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Phoenix Online Studios => Cognition => General => Topic started by: KatieHal on February 01, 2012, 11:41:30 AM

Title: Cognition PayPal Fundraiser!
Post by: KatieHal on February 01, 2012, 11:41:30 AM
During our Kickstarter run (over $34K raised--you are amazing, and thank you yet again!), we had a number of fans who wanted to support the game but were unable to use the Kickstarter system, or who missed the dates to get in on it. So, starting on February 1st, weíre running a two-week mini-fundraiser through PayPal, offering all the same great rewards (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/postudios/cognition-an-erica-reed-thriller) as we did during the Kickstarter itself! If you or someone you know are interested in Cognition, you can donate at the (newly redesigned!) Cognition website (http://www.cognitiongame.com)!

If you are donating, (1) Thank you!! and (2) Be sure to include the reward you are selecting in the message with your donation. All the rewards offered from our Kickstarter (http://www.postudios.com/blog/?p=1661) are available with the PayPal fundraiser as well.
 
Title: Re: Cognition PayPal Fundraiser!
Post by: KatieHal on February 01, 2012, 06:49:59 PM
Here's that list of rewards, for reference:

$1 or More
SUPPORTER:
Your name will appear in the Special Thanks section of the credits!

$5 or More
EYE WITNESS:
An exclusive digital Cognition image, a digital copy of the soundtrack, plus your name in the Special Thanks section of the credits!

$20 or More
PROBATIONARY AGENT:
The previous prizes, plus a full copy of each episode of the game upon their release, and a subscription to the exclusive monthly newsletter! You'll hear about our progress each month and get access to exclusive images, soundclips, songs and more!

$40 or More
INVESTIGATOR:
The previous prizes, plus a hard copy of the game and of the soundtrack!

$60 or More
SPECIAL AGENT:
The previous prizes, plus the Special Edition of Cognition! This includes a signed hard copy of the soundtrack, a hard copy of the game, a Cognition poster, and a copy of the Cognition prequel comic, written by the designers and illustrated by Romano Molenaar!

$100 or More
SENIOR SPECIAL AGENT:
A signed hard copy of the soundtrack, a hard copy of the game, a Cognition poster, a signed copy of the comic, beta-testing access to the first Episode, plus weíll put your name somewhere in the gameóon an FBI Agentís ID card, a name in the newspaper, a street name, whatever it may be, youíll be able to see it! ***You must sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement and adhere to the rules of Phoenix Online and Khaeon Gamestudio.

$200 or More
AGENT IN CHARGE:
Youíll received signed hard copies of the soundtrack, game, poster, and comic, plus beta-testing access to all Episodes of the game! But wait thereís more! Youíll get an inside look at our development process! Receive special access to a members-only area with a range of exclusive game development assets such as art concepts, pictures of our 3D models, the game design document, music, voices, and more! You will also have the opportunity to become one of the betatesters of the game. ***Disclaimer: 1) This membership will last only through the development of the first episode of the game. 2) You must sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement and adhere to the rules of Phoenix Online and Khaeon Gamestudio.

$400 or More
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR:
Signed hard copies of the game, soundtrack, poster and comic, and a batch of homemade cookies of your choice, made with love, in heart-shapes! Plus get an inside look at our development process by becoming a Team Member and getting signed on to the teamís mailing list, where you will see the teamís interaction process of making the game! Get into special scheduled skype sessions with the developers as they discuss different aspects of the games -- you could be in a session with the writing team discussing the plot and then in another with the director and composer discussing the music! This is a great opportunity to learn how games are developed, as you see how we take the game from concept to its final build! You will also have the opportunity to become a betatester. ***Disclaimer: 1) This membership will last only through the development of the first episode of the game. 2) You must sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement and adhere to the rules of Phoenix Online and Khaeon Gamestudio.

$1000 or More
DEPUTY DIRECTOR #2:
Not only do you get signed copies of the game, soundtrack, and exclusive Cognition comic, and beta-testing access to all Episodes, and delicious cookies! Plus, become a Game Developer for the full 4 episodes of the game! Get an inside look at our development process by becoming a Team Member and getting signed on to the teamís mailing list, where you will see the teamís interaction process of making the game! Get into special scheduled skype sessions with the developers as they discuss different aspects of the games -- you could be in a session with the writing team discussing the plot and then in another with the director and composer discussing the music! This is a great opportunity to learn how games are developed, as you see how we take the game from concept to its final build! You will also have the opportunity to become a betatester. ***Disclaimer: 1) We will always consider your feedback, but we will have the last word on development. 2) Direct contact with some developers may be difficult but youíll definitely get to chat with the team behind The Silver Lining frequently! 3) You must sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement and adhere to the rules of Phoenix Online and Khaeon Gamestudio.

$5000 or More
FBI DIRECTOR:
You get access to all previous prizes, plus, you get to name a character that weíll model AFTER YOU! And cookies, don't forget the cookies. ***Disclaimer: 1) We will always consider your feedback, but we will have the last word on development. 2) Direct contact with some developers may be difficult but youíll definitely get to chat with the team behind The Silver Lining frequently! 3) You must sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement and adhere to the rules of Phoenix Online and Khaeon Gamestudio.

$10,000 or More
J. EDGAR HOOVER:
Let's face it, at this point we owe you a debt of gratitude we can only ever attempt to make up for! So you, sir or madam, get all the previous prizes, plus you get your name in the opening credits as an Executive Producer. And! A few of us will fly to wherever you are (if you are in the Continental United States), or fly you in to your city of choice (of the hometowns of the Directors) in the Continental United States and meet you there for a truly excellent dinner! Plus, delicious cookies of your choice, baked with love, and mailed directly to you! ***Disclaimer: 1) We will always consider your feedback, but we will have the last word on development. 2) Direct contact with some developers may be difficult but youíll definitely get to chat with the team behind The Silver Lining frequently! 3) You must sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement and adhere to the rules of Phoenix Online and Khaeon Gamestudio.
Title: Re: Cognition PayPal Fundraiser!
Post by: KatieHal on February 02, 2012, 07:29:38 AM
We're almost to $300 already, thank you!!
Title: Re: Cognition PayPal Fundraiser!
Post by: KatieHal on February 02, 2012, 06:22:49 PM
Coming up on $450 now!
Title: Re: Cognition PayPal Fundraiser!
Post by: KatieHal on February 03, 2012, 11:07:40 AM
Now at over $500! Woohoo!


Make that over $600!!  ;D
Title: Re: Cognition PayPal Fundraiser!
Post by: KatieHal on February 04, 2012, 08:40:31 AM
This morning we're at over $825!!
Title: Re: Cognition PayPal Fundraiser!
Post by: KatieHal on February 05, 2012, 09:00:19 AM
$950! Just 50 bucks away from hitting $1K!!  :D
Title: Re: Cognition PayPal Fundraiser!
Post by: KatieHal on February 06, 2012, 07:39:48 AM
Over $1000!! Thank you! And a little more than a week to go! :)
Title: Re: Cognition PayPal Fundraiser!
Post by: KatieHal on February 08, 2012, 07:26:26 AM
The mini-fundraiser is going well, and thank you everyone who's donated! And if you're still considering, don't forget, you'll get to be in on our backers-only livestream of the demo if you do donate, in addition to he other rewards we've got! :)
Title: Re: Cognition PayPal Fundraiser!
Post by: KatieHal on February 10, 2012, 12:35:40 PM
We're up to $1400! Awesome--and still with 5 days to go!
Title: Re: Cognition PayPal Fundraiser!
Post by: KatieHal on February 13, 2012, 07:45:48 AM
We crept up over $1800, awesome! Just two days to go! (think we can beat Double Fine? :P)
Title: Re: Cognition PayPal Fundraiser!
Post by: snabbott on February 13, 2012, 11:54:12 AM
(think we can beat Double Fine? :P)
Er... no. :P
Very cool, though! :D
Title: Re: Cognition PayPal Fundraiser!
Post by: KatieHal on February 14, 2012, 08:08:01 AM
Over $2300! Woohoo!
Title: Re: Cognition PayPal Fundraiser!
Post by: KatieHal on February 15, 2012, 09:34:29 AM
The fundraiser ends today, and we're just shy of $2700! Think we can make it to $3K? :D
Title: Re: Cognition PayPal Fundraiser!
Post by: KatieHal on February 16, 2012, 08:07:59 AM
And we have reached a grand total of $2,751.35! Thank you so much everyone who donated, it is a huge help to the development of Cognition. You rock!!!
Title: Re: Cognition PayPal Fundraiser!
Post by: Thaumaturge on February 16, 2012, 02:15:41 PM
Well done and congratulations!  I'm glad that you have such support. ^_^
Title: Re: Cognition PayPal Fundraiser!
Post by: mgiuca on April 16, 2012, 03:51:47 AM
Damn. Looks like I missed the Kickstarter AND Paypal fundraisers. Hopefully there will be another in the future. I don't know much about Cognition. I mostly just want to throw some money at these guys to say thankyou for The Silver Lining (which, unfortunately, I only started playing in March).
Title: Re: Cognition PayPal Fundraiser!
Post by: KatieHal on April 16, 2012, 06:52:57 AM
Thanks for the thought, mgiuca!