Update #12 - New Tier, Add-Ons, gameplay video, reward preview, more!
We have so much to cover today, we need to include an index. We just have a few short days remaining, and would love to get as close to our stretch goals as possible.
- New tier
- Add-on pledges
- Gameplay preview
- Backer rewards
- DRM Free
- Live stream
- Dog Gif
First, a new tier! We’re adding a new $25 tier, that includes a Kickstarter exclusive new hat & staff for Scout! This will apply to the new $25 tier and above. When you start a new game, you will be able to select these items for a different look for Scout.
We’ve had a few requests for the ability to get a 2nd key for the game*. We’ve decided to bite off the management of that on our side. It’s a bit more paperwork, but we think it’s a good idea regardless. So, you can get a 2nd copy at a discount. If we hit the PS4 version, you can use it for that. If not, you can gift it to a friend to get them in on early access. The 2nd copy will be completely eligible for the backer beta. We’ve whipped up this graphic to explain how to do it:
- $15 - An extra copy of the game
- $20 - An extra copy with the exclusive hat & staff
- $30 - An extra copy with ALL the Kickstarter exclusive items: Hat, Staff, Backpack, Dog, & Raft
*Did you already pledge on PayPal for a 2nd copy? Send us a message via Kickstarter & we'll sort out how to handle it.
Damian has been working on a video & blog post to help explain the gameplay that occurs when you’re exploring and predators are about. We’ve not talked about this much yet, but we wanted to give you an idea about the types of interactions you can have, and how you might use your wits & tools to deal with wild animals. Check out the video, which is taken from a simplified 2D test that we’ve been using to prove out gameplay:
We held off on working on the backer rewards until we knew we’d need them. Well, thanks to you all, we do! So here’s a preview of a couple of the rewards that Sinc has been working on. Right now, these are sketches, but give you an idea about what’s to come. This is the art print (the the $250 tier) and t-shirt:
We’re going to be making these as high quality silk screens, as we’re sticklers for high quality stuff and prefer that sort of handmade look and feel.
DRM Free Announcement!
We’ve got one that we’ve been asked about a bit. DRM free! We’re planning on focusing on Steam initially, but have cleared for release via Humble, and will be offering a DRM free version at final release. We plan on using GoG as well, but can't be 100% certain until much closer to release.
We’re planning on a countdown live stream for our final hours, on Thursday night. We’ll be streaming a campfire as we cook up some survival foods as we count down to the end. Former Irrational Games producer Adrian Murphy has generously donated the use of his yard for this endeavor. If you have any suggestions for weird survival stuff you want us to try eating, let us know. We aren’t going to promise we’ll ingest everything suggested, but we’ll give it a shot.
As promised, we’ve not inundated you all with dog pics, but for this, most likely our penultimate update, We present you Forrest’s 2 dogs, in a state of extreme cuteness. Ruby licking Lou’s head clean, which happens after every walk in the rain.
So that’s all for today! It’s been a long update, as we’ve been stacking up various last minute bits. Thanks so much for the support, and keep making noise on our behalf for the next couple days. We’re almost to the end of the campaign, and can’t wait to see exactly what we’re making for you all.
-Forrest & the team