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Hello, dear backers!

Our Kickstarter is almost done, and rather than waste your time merely discussing how thankful we are for your support, I’ll simply say that all of us at Black Cloud Studios have been inspired by your love and support throughout the campaign.

Some might view this campaign as a failure, but even though we didn’t collect the $900k needed to complete the development of our game - we did attract more than 1300 classic RPG fans to our cause, and we received two proposals from serious international studios. Sure, one door has closed - but others have opened up to replace it. The game will still be made, but (sadly) it will take much longer this way. We’ll still continue to forward our major website updates, and press releases, to Kickstarter even after the campaign finishes.

So, what comes next? And what does it mean to you, the backer?

Simply put, our plan B at this point is to offer direct backing on our website, adding a few unique features for those who supported us this way (mostly based on community feedback). Backers who pledge over $20 will receive access to our current tech build (available for download by the end of the week), and backers over $35 will also receive exclusive access to a private forum only for 'co-founders,’ where you’ll have the opportunity to participate in polls, developer discussions, and more.

We’re also giving away a few planned ADD-ONs to everyone who directly backs (e.g. feat to learn like Field Weapons Feat which will give you ability to use such rare weapons like the YK42B Pulse Rifle from Fallout 2). Additionally, we’re offering a special thank you for everyone who backed us on Kickstarter for $100 or more, for when you make a direct pledge (and include your KS account name for verification with our analytics):
• every KS backer of $100 and more will receive the "WAILING WALL" FEATURE for free.
• $275 or more will receive "NAME A WEAPON" FEATURE for free.
• and $525 or more will receive "PERSONAL CHARACTER APPEARANCE" FEATURE for free as well.

You can find out more about these rewards under the ‘Digital Add-ons’ section, below. Naturally, we hope you’ll be generous when it comes to direct backing, but every penny counts - and we know that it’s asking a lot to switch to direct backing, but if we can raise $40-50k and complete the prologue, we’ll be able to show it off on Steam Early Access by Summer of 2014 (since we’re already green lit), and we’re confident that this will give us the momentum we need to secure additional funding. The prologue will include character creation, general game mechanics and stats, and 4-5 areas to explore. This should equate to roughly 1 - 2 hours of actual gameplay, and will require 6-8 months of development to complete (with funding).

We’ll have a webpage up to streamline the direct backing process within a day or two. In the meantime, please check out our direct backing options. 

DIGITAL GOODS PLEDGES:

$20 PRIVATE
• Access to current tech build of the game.
• STEAM Early Access in 2014 for PC, MAC OSX, or Linux.
• Digital copy of After Reset RPG for PC, MAC OSX, or Linux.
• Digital Advanced Player's Guide in the best traditions of old school RPGs.

$35 SPECIALIST
• All previous rewards plus:
• Closed alpha test in 2014, and closed beta in 2015.
• Unique forum-title 'Co-Founder,' with access to the AR community, where backers will get exclusive updates and help our team by voting on critical decisions.

$45 CORPORAL
• All previous rewards plus:
• Digital After Reset OST of the best post-apocalyptic ambient music, by composer Mariusz Jasionowicz.

PHYSICAL GOODS PLEDGES:

$65 BACKER EDITION
• Instant Access to current tech build of the game.
• STEAM Early Access in 2014 for PC, MAC OSX, or Linux.
• Digital Advanced Player's Guide in the best traditions of old school RPG.
• Closed alpha test in 2014, and closed beta in 2015.
• Unique forum-title 'Co-Founder,' with access to the AR Community, where backers will get exclusive updates and help our team by voting on critical decisions.
• Boxed copy exclusive BACKER EDITION of After Reset RPG for PC, MAC OSX, or Linux. • Physical After Reset OST of the best post-apocalyptic ambient music, by composer Mariusz Jasionowicz.

$125 DIRECTOR'S CUT EDITION
• All previous rewards, reworked as Director’s Cut edition, plus:
• 'Co-founder's Luck' ADD-ON.
• 'MARPCO Prototype Cyber Dog' ADD-ON.
• 'Enhanced Violence Animations' ADD-ON.
• 'One Per Five Sync Feat' ADD-ON.

$325 COLLECTOR'S EDITION
• All previous rewards, reworked as Collector’s Edition, including:
• Signed physical copy of exclusive COLLECTOR'S CUT EDITION of After Reset RPG for PC, MAC OSX, or Linux.
• Signed physical copy of After Reset OST of the best post-apocalyptic ambience by Mariusz Jasionowicz.
• Printed and signed Advanced Player's Guide in best traditions of old school RPG.
• Printed and signed Concept Art Book with the best concept arts of the After Reset RPG.

DIGITAL ADD-ONS PLEDGES:

FREE FIELD WEAPONS FEAT
All our backers will receive a special feat that unlocks the very rare field weapons, which are based on the study of alien Artifacts. All backers receive this perk for free with any pledge over $20.

$10 CO-FUNDER'S LUCK
Get access to 3-7 extra random encounters in the best traditions of classic RPGs.

$10 MARPCO PROTOTYPE CYBER DOG
Find and assemble an exclusive MARPCO Prototype Cyber Dog companion, to accompany you during your adventures.

$10 ENHANCED VIOLENCE ANIMATIONS
Hardcore death animations recreated in full 3d. The wasteland is, after all, not a very nice place.

$30 ONE PER FIVE SYNC FEAT
During your character creation you will acquire this feat, which allows your actions and choices affect the setting globally via Quanton Sync, as the equivalent of five ordinary players. After your first play through, all your choices will be sent to our server, and after the game session (1-2 years after release), our computers will calculate a global ending of the session for After Reset's world after tabulating all player choices. We'll polish them and make a final 'global' ending, which will be released in addition to the conclusion of your own personal story.

LIMITED FEATURES (TRUE BELIEVERS ONLY):

$50 (limited 200) "WAILING WALL" FEATURE
We are really thankful for your addition support and we'd like to immortalize your name by putting it to the in-game memorial in Reno city, dedicated to the UG troops who died in the Dallas Incident. $100 (limited 10) "NAME A WEAPON" FEATURE We are really thankful for your addition support and we'd like to immortalize your name by naming special weapon with your name (like ‘Gauss Gun’, ‘Tommy Gun’ or ‘Kalashnikov’).

$1250 (limited 10) "PERSONAL CHARACTER APPEARANCE" FEATURE
We will make a playable 3d-model of you and include it into the game to be selected through character creation process. Be yourself, play yourself.

NOT FOR SALE "GUARDIAN ANGEL" FEATURE
You made so much to make After Reset RPG a reality that we will ask you to be included in the credits along with the development team. You can't buy that feature - it can only be earned.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR BACKERS:

To make direct donations just sum the pledges you’re willing to back and use this link [US DOLLARS]: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=F4DAL492CFVGN

To make direct donations just sum the pledges you’re willing to back and use this link [RU RUBLES]: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=QEHWYYPGM6M5A

Please include names of direct pledge package you’re interested in, as well as your full name, preferred e-mail, country, city, preferred OS (Windows/Mac/Linux), and KS account name (if relevant), into the comments box on the donation form.

Estimated date of STEAM Early Access and Alpha Test is 2014.

Estimated date of Beta Test and release is 2015.

For physical goods, we will ship them via UPS (or local post, where applicable) around the world. But please, don’t add shipping costs to your pledge right now—we’ll contact you when we’re ready to ship the materials, and have a better estimate of the costs and weight requirements.

Thanks for sticking with us, and please feel free to comment, or send us a private message. The winter is coming :)

Sincerely, Richard.

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      Creator Black Cloud Studios on December 12

      Niek, during KS campaign the pledge amount was frozen from your Visa. Now, when the project was unfounded, KS will unfroze those money back to your card. So that you can make a direct pledge on our website or by this link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr…

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      Creator Niek Schoone on December 12

      Do i need to pay you my backed amount trough your site with paypal now? becauze i kindoff already did on here with my Visa....

    3. Blackcloudstudiosks.small

      Creator Black Cloud Studios on December 11

      Np, you'll be able to upgrade your rewards with time.
      Frankly, we'll do our best to inspire you to do that by our progress :)

      You can make such comments, but no worries if you forget, I've got the database of every backers and every pledges they made - so it is easy to find you and put extra note.

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      Creator JediaKyrol on December 11

      So...I can give the $35 I had planned now...and more later for the add-ons or maybe bumping up my tier (because that boxed copy...you have no idea how much I love game boxes...)?

    5. Blackcloudstudiosks.small

      Creator Black Cloud Studios on December 11

      Thanks, man!

      NP, feel free to back when you can. We just continue our work by stream of your (and mine) donations. So we don't stop work to collect the whole $50k at once.

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      Creator Inquisitioner on December 11

      I'm very happy to see this going on! I was hoping for these news. Bit tight on money ATM due to Xmas, how long will these direct donation tiers be available for?

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