Update #24: New stretch goal, customisation options, Polish version & T-shirts!
Last week, we asked for your input on our $1,75 million stretch goal, and we received a TON of feedback. After sorting through and tallying up all of your suggestions, we found that what most of you want is additional content. You want a longer and better game, with more side stories and returning characters from the previous games.
This is, of course, what The Director's Cut stretch goal is all about. And regardless of where we land on Sunday, we will keep adding more content to the game, expanding our worlds and supporting our storyline.
A few of your other, most popular suggestions are also already in the works: a commentary track, making-of documentary, plushies (more on that after the Kickstarter!). Aside from HD versions of The Longest Journey and Dreamfall, which we can't do, your suggestions and ours are a close match.
But there are two things you guys would like to see that we haven't yet addressed.
With less than five days to go, and with your assistance, we've nailed down our final stretch goal. At $1,750,000, we have
The Small Screen
If we reach $1,750,000, we will begin to prepare Dreamfall Chapters for porting to iOS and Android platforms. Primarily tablets, naturally, but we may also decide to support mobile phones, if we feel comfortable with how the game will work on (even) smaller screens.
The mobile versions of the game will not be launched simultaneously with the PC/Mac/Linux versions. We want to focus on our core platforms first, and we also want to ensure that we make a game that's designed for touch-screens (and small screens), and not just a straight (and lazy) port of the big screen versions.
Estimated launch window will be between May and November 2015. That's a very big launch window, but we want to make sure we do it properly rather than simply quickly.
Other platforms may still be of interest to us: Ouya, Wii U, the next Xbox and PlayStation 4 -- these are options and opportunities we will consider going forward, but for now we will focus on the computers and, if we reach $1,75 million, mobile platforms.
The other thing you guys wanted to see us support in a stretch goal was
Luckily, this is something we've already discussed and wanted to do, but we weren't sure we wanted to talk about it quite yet.
Since it's high up on your wish-list, however, we are going to talk about it, and we're going to talk about it right now!
We will not add a character creation option to Dreamfall Chapters -- obviously, since you're playing established characters. We are, however, going to give players some options about what to wear and how to look when playing Zoë Castillo.
Also, instead of making character customisation a stretch goal, we're going to add customisation options to the existing tiers.
Please keep in mind that character customisation is only a visual change, and will not affect gameplay in any way, shape or form.
For the $50 DIGITAL SPECIAL EDITION tier (and up) we're adding ONE ALTERNATIVE OUTFIT for Zoë. This is in addition to her base outfit.
For the $75 DIGITAL JOURNEYMAN EDITION, we're adding A SECOND ALTERNATIVE OUTFIT, plus ONE ALTERNATIVE HAIRSTYLE
And finally, for the $150 DIGITAL DREAMER EDITION and up, we're giving you a THIRD ALTERNATIVE OUTFIT, A SECOND ALTERNATIVE HAIRSTYLE, plus CHARACTER ACCESSORIES. In total, for $150 and up, you will be able to choose between three alternative outfits, two alternative hairdos, and accessories.
NOTE: Physical tiers receive the same customisation options. The $110 tier contains everything from the $50 and $75 tiers, and the $200 tier (and upwards) contains ALL outfits and hairstyles.
We haven't decided yet what these outfits or hairstyles will look like, or what accessories you'll be able to add -- and we may even ask for your input again! -- but when we do, you will be the first to know. And we're going to make them look good.
We have more good news! We're happy to announce the
Polish language version
Earlier today, we announced a collaboration with CDP.pl, part of CD Projekt group, to bring a Polish language version of Dreamfall Chapters to the Polish market!
You can read more about the partnership here. We're very, very happy to be able to provide our Polish players with a localised version of the game, and we hope this will be the first of many deals with distributors across the world!
Last but not least, we have an update regarding
We're currently working on finalising the designs for our first T-shirts. There will be two different styles (to begin with): The Loremaster (featuring the one and only Crow) and The Balance. Both will come in S/M/L/XL/XXL sizes for both guys and girls.
The T-shirts will cost $25 + $10 shipping. The shirts will be produced in China, so we need to charge for shipping worldwide (yes, even for China). We also require separate shipping charges since the T-shirts will go into production soon, and we hope to ship out T-shirts to pledgers 6-12 (TBD) weeks after the end of the Kickstarter.
The T-shirts will also be available via our website after the Kickstarter ends. We'll have more details on that soon.
Thanks for reading, everyone, and thanks again for your continued support! We really, really appreciate it.
Onwards & upwards!