EXCLUSIVE! Added New Rewards - Manic Miner (Bug Byte): Limited-Edition Collectors’ Prints – Signed By Matthew Smith
In the spring of 2011, Matthew Smith - author of legendary ZX Spectrum games Manic Miner and Jet Set Willy - created the first of two sets of limited-editions by signing 50, individually numbered, digitally re-mastered collectors’ prints of Manic Miner; along with 5 artists’ proofs. Print #50 of 50 is owned by Matthew Smith; prints #2-49 of 50 had already been sold prior to the launch of this appeal, print #1 of 50 is currently being offered as a reward. You can read more about the first two sets of limited-editions here.
The last few individually numbered, digitally re-mastered collectors’ prints of Jet Set Willy - signed by Matthew Smith - are also currently being offered as rewards.
Both of the first two sets of limited-editions were based upon cassette inlay art for the versions of Matthew Smith’s ZX Spectrum games as published by Software Projects.
Matthew Smith’s first ZX Spectrum game, Manic Miner was originally published by Bug Byte and in total cassette inlay art for three versions of Manic Miner was created and published.
Arising from the apparent demand and since we hope it will assist our Kickstarter appeal, Matthew Smith will create a third limited-edition by signing 50, individually numbered, digitally re-mastered collectors’ prints of Manic Miner; along with 5 artists’ proofs. The prints will be based on the cassette inlay art for Manic Miner as originally published by Bug Byte. The prints are now being offered as a reward.
The limited-edition collectors' prints do not include any of the devices. We hope to make the prints more accessible this way. Since this is our first appeal we're not entirely sure of the mechanism of pledging for multiple rewards but - according to this informed source http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dreamforge-games/something-wicked-this-way-comes-crusader-plastic-m/posts/290134 "... to pledge for multiple rewards, simply add the totals together for all rewards you would like to participate in (including shipping), then make / amend your pledge to cover all rewards you wish to back. When the project ends, you will be sent a survey, simply list the rewards you pledged for."
Here’re an example of how we think we can make this work in practice, (and in so doing, avoid the need to add a whole host of new reward combinations or to create rewards that include items that you may not want).
Say you want a print and a device.
E.g. Manic Miner, Limited-Edition Collectors’ Print (#11-49 of 50) at £60 and a Bluetooth ZX Spectrum for iOS devices - Founders' Edition at £50, both to be shipped to an address outside the UK. To pledge for this you would add the two rewards together (£60 and £50, plus £10 for the cost of shipping the device to an address outside the UK; total £120) and pledge that total amount. IMORTANT: be sure to select the Manic Miner, Limited-Edition Collectors’ Print as your reward, because it is a limited reward with the smallest number available. Then send us a message and let us know what exactly you are pledging for and we will take care of the rest at our end. We will deal with such pledges on a first come, first served basis. When the survey goes out you will be able to "spend" your remaining £60 on the Bluetooth ZX Spectrum for iOS devices - Founders' Edition.
TAKE NOTE: Please do not attempt to pledge for two or more print rewards, whether the same or different. Both are limited rewards and may sell out. In this eventuality, we will supply only the reward for which you’ve pledged.
VERY IMPORTANT: Please do not attempt to pledge for two or more device rewards, unless they are different. Kickstarter’s rules for hardware projects forbid this. In this eventuality, we will supply only the reward for which you’ve pledged.