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)
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THE GAME: You receive Prologue on STEAM and as a DOWNLOADABLE DRM-free version when it is finished. You also receive an exclusive BACKER RIBBON on your game identity that proves you made Prologue happen!Estimated delivery:
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PROLOGUE CO-OP PACK: Everything from above + You receive 3 EXTRA copies of Prologue to give to your friends and experience Prologue in all it’s co-op glory!Estimated delivery:
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FIRST CONTACT: Everything from above + You receive the DIGITAL ART BOOK filled with concept art, renderings and illustrations from the development of Prologue, as well as the DIGITAL SOUNDTRACK “The Beginning”. You are also assigned a FRONTLINER GAME IDENTITY as a true visionary for what is to come, that includes a digital pre-order of the first game of the trilogy called First Contact!Estimated delivery:
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FIRST CONTACT CO-OP PACK: Everything from above + You receive 3 EXTRA digital pre-orders of First Contact to give to your friends.Estimated delivery:
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TRILOGY: Everything from above + You are assigned the SPEARHEAD GAME IDENTITY that includes a digital pre-order of the COMPLETE TRILOGY in all its glory, including your name in the credits and HALL OF FAME rooms in all games. You also receive an exclusive backer T-SHIRT that shows “We Are Not Alone!” (Free shipping worldwide)Estimated delivery:
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CLAIM YOUR BULLSEYE: Everything from above + You reserve a LIMITED SPOT to get your name on a unique bullseye in Prologue that ties into the achievement mini-game. You will also receive a physical BULLSEYE PIN to go with your t-shirt. (You must select this tier to claim this reward!)Estimated delivery:
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IN-GAME HELMET & EXTRA T-SHIRT: Everything from above (except “Claim Your Bullseye”) + At this tier you are a SUPER SUPPORTER so you receive an exclusive in-game helmet only wearable by Super Supporters and another backer t-shirt. You also receive a Super Supporter RIBBON on your Spearhead game identity and are placed under the Super Supporters section of the credits and Hall of Fame rooms! (Free shipping worldwide)Estimated delivery:
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DIGITAL-ONLY CO-OP PACK: This tier is identical to the SIGNED POSTER & CO-OP PACK tier below, but without the poster and backer t-shirts.Estimated delivery:
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SIGNED POSTER & CO-OP PACK: Everything from above + You receive an exclusive movie-size poster signed by the team and a Vanguard Co-Op Pack to gift among your friends. You will also receive 2 EXTRA T-SHIRTS so there will be one for each of your buddies! (Free shipping worldwide)Estimated delivery:
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SIGNED ART BOOK: Everything from above + You receive a signed hardcover art book with full-page concept art, renderings and illustrations about the development of Prologue. Your co-op pack from above is also bumped to a FRONTLINER CO-OP PACK so you can gift both Prologue and the first game of the trilogy, to your co-op buddies! (Free shipping worldwide)Estimated delivery:
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LIFETIME ACCESS: Everything from above + At this tier we believe you have contributed more than enough, so we will award you with LIFETIME ACCESS TO INTERSTELLAR MARINES on all platforms! You will also be upgraded to the SPEARHEAD CO-OP PACK so you can experience the complete trilogy in co-op with your friends. Finally we want to salute your support by sending you a CUSTOM-MADE ITO DOG TAG engraved with your username! (Free shipping worldwide)Estimated delivery:
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COLLECTIBLE STATUE & SARA ANNOUNCEMENT: Everything from above + You receive a physical one of a kind collectible marine statue that ties into the “find the collectible statues” MINI-GAME! You will also be given the unique chance to collaborate with the team and DESIGN A SARA ANNOUNCEMENT. At this tier you will also reserve a spot in the CLAIM YOUR BULLSEYE mini-game. (Free shipping worldwide)Estimated delivery:
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IN-GAME SHRINE: Everything from above + We will construct and place a shrine of you in Prologue to commemorate your enormous support for all eternity! You will also receive a POSTER OF YOUR SHRINE signed by the artist. (Free shipping worldwide)Estimated delivery:
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DESIGN WEAPON & MEET THE TEAM: Everything from above + You are given a unique chance to collaborate with the team in designing a weapon for Prologue! You are also invited to our humble offices in Copenhagen, Denmark to meet and hangout with the team and, based on your preferences, we will arrange for a fun and exciting VIP treatment at our expense. (Travel and lodging not included)Estimated delivery:
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