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5 comments by UBIsquash on Jan 3rd, 2013

We’re just entering the last hours of funding and wanted to thank you all for your steady increase in pledges and enthusiasm for add-ons! Today we’ll discuss the development of our Flex Goals, the finalized Archive, and our AMA later this evening!

The Archive

We’ve finished our series of community votes on the Archive. Based on your pick our Blood Imps have been working overtime through the holidays to put together the final odds and ends of the room. Today the chains come off of the door in our Kickstarter Demo and the Cultist is ready to get to work!

Flex Goals

We’ve had a bunch of questions regarding what flex goals we are able to deliver based on how much extra money we raise on Kickstarter (and continued funding afterwards). To be more transparent about this process we wanted to rank our Flex Goals for you based on “costliness.”

For example adding controller support will be relatively easier to do as it will only tie down a few members of the team and is a relatively simple challenge to overcome, the level we are currently at above our goal would allow us to develop controller support, and half-complete any one of the middle level Flex Goals.

Once we reach additional campaign chapters the cost and time goes up dramatically as there are far more people involved working to create the content for these goals. The highest tier of Flex Goals will require significantly more resources and time as they are completely new modes and complex systems — Or, of course, Richard Ridings.

Cheaper to implement (£25,000 and below)

  • Controller Interface
  • Arcade Campaign

More costly to implement (around £50,000)

  • The Adventures of Stumpy the Imp
  • Extended Underlord Campaign
  • Empire Campaign
  • 2 Lords 1 Dungeon
  • Competitive Campaign
  • Co-op Campaign

Very costly to implement (£75,000 and up)

  • Richard Ridings
  • Survival Mode
  • Underworld MOBA
  • Hero Mode
  • Matchmaking & Ranking

No matter how much we raise, every penny will go back into the game, and we will listen to our backers every step of the way in how they want this money spent.

First Time On Our Page?

Look No Further:For those of you just joining the project we've put together a quick series of updates for you to read over that explain various rewards, tiers, and add-ons for War for the Overworld.

How You Can Help

There are several things you can do to help:

T-Shirt Voting

Click here to go directly to the poll!

It’s been days since we had a vote — so today we’ll open up the polls to ask you which T-shirt two designs you want to to be made available for physical rewards and sent out for mass production Pick your favourite of the four options and let us know which threads you want to wear!

Please note: Those at the 'Swag Booster' tier and above will be able to pick from additional designs on top of those sent to mass production.

Dungeon Themes

You may have noticed that various reward tiers have additional “Dungeon Themes” as rewards within them. “Dungeon Themes” are complete reskins of your entire dungeon, this includes new skins for: fortified walls, dirt, claimed ground, Blood Imps, Dungeon Heart, and emblem. The current demo has the standard "Underlord" Dungeon Theme, below you can see an example of the differences between several Dungeon Themes.

The Dungeoneer’s Guide to the Underworld

The Dungeoneer’s Guide to the Underworld will be a rich volume filled with all sorts of fantastic information including (but not limited to):

  • An extensive history of the War for the Overworld universe — influence this part of the book by backing at the £2500 or £5000 tiers
  • A substantial amount of detail about important characters, places and events — influence this part of the book by backing at the £400 or £500 tiers
  • Traps & Defense Descriptions — Influence this part of the book by backing at the £1250 tier
  • Unit Histories & Bios — Learn the history of each unit in War for the Overworld
  • Room Descriptions
  • Spell Descriptions
  • Ritual Ingredients, Recipes & Descriptions

This reward will be delivered digitally and is included in the £20 tier (and higher). It is also available as an add-on for £5.

Additional Availability for Limited Tiers

We've increased the available amounts slightly to give everyone a fair chance at access to these limited tiers:

  • Tier 8 Digital: 45 added (~45 left)
  • Tier 8 Physical: 50 added (~56 left)
  • Tier 8 Swag Booster: 20 (~34 left)
  • Tier 9 Digital: 5 added (~15 left)
  • Tier 9 Physical: 5 added (~6 left)
  • Tier 12: 2 added (~3 left)

Increase your pledge now to get these limited rewards before someone else does and help us reach our Flex Goals! Thanks for your continued support and for helping us this far (but let’s try to do even better!)Click here to discuss this update with us in the WFTO IRC

Until next time Underlord,
-WFTO Team

Have any other ideas or suggestions? Leave a comment on our Kickstarter page or send us a direct message. Alternatively, you can get in touch with us at the following locations:

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Dec 19th~ Official WFTO Alpha MAC demo. Many new features here! Digging, Possession, basic GUI, & more! Visit our Kickstarter if you enjoy

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JamyzGenius Dec 9 2013, 6:50am says:

I NEED THIS!!! Thanks for making this game guys, i loved Dungeon Keeper when i was a child, watch this is amazing!. You guys are the best!

I should get this game for Xmas! :)

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MillyRainbowskittlez Jan 25 2013, 4:59am says:

I want to cry. I personally cant back it ( no funds) But i will deff spread teh word. By the gods this has to be done right DX<

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asghard Jan 4 2013, 7:09am says:

All this is so ... Badass. The return of Dungeon Keeper...

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ServoIS Dec 31 2012, 2:33am says:

Suggestion for new room type, frost room attracts yetis and other ice monsters, downsize is having them in sleeping area of other monsters may drive them away or make them upset esp fire based monsters..

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kazarr Dec 19 2012, 2:51pm says:

Sadly the showcase ran very, VERY slowly on my computer with MASSIVE framrate issues, so I imagine the alpha demo will be even worse. I'll have to upgrade before enjoying this beautiful monstrosity. :/

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UBIsquash Creator
UBIsquash Dec 19 2012, 10:48pm replied:

The showcase is obsolete.
Please play the "Alpha-demo" instead, as it has no issues with framerate.
The Alpha Demo was entirely remade from scratch, and optimized to run on any system.
We are aware of the issues the 'showcase' had, but that is behind us now.

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kazarr Dec 3 2014, 7:41am replied:

I got this reply just about a year late, but even so, I followed your advice and gave it a try. The alpha demo ran much better, and I was actually able to play it, albeit still with some issues. My PC is simply archaic though, so it's impressive enough that it's playable at all. A job well done by the WftO team!

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Guest Dec 19 2012, 11:51am says:

This makes my **** rock hard. I loved Dungeon Keeper and this looks very promising.

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ApornasPlanet Dec 19 2012, 5:53am says:

Didn't know about your kickstarter until now. Maybe you should promote it a bit more here on ModDB.

Here's the link, go there and pledge: Kickstarter.com

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UBIsquash Creator
UBIsquash Dec 19 2012, 5:57am replied:

The entire first paragraph on our moddb page is itself a link to our ks if you click it :)
The last sentence on our introduction is - Please visit our Kickstarter page to help this game come to fruition - which is also a link.
Every 'news' I've posted here mentions (and links) our kickstarter multiple times too :)
Not to mention all downloads on our moddb say " If you enjoy please check out War for the Overworld on Kickstarter" in the description.

But thanks for linking it once more anyway :)

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ApornasPlanet Dec 19 2012, 6:39am replied:

Ok, thanks for clarifying. Didn't notice that.
Anyways, I went there and pledged, this is gonne be good!

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UBIsquash Creator
UBIsquash Dec 19 2012, 6:43am replied:

Thanks for the pledge!
Remember you are welcome to post any suggestions, ideas, or comments on our official KS page now that you are a backer..err...underlord...backerlord? XD

*psssst* we plan to have new fixes and features uploaded every weekend, including THIS weekend ;)

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