I’m already backing at the highest ($50) digital backing tier. Much as I’d like some of the physical goods I can’t really justify it, especially with the international shipping (I’m in the UK). I would like to see, perhaps closer to the end of the campaign, some extra tiers between the $50 and $100, preferably of a digital variety, to give myself and I imagine many others and incentive to pledge more money and hit more stretch goals.
I’m not really sure what extra digital content could be, though if it’s decided that releasing a playable alpha would be beneficial then perhaps access to that. Other ideas could be some kind of modding manual, which might interest some people, or an extra in-game item or pet (a special statue, a parrot that’ll sit on villager’s shoulders). In any case, if something interesting could be thought of for more tiers then I’d definitely be willing to up my pledge and bring those stretch goals closer, particularly as the end of the campaign draws near. Thoughts?
Even though it would doubtlessly make extra work, it could be done manually for paypal pledges, I’m pretty sure that other projects have done so in the past. If paypal pledges end up being a large proportion of the total then it could potentially be a problem I grant you.
Example: If have pledged 2x50$ if they release something nice for 60$ i would need to upgrade both by 10$ not one by 20$. I’m not even sure i would be able to pledge $$$ without choosing one of the tiers mhh Better way would be following:
set a date (1.June) every pledge after 1. June via Paypal (since its the only way by then.is linked to new tiers at their homepage.witch could be little extras. Independent from the kicks starter tiers. Maybe it would be better to finish kickstarter and allow further paypal pledges witch count to the overall from kickstarter so a overall 600 000k tier could be achieved …
or maybe both I hope you understand what im talking about ^^
Alpha has been confirmed for those pledging over 30 dollars (check that here).
–> EDIT: See Decho’s link below. Then Click: More comments.
–> EDIT: NOT confirmed officially (erm… recently), see comments below. Deep apologies.
Hrmm… I too am at the 50.00 mark. Even then I can’t justify an extra fifty for a t-shirt (though I want one).
The Dev’s could give those between the 50 and 100 dollar tier a digital “yearbook.” I am sure they are taking photo’s at meetings and such, it would be cool to get a digital yearbook, once the game releases, of the development process. Maybe small short stories inside it (of the development process). And they could throw in a game where we have to distinguish between Tony and Tom!
Yeah all that actually confirms is that there will be an alpha, it doesn’t actually state whether or not it will be publicly available (assuming you meant under the release section). Ok well it does actually, sort of: here, but that pre-dates the kickstarter launch and they’ve since said something (think was in one of the streams) suggesting that there may or may not be a playable alpha at some point before the beta releases.
I do quite like the idea of short stories, though I prefer the idea of short stories from the game world, as I do like a bit of lore.
@A1UR I wouldn’t exactly consider it throwing my money away. Besides, I would back this project with or without the extras. The point of the discussion is to consider what sort of incentives could be added to attract even more backers.