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Update #2

Mac Port, Stretch Goals, New Rewards, More!

Mystical greetings,

Fasten your seatbelts, ToGsters, because there's a lot of news. But before we get to that, it's time to reveal what everyone has been waiting for.

The first Cyberdwarf body pillow arrived in today and it is looking unbelievably moe. So far, over 100 lucky backers get to spend their cold nights with the Cyberdwarf's sumptuous applebottom, but there is DEFINITELY more to go around.

New Pledge Rewards!

$75 Reward - Digital download of the Barkleynomicon artbook + previous rewards

Digital Download of the Barkleynomicon, an artbook featuring the incredible work of Francis "Frankiesmileshow" Coulombe, David "Toadstone" Nyari and Richard "Medieve" Tran. The Barkley 2 artbook may even contain an exclusive comic . . .

$420 Reward - Become a poster on DwarfNET + previous rewards

Jack in . . . to DwarfNET. This tier allows limited pledgers to be immortalized in the DwarfNET forums. Create your own screen name, avatar and signature and help X114JAM9 make sense of his mysterious journey through in-game cybernetic information exchange technology. 

$1200 Reward - Create a unique, in-game encounter with Tales of Game's + previous rewards

Very special opportunity to work alongside Tales of Game's in creating 5 special encounters for X114JAM9 and his team. You design your own game encounter, be it a boss fight, a special puzzle, or interesting mini-game. We’ll bring your ideas to life in glorious sprite-based vidcon action.

Stretch Goals!


We've got some really cool stretch goals to get more content into the game. We've separated our goals into two categories: mini goals, which add small, fun things to the game, and major goals, which add ambitious content and significantly add to the experience. We're excited about all of our stretch goals, we hope you are too, and we may have more to come!

$50,000 - MAJOR GOAL - Barkley 2 Mac Port - If we reach $50,000, Leon Arnott, the cool dude responsible for the Barkley 1 Mac port, will be able to port Barkley 2 to the Mac as well. As of writing this update, we're less than $1,000 away so let's make this happen! If we do hit our goal, we will give you the option of selecting whether you want a Mac or PC digital download when the game is released.

$50,069 - MINI GOAL - Legendary Blue Duergar Quest Translated to English for THE VERY FIRST TIME! - If we reach $50,069, just $69 more than our Mac port goal, Tales of Game's vows on our bushido honor as edutainers that we will translate the legendary Blue Duergar Quest from its original Japanese. Barkley 2's Blue Duergar Quest was voted the greatest RPG quest ever by trillions of Japanese gamers and rocked the mystical land of Nippon to its very core. Tales of Game's will make this quest available in English for the first time ever and bring it to gaijins across the globe.

$55,000 - MINI GOAL - Mysterious Vigilante Drain Clean Pudgey Prowls the Sewers of Tir na nOg - I have no idea what this means, but Frankie says it will be in the game if we make $55,000. Frankie claims that it will cost us exactly $55,000 to put Drain Clean Pudgey in the Barkley 2 and that we cannot possibly do it with a dollar less. Let's make Frankie's undying dream of Drain Clean Pudgey come true.

$60,000 - MAJOR GOAL - In-Game Movie Theater - If we reach $60,000, we will be able to have an in-game movie theater that plays films in the vein of Eric "cboyardee" Shumaker's ridiculous Youtube videos like Dilbert 3, The Football Kid and Oldest Trick in the Book. It will also give us the money we need to hire actors for incredible live action cutscene videos. Our good pal, the indomitable Youtube wizard Docfuture1, will also be contributing! Mama mia!

$62,000 - MINI GOAL - Barkley 1 Save Import System - At $62,000 we'll be able to produce a system that allows you to import your saves from Barkley 1. The imported saves will let you bring over data, items, character choices and ~L.I.B.R.A.R.Y. C.A.R.D.S.~ from the original Barkley and will have ripples throughout Barkley 2!

$65,000 - MINI GOAL - Barkley 2 Al Bhed Translation - At $65,000, we will be able to give gamers one of the most requested return features from the original Barkley - an Al Bhed translation. We at Tales of Game's feel that the Al Bhed community is too often overlooked by big game publishers. It's time to take a stand for what we believe in and show big developers that we demand Al Bhed in our games. The translation will be laborious and painstaking, but it will be worth it.

$67,500 - MINI GOAL - Hidden Scenarios - There are upwards of 4 legendary names that have been imbued with miraculous power since the dawn of time. Their careless utterance has been the root cause of history's most devastating calamities. If this goal is met, Tales of Game's will finally have the means to (safely) harness these occult forces and integrate these sources of power into our game as 4 alternate scenarios and game modes, available to whoever enters these names at character creation. Nude mode is a distinct possibility.

$70,000 - MAJOR GOAL - Nightmare City, a huge city with tons of new content - Right now, our plan is to only have a single large hub city, Tir na Nog. Tir na Nog has dozens of characters, quests, events and things to do and is by far the largest area in the game. If we reach $70,000, we'll be able to make Nightmare City, a city that's as large as Tir na Nog and features as much or even more content. Nightmare City will feature a massive library, a haven for weary ballers, dozens of NPCs, tons of new quests and events and more content that would not otherwise make it into the game.

$73,000 - MINOR GOAL - We will wear pants during office hours - Apparently it's considered "hygienic" and "socially appropriate" to wear pants at work. Whatever, we'll make an effort to wear pants while we're working, but ONLY WHEN WE'RE ON THE CLOCK.

More to come? - We are still researching the viability of ports to Linux, iOS, Android, consoles and other operating systems. We will let you know if there are any developments!

We set our goal at $35,000 in order to give us a few months to work on the game full-time. Every dollar you can give us means we will be able to work full-time longer, which means the game will be bigger, better and funnier. We want to thank everyone for the incredible generosity you've shown; we cannot believe we've hit our goal so soon. We truly thank you. We may have some more stretch goals on the way so stay tuned!

Also, if you haven't seen the awesome interviews we've done yet, be sure to check them out:

Kotaku: http://kotaku.com/5964042/an-rpg-about-guns-dwarves-and-the-power-of-basketball

The Verge: http://www.theverge.com/2012/11/28/3701158/tale-of-games-charles-barkley-rpg-sequel

RPG Codex: http://www.rpgcodex.net/content.php?id=8632

Comments

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      Creator Jesuszilla on December 2, 2012

      Does that Hidden Scenarios goal mean what I think it means?! NAME RIGHTS?!

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      Creator sinisterandroid on December 2, 2012

      wait, what? the Mac port wasn't part of it from the beginning? That's what I get for just throwing money at you guys without even reading. oh well, the goal's been met, so I can rest easy.

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      Creator Tales of Game's on December 1, 2012

      Haha, I don't think that's going to happen, but the Mac port is being done externally by Leon Arnott - http://l.j-factor.com/ - the same dude who did our awesome Barkley 1 Mac port, so you know it'll be very high quality.

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      Creator miguelito on December 1, 2012

      Please set a new, higher stretch goal to remove Mac support! :P

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      Creator Brandon on December 1, 2012

      Dryhg oui knayd lusbyho Dymac uv Kysa'c vun Ym Prat dnyhcmydeuh E ys syho dryhgvim vun ymm adanhedo yht syo Oajuh pmacc oui fedr syho mynka pnaycdat fusah.

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      Creator Corbin Corbin on November 30, 2012

      now that there's gonna be a mac port i'll probably give you more money

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      Creator Unguided on November 30, 2012

      Bitch I look like Gorfold. Hope the DocFuture level hits.

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      Creator Vinny O on November 30, 2012

      Will there be a Victorian Steampunk mode?

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      Creator lemon on November 30, 2012

      Oh. Oh my. Docfuture.

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      Creator SF on November 30, 2012

      I was going to make the 1k interview pledge but then I noticed it costs $15 to ship outside the US and that made it seem like kind of a waste.

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      Creator James on November 30, 2012

      my sides are in orbit

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      Creator FrankieSmileShow on November 30, 2012

      You guys better DARN get us to $55 000.
      Drain Clean Pudgey will NOT be denied.
      I am SERIOUS.

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      Creator Raymond Lee on November 30, 2012

      You had me at "Cyberdwarf's sumptuous applebottom,"

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      Creator Kahuna Kevin on November 30, 2012

      OUYA is giving away development consoles to developers... GET ON IT! http://www.ouya.tv/the-ouya-dev-console-giveaway/

    15. Betty%20crocker.small

      Creator Tales of Game's on November 30, 2012

      Well, we just passed the $50k goal so we're definitely getting a Mac port!

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      Creator Wilson Bilkovich on November 30, 2012

      See you on DwarfNET [:~)

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      Creator HatMadeOfBacon on November 30, 2012

      Any chance the 75,000$ strech goal (if we get there) would be to stop wearing those pants?

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      Creator Andy Kitkowski on November 30, 2012

      Al Bhed!

      VILG OAC!!!!

      I love you

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      Creator Riku on November 30, 2012

      Drain Clean Pudgey needs to see the light of day! No one wants to see Frankie sad!

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