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Castle Story is a voxel-based creative strategy game about building castles brick by brick and defending them against enemies.
27,060 backers pledged $702,516 to help bring this project to life.

Kickstarter diary number four : Credit Island

(this update has also been posted in our blog, click here to read the original)

Hi everybody!

So we are entering the final week of our Kickstarter! Things seem to be going ginormously well since we already reached 500,000$! *Gasp*

This week, we've focused on organizing the final stretch. We're adding space in our Premium and Elite backer tiers; we talked to our plushie expert, and she told us she could make a second batch later during the year. So if we give her time, the number of adorable bricktron plushies will double!

Yesterday, we finished answering our private messages accumulating in our Kickstarter inbox. 780 messages in total have been carefully answered, often with multiple replies. Hurray, now we can stop neglecting our Facebook page, Twitter, Forum and sub-Reddit!

We've been shopping for an office space this week, and we think we've found something. Not working on tiny screens, crammed in a tiny bedroom will make a huge difference. And once we move in, we should be incredibly more productive.

We also created a video explaining one of the most basic rewards available: getting your name in Castle Story.

Credit Island

I hope our plan is interesting and that it will make having your name in the game worth it. We can’t wait to read what you have to say about the credit island!

I’ll wrap this up real quick. We have other things we’d like to talk to you but they’re not entirely ready yet (Paypal widget, etc…) so we’ll make another diary early next week.

Cheers!

The Sauropod Team

Comments

    1. Creator Oleg Tsarev on September 28, 2012

      Excuse me, If this question was...

      What about the modding and API for modders?
      It would be really nice to see mods for CastleStory.

      Look to Minecraft - at least 4 popular mods: Forestry, Industrial Craft, Buildcraft, RedPower and a tone of small mods (my current minecraft build has 45 mods).

      I think it is strictly required to nearest time after release - it allows to fund new and new money from new users, which want to get CastleStory.
      It is new lives of the game.

      What do you think about this? Thank you, Oleg

    2. Creator Nicholas on August 26, 2012

      Crap, I will have the prototype today. When it says August, it means AUGUST.

    3. Creator Dj Ludowici on August 25, 2012

      Love it! That sounds wicked fun!

    4. Creator Aaron Goselin on August 23, 2012

      The latest date the prototype will be released is Oct. 17th. Hopefully it will release before then.

      As for the names, you will be sent a form that you fill out when the Kickstarter finishes. You will enter the information you want there.

    5. Creator Stephen on August 23, 2012

      Outstanding idea! Genius! It also motivates me to pledge more!

    6. Creator Jamie Wilson on August 23, 2012

      I love this idea, it's awesome! My only question, and forgive me if its already been asked cause there are a ton of comments here, but for those of us ordering multiple games with 2 names for example to give one away, when these are sent out will they be labelled so my game has my name and my boyfriend's has his? Thanks for all your hard work!

    7. Creator Daniel Mileto on August 22, 2012

      Ok thank you, also yeah i was wondering along with Chris when the prototype is going to be out, im assuming soon after the kick start launch is over.

    8. Creator Chris on August 22, 2012

      *prototype i mean

    9. Creator Chris on August 22, 2012

      Did they say how soon the Alpha would be out? Just wondering

    10. Creator Aaron Goselin on August 22, 2012

      Well more accurately: There will be no multiplayer in the alpha prototype but there will be in the full game. I would expect multiplayer in the game by the time beta is released.

    11. Creator Benny O'Connor on August 22, 2012

      No daniel there is not, but there probably will be in the future the devs said thay want to make a solid singleplayer game before they start on multiplayer

    12. Creator Philippe Richard on August 22, 2012

      Can't wait <3

    13. Creator Daniel Mileto on August 22, 2012

      There is like multiplayer in this game right?

    14. Creator TheDarkCore on August 22, 2012

      Quite excited for this. :D

    15. Creator Sam Price on August 22, 2012

      I want to play this game. Its looks amazing !

    16. Creator Mason (deleted) on August 22, 2012

      This is waaaay smarter than putting it in the usual credits!!! Ths helped me back them.

    17. Creator retakrew7 on August 22, 2012

      Very awesome way to let the credits roll.

    18. Creator Piotr Stolarczyk on August 22, 2012

      about t-shirts, is it screen printing ??? I'm considering upgrading my pledge to $55 and would like to know about the quality?

      ps. would nice to have rounded structures, and different angels :)

    19. Creator Jake on August 22, 2012

      Really cool idea for the credits, can't wait to see it!

    20. Creator Xander Toftness on August 22, 2012

      I love the Credit Island Idea! Fantastic!

    21. Creator Luke Larney on August 22, 2012

      BEST IDEA EVER that is all great job guys cant wait for the game

    22. Creator Monroe Drysdale on August 21, 2012

      normal credits suck this is alot better idea

    23. Creator Michael Grundvig on August 21, 2012

      I really like the name island idea. Great thinking!

    24. Creator Mark Terrano on August 21, 2012

      Great idea for a way to incorporate the backers into the game in a fun way. Kudos!

    25. Creator Joshua Edward Gerrard on August 21, 2012

      Thinks like this give me confidence in the people making the game!
      Don't do thinks the same (boring credits), do it better!

    26. Creator Blackbeard on August 21, 2012

      Awesome

    27. Creator Collin D Stewart on August 21, 2012

      That is an excellent idea!
      I love this creative approach to credits.
      This reminds me of when I found the obstacle corse of end credits in Super Monkey Ball.

    28. Creator Alexander on August 21, 2012

      another good idea!!! thumbs up!

    29. Creator Bruno Chede Cunha on August 21, 2012

      A lot better than credits!

    30. Creator chris on August 21, 2012

      how long after the kickstarter will i get the prototype?

    31. Creator Lynsey Berg on August 21, 2012

      Yes! This is a perfect way to give credit to the backers!

      Great Idea guys :)

    32. Creator Alexandre X. Duchâteau N. on August 21, 2012

      Excellent idée, j'ai hâte d'aller explorer l'ile pour essayer de m'y trouver :D

    33. Creator Robert Riffel on August 21, 2012

      Great idea. Looks like its gonna be a big island =)

    34. Creator Mochnant on August 21, 2012

      Sounds like a fantastic idea to me!

    35. Creator Cristi Iepurasu on August 21, 2012

      Wow you guys are super creative! I am super hyped for this. Thanks a lot.

      Any idea if the game will be on Steam?

    36. Creator Catherine Wiener on August 20, 2012

      Great idea. Thanks for taking the time to do something like that.

    37. Creator Filip Crillesen on August 20, 2012

      Freaking GOOD IDEA!!!!

    38. Creator Nogleh on August 20, 2012

      there is no wonder why this game is founded with this amount. :D real good work. Credit Island is a big +

    39. Creator Alex Warner on August 20, 2012

      Great idea, massive props.

    40. Creator Joakim 'Pocken' Thorén on August 20, 2012

      Amazing idea, keep it up!

    41. Creator Aerouge on August 20, 2012

      Great, creative fun idea! You guys are awesome and I am happy to back you!

    42. Creator Chris Kemper on August 20, 2012

      What an awesome idea!

    43. Creator Demcsák Balázs on August 20, 2012

      Cool i will order all my bricktrons to "FIND MY NAME YOU BA****DS!!!!!" :D

    44. Creator Rafiki2085 on August 20, 2012

      It is one of the best ideas for including peoples names in a game that I have ever seen, or heard about.

    45. Creator Steve on August 19, 2012

      It's unique idea like this that further prove that we're going to have one awesome game on release.

    46. Creator Trallakid on August 19, 2012

      Thats an awesome idea. I can't wait to find a gem with my name on it. :D

    47. Creator Dexter Lowe on August 19, 2012

      That sounds like a great idea, it sounds so much more fun than just looking for your name in a credit roll. Way to innovate! :)

    48. Creator Evan on August 19, 2012

      Great idea, credits that we can interact with is awesome!

    49. Creator walkir -Obsidian Order ot Goat Kn. Cmdr. on August 19, 2012

      Great idea, but you obviously never watched Wall E. ;) Well, it's not exactly a game, but it shows that credits can be fun. Even without sticking the bloopers at the end.

      Still, this idea of yours is absolutely great.

    50. Creator Ondra Exner on August 19, 2012

      It is really great idea. :) But i have one question, how will you technicly know, that the gem i just got is mine, so I can get archievment. Will it be connected to email, nickname or something completely different?