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Pathfinder: Kingmaker is an isometric single-player RPG based on the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Kingmaker Adventure Path.
Pathfinder: Kingmaker is an isometric single-player RPG based on the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Kingmaker Adventure Path.
Pathfinder: Kingmaker is an isometric single-player RPG based on the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Kingmaker Adventure Path.
18,351 backers pledged $909,057 to help bring this project to life.

We did it together!

Posted by Oleg
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After 35 days of the most intensive ride in our life, 18,508 backers (157 from backer portal), over 4,000 comments, and a final total of $918,313 (plus $9,256 from PayPal), the Kickstarter campaign for Pathfinder: Kingmaker has come to an end!

Simply saying that we are grateful would me a massive understatement. We're not gonna lie - of course preparing for our campaign felt exciting, but the very idea can also be rather scary! You can never be completely sure whether or not people will like your idea. Will people be as passionate about a Pathfinder cRPG as we are? Will we have enough time and reach to gain credibility? All these concerns made us very nervous. When we clicked the "Publish" button on Kickstarter it was a leap of faith.

You filled us with a new level of motivation. Every single day of the Kickstarter campaign your enthusiasm and support has reassured us and given us hope. You have eradicated all doubt - we know for sure that our ideas are appreciated. It's like learning that you are not alone in the universe. :)

And all your comments and feedback - we feel extremely excited to read and collaborate on what you share with us. That was one of the main dreams of the entire campaign - to bring the future community of fans into the heart of the development process.

By any measure, you helped us exceed our expectations and we are grateful beyond limits to you for you present us with chance to spend a magic year developing the game we dreamed of! 


Everybody loves statistics!

And we've got some!


New social rewards

During the last day rush you were absolutely awesome in spreading the word about our campaign. Special thanks to:

 - praguepride - your ability to knock the door is really amazing!
 - Morris - for your great help constantly compiling all the information from reddit, our stream, the FAQ - absolutely everything - and keeping it up to date for all our users to see!

But our thanks also go out to each and everyone of you. Over the course of this campaign we have met so many wonderful, helpful, enthusiastic people and we are truly blessed to be supported by you all!

We have reached new social achievements!


We gained 12 social achievements so far:


which means you unlocked the following rewards:

 - New soundtrack in the city tavern
 - Extra portrait for the main character
 - Small faerie dragon as a non-combat pet

Let us know what you would like to hear and see as a portrait in the game related to these rewards. We can't guarantee that we will use something as direct reference - there might be legal issues or collisions with the Pathfinder world consistency. But we will definitely use your ideas for inspiration.


What's Next?

Now comes the best part - we have to complete the game! We had a strong vision, an experienced team and great support from Paizo. Now with your endorsement, the last part of the puzzle is put in place. We feel a lot of responsibility to both deliver on our vision and satisfy your expectations. That won't be easy but with your help we believe nothing can stop us.
Some of you asked if there will be any delays to our planned release, now that we've knocked out all those stretch goals. Fear not! We are going to involve some new people in the coming months to be able to implement new features and content and and do the best to keep the deadline intact.


Alpha tests

We will strive to start alpha tests as soon as possible. As inevitably as Fall comes, those of you who have access to the alpha test stage will receive an invitation to share your thoughts with us about our early version. If you're a Mac or Linux player, please understand what there won't be enough time to release an alpha client for your version.


Backer portal 


For those of you how wanted to support us, but didn't have a chance, we will also continue to raise money on our own portal. Right now not all tiers are represented - we are going to complete our tier list and add limited tiers on the portal in several days after the Kickstarter campaign will be over. Our preorder page accepts PayPal and other means of payment. We will continue to add new stretch goals as we can. Please be aware that reward prices will be changed after the Kickstarter campaign ends. 

Pretty soon all backers will be able to manage their pledges on our portal. You will get an e-mail with a link to the Pathfinder: Kingmaker backer portal and all required instructions. On the site, you will be able to confirm your pledge and customize your options, like shirt sizes, for any reward you have chosen.

Of course, we will continue to openly post about development, as we do during the campaign. And if you want to stay informed, please follow our: Facebook page, Twitter and YouTube channel.


In closing 


Owlcats gang thanks you again for your incredible support! 

 


Hail to the Kings,


Owlcats.

 

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      Jarryd Webber on July 15

      I am curious as to when the Dev Forum will become available?

    2. Morris
      Superbacker
      on July 14

      @Bret - By implication, yes.

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      Bret on July 14

      I was disappointed by this line of the update:
      If you're a Mac or Linux player, please understand what there won't be enough time to release an alpha client for your version.

      When do you expect the beta version to come out on Mac and Linux? Will it be at the same time as Windows?

    4. Joni Nyman on July 13

      @Interstellar Marine Yes hellknights are still strech goal. It just seem that they are now trying to update / get up forum and calculate social strech goals (cooking, faerie dragon and so on). But I bet they will soon update kickstarter front page and images.. ..after all we DID get over 900k unlike pictures still do not show :)

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      AustinTheRed on July 13

      I 2nd James Butcher's suggestion of portraits with Nok-Nok messing with the character. It easily trumps anything I could come up with

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      Crokodavr on July 13

      Поздравляю, отличная получилась кампания. Буду с нетерпением ждать релиза.

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      K on July 12

      Congratz! Now please make the game have more types of moral choices other than simple light-side and dark-side choices.

    8. Morris
      Superbacker
      on July 12

      @Michel Lirette - Pretty sure they're still doing the Social achievements. so cooking might still happen.

    9. Denis Habulinec on July 12

      It's been an incredible honour to back this project. Ever since I saw the first updates, I knew my investment wasn't miscalculated. We've entered a period of cRPG renaissance, and your Pathfinder: Kingmaker is only going to prolong that amazing journey. cRPG's have been my childhood games, and to see them rise into another golden age is a very emotional moment for me. I've been waiting for this possible development all my life.
      Thank you for your enthusiasm, for your passion, for your dedication to bring this project into life. Thank you for investing into a beloved genre that's been better that never. To be able to personally and fiscally help you with such a project is a great privilege.

      Indeed.

      Hail to the Kings!

    10. Michel Lirette on July 12

      Awesome! Congrats guys! Love the achievement but had my heart set on cooking at the campsite... Shame we were just 2 achievement shy, I think?

      I'm already liking peoples portrait suggestions... Idk if I could honestly add to all that.

    11. Tim Cummings on July 12

      For the extra portrait for the main character.

      You guys are already playing this campaign in your office; Could you make a great portrait of your favourite PC(s) from those games?

      I'm sure that someone's character did something absolutely crazy or badass (or both) that would make a great portrait.

    12. Henri Hakl on July 12

      My vote for hidden social achievement stretchgoal: +1 extra archetype per class! YA!

    13. James Butcher on July 12

      I know this is a bit of a stretch, but I think it would be great to see a joke portrait for every race/gender with Nok-Nok attacking them in some way. Biting their head, setting them on fire. Riding a Goblin dog in the background, I dunno. Somehow distracting from the point of the portrait, lol

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      Ben Maggard on July 12

      Thank you, Owlcat Games, and to Paizo for giving us the opportunity to show you how passionate we all are for this. I can't wait to play the game!
      As for input on the social rewards, for the tavern, if you don't already have any, I would like to hear a rowdy drinking song and/or a song related to the fey in some way. I've been listening to a lot of Celtic music lately, so maybe listen to that genre for inspiration!

    15. Meszaros Zoltan on July 12

      Hi Owlcats,

      Congratulations for the successful project. It's nice to see how dedicted and experienced the team is.

      I still have the question if the backer portal will include the option to upgrade the pledge. I consider getting the beta/alpha access in the future, if that will be available. (now I'm at the $40 level)

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      jon on July 12

      Can we get an add-on of Alexey's most awesome shirts? I will put down cash money to obtain those stylin, profilin, limosusine ridin threads. Even if they are custom made, I will still get one. In fact if they are custom made, that sweetens the deal. C'mon Owlcats, let's do this. Make it happen. For me. For Alexey. For the world.

    17. Interstellar Marine on July 12

      Are Hellknights still a stretch goal?

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      Mat on July 12

      I love the Owlcat team. You can tell they’re really passionate and thankful. I wish I could buy the entire office pizza! (Or at least that some of the proceeds of this campaign go to a pizza party). :)

      Backer Portrait thoughts. I think the portrait should be usable by as many of us as possible. Having a hooded figure in dark shadows that's deliberately vague could be used for a variety of races/classes.

      Your Backers: Geography graph is a bit misleading, considering us Yanks made up more than 50% of backers but our slice of the pie is more like 45%. The Other Countries backers total was less than UK and Canada combined, but covers about four times the size of those lovely countries. Just a minor gripe from someone who works in marketing/public relations and is trained to notice things like that. ;)

    19. Kamigoroshi on July 12

      Brainstorming for new portrait:
      - Gnome portrait with fairy dragon pet on it!
      - Half-Orc portrait with Nok-Nok in the background!
      - Dwarf portrait who's sprouding Alexey Drobyshevsky's beard on it!

      :D

    20. Joel Flank on July 12

      If enough additional funds are collected on your backer portal to reach $1M (or more), will additional stretch goals be achieved?

    21. Ryan on July 12

      Great choice allowing slacker backer pledges. It has worked well in the past for other campaigns.

      You should strongly consider also offering add-ons on your portal, like beta testing, digital soundtracks, digital artbooks, digital strategy guides, and digital high-quality HD maps.