Sir, You Are Being Kickstarted

By Jim Rossignol on November 2nd, 2012 at 11:00 am.


WARNING: Entirely self-promotional announcement ahead. (Love you!)
Over the past couple of years I haven’t just been blogging, I’ve also been making games. I’ve been making those games with two friends, Tom Betts and James Carey, with help from a bunch of other splendid people: artists, programmers, actors, musicians, and designers, all of whom I’ve been lucky to know. It’s been a strange experience, but it has also been with a very specific goal in mind: to make the kind of games that I want to play. The culmination of our efforts in this regard currently reside in Sir, You Are Being Hunted, a procedurally-generated first-person stealth, combat, and survival game which we’ve been making for most of 2012. It’s been going brilliantly, and despite all the complexities of making such a game, we have a working prototype. Now though, I need your help. With the launch of Kickstarter in the UK, we’ve pitched the game for funding. I will be profoundly, personally grateful if you would back it.

You can watch our pitch video – which includes loads of footage from the in-development build of the game – below.

Again, thanks for taking a look at this. It’s terrifying, and it really means everything to me. Here’s the Kickstarter page.

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218 Comments »

  1. Sp4rkR4t says:

    I threw my money at the screen, did you catch it?

    • Tuimic says:

      I was all ready to do the same, until I noticed the prices are in pound sterling as opposed to dollars, making everything that much more expensive. Would have paid for the sound track version except it works out as nearly €75. The basic version will have to do :(

      • benjymous says:

        Us UK peeps have had a similar problem with KS since it started. $20? Awesome! Oh, wait, “Add $20 for shipping outside the US”. Never mind then.

        • Tuimic says:

          The first five tiers though are entirely digital. While I agree that it’s annoying to have to pay shipping costs for items from the US, both the euro and sterling are much stronger than the dollar.
          Anyway, cheapest option backed for now. Would possible go for a higher one if something was done about the cost, but I don’t see that happening and don’t really expect it.

    • G_Man_007 says:

      Jim, Jim, Jimmy Jim-Jim… I wish I wasn’t unemployed, I’d give you some cash, But well done on reaching your goal already.

  2. Discopanda says:

    Darn, and here I was expecting an announcement of a 10-year franchise agreement on Sir, You Are Being Hunted from EA or Activision to come at any moment. Better luck next time, Jim :’(

  3. moocow says:

    Just wait until John Walker hears about this, yet another unoriginal nostalgic remake on Kickstarter.

  4. GallonOfAlan says:

    TAKE MY DAMN MONEY

  5. benjymous says:

    Writers will never report on companies or products in which they have financial interest, or on companies which employ family members or close friends

    (From VG247′s doritosgate discussion)

    Hmm?

    [edit] Game looks fab, btw – just thought it might not be the best kind of promo, considering recent happenings!

    • Premium User Badge Shakermaker says:

      Looks like you’ve missed THE BIG DISCLAIMER at the beginning of the article.

    • Shadram says:

      It’s not like he’s writing a review. He just wants you to give him money… :P

    • Jim Rossignol says:

      It is an odd one. But I see honesty as the best policy here. I am completely implicated in both RPS and Big Robot I don’t see any reason to be anything other than direct about it.

      • benjymous says:

        Agreed – you’re not hiding anything, and I can’t suggest any way of doing things differently, but it still brings up the same whole issue that came up with dorritosgate in the first place.

      • Meat Circus says:

        The best policy is full disclosure. There would be no conflict of interest if people were entirely upfront about their connections. And there it is. RIGHT AT THE TOP. If in doubt, disclaim.

        And it’s not like we didn’t know Jim ‘Big Robot’ Rossignol and Jim ‘Jim Rossignol’ Rossignol are the same person.

      • Stevostin says:

        I have to agree on the “it’s transparent, so it’s ok”. Moreover, it’s a bit more than a conflict of interest. Readers of RPS are here because in good part they enjoy your take on gaming. So being interested in the game you’re working on definitely makes sense. If we feel good to find a place on the internet where STALKER’s gamedesign is praised, we have to feel good when a game inspired by those values is being created. We always like to know where game creators come from. Here it’s especially traceable!

      • Mattressi says:

        I’m very interested in Sir, You Are Being Hunted and I think it would be a huge shame if I never heard about it simply because you (Jim) felt compelled to not mention it. You’ve never shown preference to Sir, never tried to hide your association and you’ve certainly reported on other games significantly more than Sir. I just can’t see a problem with this. Some might say that getting another RPS staff member to write about it would be more ethical, but to me that would seem to be more dishonest.

        It’s a dilemma, but, to me, you’ve handled it very well. Please keep reporting on Sir – I truly am interested in it.

      • The Tupper says:

        A bloody gamekeeper turned poacher, eh?

        Sir, YOU are being hunted! I’ll take the blasted horsewhip to you!

      • lcy says:

        I’d rather know up front about a conflict of interest than have to read about it later – that way I can make an informed judgement.

    • John Walker says:

      Hello! We’re not VG247!

      • benjymous says:

        Indeed, just came to mind that they’ve explicitly banned articles such as this on their own site, as it puts people in an awkward position

        • John Walker says:

          I don’t feel awkward. I feel… sexy.

          • pepper says:

            Hello sexy!

          • MajorManiac says:

            [Edited to be even more clever]

            Sir, You are being Sexy!

          • Colonel J says:

            Is this the first one of a ‘Sir you are being…’ series? You know, like Carry On films.

            But please don’t make that one ^

          • The Tupper says:

            Title: Sir, You Are Being Served.

            The pitch: Try to find Molly Sugden’s pussy while John Inman hunts you with a tape measure – his chilling battle-cry of ‘I’m free!’ echoing around a procedurally-generated haberdashery department.

            It’s solid gold, I tell you.

          • Phantoon says:

            Me too, John. We should open up a club for sexy people only.

        • Premium User Badge RaveTurned says:

          Not sure who would be put in an awkward position in this case. Jim’s been very open about his involvement with the game. The article is clearly marked as promotional. The article doesn’t even seem to make a value judgement on the game itself (e.g. saying it’s particularly good etc.) – Jim merely states that it exists and asks people to please look at the video and consider funding. The decision of how the game looks and whether they should fund it or not is left to the reader.

          VG247′s rules are designed to eliminate conflicts of interest. Clearly Jim reporting on his game is an instance where there is a conflict of interest. However, given that Jim is has such a vested interest in both the game and this site, there’s no way any RPS contributor could report on Sir without causing such a conflict. All in all I think this post is probably the best way for this site to report on the game – the alternative would be for RPS to refuse to acknowledge the game’s existence, and I don’t think that’d be a satisfactory result for anyone.

          • Jockie says:

            The way I’d put it is that this is exactly the kind of game RPS readers are for the majority interested in – Quirky british sense of humour, survival/stealth focussed gameplay in a procedurally generated open world… It’d be doing a disservice to the RPS audience if this game was covered on every website but here AND would mean the game isn’t reaching it’s core audience (us). Everybody loses in that scenario.

            As long as there’s transparency and an admission of bias I don’t think it’s out of place.

          • benjymous says:

            Yeah, it’s a damned if you do, damned if you don’t type scenario here, and I’ve said I can’t suggest any way they could do things differently :-\

          • Sassenach says:

            People have a responsibility to think for themselves and not expect journalists to be suspicious on their behalf. The conflict of interest was openly declared and thus it is up to the reader to decide if what they’re reading seems credible.

          • Phantoon says:

            I don’t see the problem when transparency is the entire problem. Coming up front and saying, “this is something I have worked on, I am going to be biased for it of course” means a lot more than doritogate.

    • Moni says:

      The timing of this announcement is perfect. I thought the big silly debate was petering out, now it can just go on and on forever.

      • D3xter says:

        It’s not “silly” at all, it is rather relevant and important, and it’s not “petering out” either luckily, in fact earlier today Gamesindustry.biz did this article on the matter that I can recommend everyone to read: http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2012-11-02-the-games-media-must-renew-the-trust-of-its-audience

        That said, I don’t have anything against this on RPS, since “WARNING: Entirely self-promotional announcement ahead. (Love you!)”. Trying to hide any connections would be bad.

        • Moni says:

          Disclaimer: I have invested in Sir…, my views may not entirely be my own.

          The issue just seems trivial to me, because it boils down to someone saying “I like this game”, then someone else saying, “No, you don’t”.

          • Jockie says:

            It really doesn’t boil down to that, you’ve oversimplified the issue beyond my own comprehension… I suggest you read one of the dozens of articles published on the issue in the last week.

          • Sparkasaurusmex says:

            None of those articles have anything to do with a blogger making his own game and blogging about it.

          • njursten says:

            Surely you meant “a games journalist at a fairly well-known gaming news site making a game and writing about it”?

            For the record, I think the disclaimer is enough.

    • Premium User Badge tumbleworld says:

      Methinks, sir, you are being a little obtuse…

    • f1x says:

      I’m not too fond of personal adverstising in a website as important and respected as this one, but its a bit different here

      I think it reflects part of what RPS wants to be, dont get me wrong, and I’m not talking about overtaking the world, but I think RPS stays always a bit close and personal (even comfy) and this is definitely a personal project of Jim made with a lot of love, and is shared in a direct way because there is a sort of trust and honesty between RPS and the reader base, if you get what I mean

      Also there is no publisher involved, no big companys, its just a kickstarter which is basically ensuring that the game is definitely published so in the end is no different from any other kickstart article here

      So, I wish you guys the best of luck with this game project and if my finances for this month (or the next) allows it I will try to contribute

    • Sleepymatt says:

      Sirs,

      I request that you BAN THIS SICK FILTH!!!1!1!! with pugnacious alacrity, or I’ll have the butler release the hounds.

      Yours somnolently,

      Mr Sleepymatt Esq.

      • The Tupper says:

        Indeed.

        This ill-conceived project is nothing more than procedurally generated moral turpitude. I note with alarm that the authors subversively (and shamefacedly) pervert the natural order in presenting the dominant party as faceless automatons.

        As all gentlemen of breeding know, the ruling classes are easily distinguished by their calmly-understated chins and full-blooded ears. I trust no more attempts at sleight of hand ‘socialism’ are introduced into this otherwise reliable electronic bulletin.

        Yours,

        Rear Admiral (ret.) Godfrey Smallholding-Le-Tupper

    • woodsey says:

      Perhaps we should delay our worrying until RPS gives it 10/10 for having all of the graphics. And hey, let’s not forget that RPS is just a glorified blog.

    • The Random One says:

      I will only give Jim my money if he takes a picture of himself next to a table full of Doritos and a full-size Warfighter promo.

    • ucfalumknight says:

      I think there is a huge difference between: “Hey everyone, I am helping to make this game, it is really good, and I think you will like it.” and EA invites (and transports) game journalists to LA to shower them with gifts and perks and ask them to write a review on it. I appreciate the candid nature of the post, and I have a huge interest in this game. Following Jim through RPS and Twitter, this is a game designed for PC gamers. To me, this is completely transparent.

    • Dances to Podcasts says:

      I bet he gave himself a nice cup of tea in return for posting this. Perhaps even a biscuit!

    • Sugoi says:

      The same VG24/7 that is notorious for regurgitating press releases and amongst the worst abusers in said debate?

      The irony is positively overwhelming.

  6. philbot says:

    As soon as I saw “First person Stealth” I was expecting a STALKER influence straight away.

    “A British indie S.T.A.L.K.E.R.” might have been something we said in the design meetings…”

    Sounds great! Will follow this one closely… I would love to throw money at the screen right now.. but the recent stream of good releases has left my wallet a bit empty.

  7. Discopanda says:

    Oh, also. WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT TENTACLE THING AT THE END OF THE TRAILER?

  8. MuscleHorse says:

    Sir, you have a pledge.

    (When I get back from work).

    Looks fantastic.

  9. Lemming says:

    Not even sure I’m that bothered about the game, but a) it’s British and b) It’s Jim, so of course I backed it.

    PS. Please spend some of the money on a suitable voice actor for that narration voice. It totally needs a fine famous British actor! (Stephen Fry?)

    • Ilinx says:

      Oh, not Fry! He’s everywhere these days. Mind you I did listen to him read all of the Harry Potter books (unabridged) so it might be my own personal bias. I wonder what’s the name of the fellow who did the Stanley Parable stuff?

    • Premium User Badge RaveTurned says:

      Recommend Paul Bettany – although he’s already got a regular gig voicing a fictional AI, so he may not be free.

      Alternatively, who played VAL in Startopia?
      Edit: William Franklyn – who passed away in 2006. RIP Bill. :(

      • Xardas Kane says:

        If we are going to name big-shot actors, why not just go directly to Jeremy Irons? The man has a voice that melts faces.

    • Furius says:

      Doubt you’d get much Fry for £40,000

      • enricllagostera says:

        Maybe not much Fries but certainly a lot of chips for 40,000 pounds.

    • Maritz says:

      I demand nothing short of Alan Rickman!

    • mckertis says:

      No need of any famous people, just invite geordies for all voice-overs.

    • LeMonde says:

      Perhaps the calibre of actor could be tied to Kickstarter pledge goals:

      Level 1: Pledge £100 and we promise the game will be narrated by Dean Gaffney.

      Level 2: £1000 and the vocal talents of Jim Davidson are guaranteed.

      Level 3: Pledge £5000 and Dale Winton is in the bag.

      Level 4: £10,000 secures the magnificent Philip Schofield.

  10. Shadram says:

    Backed without hesitation. Looks awesome fun. :)

  11. Jams O'Donnell says:

    Wot, no superbacker reward tier that includes a cup of tea with Mr. Rossignol himself?

    • Premium User Badge tumbleworld says:

      I will admit that I was hoping to see a £25 tier that added, to the Digital Download, the postal delivery of a brace of Earl Grey teabags to the domicile of your selection.

      • KikiJiki says:

        I’m sad that there’s no physical Tea set tier. A teapot and saucers festooned with gentlemanly robots is the one thing every household should have.

        • RedWurm says:

          Oh god damn it, not only do I have to fund this game, I now have a new set of crockery to buy.

    • Crazy Hippo says:

      i am still hoping for the smoking edition, includes a pipe and lovely maroon smoking jacket!! to be enjoyed with a large glass of ones chosen tipple.

    • westyfield says:

      Mm, there definitely should be a “pints with the developers” tier.

    • Colonel J says:

      That would be particularly apt as the very first project to launch on UK Kickstarter this week was a mobile tea wagon http://kck.st/V9Swtz (looks like they’ll make it too). Top tier: Big Robot delivers you tea and the game.

  12. Acosta says:

    CORRUPTION! *opens the wallet and start throwing money at the screen*

  13. Wodge says:

    ITS IN POUND STERLING! MAGNIFICENT!

    • YogSo says:

      I noticed this part almost at the end of the Kickstarter page:

      Every dollar brings us closer to making this the game it deserves to be.

      Nitpicking, I know, but I think Jim should change that to ‘pound’, if only to preserve the British flavour of the text till the end.

    • MajorManiac says:

      This somehow feels appropriate for the game. I wouldn’t have been surprised if it came down to £s or Tea & Biscuits.

      Perhaps the in-game currency could be teabags and chocolate digestives.

  14. Bob says:

    What’s 10 quid in real money? *checks exchange rate*
    Okay for $15 Aussie and few cents, you’ve got me. It’ll be in 2 weeks time though.

  15. Donncha O Caoimh says:

    Love the scenery. Reminds me of the west of Ireland too.

    My credit card made an imprint on my monitor screen in my haste. That’ll be awkward when I have visitors …

    • GallonOfAlan says:

      Insofar as it looks damp and freezing a fair amount of the time, it does.

  16. communisthamster says:

    Sir,
    I expect the final game to be delivered promptly by means of binary telegram.
    Yours Sincerely,
    J. Gamer Esq.

    • Meat Circus says:

      Sir,

      I most humbly request that you do seek to possess all of my excess pecuniary holdings, forthwith.

      Your most loyal and obedient &c.

  17. edwardoka says:

    Sir, You Are Being Funded.

  18. Premium User Badge Shakermaker says:

    Backed the 30 quid early access edition. Can’t wait for the beta to arrive on my hd. Very excited for this.

  19. Ilinx says:

    Dammit, Jim, I had just managed two weeks of swearing off Kickstarter. That’s that wagon gracelessly dismounted then.

  20. Crainey says:

    Shall give this a read during lunch. From the video I get a procedurally-generated British STALKER. Perfect, NOW TAKE MY MONEY!

    I love survival scavenger games like STALKER, one of my favourite game series, so this looks very, very sexy.

    As for the whole sticky issue of self-promo and what-not. I don’t really care, though I imagine others will. At least you were honest and published this yourself instead of letting a colleague do it for you.

  21. Alexander says:

    One reward should be an evening with you or the entire RPS team. Also, the game sounds better every time I hear about it.

  22. realmenhuntinpacks says:

    Ah, Jim – the environments! Looks just like where I grew up. Up on the moors last weekend in fact. There’s nowhere quite like it. Brooding and that. SYABH looks genuinely brilliant. Pledgi-o.

    • johntheemo says:

      I’m profoundly hungover, so it’s hard for me to to say what I’m trying to say, but I just clicked on your name and went to your blog. After several minutes of complete disorientation, I ‘figured it out,’ and I have to say, this is quite the thing. I’m going to show it to all of my friends.

  23. StranaMente says:

    Odd, it’s the first time I kick something in the UK, and it does not use the amazon payment system, but your credit card. I had to check a couple of times that I accidentally didn’t end up in a spoof site.
    Anyway, backed!

    • Prokroustis says:

      Yeah, not really happy about that, but what can you do..

      • Surlywombat says:

        The reason Kickstarter couldn’t do UK until now was Amazon payments only accept US bank accounts to pay the funds into.

  24. GreatUncleBaal says:

    This will be the first Kickstarter I have ever funded, and I’m really looking forward to seeing how this game turns out. Good luck, Jim.

  25. nasKo says:

    Would love to back this, though I am not able to due to the lack of a credit card (not really common over here).
    Any chance for a PayPal?

    • Premium User Badge Tom De Roeck says:

      +1. Or atleast a paypal option when the project has kickstartered.

    • mrwout says:

      +1 for the paypall thingy !

    • Premium User Badge yhancik says:

      ++ on PayPal!

    • Premium User Badge Naum says:

      Agreed. This would have actually been my Kickstarter debut if Paypal, Amazon or anything else with direct debit support had been available.

  26. Zeewolf says:

    I do hope you’ll give some attention to another interesting british Kickstarter, Sui Generis. Looks very neat.

    Edit for link: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1473965863/sui-generis?ref=category

  27. Hidden_7 says:

    Backed. But if the CAD to GBP exchange rate gets all crazy between now and Dec 2, I may have to back out. Or up my pledge. I suppose it depends which way it gets all crazy. It’s a quantum pledge!

  28. mingster says:

    Backed..can’t wait.

  29. Premium User Badge Thirith says:

    ‘Till I read the Kickstarter description I was under the impression that this was MP and thus not my cup of tea.

    Still not entirely sure about the latter, but being somewhat less ignorant now I’m happy to support such a cheerfully weird, interesting project. Even if Jim’s surname makes him sound like the pair of skis I never had as a kid because my parents didn’t want to spend that much money.

  30. Snids says:

    This genuinely looks amazing. Jimothy and chums should be very proud of what they’ve done. Can’t wait to play it.

  31. mickygor says:

    Just a quick question, the wording on that first tier – specifically the or. Does this mean that we can download for one of three platforms, but not the others?

  32. Premium User Badge Lord Custard Smingleigh says:

    I HAVE GAZED UPON THE FACE OF ROSSIGNOL

    • Sleepymatt says:

      ‘staring eyes’ tag

    • Dances to Podcasts says:

      Indeed, it will take some time to turn him back into the fictional creature I had imagined from just his written words.

  33. Premium User Badge Museli says:

    You can have eighteen of my quids for now. If you added a £30 tier with just game and soundtrack, I’d upgrade to that, but £60 to get the soundtrack is too much for me.

    EDIT – Having posted a similar comment on the KS thread, I’ve already received a reply stating that this will be considered. Nice one, Big Robot. :D

  34. zeroskill says:

    Jim the game looks fantastic so far. Congratulations to you and the team. Also backing this as soon as possible.

  35. megazver says:

    Kickstarter UK doesn’t want my credit card, apparently, even though Amazon’s fine with it.

    Oh well, their loss.

  36. jamienobes says:

    The Music is Awesome!!

  37. Miltrivd says:

    £2,500 in 15 mins. NOT BAD! My own pledge will have to wait a bit, but it’ll be there. Too many spots being touched at the same time with what this game wants to do.

    And yes, this is the correct way of doing things, is not when there is people related working on it that we have a problem, is when there’s the intent of hiding it and dishonesty when talking about the product. I see nothing of that here.

    Best of luck Jim!

  38. Jakkar says:

    As far as this grateful reader is concerned, please feel welcome, if not outright encouraged to share your personal projects here. There’s no feeling of bias here – you share the most obscure indies, change the fortunes of smalltime developers overnight by exposing them to a massive audience… you’re entitled to something in return.

  39. McDan says:

    Saw KG (KG!) post about this earlier and immediately put my fist through my screen trying to give money to you.

  40. HexagonalBolts says:

    I’d promised myself that I wouldn’t back anything more on kickstarter but I’ll compromise my morals for this – with you all the way, Jim!

  41. rustybroomhandle says:

    Might I suggest that upon release you have a guest Wot I Think.

  42. Premium User Badge Lambchops says:

    Pledged.

    Quick question Jim, are you intending on a physical release of the game, perhaps at around the 30-40 pound tier? While I’m never particularly enamoured by t-shirts and other such tat (I mean glorious stuff!), I do quite like having nice disc based copies of things from Kickstarter.

    • Jim Rossignol says:

      No plans for that at present, sorry.

      • Premium User Badge Lambchops says:

        No worries. If I’m being honest it would no doubt just sit on my shelf, a monument only to some wierd desire to collect . . . stuff.

        Looking forward to seeing how this turns out, best of luck with the Kickstarter and the rest of development.

  43. Premium User Badge Lambchops says:

    Actually looking through Rossignol’s Kickstarter backed projects I’ve noticed he didn’t back Double Fine Adventure. This clearly makes him a bad man who deserves none of my hard earned pound sterling!

  44. Jambe says:

    $100 USD is a bit much to get the soundtrack and game. I wish there was a cheaper tier featuring it.

  45. Shaun2406 says:

    I hate to be that guy but:

    “I’ve been making those games two friends, Tom Betts and James Carey” in the second sentence is missing a ‘with’ I think Jim?

    Looks really cool though! Just watching the video now!

  46. caddyB says:

    This article is full of bias.

  47. Lolmasaurus says:

    10/10 would bang. I mean.. buy. Silly me.

  48. Tony M says:

    I heard they only put tea in the game to meet the government Britishness Quota. SCANDAL!

  49. Ergates_Antius says:

    This’ll be my first kickstarter.

    Must get round to reading your book sometime too – I’ll move it up a couple of places in my unread book pile.

  50. kwyjibo says:

    Can’t UK based kickstarter projects be priced in dollars? You want the most familiar currency for the largest audience. I mentioned this in The Ship’s kickstarter too.

    • Jim Rossignol says:

      Apparently not. Both pricing and payments seem to be different for UK Kickstarter. It’s frustrating for us, but there it is.

      • Lemming says:

        I’m sure I remember there being a positive reason you want it in your own currency. Something to do with banks possibly taking a slice at the exchange rate. I think you having it in your native currency means those slices come at the consumer end, rather than yours. Could be wrong.

        • kwyjibo says:

          Yes, it does mean that the currency exchange happens on the backer side, but with the amount of foreign currency exchange that Kickstarter could do, they could establish rates for their projects at better than retail.

          Strike Suit Zero are based in Guildford and have just raised a 6 figure dollar amount. I think they launched before Kickstarter UK did, so maybe they’ve got a bank account ferreted away stateside.

    • Premium User Badge RaveTurned says:

      Surely it should list the amount and currency that’ll be charged to the backer’s credit card? If someone in the US backs a UK project, they should be made aware that their card will be charged with GBP rather than USD – presumably using whatever exchange rate they get from their credit card provider on the day the kickstarter ends.

      I suppose some people might prefer to have equivalent rewards in their currency, but then you’re asking the project creator to absorb the risks of backers who donate using different currency which may or may not be stable. Keeping pledges in a single currency mean those risks are kept with the backer.

      • Tuimic says:

        Before your final payment it will tell you how much you’re being charged in your currency, though that could be because of amazon or my card. However the pound is very strong right now. Most people in the US are used to paying what they see on the screen and most of the europeans (those who use euro) and brits would pay less than they see. In this case most people will pay more. It put the higher tiers out of reach for a lot. £60 is already a lot to ask for a DIGITAL copy of a game and a DIGITAL soundtrack. Other KS projects would usually have more at that price or sell the soundtrack in a cheaper package. And because the others were in $, it worked out even sweeter.

        The jumps in tiers are a bit steep I think. I love soundtracks, but I’m not putting down £50 more for one, especially if it’s just audio files. I could buy two AAA price PC games for the same price.

        • Deston says:

          I don’t think the pound is particularly strong against the dollar at the moment. It’s 1.6 dollars to the pound today, it’s more or less hovered around 1.5 – 1.6 since The Troubles.

          In the years leading up to Moneygeddon it was much stronger, between 1.8 – 2 dollars to the pound.

          http://www.google.com/finance?q=GBPUSD

          • Bob says:

            A couple of years ago it was going to cost not quite three Australian dollars to get one pound Sterling.
            Currently it’s about $1.54AU to the pound, so the ten quid asking price as a minimum to get a copy of the game is pretty much equivalent to most Kickstarters. The Us and Canadian dollars are at a parity (pretty much) with our dollar, so we overseas types can just multiply the tier price by 1.5 for a rough estimate of the cost.

    • fencenswitschen says:

      Uh. I hate to spread my Credit Card account details like everywhere. Why do I have to give it to Kickstarter UK again – if I use Amazon Payment on Kickstarter US? Doesn’t make sense.

      • Sparkasaurusmex says:

        You can’t use paypal for British KSs? That sucks.

      • Surlywombat says:

        Because Amazon payments won’t pay into non-US bank accounts, its the whole reason Kickstarter couldn’t do UK projects until now.