Here's a video update about the success of the Kickstarter and what to expect now.
Here's a quick summary:
- We reached all of our stretch goals
- It will be a few months before development starts because we're getting a house and everyone has to move
- I'm starting to work on the rewards, but don't expect everything right away
- People that missed the Kickstarter can still pledge money through Paypal.
I have some very exciting news! If we can get over $50,000 pledged, there will be a documentary made about the development of the game. It will be made by Nicholas Kleczewski, who has already made 7 feature length documentaries and won several awards, including the Audience and Grand Jury Awards for Best Documentary in Slamdance at the Sundance FIlm Festival. Please help to ensure our pledges exceed $50,000 so that this can happen! And if possible, let's try and get more than that so that the quality can be better.
Nick has insisted that the documentary will be an honest portrayal of what happens during development. If everything goes to hell, you'll see it happen. You will see both our failures and successes. And I can already tell you that there will be many failures along the way because making a game is no easy task.
The documentary will be released in episodes at least once a month. People that pledge $30 will also receive extra clips along with the monthly episodes. These clips could be anything from expanded moments from the episodes or just goofy little things that happen along the way.
In order to motivate more pledges, I've decreased the $25 pledge to $15 and included the documentary, so you get the game, the video series, and private forum access. That's a great deal! I also decreased the $35 pledge to $30 and included an HD download of the documentary with extras. Of course, you'll only get the documentary in those rewards if we get over $50,000.
We also may be interested in releasing a DVD and Blu-ray of the documentary if there is enough interest. Currently the documentary is only planned as monthly episodes, but Nick has expressed interest in turning it into a feature length documentary. We'll have to see how it all turns out.
Yay!!! We reached our goal of $10,000. Thank you to everyone that pledged. :) We promise we will not let you down.
Now the fun begins... here are some additional things we can add to the game with some extra money.
$20,000 - Time Attack, Leader Boards, Achievements
We'll add a time attack mode that will allow you to replay levels as fast as you can. This will also include leader boards that will show your top time for each character. We'll also add an achievement system to the game and when possible, we'll integrate it with whatever platform you're playing on.
$30,000 - Translation into multiple languages
We will translate all of the text in the game into French, Italian, German, and Spanish. We may also consider doing other languages.
$40,000 - Eve VII playable plus additional levels
Eve VII, piloted by Frederick, will be playable and fully integrated into the main story. This means there will also be a complete world (5 levels) added to the main game that will be based on the world Frederick comes from. This world will include unique enemies and a boss. If Eve VII is added, there will be 9 worlds total. If not, there will be 8. This also means there will be additional music tracks and cut scenes in the game.
We'll add more stretch goals if it seems likely that the campaign will make more than $40,000.