We have taken the last couple of days to rest a bit as well as organize the next steps for this project and the continuation of the funding campaign. Yes, funding has NOT stopped, and it will continue at www.cinemawarewings.com/paypal. (We are also in the process of rebuilding this site in order to improve navigation and usability). So, keep spreading the word about this project – we can achieve higher stretch goals and keep improving Wings: Remastered Edition even further!
In any event, we must thank everyone once again for coming together and helping us make this campaign a success. The great feedback and even criticism we receive, along with the funding, will only help make this game better! Let’s keep at it!
There is one important reminder we’d like to bring up to everyone.
In the short term, we will be awaiting the transfer of funds from Kickstarter/Amazon. As many of you know, it can take up to two weeks to execute such transfer. However, we have had over $3,000 worth of pledges “bounced” by their respective credit cards according to Kickstarter’s report so far. This is partially normal, since many times user’s cards need verification by their owners if they do not recognize certain merchants or if a backer recently changed credit card numbers. Kickstarter will keep trying the charge for several times, after which the pledge will be cancelled.
This is where we really need everyone to pay attention and ensure their pledges did indeed go through! Please, double-check if Kickstarter/Amazon was successful in charging your card, or if you need to change your credit card info there is still time by going into your account. We cannot afford to miss out on a high number of cancellations and putting stretch goals at risk! Of course, alternatively you can always use PayPal as a way to fund your pledge by visiting www.cinemawarewings.com/paypal or simply transferring the proper amount directly to ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’.
We had over 1,400 backers in this campaign, a 50% increase from the last campaign we ran last year, which we consider a great success. It shows the Cinemaware community is getting back together, and we strongly believe that over time this community will be represented by several thousand others who will join in and make future campaigns even stronger and bigger. We certainly will work for that to happen, but we cannot do it alone! As the initial “founding backers” of the first Cinemaware title to be funded via crowdfunding,you do have a huge, important responsibility to ensure future success: keep helping us find other potential backers for Wings, other Cinemaware fans to join this community! The stronger as a group we are, the better & bigger future games we develop will be. The funding success of Wings: RE has proven that with hard work and collaboration from fans, we can once again bring you great games. Do not forget that!
Moving on, we plan to keep sending updates regularly to keep everyone abreast of funding progress, stretch goals, add-ons, production-related matters and general Cinemaware news bits! We are also working on getting the exclusive backers’ forum up & running so that you can join in more active internal discussions and feedback as well!
If you want to see a specific subject discussed, please let us know!