Wings! Remastered Edition - General Update
Esteemed Wings! and Cinemaware backers!
This is the latest general update to inform you of the news concerning Wings! Remastered Edition, platform availabilities and deliverables, along with some other Cinemaware-related news!
First & foremost, we apologize to all fans & backers for our months-long delay in posting updates. Our focus has been intensely on finishing the mobile (iOS & Android) versions of the game, which took more time than we expected due to QA testing and ensuring the touch interface was as fun as possible.
Wings! Remastered Edition Platform Releases
Android and iOS versions: We are really glad to announce the release of these versions are IMMINENT - by/before May 1st we should be able to start distributing copies to all backers who chose these platforms in their pledge! Again we are sorry for the delay but we hope you will agree that the extra development & testing time was time well-spent! Android players should get their version right away, and iOS owners should email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure each of you gets an exclusive key!
Mac version: This has been available for backers since the PC release, and an official release on Apple's Mac Store should happen during May. Until then, anyone can purchase a copy of this version directly from us!
PC & Mac versions: Have now been fully delivered to all backers. If you did not get your copy, email us at email@example.com
Wings (Emulated Amiga Edition) Platform Releases
Mac version: This version has now been finished as well! A tough emulation job but it's now ready!
Android, iOS & PC versions: have been delivered to all backers! Please let us know if you have NOT received yours yet by writing us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
GOG Keys: We are also glad to announce that we have been able to secure GOG keys for all Wings (Emulated Amiga Edition) backers who desire to get keys for their GOG accounts!
Extra Add-On Copies & Gift Copies: If you are in a pledge level that allows you to choose multiple copies of the game OR gift them to others, please ensure you have answered the full BackerKit survey and inserted the name & email of your gift recipient OR picked the platform of your choice for those extra copies! :)
For gift recipients, we add their name & email to our list and they will then get their own, unique survey to reply in order to get the game of their choice! Please remind them to answer the BackerKit survey they receive, otherwise we will not know what to send them!
As always, if you are missing your game copy or have any issues, please contact us at email@example.com! We really want to help ensure everyone is happy!
We have been naturally getting a good number of worried inquires about the state of the physical items included in many pledges, since the original game's release has been a few months back now.
We'd like to assure everyone that we have NOT forgotten or minimized the importance of getting these physical rewards to all of you, but we have had to establish priorities within our production team that unfortunately had delaying effects on the finalization and shipment of these items.
For example, designs for many of the items (T-shirts, caps, etc.) have been done for a good time now, but a few others (like the graphic novel and medal) have taken us far longer to complete given the specialized nature of their development & manufacture. We can not start shipping all items out until the complete sets are done, as shipping piecemeal rewards would increase mailing costs too much.
Most of all, given the limited funds we raised and had for development, we have have had to be extremelly careful not to overspend on multiple suppliers, and spent time trying to consolidate the manufacture of all items from as few suppliers as possible - both in order to ensure budgets were met but also to ensure we had the necessary scale to demand a high quality for all items.
Yet, we recognize that many backers have been upset with our delay and for this we can only apologize. We hope you can all see we have been sincerely trying to deliver the best for this project in everything we have done and delivered to you - and considering the budget and our team size, that our extended delivery times for the physical rewards are acceptable and reasonable in light of so many other delayed Kickstarter projects.
As such, here's the state of all physical rewards and their estimated ship times:
T-shirts, caps, patch, calendar, poster: design is done, supplier chosen. Manufacture & shipping expected during May.
Amiga-box replica & USB stick: design is done, supplier chosen. Manufacture & shipping expected during May.
Limited-edition Medal & Farrah's Framed Photo: design is done, supplier chosen. Manufacture & shipping expected during May.
Wings! Graphic Novel: graphic design still under development. Supplier chosen. Manufacture & shipping expected during June/July.
Please make sure we have all your latest shipping info (name & full address) by getting into your BackerKit account using the original email you provided at https://wings-remastered-edition.backerkit.com. This will avoid further delays in getting your rewards to you when they start shipping!
Again - if you have any problems, email us at backer@cinemaware!
In other Cinemaware news...
It Came From the Desert: The Action Game - Extended Cut for Sega Genesis pre-order notifications are up-and-running! Sign up now and get a copy of this limited collector's edition!
The Cinemaware Anthology: 1986-1991 is out on Steam - it includes most of the original Cinemaware Amiga and PC classics in one bundle! Check it out now!
Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown for PC has finally been re-released and made available for the first time for online purchase! You can get it now at Amazon! All purchases further help us in development of new games and the ongoing development of Rocket Ranger Reloaded!
Once again, thanks for being a loyal (and patient) supporter of Cinemaware.