Lawyers, D**mRL, 60% and Stretch Goals
A big piece of news has happened overnight - ZeniMax, owners of the Doom IP, have issued a cease and desist against Doom the Roguelike. We’re not sure how we’re going to deal with this yet (things don’t look good!) but Jupiter Hell at least is unaffected.
On top of that we’re now over 60% funded! This is the point at which Kickstarter says a project is pretty certain of success (98% chance - but it is skewed by all the projects that fund the first day). And so, as promised, we can now announce our stretch goals!
But first, a reminder, Kornel will be livestreaming play of D**mRL as planned on Sunday at 6pm UTC on his Twitch channel. And hopefully it won’t be the last chance to get to do this… During the stream he’ll be talking about his true passion for Doom, the design decisions and hard work that went into the free, fan-loved D**mRL, and what gameplay elements you’ll be seeing revived in the IP-clean Jupiter Hell!
Our stretch goals are designed to not interfere with the core game of Jupiter Hell. The plan is to build sideways content for a deeper and more replayable game, or allow funding for extra features that we would have to contract out (like audio work). They *will not* interfere with our release schedule, and we will not fall into the Kickstarter trap of overextending ourselves with overambitious stretch goals! We’ve seen too many projects suffer from that.
Still, we hope these are all things you can get excited about, as they would make some great additions to the game:
£66,666 Extended Hacking
Look at you, hacker, a pathetic creature of meat and bone... Go full rogue with extended hacking perks, letting you take over bots, unlock camera feeds, get access to more restricted resources and reveal more of the story. This will involve an ASCII minigame, and those that choose to specialise in this area will find themselves with a more varied gameplay pace.
£70,000 Pure mode
No story, no branching areas, nothing to distract you from kills after kills. This is a streamlined mode for the most gameplay obsessed players. We’ll also throw in more challenge modes and achievements!
£80,000 New zone: Io
Have an optional route through Jupiter’s most violent moon, Io. Rivers of lava, moonquakes, unstable mining machinery, new environmental hazards and some tough as Hell enemies will make this a special challenge for our more extreme players. Io is basically +33% more content!
Further stretch goals will be announced the closer we get to the end of the campaign!
11 days to go, marines! Your support means the world to us right now. Let’s rip and tear through the rest of the campaign!
Note: DOOM® is a registered trademark of ZeniMax, alongside other famous trademarks like The Evil Within®. Jupiter Hell is in no way affiliated with, sponsored by or endorsed by ZeniMax, nor does it wish to be.