Iä! Iä! The Great Ones Gather (GOG)
It seems that we have many fans of GOG.com among us. And why not? They've been bringing us awesome games, old and new alike, seem like a nice bunch of people and their site is the ultimate example of gorgeous web design. So it would be rather cool if Asylum was published there, don’t you think?
Well, it will. Today we’re officially announcing that Asylum is coming to GOG and we couldn’t be happier! Scratches was a popular title there and we’re sure that Asylum will be yet another strong entry in their catalog. As is usual with GOG, we will closely work with them to produce lovely extras for the game, such as wallpapers, avatars, game guide, and more.
But that’s not all: by popular demand we’re also adding Desura to the bag, so now there’s something for everybody’s taste. We love Desura and their wonderful support on Linux, and we love Linux too, but most importantly we love you. And that’s why we’re making things really simple for this Kickstarter: one pledge, three keys. That’s right: with the $15 pledge (and onwards) you get three keys, one per each seller. And we remind you that with your purchase you get access to all versions of Asylum: Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
In the words of Gandalf: “It’s quite cool”.
Also remember that our AMA (Ask Me Anything) session is scheduled for today at 4PM EST (9PM GMT). We will answer questions about the Kickstarter campaign, Asylum, Scratches, our engine Dagon, horror, Lovecraft, adventure games, and anything else that comes to mind. We're very much looking forward to see you there!
Link: Reddit AMA
Announcing Add-On Purchases
This is by far one of the most requested features for this campaign and we have listened: as of today, we’re allowing you to purchase additional items and customize your pledge as you see fit. To keep up with the spirit, we’re going to make this straightforward: you can purchase any quantity of any digital Add-Ons on any tier, even the $5 Guest pledge (but no less than that). Physical Add-Ons, however, will require the $50 tier or above to cover the shipping and handling fee.
Because it’s Valentine’s Day and (like I said countless of times by now) we love you, additional copies of the game may be purchased at the discount price of $15 without limitation until the end of the campaign. So, feel free to use the Manage Pledge button to add the desired money with the following list in mind:
Digital Add-Ons (Require $5 tier and above):
• Extra Digital Download of Asylum +$15
• Extra Three Digital Downloads of Asylum +$40
• “A Tour of Hanwell” Digital Documentary +$15
• Digital Record Book of the Insane +$5
• Digital Soundtrack +$10
Physical Add-Ons (Require $50 tier and above):
• Printed Record Book of the Insane +$10
• Audio CD Digipak Soundtrack +$20
• T-Shirt +$20
After the end of the Kickstarter campaign you will receive a survey where you will be able to assign your add-on money to the desired items. Since some of you asked, the T-Shirt sizes are XS, S, M, L and XL.
Finally, the game engine powering Asylum went open source yesterday. We have designed it with adventure games in mind and it’s really easy to use. It's free to use for commercial projects. Developers and players alike are welcomed to take a look and follow its exciting development here: Dagon on GitHub.
That’s about it for today (as if all that wasn't enough!). Hope to see you in the Reddit AMA, and stay tuned for more news!