We are currently planning on delivering episode 1 by winter of 2015. This allows time to deliver additional episodes by winter of 2016.
We'd rather be cautious about the delivery date instead of being late. If we have the game ready before that date, we will absolutely ship it. Believe me, I want this game to get into your hands as soon as possible! I've just seen too many Kickstarter's promise a delivery date they could not keep. Also, depending on how much support there is, we are making between one and three Appisodes worth of content. So the actual production time is shorter for one Appisode, and longer for 3x the content. Lastly, about the team - not everyone is working on the project at the same time or for the duration of the project. Most have or will contribute for smaller periods of time with just a few core people staying on for the duration of the project.
Donating at the $4,000 level is an invitation to be a part of the process and your feedback will be welcomed. You will be welcomed into meetings ( most likely via Skype or Google hangout ), able to view and play any work-in-progress elements, give feedback if you would like, and your name would be featured as 'presented by you' in the game splash screen and credits.
You will also receive all the previous rewards as stated on the campaign page. That said, you are not expected to contribute labor to the project or increase your work load, and your pledge through Kickstarter is a donation.
If you have further questions about this reward tier, feel free to message us!
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