Pledged: $82 Rewards: Digital download of game, Physical boxed copy (signed by David Murray, the 8-Bit Guy): soundtrack on cassette tape, floppy disk with the game, printed manual, copy of Planet X2 for the Commodore 64, copy of Planet X1 for the VIC-20 Kickstarter start date: June 04, 2018 Kickstarter funded on: July 05, 2018 Estimated delivery date: May 2019
The 8-Bit Guy, David Murray, has really interesting videos on old hardware and software. Last year he made a game called Planet X2 for the Commodore 64, and with this campaign, he’s amping it up with Planet X3 for MS-DOS.
The digital copy of the Planet X2 and X3 games were linked as a separate downloads upon the completion of X3.
The physical copy of the games arrived at my place on March 04, 2019 – exactly eight months after the Kickstarter start date. Fitting for The 8-Bit Guy! The Planet X3 box was signed with the words “Enjoy x333”, which I requested as a sort-of pun on the game’s name.
Inside the boxes were the soundtracks on cassette tape, the printed manuals, and Planet X1 and X2 on Commodore 64 diskette, with Planet X3 on a 720K floppy, and a label for the 360K floppy disk version, should I choose to produce my own copy.
I later found my name on page 15 of the Planet X3 User Manual. Very cool!
Pledged: £16 Rewards: Digital goodie bag (thank you video, artwork, music, etc.), Behind-the-scenes vlog/preview Vimeo channel access, Postcard (signed by Thomas ‘TomSka’ Ridgewell and Ben ‘Wonchop’ Smallman) Kickstarter start date: May 18, 2018 Kickstarter funded on: June 21, 2018 Estimated delivery date: September 2018
I didn’t have enough money for Tom’s earlier Eddsworld Legacy campaign, so I promised myself I’d back his next crowdfunding campaign, which turned out to be for a new season of his hilarious original animated series.
The signed postcard arrived safely in July 2018. A proper first episode of Season 2 has not been released yet, though there has since been a new short.
Pledged: £34 Rewards: eBook download, Physical paperback copy of book (signed by Cyriak Harris), Name in the back of the book Unbound start date: May 18, 2018 Unbound funded on: N/A Estimated delivery date: N/A
Cyriak is a surrealist animator, who suddenly announced they wrote a book, so I backed it.
The eBook has been sent to backers and my name is credited on page 371.
The physical signed copy of the book was received between May-June 2019.
Pledged: $20 Rewards: Access to behind-the-scenes development forum, Digital copy of the game, Name in the credits Kickstarter start date: September 05, 2017 Kickstarter funded on: October 06, 2017 Estimated delivery date: December 2018
I thought Cyanide and Happiness is a funny webcomic and animated series, so backing their game should be equally funny.
The game is not released yet.
It is planned to release in Summer 2020, according to its Steam page.
Paid: $28 USD Commission: An image of Meloetta from Pokémon Date of payment: March 26, 2017
lenasdf is a friend I made in the Know Your Meme community. I commissioned them to make art of the Pokémon known as Meloetta. After a few instances where the eyes didn’t look quite right, I drew a basic idea of what I wanted them to look like and they soon delivered.
Payment was made after the following piece of art was finalised.
Pledged: $30 Rewards: Digital download of game, Digital download of soundtrack, PDF download of development book (art, design, secrets), Beta versions during development, Name in the credits Kickstarter start date: July 22, 2016 Kickstarter funded on: August 22, 2016 Estimated delivery date: February 2018
I simply backed this game because someone said it was going to be the next Undertale, and soon, even SiIvaGunner released a high quality rip of one of the songs in the soundtrack, cementing my decision to remain a backer.
The developers have stated they are in the final stretch as of August 2018.
The release date for the game will be announced on May 5, 2020.
Pledged: $50 per episode Rewards: Name in the credits, Early access to episodes, Production updates, Extended blooper reels, Access to 360 degree footage behind-the-scenes content, 4K resolution episodes Patreon start date: March 04, 2016
Video Games Awesome is a Let’s Play series I’ve been watching for many years now. But previously, the people behind it worked on a comedy series called Awesome Video Games.
Before moving from Canada to Japan, Fraser filmed a whole new season of Awesome Video Games. Over three episodes have been released early to patrons in an unfinished state, currently without credits.