Kickstarter County, Add-ons + New Reward Tier
Today we are proud to announce 'Kickstarter County'.
This [fictional] route will honour our Kickstarter supporters and at the same time provide a showcase for new T2 features and the basis for early Beta Testing.
Kickstarter County can be described as a patchwork of varying landscapes; from the dry brown fields surrounding Cooperville RAAF Base, to the tropical forest of Joosten National Park, to the wet and windy Woodmore Basin (and much more).
As a tribute for their wonderful support, an area of Kickstarter County will be named after each of our senior Kickstarter pledgers.
And since this new land is still being discovered (hey, we haven't even built it yet), there are plenty of opportunities for you to also become a part of history as we shape and populate the landscape. You can create your legacy through a simple add-on pledge (see below for details).
There are a number of add-ons you can choose from to become immortalized in the history of Trainz. Starting at just $20, we will name a street after you and throw in a free street sign as well!
In years gone by, pioneers had to lose their lives before they had a street or hill named in their honour - whereas you get to watch your very own street as it grows from an empty field into a fully-fledged suburb!
You have total creative freedom to customize your chosen add-on. You can provide finished artwork or a mock-up for our artists to work with. We will apply a level of censorship for anything we may deem offensive.
Here are some examples of what you can expect:
Note that the avatar will actually be 3D - this billboard is just an advertisement for the option.
Follow these simple steps to become part of history:
Click on the Manage My Pledge button, increase your pledge by the cost of the desired add-on(s) without changing your selected reward tier. After the end of the Kickstarter campaign, you will receive a completion survey to confirm which add-on(s) you will receive.
Please check the FAQ section for more details on each of the options available. We will also be doing a more in depth look at the boxcar and 3D avatar options in later updates.
New Reward Level - TRAINEE
After feedback from the community, we have introduced a new tier that provides early access to the full version of Trainz: A New Era and the opportunity to upgrade at a later date. We hope this option will be a popular edition and help people take the plunge to climb on board and enjoy the ride!