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CA$ 182,781
pledged of CA$ 450,000pledged of CA$ 450,000 goal
4,616
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, February 20 2016 4:50 AM UTC +00:00

Campaign Intermission Imminent...

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Greetings all!

On behalf of everyone here at iDGi, THANK-YOU for your awesome support, encouragement and hard work spreading the word on our crowdfunding efforts so far!

We’ve learned a lot over the past few weeks, and gathered over 4400 of you who believe in what we’re trying to do with The Tower. We weren’t successful on Kickstarter, but this isn’t the end of the road. We’ve always said that no matter what this is a game that is going to get made, and that still holds true.

The Radical Plan?

So, what is our radical plan to save this campaign? Well - we were hoping to completely blow the lid open on the entire plan today, but unfortunately we aren’t allowed to just yet. The official announcement will be coming in a press release next week, but the gist is simple: The moment that the clock runs out here, this crowdfunding campaign will officially enter an intermission period. We have found a way to resume this campaign in just a few weeks’ time outside of Kickstarter or PayPal. You were the first supporters of The Tower, and as a special thank you we’ve got a bit of an extra treat.

Pledge now, you are eligible to become a SUPER BACKER...

Each and every one of you who has pledged at the Consortium Initiate level or higher on Kickstarter will not only be able to keep your pledge and rewards when the intermission period ends, but will eligible to become a SUPER BACKER with us.

What’s a Super Backer? It means that in the future all games released by iDGi in the Consortium Universe will be free for you. Forever. This will apply to all pledges made up until the ending of our Kickstarter campaign, so if you’re sitting at the $5.00 pledge, or on the fence about pledging, you’ve only got a limited time to take advantage of this. There will be some more information next week on how this will work from a technical standpoint.

We realize it may seem strange to back a campaign that isn’t going to succeed, but all will be revealed next week.

It's community time!

In the meantime, a new public forum is about to be launched for The Tower, and Consortium in general, and we invite you all to join us there! It’ll be a good place to interact with the developers, and help us build the Consortium Community. We also have some Twitch streaming plans in the works for the near future, including some playthroughs of classic games, or even potentially going head to head with the iDGi developers!.

If you have any questions or thoughts, we will do our best to answer, but keep in mind that we can only say so much right now. 

We are really just getting started here...onwards and forwards!!

Sincerely,

- iDGi and The Tower team

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    1. Matt Nolan on

      Ready to Super-Back when that is available. :D

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      Mark Tyner on

      I'll follow you guys wherever you decide to take this!

    3. Blacksmith on

      Don´t give up. I want this game.
      I will be a Superbacker!

    4. Michael Duke on

      I'm still here for you all. :)

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      Null on

      I just found this a few hours ago and was really sad to see it only had a little longer left and a long ways to go, so I'm very happy to hear you have a contingency plan. Best of luck to you, and we all look forward to hearing coming news on this.

    6. Anaxphone
      Superbacker
      on

      I bumped my pledge up, for what good it did. I wanted to see where this game would go.

      Hopefully this other plan will work out.

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      Ike on

      Happy to back the game, and glad to see you have contingency plans waiting in the wings.

    8. Michael D Peters on

      Just let us know where to send the money. Congrats on that thing you can't talk about just yet!

    9. Paul Ashour on

      Well, congratulations on whatever it is that you've managed to cook up! I'm excited to hear what it is, and am eagerly awaiting how else backers can help the game succeed

    10. Shaz on

      I will definitely follow. I want this game (and any future ones!) to succeed. Loved the first game and have been eagerly awaiting the continuation of the story. See you after intermission!

    11. Daniel Saner on

      So glad to read that you'll be continuing to push for completion of this project. It's been quite a while since I've been this excited about an unreleased game. And the Super Backer status is Super Generous =) although I assume I'd still be inclined to support you in any of your future projects.

      Best of luck in the next phase, see you on the other side =)

    12. John Getty on

      I'm honestly surprised this didn't succeed. It sounds like such a cool idea. Very Deus Ex-ish. Good luck with development! Hope you guys do well without the funds!

    13. tarasis on

      Cheers IDGi I'm happy to be wrong :)

    14. Dawn_
      Superbacker
      on

      They're planning a bank robbery..it's a given they can't spoil their plan.

    15. Interdimensional Games Inc 3-time creator on

      Helena: We were really hoping to be able to say more as well! We've said as much as we're able to right now. :-)

    16. Helena on

      That's a shame; I was hoping to hear more about the new plan today. I'm guessing you've found some kind of external funding. Either way, your 'super backer' offer seems extremely generous! Good luck with wherever the campaign goes from here.

    17. Zachary Miller on

      Keep it up guys, I'll just have to wait longer for this =]

    18. Interdimensional Games Inc 3-time creator on

      PayPal backers! Don't worry, you are being treated precisely like the backers here. You are also eligible for Super Backer status....

    19. Sonia Tortajada on

      i'll be waiting for the new notice. My pledge will be on

    20. Interdimensional Games Inc 3-time creator on

      All those details will be revealed next week. For now you don't need to do anything at all, just sit tight with your pledge - let the clock run out - and wait for word from us.

      "Once the campaign ends and is not successful, I don't actually have a pledge anymore" is not entirely true. You are still in the KS system as being at a certain pledge tier, and we will be able to contact you in order to give further instructions.

    21. Eric Leslie on

      You've got my support either way, to be clear. Consortium was a game full of really cool ideas that I want to help promote future iterations on.

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      Randy Pollestad on

      Just curious how my pledge will supposedly carry over to somewhere else. Once the campaign ends and is not successful, I don't actually have a pledge anymore. Then you mention you're doing something outside of Kickstarter and PayPal.

      Can you shed on light on what I'll need to do as a backer to keep my pledge going?

    23. Interdimensional Games Inc 3-time creator on

      Tarasis: No - no money will be ever be charged here on Kickstarter. The pledges at this point are just about the intention of you folks, and will enable your ability to become a Super Backer....

    24. Interdimensional Games Inc 3-time creator on

      Eric: Wanted to add: IF we had to crowdfund again, we would most definitely include custom rewards only for Super Backers that include something awesome other than a copy of the game.

    25. Interdimensional Games Inc 3-time creator on

      The new forum will be announced here among other places, yep! Should have it online in just a few days.

    26. Interdimensional Games Inc 3-time creator on

      Eric: It's really simple. The Super Backer concept is just a reward for folks that continue to support us when the intermission ends and the campaign resumes. There are no such guarantees in life, but we all *intend* to make Consortium games for many years to come. We *intend* to make sure that The Tower is far more successful than the first Consortium on every level so that we won't *need* to crowdfund again. So if lady luck is on our side and we are able to follow through on our intentions, Super Backers will never have to pay for a Consortium game ever again!

      But yes, sure, that's true. There's no guarantee that we won't need to crowdfund again in the future. Super Backers could still *choose* to back us again if they wanted to help us make something into reality, they just won't *have* to in order to get access to any Consortium game should they be released, for all time.

    27. tarasis on

      Hmm glad there is still a way forward. Sounds to me that Kickstarter might be shaking things up and introducing an option similar to IndieGoGo where they can get money regardless of of reaching their desired goal. �

    28. Amarand Agasi on

      Where will the new forum be announced? Here? I'm excited for Super Backer!

    29. Howard Kistler
      Superbacker
      on

      Sounds like an interesting solution. Roll on Super Backer elevation!

    30. Eric Leslie on

      I liked Consortium a lot and was happy to back the tower, and I'll be keeping my pledge.

      Buuuuuut....

      The notion of promising future free games to people when the funding of *this* game is still in question is not enticing, it's worrying. How do those future games get funded? We've supported two projects so far, why would we assume the next one will go through *without* our support so we can end up getting it for free?

      I hope this plan makes a lot more sense in detail than it does in abstract.

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      Gregory Marvesley on

      I just wanted to say im really glad to see that this project isnt going to die because of a failed kickstarter, and wow the super backer reward is a completely awesome deal.

    32. Interdimensional Games Inc 3-time creator on

      Loren: yes, you are an Early Backer to us which does indeed carry that promotion as you said. You would just have to prove your Consortium Game One backer status when the campaign ends and you will become an Early Super Backer. ;-)

    33. Korin on

      I will stay tuned to every information that will show up here. Best wishes for your team, let's make this a memorable moment!

    34. Loren the GM on

      So, as a prior backer who came over from the previous game's campaign because our pledges would be bumped up a tier, since I am pledged at the $5 but should be bumped to the Initiate level, does the super backer status extend as well?

    35. Squishy on

      While it is sad the Kickstarter failed, things are still looking good in a way :) *thumbs up*

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      Thomas on

      Hope for the best! Will support you no matter what!

    37. Stephan Hammes on

      So, this will be the last game in the Consortium Universe? :P
      Next game is in the Donsortium Universe, right? :D

    38. Interdimensional Games Inc 3-time creator on

      Artyom, as I mentioned we really can't say more just yet, unfortunately! But no. ;-)

    39. Xavi P.
      Superbacker
      on

      Wow, that sounds great!

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      Artyom Alexeyenk0 on

      Can you at least give hints as two what this is?
      Does this secret plan involve a party, whose name ends with "ublisher"? Or is its name ends with "vestor"?