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Status Update: Sunday, September 8, 2013

The Phoenix Project
Status Update: Sunday, September 8, 2013

From: Zombie Man, Online Community Manager

Hi folks!

I'm sure you're all waiting for news about the Kickstarter for The Phoenix Project that was supposed to start today... and so are we! I'll let our Technical Director, Nate "Doctor Tyche" Downes speak to that in the blurbs below.

Short story: We got all the basic information to start a Kickstarter in, but, it seems it was too last minute for Kickstarter to release it live on this Sunday. So, it's likely it won't start until tomorrow. And then when it does start, we can add all the bells and whistles of videos and other neat presentations soon after.

We were able to on Saturday show a sneak peek of the Kickstarter as part of their demo mode... but that's down now -- thanks to all who gave feedback while it was up!

To whet your appetite, here is a non-finalized list of add-ons we'll be... adding on... to the tiers that will appear on the KS:



Saturday, Sept 7, about 2 AM

Nate "Doctor Tyche" Downes here:

A bit of bad news/good news situation has developed. The KS is in and submitted, the only portions which were not ready in time being those we can add after approval (the video, a few extra graphics, the add-ons for the perks, and two of our leaderships' biographies). The bad news is, we have not yet heard on approval, something which does sometimes happen. With any luck we will hear back tomorrow and all goes ahead as planned, but with only two days to go, we would rather be up front and honest than to have disappointment set in.

However, being that it is submitted, we can reveal the preview for the site. Yes, we know that a few typos leaked past our crack editors in the rush, and they will be fixed once approval has hit. There are some graphics not yet in place, and those will be added soon. The video with the in-game footage we've been preparing has not yet been added in order to do some last minute editing adjustments. But with the possibility of a date slip, I felt it would be in poor taste to not at least give people a look, and the opportunity for some last minute feedback before we go live.

With this understanding, I bring to you, The Phoenix Project Kickstarter - Preview!

[Edit: Stale link has been removed. It was only available for a limited time. -ZM]


Saturday, Sept 7, about 12 PM

Alright, we put up the preview to get feedback, and we got that a plenty. Thank you all for that. Now we know which areas to focus our final bits of polish on. So as to let our team finish that polish, I turned off the preview for now.

We all appreciate the feedback given, and when we have the final approval and the Kickstarter polished into shape, we will let you all know.

-Nate "Doctor Tyche" Downes