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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.

Whew - Week 1

Greetings Mutant League!

Wow! Has it really been less than a week since our Kickstarter ended? We've jumped right into production on Project Fedora and we want to thank you all for your generosity and support to make this possible. We are excited, thrilled, and still in a bit of shock that we are actually in development for the next Tex Murphy game. The great news is that since we have surpassed our Kickstarter goal, it will expand and broaden the Project Fedora game. However, this will change our estimated delivery date. We are in the process of updating our delivery dates for all of the incentives and we will have a document available next week about when to expect the incentives.

We have really loved being part of the Kickstarter community and we hope to carry over all the great backer interaction into the development process of Project Fedora. You guys have been so positive throughout the campaign - and on top of that, you guys are hysterical (The "Tex Murphy Musical" themes had us laughing all morning). We want to continue having your input throughout the process.


In fact, you can participate right now by voting on your top 3 choices of new business establishments for Chandler Avenue. The survey can be found here.


We also hope to do more "Google+ Broadcasts" as we continue throughout development.


Many people at the $500+ tiers have asked about where to submit their photos. We will contact you guys later this week with an email address to send the photos to.

With regard to the Hat Sizes, here is a chart:


With regard to the T-Shirt Sizes, here is a chart:

Thank you guys again - we'll be working as hard as we can to bring you the next Tex Murphy installment!

Best,

Chris

Comments

    1. Creator Lindsay Williams on June 22, 2012

      My top few included
      - Rival PI
      - Speeder Repair Shop (like a seedy body shop/auto mechanic with lots of cool items for your inventory)
      - thrift store (run by some ridiculous hipster that Tex could make fun of for wearing a Fedora in a non-PI fashion?)
      - jazz club (so excited about the live versions of the songs being recorded!)
      The Cosmic Connection (or other hippie/mysticism store), inspector Burns BBQ, Weenie World, Bob's Wonder Emporium, Bowling Alley and Crazy Gary's Organic Produce were all up there too.

    2. Creator James McKendrew on June 22, 2012

      What if the ex-wife got a PI license?

    3. Creator RetroNick on June 22, 2012

      I really like the idea of a snarky rival PI, but having an Inspector Burns inspired BBQ joint would be hilarious!

    4. Creator Mandy Robinson on June 22, 2012

      That was so hard there are some brilliant ideAs I love the comedy that is sure to pour out from those ideas . Inspecter burns bbq joint he he he

    5. Creator Jonathan Bagelman on June 21, 2012

      I voted for Rival PI, and judging from the comments a lot of us did, so I think that one will definitely make it. I don't know if anyone else already said this, but the PI's last name, of course, should be Cash (as in "Cash! My nemesis!" ;) ) It would be even more interesting if the rival PI is female.

    6. Creator Aura on June 21, 2012

      Am I the only one that likes the idea of a Rival PI?

      How long will the survey be up?
      Need to think it through, there're some interesting choices there to decide on the fly.

    7. Creator TexKnight - Proud owner of a Fedora on June 21, 2012

      I could picture myself - as the "Weird Swede" - in a bookstore on Chandler Ave, as I'm the owner of one irl.
      Maybe I even can picture a picture of myself on the wall of that bookstore that I'm picturing. ;P

    8. Creator Jim Clark on June 21, 2012

      I've made my selection for Chandler Ave during the day and my partner asked me about the list when she got in from work. Now the link drops me at the Survey monkey home page and we can't see the list. Part of the fun with this sort of thing is going back to the list even if it's just to review it. It would be kind of fun to be able to see how this was going.

    9. Creator Bruce Ward on June 21, 2012

      Don't let Chandler Avenue get too upscale. This is still the mutant, radiation blasted side of town, and not the place for fancy restaurants and nice offices (although, to be honest, it might be funny to have Big Finish have their offices there!).

      Chandler is for the mutants and the downtrodden. It is blue-collar all the way.

    10. Creator Mark R on June 21, 2012

      How about a PayDay Loan shop run by a mutant with a hammerhead or a shark-fin growing out of his back. Tex would have to borrow money there.

    11. Creator David Baker on June 21, 2012

      Would love to have an explorable coit tower :)

    12. Creator Brian Bagnall on June 21, 2012

      Bowling alley, only because Access made the best bowling simulation out there for a while. If they're revisiting golf, might as well add bowling too!

    13. Creator Jessica on June 21, 2012

      A dive bar sounds good, perhaps also a run down club?

    14. Creator Nelson Carter, Negotiator on June 21, 2012

      Great to get an update ;)
      So many good ideas for additions to Chandler ave... Looks like it really will get revitalized with style :)

      Thanks again to CJ & AC for working so hard for so so long to bring us this opportunity to bring Tex back
      Pure AWESOMENESS!!

    15. Creator Devon Rampe on June 21, 2012

      Yea there should be womens sizes in shirts too so they can have them fit right in their "chest" area. :)

    16. Creator Tomimt on June 21, 2012

      I'd love to see a seedy bar and bowling alley as well.

    17. Creator Devon Rampe on June 21, 2012

      Ok i voted. Wow so many to choose from!

    18. Creator Jeanene on June 21, 2012

      Bowling alley would allow a game within a game, without detracting from the storyline....And a jazz club would allow more awesome Tex music....he could even get up and play some tunes.

    19. Creator Pkrs on June 21, 2012

      An update with a lot of informations less than one week after the end of the campaign, that's great !
      I hope it will continue. A lot of kickstarter campaigns almost don't give any news after they've reached their goal. But this campaign is not the average kickstarter campaign ! And I can't wait to watch a new broadcast. Thank you for everything.
      And please, for the musical, more a thing like the scene in the fuschia flamingo in PD. Not a true musical ... (or, with an option at the begining of the game to skip it / or an independat story where everyone in chandler Avenue is singing, but not in the plot of the new game)

    20. Creator db on June 21, 2012

      @Andrew - I agree. Don't want the game to be too full of nods to fans, goofy humour etc. Pandora Directive hit the nail on the head for humour/drama.

    21. Creator Laurent Baron on June 21, 2012

      About the musical section, it could be worked into the plot nicely, like Tex having to go undercover in a club and thus having to play with the band (there's a funny scene on that premise in a french movie called "Oss 117 : Le Caire Nid d'Espions"). Pandora vibe doesn't mean no humor or relief, right ?

    22. Creator Andrew Whitehead on June 20, 2012

      Please ... please ... no musical. I'd rather the vibe of Pandora Directive than The Singing Detective.

    23. Creator Michael D. Bafitis on June 20, 2012

      With all the extra filming and programming I'm guessing we're looking at a release date of Christmas 2013 or Spring 2014... I could be wrong, this is just a guess... I'd wait until 2020 now that I know it is being made... The last 15 years have been horrible... lol

    24. Creator Kristin azalea A on June 20, 2012

      Yep, as soon as I got the survey I was saddened at A) the lack of sizing details (now corrected), and B) no female cut. :(

    25. Creator Tim Orr: Red Shirt of the Obsidian Order on June 20, 2012

      @Froguda: I saw what you did there.

      I am so excited for all the great games that 2013 holds. Mayans, you got it wrong the world will end at the end of 2013, because the pure awesomeness will be too much to hold.

    26. Creator heather, part of the mutant league on June 20, 2012

      how about a wedding chapel for tex and rook?

    27. Creator Guilherme Salgado Braga on June 20, 2012

      Let´s go, Brazil, Rotisserie Churrascaria!!!

    28. Creator Changis von Secondly on June 20, 2012

      Laura, in a Tex Murphy t-shirt, you can't look any more good (except if you put on a Tex Murphy trenchcoat and/or Fedora)

    29. Creator James McKendrew on June 20, 2012

      Personally, I think women look wonderful in men's t-shirts. But then, I also voted for a "Gentleman's Club" to be added to Chandler Ave. (Noir needs sleazy joints that the good guy wouldn't have frequented if he wasn't hitting, or heading towards, rock bottom.)

    30. Creator Blues Brother on June 20, 2012

      Aaaaaaaaaarrggh!
      Too many damn choices!! I think I'll need some time to decide...

    31. Creator Laura Polaco on June 20, 2012

      3rd vote for a women's cut. To be honest I'm not likely to wear a man's cut shirt. I do want to tell the world how awesome Tex Murphy is but I also want to look good!

    32. Creator Asger Wille-Jørgensen on June 20, 2012

      Loving the idea of more Hangout sessions! Nice update :)

    33. Creator Gonchi on June 20, 2012

      Gah... wish I'd seen those T-Shirt sizes before doing the survey.

      That's a lot of potential locations for Chandler avenue. I'll have to think of it a bit before making my picks.

    34. Creator Rob on June 20, 2012

      And the Bookstore! For nostalgia's sake, we need to have a bookstore and post office in the game.

    35. Creator Rob on June 20, 2012

      You have to admit, Antique Store, Post Office, and Thrift Store would have to be pretty good, especially if you can interact with stuff inside. Bob's Wonder Emporium also sounds pretty interesting.

    36. Creator Patrick on June 20, 2012

      @Rob: Aha, Guess I should have just tried it. Makes sense :)

    37. Creator Rob on June 20, 2012

      Okay, now that I actually tried selecting a number, I get it...you can drag & drop the different locations to rank them from favorite (1, I assume) to least favorite (56).

    38. Creator MetalDog on June 20, 2012

      LOL at Mr Burns shop.
      No danger of his biggest fan returning?

    39. Creator Patrick on June 20, 2012

      Yikes! Looks like I might need to change my M to a S, and I'm a tall guy!

    40. Creator Melanie Foraker on June 20, 2012

      Love me an update. Starting to get withdrawls!! So excited for everything that is in the works!!

    41. Creator Paul - Member, Mutant League on June 20, 2012

      I need a XXXL t-shirt, who do i have to talk to or specifically how to talk to make sure i get the size i need?

    42. Creator db on June 20, 2012

      I probably should have gone for a small now i see sizes. Is there any way to change this?

    43. Creator Patrick on June 20, 2012

      Re. the survey: just to be sure: we're supposed to rate just / at least three, where the favorite gets '1', 2nd favorite '2' etc.?

    44. Creator Rob on June 20, 2012

      How about adding a cupcake shop to the list of new establishments? For the survey, do we select 56 or 1 for our favorite shop? Also, can someone vote the same number for multiple establishments? Should our 3 numbers add up to any certain total?

    45. Creator Elizabeth April Lockwood Edwards on June 20, 2012

      Ahh it's great to have an update, thanks for the info. Exciting times!

      @ marina - seconded! A womens shirt would be fantastic.

    46. Creator Paul Marzagalli on June 20, 2012

      Voted Arcade, Big Finish Office Building (love me some meta), and of course the rival private investigator!!!

    47. Creator Russell Deitch on June 20, 2012

      Hi, folks.
      Regarding being a backer, I have been an angel in the past and have an IMDB page. Are you going to do the same?

    48. Creator Rena on June 20, 2012

      Having to push back game release because the community helped fund great expansions? Thats the kind of delay I like to hear :) Great that you'll be taking the extra time to flesh them out. Look forward to hearing from you during the development process (so long as there are non-spoiler and spoiler separations!), good luck guys with the game dev!

    49. Creator Adrian Posor on June 20, 2012

      We can vote on the game content? How creazy is that? I mean, that is fantastic! And I guess this will not even be the last survey. Thanks for this!

    50. Creator Adrian Posor on June 20, 2012

      Thanks for the info on the T-shirt and hat sizes! I was just wondering whether there are differences between different countries. Now everything is clear.