Hey Carma Backers!
We’re getting closer to our Steam Early Access launch so we thought we’d give you an update on your long awaited Kickstarter rewards, and even show you a few in pictures!
As we get nearer to starting the shipping process it’s important that all Backers who are on tiers that include physical items check their information in our Backer site to make sure the information we require is present and correct. If you haven’t already logged into the Backer Site and need to know how, please read ‘How do I access the Backer site?’ section at the bottom of this update.
We now have poster designs for backers on the $100 ‘POSTER PAINTER’ tier (and applicable higher tiers) and you can now view and select which one you would like to receive in print form via the Backer site. Don’t forget – you’ll also get PDFs of all 4 designs - so you can print the others yourself if you like!
PIMP MY THING & FATAL IMMORTALITY TIERS
Backers who pledged on either the $750 ‘PIMP MY THING’ or $1,000 ‘FATAL IMMORTALITY’ tiers will now find options within the Backer site to submit the required information to help us get your rewards into the game.
We shall be contacting Backers on the $2,500 'INFAMY!' tier very shortly so look out for an email in your inbox!
We now have a section on the Carmageddon website displaying credits of all backers (http://www.carmageddon.com/reincarnation/kickstarter). The website credits list will now also include all PayPal backers so please make sure you update your Backer site account with what you would like your credit to say. If this field has been left empty we will use your name. Kickstarter backers who pledged $15 or more will be also added to the in-game credits list. Please note that the Kickstarter credits list on carmageddon.com is updated manually.
T-SHIRTS & BAGS
They've arrived and currently taking up half the available floor space in what used to be our recreation room! Check out the pictures below of both the bag and the t-shirts.
Sim’s been hard at work with her gruesome production line and now has a collection of mutilated grannies in her possession!
DOUBLE EAGLE MODELS
Of all the Rewards, the Eagles have been the ones that caused the most headaches to get manufactured. And the headaches aren't over yet – literally, as we have 1,600 of the little bastards we now have to spray paint for you!
To explain in more detail... Any sort of physical model like this is potentially ruinously expensive to produce and I talked about this in the August Update; to recap on that:
“We finally opted for a 3D printed solution to the question of how we could manufacture these little diddlers in an affordable way. Any sort of die-cast/multi-material option was completely out of the question as it would have bankrupt the project (as we hope you’ll appreciate, we want as much of the Backers’ funding to go to development, and not to fulfilling the cool – but secondary – Rewards scheme)! Even the single material casting/moulding route proved very hard to find at a justifiable price, but in the end we managed to find a manufacturer willing to take on our relatively small run for a reasonable cost per model.”
So, we now have a massive stack of boxes full of little Eagles, each of which looks like… a little Eagle biscuit!
YUM! They’re one step up in robustness terms from the “cheese” that we originally speculated they might have to be made out of, when we first offered the Reward! But, that is only marginally more robust. They’re pretty damn fragile, and we’re going to have to be extraordinarily careful how we ship them to you. To that end, current thinking is that they’ll be included in the boxed copies of the game, nestling in little cut-outs in the foam. Before that though, as mentioned before we need to spray paint them. By far the best look we have found is to make them look like they’re HEWN from ROCK (how ironic!) and spray them black followed by a dusting of grey.
We’d love to hand paint every one of them in all the colours – but again, that would mean Carma:R would never get finished!
So, the question you all want answering – when can I get my hands on these goodies! We are looking at starting the shipping process shortly after Christmas so we hope the first batch of rewards will be with you in February. Gib-tastic! Of course we’ll update you exactly when this will take place but if you need to update your survey details (such as updating your shipping address) please use the Backer site - http://backers.carmageddon.com. Please note that updating your details will be disabled when we start the shipping process.
Please note as well that any physical Rewards specifically related to the game will be shipped when the game is fully released (not at Early Access launch) - this includes rewards such as the game in a box, alternative models, skins and accessories DLC.
That’s all for now!
HOW DO I ACCESS THE BACKER SITE?
You can access the Backer site by visiting http://backers.carmageddon.com. Backers should have previously received an email with login information, so if this is your first time here please click on the ‘Request new password’ link and enter the email address you have associated with your Kickstarter or PayPal account. You’ll then be sent details via email on how you can login and change your password. Please note that the Backer site has different login credentials to our Official Carmageddon website.