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Topic   Externus: Path of the Solari Kickstarter

KeeperOfFate
Silver Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 4 Reviews
21-May(#1)
I apologize for the self-promoting post, but indie life is difficult and I am trying to get this out to as many eyes as possible I promise this will be a one-time push!

I head up a small indie studio called Winterborn and our first title Externus is now running its Kickstarter Campaign. The game is a character-driven tactical RPG that explores the consequences of the death of party members, both negative and positive. We are currently in development for PC and Xbox One and should be getting our approval for Switch development sometime in the next week or two.

Please check out the campaign on Kickstarter and if it's something you might be interested in consider giving it a small back! If you can't afford anything or just aren't interested please consider sharing it with anyone who might be!

The same trailer is in the Kickstarter, but here's a link to our YouTube reveal trailer if you'd prefer to check it out there: https://youtu.be/Rlznc4RJr_A

If anyone DOES decide to back and you do the early bird, pre-order price, or tester tier, send me a message here on GameTZ and let me know under which name you backed. I'll give you the "Mercenaries For Hire" reward where you put your name (or any appropriate name you choose) as one of the randomly generated mercenary characters you can hire or fight.


dunno001
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
21-May(#2)
Couple of questions:

The KS mentions nothing about the Switch; is that definitely happening, and will it be an option?

I'm sure it's a lion in a room, but any chance of a physical release?

Will some of the extras be available as add-ons after the campaign? Because of my job, the shirt isn't a practical item for me, but I have a weakness for artbooks.

KeeperOfFate
Silver Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 4 Reviews
* 22-May(#3)
It's about 95% certain for the Switch. We have our account and all information has been sent over to Nintendo for approval, and we meet all the requirements. However we didn't want to make a promise on the slim chance we are not approved for some reason. But we have every intention of releasing it on Switch, and will make a big announcement the minute Nintendo gets back to us. They've been slow about responsiveness (probably due to Covid / working from home delays) but said they should be getting back to us "soon"

We would absolutely love to do a physical release, but it will almost certainly be after the initial digital launch. This is basically because we are self-publishing the game, so for a physical release will end up going through something like Limited Run Games who seem to work primarily with games that are already released or games that are very close to release. I'm still a physical release person and collector at heart so this is something I will be pushing for personally.

We are planning on making anything that isn't specifically limited (for example Tavern names in-game) available as add-on items via BackerKit, So any backers should be able to order the art book, shirt, etc as add-on items. I believe this is already set up but I'll have to double-check if it is actually active yet or not. Let me talk to our community manager and get back to you!

And thank you so much for taking an interest! We've had pretty high rate of people who have seen it back it, but it is a really difficult task reaching out to a new audience if you don't already have an established name for the studio.
KeeperOfFate
Silver Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 4 Reviews
* 22-May(#4)
Update - we do indeed have the art book available as an add-on via BackerKit.
sefjwm
Triple Gold Good Trader
* 22-May(#5)
I run a crowdfund thread over another another site (http://ps3imports.org/forum/index.php?/topic/11219...) but it's for PS4/Vita only. I see that PS4 is a stretch goal so I think that's close enough. I'll add it to that list on my next update. The digital code tier would count for the PS version right?
Gypsy
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally This user is on the site NOW (2 minutes ago)
22-May(#6)
Really cool and I wouldn't worry about the self promoting. It's not like you made a new account just to shill.
Kevster
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (8)
22-May(#7)
Gotcha backed smile
yazlaw1
Gold Good Trader
23-May(#8)
Backed yes

Topic   Externus: Path of the Solari Kickstarter