Hi Kickstarter Zoombinis fans,
Today’s the day! Not sure of the exact timing but the desktop will begin appearing in the Mac and Windows apps stores and on Steam (and maybe other places?), and the Kindle version should be up on Amazon by noon.
Digital rewards are also ready to go - the posters, ringtones, and soundtrack. For the fanbook, as we’ve mentioned before, that’s going to take longer!
For Desktop Backers. After much discussion, the easiest, fastest, most reliable way for us to get you your copy is via a Steam Key - Steam is a digital distribution platform for games. This means you can log onto the Steam client from any computer, download Zoombinis, and start playing. You’ll need to download the Steam client (1.5MB) here - http://store.steampowered.com/about/ - create a free account, go to the Games menu, choose Activate a Product, and enter the code we send you later today. Zoombinis should then begin to download. Be warned, it’s a 1.2GB plus file, so do this where you have a good, fast connection! The code (and info on other digital downloads) will come from our survey took BackerKit; we just got the codes and will have them out by mid-afternoon. Note that the code will get you either the Mac or Windows copy - make sure you get the right version for your device. Also - a few of you have had discussions with us about swapping versions and such; we'll handle the exceptions later this week, but poke us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you don't hear from us soon.
For Kindle Backers. Soon after Zoombinis is up in the Amazon App Store, we’ll be sending you a gift that covers the cost of Zoombinis - please use it to get Zoombinis!
For Digital Downloads. Posters, ringtones, soundtrack (in 2 pieces) - we’ll be sending out the links via our BackerKit survey tool.
For any issues, please use our support email address of email@example.com - that’s where we’ll be focusing our attention!
David Libby for the Zoombinis Team