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Update #15


We’ve reached 50%! It’s been a long road, but today we stand proud with over 2500 backers and 100k in the kitty. Of course, with 62 hours to go, that Christmas Miracle is starting to look pretty unlikely. Not impossible - Republique pulled in 118k in their final 24 hours - but we still don’t have the star power needed to help us take flight. Anything less than 200k and we’re back where we started, right?

HELL NO! That figure of 200k is just a resource. Our GOAL was to build a community, and we’ve met thousands of new names and faces, we’ve made friends, we’ve made allies, we’ve embraced your suggestions and ideas. We started with silence and can now hear an army of voices saying “Yes! We want to play Skyjacker!” No matter what happens in the next few days - we’ve reached our goal.



To everyone who keeps their pledge until the end of the Kickstarter - no matter what the pledge is, whether or not the Kickstarter succeeds - we’ll give you the SKYJACKER SOUNDTRACK for free ... yep, I said FOR FREE! All current and future tracks.

30 music tracks (mp3, 320kbps, 44.1KHz, Stereo)
Total length 67 min
Downloadable archive size 156 MB

Also, we’ll probably put together a badge for the forums too and come up with other extras in the future. As we’ve said, WE WON'T FORGET OUR FRIENDS! 


If the Kickstarter does succeed, anyone with a pledge of $100 or more will receive an extra bolt-on of their choice. That’s an extra T-SHIRT, 8 GB USB drive, or SKETCHBOOK absolutely free. We can only do this if the Kickstarter pulls through!


We’ve got a surprise for everyone coming soon - this evening we hope, by tomorrow for sure. Get your joysticks ready...



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      Creator DIGITILUS on July 20, 2012

      hehe, Greg, we are ;)) Well, let's see the result. One backer cancelled his 150 in 10 minutes after this update, but dozens of others increased their pledge and we got many new fiends here as well. So we hope on the better. But anyway, you know my formula: never give up! So we will continue to follow this formula.

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      Creator Greg "Scorpio" Myers on July 20, 2012

      You guys continue to amaze with the updates! Very nice incentives and hopefully this will bring in enough pledges to cross the finish line.

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      Creator DIGITILUS on July 20, 2012

      Well, Phil, my opinion: people react onto famous names and good promotion. But sometimes the reality is quite different from this. Promotion and real results - they are different, because promotion is what is PROMISED, while the real result is what IS DONE. That;s why we started our campaign not exposing our promises, but showing our results.
      Crates / Grim Dawn experienced the same trouble 2 years ago - they were infamous newbies in meaning of promotion. 2 years they spent to build their community and their result here in Kickstarter is a perfect evidence of that hard home work, which was done to date. But sure, I agree, would be better don't lose two more years for such "promotion" of the Skyjacker :)) We all need this game to be ready as soonest as possible. So let's try to get it funded here and now :D

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      Creator Phil on July 20, 2012

      I'm really pulling for you guys. I was in on Republique and Starlight: Inception -- both were right down to the wire.

      I just don't understand why people aren't throwing themselves at this. It's a great, great concept.

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      Creator DIGITILUS on July 20, 2012

      Thank you Captain Chris. the Galaxy (yep, use caps lock :)) ) is yours now! Just let us finish its creation :D

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      Creator DIGITILUS on July 20, 2012

      Thank you Robert. Actually we think here now how to launch system of special codes for our current backers to recognize them anywhere anytime later too. As we say here "One old friend is better than two new ones" :) So let's move on. You are in a "family" already. Later we'll decide, how to fix this option for anybody, who is here with us here and now :D

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      Creator Robert V Frazier on July 20, 2012

      Wherever it goes next, you can count on my pledge still being there. I'll give the same amount as a pledge, pre-order, or whatever, wherever Skyjacker pops up next. I want to see it funded, and I want to play the game! I'm in at $65 now, The Settler Edition plus $25 for the USB drive. Now and forever, I am a backer of Skyjacker!

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      Creator Chris Roark on July 20, 2012

      Just went for the CAPTAIN’S EDITION so my brother & I can "Terrorize" the
      I hope we get funded.

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      Creator DIGITILUS on July 20, 2012

      Thank you William. As I said before, we will research Desura next week, when we'll have more time for that. But what is the most important - we won't stop. And if we'll get additional support and contributions, it will be very helpful and will let us do more and better for sure :D We cannot stop and we don't give up!

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      Creator William on July 20, 2012

      Oh also, to everyone else, there's NO reason for someone to pull their funding option if the kickstarter isn't successful. If its not successful, then no one will get charged. So just leave the kickstarter pledge in there and get the free soundtrack, and if we get a miracle maybe it will get funded :)

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      Creator William on July 20, 2012

      After this is over, I'd be willing to do a paypal pre-purchase kinda thing. That way you can get some funding and continue to work on it. I'd suggest similar pricing, $20ish to get the game and the test versions.

      In fact, I think desura supports a setup like that, then you wouldn't have to handle payment and distribution directly.

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      Creator DIGITILUS on July 20, 2012

      Hey Darryl. Our goal is even lower than we really need. But we perfectly understand that it's the highest tier we can expect to get here now. So we do all our best to finish this game. We will continue to work with other sources of financing. We need to update our page there in, in IndieDB, to continue collect pledges there in our Digi.Store, getting free help from everyone who will agree to help. And for sure, we will continue do impossible amount of work personally. And we just need more help here and now :)) So thank you Darryl, for your support :))

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      Creator Darryl Benson on July 20, 2012

      I wish your goal was a little lower so you could meet it. Either way, I'm proud to be a supporter and can't wait to play your game when it releases. Thank you for the soundtrack.

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      Creator DIGITILUS on July 20, 2012

      Yep! We are not greedy, especially for good friends :D And hope you will convince us to order more bolt-ons soon :))

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      Creator Nelson Carter, Negotiator on July 20, 2012

      Wow Cool... Free Music ;)
      And free STUFFS if we succeed... I really hope we can pull this off.
      C'mon people lets kick this!!
      Get on board if your not already and up your pledges if you already are!!

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      Creator Stardrifter on July 20, 2012

      I am sharing this on Facebook and Reddit. You've got my support regardless of how you end up getting funded. Say the word and I'm there.

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      Creator JTD121 on July 20, 2012

      Wow. Those are awesome incentives for backers to increase their pledge! I know, that even if I overdraw (I do have some money coming in, maybe not until after the KS ends, though) I will stay with my pledge! Been thinking damn hard about a bolt-on, though! Keep up the great work, guys!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.)

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.)

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