As our Kickstarter campaign draws to a close, we wanted to give you an update on what we're going to do next. While it's clear that despite our joint efforts we're not going to reach the funding goal, the feedback and support we've received from many of you has been overwhelmingly positive and incredible enthusiastic.
Over 700 of you pledged almost $20,000 - and that's before we could even release any public version of the editor! Even just in terms of the number of backers alone, this is a fairly large Kickstarter project. It's clear to us that the right time for Ormr to happen is now.
Because of this, combined with our own passion and personal reasons for the project, we've decided to go ahead and finish building Ormr anyway. We think the idea is just too good to let it whither away, especially with a very large amount of work already done.
Of course, since we didn't reach our funding goal, the release dates may potentially change, though we'll try to meet original deadlines anyway.
Sign Up For Updates
One key point is that we need your support more than ever before, particularly when it comes to feedback on early versions of Ormr and spreading the word about it in general. To make sure we can reach you outside of Kickstarter, please follow the link below and sign up for updates and alpha and/or beta testing on our website. This way, we can start building a united community for those of us who are interested in Ormr:
Meanwhile, we're continuing our work. At the moment, we are finishing up procedural transformations (think resizing layers and folders, and being able to retroactively change how you have resized an entire image if you ever did so). Then, we only have these chunks left before we can release an alpha version:
- Text editing
- Adding more kinds of tools, brushes, effects, etc.
- Fixing the current shortlist of bugs
Once we're done with these, an alpha version will be made available to those who requested it, hopefully sometime in January 2013.
Exciting Year Ahead
Something tells us we have some very exciting times ahead of us early next year, especially as Ormr gradually comes to life and more and more artists see the full potential and incredible power of its approach.
So stay with us - together, we can make the life anyone who has ever touched anything graphical better and even more creative!
Ormr Dev Team