THE BACKER ENRICHMENT CENTER
It's been a full week since we re-launched Skyjacker, and not only have we already reached 20% of our goal, we've blown right past our old headcount - we broke a full 1,000 backers yesterday. Welcome aboard! We can't thank you enough, every one of you, for helping us blast off with such grace and strength. But we'll try.
MULTIMEDIA FOR ALL
You request and we deliver: Digitilus wallpapers for all devices featuring our multicolored mollusc. Download them all at DIGITILUS
Take, share, remix - go for five stars on Photoshop Hero - and above all enjoy. Let us know if you need one in a specific resolution or design and we'll make it happen.
We've also heard your reactions to the background music in our front page trailer. Some of you loved it! Some of you didn't. We can work with that. Here’s some Skyjacker music for you to freely stream and download:
This is our own Eugene Zhukov's work - he's contributing additional music for the menus, hangar, and other interfaces.
Not for me - the main theme instead!
This is the work of veteran composer Krzysztof Wierzynkiewicz - he's composing the gameplay music, and this is a taste of what you can expect in the completed game.
STARSHIP DISASSEMBLY FOR ALL
We unveiled our free Starship Disassembly app for WINDOWS and ANDROID a few weeks ago, to give you an in-depth look at how all Skyjacker spaceships are put together (and taken apart). We just got Apple's approval to proudly offer it on iOS and MacOS devices as well!
Designed for both iPhone and iPad, the app features a Yatagooshee cruiser from Skyjacker with all components labelled and removable. It's a good look at the complexity of construction, the detail we're putting into every ship in Skyjacker, and the pieces that go spiraling off when you nail one of these suckers with a heavy weapon. Please don’t forget to leave feedback on the AppStore - we hope it will be positive and welcome more people to our community!
BOLT-ONS FOR ALL
Now for something completely different. We learned a hard lesson - don't mess with the reward tiers! We won't. Instead if you add $25 to a pledge (any pledge) we'll add to your reward. We're calling these extras "bolt-ons" because they add to your rewards, never replace them.
The first $25 bolt-on is a SKYJACKER SHIRT. This is an extra shirt: one t-shirt of ANY DESIGN, the same designs in the reward tiers. This was a popular community request that we're happy to fill!
The other $25 bolt-on is entirely new - PORTABLE SKYJACKER. This is an extra copy of the game: the Complete Edition of Skyjacker on a sleek 8GB USB flash drive. Now you can REALLY take Skyjacker on the road! It fits in your wallet like a credit card (okay, like six credit cards stacked) and features our iconic spaceship designs in full color on both sides. The flash drive itself slides free from the card for ease of handling, and back in for safekeeping when you're done.
(This is a mockup - the real thing won’t have those tearing artifacts, we promise.)
*** Note: if you're in for a DVD but you'd rather have the USB, we'll swap even, no charge and no strings attached.
Two shirts, one USB, one Settler edition? That’s fine! You can stack these in any combination. Update your pledge to cover the cost of all the bolt-ons you want, and we'll pull together everyone's shopping lists at the end with the Kickstarter survey. If you’re adding to a reward tier with no previous swag (including “no reward”) shipping is always free within the US but please add $15 for international.
NEUROBIOLOGY FOR ALL
Ever seen the movie “Pay it Forward”? It introduced a concept ubiquitous with entrepreneurs today. We’re big fans - we happily jumped on the Kicking it Forward program and started kicking with all five legs. There are so many creative minds in this world, our future can and WILL be better, if we all adhere to this simple concept: paying it forward.
Drifter is well-known for its beautiful, iconic poster art and its promises of a sandbox 100,000 light years wide. It's also the first 2.5D space game we've ever seen! Developer Colin Walsh (Red Nova) and composer Danny Baranowky (Binding of Isaac, Super Meat Boy, Canabalt) have screenshots and early gameplay video up, and the full DRM-free game drops at $10; that's a small price to pay for an entire galaxy. Drifter's Kickstarter ends on June 4th - save the date!
Rubicon isn't well-known at all. Joseph "Wick" Perry is a college student majoring in neurobiology and a self-taught game programmer and artist. Rubicon is going to be released for FREE on completion, not just to backers, but to everyone. The kickstarter itself had a goal of $2000 - just enough to get him through a summer break of intense focus on development. This is a genuine, untarnished love letter to space games and it's got 18 hours left on the clock! Please, welcome him! We need to cultivate good guys like this!
We're going to be revealing more about the aliens and their galactic fleets. That means new inside knowledge and new videos - all coming soon, very soon. Take a look at THIS!
Stay thirsty my friends for the next SKYJACKER update!
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WALLPAPER SET: A large collection of Skyjacker wallpapers for your PC, Mac, tablet or mobile device, along with our heartfelt thanks. We appreciate your contribution!Estimated delivery:
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SOUNDTRACK PACK: As the Wallpaper Set, plus: the complete game soundtrack (DRM-free digital downloadable version, 320k or lossless). Take Skyjacker on the road!Estimated delivery:
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COMPLETE EDITION: As the Soundtrack Pack, plus: THE GAME in all of its unearthly beauty on PC or Mac (DRM-free digital downloadable version). Walk the ruthless path of Ael-Skyjacker, the lone human in a galaxy of conflict, as he tears apart the stars in search of fame and fortune. Sabotage, assassination, robbery, grift - all in a day’s work! This includes everything - all cutscenes, voiceovers, missions, and content.Estimated delivery:
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COMPLETE BUNDLE: A bundle of two Complete Editions, for you and a friend. Every bundle contains a spare of everything that isn’t physical; in this case, you’ll receive two wallpaper sets, two soundtrack packs, and two Skyjacker games to play together. Or maybe you want one for your PC and one for your Mac? We can do that.Estimated delivery:
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COMMUNITY EDITION: As the Complete Edition, plus: exclusive access to the beta release of the game and its private discussion community. We'll keep you in the loop and include your feedback in the game creation process, and we’ll grant you the title of Beta Tester on all our forums, public and private. You’ll also get the PDF version of the Skyjacker artbook, with 100+ pages of concept art - detailed illustrations of alien races, planetary habitats, designs and technology, and extras left on the cutting-room floor.Estimated delivery:
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COMMUNITY BUNDLE: A bundle of two Community Editions. You’ll receive two PDF artbooks, two voices in everything we do, two early downloads of the game in progress, and two logins with the title of Beta Tester on top of the Complete Bundle.Estimated delivery:
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SETTLER EDITION: As the Community Edition, plus: all future content we make for Skyjacker for free, forever! We already have post-launch plans for an EXPANSION PACK of a few dozen additional missions where you step out of the shoes of humans and become the aliens - on both sides of the conflict. Smash the planetary colonies in the name of the pirate brotherhood, or fight to the death for the honor of your race! (Check out the FAQ for more details on the expansion pack.) Of course, we’ll promote you to the title of Settler on all our forums, so everyone knows you’re not afraid of commitment.Estimated delivery:
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SETTLER BUNDLE: A bundle of two Settler Editions. You’ll receive two of everything Skyjacker in the future (as long as it’s digital), on top of the Community Bundle. Since you’ll both be beta-release backers, you’ll get in on the beta release of future content too. Pretty nifty, huh?Estimated delivery:
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PIRATE EDITION: As the Settler Edition, plus: special thanks in the game credits as a Skyjacker supporter! We'll thank you by name, or the name of your choosing (subject to editorial approval). And we’ll upgrade your title to Pirate on the forums too, so everyone can shiver in terror at your presence. But here’s the best part - we’ll take all the downloads and put them on a professionally-packaged, pressed DVD. Then we’ll put it into your hands. No firewall in the world will stop you! (All physical items are exclusive to the campaign, and ship free within the US; please add $15 to your pledge for international shipping.)Estimated delivery:
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CAPTAIN’S EDITION: As the Pirate Edition, plus: one t-shirt of any design. Protect your frail human flesh from the dangers of space! We’ll also ship you a limited edition print of the game poster in full size (36” x 24”) for your bedroom, barracks, hangar or gun cabinet. But what’s a Captain without a crew? We’ll give you TWO downloads of everything. All rewards from this point forward are bundle packs! This includes 2x beta releases, 2x forum handles, 2x wallpapers, 2x soundtracks - everything that isn’t physical. And we’ll thank you both in the credits, in even BIGGER letters, and on the forums with the even SNAZZIER title of Captain. We’ll thank you right now, just for reading this! Thank you!Estimated delivery:
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COLLECTOR’S EDITION: As the Captain’s Edition, plus: we’ll go even further. We’ll put together a physical game box for all this loot, with the soundtrack on CD as well as the game DVD. It’ll be personally signed by Eugene Zhukov and the rest of the team leads, unless you ask us not to. In fact, we’ll sign everything we can get our hands on; the jewel cases, the poster, even the t-shirt (and those aren’t easy). Of course you’ll still get your downloads, so you can leave the box in mint condition.Estimated delivery:
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WOLFPACK EDITION: As the Collector’s Edition, plus: we’ll hook all your friends up too by giving you FOUR downloads of everything and sending you FOUR Portable Skyjacker USB drives, each preloaded with the Complete Edition game. We’ll set you all up with the title of Privateer on the forum, and for the credits, we’ll thank all four of you by name, under the clan name of your choice and billed proudly above the Captains. Added bonus: we'll send out a second t-shirt of any design!Estimated delivery:
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MEMEPACK EDITION: As the Wolfpack Edition, plus: we’ll add your message to the credits as your clan motto, anything you like (subject to editorial approval; keep it around Twitter-length, please). Plug your website, propose to your girlfriend, throw out your favorite quote, or make us spout memes and in-jokes at everyone who plays!Estimated delivery:
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HARDCOVER EDITION: As the Memepack Edition, plus: the hardcover Skyjacker art book. Yes, we’ll sign it with pride! We’ll wrap it up in a third t-shirt of any design, a total of three, and call you out in the forums and credits as a Broker. Then we'll further acknowledge your financial acumen by putting your name in the game, as the designation of a weapon, part, planet, or ship (we’ll make sure it’s something you like). You’ll be a part of the Skyjacker universe from here on out.Estimated delivery:
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BOSS EDITION: As the Hardcover Edition, plus: our designers will draw YOU, in full space pirate regalia. And then we'll put it on an exclusive jacket of your very own! Materials and exact design to be determined - but it'll be nice. We won’t try to sign this one. While that’s happening we'll attach your name to a character in-game (or leave it as a designation, your choice), and elevate you to the regal position of Boss on our forums and in the credits. Don't worry about the cost of shipping; even if you're outside the US, we'll take care of it. Nothing but the best for the Boss.Estimated delivery:
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EPIC EDITION: As the Boss Edition, plus: we'll put you in the game. We'll animate YOU in 3D as the subject for a CUSTOM PLAYER CHARACTER. This includes your face and proportions, a personal logo, and the highest category of criminal community rating in the game. Only you can play as this character (we'll give you a secret code to activate it) but other players can hire you as an NPC, so they'll get to enjoy it too! You will be known across the skies as a true Hero... or a Villain, your choice.Estimated delivery:
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LEGEND EDITION: As the Epic Edition, plus: with your permission, we'll use your character in our promotional campaigns. You'll be on our posters, in our trailers, and on whatever other media we produce. Your name will, in fact, be Legend. Furthermore we cordially invite you to come hang out with us in Los Angeles, CA, USA. We're from Russia - we know how to party. (Please contact us directly to make personal arrangements before the end of the campaign.)Estimated delivery:
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