ELYSIAN SHADOWS IS SUCCESSFULLY FUNDED!!!!!1111

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ELYSIAN SHADOWS IS SUCCESSFULLY FUNDED!!!!!1111

Postby Falco Girgis on Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:43 am

WHOOOOOOOO!!!!! WE DUN GOOD, GUYS!!!!
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Here is what I said over at DCEmulation.org to the Dreamcast community:

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Ayla wrote:I was getting worried some days ago as it was going really slow. But it looks like it's going to make it very soon :)
Honestly, so were we. It started slowing down hardcore, and I literally couldn't sleep at night, because I was living through the agony of a failed Kickstarter...

This has seriously been a dream of ours years in the making. Not sure who all new, but two of us quit our jobs, withdrew our 401k, and literally put our entire financial stability on the line just for this project. There was no plan B. Foolish? Sure. But we are passionate, and it totally paid off for us.

Really, I want to personally thank all of you. Somehow of $150k, the vast majority of the purchases still came from the Sega freaking Dreamcast, in 2014... Our project is well-known in the YouTube gaming community, which is predominantly PC, so I never in a million years would have anticipated such a gigantic push from this scene... Maybe the forums aren't as active as they used to be, but the Dreamcast is absolutely still thinking, and I seriously feel like this scene is starting to pick up quite a bit of momentum with the latest round of projects. We're introducing gamers and press to the Dreamcast scene for the very first time, and it's something exciting to be a part of.

We really hope that us releasing ESTk to the community will also encourage other developers to take a look at the Dreamcast as a development platform.

Anyway, thank you all so much. It's still totally surreal to us right now. We have a bajillion Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Steam, and KS comments we're trying to respond to, and hopefully we will wind up getting some big press coverage when gaming journalists return to work on Monday... We can no longer respond to everyone's messages and posts individually, because there are just too many of you... But I will always try to remain here on these boards, because this is literally where my entire career and Elysian Shadows began. All because BlackAura took the time to answer the questions of an aspiring 14 year-old game developer a decade ago... STAY GOLDEN, DCEMULATION! :D

edit: Also, we totally made it on the local news for our Kickstarter. The news anchor almost shit himself when he heard we were targeting the Dreamcast. LOL!
http://whnt.com/2014/08/20/two-madison-county-engineers-leave-jobs-to-make-video-game-close-to-funding-their-dream/

Obviously you will be seeing a WHOLE LOT MORE OF ME around these boards from now on... I may not have time to answer everyone individually via social media anymore, but this place has always been like a second home to me, and especially now that we're funded and we have a whole shitton of people who need access to the private beta forums, lets get this community rolling again!

Lets crack some energy drinks and get the fuck to work, gents! :mrgreen:
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Postby ac3t1ne on Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:00 am

Congratulations, I didn't actually contribute yet (flat out skint working as a janitor with kids to support :oops: ) but I've been watching your Kickstarter since day one and I got to say you guys deserve this success, Elysian Shadows looks every bit as good as any official 2D game for the Dreamcast!

WELL DONE!
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Postby Light-Dark on Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:10 pm

Congratulations guys! It's amazing to see your dream get funded! Enjoy the celebratory Dev Scotch ;)!
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Postby shametblame on Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:05 am

Still no PayPal support?
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Postby dandymcgee on Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:59 am

shametblame wrote:Still no PayPal support?

Not until the KickStarter ends. Patience, young grasshopper.
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Postby shametblame on Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:43 am

Hi!

But in the livestream, they said it would be available.
Or was it my imagination?
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Postby superLED on Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:00 am

shametblame wrote:Hi!

But in the livestream, they said it would be available.
Or was it my imagination?

I believe I heard the same exact thing.
Maybe they found out that the Ouya guys will only include the kickstarter money for their founding (and not other payment options), so they're trying to get as much as possible from the kickstarter itself before it ends.
I dunno. It's just a theory :p
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Postby shametblame on Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:23 pm

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Postby dandymcgee on Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:01 pm

superLED wrote:
shametblame wrote:Hi!

But in the livestream, they said it would be available.
Or was it my imagination?

I believe I heard the same exact thing.
Maybe they found out that the Ouya guys will only include the kickstarter money for their founding (and not other payment options), so they're trying to get as much as possible from the kickstarter itself before it ends.
I dunno. It's just a theory :p

Oh, I didn't hear that. Falco..??
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Postby superLED on Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:44 am

You can pay through PayPal and such now. Just go to the Kickstarter page, and it'll be just below the video.
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Postby Joefish on Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:04 am

Finally they added Paypal!
But why do I have to pay 10$ for shipping although everything is digital?
I wanted to buy the Designer Package for 30$ but on the Paypal page it adds 10 for 'shipping and handling'.
Shouldn't that be added to the physical copy only?
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Postby Falco Girgis on Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:53 am

Joefish wrote:Finally they added Paypal!
But why do I have to pay 10$ for shipping although everything is digital?
I wanted to buy the Designer Package for 30$ but on the Paypal page it adds 10 for 'shipping and handling'.
Shouldn't that be added to the physical copy only?
You aren't the only person who has mentioned that. It MAY have been a mistake. Let me check with the team!
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Postby dandymcgee on Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:00 am

Joefish wrote:Finally they added Paypal!
But why do I have to pay 10$ for shipping although everything is digital?
I wanted to buy the Designer Package for 30$ but on the Paypal page it adds 10 for 'shipping and handling'.
Shouldn't that be added to the physical copy only?

The Internet isn't made of magic. The tubes cost money too. :|
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Postby superLED on Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:19 am

You are at $181,238 now... How much is it with paypal (etc) now? enough for boss attack?
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Postby Benjamin100 on Sun Aug 31, 2014 3:05 pm

It's officially finished and funded!
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