Hi guys, I’m still far away on vacation and posting this from an intermittent connection, but I wanted to announce some exciting news. First, even without the 10k donation from the Benefactor, we have reached our 30K stretch goal. To remind you, this is:
New System: Domestic Animals You will be able to farm cows, horses, chickens, and other domestic creatures for their meat, fur, and other goods.
New Mode: Skirmish Mode This pits you against an AI-controlled colony on the other side of a fixed, balanced, symmetrical map. The goal is to completely wipe out the other colony (RTS style). Skirmish mode will feature a map editor.
We’ve also independently confirmed that the Benefactor is real. He does not want to reveal his identity, but I can tell you that he is the CEO of a major tech company. This is cause for celebration, as it means we have also reached our $35,000 stretch goal, and are well on our way to $45,000 as we enter our last 48 hours. Since the Benefactor is real, that also means his rewards may go into effect. Dwarves will have a deity which he will name, and the game will carry the tagline “DwarfCorp: Made Possible by <Name>.” To remind you, the $35,000 stretch goal is this:
New Mode: Campaign Mode In the original “sandbox mode,” you need to make your own goals, and grow your colony in your own way. In Campaign mode, there is a set of pre-defined scenarios with NPC characters, voice acting, and concrete goals. There will be something like 10 campaign missions, with different concrete goals, and a story arc.
Just reading that one makes my heart race, as it sounds very ambitious. Keep in mind that these new modes will likely not be developed until much of the rest of the game is in place. We are going to focus on the Sandbox mode first, adding new features, classes, and races as they come along. Then, when that is in a complete enough state, we will work on adding the other modes. This stretch goal is just to let you know that we will now plan to add these to the game, and will set aside resources for doing so.
See you for the last 48 hours!