Dear Kickstarter Backers,
We have strange news and we don’t want you to panic. As you've noticed things have been moving pretty slow on this project, development wise, but we have been making progress. We are planning on releasing our first update on Desura next week. Our new illustrator and sprite artist have been working fine; their speed is only hampered by our inability to pay them for full-time labor. We know you all want your games as soon as possible and I’m sure you all understand we want to give them to you just as quickly. So we are going to throw a Hail Mary pass, in an attempt to get this game finished and in your hands in time for PAX 2014.
OUYA has a program right now that we wish to participate in. To do so, we have to run a second Kickstarter campaign. OUYA will match Kickstarter funds of $50,000 or more in exchange for 6 months of exclusivity with the finished product. Unfortunately, our previous campaign does not qualify for this opportunity. The OUYA exclusivity stipulation will not affect your access to the game. We will continue updating our Desura edition of Dungeons. Since our alpha/beta testing has to be done on PC anyway, it will not impede our development progress. The fully finished game will be kept as a private Beta on Desura for the 6 months it’s on OUYA. Once the time has passed, we will simply end the private Beta and make it for sale publicly. This will prevent a delay in acquiring your games. Also it will provide OUYA a sweet, well developed video game and grant us the funds we need to make a shiny final product.
Also, don’t worry about not getting the same benefits as our new backers. You will all receive an OUYA code free of charge along with any expansions that are unlocked by their pledging. Our participation in this program will only benefit you and cost you nothing. It will also mean a better game for everyone involved. I will, of course, link you all to the new Kickstarter page when it is posted August 18th. Please watch, comment, and check out the new features you can look forward to.
The new Kickstarter page outlines how the original campaign's funds were expended. If that interests you at all please check it out. Please note we’ve invested over $10,000 of our own money since the end of our original Kickstarter and we have honestly been trying to deliver what we promised you back in 2011.
Signed, Team SuckerFree