First, I want to thank everybody who contributed to the project and preordered. You guys are awesome.
As you can see, the funding period for Townseed has now expired, and
we didn't meet the goal. I just wanted to take a minute and explain what
that will mean for the project.
First and foremost, it means that I will have to continue working on
the project part-time for the forseeable future. I have applied for some
small-business startup funding that might change that, but that's still
up in the air and I'm not counting that chicken till it's hatched. This
means that updates will progress at more or less the same rate they
have been, rather than accelerating as I had hoped. Certainly not the
end of the world.
Secondly, it means that I do not have a budget for sound design and
music, so I am going to have to look at more cost-effective solutions
for that end of things, at least for the time being.
Now for those of you worrying that I have ZERO funding, don't worry, I
still have access to most of the funds that were raised. 8Bit Funding
and Paypal both took their cut, which amounts to about 10%, or $600. I
have been spending some of the funds on advertising as the campaign
progressed, which has eaten up about $1400 worth since the start of the
campaign. This means that of the $6000 pledged, about $4000 of it is
still available to me.
With the leftover funds, my first priority is getting your preorder
bonuses out to you. People whose bonuses included gamepads and canvas
prints will be my first priority, as I have to work with a local print
shop to have those put together. I will send those out as SOON AS THEY
ARE READY, so you won't have to wait for the game to be finished before
you see them.
I will also be using it for setting up a dedicated site for the game
at http://townseed.ca where you'll be able to continue to buy preorders
and download the latest builds, and I intend to use it as the main hub
for updates and info on the game.That said, I will continue to post
update notifications here, even if I am linking elsewhere for specifics.
After that, what's left of the funds goes to supporting my time spent on development.
I've learned an awful lot in the few months since I started this
campaign, and the amount of support I've received has been truly
humbling. Thank you all so much.
I will continue to update on mondays (Sometimes very LATE on monday)
so you'll be hearing from me soon. There might not be a new build this
week due to getting the other stuff sorted out, but we shall see!