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It's the novel you play. It's the book that's a game. VIDYA BOOKS presents... The book, as reimagined by video game makers.
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    BOOK ONE - A digital copy, on iPad and iPhone, of the very first Vidya Book, on the day of release. In addition, for every stretch goal we reach, you will receive the additional VIDYA BOOK at NO ADDITIONAL COST. That's right, the more people you get to sign up, the more content you will receive for your pledge.

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    PHILANTHROPIST - We are creating a Free Vidya Books Program for schools, libraries and academic researchers. On pledges of $25 or more, we will add five books to the program. You ALSO get BOOK ONE on the day of release for your iPad and iPhone, plus any stretch goal items.

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    STUDENT / TEACHER PASS - A one year subscription to our BACKSTAGE CLUB. Applies to current students of all ages and teachers. You ALSO get BOOK ONE on the day of release for your iPad and iPhone, plus any stretch goal items AND we will add five books into the Free Vidya Books Program.

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    CREATOR PASS - A one year subscription to our BACKSTAGE CLUB. Applies to writers, illustrators and game makers. Be the first to be notified of all future creative, technical and production jobs / contract work, AND help us shape our strategy to scale up Vidya Books to be a major creative and commercial platform. This is a great opportunity for aspiring creatives who are looking for innovative opportunities. Applies to anyone who has had published work or has studied writing, illustrating or game making. You ALSO get BOOK ONE on the day of release for your iPad and iPhone, plus any stretch goal items AND we will add five books into the Free Vidya Books Program.

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    BACKSTAGE CLUB SUBSCRIPTION -

    A one year subscription to the BACKSTAGE CLUB. Shape the future of Vidya Books, with exclusive access to our forums, PLUS early access to preview builds of ALL our new content. That means that as we enter the alpha & beta testing phases, BACKSTAGE CLUB members will be able to play preview builds and give feedback. You ALSO get BOOK ONE on the day of release for your iPad and iPhone, plus any stretch goal items AND we will add five books into the Free Vidya Books Program.

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    CUSTOMIZED DEDICATION - You choose a personal, custom dedication that will be displayed exclusively at the beginning of the book when reading on your account. This is in addition to the PUBLIC DEDICATION (that all readers see). You ALSO get a one year BACKSTAGE CLUB subscription and BOOK ONE on the day of release for your iPad and iPhone, plus any stretch goal items AND we will add five books into the Free Vidya Books Program.

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    SECRET MESSAGE - We will encode a special secret message from you to someone else. This makes a fantastic gift for someone special in your life: a boyfriend, girlfriend, your child, teacher, personal dog walker. At an undisclosed point in the book, a character will hand them your secret message. You ALSO get a one year BACKSTAGE CLUB subscription and BOOK ONE on the day of release for your iPad and iPhone, plus any stretch goal items AND we will add five books into the Free Vidya Books Program.

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    SCHOOL BENEFACTOR - Know a school that would benefit from Vidya Books? It could be your child's school, or just a school in need. For a pledge at this level, we will give 30 copies of Vidya books to a school or academic program of your choosing. We will contact the school and announce your gift (in your name, or anonymously, your choice). You ALSO get a one year BACKSTAGE CLUB subscription and BOOK ONE on the day of release for your iPad and iPhone, plus any stretch goal items AND we will add five books into the Free Vidya Books Program.

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    Creative call / Skype with creative consultant Max: a one hour call to cover anything you want. This could be for you, for your children, or how about donating this to your local school. You ALSO get a one year BACKSTAGE CLUB subscription and BOOK ONE on the day of release for your iPad and iPhone, plus any stretch goal items AND we will add five books into the Free Vidya Books Program.

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    THESPIAN - You (or a person of your choosing) will be a secondary character. We will work with you to capture your personality (while respecting the integrity of the story). You ALSO get a one year BACKSTAGE CLUB subscription and BOOK ONE on the day of release for your iPad and iPhone, plus any stretch goal items AND we will add five books into the Free Vidya Books Program.

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    Game Designer Skype / call with Joe Booth: a one hour call with Joe to cover anything you want. This could be for you, for your children, or how about donating this to your local school. You ALSO get a one year BACKSTAGE CLUB subscription and BOOK ONE on the day of release for your iPad and iPhone, plus any stretch goal items AND we will add five books into the Free Vidya Books Program.

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    CO-WRITER: YOU will work with our creative staff to create a sub plot. You will see the drafts as we write them and we'll consult as we create! You ALSO get a one year BACKSTAGE CLUB subscription and BOOK ONE on the day of release for your iPad and iPhone, plus any stretch goal items AND we will add five books into the Free Vidya Books Program.

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    VILLAIN: You (or the person of your choosing) will be cast as the story's villain. We will work with you to capture your unique personality, characteristics and, of course, your name (respecting the integrity of the story). You ALSO get a one year BACKSTAGE CLUB subscription and BOOK ONE on the day of release for your iPad and iPhone, plus any stretch goal items AND we will add five books into the Free Vidya Books Program.

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    Be the HERO - We will name the hero after you (or person of your choosing). Of course the name needs to fit the story, so we do reserve the right to work with you to tweak it. We will also use some of your characteristics to help shape his personality (while respecting the creative integrity of the story arc). You ALSO get the one year BACKSTAGE CLUB subscription and BOOK ONE on the day of release for your iPad and iPhone, plus any stretch goal items AND we will add five books into the Free Vidya Books Program.

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    PRODUCER - You will get Producer credit on the first VIDYA BOOK. You ALSO get the one year BACKSTAGE CLUB subscription and BOOK ONE on the day of release for your iPad and iPhone, plus any stretch goal items AND we will add five books into the Free Vidya Books Program.

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    DEDICATE BOOK ONE -

    Make history as the very first Vidya Book is dedicated to YOU (or someone of your choosing) including a short message (within reason as governed by the laws of being awesome).

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER - Fund the Pilot of a new book.... We know there are tons of killer story ideas that we should tackle with Vidya Books. For $10,000, you get to be an Executive Producer and help us choose that next big idea. You ALSO get the one year BACKSTAGE CLUB subscription and BOOK ONE on the day of release for your iPad and iPhone, plus any stretch goal items AND we will add five books into the Free Vidya Books Program.

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    RED SHIRT - Adventuring is a dangerous business, and accidents will happen. Every epic story need its 'red shirts', those poor characters whose 15 seconds of fame is cut short. As a 'red shirt', we will work with you to capture your name, a short backstory and give you an interesting death! You ALSO get a one year BACKSTAGE CLUB subscription and BOOK ONE on the day of release for your iPad and iPhone, plus any stretch goal items AND we will add five books into the Free Vidya Books Program.

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    HEROINE: You (or the person of your choosing) will co-star as the story's heroine. We will work with you to capture your unique personality, characteristics and, of course, your name (respecting the integrity of the story). You ALSO get a one year BACKSTAGE CLUB subscription and BOOK ONE on the day of release for your iPad and iPhone, plus any stretch goal items AND we will add five books into the Free Vidya Books Program.

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    CO-STAR: You (or the person of your choosing) will be cast in the role of sidekick or mentor. We will work with you to capture your unique personality, characteristics and, of course, your name (respecting the integrity of the story). You ALSO get a one year BACKSTAGE CLUB subscription and BOOK ONE on the day of release for your iPad and iPhone, plus any stretch goal items AND we will add five books into the Free Vidya Books Program.

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