Hey there, folks.
We've just posted a new development article up on the FAR WEST website, giving a glimpse of the steps of character creation:
Also appearing at the top of that article (and included below with this update) is a selection of three character portraits, more examples of the Kickstarter backer images that Rick has done. Who are these fine people? Ah, but that would be telling.
Also live on the website today is the launch of the pre-order for the non-Kickstarter general-release Retail Edition of the game, which will be appearing in distributor catalogs in the next few weeks, solicited as an August release. If you've got friends who missed out on the Kickstarter, feel free to point them to the webstore:
(The Retail Edition will not feature the bonus content that's appearing in the Limited, and will be black-and-white interior, rather than color. There's also a chance that the cover may be different as well, although that will depend on whether or not Rick is still breathing at the end of his Herculean efforts!)
And now, back to work for me.
8 May 2012
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