SKYJACKER - SPACE PIRATE BROADCASTER
Thank you to many of you, we've made some progress on our SKYJACKER campaign, since our last update: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/digitilus/skyjacker-space-combat-sim/. One thing we are trying to achieve is to make sure that all of you are aware and updated on our progress. We do hope that those of you who liked SKYJACKER once, but for some reason have not joined our current Kickstarter campaign, will make it over there soon!
First and foremost, we wanted to start with the prelude to the long anticipated Free Flight that our team has been working on tirelessly night and day. We are very close, so hope you will enjoy it:
We were happy to received an invitation to an interview with Brian Rubin, the chief space officer of SpaceGameJunkie.com several days ago. Brian and Jim (Brian’s co-host) asked our own Alexander Landa many interesting questions that ranged from the assassination missions in SKYJACKER to alien races and other games in bustling space game industry. Hope you will enjoy the podcast here
One of our awesome backers, Antonio had an interesting idea which we think would be great to bring to life. It should help us get many eyes from those who love space games and want to become space pirates, but have not heard about SKYJACKER yet. The idea is called:
INTERNATIONAL SPACE PIRATE BROADCASTER
Antonio’s idea is to build a community website which will translate SKYJACKER’s page on Kickstarter in as many languages as our backer’s community knows. We think it’s a brilliant idea that will allow us showing the our strong international community of space pirates on KS!
Here’s the process:
Step 1 - Get the translations done. BTW our definition of languages in an example: German, French, Russian, Chinese as well as all flavors of English - Australian, British, US, Scottish, Irish, South African… so please show up with all your language knowledge!
Step 2 - Publish the translations on the community site. Once all the translations made by backers, they will be published on the community site.
Step 3 - WE will get one of our creative designers to put the beautiful colors of SKYJACKER universe and show our truly united pirate international community.
We hope you will decide to become a proud space pirate broadcaster member, with the following duties:
- Translate SKYJACKER KS page into a language you know
- Post the translation into shared google doc
- Write small section “I’m a backer of SKYJACKER” where in a language of your choice you will explain why. This is the part where you could say how awesome we are :)
- Assist (occasionally) with answering questions from other International backers.
Each international space pirate broadcaster member will get special reward from team SKYJACKER at the end of our Kickstarter campaign.
So what do I do to sign up? ARGHHH>>>? Simply reply in the comments of this update with a language of your choice (or few if you are multilingual). We will send you personal invitation to join this shared project.
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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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