Ember Reaches 20k Funding - New Poster Revealed

Discussion in 'Ember Art & Design Updates' started by Grummz, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    We've reached over 20k in funding! To celebrate, we're releasing a new image for the design book. It's THMPR vs Kaiju, the creature that will attack the THMPR when it returns to base during your escort. You'll have to help it fight off this big beastie as you escort your THMPR back to base. (post-KS feature, not for Playable Mockup)


    Milestone 2 - 400% funded, 8 days left
    For this milestone, we wanted to raise $5000 to create:

    • Finishing the THMPR model, texturing it and adding shaders
    • Creating a couple basic animations: a simple walk, simple drilling
    • Importing it into the Unreal Engine to allow you to trigger its anims
    • Create a 20 page PDF and soft-cover, illustrated design vision book

    Milestone 3 - Omniframe modeling unlocked
    When we reached $10,000 in funding, we were able to fund Milestone 3, to be completed 1-2 months after Milestone 2:

    • Model the Omniframe (without character)
    • Texture and add shaders, rig it for animation
    • Import it into Unreal, create a movement demo of jetpacks/gliding

    Use of Additional Funds

    In an event that surprised us all, and without any asking for more money or having stretch goals, the community managed to raise another $10,000 for a total of $20,000 raised. This is amazing, and we are very grateful for the support.

    We're using some of the funds to help create additional necessary concept work (some of which will also be featured in the delivered design vision book). These concepts include the Kaiju mini-boss for the THMPR, a better drill arm inspired by the fan art that we loved, and adding a hand instead of bear-trap claw to the THMPR.

    As we plan out future fundraiser milestones, we'll use these funds towards reducing the cost and fundraising of each additional milestone. For example, if we need to raise another $10,000 for character customization and modeling, we could use some of the reserve to reduce that goal to $7000. We're likely to spread this out over several milestones.

    The remainder, around 10%, we will save in reserve for unanticipated future needs.

    No Stretch Goals This Milestone

    You're gotten us ahead by more than we expected! As a result, we won't be announcing any stretch goals or asking for more money. We just want to deliver what we promised and to do our jobs well.

    Thank you again!
  2. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    Woot woot! This community is incredible. The ember dev team is killing it.

    I'm loving all of this.
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  3. Fooni

    Fooni T.H.M.P.R.

    That is mighty impressive Grummz.
  4. Thunderstrike

    Thunderstrike Player One Omni Ace

    Grummz, you, or whoever is making these posters, has my eternal respect for being awesome. Don't suppose we could have a wallpaper scale version? ;)
  5. ObsoleteVodka

    ObsoleteVodka Active Member

    Man, that looks so damn awesome! I can't wait to be there and behold such battle. :)
  6. Torgue_Joey

    Torgue_Joey Emberite -Death Reaper KAIJU 'SPLODER

  7. Adrian

    Adrian THMPR - Emberite - Deepscanner

    Amazed by all of this. Looking forward for more... waiting patiently.
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  8. Bl4ckhunter

    Bl4ckhunter Active Member

    congrats, anyway the mek-a new arms look better, wasn't a fan of the bear trap claw
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  9. RoundTwo

    RoundTwo Emberite

    So how much is needed to see the game fully developed?
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  10. Thunderstrike

    Thunderstrike Player One Omni Ace

    A lot
  11. Bl4ckhunter

    Bl4ckhunter Active Member

    really too early for this but around 50 times the amount of money that has been gathered thus far should be enough for what would be a very VERY bare minimum in my opinion
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  12. Torgue_Joey

    Torgue_Joey Emberite -Death Reaper KAIJU 'SPLODER

    Like (mostly) any other games, WE NEED MILLIONS BUCKS
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  13. Mahdi

    Mahdi THMPR Inbound - Gatestrider - Firstclaimer

    Extremely thorough in explaining full progress and plans, Grummz. Being patient is the hard part, but you and the team have your work cut out for you. Thank you for every step to making this happen so far.

    Great job future reaper teams. This was an awesome display of unity and energy.
  14. Limo

    Limo T.H.M.P.R.

    I go on vacation and I come back to this. Awesome job guys! I can't wait to see how the models turn out!
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  15. Darker

    Darker Gatestrider

  16. EvilKitten

    EvilKitten Gatestrider - Firstclaimer

    I absolutely LOVES the new arm! Also yay community, extra catnip for everyone!
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  17. Silv3r Shadow

    Silv3r Shadow Gatestrider Max Kahuna Kaiju Slayer

    Awesome stuff! :)
    Milestone 3 funding rewards? :p
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  18. Redgen

    Redgen New Member

    Looks very nice! Like the small omnyframe in the background! ☺
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  19. TankHunter678

    TankHunter678 Well-Known Member

    You could create an anime around the THMPR design and it fighting kaiju.

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