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Update #5

Energy & Momentum

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Greetings Hunters! 

As we reach towards 25% of our goal the energy and momentum are building - both inside the studio and on Kickstarter. All my early reservations about starting this campaign have vanished as the level of support, feedback and exposure being generated continues to surpass all initial expectations. Best of all is the wonderful dialog we've established with you, our supporters. 

I'm thinking more and more about my days at id Software, during a time when developers engaged audiences directly through things like IRC, .plan files and shareware. There was a meaningful connection between creators and players - something we lost as game companies became giant, faceless and ... evil? A lot has changed in 20 years, but there's a hint of the past in this new Kickstarter model. 

Meanwhile, the team is pushing for an Open Beta launch... THIS WEEK! If all goes according to plan, the build they are working on now will be made public within the next 48 hours. It's a madhouse in the studio today - bugs are being squashed, servers being connected and last minute tuning going on. This marks the end of closed development and the start of live operations. Guaranteed to be an interesting time... and we're thankful to have you along for the ride. 

Lastly, we are working on adding more tiers and rewards (plus clarification) to the Kickstarter page. Expect to see more slots for designing items (like pets) in-game. And I'm researching ways to get more physical rewards made - art books, plush toys and more. In the image below you'll see 3D Director LinXiao signing the beautiful canvas-print posters. 

From the World's Spiciest Studio, 

-American  

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      Creator armis on January 9, 2013

      Wait, is that the poster print from the $110/$135 pledges? Cool, thought it was going to be on standard poster paper!

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      Creator Kihro on January 7, 2013

      I had hoped the poster would be a beautiful, full-size version of the profile picture on the Akaneiro twitter account. Looks like you guys really don't know how to disappoint!

      Also excited to hear about open beta starting so soon. Can't wait to jump in! You guys are awesome and I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say we all appreciate the insane amount of work and dedication that you and your team are pouring into this. I know it'll be amazing for everyone in the end!

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      Creator American McGee on January 7, 2013

      @Alexander, out of all those projects... I want the Tesla Coil the most! :) That's just too cool!

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      Creator Alexander R on January 7, 2013

      Just looked over your (American McGee's) supported projects and cool to see you kickin' it forward by supporting 8 projects including Godus and Elite. Very cool.

      http://kickingitforward.org/

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      Creator f_zul on January 7, 2013

      But can those posters be one of add-ons for like $30 or near? More of art stuff and this campaign will break the ceiling.

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      Creator American McGee on January 7, 2013

      @Daniel, the posters in the picture are 85cm x 60cm - and they are really nice.
      @Chase, I hear you... we're doing research on how to make this happen.

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      Creator Chase Blayden on January 7, 2013

      A large (A3+) hard cover of the art book should be a definite; Placed in the right level tier (as say a alternate $135 or at an extra cost to those with pledges above $100), it would disappear like a plate of chips, that were sat in front of Robbie Coltrane.

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      Creator Daniel Sato on January 7, 2013

      Wow, those posters look AMAZING! How wide and tall are those posters? What weight is the canvas they're printed on? When I saw posters in the rewards, I expected it to be on paper, those are WAY nicer than I would ever have guessed.

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