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Dystopian Detective Tex Murphy returns in his most amazing adventure yet in Project Fedora.
Dystopian Detective Tex Murphy returns in his most amazing adventure yet in Project Fedora.
6,963 backers pledged $598,104 to help bring this project to life.

The “Making Of” documentary and live stream VOD are now available online

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Well, what a fantastic live stream! 

Thank you to everyone who showed up, we had a blast hanging out.

If you missed out on the live stream, don’t worry – the VOD (Video On Demand) is available here: 

It contains the making of video and the special event stream, and has been created as a “Twitch Highlight” video – this means it will remain online on the channel indefinitely! It will also keep the chat stream, so you can watch it with the viewers chat commentary.

The documentary is now available for eligible backers to download!

For everybody who backed at the $30 or above tier, you will have access to a High Resolution download of the documentary.

Follow these instructions to get your copy: 
  • 1. Go to: http://bigfinishgames.com.s80428.gridserver.com/tex-murphy-mutant-league
  • 2. Make sure you Log In using the link on the TOP RIGHT of this page FIRST (this logs you into the website).
  • 3. Next: you can use the link at the BOTTOM of the page where it says “Mutant League Login” to gain access to the backer downloads section.
  • 4. You will find all your eligible downloads here, including the documentary if you backed at that level.

In the ZIP package you will find an MP4 of the documentary, as well as a Subtitle (SRT) file. Most modern video players will recognize the accompanying SRT file, enabling you to activate subtitles if you would like.

For everybody else:

The documentary is available on YouTube (also with subtitles)! You can find it here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tooF40ktbdM

Would you like to contribute to translations? We understand that not all of our backers and fans speak or read English. Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to provide translations for our subtitles to the documentary.

However, if you are fluent in other languages (in addition to English) and would like to have a shot at translating the subtitles for your fellow fans, you are welcome to do so!

Simply download the SRT file (link below), and edit it with any text editor (such as Notepad, or Notepad++).

http://bigfiishgames.com/subtitles/MakingOfSubtitles.zip

Once you are done, you can reply to this Kickstarter update (in the comments section) with a link to where you have stored the translated Subtitle file. We would be happy to add it to the YouTube video and credit you in the “info” section for your contribution!

The big announcements? 

Well, there were a few given away during the stream, but to summarize – here are a few of the juicy revelations:

  • The Poisoned Pawn being a new standalone game set for late 2018 release (many of you already aware of this)
  • Another new and final Tex Murphy game to follow The Poisoned Pawn (provided we can make Poisoned Pawn as successful as we’d like)
  • Console release plans – we are working towards Xbox One X and PS4 Pro release to take advantage of the 4K Full Motion Video
  • The Tex Murphy store! – Making various pieces of Tex memorabilia available to buy on the BFG website (coming soon!)
  • New novels from Aaron Conners.

We will provide more details form all of the above in a forthcoming update. 

The new Tex Murphy game! 

If you either attended the live stream or watched the VOD, there was a lot of juicy news about the future of Tex Murphy. In the next week or so, we will post another update here to Kickstarter which summarizes most of this news (and what was discussed during the live stream). 

 In the meantime, you can follow the project at the following website: 

http://thepoisonedpawn.com 

 That’s it for now friends! Thank you for being the most amazing adventure game community ever! 

Big Finish Games.

The documentary and special event live stream is happening RIGHT NOW!

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Head on over to http://twitch.tv/ChronoWolfLive to join!  

Please be sure to sign up for a Twitch account if you want to participate in the live chat and ask your questions in the Q&A session with Aaron Conners and the Chaotic Fusion development team after the screening! You will also need to be following the channel in order to participate in the giveaway raffle live on stream. 

Radio Theater: The Big P.I. in the Sky has heard you!

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Hello Tesla Effect / Project Fedora Backers and Fans,  

In our previous update, we proposed what turned out to be a really bad idea. Out of ignorance and/or forgetfulness, we had to be reminded that the Radio Theater Kickstarter reward was on its own tier, hence of significant value to those who donated at that level. The passionate feedback we received was gratifying and humbling; we honestly didn’t realize how excited fans were about a new Radio Theater.  

However, our justifications for the really bad idea are still valid. Aaron’s existing scripts cannot be used in light of recent developments (unless you’re the type who enjoys having the plot spoiled before you get a chance to watch/read/play).  

So here’s the new plan:  

We will produce a new Radio Theater (6 episodes) that picks up from the end of the first Radio Theater (released in the early 2000’s). As mentioned in the previous update, Aaron has begun work on an all-new novel that picks up from the end of The Pandora Directive and fills the gap leading up to Tesla Effect. Both Radio Theaters (old and new) are part of this new story and are connected to what happens in both the upcoming Poisoned Pawn story and the series finale.  

How and when will the new episodes be delivered?  

Aaron will aim to have the 6-episode radio adaptation of his new novel written shortly after the completion of the novel itself. This is projected to be early 2018. We will then aim to record the episodes shortly afterwards. In which case, we estimate the release of these episodes to be around late Spring/early Summer 2018.  

Episodes will be released for eligible backers weekly over the course of 6 weeks, and each episode will be accompanied by a special “insights” cast by Aaron Conners (& special guests). In these bonus casts, Aaron will provide further insight into the story and how it ties into the Tex Murphy universe.  

Will non-eligible backers or the general public get to experience these episodes too?

We will be releasing these episodes to non-eligible backers and the general public, but in an effort to avoid devaluing the commitment from our eligible backers, we are going to release them as bonus content alongside the purchase of Aaron’s new novel.  

The novel and the accompanying radio theater episodes will be available to buy a few months after the initial release to backers, and shortly before the release of the new game towards the end of 2018.  

We certainly hope this news comes as a pleasant surprise to all of you who backed Project Fedora for the Radio Episodes and above and look forward to delivering these episodes to you as soon as we can!  

Don’t forget the Tex Murphy Special Event!  

Come join us for the “Making Of Tex Murphy” documentary, as well as the post-screening special event, this coming Saturday (December 2nd) at 1pm MST (8pm GMT / 12pm PST / 3pm EST) – (7am AUS/EST Sunday).  

The event will be streamed live on Twitch at: http://twitch.tv/ChronoWolfLive 

If you would like to participate in the live chat, be sure to sign up to Twitch if you don’t already have an account, and follow the above channel to be notified when the stream goes live!  

Thanks for being amazing!  

Big Finish Games.

 

Backer update, or... the case of the remaining incentives.

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Hello Tesla Effect backers and followers,  

As you are aware: there are currently two outstanding backer reward items from the Project Fedora / Tesla Effect campaign:  

  • “The Making of Tex Murphy” documentary
  • Radio Theater Episodes

In this update, we have exciting news regarding both of these items! 

“The Making of Tex Murphy” documentary 

Get a never before seen detailed insight into the history of the longest running PC adventure game franchise of all time. Learn where it all began: from humble beginnings though long-lasting friendships and professional relationships. See Tex Murphy’s birth on home video and quirky short films to his rebirth on the PC screen and beyond. Explore the challenges that came with producing some of the most innovative game titles of their time, all the way through to Tesla Effect and the new era of Adventure. 

This professional documentary covers everything you wanted to know about Tex Murphy over the course of 45 minutes. We are extremely proud of its production and can’t wait to share it with you!

The documentary will be for everyone!

Originally the documentary was going to accompany the “Soundtrack” and “High Resolution Poster” incentives (both already delivered to backers) for the $30 reward tier. It still is, but we believe the documentary is so good that it should be shared with the rest of the world! With this in mind, we are going to make it available to everyone by publishing it on Big Finish Games’ YouTube channel after a special online premiere event!  

However, as a special thanks to those who donated for this particular tier, you will get a download link to a higher-resolution full HD version to download and keep! In addition to this, we will be immortalizing you with a special mention in the credits of the documentary.


Documentary party / premiere event!

Documentary party / premiere event! To celebrate the release of the documentary, we will be hosting a LIVE STREAM premiere on Twitch. There, you will have the opportunity to watch the video before it is released and share your thoughts in a live chat. After the stream is over, we will announce where you can find the video online, and the download link for the high resolution version will be activated for all eligible backers.  

The premiere live stream party will be held on Saturday December 2nd at 1pm MST (8pm UTC/GMT, 3pm EST, 12pm PST, 9pm CET - all times are still Saturday December 2nd), and will be streamed at: twitch.tv/ChronoWolfLive – be sure to sign up to Twitch (if you don’t already have an account) and follow the above channel to be notified of when the stream goes live! You must have a Twitch account to participate in the live chat. A VOD (Video On Demand) version will be recorded to the Twitch channel to watch later for those who cannot make it to the live event.

 

The Documentary screening will be followed by a special live event. Keep reading to find out more.

Radio Theater Episodes  

The radio theater episodes have definitely been one of the most challenging rewards to deliver due to the sheer undertaking they would require. Producing 6 episodes complete with multiple actors, sound and music is no small feat, and we apologize for not having the time to commit to this project.  

There is also another very good reason for the delay...  

Originally, when the radio theater episodes were written (during the production of Tesla Effect) it was assumed that Tesla Effect *may* be the last Tex Murphy game. As a result, Aaron’s scripts for the radio theater provided a much more “conclusive” approach. However, in light of recent internal developments it’s now likely that the Tex Murphy series will continue with more games.  

This unfortunately renders the existing scripts for the radio theater obsolete. Rather than rewrite all-new episodes, Aaron has decided to focus his efforts on integrating updated content into an all-new novel that will help bridge the gap between Overseer and Tesla Effect.  

We cannot provide any hard dates as to when this novel will be completed, but rest assured the story that would have featured in the radio theater is going to play a role in a much bigger exploration of the Tex Murphy universe with this new novel!  

To help compensate backers for not doing the Radio Theater, Aaron Conners has offered to give eligible backers the first section of his novel for free. This will be available within the next several months.

Get ready for some really exciting news!  

The Tex Murphy saga has spanned almost 30 years, but is by no means over. Amazing things are currently happening behind the scenes to bring this series to its well-deserved climax.  

We will be making some big announcements at the end of the Making of Tex Murphy Documentary Premiere streaming event. The post-documentary show will be a live stream with Aaron Conners and an all-new development team ‘Chaotic Fusion’. We encourage all interested backers, fans and players to stick around after the screening of the documentary so you can learn all the details and ask your questions!  

Thank you for being the greatest game community on the planet!  

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our Tesla Effect backers for their continued support and patience. We are proud of what we were able to deliver to fans, humbled by the amazing response you have given us over the years, and are excited about the future.  

Thank you,  

Big Finish Games

 

Last chance to verify or update your shipping information!!!

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 Step 3: After you have successfully logged into the download section, scroll to the bottom of the page. There will be an icon that reads “Update Details of your Physical Incentives.” Click on this icon. 

 Step 4: You will see a form where you can update your shipping address. After you have updated your address, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the icon that reads “I verify the above information is correct.” Then – you are finished! It is saved and updated in our system. 

Please update your information by November 21, 2014. 

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