Bill commits to AVS:Y1 regardless of Kickstarter outcome

20 Jun, 2013, 13:51 | Posted by: Jason | Source: Latest KS update

While the A Vampyre Story: Year One Kickstarter is looking mighty hopeless with ten days to go, the conclusion of E3 has led to the meager PR surrounding the project to ever-so-subtly rev back up.

There's a terrific new interview with Bill published by Adventure Corner. It's filled with great anecdotes and does not just serve to flog the crowdfunding campaign, so do read it.

As for the campaign itself, Bill has unflappably updated yesterday with yet another reward tier, a cutscene screenshot and the promise of more.

Bill also acknowledges what at least from here seems like the inevitable by discussing his Plan B:

And even if we do not get fully funded, my team and I have decided to do the game anyway on our own. Though, we haven’t ruled out doing another Kickstarter for the project later. This has been a great learning experience, and I want to put into practiced all that I have learned.

If Bill ends up having to finish the game in his free time we can probably expect its progress to resume at its traditionally excruciatingly slow rate (recall that this title was first announced Halloween 2010), but I'm heartened that he appears to be so positive about it.

In that spirit of optimism here's hoping that some of those awesome-sounding rewards at least end up in the Autumn Moon store that Bill keeps promising and that he is onto something with his sense that the campaign is "raising awareness" for the franchise and that this will somehow benefit future endeavors.

In the meantime, I'll be waiting for Luke's goons to catch up with me. :-(

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