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I have to admit I find it utterly absurd that anyone thinks cardboard makes it more collectible or more special, though. A physical copy of this digital only game is a very rare item and a great physical collectible for any fan, made no rarer for the fact that it's plastic and not cardboard.
It's a shame people misunderstood the meaning of the physical copy tier. I never thought I was getting anything other than a hard case copy, and would have been disappointed if I got a big, flimsy, and easily damaged box instead. Kitsch value aside I wonder why anyone would want such a thing. They were horrible back then.
But of course it's always a drag when people expect one thing and get another. So I feel for people that misunderstood, even if I'm glad we got a case and not a cardboard box.
I received my parcel today. I pledged for a "Box" and now I have only an "DVD case" ... that is not my deal guys!
I have a game in a DVD case which I will probably give away. Everything else is ok.
As far as KS is concerned, you should deliver as defined. This counts as another reason why I have given up backing.
Sweet, my copy came in the mail! http://postimg.org/image/7hfw7wr7r/
Thank you for this phenomenal series!
The game is what's important, and Big Fiiish poured their heart and soul into the game. They MORE than delivered on giving us a fantastic game. ( :
I really feel like I need to bring this to the forefront so there's no gray area here (and there really shouldn't have been one to begin with).
As of now, I have already received 4 "Boxed" editions of backed projects at $100 tier or close to it give or take a few $. Listed below are projects and the descriptions that they gave for those tiers.
BROKEN SWORD GOLD MEMBER - All above rewards plus: • Boxed Kickstarter special edition of the Game = Result was an actual game in a physical box.
Divinity Original Sin Kickstarter Box Copy with Printed Manual, Soundtrack CD and Cloth Map = Result was a game in a physical box (and a very nice box at that).
Shadow Gate - The game ships in a never-to-be-made-again COLLECTORS BOX created specifically for displaying the game in all its glory = Result was a game in a physical box (also a very nice box at that.)
Moebius - We have added the big box edition of Moebius to the $100 tier. = Result was a physical cardboard box which contained the game (2 games actually, but that's another story).
Now here is a description that clearly states to expect a game in a "dvd case" should the funding goal be reached (which unfortunately it had not). And this stretch goal was at the $30 tier.
Delaware St. John: Asylum of The Lost"
If $25,000 stretch goal is met, everyone at this tier and higher receive a special DVD edition of the game. This can be easily interpreted as a dvd inside a dvd case and no one would be expecting here to receive a dvd inside a "box".
So I think all the examples above make it abundantly clear as to what is/was meant by a "boxed" edition vs. a game inside a dvd case.
* Exclusive Boxed Collectors Edition of "Project Fedora" at $100 tier and above clearly falls into the former category of the 4 games listed. So as to why this "Exclusive Boxed Collectors Edition of "Project Fedora"" description wasn't honored is anyone's guess. But I can't help but think that myself and others who contributed to the $100 tier and above got a short end of the stick here.
Oh... I'm a bit disappoinrted there was no in-box manual / documentation in the collector edition. But as I read the description, yeah, I cannot say there was any lie in it. Thank you for the journey anyway. :)
Did everyone vote for their favorite adventure games of 2014 in the Aggie Awards on the Adventure Gamers site?
I agree no boxed collectors edition should ever come in a DVD case. Granted the idea here is to make the game but should they ever want to go down this road again the way they handled incentives is going to turn everyone off. (or at least it should) I know I felt they REALLY botched the incentives. As for the game I quit about half way through kinda a snooze.
I have thrown all my other boxes out to save room & I have put them all in plastic sleeves that are filed in a leather box so it doesn't worry me at all. I think I will be disappointed however if I don't receive my detective box in a collectors box as it was worded that way
I'm not fazed by this at all - they put their heart and money into the game and that's where it counted
I was also expecting a big box, or at least a box.
But I'm with Shawn Shinn a little disappointed, but not heart broken.
The amount it cost would lead you to believe it to be a big box, compared with other kickstarters.
But at least its not a steam key like Broken Sword.
Rev did fix that, and sent DRM free Discs to all the backers (at on extra cost) who wanted them.
I, too, expected a box instead of a DVD case. My pledge was mostly to help get the game funded, so I'm not too upset, but I am a little disappointed. The t-shirt is great, though!
I'm also extremely disappointed that we've been given crappy DVD cases being passed off as a "Boxed Collector's Edition". They need to fix this!
1. Other adventure game projects offered (big) boxed copies for less/ same ammount of money.
2. DVD cases were most the time ~$50 or below.
3. Others, including me, were simply naive to think that a "Boxed Collectors Edition" is a (big) box and not a (crappy cheap) DVD case.
4. Producing a big thin cardbox isn´t really expensive at all, it's cheap!
5. Most important one: Big Finish Games did a wonderfull job with boxed Tex games in the past! Others, inclduing me, thought they appreciate their fans not only game-wise but collectore-wise too. This (crappy) DVD case looks so aweful next to the boxed copies of Tex games!
This all is - of course - only understandable when you´re collecting games and care.
With the information we have now, it seems as if they never intended to have a BIG box manufactured for the kickstarter backers. So how did we, including myself, all get the idea that this box was going to be a big box?
Pledge $100 or more , 734 backers , * Exclusive Boxed Collectors Edition of "Project Fedora"
That´s a slap in the face of every boxed Tex games collector!!!!!
So the "boxed" game is a DVD case?
This is so not ok!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Will support a new Tex kickstarter only on a digital level - if I´m going to support it.
Man.. this sucks so bad!
And will look like crap compared to the awesome boxes of Tex 1-5 !!!
Going by that description for $500 tier, it should be no different for $100 tier as far as the boxed copy is being described as "Exclusive Boxed Collectors Edition of "Project Fedora". Both have "Box" in their description, and yet for some reason, I got no box, just the game in the DVD case. So I'm not so sure as to the "Box" making its appearance at $500, if at $100 it was a no show. I could be wrong though and only time will tell.
I think the special box is for $500 and up
"The Ultimate Detective box set of "Under a Killing Moon", "Pandora Directive", and "Overseer" in special edition Collector’s Box"
Alex...yup...that's what I think of when I think of "boxed" as well. A DVD case is NOT a box. Very disappointed in what I received.
I just received the physical goodies at the $100 tier. For some reason, I envisioned the game to be included in a card board box like the previous Tex Murphy games, but apparently, the boxed game in this case was referring to it being a dvd case. Still very happy to finally get it in my hands.
Looks like $75.00 level backers have started receiving their t-shirts. Anyone got theirs yet? Some $100.00 level backers have started getting their goodies as well.
On the forum it says "Looks like we're about 12 days since the last update.
More than 50% of the packages have been assembled, taped up, and are ready for the labels and pickup.
(Courtney and Bobby have been working those boxes, and getting everything together)
We're really just waiting...trying to give money to the USPS to print those labels.
Account information and everything have been submitted...we just haven't heard back from them.
If you want to see a recognizable face representing TruGolf...go HERE" so things look like they are happening.
I'm seriously apprehensive the incentives will ever roll out. I'm almost at the point where I've completely dismissed them.The whole excuse to wait until they were all available seems pretty ridiculous to me. If you can send a message to say we're not sending them to avoid confusion, can't you just send a message to say your sending what you have as it arrives? I love Tex Murphy and Big Finish games for bringing it back but this whole incentive thing is leaving me with a bad feeling that the incentives aren't going to happen.
Current status for shipping?
Okay thanks ! That is clear and allright. :)
We got a message that there was a misprint causing delay. They expect to ship in january at the earliest.
Has anyone received its Christmas present or any other information about shipping after the 21th of November ?
So what's the status of the new Radio Theater episodes?
It looks like my Collector's Edition box is going to be a Christmas present. :)
"@BigFinishGames: @tjc2005 We’re hopeful that we’ll get the chance to make a sequel to #TeslaEffect — and that it won’t be another 16 years in between!"
The book's not written yet. It will be the grand finale of the Tex Murphy series.
@Frodo, I think you're asking in the wrong place. Ask on the forum.
I've asked twice already, and been ignored, so I'll ask a third time - after the success of Tesla Effect... will there be another Tex Murphy game?
Thanks, Michael. I wondered. This is why I asked - you're not alone.
""Das Video is nicht verfügbar" - This video is not available... :( Anyone else got this problem? -> Germany"
You'll need to ask on the BFG forum.
Hi Russel, make a guess .... Germany
Where in the world are you, Michael?
Wanted to see the incentives video published on 08.10.2014 ....
But it is "not available" on youtube ;-(
The October TM update is out on You Tube - and it's about incentives.
OK... so it seems nobody has a clearer wies about physical rewards ? My KS planning cries a little bit more.
I'll ask again - after the success of Tesla Effect... will there be another Tex Murphy game?
Screw the box!!! We got gypped out of my golf simulator!!! Under the new KS rules, they would have been required to deliver.
@William Strongly agree. Every other Kickstarter game I have backed has had the physical rewards out the door within a month of the game releasing, sometimes even sooner. There is no excuse for what are some really basic items like a box, a CD-Rom and a CD soundtrack taking many months to finish. You can have boxes, CD-Roms and CDs printed in literally a few days at many replication and printing facilities nowadays. I suspect there is either a financial issue or just some really bad management that is causing this ridiculous delay.
...for Charles Dexter Ward
Any Lovecraft lovers out there? If so, just search on Kickstarter!
If it's any consolation, @William, Fall to them ends on 21st December.
Months and months and the best they can say is... Fall for mailing incentives that should have been shipped at game release. Its October and "Fall" is nearly over, do they mean Fall of 2015 perhaps? Sorry to be a jerk but I get the feeling no one either cares or the cash is spent and no one can pay the bills. Either way dont expect anything from me on the next go round
Any plans for a new Tex Murphy game? ( :