Update #1: First day status and add-ons
$400,000 in just over 24 hours. Wow. Our most optimistic projections were HALF of that. We're so happy and grateful to be closing in on 50% funded on our SECOND day. We can finally breathe again. We can finally dare hope for Dreamfall Chapters to be a thing that will happen, for reals. That's amazing.
So thank you, everyone who has pledged, and everyone who's about to pledge or thinking about pledging (DO IT). Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for your support, and let's keep this going! We're almost halfway, and we'd love to start revealing our stretch goals next week because they are going to be brilliant. Tell your families, friends, colleagues. Tell the world! Help us spread the message and let's get Dreamfall Chapters funded (and then some) so that we can make this game the best game in The Longest Journey saga so far.
We've been lucky enough to receive some great coverage in the first couple of days, and there's lots of juicy sweet information in these articles and interviews worth reading. In particular:
GameSpot's extensive, front-page preview, which also contains an exclusive (and actual, real-time, in-game) screenshot of a Northlands forest location.
(You want to go to there, do you not? I know I do. And whose house is that in the distance?)
And, of course, the most excellent Rock, Paper, Shotgun interview with the Tres Amigos, Dag Scheve, Martin Bruusgaard and Ragnar Tørnquist. It's fun, it's light, it's informative, and it's definitely worth a read. And this is only the FIRST part. Look out for part two soon.
We also received major coverage from Eurogamer, Joystiq, Polygon and a ton of other sites yesterday, too many to list here. At least a hundred different websites worldwide, and more to come. We will try and list them all on the Red Thread Games website as soon as possible.
Next week (starting Monday) we will be showing off some new content, talk more about game features and the story, and give everyone a first glimpse of one of the MAJOR new locations in Dreamfall Chapters. So stay tuned!
In the meantime, we wanted to talk about something, and that something is
Due to both popular demand and the fact that the original text mentioned add-ons without providing any details (sorry!) we are announcing the first digital and physical add-ons today.
Pledgers have been asking us about the soundtrack CD and about adding a boxed copy of the game to an existing pledge. Starting right now, you can add the following to any physical tier ($110, and $250 and up):
- Official audio CD soundtrack +$30
- One additional boxed Collector's Edition copy +$90 (limited to ONE additional box per pledge)
Keep in mind that you must have already pledged a physical tier to be eligible for the above physical add-ons.
For the digital add-ons, we require a pledge of $20 and above. The digital add-ons include:
- Additional digital downloads of the game +$25
- Extra THREE digital downloads of the game +$65
- Digital download of the audio book version of Journeys: Birth +$30
You can add these to your pledge by pressing the Manage Your Pledge button. Increase your pledge by the total amount you're adding. Do not change your tier, unless this is what you want. At the end of the Kickstarter campaign, you will receive a survey where you can explain how you want your add-on money distributed.
Note that all add-ons require your base pledge to be at least $20, and all physical add-ons require one of the physical tiers.
We will look at adding more add-ons going forward, so please let us know what you'd like to see, and we'll try and accommodate your wishes. We know that some of you have been asking for digital copies of The Longest Journey and Dreamfall as part of the add-ons or a new tier. Unfortunately, we don't own the rights to those games. We will, however, speak with Funcom about possibly offering some kind of deal through Kickstarter, and we'll let you know what happens with that. Until then, both games are available quite cheaply via both Steam and GOG.
Thanks again for all your support, pledges, positive comments and constructive feedback! We are overwhelmed, over the moon, ecstatic and happy that we're getting so much attention and so many pledges. Please help us keep this dream going, and regardless of what the next few weeks bring, we can guarantee you that it'll be worth the ride!