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Dystopian Detective Tex Murphy returns in his most amazing adventure yet in Project Fedora.

Questions about the Tex Memorabilia giveaway.

Greetings Mutant League,

We have received a lot of questions and notifications about the "Tex Murphy" memorabilia and Kickstarter's policy on giveaways since launching our last update. Thank you for forwarding those on. Originally, we believed the giveaways were prohibited if that was what your Kickstarter project was - a raffle, lottery, or giveaway. We had seen other Kickstarter projects include giveaways in their final days but because of all the questions, we have contacted Kickstarter for clarification.  If it needs to, we will find another way outside of Kickstarter to do a giveaway of all the items we had listed.  We'll keep you updated as we get information. We apologize for the confusion on our part and hope to have a remedy soon.

Thank you,

Chris & Aaron

EDIT:

Hi Everyone,

Thank you for your patience. We contacted Kickstarter and they were very understanding to our situation and our misunderstanding. The Tex Murphy - Memorabilia giveaway will continue as intended. We had a great day today and can't wait to finish out the last 30 hours!

Tune into our "Countdown" broadcast on our Kickstarter page! Aaron Conners, Adrian Carr, Chris Jones, Doug Vandegrift and others from the Big Finish team will be there. It begins at 9:00pm MDT on Friday, June 15.

Thank you so much - Mutant League! We've appreciate your enthusiasm and support to bringing Tex back.

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    1. Creator barbarian_bros- Cayne Corp.Shareholder on June 15, 2012

      @Maxim : that was update 34... thing have changed :
      - 1) Everyone who has pledged at least $15 gets a chance at winning a piece of Tex memorabilia.

      - 2) Anyone who upgrades their pledge by $15 from the time UPDATE 34 was launched has a chance at winning an upgrade to the $1,000 tier. 3 people in total will win an upgraded tier. If you are selected and have already pledged at the $1,000 tier, you will receive one of the Tex memorabilia pieces.

    2. Creator Maxim Mishin on June 15, 2012

      "Everyone who has already pledged $75 or more is automatically entered into the drawing to win "Tex Memorabilia."

    3. Creator Michael on June 15, 2012

      Will anyone who has pledged $75 or more be automatically entered into the drawing, or do you have to up your pledge by $15? I can't wait for text to come back.

    4. Creator barbarian_bros- Cayne Corp.Shareholder on June 15, 2012

      Since this sum (and total paypal amount) are not real-time updated (last update was 9:15pm MST), the actual total sum is probably higher than $583 100 (573362 from kickstarter + 9738 for the last updated paypal amount) ...

    5. Creator Paskarl (k0SH) on June 15, 2012

      @Netreek:
      As barbarian_bros has posted the link you can find the total sum (KS +PP) here:
      http://www.bigfinishgames.com/sites/default/files/kickstarter_stretchtex.jpg…

    6. Creator Netreek on June 15, 2012

      how you know howmuch is added in paypal? So far I only see here the sum which is 571k and still 14k to go. or maybe less? only 18 hours to go. Ohhhh let it happen. :)

    7. Creator barbarian_bros- Cayne Corp.Shareholder on June 15, 2012

      They are added... you can see this image on Big Finish Game Site : http://www.bigfinishgames.com/sites/default/files/kickstarter_stretchtex.jpg…
      It's usual with kickstarter projects : once the minimal funding is reached, they add paypal payment feature to let people who can't use amazon payment pledge.

    8. Creator WP - Member, Mutant League on June 15, 2012

      If the paypal amount is added to the kickstarter amount, we are so close.

      Can we get a ruling on those numbers being added to please, like with the fedora raffle ?

      Lets bring back not just Tex Murphy but also James Earl Jones :)

    9. Creator barbarian_bros- Cayne Corp.Shareholder on June 15, 2012

      $570,729 on Kickstarter + $9738 (last paypal refresh) = 19 hours left to get the lacking $4533 to the 130% stretch.
      Seems that Tex can train his 'swing'

    10. Creator Luis Bermudez on June 15, 2012

      Woot! We're over 125%!!! I can already feel the orchestrated goodness!

    11. Creator Luis Bermudez on June 15, 2012

      Good points, Matt Combes. Karen, no worries -- that's a legitimate concern that many of us had. I'm glad everything worked out. I think we are just excited about Tex doing well, Kickstarter doing well, and making sure that the backers are getting justly compensated for their time, money, and energy put into this Kickstarter campaign.

    12. Creator Paskarl (k0SH) on June 15, 2012

      "The Tex Murphy - Memorabilia giveaway will continue as intended."
      So Tex is allowed to do so, but Lilly Looking Through is not?
      I love and support both projects.
      But I´dont get it why kickstarter apply double standards :(
      http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/516151670/lilly-looking-through-an-animated-adventure-game/posts/246848

    13. Creator Matt Combes on June 14, 2012

      Aha! I knew doing giveaways like this were acceptable. Glad you guys are able to see it out unimpeded!

    14. Creator Karen Elizabeth on June 14, 2012

      Thanks for doing that, and sorry I sent you a bazillon crazy emails about it :-/
      Big Finish are good boys and girls who play by the rules.

    15. Creator brown on June 14, 2012

      Thanks for checking on this!!

    16. Creator SoulLifter on June 14, 2012

      Great news CJ & AC!

    17. Creator Basti Grünwald on June 14, 2012

      Thanks for the update (probably you should re-mention it the next *real* update - I nearly would have missed this edit). :)

    18. Creator Chris Jones & Aaron Conners on June 14, 2012

      Hi Everyone,

      Thank you for your patience. We contacted Kickstarter and they were very understanding to our situation and our misunderstanding. The Tex Murphy - Memorabilia giveaway will continue as intended. We had a great day today and can't wait to finish out the last 30 hours!

      Tune into our "Countdown" broadcast on our Kickstarter page! Aaron Conners, Adrian Carr, Chris Jones, Doug Vandegrift and others from the Big Finish team will be there. It begins at 9:00pm MDT on Friday, June 15.

      Thank you so much - Mutant League! We've appreciate your enthusiasm and support to bringing Tex back.

    19. Creator Minsc&Boo on June 14, 2012

      Even if we don't make 130%, we can still paypal afterwards to get it up there right?

    20. Creator Netreek on June 14, 2012

      32 hours and for the BIG 130% still 32k to go. Will we do it? Will we be able to see the MURLOCS? the ingame Golf? and hear the Ochestra? Of course I am also curious about the raffle thing. But more I hope that we achive the 130%. Really.

    21. Creator Matt Combes on June 14, 2012

      I for one would like to hear what the final word from Kickstarter is on this. I've seen many projects do giveaways with no problems. My interpretation of the rules is that you can't offer a tier which only lists a raffle/giveaway entry as the reward -- as long as your tiers offer guaranteed rewards (physical or digital), then the project can, on its own through updates, indicate that either a) all backers have a chance to randomly win something, or b) a subset of backers (say, $30 and up) have a chance to randomly win something. This way there's no possibility of someone pledging money and getting nothing in return, which I believe is the concept behind the rule.

    22. Creator Luis Bermudez on June 14, 2012

      Yeah, raffles on kickstarter are a tricky issue since it doesn't really follow the Kickstarter model. People like me though would appreciate you looking into whether this is allowed or not, since it potentially throws a wrench into things.
      Anyway, I just want you guys to have a successful Kickstarter, so that Tex can come alive in its full glory. I just don't want to see you get stuck with something as messy as raffle.

    23. Creator Basti Grünwald on June 14, 2012

      Well, I think KS is taking care very seriously that it's not becoming an illegal gambling site, where pledges are more connected to "may-be's" then the final product. I can understand, when they draw the line here at no-tolerance as otherwise, this would be very hard to distinguish.

    24. Creator shrubbery on June 14, 2012

      All I want is Tex back in action. Anything else is gravy. Mmmm, mashed potatoes and gravy....

    25. Creator Karen Elizabeth on June 14, 2012

      Phew! Better safe than sorry! THANK YOU! <3

    26. Creator Rena on June 14, 2012

      Shhh sbenrap haha :D

    27. Creator Kristin azalea A on June 14, 2012

      I was wondering what context Lilly gave for their question to KS admins; whether they made the giveaway seem like a for-pledge item rather than a side thing like most have done.

    28. Creator sbenrap on June 14, 2012

      I agree, this can be done later on the BFG boards for all those who contributed (and look at that, it's even on the 15$ tier - "win great prizes")

    29. Creator David M - Cayne Corp. Shareholder $6.66 on June 14, 2012

      Not a problem. It seemed like Lilly reached the opinion from the response they were given, that even raffles amongst backers are not allowed, although my initial interpretation of the rules did and still does match your own.

    30. Creator TheChosenOne on June 14, 2012

      As long as I win!

    31. Creator Dan Robert Polsrød on June 14, 2012

      I'm just hoping to see you reach that stretch goal of 30%. :-) Although having a shot at getting bumped to the $1000 tier and winning some Tex Murphy shwag makes this Kickstarter the best Kickstarter projects I've backed so far. :-D

    32. Creator MattG on June 14, 2012

      Yeah, we're cool with that :)

    33. Creator Newguru -T. Murphy's Crazy 888's Chapter on June 14, 2012

      No worries Chris! Chill out - were here for you guys!!

    34. Creator LarsErik/888H4T/OOTG/XSF/OOoE/AGL589/Ao3 on June 14, 2012

      You have our full trust, don't fret! :)

    35. Creator Qutaiba M. Okasha on June 14, 2012

      We are with you all the way

    36. Creator Steve Douglas - Member, Mutant League on June 14, 2012

      We'll support whatever has to be done. We have your back!