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      Creator Rodney on April 9

      Thanks Agustin.. Look forward to the news..

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      Creator Agustín Cordes on April 8

      @Rodney, it's a bit hard to tell, but we should have a better idea soon. We're very close to begin testing a large build of the game, which will speed things up.

      Just remember that when things are quiet here, we're working very hard. And we have cool news to share soon... Mind-blowing news :D

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      Creator Rodney on April 8

      When is game due out?

      Thanks!

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      Creator Sirius on April 1

      Scratches is 75% off on steam right now, go get your copy :D

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      Creator Russell Deitch on March 29

      Thank you. :)

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      Creator Agustín Cordes on March 28

      @Russel, we haven't prepared those forms or the database yet. You will be able to update everything through our website when it's ready :)

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      Creator Russell Deitch on March 28

      Agustin, how do I change my survey details now I'm in a different tier?

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      Creator Agustín Cordes on March 25

      Thank you, Riggo, you were in my thoughts as I typed every word of it.

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      Creator Riggo on March 25

      A mighty fine update at that!

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      Creator Riggo on March 25

      Oh wait... You gave us an update... I guess I just felt like shouting....

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      Creator Riggo on March 25

      I WANT MY DAMN BLOODY, BLOODY UPDATE!!!!

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      Creator Agustín Cordes on March 22

      @Russell, thank you, got it! You're now a permanent visitor :D

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      Creator Russell Deitch on March 22

      Okies ... I've done PayPal extra instead.

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      Creator Russell Deitch on March 22

      Mmmm. It looks like I want to go up a tier as well.(VIP to Permanent).
      I look forward to Humble Store. :)

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      Creator Agustín Cordes on March 20

      @Matt, thanks, I added a note for your T-shirt. I'll let you know about our options when the time comes!

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      Creator Matt Wiseman on March 19

      My shirt size is a 3X XT (3XL Extra Tall) or a long 5x

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      Creator Tommy Hanley on March 14

      Ah that's great, thanks!

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      Creator Agustín Cordes on March 14

      @Tommy, it's perfectly fine to send a custom payment to payments@senscape.net. I check the account daily to ensure that everything is in order, so it's safe. FYI we're in the process of integrating with the Humble Store which is going to make this whole process much, much easier :)

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      Creator Tommy Hanley on March 14

      @ Agustín, thanks! But at the moment I just see the option to pledge fixed amounts of $50, $75 etc. I'm currently only at the Guest level, so I don't mind pledging $75. But is there a way for me to pledge the $70 that would bring me to $75?

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      Creator Agustín Cordes on March 14

      @Tommy, yes, you may. When we build our database, we will ensure that all the pledges are summed up for every backer. So if you backed, say, $10 here and then $100 via Paypal, your grand total will be effectively $110 :)

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      Creator Agustín Cordes on March 14

      @churien, yes, you may! Of course, it shouldn't be anything offensive, but it can definitely be wacky :D

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      Creator Tommy Hanley on March 14

      @ Agustín: Is there any way for us to upgrade to a higher pledge tier?. I would like to upgrade to Special Visitor. I know there is a paypal link on this site but I assume this isn't linked to existing kickstarter pledges?

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      Creator churien on March 14

      can I write any name for the visitor list thingy? :v

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      Creator Agustín Cordes on March 14

      Alright then, XXL keeps getting popular. I'm going to work on a custom form on our website that will allow you to not only change all details, but also add personal notes if required. My intention was to send the surveys to get some data for the upcoming alpha and start building the backers database. So don't worry, eventually we will be able to customize everything!

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      Creator RocK_M on March 14

      Can I put my name down on the "I need a XXL shirt" list as well? xD

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      Creator Riggo on March 13

      I want to put my name on the "I WANT A bloody, XXL SHIRT" list...

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      Creator Sirius on March 13

      wohooo books books books :D

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      Creator Robert Spizzirri on March 13

      Shoot. Can't edit my survey anymore. Oh well, I put the "by" then my name. Either way it works haha. Thanks!

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      Creator Agustín Cordes on March 13

      Exactly, that's our default assumption :)

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      Creator Robert Spizzirri on March 13

      So by default our name is the author? :)

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      Creator Agustín Cordes on March 13

      @Robert It's OK to optionally add a different "by [author]" line. This is in addition to the 50-limit on the title :)

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      Creator Agustín Cordes on March 13

      @Matt Alright, guess I'll have to request the measures and see what we can do... As I told you once, we can buy a custom T-shirt ourselves, but I'll need to double check the size.

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      Creator Agustín Cordes on March 13

      @Ingo It's all distraction to make you feel safe, but then when you least expect it, BAM! Horror strikes.

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      Creator Robert Spizzirri on March 13

      Typos irritate me. Put* . Thanks!

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      Creator Robert Spizzirri on March 13

      Do we but an authors name as well after the book title? "By" whoever?

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      Creator Matt Wiseman on March 13

      Actually I need way bigger than XXL

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      Creator Ingo Günther on March 13

      But I thought I have payed for "bugs, strange diseases, rogue inmates and scattered body limbs" (I don't care for asbestos, can't see it anyways). Mr. Cordes, is the Hanwell Mental Institute to become a beautiful vacation hotel?

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      Creator Agustín Cordes on March 13

      @ThomasN, nope, online register means www.Hanwell.org only!

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      Creator Agustín Cordes on March 13

      @Matt, actually, we're going to use a different company and we can provide larger T-shirts. I just didn't want to overwhelm folks with so many options. I'll make a note that you want XXL, and in any case we'll confirm later :)

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      Creator ThomasN on March 13

      Hiya. Does the "ONLINE REGISTER OF VISITORS" also appear in the game?

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      Creator Matt Wiseman on March 13

      So the highest size the shirts seem to go to is XL.. any way of getting around this?

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      Creator Stew OotG Knight/Captain Bloodcoffee on March 13

      Yay!! Surveys are sent, Blood coffee for everyone! :D

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      Creator Neil on March 13

      Signed my name up as a Visitor, no idea what that meant haha been awhile :D

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      Creator Agustín Cordes on March 13

      I'm not torturing you, honestly! Well, at least not yet. We've been working a lot on many fronts this past week: graphics, music, ambiance effects, narrative, and engine. Just hang on in there a bit more and we'll be showing you hard evidence of our latest progress!

      As for the surveys, I'll put hands to work on them right now :)

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      Creator Ahenobarbus on March 13

      @Matt: Warden is torturing us again :D

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      Creator Matt Wiseman on March 12

      been about a week... any surveys or that update?

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      Creator Agustín Cordes on March 5

      No Matt, sorry -- no release date yet :(

      But things are about to pick up. I'll be probably sending surveys tomorrow to request names, book titles, etc. as we want to include them in the upcoming alpha. This is going to be a very large release that hopefully will appease the wait.

      I'm also preparing an update about all this!

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      Creator Matt Wiseman on March 5

      So do we have an official release date yet?

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      Creator Riggo on March 5

      @Russell... Not really that surprising. ;-)

      Here is an important health study that everyone should read!

      http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/02/28/beer_bacon_study/

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      Creator Russell Deitch on March 4

      @Riggo, we had a sanity test at work recently. I failed. ;)

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