Technology Demo, New Rewards, & Developer Updates
Stretch Goal Technology Demo
As mentioned in many of our previous updates, our ultimate goal is to create this game on an entirely new engine with new art assets. Should we not reach our stretch goal, this will still be our ultimate goal, albeit a more far-fetched one. If we do reach the stretch goal of $250,000 however, what you see in this technology demo will become far more than just a dream.
Responding to input, we have made the following changes to our reward tiers:
- Founder Coins with every pledge from $100 (dollar value times ten)
- Digital copy of soundtrack added to every pledge from $55
- Addition of Digital Tiers
Many of our community members have asked for digital tier options, and we have added the following tiers:
Pledge $60 or more:
● DIGITAL ONLY: This tier includes no physical rewards! ● You will receive TWO ADDITIONAL MONTHS of PREMIUM GAMEPLAY (total 3 including previous tiers), ADDITIONAL 600 FOUNDER COINS (Total 1,200 Coins), your name in the official game credits (the same credits the developers are in!), and special access to EXCLUSIVE FACTION EMBLEM components, allowing you to create unique faction emblems not available to normal accounts. You will also receive five sets of in-game STARTER GEAR which you can keep for yourself or give to your friends to help gain some footing in the large game universe. ● Includes all the above rewards (except limited tiers) ●
Pledge $75 or more:
● DIGITAL ONLY: This tier includes no physical rewards! ● You will receive an ADDITIONAL 750 FOUNDER COINS (Total 1,500 Coins), a BRONZE icon next to your name in the in-game chat with a special forum name color and title to go with it, and your name will be shown in the game universe on the "Revolutionary Wall" in the hub of NYC - Brooklyn. ● Includes all the above rewards (except limited tiers) ●
Pledge $110 or more:
● DIGITAL ONLY: This tier includes no physical rewards! ● You will receive an ADDITIONAL 1,100 FOUNDER COINS (Total 2,200 Coins) and a KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE WEAPON that does not decay and drops to storage on death. You will also receive some more exclusive faction emblem components. ● Includes all the above rewards (except limited tiers) ●
Pledge $500 or more:
● DIGITAL ONLY: This tier includes no physical rewards! ● You will receive an ADDITIONAL 5,000 FOUNDER COINS (Total 10,000 Coins). You will also receive a special STATUE designed to look like your player character in an in-game hall of fame. This special statue will show your character's name so that all can know of how you helped found Face of Mankind: Fall of the Dominion. ● Includes all the above rewards (except limited tiers) ●
These special coins will be usable in the in-game Marketplace once we have released it. Their use is explained in full a little later in the update, so we will only detail the prices here. If you are interested in adding these to your pledge, simply increase your pledge amount by the price of the pack you are interested in.
- $10 - 1,000 Founder Coins
- $25 - 3,000 Founder Coins
- $50 - 7,000 Founder Coins
- $100 - 15,500 Founder Coins
- $150 - 25,000 Founder Coins
- $300 - 60,000 Founder Coins
A number of people have asked for a clarification on what "Premium Gameplay" is. At the core, we are running a free-to-play game with an optional premium subscription that expands gameplay and offers additional conveniences and features. As a further explanation of this, we will list a few of the premium perks that we are considering:
- Unique character gear Enhanced cloning speed
- Exclusive upper tier apartments
- More production slots
- Longer market offer and auction durations
- Additional item storage slots
- Longer skill queue
- Additional faction features, such as your own headquarters for your members
- Access to premium-only items
- Advanced mining tool
- Unique in-game and website identifiers for your account
- Discounts in the Marketplace (described below)
- ... and more!
In addition to the optional premium content, players may also purchase gear and other goods from the marketplace. The gear available in the marketplace is usually unique, meaning it may not be offered elsewhere in the game. Premium players may be offered a discount on purchases, and items in the marketplace are giftable to other players.
For those of you with Founder Coins, these will be usable in this special marketplace and will have much more value than normal coins purchased after the game is released.
Here are some examples of items that may be available:
- Rare augmentations
- Character gear
- Exclusive weapon and armor skins
- Additional faction features and benefits
- Name changes
- Premium gameplay time
- Cool cosmetic items
- Special item schematics
- … and more!
As a means of better communicating with our backers, we have set up a public IRC channel that all may utilize. To access it, just visit http://chat.faceofmankind.com/ or use the IRC details below. We will be visiting the channel to talk to our backers periodically, so come meet us and check it out!