Funded! This project was successfully funded on July 28, 2013.

Update #28

90%! New Tiers! Press! Twitch! Exclamation Point!

90%!

Thanks to all our generous backers, both recent and those who've been here from the start, we just reached 90%! This update was going to celebrate reaching £300,000 but the strong push from everyone has accelerated things faster than any of us expected, the finish line is within reach and those stretch goals are in sight!

Press

A quick summary of the interviews we've had go live lately:


New Tiers/Hardcover Novella

Some of you may have noticed a couple of new tiers have been added. With the Director spots now all taken, some of our backers expressed concern that there wasn't enough range between the £320 (USD$500*) "Elite Agent" tier and the £3,200 (USD$5000*) "Chief Technology Officer" tier. With that in mind we've added 2 brand new tiers. 

The "Hardwired" tier at £490 (USD$750*) will get you all of the previous rewards PLUS a Limited Edition Hardcover version of the Satellite Reign Novella by Russell Zimmerman. The "Executive Director" tier at £800 (USD$1250*) will snag you all of the previous rewards PLUS a SIGNED copy of the Limited Edition Novella as well as your face and likeness in the game as a VIP NPC. The new rewards in these tiers are automatically given to any backers above their respective entry points!

So what exactly does "Your Name and Likeness as a VIP NPC in the game" mean, and why were they limited before, you ask? What this means is that we will ask you to provide an array of photos of yourself. From those photos we will model and texture you to be featured in the game as a VIP NPC, so a character in the world who is featured as part of a mission. It could be a scientist you have to kidnap, a banker you need to get access codes from, an assassination target, it could be anything, but in your name and likeness.

The reason these tiers were limited previously is because the modelling of these heads and integrating them into a mission takes time and money. We had already factored the costs into those tiers as a minimum number of VIP NPC characters required to be modelled and integrated in the game. The new Executive Director tier allows us to offer the chance of digital immortality to those who pursue it, with a little overhead for the costs of production involved in implementing the reward.

* NOTE: USD Currency conversions are approximate only and may vary.

Twitch Reminder

Don't forget we'll be doing a live Twitch stream, where Mike will be playing Syndicate Wars and offering commentary/answering questions. Chris will be on hand to laugh every time he dies and Dean and Brent will be manning the chat to answer any questions Mike may have missed, or you know...you might want to ask them some questions too I guess.

Check out the times below, or this handy link with even more time zones and we'll post a direct URL link to the stream in an update here as it goes live so stay tuned.

Twitch Times:

  • AEST Wednesday 24th July 9am (Brisbane)
  • UTC / GMT Tuesday 23rd July 11pm
  • BST Tuesday 23rd July Midnight (London)
  • EDT Tuesday 23rd July 7pm (New York)
  • PDT Tuesday 23rd July 4pm (Los Angeles)

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      Creator James Williams on July 24, 2013

      I would of backed a lot more if it was co-op campaign....

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      Creator James Evans on July 23, 2013

      Carefull with those exclamation points. That is how we got the "Church of The New Epoch" ¦)

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      Creator Steve Dozniak on July 23, 2013

      Great idea!

      Do make a video recording of that, indid!

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      Creator suppafoxe on July 23, 2013

      Yes please someone make a record of the video :)

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      Creator Sensuki on July 23, 2013

      See all it took was that one video to trick people into giving moneyZ :P

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      Creator DeargDoom on July 23, 2013

      Hope you get to 500k!

      Would love to see the basic name in the game as an add on so I could get more than one in.

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      Creator Feuerfuchs on July 23, 2013

      Yep, Rune Sandvad said it already. Please make a record of it and upload it to youtube. Otherwise many bakers like me are not able to watch it.

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      Creator Rune Sandvad on July 23, 2013

      Regarding the stream, will it be uploaded at a later date to youtube? Since personal I would like to see it, but its happening at 1am in my timezone and I have, as many others, work in the morning.

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      Creator suppafoxe on July 23, 2013

      Almost there, I'm so glad!
      let's hit some stretch goals now

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      Creator Turk on July 23, 2013

      you forgot the 1!!111!!!1

      go Team ! i hope we get the composer as i recall the sound from Syndicate was cool

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      Creator Tobi (Crusader Kickstarter pls!!) on July 23, 2013

      awesome Rupp! yeah, slowly my first kickstarter pledges are coming in!

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      Creator Ubersnug on July 23, 2013

      Oh man, despite asking for the Syndicate/Syndicate Wars play through, I'm going to miss it being broadcast live...

      Any chance we can ask questions before the broadcast and have them answered during?

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      Creator Luukdeman111 - SoSR 393 - Cybersmurf on July 23, 2013

      The title of this post is a win!

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      Creator Rupp Jerome on July 23, 2013

      Don't care if the game is wirth it :)
      There are a lot of things coming out before this, I am sure we will find a way to kill time until release... Syndicate was the first game I played on PC and I was only 12y.o. XD

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      Creator Tobi (Crusader Kickstarter pls!!) on July 23, 2013

      and then you'll have to wait for 1,5 to 2 years Rupp ;)))

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      Creator Rupp Jerome on July 23, 2013

      I want this so badly... 5 more days to go!!

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