so, it's our last week until the goal and there's another 9k to go. That's quite hefty I know. I'm often unrealistically optimistic, and even in situations that seem rather bleak I still have the end goal in mind, so this will not be an 'I give up', because even if the goal isn't reached, the game will be made. It won't be made as quickly as we'd like it to be because we'll have to find ways to keep financially on top of things, but regardless it will be made.
BUT. We still have a week, and I'm not willing to lie down until every ounce of my energy had been used. I'm trying to get a video up on machinima which will reach a large audience if it goes up in time, I need your help now though.
Now is the time, if Ortus sounds like the kind of game you want, freedom in choice, rich story, nostalgic feel, and made with more heart then you can imagine, please post so to your friends and anyone you know who would be interested. work friends, forum buddies, family, websites you regular, etc. It's the home stretch, and it's a tough goal, but it's still possible, and with your help we'll be able to finance the final production period of this game full time to get it out there, and give you those awesome rewards!
OK so most of our pledge rewards are largely digital, in the form of contributions to the game or things like the album, credit spots, etc...
But let's face it, people want to hold something to feel even awesome-er, so we've decided:
EVERY backer who pledges $35 or more (that includes if you've already done so), will receive the following if we reach our funding goal:
- A signed 30+ page book featuring art and commentary of the game
let's keep the word spreading guys! we're in the home stretch, and reaching our goal will be more helpful then you can imagine!
-Jazza and the team
With 2 weeks left to reach our goal we're at the home stretch and we need to pull out whatever ideas we can to reach our goal! To help push the momentum/promotion along some team members and I put together a little 'Behind the Scenes' video to show y'all!
It'd be a massive help if you'd rate/comment/share the video!
So that's it for now, two weeks left, keep your fingers crossed that on christmas day we wake up to the best present ever! (guilt trip much? haha)
thanks you guys, for all your support -
- Jazza & the team!
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High Resolution Image Pack, featuring many of the original artworks from the game!Estimated delivery:
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All of the above, and entry to (earliest) closed Beta Testing, and a 'special thanks' in the credits!Estimated delivery:
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All of the above, and a digital copy of the games' soundtrack (by Charles Evans), featuring the award winning Lisa Gerrard (vocals from movies like Gladiator, Ali, Man on fire and more)Estimated delivery:
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(Hands-On!) The above, as well as a 30+ page (soft cover) book featuring much of the games beautiful art, sent to you signed by me, Jazza, artistic director of Ortus!Estimated delivery:
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All of the above, and you get to help design your own NPC, making you a permanent part of a game that will be played by millions! Name a character after yourself, a friend, or one of your own roleplay characters! (Keeping in mind we will work with you to make sure it fits with our game setting/theme properly)Estimated delivery:
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All of the above, and your NPC is upgraded to be able to give a quest! Thousands of people will meet your character and be asked to accomplish a task for a reward.Estimated delivery:
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All of the above, and the NPC quest is given depth. The quest becomes a 'chain quest', involving several more NPC's you will assist in creating, a few 'back and forth' tasks with rewards and loot!Estimated delivery:
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(check THIS out) All of the above, and you work with me directly to design you own breed of monster in the game!! (no artistic talent required, only imagination, I'll work from your descriptions or ideas to make something awesome!). Yes, millions of players will encounter that creature you've always imagined in your head, and fight it to the death! BONUS REWARD (newly added!): Our environment artist will hand craft a custom house/residence for your NPC character to live in! (that, or something else like a dungeon or mansion etc.)Estimated delivery:
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All of the above, and you will be sent a one-of-a-kind hand crafted and signed book (by the 4 creators), featuring tons of information on the setting and conceptualization on the game, as well as the new credit title "Associate Producer".Estimated delivery:
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All of the above, and 3xPoster pack, one of which will feature a painted image of your character in a pose/setting of your choice, as well as a personal video from the story directors about the process of creating and rigging your character.Estimated delivery:
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All of the above, (companion NPC exempt, but you still get the custom NPC with a massive quest and location) PLUS you get to work directly with the game directors to create your own 'guild' in the game, so in one of the capital cities there will stand your own unique (LARGE) building with your own unique crest, with a lot of member NPCs and quests (all custom!), not to mention this guild will become a permanent part of the game's culture and history!Estimated delivery:
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All of the above, and (this is a BIGGIE) you will work directly with our writer, to create a 'companion NPC'. There are only 10 of these so far in the game. They are carefully crafted NPC's that players can convince to join them on their journey, with their own fighting style, abilities, relationship traits and quests. They also get their own 'ending path' clip when someone finishes the game.Estimated delivery:
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-----(COMMERCIAL INTEREST ONLY!)----- A uniquely produced version of the game sitelocked to your website, delivered after the Armor-Games exclusive release period (one month). It will incorporate and support your websites API's and the game will include your websites intro animation and logo on main menu. ----- All public versions of the game will also feature your company title early in the credits as 'Supported by' including your logo and link.Estimated delivery:
- (39 days)