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It arrived! Another green checkbox on my Backed Project list--congrats on completion!
Thank you, Eric! We are so glad you helped this happen.
And thanks for the suggestion, Philippe. We were concerned about locking down the file into the 2-page format for tablets (too small on the screen). Even with the CBZ (which more easily allows you to connect pages). But we're glad you could adjust the file for your own use. We wanted readers to have that flexibility.
Hi! You could edit your PDF version of the book with a software like Acrobat Pro and make it default so that the document always open with two pages next to each other. There is even a mode that exclude both covers so that they appears alone. (Sorry for my poor English. ;) )
Since your document isn't protected, I edited myself with this fix. ;) Quite useful!
My copy arrived this afternoon and I too am thrilled with the quality. I held off on reading the PDF so that I could experience it in hardcover, and I'm looking forward to doing so. Congratulations. Proud to have helped this happen.
*they've* arrived, oops.
Brian and Xminus1: So glad they're arrived! We're really happy with the quality of the physical books too.
Tumor: Not necessarily. We've been really focused on just finishing the book and completing our original idea. Second Quest is meant to stand on its own, and the ending is not setting up a specific sequel. Not that we aren’t open to possibilities.
WOW Got the physical book the other day and it's amazing, most definitely worth the wait.
After a few years of waiting just got my book today thanks so much
So there is going to be more I take it? I just got finished reading it.
Dr. Cat ~ I think in your case you haven't received any notice from Fangamer because you're only getting the ebook version. That's coming very soon!
ClementXVII ~ Thanks for fielding the question. I do hope the international shipping doesn't take too long!
@Dr. Cat, since Fangamer is handling the fulfillment of this kickstarter, we got a few mails from them asking to fill in our shipping address.
If you haven't done anything, you might want to contact the project creators, to see what happened.
For my part, I got a mail from Fangamer asking to verify my address a day or so before I got my shipping notification.
Hey, where do I set/change my shipping address? I've moved 4 times since I backed this! Hope you haven't already shipped mine.
Yay! Got my shipping notification. Can't wait for Second Quest to reach the belgian shores :)
Mike - not yet. But it is coming later this week. We're posting an update this afternoon with more details about the release.
Were the pdf's ever released for digital backers? I see a comment below about February, but I assume that hasn't happened yet.
Thanks, Bjorn. Very much appreciate the questions. The new Zelda certainly looks promising, but then I've also thought that about previous Zeldas. So I'm hopeful but wary. "Rethinking the conventions of Zelda" can mean so many things, you know. But I'll definitely be writing about it when it finally comes out, and no doubt Second Quest will play into that. So let's just hope they finish by the end of the year!
Hey David and Tevis!
I've been silently anticipating this book every week since the KS, it's gonna be a huge event to finally read your hard work. Your ideas, thoughts and sentiments resonate with me wholeheartedly, as far back as to the original article.
But, I have a curiousity I would love to be explored, since the inception of this book a new Zelda has been announced - one very far from your original complaint on modern Zeldas.
What is your thoughts on the new Zelda? Do you think we're finally seeing a modern Zelda with proper homage to its roots?
I would love to see a new article with your new perspective from creating this book and playing the new Zelda - it would be the ultimate nerdgasm for a lot of us out there! :)
Sincerely epically yours,
Hi, John. There might be a chance. The dust jacket David has created is certainly cool. Look for a survey from Fangamer soon about fulfillment and make your request for an upgrade there. If possible, it will be through them.
Any chance I can pay $15 more and get the book with the dust jacket? I "lamely" only pledged $35 2 years ago.
Definitely understand. Thanks for the quick response!
I understand. We are impatient too. It has more to do with how we want to release it, not preparing the files. We can't do the full launch to effectively promote SQ until February, and we don't want it floating around digitally for months beforehand. There's tons to do to prepare for the release, and we really don't want to separate the digital and print book timing by much. Backers will get it earlier than everyone else, but it will be a matter of weeks, not months. Hope you understand.
Dont get me wrong, Im just excited for it. Been waiting patiently for 2 years, now that its finished, I am impatient.
One more question... It takes two months to transfer to PDF? Im only asking, because the original timeline has the digital version "shipping" sooner than the physical stuff.
You'll be able to download the digital version in February, around the time the physical books ship to backers.
So its finished... when can we download it?
Thank you, David!
Second quest is coming but not in winter xD
I am not agree with your last email : i think 2 years is not excessive to craft a quality product like your project.
(I am currently writting a book about redesign website & front-end best practice started in 2012 too. My job is just writting, you must storytelling + drawing + print + ship final product. What a complex system!)
Don't panic & remember this : your work is amazing !
Trevor and Eric - Yes! Please check out our latest update, just posted.
Ditto on the update! Did you manage to get the book to Fangamer in August, or did that slip? Would be good to just know roughly where things are at present.
Hello, are there any updates on progress so far?
Jacob - Yeah, we won't be sending the surveys until we deliver the book to Fangamer, so that should give us the most up-to-date info for shipping. Look for the survey this fall.
Brent - I don't think we can change tiers in Kickstarter itself, but we should be able to figure out some manual change in the fall. Remind me about this when we send the surveys.
Just wondering when the survey for rewards is going to be put up, hopefully the same time the release date is established? I had read the last update, and then realized that I was going to be moving soon and needed to update my information, before realizing that I had never filled out a survey, since there hasn't been one.
Hey guys, can't wait to see the book! Just curious, is there any way to upgrade to the magic dust jacket? I'm currently under the $35 "THE BOOK" tier.
Hi, Tyler. New update about that in just a few days. And we have a lot more to show in the coming weeks. Thanks for your patience!
Any update on a release date?? Can't wait to see the finale product.
@David & Tevis, Thanks for the quick update, much appreciated.
Hi, Eric. We're actually pretty close to determining that release date. We just need to finalize the timing and logistics for the end stages. Once we do, we'll update everyone. It's still more months than weeks, but we're getting close!
Wondered if you might be able to give us a feel for progress now we've reached spring 2014, are we weeks from finishing or months? Not after a firm date or anything!
Haha thank you I completely missed that update when it came out!!
Patrick - Not sure we can give you a precise release date yet, but we'll have another update soon! And Tyler, Side Quest actually came out a year ago. :D You can find the link to download it in update #15.
Hi there! Just wondering if we can expect an update on this soon. Any chance we can get a release date? :D
were you still going get the 6 page side quest digital comic out to the backers this month or has that been pushed back??
Thanks, Gabriel. Eric, please take a look at our last update for a little more info on the delivery window and page count: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/davidhellman/second-quest/posts/552573 I appreciate that you guys are excited and curious for info! I'll be sending another update soon. Let me know if there's anything in particular you're curious about regarding our process or anything like that.
@Eric In their last update, they talked about Spring 2014...
I enjoy being kept in the dark. Said noone ever.
Just wondered if you were starting to get an idea about when (ballpark) you might be hoping to finish the work?
I don't want to sound rude, but I'm not a fan of the overweight Cale.
I have faith in you guys, though. I know it'll turn out great!
@mythidiot Yes, you'll be able to buy Second Quest after we deliver to all backers. We'll have more details about this later.
Also, update coming very soon!
Will the book be available for sale after all this. I could just buy a copy then