Taste, Rewards and Biscuits
Hello backers and soon-to-be backers! ;-)
It's been a few hectic days since our first update and since then a lot of stuff has been going on at the office, so without further ado:
Videos, Music and Playable Prototypes
We can't believe we actually forgot to post our videos, music and playable prototypes at the launch of our campaign! Yes, that was a huge blunder we know...
So we've now added the "taste" section to the main page that has a few goodies for those who want to dive deeper into Interstellar Marines as a whole and Prologue in particular. Be sure to check it out!
Above is the GDC Presentation that Kim references in the Kickstarter video.
Also, do remember that you can try out all our playable prototypes in your browser by heading over to InterstellarMarines.com – It's completely free and no registration required!
*Only* Training Missions!?
We've received quite a few questions asking about Prologue only being training missions, and that it feels like it won't be a full game.
We can absolutely guarantee that this game is going to blow your socks off, both in terms of being a game that stands on its own merits, and because this training scenario is going to be unlike anything else you've tried before!
Prologue is designed to deliver tons of replay value and gameplay depth in both SP, MP and CO-OP as well as an introduction to a remarkable and atmospheric underground military facility (that is destined to be revisited later in the trilogy). The game also tells an extremely relevant story of consequences echoing far into the rest of the trilogy's storyline for several key characters of the games.
The big challenge for us is to sell the vision of something that have never been done before, and for some of you we just haven't achieved this yet. So, we're currently trying to figure out how to sell the vision even better, with concept art, videos, music and whatnot. Stay tuned.
We're Working On Reward Add-Ons
Another big question have been concerning the current tiers structure and requests for "add-ons" to the lower tiers. We're extremely open to this and are currently figuring out what to offer and how.
We're planning to provide options for both physical (t-shirts, art book) and digital (co-op packs, soundtrack) add-ons, and we encourage you to send us any ideas you might have, including ideas for new rewards.
Reddit AMA Coming Soon
We're also planning to setup an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit where everyone is invited to give us some tough questions to answer. This is something we're really looking forward to and we'll post a time and date soon!
Tomorrow is Total Biscuit day
Tomorrow, we will be interviewed by The Cynical Brit and frag him on the Deadlock servers, so we've decided to make an update to Deadlock in order to get the Operations map back online.
You are of course ALL invited to join the servers and we can't wait to get some intense action going!
Although we're not entirely clear on when it's going down, it's probably going to be around 18:00-21:00 CET (12:00-15:00 PM EST). We'll announce the exact time when we know on our Facebook page.
That's all for now – thanks to all of you who have supported us thus far and let's keep the ball rolling!
FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME,
Kim (ZPSHicks) & Mikael (heks)