What's this? One more bonus surprise? As we wind down into the final hours of the campaign, I've got another special thank-you gift for donators both old and new at all levels: a 1.5 hour live recording from DJ extraordinaire Baiyon, known best in gaming circles as the designer behind PlayStation 3 cult hit PixelJunk Eden and the upcoming PlayStation Move-enhanced audio-visualizer PixelJunk 4AM.
Baiyon was recently here in Austin to DJ a Saturday night party at Fantastic Arcade, and as we smoked our final cigarettes before the set he double-insisted that I make sure to be back inside for the first track. I couldn't imagine why, but dutifully obeyed, and when the set kicked off was treated to this:
Unfortunately, we couldn't get a great recording of that night's set, but Baiyon has very graciously donated a fantastic-sounding recording of the set he played in Kyoto's Club Metro -- more or less immediately after stepping off his flight back from Austin -- which also kicks off with the same danceable remix of 'Dark Flutes', the lead track from Jim Guthrie's SWORD & SWORCERY LP.
For a little taste of what you can expect, here's a little shaky/drunken-cam preview of the 'Dark Flutes' portion of Baiyon's Fantastic Arcade set, with the addendum that the direct-from-soundboard mix you'll be receiving a.) sounds far better and b.) remains as incredible throughout the rest of the recording.
Finally, as a teeny-tiny teaser for everyone, here's a bonus snapshot from Baiyon's extended stay of his visit to Venus Patrol HQ (aka my super messy bedroom), where he got one of the first hands-on sessions with Superbrothers' still-to-be-unveiled PC prototype you'll receive by donating $25 or more to this campaign!
Hope you're all as excited to hear this set as I am to be offering it! Stay tuned for more updates soon!
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An exclusive Venus Patrol PC/tablet/mobile wallpaper painted by KATAMARI DAMACY & NOBY NOBY BOY creator Keita Takahashi, plus a pack of MINECRAFT character skins created by Pendleton Ward, creator of the Emmy-nominated animated TV series ADVENTURE TIME. Be part of the original Venus Patrol crew and get private updates on all progress leading up to launch.Estimated delivery:
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All of the above, plus four games available exclusively through this Kickstarter: three new games from Adam Saltsman (creator of CANABALT), Vlambeer (the developers behind SUPER CRATE BOX & RADICAL FISHING) & Superbrothers (creators of iPhone cult hit SWORD & SWORCERY EP), and JOHANN SEBASTIAN JOUST, from Die Gute Fabrik.Estimated delivery:
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All of the above plus a massive batch of physical goods, including: the Moon Grotto 7", a vinyl EP featuring "hidden" music & remixes from SWORD & SWORCERY EP composed by Scientific American -- exp.-3: a limited edition of Mathew Kumar's videogame culture 'zine -- an exclusive deck of 'Monster Mii' trading cards from comic book artist James Kochalka -- an embroidered Venus Patrol patch featuring a design by Montreal-based artist Devine Lu Linvega -- and many more awesome bonus objects.Estimated delivery:
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All of the above, plus series two of "Great Showdowns (of the 8-bit era)", five 5"x3" giclee prints created by illustrator Scott C. Series two features Scott's take on: DONKEY KONG, PUNCH-OUT!!, DOUBLE DRAGON, DIG DUG, and MOON PATROL.Estimated delivery:
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All of the above, plus series one of "Great Showdowns (of the 8-bit era)", five 5"x3" giclee prints created by Scott C, illustrator and artist at Double Fine, the studio behind games like PSYCHONAUTS, BRUTAL LEGEND, COSTUME QUEST, TRENCHED & ONCE UPON A MONSTER. Series one features Scott's take on TETRIS, BURGERTIME, RAMPAGE, GHOSTS 'N GOBLINS and FROGGER.Estimated delivery:
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Absolutely everything on offer through this Kickstarter: both series of "Great Showdowns (of the 8-bit era)" prints, ten total 5"x3" giclee prints featuring artwork by illustrator Scott C, and all of the games, records, zines, wallpapers & all else you see above.Estimated delivery:
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Intended as a 'studio sponsorship' level prize, this level includes all of the above, plus thirty days of placement as the only advertisement on Venus Patrol. We will work directly with you to present an ad integrated directly & prominently into the design of the site. Check the main Kickstarter description to see which months are still available, choose your message, and get in touch with any other questions! As a bonus, you also get a year's subscription to Pixelate's Promoter, the web app custom designed for indie game developers to manage all their press & promotions.Estimated delivery:
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