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Fig Pledges and Kickstarter Pledges

Post by fanatictentacle » Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:17 am

Hello dear Devs ;)

I just got word (whole bunch of 'em, bundeled neatly in what i call an e-mail) that the Fig campaign is now online. So I directly jumped on the given link to acquire my super backer status on Fig! Everything seemed alright, but then in the process I discovered a disturbance in the force...

I backed as a Executive on Kickstarter. The list of rewards included all of the tiers below executive (so "cheaper" tiers...). The Rook tier included a special Game One Edition with commentary from you. But now it seems that I have to pledge extra to keep that reward.

Is that right? Is that a mistake? Or am I just being stupid?

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Re: Fig Pledges and Kickstarter Pledges

Post by FordGT90Concept » Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:26 am

I think it is correct. Fig is in USD where Kickstater was in CAD. 1 USD ~= 1.3 CAD That's likely also why the amount is $300,000 USD instead of $450,000 CAD. The remaining $50,000 USD could be reserved for Fig investment.

Not too thrilled about that either...but that's beyond IDGI's control. :(
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Re: Fig Pledges and Kickstarter Pledges

Post by GreatBird » Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:24 am

fanatictentacle: Your superbacker reward includes everything you pledged for on KS, regardless of the new tiers. So no, you don't need to pledge anymore to get what you previously pledged to get.
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Re: Fig Pledges and Kickstarter Pledges

Post by fanatictentacle » Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:45 am

Thank you GreatBird! Now I can proceed with my Pledge ;)

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Re: Fig Pledges and Kickstarter Pledges

Post by FordGT90Concept » Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:08 pm

So why is the goal ~$46k less than Kickstarter when Fig investment is counted as part of the $300k?

Kind of disappointed it jumps from $50 to $100. My preference would be:
-Digital Wallpaper
-Name in credits
-Digital copy of Consortium: The Tower (Backer Special Edition)
-Private Developer Forum Access
-Alpha/Beta Build Access
-Digital Soundtrack by Jeremy Soule
-Digital Churchill Tower Diagram
-Digital Consortium Game One Backer Special Edition DLC
-Digital Vidal's Journal
-Digital Screenplays for both Consortium & The Tower
-Q&A Video conferencing sessions with the team (my internet sucks)
-In-Game iDGi-1 Console Feed
-Backer-Only Virtual Trainer Challenge Map
-Consortium Royalty status in developer forum
-Physical T-Shirt
-Physical Consortium Bishop metal pin

I'd pay $60 for that. Could axe a few more things to make it fit (like status and screenplays).
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Re: Fig Pledges and Kickstarter Pledges

Post by GreatBird » Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:12 pm

Ford: You get to have all of the rewards of your original tier in addition to whatever new stuff is in the Fig tier....

You will see when you redeem the link I just sent you...
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Re: Fig Pledges and Kickstarter Pledges

Post by FordGT90Concept » Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:30 pm

Any chance you could add "Backer-Only Virtual Trainer Challenge Map" to the extras at $50 package?

Also, some details on that would be nice.
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Re: Fig Pledges and Kickstarter Pledges

Post by duke9509 » Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:12 pm

We decided to limit the number of Extras at the beginning of the campaign. This way, we can see what people want and add some more at the midway mark.
So yes! There is a chance! :) If enough people want it, we'll add it.

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Re: Fig Pledges and Kickstarter Pledges

Post by FordGT90Concept » Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:37 pm

I assume you can add an extra to an existing pledge at that point, correct?

FYI, I just got the Fig email. Don't know if it was something on your end or if Microsoft decided to let them through.
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Re: Fig Pledges and Kickstarter Pledges

Post by duke9509 » Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:56 pm

Yup!

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Re: Fig Pledges and Kickstarter Pledges

Post by FordGT90Concept » Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:02 pm

I backed and am eagerly awaiting the addition of a Virtual Trainer extra! ;)

The Virtual Trainer would be perfect for something like Metal Gear Solid's/Revengence's "VR Missions." Cheap to develop and very fun/challenging to play. You could even open that up to mod support. If you were feeling really ambitious, could make that a co-op/multiplayer component of the game too. Oooo, expansion pack! =D


There's a typo on the Fig page in Q&A under "How will the digital copy of The Tower be distributed?" It says "detail" instead of "digital."


Edit: Another FYI. The flow chart image here:
http://dev.interdimensionalgames.com/Co ... _Chart.png

Could be reduced from 2.76 MiB to 860 KiB by saving it as 8-bit color. Would save on some bandwidth.
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Re: Fig Pledges and Kickstarter Pledges

Post by GreatBird » Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:33 pm

Fixed that typo, thx Ford. Glad you're all sorted now.

The details on that reward are sketchy at this point, because it's very design will be derived from backers collaborating and discussing ideas! We will literally make a special section of this forum that's only accessible to the folks who have that reward...
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Re: Fig Pledges and Kickstarter Pledges

Post by FordGT90Concept » Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:34 pm

Yet another FYI: Just got the Kickstarter email which had pretty much all of the same information as the Fig email that arrived before it (superbacker URL + referral URLs).
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Re: Fig Pledges and Kickstarter Pledges

Post by GreatBird » Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:18 pm

Yep, Ford, that's our back-up plan in motion.
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Re: Fig Pledges and Kickstarter Pledges

Post by NihlusGreen » Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:10 pm

Hi there,

I don't want to focus on the negative, but I just would like to know what would happen if you do not reach funding goal on Fig? I cannot see any details on the Fig site that tackle this.

GL I really enjoyed the first title

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Re: Fig Pledges and Kickstarter Pledges

Post by BobJSE » Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:36 pm

Fig is like Kickstarter. If we don't reach our goal, we get zilcho.
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Re: Fig Pledges and Kickstarter Pledges

Post by Fallaner » Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:18 pm

Bah. If I A: Had access to my computer (don't until Sunday)

B: Remembered that super Backer link when I got home (got it while I was in college.) So I could take advantage of it.

C: Didn't have Bravely Second's collector's edition coming in next week that's costing me 90 bucks.

I'd so immediately go back this. ....Especially if there's limited more content. All that 220 buck stuff and new tier rewards. Mmmmmmmmmm.....
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Re: Fig Pledges and Kickstarter Pledges

Post by fanatictentacle » Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:34 am

I know this gets a little off-topic, but:

I really wish you (the team) best luck! I hope this campaign gets more publicity than the last one. I think there should be more press regarding Dr. Greg! Get those old, true BioWare believers on board!

Its interesting to see. that by now the Fig campaign has made so much more money... but only because 100k got already invested, not donated! I would love to invest by myself, but the entry level for that is just to high for a normal person.

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Re: Fig Pledges and Kickstarter Pledges

Post by skazclaw » Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:15 am

Do any of these pledges contain a physical copy, or is that always an additional cost?

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Re: Fig Pledges and Kickstarter Pledges

Post by FordGT90Concept » Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:54 am

$500 (and more) pledge includes a "physical copy of Consortium: The Tower (Backer Special Edition)"
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