We don’t really know where to start. We were preparing for a long, grueling campaign in which we’d have to fight for every dollar, while in fact it went down pretty much like [this], over before it even started. But now that we look back on how we did things, the long grueling campaign was in fact the three months we spent painstakingly creating the trailer, and filling in the paperwork in order to sign up for Amazon Payments. And boy was it worth it!
But it’s not over! In fact, it’s barely begun. We still have 27 days to go. We have a lot to do to make up for your outstanding and frankly humbling generosity, but let’s start by saying:
The mood here at Sauropod Studio is incredible. A mix of awe and relief. It’s that kind of feeling you get when you work really hard on something, taking the long way around just because you want to do it right, and then somehow you’re rewarded for all that work.
We have a truckload of ideas for new reward tiers, nothing is set in stone, but we’re going to announce some of them really soon.
In the meantime, We’d like to announce some of the new things we’re going to do with the extra funding. The 80,000$ we had put in as our goal, was really just the bare minimum to keep going for a few months more intil a beta release. But now that we have exceeded that goal, her’s what we plan on doing in the near future:
We’ve contacted an amazing artist to help out with the posters. Germain had originally planned to paint them himself, but now we can work together with the artist to make the posters much, much more impressive. We really can’t wait to see how that turns out!
We would like to hire a professional sound engineer to help us with the ambience of the game. We realize that music is important, but is just a part of the whole audio soundscape. Having a strong ambience and intricate sound effects can really help make the game much more immersive.
We will probably hire Thierry (aka. Menekis) officially as Webmaster and Community Manager. He could also even help with the multiplayer since he has some experience in that. Until now, Thierry has been working as a volunteer for free and putting dozens of hours it the website and the Kickstarter campaing. His help has been invaluable and we are really looking forward compensating him for that.
Lots more coming in the next days!
We’re going to post some polls soon to see what everyone would like us to do next, so stay tuned!
Before we go, we’ve made two sweet little desktop wallpapers for those of you who enjoyed the t-shirts we made:
We will upload different sized desktop wallpaper really soon, as well as adding the third t-shirt in all it’s wallpaper glory.
The Sauropod Team
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