What do you say to a backer who's concerned you're going to fail?
We get a lot of messages on our Kickstarter and Email showing concern about us reaching our goal of $50,000 and we get it. Kickstarter is no guarantee and some people think we're not Indie enough whatever that means heh.
I always tell them the same "We're not concerned" for 2 reasons.
We're nearly 50% of the way and just bout to hit the halfway point. Since 2003 while working on ZP1, ZPS, NeoTokyo, and then our start-up Monochrome developing Contagion I've been surrounded by fanatics!
All of you fuckin nut jobs that I fell in love with and have done nothing but be there for me, the team, and our games. 10+ years of loyalty. I have no doubt that all of you will do your best to help us reach our goal.
The second is simple. If Kickstarter were to fail to reach it's goal knowing you guys tried your hardest (or didn't cause Contagion wasn't for you which I would never hold against anyone and yes we're still working on ZP:S haha), you should know by now that I, the team, and our games get done.
Contagion will release October 25th as planned unless another party were to stop us but we're pretty persuasive :)
(PayPal is unfortunately still not an option. We're still doing our best to work out a method that doesn't hurt you or the team.)
OR DON'T! I just thought it fair to share why "we're not concerned" and show you all the respect you deserve for everything you've already done. Believe it or not :)
Enough of me getting all emotional... FUCKIN A Love this god damn poster Joseph "SickJoe" created and then as a favor quickly got it printed and up on his wall (course he was going to get it done for himself anyway.....) We still have a limited number available on Kickstarter but just check it out and either love or hate it! We love it :D
He apologizes for the crappy camera but we forgive him cause asap we're having the team setup with a poster and a fresh Contagion T-shirt as we work with a new print shop.
We know not everyone can back us financially but if we spread the word well enough we will make it! We've put together a simple 3 CLICK share page based off Soma's (deserve credit obviously) if you'd be willing to share and help spread the word!
We've also got a number of popular youtubers already releasing videos as well as more on the way! Check it out before you pledge/share.
Thank you guys,
-The Contagion Team
(P.S. Lol wonder how many people bother to read all that. If so then also know that we're working on steamgifts again for another giveaway. Will keep you all updated.)