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#871288 - 03/01/13 10:37 AM CBE Software to Create an Enhanced Version of J.U.L.I.A
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You can check out the IndieGoGo campaign for the enhanced version here.

Check out flotsam's review of J.U.L.I.A. here.

For more details check out the official website here.

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Brno, Czech Republic – March 1, 2013 – CBE software announces start of a crowdfunding campaign targeted at creation of an enhanced edition of J.U.L.I.A., narrative driven, interface based PC videogame released in 2012.

Jan Kavan, CBE software director, explains why yet another crowdfunding appears on the game industry map: “When we've released J.U.L.I.A. back in 2012, the response especially from the adventure gaming community was amazing. Even if we knew that this is a new video game format, we've been well accepted and especially the story, music and game flow was generally praised.

The game was also just recently nominated for the best gameplay and the best character (Mobot) by Adventure Gamers - the largest international website specialized on adventure games. This came to us as a big surprise because we've been working on the game for more than 3 years in only two persons. The fact that we've invested only our time and my personal budget however negatively influenced some of the game aspects.

Originally we planned to use the sales budget for the enhanced edition but what we were able to obtain from our former publisher covered merely the legal expenses to reclaim back J.U.L.I.A. rights.”

Regardless of CBE software further fate, CBE software wants to iron some of the rough edges through the community based events tied to this IndieGoGo campaign:

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/j-u-l-i-a-enhanced-edition

“J.U.L.I.A. is for me an extremely personal game and regardless of what happens next, I want to have the game really polished. I also perceive the crowdfunding process as something more than just getting some cash. We want the community to actively participate through polls, voting and feedback. We’ve set us very modest and realistic goal for this campaign as we want to eliminate the worst problems stemming from our former zero budget situation. That’s why it’s now too early to speak about other exciting possibilities this campaign could open for J.U.L.I.A. One of our primary goals is to let Rachel Manners climb out from the uncanny valley, where she’s now settled in.” explained Jan Kavan.

Among the goals for the enhanced version are:

• Recreating Rachel Manners from scratch
• Redesigning some of the game interface
• Introducing easy mode for problematic puzzles.
• Making some of the game parts optional (eg. material harvesting)
• Polishing some of the puzzles responsiveness and descriptions
• Extending some of the looping music tracks.
• Refine a few parts of the script when the game gets ridiculous / over the top.

The campaign is set for a fixed amount of $5000. It will end up on Friday 12th April 2013 at 11:59 PT. If CBE software doesn’t reach the target by that time, the money will return to contributors automatically. CBE software believes that this is more fair approach concerning the associated risks of the contributors.

About J.U.L.I.A.

J.U.L.I.A. is an innovative, narrative driven PC game. The story centers on Rachel Manners, a 35 year old astrobiologist. She is a member of an elite group of scientists, chosen to embark on one of the most critical missions ever conceived on Earth. Now Rachel is alone, orbiting an unknown planet. Her only companions are J.U.L.I.A., the space probe’s artificial intelligence and Mobot, a huge reconnaissance robot. Together, this unlikely trio will explore the mysteries of the solar system of Salia. But are they prepared for what they will find?
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#871290 - 03/01/13 10:48 AM Re: CBE Software to Create an Enhanced Version of J.U.L.I.A [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thanks, Ana.

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#871291 - 03/01/13 10:56 AM Re: CBE Software to Create an Enhanced Version of J.U.L.I.A [Re: MaG]
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Thanks, Ana. thumbsup

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#871388 - 03/02/13 03:54 AM Re: CBE Software to Create an Enhanced Version of J.U.L.I.A [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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I think an enhanced edition of this game is worth contributing. We could tell that with more time and investment J.U.L.I.A. would have been much better, providing a more immersive universe. I really wanted to explore the planets a bit more and get larger images and more details. The graphics were astounding, I used them as desktop background images on my PC for months.

I just pledged $7, I want to contribute to the campaign.

At the moment these pledges promise a special price on the game. I clarified to find out if the game is included with the $7 pledge or if it means a discounted price on the game. Jan confirmed the full enhanced edition of the game is included in the pledge.

Jan Kavan said:

"Hi! Roland To answer: $7 includes the early backers game ($9 is non-early backers). I plan to release the game for non-backers somewhere in $10 - $12 price range. It depends on the amount of pledges though because if we get over the basic goal, the target game will be sold more expensive, thus making the backers' pledges even more attractive! $25 is game, soundtrack and PDF hintbook. Thanks! Jan"


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#871422 - 03/02/13 09:45 AM Re: CBE Software to Create an Enhanced Version of J.U.L.I.A [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thank you Roland! I was just too slow to answer. smile

The community support to J.U.L.I.A. is fantastic, I would never believe it myself. And there are more great things to come and be announced. If you have any other questions, put them in this thread and I'll try to answer as best as I can.

I'll be also doing Ask Me Anything during the campaign so I'll let you know!

Thank you again! If we keep this momentum we will be able to really enhance J.U.L.I.A. to be well worth the replay! Stories were left out from the original version and they may be retold.
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#871429 - 03/02/13 10:04 AM Re: CBE Software to Create an Enhanced Version of J.U.L.I.A [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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#871450 - 03/02/13 11:32 AM Re: CBE Software to Create an Enhanced Version of J.U.L.I.A [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Jan, I was very excited to see the momentum is still continuing today! yay

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#871462 - 03/02/13 12:22 PM Re: CBE Software to Create an Enhanced Version of J.U.L.I.A [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Nearly $2000 after... did it start a day ago? With 42 days left I think the goal will easily be reached, could easily be doubled maybe? With such a reasonable goal instead of the $850,000 we have seen lately, I sincerely hope you will get double your goal and have a few more months to make a worthy enhancement. I think I will play the game again today, it has been on my mind for some time to do so.

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#871480 - 03/02/13 01:45 PM Re: CBE Software to Create an Enhanced Version of J.U.L.I.A [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thank you for your kind words! Rest assured that what I have in my mind would bring an entirely new dimension to the story and the original J.U.L.I.A. players would feel as if they played just one half of the game. smile

Also from GameBoomers' "secret member" <3 arose an act of an extreme and unexpected generosity.

We've always had an amazing support here but this made us feel really humbled. praise praise praise

And it triggered an idea of mine. wink (super secretive me)
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#871493 - 03/02/13 02:23 PM Re: CBE Software to Create an Enhanced Version of J.U.L.I.A [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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I think the most impressive feat of J.U.L.I.A. (stop me if it turns out I am wrong), is that I think the engine used was limited, but with your cleverness you showed how even with a limited software it was still possible to create a worthy, beautiful and imaginative adventure. Just to show that ultimately we are always only limited by our creativity, abilities and determination.

I believe it proves that we can expect great adventures from independent developers in the future, especially I imagine as technology becomes better and more affordable. It gives me hope that such quality can be achieved without a huge amount of money.

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#871503 - 03/02/13 03:56 PM Re: CBE Software to Create an Enhanced Version of J.U.L.I.A [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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- warning, technical mumbling follows -

My credo is to switch technology only after I master entirely the one I use. With J.U.L.I.A. I kept bouncing limits of the engine all the way since I forced it to do things it was never meant to do. smile

Still it's one of the best engines for point'n'click adventures and I've spent many happy years with it. It's a common knowledge that it was created by 1 person (Jan Nedoma), who is one of the best programmers you can meet. The engine is an extremely polished and clean work so I'll always have fond memories.

We've switched for our later games to Unity 3D, but J.U.L.I.A. EE will remain in WME unless we would get really overfunded. Then we'd port the whole game to Unity 3D and allow the game to be played on Mac or Linux and do other unspeakable things to it. smile

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#871505 - 03/02/13 04:07 PM Re: CBE Software to Create an Enhanced Version of J.U.L.I.A [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Jan, what sort of stretched goal would you require to reach before you decide to make the leap to the Unity 3D engine?

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#871509 - 03/02/13 04:21 PM Re: CBE Software to Create an Enhanced Version of J.U.L.I.A [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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It would be very bold to talk about the faraway stretch goals just now. I am extremely blown away by the support we are already getting! Asking for more would be very arrogant from me although when it happens, we are ready to return it back into the game entirely.

Over $2000 in 2 days? I wouldn't expect it in my life. Very soon we're going to get more than we've ever punched out from Lace Mamba's exclusive worldwide deal after 1 year of their ongoing theft. And no, we still don't have a valid report. smile

My major focus is on the community and right now I believe that you, players, will be more interested in longer story, more intriguing exploration, learning more about the former Salia solar system conflicts, more hair pulling puzzles etc. than to have "a different engine".
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#871515 - 03/02/13 05:10 PM Re: CBE Software to Create an Enhanced Version of J.U.L.I.A [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Maybe in three more days, once we have reached the goal, you can tell us more! wink

As a player though, my feeling is that the new engine is the most worthy stretched goal. But perhaps you are right and this will not be others priority. Or maybe you would require so much more over the actual goal before considering switching engine. I understand, it would mean practically re-starting the game from scratch, and it would take more resources and time. But I am certainly willing to wait, I don't know how the others feel though about this.

I just posted this comment on the Dreamfall Chapters' page on Kickstarter, I hope it makes a difference and that I won't get into trouble:

Please also help very small and struggling developers like CBE Software on their campaign on Indiegogo for the enhanced version of the adventure game J.U.L.I.A.:

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/j-u-l-i-a-enhanced-edition/x/2569506?c=home

Their goal is only $5000 and for a $7 pledge you can get the enhanced game. Truly worth it for such a beautifully made sci-fi story. They are also one of the wronged companies we heard about recently concerning their publisher/distributor, and as a result they made no money the first time around. Very talented little team from the Czech Republic. Pease help them, the adventure is really worth playing.


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#871535 - 03/02/13 07:49 PM Re: CBE Software to Create an Enhanced Version of J.U.L.I.A [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thank you! I really appreciate that. smile Having such an amazing community behind me feels like a real dream! bravo
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#871734 - 03/03/13 05:45 PM Re: CBE Software to Create an Enhanced Version of J.U.L.I.A [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Seven dollars for this interesting game, it was an easy decision.

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#871771 - 03/03/13 10:08 PM Re: CBE Software to Create an Enhanced Version of J.U.L.I.A [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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I think you've misunderstood this, Jan. People think that the original J.U.L.I.A. was so bad that it desperately needs a makeover. lol

Seriously, congrats on the interest. You and the game deserve better than the Lame Samba performance.

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#871778 - 03/03/13 11:06 PM Re: CBE Software to Create an Enhanced Version of J.U.L.I.A [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Hahahahah. Bad Mikael! wink

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#871782 - 03/04/13 01:37 AM Re: CBE Software to Create an Enhanced Version of J.U.L.I.A [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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I never meant to say that, quite the contrary. It is an adventure worth playing again and again, so why not have it much better? It is one notch away from being a great adventure game. How many indie games have we seen lately of that kind of quality? Indie games was almost all there was in these last few years...

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#871844 - 03/04/13 11:02 AM Re: CBE Software to Create an Enhanced Version of J.U.L.I.A [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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I love the concept. We should focus on making absolutely horrible games and then make a Kickstarter project where we promise (with enough pledges of course) that we'll stop making games altogether. laugh Sometimes reading some of the teen comments at the mainstream forums tells me that this would be the most successful project ever kickstarted. smile
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#871848 - 03/04/13 11:24 AM Re: CBE Software to Create an Enhanced Version of J.U.L.I.A [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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#871852 - 03/04/13 11:34 AM Re: CBE Software to Create an Enhanced Version of J.U.L.I.A [Re: metamorphium]
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Originally Posted By: metamorphium
I love the concept. We should focus on making absolutely horrible games and then make a Kickstarter project where we promise (with enough pledges of course) that we'll stop making games altogether. laugh Sometimes reading some of the teen comments at the mainstream forums tells me that this would be the most successful project ever kickstarted. smile

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#871873 - 03/04/13 01:51 PM Re: CBE Software to Create an Enhanced Version of J.U.L.I.A [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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#871923 - 03/04/13 08:15 PM Re: CBE Software to Create an Enhanced Version of J.U.L.I.A [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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It's unbelievable. We're at 70% of the basic goal already and with $3500 this feels like a dream.

Thank you everyone for supporting us.
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#871936 - 03/04/13 09:47 PM Re: CBE Software to Create an Enhanced Version of J.U.L.I.A [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Very exciting! I am so happy for you!
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#871939 - 03/04/13 10:04 PM Re: CBE Software to Create an Enhanced Version of J.U.L.I.A [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thank you. smile
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#871942 - 03/04/13 10:22 PM Re: CBE Software to Create an Enhanced Version of J.U.L.I.A [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Many more comments have appeared since my comment on Dreamfall Chapters and now there are some supporters there too helping build the community. Here is the latest comment just now from Brian and my added comment following:

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I hate talking about other games through another game's post, but J.U.L.I.A. is an awesome adventure game that they are making an enhanced version of. They wanted to do it on Kickstarter since more people know about it but since Czech Republic doesn't have Kickstarter they are doing it on Indiegogo.com. It looks like an awesome Sci-fi adventure for all who is interested. Their publisher ripped off all their money for the original that they had to spend almost all their earnings to get the rights back to it, so they are making an enhanced version to add what they wanted from the original and to get the money back that they lost from their publisher. The game looks great and here's to hoping people back it even though I hate posting about other projects on here.


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@Brian, I see they are the team that also did the adventure game Ghost in the Sheet. They have now reached 70% of their goal for J.U.L.I.A. on Indiegogo. Their whole family and friends help them produce their games, that is real dedication. I hope they succeed and at least double their goal so we get a real worthy enhancement. The sci-fi graphics of JULIA are very nice, I used them as background images on my desktop before I moved on with the Longest Journey recent images.


We'll turn this campaign into something successful!

Jan, there were many great landscape images that I downloaded probably on your website, I think you should add them to the gallery on Indiegogo. And while I have the chance to tell you, in the enhanced edition please don't hide such beautiful landscape images behind too many boxes and text boxes. J.U.L.I.A. really brings a sense of wonder and evasion, and these wondrous panoramic views should be seen in all their beauty at all times. wink I hope you will bring more of them with even more interactions with them.

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#871980 - 03/05/13 04:44 AM Re: CBE Software to Create an Enhanced Version of J.U.L.I.A [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thank you!

We've been featured on the IndieGoGo campaign front page today among the 8 selected campaigns from across the whole IndieGoGo.

This is an amazing feat! Also we'll soon reach 75% completion because of your awesome support!

This makes me more happy than you can imagine because it's not only about the money, it's also finally knowing that the community cares about us and don't want us to go under. happydance
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#872028 - 03/05/13 09:51 AM Re: CBE Software to Create an Enhanced Version of J.U.L.I.A [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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hearts Jan. bravo You have friends.

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#872040 - 03/05/13 10:42 AM Re: CBE Software to Create an Enhanced Version of J.U.L.I.A [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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#872248 - 03/06/13 11:30 AM Re: CBE Software to Create an Enhanced Version of J.U.L.I.A [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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#872269 - 03/06/13 01:10 PM Re: CBE Software to Create an Enhanced Version of J.U.L.I.A [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Jan, if you can think of giving more perks to the $25 and $50 tiers, you potentially could get a good percentage of those 200 backers to upgrade their donations.

I intend to upgrade my donation eventually, at a strategic moment, and maybe only at the end of the month when I get paid, but it would be nice if you could give us excellent reasons to do so. And I can only upgrade once because PayPal charges me £1 every time I contribute because it is international.

Also, many don't want the box (I don't), so perhaps there should be a $50 entirely digital tier. Perhaps Ghost in the Sheet as a freebie might help? Or I'm sure you can think of something else related to J.U.L.I.A.? Like beta testing maybe, or more extras only for higher tiers...

These are just suggestions of course, don't feel oblige. But it would be cool to encourage people to upgrade their donations. You could potentially get $750 instantly maybe and ensure future donators go straight to $25 or $50 instead of $7. Obviously you have not given them the incentive required since most went for $7.

Come on! Spice it all up! Time for a new update to get the $750 to reach the goal as soon as possible, so you can move on with stretch goals instead. The interesting part of the campaign!

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Come on people, help us with the adventure game J.U.L.I.A. on Indiegogo! Also help the indie developers struggling to get $5000 as their goal. We're almost there! This is a worthy adventure game, please also help the struggling ones:

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/j-u-l-i-a-enhanced-edition/x/2569506

I feel so guilty for pledging so much for Dreamfall Chapters, and so little for J.U.L.I.A., I will up my pledge...


No more pretence, it must be stated as is. I just posted that on the Dreamfall Chapters' comments on Kickstarter. We will reach that $5000 goal within 24 hours! We must!


Edited by BrownEyedTigre (03/09/13 12:17 PM)
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#872381 - 03/07/13 04:59 AM Re: CBE Software to Create an Enhanced Version of J.U.L.I.A [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thank you everyone!

and Roland, thank you for your comments and this great continuous support.

The perks are really tricky. The main problem is that what looks like $5000 will turn out to be $4650 after IndieGoGo deducts some money. Then PayPal takes away another percent. When it finally arrives to our account, our beloved goverment takes either 40% (or 19% if we are lucky and find a way around our stupid laws). So the worst case variant is that we'll get something around $2,500.

This way we won't have much money for physical pledges (and shipping them) if we want to fund the game and not go into another big minus. smile

I will have to really think about what to add, I believed myself that the custom hintbook and full soundtrack for J.U.L.I.A. (which is a lot of music actually) is well worth the $25 pledge if you consider that you'll get the Enhanced Edition which will have quite a lot of new contents already as we will hopefully reach the story extension stretch goal.

If you have an idea what could be added, help me there. smile We currently don't have rights for Ghost to give it like that so this won't be possible.

But! We are really excited by the progression and with the love we're getting for our little campaign.

As a side note - if you look at other Kickstarters, you usually see that we are much lower with the pledge levels in general which is the reason why the progression is slower.
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#872573 - 03/07/13 08:05 PM Re: CBE Software to Create an Enhanced Version of J.U.L.I.A [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thanks, Roland Michel! You raised the campaign total to: $4,736!


And there you are, I am now an Astronomer (technically)! I love the added perk to the $25 tier:

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All existing and new astronomers will also get PC digital version of our puzzle game called J.U.L.I.A. Untold, which is a prequel to J.U.L.I.A. and contains 50 challenging levels, 5 story chunks and over 8 hours of gameplay itself! Music used in J.U.L.I.A. Untold will be added to J.U.L.I.A. soundtrack.


Jan, I knew you would think of something great for people to upgrade, and I think it already had a positive effect on the campaign after only 2 hours. Some already upgraded to Astronomer and others went straight for the $25 instead of $7. Now at 96% funded! We will now reach the goal within a few hours for sure... Yééé!

Edit: the goal is now reached! $5005! Now on to double it!

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/j-u-l-i-a-enhanced-edition/x/2569506?c=home


Edited by rmt (03/08/13 03:54 AM)

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#872799 - 03/09/13 08:38 AM Re: CBE Software to Create an Enhanced Version of J.U.L.I.A [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thank you everyone!

This was a crazy week. We're not done yet, though. There are serious plans how to enhance the game's content and we'll be sharing some of the material with you.

Especially the Fullscreen exploration can impress the more point'n'click oriented players out there. smile
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#872820 - 03/09/13 11:21 AM Re: CBE Software to Create an Enhanced Version of J.U.L.I.A [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Jan, I hope it continues at this pace throughout! I'm rooting for you!
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#872884 - 03/09/13 05:35 PM Re: CBE Software to Create an Enhanced Version of J.U.L.I.A [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thank you, Ana. We've just crossed $6000. Slowly prepare for vastly enhanced exploration part. smile
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#872891 - 03/09/13 06:42 PM Re: CBE Software to Create an Enhanced Version of J.U.L.I.A [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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woot I hope you can get some sleep now! grin
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#872895 - 03/09/13 08:11 PM Re: CBE Software to Create an Enhanced Version of J.U.L.I.A [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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There are only 9 hours left on the Dreamfall Chapters Kickstarter campaign, and just about everyone is online in the comment section. So I thought I would thank them for reaching the goal and to let them know of the stretch goals (I am so wicked). thumbsup

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By the way, I know some of you contributed to the Indiegogo campaign for the sci-fi adventure game J.U.L.I.A. Enhanced Edition, I am pleased to announce they are now at 120% funding, $6,020!

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/j-u-l-i-a-enhanced-edition/x/2569506

The goal has been reached and now they are on to the stretch goals: $7.500 – Story Expansion, $12.500 – Full Screen Exploration, $25.000 – PC, MAC and LINUX Unity 3D port.

We still have 34 days, it would be great to reach the $25,000 and turn this into an amazing indie adventure game. It is only $7 to help the campaign and get the game. They also updated the $25 tier, you now also get the prequel J.U.L.I.A. Untold and the soundtrack of both games (the developer Jan Kavan is a musician). Let's help the independent developers, especially the ones who have been ripped off by their publishers.


New update:

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To celebrate that ($6300), we would like to invite you to a live event which takes place on 13th of March @ 2PM EST. It starts on Youtube at www.youtube.com/CBESoftwaresro

You are going to meet amazing indie stars like Agustín Cordes (Scratches, Asylum), César Bittar (Cognition, Moebius) and Steven Alexander (Infamous Quests). This event will be hosted by lovely Say Salazar and the rumor has it that I’ll appear there as well. smile

After this event will immediately follow reddit’s IAMA (3 PM EST) where you’ll be able to ask me anything.


I think this means 7 pm London time.


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#873192 - 03/11/13 12:30 PM Re: CBE Software to Create an Enhanced Version of J.U.L.I.A [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thank you!

here's the official invitaion. And yes, it's 7 PM in London and 8 PM here. wave

http://www.cbe-software.com/Reddit/LiveEvent.jpg


Edited by BrownEyedTigre (03/11/13 01:27 PM)
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#873196 - 03/11/13 01:27 PM Re: CBE Software to Create an Enhanced Version of J.U.L.I.A [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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How exciting!

Ana wave
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#873605 - 03/13/13 02:02 PM Re: CBE Software to Create an Enhanced Version of J.U.L.I.A [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Going live now!
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#873628 - 03/13/13 04:07 PM Re: CBE Software to Create an Enhanced Version of J.U.L.I.A [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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I seem to have miscalculated the time and missed all the fun, is the iama still ongoing? I think this is the link?

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1a8cct/i_am_jan_kavan_developer_of_julia_enhanced/

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#873629 - 03/13/13 04:13 PM Re: CBE Software to Create an Enhanced Version of J.U.L.I.A [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Yes, Jan is still there. He just answered a question for me, rmt. Go ask him something! grin

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#873634 - 03/13/13 04:37 PM Re: CBE Software to Create an Enhanced Version of J.U.L.I.A [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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The Youtube live is over but the reddit was still going. It was quite entertaining to watch the live video I am sorry you missed it.

YOu can view the Live taped event here

Ana wave


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#873635 - 03/13/13 04:43 PM Re: CBE Software to Create an Enhanced Version of J.U.L.I.A [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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I am watching the stream, thanks Ana. I just asked a question on reddit, I am themarginal. We'll see if it gets any answer... lol

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#873636 - 03/13/13 04:45 PM Re: CBE Software to Create an Enhanced Version of J.U.L.I.A [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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If anyone has a problem with seeing the video, clcik on the Google link and unsub from the html5 trial you've probably been entered in. You can always subscribe again later.

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