Ithaka of the Clouds – An Update

My favourite piece of concept art.

The first few days of the campaign have been amazing. We freaked out a little when Paypal suddenly stopped processing contributions for almost a day (just our luck), but once everything was fixed we saw that quite a few people were actually supporting us. It’s slowed down now, but we’ve already reached more than $7000! Which is amazing. Seriously. Wow. Thank you. THANK YOU!

We’ve also made it into the press – RPS, PC Gamer, Adventure Gamers, IndieGames.com, even Eurogamer. At this point it looks like Ithaka is getting more attention than The Sea Will Claim Everything!

It’s still a long way to reaching our goal, though, and we could really use your support. Not just in the form of contributions, but also in spreading the word. There are a lot of websites out there that have never heard of the Lands of Dream, or that can’t imagine that games like these could have fans. There are also many people who might hugely enjoy Ithaka of the Clouds, but who don’t generally think of themselves as gamers and who normally would never hear about a project like this one. You can do a lot to help make Ithaka happen by tweeting about it, sharing links on Facebook, and letting your favourite sites that haven’t covered it know that it exists. Don’t spam anyone, but retweet/share/submit buttons do exist for a reason. (They do, right? Because otherwise I may have been doing it all wrong…)

We’d like to do a video giving you a bit more information about the various perks, but before we do: does anyone have any questions? We’ll gladly answer them, in the comments or in the video. We’ve put a lot of care into making each of these perks as cool and unique as possible, because we really don’t want to feel like we’re ripping you off. If you’re going to pay a lot of money, you should at least get something special.

We will, of course, also answer questions not related to the perks! Several people have asked when the game is set, for example, to which the answer is “a long time before any of the other games”. So you will be returning to many of the locations you’ve seen before, but they will be quite different.

Ah, I’m rambling again. Do feel free to ask if there’s anything you want to know, and see you in the next update.

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9 Comments

  1. When is the video going to be done?

    Bonus points if you answer this in the video.

  2. Frankie

     /  February 27, 2013

    If you exceed the goal by enough, would you consider updating older, non-Lands of Dream games, like Phenomenon-32? Or maybe even just Phenomenon-32?

  3. Ah, Phenomenon 32 would require remaking from scratch. Granted, so does Desert Bridge, but it’s a lot simpler. I’d love to remake Phenomenon 32, but I doubt we will exceed the goal by *that* much.

    I’ll definitely do it someday, though, and it’s quite possible you’ll be seeing games in the spirit of Phenomenon 32 before then.

  4. Frankie

     /  February 27, 2013

    it’s quite possible you’ll be seeing games in the spirit of Phenomenon 32 before then.

    Brilliant! I loved Phenomenon-32, and I’d love more games with scientists in.

    On a related note: for a $10,000,000 stretch goal, could we get a Hollywood film of Melinoe?

  5. I could do Melinoe for $9,000,000!

    (God I wish I could…)

  6. René

     /  February 28, 2013

    I have a question! Will Ithaka have screaming goats? I mean Verena’s already drawn one…

  7. Why aren’t you all dressed in yellow and red?

  8. beavinator

     /  March 3, 2013

    Man, I loved Phenomenon-32 too, but as desperately as I wanted to experience it it was just too flipping hard for me! Jonas, if you do make more games in the same “spirit”, PLEASE make it a slightly more kind-hearted and forgiving spirit when it comes to platforming skills!! 🙂

  9. @beavinator: No platforming this time!