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Game News Underworld Ascendant Kickstarter Update #28: Novel stretch goal unlocked, new stretch goal announced

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Tags: Brian Fargo; OtherSide Entertainment; Underworld Ascendant

With two days of funding left, the Underworld Ascendant Kickstarter campaign has shot into high gear once again. Last night, it sailed past $700,000 and 12,000 backers, unlocking the Tracy Hickman novel stretch goal, which will establish the backstory of the Dark Elves faction. The Lizardmen stretch goal at $750k seems like a sure thing now, but to make things more interesting, OtherSide Entertainment have added an intermediate "mini-stretch goal" at $725k - the Dire Grove. The latest Kickstarter update explains:

The next stretch goal, at $750,000, is to unlock the Lizardman. The Lizardmen are fierce hunters who worship the Underswamp and its wild magics. The crafty Lizardmen prefer luring their prey into traps to immobilize their future dinner. What better creatures to guard the secrets of the Underswamp?

We've already funded their home with our first stretch goal, the Underswamp. So now let’s get them to settle in. Besides, they’re the only intelligent creatures that would actually like to live there.

To help induce the Lizardmen to move in, let’s unlock the Dire Grove, a special area within the Underswamp. The Dire Grove is dominated by a massive species of swamp willow. These willows make fine roosts for Lizardmen treehouses. They also bear a fluorescent green berry, which is said to have an odd magical effect if consumed.

Upon our Kickstarter reaching $725,000 in funding, halfway to bringing the Lizardmen home, we will add the Dire Grove to Underworld Ascendant.
You might also be interested in the previous Kickstarter update from yesterday, which provided an evocative description of the kind of experience we can expect from the game's beginning moments, a little physics demonstration, and an endorsement from good old Brian Fargo (recorded before the game was renamed from Ascension to Ascendant?).
 

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I got this in my email today:

OtherSide Entertainment says:
As we enter the final hours of the Underworld Ascendant campaign, I wanted to ask if you might consider stepping up to one of the higher pledge tiers. I know for some $20 is as much as you can afford. The team and I are honored by the support that represents.

For those of you would can consider stepping up, please do. If half of you step up just the next pledge tier, you will help the community reach the Lizardmen stretch goal more so than any of the $10,000 backers has done so far.

Huge thanks for your joining in this adventure!

Paul Neurath
Founder | OtherSide



Is this normal? I was kind of thrown off by how direct they were about it. Would you please give us more money? We'd really like more money.

I mean if they were in danger of not getting funded I'd kind of understand a bit of desperation, but such a forward request for a stretch goal kind of throws me off.
 

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Is this normal? I was kind of thrown off by how direct they were about it. Would you please give us more money? We'd really like more money.

I mean if they were in danger of not getting funded I'd kind of understand a bit of desperation, but such a forward request for a stretch goal kind of throws me off.

Start from here:
http://www.rpgcodex.net/forums/inde...s-kickstarter-live.92639/page-57#post-3782144
http://www.othersideentertainment.com/forum/index.php?topic=448.0
 

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Is this normal? I was kind of thrown off by how direct they were about it. Would you please give us more money? We'd really like more money. I mean if they were in danger of not getting funded I'd kind of understand a bit of desperation, but such a forward request for a stretch goal kind of throws me off.
I think that everyone who is a codexer and has pledged $20 is pissed about this mail.
 

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Is this normal? I was kind of thrown off by how direct they were about it. Would you please give us more money? We'd really like more money. I mean if they were in danger of not getting funded I'd kind of understand a bit of desperation, but such a forward request for a stretch goal kind of throws me off.
I think that everyone who is a codexer and has pledged $20 is pissed about this mail.
This what my email said:

OtherSide Entertainment says:
I wanted to pass along a huge thanks for your most generous support. We are deeply honored to have you as a backer.

Warm Regards,

Paul Neurath
Founder | OtherSide

:smug:
 

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I cannot even afford the $20/$25, so they can dream on. I chipped in $2 to show my support, but until my next paycheck comes along, I am saving the rest of my pennies for a surprisingly good humble bundle or something.

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Although this probably means they intended to get around $1M, and the $600K was just not to scare people off. It is like this thing Peter Molyneux talked about.
 

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I cannot even afford the $20/$25, so they can dream on. I chipped in $2 to show my support, but until my next paycheck comes along, I am saving the rest of my pennies for a surprisingly good humble bundle or something.

But this also means that you are screwing backers over for whatever crap it was they offered based on increasing the average per person. :troll:
 

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I got this in my email today:

OtherSide Entertainment says:
As we enter the final hours of the Underworld Ascendant campaign, I wanted to ask if you might consider stepping up to one of the higher pledge tiers. I know for some $20 is as much as you can afford. The team and I are honored by the support that represents.

For those of you would can consider stepping up, please do. If half of you step up just the next pledge tier, you will help the community reach the Lizardmen stretch goal more so than any of the $10,000 backers has done so far.

Huge thanks for your joining in this adventure!

Paul Neurath
Founder | OtherSide



Is this normal? I was kind of thrown off by how direct they were about it. Would you please give us more money? We'd really like more money.

I mean if they were in danger of not getting funded I'd kind of understand a bit of desperation, but such a forward request for a stretch goal kind of throws me off.
I was considering pledging but now I'm sure I will not.
I probably wasn't going to anyway.
:keepmymoney:
 

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