Distance!
If we reach $165,000 by the end of the time limit today, the Random Track Generation Mode would allow you to create a vast number of unique tracks after providing a few parameters to tweak the overall type of track being generated. You can share specific seeds with your friends as well so that they can play tracks that you discovered!
Increasing your pledge also helps to reach the goal, so remember that this will be your last chance to do so!
PayPal Time Limit
Since we were only able to allow PayPal users a couple days to get their pledges in, we'll be extending the time limit for PayPal for 3 days after the campaign until 7pm PST on Monday, November 19th.
Since it won't be up for long make sure to get those pledges in ASAP. Also, pledges made after the Kickstarter goal unfortunately won't be counting towards stretch goals, so do your best to make sure those get in in today!
PayPal link: bit.ly/DistancePayPal
Another reminder for today's Live Stream
In a few hours we'll be streaming the last few hours of the campaign from 4-7pm PST / 7-10pm EST / 12-3am GMT! We'll be doing some fun events, so come check it out then and watch to see if we hit stretch goal #2!
Live steam link: stream.refractstudios.com
Thanks again for continuing to push forward, we can't wait to see what happens in the final hours!
- Jordan, Kyle, Jason