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Update #6

Pixel Press is coming to Android!

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Good morning Kickstarter!

Since early on in our campaign, it was clear that building Pixel Press for a broader range of users beyond just Apple device owners was important - we’ve been listening to your feedback over the last 12 days and it’s time to make a change to our campaign so that we can better serve you, the parents, teachers, artists, and gamers that love Pixel Press.

Throughout this past weekend we’ve been making updates to our Kickstarter page to reflect our NEW Campaign Goals that will bring Pixel Press to Android much sooner than we had originally planned.

Here are the new Campaign Goals:

Our reasoning and strategies behind this change were presented through a backers-only update late last week, and we’ve been fine-tuning today’s announcement to reflect the feedback that has come in. You can see that original announcement here which shares details on how we are managing this major change to our stretch goals. This decision was not made lightly, but we are confident it’s a great move for the Pixel Press platform and our fans.

What this Update means for Current Backers
You’ll have the option of selecting iOS or Android when our project is backed and Pixel Press is available. Also, since many of you will be getting 2 copies for sharing on Social Media you’ll have the option to mix and match. Teacher package will also be able to mix and match. Most importantly, because Pixel Press will be available for more users, you’ll have more levels to play!

What this Update means for new Backers
Pretty much the same as above, you’ll be able to get your hands on 2 copies of Pixel Press for just $10 - and can mix and match between Android and iOS if you want.

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We’re also excited to roll out a number of other updates to celebrate this announcement!

New Reward Packages We’ve added 5 new reward packages and a few package updates that we think you’ll be very excited about. New packages include our “Ninja Fury” poster featuring box art from our first planned level, a Pixel Press art book in digital and printed form, a new "King Hippo" teacher package, game box artwork, a new Launch Party package for our St. Louis fans, and more. One package even includes a 3D print out of a level that you design! Check out the column on the right and our Kickstarter home page to see all of the new rewards and reward updates.

Remember that you can change your package at any time, even if you are already a backer - and if you are currently in a package $50 and up, you are now getting the poster automatically!

Android Backer-only Rewards If you are an Android user (and choose Android for your game download when the campaign is complete), all packages will include the new Android Badge and a special Android Robot character to be used in your levels.

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We need your help...

This is major news for a big part of our fan base - please help us spread the word!

#PixelPress is coming to #Android! Back it now on #kickstarter! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/robinrath/pixel-press-draw-your-own-video-game

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We're excited to get this news out to you this morning! If you any questions about this change, please email me at robin@pixelpressgame.com

Thank You!

Robin

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      Creator Robin @ Roundthird on May 20, 2013

      @Ronald Thanks!

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      Creator Ahmed Jaber on May 20, 2013

      Thanks for the update. Maybe I've missed if this has been mentioned already, but are the level design templates available online for printing? I wouldn't mind getting some early practice in.

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