650k achieved, free stuff, and some announcements...
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We just hit the 650k mini-stretch goal on our Kickstarter which is fantastic news! This means that everybody who pledged a total of $50 or more (irrespective of reward tier) will get the digital add-ons strategy guide, art bible and character pack #3 at no additional cost! Keep in mind that we have 13k from PayPal on top of this so the grand total sits at around 664k currently. If we hit 750k either before or after the Kickstarter campaign (the pledges on BackerKit later will count towards stretch goals), everybody who pledged $25 or higher will get the same digital add-ons as well.
Since we have had a rather busy schedule, it took us a bit longer than expected to deliver on some of our social stretch goals. Now, however, we are happy to present you all with “Garret’s crappy sketches volume 1” (trademark pending). It is a 16 MB PDF and contains a mix of black&white sketches as well as paintovers for interactive screens. There are quite a few logos and other smaller things which we have not shown externally before. Some of these may or may not end up being used in the final game. Also, due to popular demand, we have created a PDF that chronologically lists Anastasia's twitter messages. CLICK HERE to download both!
On the topic of Empress Anastasia, based on a discussion with the community over on Kickstarter comments pages earlier today we are adding two new stretch goals:
- 805k - 20 page (minimum) novella about Anastasia before she became Empress
- 810k - 20 page (minimum) novella about the early life of Admiral Suvarov
Everybody who pledged $25 or higher will get these at no additional cost! Alternatively if you pledged less than $25 then you can get both novellas as one digital add-on for $5 when we open the BackerKit store (this will happen 1-2 weeks from now). There are unconfirmed rumours that these novellas may also include new art. Just rumours, just rumours.
Remember, BackerKit pledges after the Kickstarter is over will also count towards these stretch goals (as well as all previously announced stretch goals).
Also, we are adding a new 900k stretch goal:
- 900k - "More of everything" (kudos to the backer who first mentioned it!)
At 900k we will add more crew events and life on the ship, more quests and types of away missions, more ship sections etc. In addition all players will start the game with an NPC onboard called "Ryback" who is an average chef but excels in boarding operations (reference to the movie "Under Siege"). You don't want to sneak in the queue in this guy's kitchen! More details about this stretch goal to come.
IMPORTANT: We will be doing an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on this Sunday to answer questions as a count down towards the end of the campaign. We expect to start around 9 PM CET / 8 PM GMT / 3 PM EST / 12 PM PST and will keep it running for several hours until we a) pass out or b) you stop asking questions. The location of the AMA will be announced both via our Twitter and Facebook page.
Final note: We have removed the cap on the $25 tier since now there is an actual difference between $20 and $25 (they were identical before). The $25 will get extra benefits once we hit 750k, 805k and 810k (which may also happen after the Kickstarter campaign concludes, as we open up the BackerKit store).
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