You ever notice how every Kickstarter, no matter how deliriously successful or dismally botched, ends with the responsible parties calling it a “hell of a ride”? Well, that’s not just cliché for its own sake. It turns out running one of these is, in fact, a hell of a ride. It’s all the fun of making numbers go up mixed with all the chaos and drama and unexpected turnarounds only the magical world of the internet can furnish.
Our particular ride coasted into the station with $36, 251 more than it left with. I don’t mind telling you, that’s a good $36,000 more than half our team expected to get. Some of us are just baffled, some of us are actively having trouble believing it, and some of us are so exhausted they can no longer form internally consistent models of reality—but none of us are displeased. As a matter of fact, we’re over the moon, and we’d like to take this opportunity to extend a full-throated thank you towards everyone reading this message. You’ve made the most exciting project of our lives a reality, and that’s a gift we’re going to try our hardest to repay.
Now, a word on the sorts of updates you’ll be seeing in the future:
1.) Monthly Livestream Extravaganzas: Each month, we’ll announce and broadcast a one-hour stream where we’ll talk about how far we’ve come with the game and open the floor to questions, comments, and suggestions. Following these events, we’ll collate and publish notes, so no worries if you can’t make them all.
2.) The Money Talk: It will take a few months for all the finances to settle, but once they have, we’ll bring out some charts and give you all an idea of what the money is going towards.
3.) The Further Adventures of the Kickstarter: PayPal is still accepting donations for another two weeks, so it’s more than possible we’ll hit another stretch goal or two before all’s said and done. If so, you’ll find out about it here.
4.) Extemporaneous Limerick Odysseys: Whenever Arvind’s asleep. Note: Arvind never sleeps, and consequently, these will not happen.
Another round of hearty thanks from all of us. I’m bearhugging each of you in my soul of souls.
Adam “Rutskarn” DeCamp
/ Lead Writer / Scenario Designer / Update Author / Spy Hunter /