Kickstarter funding drive

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With the Kickstarter funding drive, Sandswept Studios attempted to raise enough money to sustain development of The Dead Linger before the alpha version could be released. Using the crowfunding website Kickstarter, Sandswept pitched the game to people who could donate money towards development, and offered rewards for pledging particular amounts of money. The funding drive ran from March 31st to April 29th 2012 and raised $154,968 from 4,218 backers, 258% of the original 60,000 dollar goal. An alternative option to donate through PayPal was added on April 10th and remained open until May 9th; backers had access to the same rewards.

Reward tiers[edit | edit source]

Throughout the running time of the funding drive, several new reward tiers were added to complement existing ones, and existing tiers had new rewards added to them. This table shows all of the rewards available to backers.

Required pledge Backers Money from tier Reward
$10 253 $2,530 A Steam copy of DETOUR (Sandswept Studios' previous game) and the backer's name in the game credits.
$25 2,677 $66,925 A copy of the game upon its alpha release and a user medal on the Sandswept forums.
$35 125 $4,375 DETOUR, The Dead Linger, the formal medal, and the official soundtrack of The Dead Linger.
$50 903 $45,150 DETOUR, two copies of The Dead Linger, the forum medal, the soundtrack, and the in-game item Kickstarter.
$100 175 $17,500 DETOUR, two copies of The Dead Linger, the forum medal, the soundtrack, the Kickstarter, and a small piece of game content named after the backer.
$500 12 $6,000 Detour, two copies of The Dead Linger, the forum medal, the soundtrack, the Kickstarter, a small piece and a large piece of game content named after the backer.
$1,000 5 $5,000 Detour, two copies of The Dead Linger, the forum medal, the soundtrack, the Kickstarter. In addition, a small piece, large piece, and entire game update (including a set of objects) named after the backer.
$2,000 2 $4,000 Detour, two copies of The Dead Linger, the forum medal, the soundtrack, the Kickstarter. In addition, a small piece, large piece, and entire game update (including a set of objects) named after the backer. Finally, a zombie or crazed survivor (the backer chooses) is made in the likeness of the backer.

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