Funded! This project was successfully funded on August 8, 2012.

Update #19

The Final Countdown *doodoo DOOOO doooo!*

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Here we are - 36 hours and counting!

You know what to do! Get your meedlies out and ROCK!

At the point of writing, we have just broken $42,000 in pledges, which is PHENOMENAL. That is 442% of our initial goal, from 750 backers. You are 750 of the coolest people in the world. Just sayin'.

So we're less than $8,000 from our $50,000 stretch goal and the improved printing quality for our comics. As I said before, we've been running the numbers to see just how big a quality increase we can offer you as we push for that goal. I can finally give you an idea!

We were originally going to print the comic with 40lb gloss stock for the interior pages and a 60lb gloss cover. Should we hit $50,000 we will bump that up to 60lb gloss for the interior pages and an 80lb cover, really giving our comic issues a substantial, quality feel. Expect a similar increase in quality for the hardcover books.

We are dedicated to giving you a top quality reading experience however you wish to experience Telikos Protocol. If we can hit that $50,000 goal, we can definitely make that happen, even moreso than we already were.

So how are you helping us get to $50,000? Are you telling your friends about us? Sending out Tweets, Facebook statuses, sharing the link to the Kickstarter? Let us know! We'd love to hear how you're helping the cause!

Thank you for your continued support. As we head into the final stretch, we can but thank you from the bottom of our hearts. This has been an emotional and frankly insane month, and a rollercoaster well worth riding!

See you at the finish line!

Pete and Adam

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      Creator Jay Douglas - Vanquish Interactive on August 7, 2012

      Don't worry about adding for shipping - simply add $20 and we'll get a shirt out to you! :)

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      Creator Nathan Leung on August 7, 2012

      If I add $20 for the shirt do I need to add any for international shipping? For example if I get the paperback which has already $20 international shipping, would I just add $20 for the shirt?

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      Creator Jay Douglas - Vanquish Interactive on August 7, 2012

      We will be distributing the digital copies online, so expect to receive them before the physical copies. :)

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      Creator Stuart MacAulay on August 7, 2012

      i got the industrial level, im just wondering if i will get the digital copy and the physical copy at the same time?

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      Creator Ben Thomson on August 7, 2012

      Really hoping we hit the $50k. I've backed for all three hardbacks, but I can't decide if I'm going to hold out till they arrive or just start reading the PDF's!

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