Black Friday Deals
Well fellow Limit Theorists, Black Friday has finally rolled around. In celebration of both the day as well as our extraordinary performance so far - 40% at the time of writing - I'd like to present to you a few new tiers that you all have been requesting.
A significant number of LT backers have expressed interest in acquiring access to the BETA at a lower price, possibly circumventing the "Hitchhiker's" equipment in order to do so. In the spirit of the day, I am offering the Black Friday BETA, a discounted BETA access tier. At this tier, you will forego the maps and guides, but will still have a copy of the game, a digital download of the soundtrack, and access to the closed BETA. In my opinion, it's a pretty awesome deal!
I've decided not to offer a lower tier for the prototypes, as that's still something that I'd like to keep relatively exclusive, especially considering the fact that the release of the prototype is rapidly approaching. I hope you'll be satisfied with BETA access!
In addition, I've had several requests for a double-download digital tier. I didn't include such a thing in the initial launch, because I was skeptical that anyone would want it. But, since people have expressed interest, I will present to you the Black Friday BuddyPack, a double-download tier at the price of two early birds!
Here's a summary of the two new Black Friday tiers:
$30 ~ Black Friday BuddyPack
Give the gift of infinity this holiday season, and treat your friend to a limitless expanse of open space to explore! Includes TWO digital, DRM-free copies of Limit Theory.
$45 ~ Black Friday BETA
Yeah, you're hardcore. You like making your own way. You don't need maps or guides to navigate the infinite universe. But what you DO need is early access. With a BETA key in hand, you'll be fighting, trading, negotiating, and dominating, well before the public gets to do so. Of course, you'll also get a download of the game, as well as a digital download of the full soundtrack.
If you have more suggestions for Black Friday deals that you'd like to see, speak up, and let your voice be heard!
Stretch Goal Voting
As you are probably aware, the first stretch goal has already been announced at $75K and will include an in-game ship and station editor so that you can actually build your ships and stations from scratch. What you may not know, however, is that we've already started discussing what kinds of goals people would like to see beyond this on the forums. To weigh in, please visit http://forums.ltheory.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=21 and vote! Note that you don't have to be a registered forum member to vote, so it's really no hassle at all and will only take you a few seconds!
If you're interested, LT has already found its way into several media streams, despite the fact that I have not actively reached out to any media yet! Either we have really, really enthusiastic supporters who are doing the PR work for me, or LT is just infectious...or both! ;)
I'm not really sure what that last one has to say but...looks good? If you find anything else, let me know, I'm interested to see where Limit Theory pops up!
I'm no pro at social media, but I'm pretty sure that Reddit is a great way to get the word out about cool things. One of our loyal backers posted Limit Theory on Reddit, and I encourage you to up-vote it if you have an account!
It'll just get that many more eyes on LT, hence, that much more of a chance that you'll get that ship/station editor.
I've been absolutely stunned at the progress we've made so far. You guys are awesome, and I think it's pretty clear that my dream is going to be coming true. Wow. Thank you so, so much. I can't wait to put Limit Theory in your hands :)
I also can't wait to put more development content updates in your hands, which, rest assured, will be happening early next week as soon as I get back to school where I have my main development machine!
Thanks and keep spreading the Limit Theory Love!
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(EARLY-BIRD SPECIAL) THE GAME . Get a downloadable, DRM-free copy of the game so that you can hop into your ship and start exploring the endless universe(s) the day it comes out.Estimated delivery:
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THE GAME . Get a downloadable, DRM-free copy of the game so that you can hop into your ship and start exploring the endless universe(s) the day it comes out.Estimated delivery:
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THE SOUNDTRACK, THE BOOK + ALL PREVIOUS TIERS . Download the maximum-quality version of the Limit Theory Original Soundtrack, as well as a digital copy of "Architecture of a Universe," the making-of book with development shots, commentary, and details concerning the technical magic that makes Limit Theory possible.Estimated delivery:
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BLACK FRIDAY BUDDYPACK . Give the gift of infinity this holiday season, and treat your friend to a limitless expanse of open space to explore! Includes TWO digital, DRM-free copies of Limit Theory. *** PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A SPECIAL TIER, AND HIGHER REWARD TIERS DO NOT INCLUDE IT! ***Estimated delivery:
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THE HITCHHIKER'S MAPS + ALL PREVIOUS TIERS . The universes of Limit Theory are big. Infinitely so. If you're going to make your way around, it sure would be nice to have a map. The Hitchhiker's Map will give you information concerning the starting regions of a handful of different universes. You'll see planets, space stations, asteroid fields, jump gates, jump holes, and more.Estimated delivery:
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BLACK FRIDAY BETA . Yeah, you're hardcore. You like making your own way. You don't need maps or guides to navigate the infinite universe. But what you DO need is early access. With a BETA key in hand, you'll be fighting, trading, negotiating, and dominating, well before the public gets to do so. Of course, you'll also get a download of the game, as well as a digital download of the full soundtrack. *** PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A SPECIAL TIER, AND HIGHER REWARD TIERS DO NOT INCLUDE IT! ***Estimated delivery:
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THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDES + ALL PREVIOUS TIERS . Maps are good, but insider information is even better. Many Bothans died to bring you this detailed information. The Hitchhiker's Guide, much like the Hitchhiker's Map, will give you a wealth of information concerning a handful of universes. Unlike the maps, however, these guides will include detailed planetary economic data, planetary point-of-interest data (including goods bought/sold, ships manufactured, etc), locations of rich ore fields, optimal trade routes, faction dispositions, and more.Estimated delivery:
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THE BETA + ALL PREVIOUS TIERS . Be the first to explore the infinite expanse of the Limit Theory universe(s). You'll get access to a closed BETA well before the game's official release. Voice your opinion, and you may just have a significant impact on the game!Estimated delivery:
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THE PROTOTYPE(S) + ALL PREVIOUS TIERS . If you can't wait long enough for the BETA, that's okay...because at this tier, you'll receive exclusive access to a PRE-ALPHA combat prototype/playable demo, coming in early 2013. You'll be among the first players in the world to experience the epic fleet combat of Limit Theory! You'll also get the chance to provide me with feedback, so if you don't like something, you'll be in a good position to get it changed long before release.Estimated delivery:
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THE DISCS + ALL PREVIOUS TIERS . Get your hands on a shiny new copy of both the game and the soundtrack on custom CDs. These are only available through this Kickstarter offer, so your CDs will be truly limited-edition!Estimated delivery:Add $10 USD to ship outside the US
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THE BOX, THE CREDITS + ALL PREVIOUS TIERS . Not only will you get a physical copy of the game and soundtrack, but also a custom physical game box, adorned with beautiful Limit Theory artwork. But that's not all. Open up that box, shove that CD in the drive, run the game and click "credits"...and what do you know? There you are. Your name, immortalized in Limit Theory history under "supporters."Estimated delivery:Add $20 USD to ship outside the US
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THE MAP, THE SIGNATURES + ALL PREVIOUS TIERS . Included in your physical Limit Theory box, you will find a physical map of Universe 3827, the default starting universe for new players (of course, since the universe is infinite, the map cannot be complete!) While other players wander around in the (metaphorical) dark, you'll be whipping across systems, doing business as you please without ever having to wonder where you are. Note that this map will show at least twice as much as the Hitchhiker's Map version! Moreover, you will also find that both the map and box have been signed by me!Estimated delivery:Add $20 USD to ship outside the US
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THE SHIRT + ALL PREVIOUS TIERS . CDs and boxes and maps are all good and well...but when you want to show off your support in a flashier, more stylish way, you're going to need a shirt. Not just any shirt, though. You're going to need something that says "hey, I'm all about unbounded space exploration, and that's why you should come over here and talk to me." How better to do so than by having a little slice of an infinite universe slathered across your chest?Estimated delivery:Add $20 USD to ship outside the US
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THE POSTER, THE SIGNATURE + ALL PREVIOUS TIERS . Ok, so your chest is covered, your disc drive is full, your box shelf is boxed, and your map shelf is mapped. But what about your wall? It's probably feeling a little left out in the cold. But you can fix that. How about adorning it with a large, signed, numbered Limit Theory poster, printed on high-quality, glossy poster paper?Estimated delivery:Add $20 USD to ship outside the US
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??? TOP-SECRET SCHEMATICS ??? + ALL PREVIOUS TIERS . Get your hands on an ORIGINAL, ONE-OF-A-KIND "idea sheet" from the development process, signed and dated by me. I write down all of my best ideas regarding technical features as soon as they come to me. You will receive a laminated, one-of-a-kind element from this set of notes! Unfortunately, I only have a limited number of grand ideas...lucky for you, that means you'll own a truly-unique piece of LT history (and possibly have the blueprints of a technological aspect of the game that has not been publicly disclosed)!Estimated delivery:Add $20 USD to ship outside the US
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THE PHYSICAL BOOK + ALL PREVIOUS TIERS . Get a printed, hardcover, limited edition copy of "Architecture of a Universe," signed and numbered by me, including a personal message of thanks. The book will be of the utmost quality, printed on high-grade, premium paper with a hardcover. It will also include extra content not found in the downloadable version, most likely in the form of extra details concerning the magical secrets behind Limit Theory technology!Estimated delivery:Add $30 USD to ship outside the US
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THE CUSTOM VERSION + ALL PREVIOUS TIERS . I will write a CUSTOM VERSION of Limit Theory just for you! In it, I will include a small-to-medium feature of your request that did not appear in the publicly-released version. I will be willing to extend the code by a few thousand lines for your personal edition, which will result in a cool new feature for you and only you to play with!Estimated delivery:Add $30 USD to ship outside the US
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THE ELDER COUNCIL + ALL PREVIOUS TIERS EXCLUDING CUSTOM VERSION . Gain membership to the Limit Theory Elder Council, a VIP group of high-tier backers that will be given special privileges, including regular interaction and meetings with me, as well as exclusive content updates that will not be released to the general public. :: Please see the REWARDS section to the left for more information!Estimated delivery:Add $30 USD to ship outside the US
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