Updated our Journal (15): 1 Day Left! More Add-ons, Sagus Cliffs Set to Music
Hello Forgotten Ones,
28 hours left. We had a strong showing yesterday – over 2500 new backers (hi!) and $150K! Today is going even better – we’re well on track to eclipse yesterday’s totals. A special thanks to Obsidian Entertainment who, in a classy show of solidarity, formally pledged to Torment today, helping us to climb toward their own record. Can we reach $4M and become the most funded video game Kickstarter yet? RPG fans unite!
We'll be sending a brief update tomorrow morning, but with this one you've seen all we have to show. =) Onward to the finale!
Sagus Cliffs Technology Test
Here is a brief video of the Sagus Cliffs screenshot in Unity, accompanied by a new piece of Mark Morgan’s music that he composed for this area. We hope you enjoy!
We have a few last add-ons to announce based upon requests we’ve received.
Wasteland 2 Beta Test Access – $20 – Get in early to try out, and help us tune and polish this soon-to-be classic RPG later this year. (Note that wherever it makes sense, we’ll be adapting the Wasteland 2 systems for use in Torment, so in polishing Wasteland 2, we’re also building a stronger foundation for torment.) Just in case you haven’t seen it yet, you can check out our first look of Wasteland 2 from February. You’ll need to have added-on a copy of Wasteland 2 (either through a Pledge Tier, through an add-on, through the Wasteland 2 Kickstarter, or through the Wasteland 2 Store) to be a Beta Tester.
Wasteland 2 Digital Soundtrack – $8 – You’ve heard a sample of Mark Morgan’s music for Torment. With this add-on you can get the 40 minute soundtrack of Mark's music for Wasteland 2. This add-on will be made available at the same time it is released to Wasteland 2 backers.
Wasteland 2 Digital Concept Art Book – $8 – Wasteland 2 concept art by Andree Wallin, Nils Hamm, and Chang Yuan. This add-on will be made available at the same time it is released to Wasteland 2 backers.
Wasteland 2 Autographed Collector’s Edition – $250 – You will receive a special collector's edition boxed copy of Wasteland 2 (PC, Mac, or Linux; DRM-free) that is SIGNED by key Wasteland 2 developers including Brian Fargo, Chris Avellone, and Colin McComb. The collector’s edition also includes a cloth map, instruction book, digital soundtrack, digital concept art book, a miniature, a faction badge, and beta access to Wasteland® 2. An additional $20 is required for shipping outside of the United States.
Limited Edition Signed Print (Limit one per backer) – $750 – This is the print that's available through the $1K Limited Edition Signed Print Pledge Tier (as well as all higher Tiers). We are happy to announce that your choices for the print will include The Ascension of Kex-Lianish and Dust and Water concepts by Andree Wallin. We expect the size of these pieces to be approximately 32” by 14”. (Other concept art pieces may also be available.) We are still researching our exact print methods but this will be a high quality print. We are looking at possibilities to print it on cotton rag paper, with a parchment paper surface, to create a true art reproduction feel. Unframed.
Stretch Goals Reached
With the flurry of activity yesterday, we surged into the 9th Fathom of the Castoff’s Labyrinth and past the $3.6M Stretch Goal. And about an hour ago, we sailed past the $3.75M Stretch Goal as well. The Hall of Lingering Reflections, deeper companions, companion quests, and a new area accessible through the Castoff’s Labyrinth have all been added!
Next stop is 16 Legacies, the Oasis of Mr’a Jolios, and more Mark Morgan music! Here we come, $4M!
Colin Answers Your Questions
Colin’s flying down to Newport Beach today to attend our closing party tomorrow and so that we can meet over the weekend to start planning Torment’s next steps. But before stepping onto the plane this morning, he took a few minutes to answer some of the questions you’ve posed on UserVoice.
For those who may have missed it, we had a talk with Colin recently and on Tuesday we released his second attempt at an apology for the Complete Book of Elves.
We’ll be streaming live from our closing party tomorrow beginning about 14:30 PDT. You’ll be able to watch on our Twitch channel here. Besides Colin, other special out-of-town guests include Monte Cook and Shanna Germain (Numenera Lead Editor). And some of you!
Just 28 hours left!