Two Days To Go!
Wow! Huge day today! We started the day knowing that we needed to be at $350,000 by midnight to have a fighting chance, and you guys responded! As of 4PM (here in surprisingly sunny Seattle) we’re at $343,000 backed by almost 7,000 friends.
That. Is. Awesome.
NEW REWARD TIER!
Today I answered about a dozen individual emails that came in requesting a new $40 reward tier for those who wanted both iOS and PC/Mac versions of République and the digital soundtrack and documentary. As of about 2PM, we added that new tier and the response has been instantly positive.
Before we posted it, we turned to you all and asked for naming ideas. Here were some of my favorites:
DIGITAL COMBO EDITION
DIGITAL DELUXE EDITION
KEEP HOPE ALIVE EDITION
SOLID SHEPARD EDITION
ONE EVERYONE WILL BUY EDITION
KEEP BILLY EMPLOYED EDITION
Even though I wanted to go with last one on the list, I was vetoed:
Our resident artist, Jeremy Romanowski, is often called the "heart and soul" of this team and you can now see why. He wrote this super heartfelt post on Reddit and you need to read it. Even better, read it and then give it an "Up Vote" -- let's make this go SUPERNOVA NUCLEAR: http://bit.ly/KMOde3
TEAM INTRO SERIES
We thought it would be fun to introduce you all to the team at Camouflaj so you can learn about where they came from and why they’re awesome!
We just wanted to give a big shout-out to the team over at Petrol for these incredible artworks.
These images are super strong main visuals for République and we are so grateful to be working with them. Check out their site – you may be surprised by just how many of the most iconic designs in film and games they are behind. In fact, I worked with them very closely during my time on Metal Gear and we’ve been close friends ever since. (I’m going to test that during E3 week when I try to crash on their lobby couch at night though…)
We had a massive today thanks in large part to IGN’s tweet pointing their half-million Twitter followers to our Kickstarter campaign. Very cool.
VG 24/7: http://bit.ly/KMLtgM
Aus Gamers http://bit.ly/KMLC3H
Pocket Gamer http://bit.ly/KMLJwd
Every Eye (Italian) http://bit.ly/KMLPnr
Wirtualna Polska (Polish) http://bit.ly/KMLS2x
FOK! GAMES (Dutch) http://bit.ly/KMLW2t
My dirty love for the original X-COM has led to me being barred from entering eleven different states across this great nation, which is why I was so excited to see that Xenonauts not only has an estimated ship date of this October, but that they’re also doing a Kickstarter campaign! I pledged money. If you guys have any more spare cash, you should too! http://kck.st/L4sdgN
It’s hard to believe, but we’re less than 48 hours until the end of République’s Kickstarter campaign. Let’s keep getting the word out and working with the citizens of the internet to get their support for this project. Our grassroots #KeepHopeAlive campaign is a great place to start: http://kck.st/IHfliy
We believe in this game, in this story and the creative vision of Camouflaj and Logan, and we know you do, too. Please, help us make this game on our own terms, and we will forever take care of you.
Keep Hope Alive!