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A unique opportunity for gamers and fans to build the game — suggest ideas, ask questions & participate in development.
A unique opportunity for gamers and fans to build the game — suggest ideas, ask questions & participate in development.
A unique opportunity for gamers and fans to build the game — suggest ideas, ask questions & participate in development.
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E3 Expo, Funding Goal, Kickstarter Live & More

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KICKSTARTER UPDATE #1
KICKSTARTER UPDATE #1

     

On behalf of the entire Space Odyssey team, we'd like to first and foremost, say thank you to each of you who have supported our Kickstarter campaign. One of the core tenants of Space Odyssey is collaboration with a passionate community of gamers, fans and those who believe in our Dr. Tyson's vision. 

With this Kickstarter campaign, our goal is achieve partial funding to complete game development, create a forum to exchange ideas for what you would like to see in the game and most importantly, build a community to collaborate to help shape the games final development.

The past 2 days have proved to be invaluable, we've been listening to your comments, your suggestions and your feedback in order to shape the decisions moving forward with our development plans. In our first of many Space Odyssey updates, we'd like to start with an update from the E3 conference, address a few of our findings based on your feedback and then outline a few upcoming milestones for development.

 

 

E3 - Electronic Entertainment Expo  

Space Odyssey officially launched its Kickstarter campaign at the opening day of E3 in Los Angeles with a keynote discussion about building worlds across entertainment mediums that focused on video games. 

The panel was hosted by Chris Hardwick and included:

  • James Gunn - Guardians of the Galexy, Director
  • Randy Pitchford - Gearbox Software, CEO 
  • Kiki Wolfkill - 343 Industries, Studio Head
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson

Watch the full panel here or check out a few highlights from E3 below:

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Kickstarter Funding Goal

One of the frequently asked questions has been in regards to the $314,159 (π) Kickstarter funding goal and how those funds will be allocated. Space Odyssey has outside funding sources that have been used to support the early stages of game concept and funds that have been earmarked towards the games final games development.

The funds from this Kickstarter campaign will give us the ability to create the absolute best gaming experience possible by allocating a portion of those towards conceptualizing and implementing the ideas that will stem from this campaign.

The funding via our Kickstarter campaign will likely not cover the financial requirements to develop Space Odyssey. The team behind Space Odyssey initiated the conceptualization process of the game through self-funding, then sought outside funding that's earmarked towards development. The funds received via your support on Kickstarter will grant us the ability to have this community play the game and engage with it while the final build is underway. 

As the Kickstarter gaming community begins to beta test game-play and provide feedback, we can begin to use the funds raised via Kickstarter to incorporate your modding, mapping and building suggestions, together building the awesome gaming experience you helped to create.

  

  

Kickstarter Live

We're planning on doing a live-stream using Kickstarter Live early next week and we'll let you know the date very soon.

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For those who may not be familiar, Kickstarter Live is made to bring communities closer together and allows you to ask questions in advance, chat in within the live-streaming broadcast and more.

  

 

KICKSTARTER FEATURED PROJECT

We'd like to say thank you to Kickstarter for their support and featuring Space Odyssey as today's featured gaming campaign.

    

   

Section Game Studios

Finally, we will be at Section Game Studios tomorrow and will provide an update on the latest from the creative team.

   

To conclude, we'd like to take a moment and thank you all for the support and trust you have put in to us to create this amazing gaming experience between Space Odyssey's team of experts and all of you. 

This is a very exciting time for us and we are committed to co-creating an experience with all of you upon built trust, transparency and the exchange of ideas with the Kickstarter community.  

 

Thank you again for the support -  

Greg, Scott, Mark & the entire Space Odyssey team.

We encourage your continued feedback, send us a message on the following:

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      Giacomo | NDT Space Odyssey Team Collaborator on

      Hey @Stuck In Attic, thank you for your comments! Just like @Connor said, Neil is very adamant about not using his status as a celebrity to push any products (thanks for the help @Connor!). That's why you don't see any explicit mention of the Kickstarter campaign in any of the clips.

    2. Stuck In Attic on

      He did? It's not the short Kickstarter videos in this update; I didn't have time to watch the longer facebook video.

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      Connor on

      @Stuck In Attic, Neil did acknowledge the kickstarter on the E3 WorldBuilders panel. Neil refuses to promote anything on his facebook or twitter page so that's why we haven't seen any tweets about it from him.

    4. Stuck In Attic on

      I woould still like to see NDT acknowledge the Kickstarter campaign in a short video or something similar.