Update #3: Boxes & surprises
Today we hit two new milestones: 10,000 backers and 75% funded, in just over three days! Right now we're at $637,500 and steadily climbing. And this is all because of YOUR commitment, support and generosity. We've said it before, and we'll keep saying it: thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.
But words aren't enough, and so we've added an extra reward to existing pledges in order to show our gratitude! This reward is included in all pledges of $50 and above, and you'll find more information below.
But first! As promised, we have a little more information about
The boxed editions
Please keep in mind that the box designs and cover art are only early MOCK-UPS, and NOT final designs. All boxes are subject to change before launch.
We've just started working on these, and our goal is to make each and every box as exciting, unique, special and collectable as possible. Like you, we love game boxes, so rest assured that we will continue to work on and iterate these designs until we ship the game. After all, we'll be pledging to get these boxes ourselves!
Please consider this a sneak peek, and a way to see which direction we're heading in.
The Collector's Edition ($110) comes in a beautiful slipcase containing a DVD keep case with an instruction manual. The slipcase and keep case feature a unique and beautiful cover designed by art director Christer Sveen.
The Dreamer's Edition ($250) comes in a double-wide slipcase with a flip-open cover, featuring art by Christer Sveen. This box is signed.
The Limited Dreamer's Edition ($350) comes in a similar box to the $250 tier, but with unique box art (not represented in the above mock-up) by art director Christer Sveen, and a Limited Edition banner. This box is also signed and numbered.
The Limited Complete Edition ($500) comes with a fold-out insert containing the game and the soundtrack CD. This box will have unique box art by Christer Sveen (not represented in the above mock-up) and is signed and numbered.
The Director's Pack ($750) features unique box art by Christer Sveen (not represented in the above mock-up) and is also numbered and signed.
Hopefully this gives you an indication of what we want to do with the boxes. Please keep in mind that these boxes are not final, the cover art will differ from the above, and all boxes are subject to change before release.
As we said at the beginning of this update, we are also adding a new reward to existing tiers! And I'm happy to say that this reward is a detailed, wonderful, magical, beautifully designed and executed
As someone once said: "MAAAAAPS! Hand drawn in quality ink by skilled Sunriders. Ain't no better in all of the Northlands!"
This map will cover the entire (known) world of Arcadia, including Marcuria, and it will contain a TON of cool secrets, Easter eggs, hidden messages and hints to both the past and the future! Plus wondrous pirate treasures, arrr.
At the $50 tier and up you now get a super-high-resolution digital Map of Arcadia (including Marcuria and the lands to the south and west, and the islands) with annotations and whatnot. Lovely!
At the $250 and $350 tiers, you get a large, folded, full-colour paper map, for studying, pointing-at and putting-up-on-walls. Glorious!
And at $500 and up, you get a beautiful cloth map, just like in Ye Olden Days of computer gaming. Maptastic!
The maps will be added to all existing and future pledges. We're very, very excited to finally be able to map the world of Arcadia, and to reveal all those locations only hinted at in the past.
That's it for today's update. Thank you all for your patience, kindness and generosity, and if you have any questions or comments, please let us know.
May the Balance be with you!