Final Stretch Goal Reached! [Flash Cards Unlocked!] + Pledge Manager Update!
We are excited to announce today that we've hit our stretch goal for $20,000! That's an amazing effort thanks to all of you! That means the game has been 400% funded. Wow!
Today we reveal the final stretch goal that has been unlocked...
Katakana & Hiragana Flash Cards!
These beautiful flash cards feature artwork from the game and are double-sided, presenting a Japanese character on the front and the Romaji sound on the back.
There's a deck available for Hiragana and a deck for Katakana!
The way this stretch goal works is a little tricky. To start off with, every backer of $12AUD or higher will receive a digital copy of both flash card sets - these are ready to print at home, and will be available in full-artwork versions and printer-friendly versions.
We want to be able to give out physical decks of cards to as many backers as possible. We've crunched the numbers with our manufacturer, and the production cost is reasonable.
What makes this part difficult is the super high shipping costs from the manufacturer to our loyal backers. Addresses in the USA have affordable shipping options, but international addresses (which is a lot of you - even myself!) don't have an affordable option.
Because of this reason, we're making the physical decks an optional add-on with your pledge. That means, you can decide whether the extra cost of the shipping is worth it to you. If you live in the USA, I highly recommend grabbing a set of cards! If you're located internationally, you'll have to weigh up the price.
So, saying all this brings me to the second part of this update - our BackerKit Pledge Manager!
When this Kickstarter campaign ends, we'll send out a survey with the help of our pals at BackerKit. This survey will allow you to fill in any information you need to, such as your shipping address, any corrections you need to make to your pledge, etc. It will also give you the ability to Add-on anything you like as an extra to your pledge!
For example - Say you've pledged $4AUD and scored the earlybird digital version of Katakana War. Good on you! You might have your eye on a physical copy of the manga/artbook. Sweet! Even though your pledge level doesn't allow for it, using the BackerKit survey you can select the manga/artbook as an additional add-on for just $9AUD.
This makes it a super-simple way to customize your pledge and rewards to your liking. You can even do so for quite a while after the Kickstarter campaign ends!
If any of this sounds confusing, please leave your comments below and I will be sure to explain.
Until the next update!