Good things to come
Next week will be quite packed with more content so we thought we would start with giving you a sneak peek at what you have in store.
Also, since early last week we have gotten a lot of new backers which is great!
But we changed our main Kickstarter trailer one week ago and removed our old backstory trailer. For those of you who have not seen the old backstory trailer we created a special version which combines the English sub-titles with Russian VO. CLICK HERE to check it out.
Another trailer that you may not have seen is from the original orchestral recording in Bratislava where we also had time for an interview with Lubica, our composer. CLICK HERE to check it out. Lubica is very busy right now and just premiered her new opera, Dorian Grey, based on the novel by Oscar Wilde. It received coverage in major press including the New York Times. We forgot to tell Lubica that we had signed David Bradley as Admiral Suvarov and she was shocked (in a positive way!!!) when she first heard his voice working in conjunction with her music.
We keep getting interesting emails from our backers. One backer in particular from Down-under asked if he could use our wallpapers to design a custom beer fridge, and if so how much extra he would need to pay for that privilege. Our response: Go for it! You already supported us, m8! But it would be cool if you send us a picture of your custom beer fridge when it is done.
So just to be clear: As promised we will provide copyright notices so you may print T-shirts, mouse pads etc using any material we have released online. Also as promised in an early update we will also set up a deal with a merchandise store where you can buy physical goods yourself. You will only pay production cost + shipping, and we will not make a dime off of this. Why? Because a) we said we would do this, and b) we want to reward you guys for backing us all the way and making The Mandate a reality; c) we are not Manchester United - we are game devs.
Another email we received which we thought we should share with you all (minor spelling fixes, author anonymized):
Hallo Perihelion Interactive,
English is not my first language, so i have a question: My Grandfather died this week and i am thinking about to honor his memory with an NPC in your game. If i understand this right, i can add 30$ and name an medical npc after him? thx for your answer
We thought this was very sweet and touching and will try to think up something special to help honour the memory of his Grandfather. It also gave us another idea, which is also inspired by the email above, but we will need to return to that in a future update...
Finally, we decided to add a few smaller stretch goals to help give something back to all our loyal backers. The idea originally came from community backer Rand so you can thank him:
If we hit $550.000 then everybody who donated $100 and up will get the digital add-ons strategy guide, art bible, fully rigged 3d character models for FREE (originally this was at $200)
If we hit $650.000 then everybody who donated $50 and up will get the digital add-ons strategy guide, art bible, fully rigged 3d character models for FREE
If we hit $750.000 then everybody who donated $25 and up will get the digital add-ons strategy guide, art bible, fully rigged 3d character models for FREE
Also, we were a bit caught off guard with the recent influx in Facebook shares of our Kickstarter page. We are very busy right now but promise to release all the free social stretch goal rewards as soon as we can. Garret will soon be on “crappy sketches” duty and scanning his misc drawings.
We have all been touched by your messages, feedback, and support throughout the campaign and we will continue this wonderful dialogue with you on the forums after our campaign is over.
Your friends at Perihelion Interactive