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A tiny, naked cosmonaut with a jetpack & laser blaster must revive a dying galaxy by planting one seed at a time. (Mac/PC/Linux/Wii U)
A tiny, naked cosmonaut with a jetpack & laser blaster must revive a dying galaxy by planting one seed at a time. (Mac/PC/Linux)
A tiny, naked cosmonaut with a jetpack & laser blaster must revive a dying galaxy by planting one seed at a time. (Mac/PC/Linux)
1,255 backers pledged $28,696 to help bring this project to life.

Day 21: Magic Window


What an incredible month it's been so far, things have slowed down a bit the past week or so, but it has given some time to work on some of the finer details of the campaign. I also have a couple *huge* announcements to make!

Nintendo WiiU!

I've been in touch with Nintendo of America and am now an approved Nintendo WiiU developer! I have been looking at the process and I am confident to say that the technicalities of getting Cosmochoria on the WiiU is a lot more doable than I originally thought. So much so that I am moving the WiiU stretch goal up to $25,000. I am also going to ensure that PC Gamepad support is now available at launch time... so it is now already included in the base goal! 

This is huge and it basically means if we hit $25,000 in the campaign, I am fast tracking a Nintendo WiiU version of Cosmochoria as my development priority after the fall Steam Launch.

Details of the Nintendo WiiU version will start to come in over the summer once I receive the dev kit and begin testing, but Im already confident I can come up with some cool implementations for the WiiU Gamepad controller. Potentially stuff like easy to access action items (planting, bases, etc) but also perhaps more involved activities so planting a seed isn't just 'holding the plant button down'. :) 

Big things on the horizon! If you know someone who has a WiiU or who might be interested in playing Cosmochoria, spread the word - the sooner we get to $25,000 the sooner we can lock down that WiiU support. :D

Play As..... The Yogscast's Simon!

As a special thanks to Simon & Lewis @ Yogscast for playing the game on their channel, we have created a new Kickstarter reward tier. I have been working with the Yogscast crew to develop a very special playable character for Cosmochoria: Simon

The Yogscast's Simon!
The Yogscast's Simon!

Upgrade your Pledge to the $15 “Yogsnaught” Tier (or anything above) to receive the super secret un-lockable “Simon” character to play as in-game. Secret unlock code will be shared exclusively with members of the Kickstarter (it wont be officially published anywhere, so if you want to keep it a secret, keep it a secret).

No pants makes for sleeker space travels.
No pants makes for sleeker space travels.

The T-Shirts

Here we go! I've gone to the ends of the earth and back to make sure we can have some of the coolest shirts known to woman or man. The shirts are printed via direct-to-garment methods, so it's not silkscreen, but the end results are truly breathtaking. Here's a video showing an example of the process & results (this isn't the company we're going through but they use similar methods).  

Backers of the $60 reward tier will get a Cosmochoria shirt in their choice of colour. (I'll send a survey at the end of the campaign getting your size & colour). I'll be using 7.2oz 100% Ringspun Cotton Fine Jersey from American Apparel. Check this page for the shirt colour options and size specs to make sure you match up your body measurements to your preferred size.

Available Colors!
Available Colors!

If you want to add a shirt onto your pledge, you can either change your pledge to the $60 tier, or just increase your pledge by $50 (includes shipping to Canada, add $20 otherwise) and leave the reward tier the same. I'll send a survey at the end to determine what kind of shirt you want, your shipping address, etc.

This shirt design will be available to Kickstarter backers only, so once the campaign is done, you wont be able to get them again!

Click here to view specific info on the style of shirts themselves.

Become a Character!

For pledging at the brand new 'Cartoon Me' tier ($40), or adding $30 to your existing pledge, I will draw a customized Cosmonaut for you in the same style as the game. I'll provide you the high resolution artwork ready for printing or any other purpose you desire as you have full rights to use it for whatever you like (company logo, twitter avatar, etc). The character will look similar to the style I used for Cosmo and Simon, but with features personalized for YOU!

I've also changed the price of the 'Narcissism Runs Deep' tier from $1000 to $400. For the first 10 pledgers of $400, you have a chance to work with me to develop a special "Cosmochoria" character of yourself that will appear in the actual game, similar to what I did with the Simon character above! It will be findable / unlockable via a means we decide together (cheat code, discoverable in the galaxy, purchasable as a costume, etc.) You will also be able to choose a small super power that your character has (within reason and my coding capabilities).

That's it for this update. Wow, that was a lot of stuff. :) Thanks for everything, buds!


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    1. Creator Nate Schmold on April 17, 2014

      @Dave haha thats so good to hear, man! I have to admit, I'm trying my very best to bring some value to this experience. :) Glad you like all those goodies. :)

    2. Creator Dave Lister on April 17, 2014

      It's so tempting to give you all my money with these updates you release, having your own character in a game would be awesome! And the .gif of Simon in space was so pretty :o I absolutely love the T-shirt design, too! :3

    3. Creator Nate Schmold on April 16, 2014

      @Quinn Wageman:

      Nice I'm with you there dude! Can't wait to start testing with the dev kit with my son on the couch :D

    4. Creator Quinn Wageman on April 16, 2014

      AWESOME! Gotta hit that $25k goal. WiiU is on Santa's list for my daughter this year, so this'll be a great one for us to play together . Can't wait!

    5. Creator Nate Schmold on April 16, 2014

      @Giggins, so pleased to have tickled your fun bone on that one. It's just oddly comforting to destroy herds of aliens with Simon's laser blaster. :) Thanks for upping your pledge!

    6. Creator Giggins on April 16, 2014

      Upped my pledge to the new Yogsnaught tier! Really love the new developments as I'm a huge yogscast fan and it's how I came across this amazing game :)

    7. Creator Nate Schmold on April 16, 2014

      @John - you rock, Don't worry the collector tier is going to be shown soon - it's taking a little longer than i hoped to get the prototype package together, but I'm hoping to have it soon. End of next week at the very latest. It will keep you cozy. :) Or at least your finger..... (you'll see :) )

      @Matthew - :D Cant wait to start getting the crazy color combos you guys want. :)

      @Tracey - it pleases me too. :) I think Cosmochoria and the WiiU are a good fit.

    8. Creator John Berry on April 16, 2014

      For this amount of info, I'm glad I backed at the Collector tier. Good luck in your endeavors, Just wish I had more money to throw around this month, I'd be all about that T-Shirt.

    9. Creator Matthew on April 16, 2014

      Hooray for clothes! Thanks, Nate.

    10. Creator Tracey Craig on April 16, 2014

      This will please the Wii U owners.

    11. Creator Nate Schmold on April 16, 2014

      @James, thanks for the advice and inspiration man. :) I kicked it into high gear to get this stuff worked out, now time to tell the world. :D

    12. Creator James Guy on April 16, 2014

      That's how you do an update! Upping my pledge. Fingers crossed you can hit 25k!