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Wheels2050

1. Posted:

Who's pledged money for the kickstarter and what level did you pledge at?

I've just pledged $55 for the limited edition. The game sounds really interesting - it appears to have quite simple rules, but a lot of depth - and I'm somewhat of a collector so it'll be a nice addition to my games.

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BenAV

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It looks pretty cool.
I don't have that much money though so not too sure if I want to get a copy, especially considering I don't know if I'll have anyone to play it with.

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Wheels2050

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BenAV wrote:

It looks pretty cool.
I don't have that much money though so not too sure if I want to get a copy, especially considering I don't know if I'll have anyone to play it with.

I was a bit unsure, especially since not that much seems to be known about the game itself. Hopefully I could convince my wife to play with me (it's got single card download play). The tipping point in the end was really the limited edition which will be a nice thing to own, even if the game isn't quite up to scratch.

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BenAV

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@Wheels2050 Agreed, I ended up pledging for one of the limited edition copies, considering there's only 1000 of them ever, so it's a nice novelty.
And the game looks neat anyway, hopefully I'll be able to find someone to play with from time to time, and if the AI is smart enough then single player could still be fun.

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Wheels2050

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Hmm, it looks like momentum is slowing a bit... It's almost at 50% funding, but it didn't increase much overnight.

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Odnetnin

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Dang, I love Jason Rohrer's stuff, but I really don't think I could justify $55 for the limited edition. Maybe I could get the regular one for my birthday, though. Out of curiosity, what happens if the goal isn't reached? Do you still get a copy?

EDIT: Browsed the page a bit more and found this:

Jason Rohrer wrote:

If the goal is not met, then no one gets charged for what they pledged, and the game simply does not get manufactured or released.

This is probably standard practice for Kickstarters, but I know so little about them I wanted to clear that up.

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Wheels2050

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Oddy wrote:

This is probably standard practice for Kickstarters, but I know so little about them I wanted to clear that up.

Yep, that's the standard kickstarter model - it's all or nothing. That's why I'm (selfishly) hoping funding goes well, as I'd like to get my hands on a copy!

It's just over 75% funded now with 11 days to go. After the initial burst of funding, it's been increasing slowly but steadily. Come on, people - let's help get this game published! :D

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ejamer

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Sorry, but international shipping kills any interest I have in Kickstarting. Hope the game gets published though - would love to get a copy to play, but not at the current $48 price-point shown on Kickstarter.

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Wheels2050

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ejamer wrote:

Sorry, but international shipping kills any interest I have in Kickstarting.

I agree - I'm lucky that I'm living in the USA for a while, so I can get these things shipped to me. Looking at some of the offers, the amounts people are asked to add are pretty big - often around $20 or so. I mean, I know international shipping can be expensive, but holy crap!

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ejamer

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For what it's worth, it's good that he's being responsible about the shipping costs. There was another video game on KickStarter a while back that nearly buried themselves with shipping costs for add-on bonus items. And even though there are cheaper options available, getting full tracking for each shipment is important to avoid issues with delivery and lost product. So charging the "correct" shipping rate is key to keeping the game financially viable. It's just a shame that international shipping is so expensive when I know for a fact that USPS can get a DS game across the border without a tracking number for less than $5.

Anyway, downer notes aside I certainly hope that people in the US jump on this cool KickStarter campaign. Rohrer's other games have all sat neatly in between cool concept and awesome implementation - and all were worth playing. Diamond Trust of London seems like it will fall in the same category. Anyone who wants to see some tiny examples of Rohrer's games in action should check out the Alt-Play DSiWare game that collects some of his indie efforts into a single title.
http://www.nintendolife.com/reviews/2011/01/alt_play_jason_ro...

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Odnetnin

11. Posted:

Well the limited edition just sold out.

EDIT: Meh, pledged for a regular edition copy.

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Wheels2050

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I think a few new interviews/stories on various sites went up yesterday, as well as Diamond Trust being included in a Kickstarter newsletter. As a result a bunch of new pledges came in, and another $10000 or so was raised. Almost there - hopefully it will get over the line this weekend!

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chiefeagle02

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I pledged at the $55 level before they sold out.

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Odnetnin

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You lucky limited editioners get an exclusive soundtrack download added free. Enjoy.

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BenAV

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@Oddy Looking at the site now, there appears to be one limited edition available...
If you want it, be quick. :P

Edit: Never mind, it's gone.

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JohnDoe123

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I would be interested, but it is expensive. Does anyone know if the shipping costs are the same worldwide (outside of the US)? It would seem strange that Canadian shipping costs the same as overseas shipping.

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Odnetnin

17. Posted:

Here's what he said re: shipping to Canada:

Jason Rohrer wrote:

I'm using flat-rate shipping to keep everything simple. Inside the USA, that costs me $5.15.
Outside the USA, it costs $16.95.
Yes, Canada is a bit cheaper ($12.95). But I didn't want to muddy up the rewards text with a bunch of different shipping rates. If you're worried about that, then go ahead and deduct $4 from your pledge if you're in Canada. I.e., add $9 to your pledge instead of $13.

In other news, thanks to a generous $3,000 donation, it looks like we'll make it.

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Wheels2050

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Yeah, it's great someone contributed that much! I'm thinking it might be funded tomorrow, but we'll see what happens. It's looking good to make it over the line.

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Wheels2050

19. Posted:

Quick update - Diamond Trust has just reached its goal! However, there's still time to pledge money to help out Jason Rohrer. Get on it, people! :D

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JohnDoe123

20. Posted:

Glad to see the game has succeeded, but I think I'll pass on this.

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