4th CD Goal, Original Music, Paypal Option
I'm currently on a business trip in Germany, but managed to work towards our stretch goals and record a video with all the latest news:
4th CD addition
We calculated the additional budget, which we'll need to include a 4th CD into the box set and incredibly, we are as of this day already less than 8.5k away from reaching our new goal of 95k! So at this point it looks very good for that addition. Everyone who pledged for the box set will enjoy another full CD with more arranged tracks (mostly from the console episodes "Super Turrican" 1 & 2 as well as Mega Turrican).
Many of you have requested if it would be possible to include the music from the original games as well, not just the studio versions and we have thought long about how we could make that happen. Additional CDs would be too expensive, make the box set too big and just offering them for download would probably not cover the cost of recording them, especially if you (like us) want quality recordings. But we think we have a good solution and compromise: we set up a new $75 dollar pledge level, that will get you an additional USB memory stick with the original game music, recorded from the real hardware systems (please add $10 for international shipping for this level). Everyone who already pledged above $75 will get this memory stick included with their other rewards for free. The stick will feature a unique and (hopefully) cool design that will fit with our art. We will tell you more about the design at a later date.
Paypal and bank transfer
For those of you who can't get access to a credit or prepaid card at all, we are now including the option to contribute via Paypal and bank transfer. We set up a special page at our main project site turricansoundtrack.com and we will update the amount of pledges on that page daily, so you can see exactly where we are with our total budget. We did think about this option for a while, but couldn't offer it earlier because it could have potentially harrmed the overall success of our Kickstarter campaign. So please if you already pledged here, don't cancel your pledge on Kickstarter because of these new donation options.
Thanks again everyone for your incredible support of the project and my team and I are extremely happy about our progress and the chance to bring you one of the greatest game soundtrack album projects ever. I will be checking in next week with more news and you can always email me with questions and suggestions! :)
-Chris & the Turrican Soundtrack Anthology Team