Nekro: Make it or Break it!
This is it! We've come down to the final days of Nekro's Kickstarter Campaign.
We have some big news, and some important information to talk about on this final push to the finish line.
It's come down to this: We're going to keep doing as much as we can to get the word out until the very last hour of the campaign, but for now, with no big leads, we have to assume what we have is what we're going to get. This, however, isn't a bad thing. In fact, it's very good. See, we have over 2,000 backers. If you look on this very site, there are Kickstarters that have half the amount of backers we have and twice the amount of money. How is this possible? Pledge tiers.
We have over half of our backers subscribed to the $15 and $25 dollar tier. If we have even a quarter of those backers up their pledges to 50$ or above, we can make our goal. There's been a bit of confusion on what happens if the kickstarter doesn't succeed, so let me explain where we're at. I'm going to be a bit blunt and completely honest here, as I want all of you to understand exactly what's at stake.
If the kickstarter does not go through Nekro cannot happen. This is the unfortunate reality of the situation. We will not be restarting the kickstarter for a lesser amount and the game will not be coming out 'one way or another' as many seem to think. Let me explain.
The amount we are asking for is the bare minimum we need to make this game. Up to this point, myself, my partner, and the few other people working on the project have been doing so either without pay, or have been using our savings. We have put in countless nights, staying up until the sun rises, neglecting our families, sleep, and our lives. We did this because we wanted to prove to you, our backer, that we aren't just all talk; that we can make this a reality. We didn't feel right asking for money without having proof of our claims. However, the process that lead us to this point is not suited for the development of a full-scale title. If we get the $100,000, this will be used to offset the massive time demands this game is making on us by hiring more people (we will not be taking the money for ourselves at all.) However, we will still be paying for this game for the remainder of its development cycle out of our savings, even with the $100,000. Making a game of this type takes a lot more than the amount we're asking for, so know that the $100,000 is our bare minimum. A lot of people are saying we should restart the Kickstarter and ask for half the amount in the event of it's unsuccessful conclusion. The reality is, this cannot take place for the aforementioned reasons.
That's the gloom and doom part - but here's the good news. There's over 2,000 of us, and we're all passionate about this project! We have seen other Kickstarters do it with less, and we know for a fact it's possible. It comes down to you guys. The cool thing is it won't take a lot. $40,000 may look like a lot of money at a glance, but if everyone slides up their pledge tier we can easily hit the mark.
We know this is for some a difficult thing to do. So we wanted to sweeten the pot a bit and give you guys what we know you've been wanting - a box copy of the game. For the next 6 days we will be offering a special $99 dollar pledge tier just for you. Here's what you'll get for this special tier:
- A Collector's Edition Box Copy of the game: We will only be printing this for you guys. This is a one-time offer and will not be offered again at any point. The box will be signed by the entire team and made out to you!
- A Behind the Scenes "Making-of" DVD included in the box: Go through all of Nekro's development and see how the game grows from day-one all the way through to launch. We'll show concept art, game builds, and brainstorm sessions that will not be released to the public.
- A Nekro iPhone/Android 'Alchemy App': View in-game models in real-time 3D, get all the stats on any unit in the game, try out different brewing combinations, test out unit stats, and read live updates about the game on this awesome portable app.
- Get access to our Live Development Stream: We've decided we're going to stream out work on the game. Watch us make artwork, write code, talk about ideas, and even chat with us live on our stream.
Of course, anyone that's pledged higher than $99 will automatically get this new tier included in their list of rewards. Additionally, the new $99 will include all prior rewards: the soundtrack, the t-shirt, a digital download copy of Nekro as well as your name in the credits. This is a ton of content available for this price, and we're really excited to be able to offer it to you guys.
If just a quarter of our backers purchases this exiting new tier, we hit our goal. Plain and simple. We have all the backers we need to make Nekro a reality. We can hit the goal tonight if everyone makes the switch. I have no doubt we can do this and you guys should too.
If you have any questions feel free to PM me or leave a comment. As always, I'll do everything I can to help. Thanks so much for your support! We're so close to our goal. If we all band together we'll all be exploding punge corpses in no time!!
For international shipping of the $99 tier, please add $15.
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Pledge $15 or moreYou selected
A DRM-Free digital copy of Nekro! + Community forum access; chat with others excited about Nekro and discuss ideas for the game!Estimated delivery:
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(All Prior Rewards) + Early access Beta Key + A DRM-Free digital copy of Nekro complete with your name in the credits + Ultra high-resolution premium Desktop Background of a 3D character render from the game!Estimated delivery:
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(All Prior Rewards) + "Corrupted Pig" Nekro Pet - an evil, corrupted pig to follow you around and excrete evil demon poo all over your enemies! + Access to One Free DLC Pack for Nekro! + A Kickstarter Exclusive "I Am A Backer" In-Game Nekro Costume!Estimated delivery:
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(All Prior Rewards) + A digital Art Book featuring the 3D and 2D Art of Nekro + Special in-game Armor Set; the Armor Set given out will be voted on by the Nekro community!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $60 or moreYou selected
(DIGITAL BUNDLE - All Digital Items, No Physical Items) Digital Bundle includes: DRM-Free copy of Nekro + Name in Credits + Beta Access + Demonic Pig Pet + Nekro "I'm a backer" Costume + Access to one free DLC pack +Digital Artbook + High-Res Desktop Picture + Community Armor Set + Game SoundtrackEstimated delivery:
Pledge $75 or moreYou selected
(All Prior Rewards) + T-Shirt of the Nekro with logo + Digital Soundtrack with hand crafted music made specifically for the game!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $99 or moreYou selected
(All Prior Rewards) + A Limited Collector's Edition Box Copy of Nekro Signed by the Team and made out to YOU + A Behind the Scenes 'Making-of' DVD + iPhone/Android Alchemy App + Exclusive Access to a Live Stream of us Developing the GameEstimated delivery:
Pledge $125 or moreYou selected
(All Prior Rewards) + VIP developer forum access; talk with us directly on the developer forum, discuss game ideas, game mechanics and more + Personalized in-game Gravestone + A high-quality paperback Art BookEstimated delivery:
Pledge $250 or moreYou selected
(All Prior Rewards) + A cute and cuddley Punge Plushie! + The Alchemist's Journal (paperback)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $500 or moreYou selected
(All Prior Rewards) + A high-quality hardcover Art Book signed by the entire team!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $1,000 or moreYou selected
3 backers Limited (7 left of 10)
(All Rewards $500 and Below) + Come up with an armor set for the Nekro and we'll work with you directly to fit it into the game!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $5,000 or moreYou selected
0 backers Limited (3 left of 3)
(All Rewards $500 and Below) + Add your own (tastefully displayed) Ads within the game to be hung on the side of townie buildings + Come party with the team (Must be able to go to LA area) + Get a personal in-game Townie Shrine made in your honor - complete with a statue of your likeness!! + Play Starcraft 2 with us!Estimated delivery:
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