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Going strong!

Posted by Wingman , 17 March 2015 · 3,005 views

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Hello Descendents!

THANK YOU ALL!

We now have more than 3,000 backers and are off to a rollicking start.

There have been some very passionate discussions on both Kickstarter and our forums and that kind of passion is what is going to help us make our goal and blow right through it.

There were a lot of requests for the iconic ship the Pyro-GX.

As we are a prequel to the original, it did not make a lot of sense for us to have that ship at the beginning but rather have a precursor or ancestor to it, and we had planned to bring that in at a later date.

However, we heard the call and we put it to the community to vote as to how your wanted to handle the release of the new ship - called the Torch KS (we may change that and let folks pick a name, but that is the working title for now). Here is one of the early concept versions of it, there will be a lot of changes coming up, but we wanted to show you the first pass.

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As the community voted overwhelmingly to add this as a stretch goal, we thought it was only right that it becomes a community event.

The Torch KS will be FREE to all backers who bought a game package during the campaign when our Kickstarter total reaches $650k.

Yep, that is right, it will be FREE to all those that backed for the game packages during the campaign.
However, it is an EXCLUSIVE BACKER ONLY ship, that will NOT be available after the campaign is over, there might be future variations for late comers to acquire either through game play or purchase, but this particular version will be gone forever once the campaign is over.

People will know that when you are flying the Torch KS that you were one of the brave souls that made this all possible.

Help us spread the word, by sharing our updates and Kickstarter page as well as emailing gaming buddies so we can all enjoy the exciting arcade style game play of the original Descent series, and so much more with Descent Underground.

Thank you,

Eric "Wingman" Peterson

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Obi-Wan Kenobi
Mar 17 2015 01:16 AM
Whata lovely idea WingMan welp I'm in for this idea, the Pyro-GX with 6 lasers hmm interesting.
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Now that I can see in a Descent game!

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Now you're cooking

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Yes this rocks. That is definitely a "Descenty" looking ship. The other ships made look great too and look fun to play but this nails the descent vib.. 

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GenDesperado
Mar 17 2015 05:18 AM

sweet sweet sweet

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Very nice WM very good thinking :)

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nice :)

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Renegade-Shank
Mar 17 2015 06:49 AM

I love the name!

 

Lets set the world a blaze with our Torch Kickstarter!

 

;)

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nice ship :)

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Suggestions:  1 - offer a KS only: a small to medium cargo carrier for minerals, water, gases, etc. as a bonus to all pledgers to get this thing 10% over the $600,000 mark - to $660.000

 

2 - Take all exo US currencies at Par.  Maybe more in Europe, Oz, NZ, U.K, Canada would pledge if the playing field were levelled, at least for this campaign.  Most have either VAT to pay or Chicago money trader whacks to their money of  ( + 20 to 25% added tax )  -  or  -  ( currency devaluation in the last year or so ) - example Canuck Buck has now dropped to .78 vs USD. That hurts Big Time. 

 

Bold? yes, of course. So is Descendent Studios - is it not? 

 

It's entirely feasible that doing this would get people to step up and swing harder - just because of the apparent care on the part of Descendent Studios for levelling the globe to be able to build Descent Underground.

 

 

 

ok - a small 3rd idea for KS - give everyone who pledges at least at the $80. or up - an avatar miner's suit with gold wings insignia attached to it ( and a target on the back ) - just to get over the top. 

 

Get Modders to do the bulk of the building for the cargo ship and the miner's suit - for a listing in the Stores for further builds ( split income with Descent Studios, of course ) 

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> EXCLUSIVE BACKER ONLY ship, that will NOT be available after the campaign is over, there might be future variations for late comers to acquire either through game play or purchase, but this particular version will be gone forever once the campaign is over

 

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And this, ladies and gentlemen, is the proper way to give an incentive for potential backers to pledge early - all while keeping your options open to make a similar offer later to 'latecomers', in the spirit of being inclusive, without having to go back on your word towards your earlier backers regarding the exclusivity. Wish the short-sighted bumbling marketing fools at that other popular space game would have shown such wisdom.

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