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Update #34

Survey says...

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Surveys!

All surveys should be mailed within the next week. If you donated via PayPal, you should also receive a separate survey sometime in the next few days.

Linux support

Epic has announced that the Unreal 4 engine will have Linux support. We would love to support Linux and we are currently evaluating what it means for the scope and cost of development.

Register for Mysterium

The annual Myst fan gathering, Mysterium, will be held here in Spokane, Washington this year. The dates are August 1st-3rd, and Saturday's activities will include some fun stuff at the Cyan headquarters! There will be some exciting news, sneak peeks, and, of course, up close and personal briefings on the latest Obduction developments. You don't want to miss this one! You can find more information for the event at: http://www.mysterium.net/

The Mysterium committee has graciously created a special discount code for Obduction Kickstarter/Paypal backers: use the coupon code SPACEPINECONES for $5 off the Standard Weekend Badge price of $25.00.

Backers' Forum

Head on over to the Backers' forum! Log into your Forum account at Cyan. We've added additional information and images only for the backers If you don't see the Backers' section under the Obduction heading please submit a ticket on our support site. http://support.cyan.com/

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Helping a friend

Rand's good friend Tom has a Kickstarter going for his amazing strategic card game Kingdoms In Peril. Check it out! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1974147687/kingdoms-in-peril-card-game


Update #33 - For backers only

Backer Forums, Strata Design 3D, and more...

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Update #32 - For backers only

Hello Fellow, Future Obductees!

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Update #31

Emerging From Our Sequestration!

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Thanks for your patience. It may be frozen outside, but Obduction design and development have been heating up inside! 

Cyan HQ
Cyan HQ

Current Financials

PayPal funding keeps coming in, and we're actually getting closer to the next stretch goal. Here's where we're at: Kickstarter - $1,275,299.31, PayPal - $80,189.67, for a grand total (so far) of $1,355,488.98. 

We're getting tantalizingly closer to that second stretch goal of 1.7 Million, and we still have 18 days left to make it happen. Like many of you, we're still hoping to make it a reality. Just to remind you, in the next stretch goal we expand the content from hub plus three worlds - to hub plus four! A whole new world to explore! And just as interesting, we also add Roadtrip Mode! For more information on the stretch goal, please check out our FAQ. We can do it, but only with your help.

Obduction Backer Forums 

If you're a backer who wants access to the Backer forums, you'll need to have a Forum account - using the same email address that you used to support us on Kickstarter or PayPal. If you've done that, then you'll be ready to go when we "hit the switch." If you have any questions or issues you need addressed, please submit a ticket on our support site

Survey

We've been working diligently on the Kickstarter survey. If you're a Kickstarter backer, a survey will be coming around the beginning of March. Since we can only send one survey through Kickstarter, we are checking and re-checking to make sure we don't miss anything. 

For PayPal backers - if we need more info to fulfill your tier level, we will be getting in touch with you as well.

Obduction Work

Design & development work continues at a good pace. We'll have some more specific updates for you coming soon.

Karl Unreal Engine 4 R & D
Karl Unreal Engine 4 R & D
 
Rand & Richard doing top secret design work.
Rand & Richard doing top secret design work.

 More updates are coming. We've got plenty of stuff to share. Thanks again for your support!

The Cyan Obduction Team 


Update #30

Things Are Progressing!

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Hello, everyone!

Wow, we've been very busy getting all our supporter information from Kickstarter and PayPal imported and organized. It's been a lot of work, but it's coming together. Here's where things stand:

  • We've just completed emailing receipts to all of our PayPal supporters. If you supported through PayPal, you should have received a receipt that shows what information we have. If you supported through PayPal and did NOT receive a receipt, please check your junk folder first. If it's not there, you can email us at backers@cyan.com. (If you email us - please include the name and email address you used in your PayPal transaction.) If you have already replied to the email receipt with corrections, we'll be updating your information and sending you another confirmation soon to make sure we got it right.
  • If you're a Kickstarter backer, a Kickstarter survey will be coming soon! We'll be gathering lots of information that we'll use to stay in touch and fulfill your rewards when the time comes. 
  • The current Kickstarter and PayPal totals: Kickstarter - $1,275,299.31, PayPal - $43,855.35, for a grand total so far of $1,319,154.66. (The Kickstarter number is lower because of uncollected pledges. Some supporters with uncollectable Kickstarter pledges switched their amount to PayPal.) 
  • We're working on the Backer Forums. If you're a backer who wants access to the Backer forums, you'll need to have a Forum account - using the same email address that you used on Kickstarter or PayPal. If you've done that, then we'll be able to make the Backer's forum available to you soon. The Backer forums will be the place to keep up with all the latest and greatest Obduction developments and stay in touch with other members of the growing Obduction community.

Thanks again for the support! Things are progressing nicely!


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