Ultimate Pump: State of the Union (Please read!)
The holidays are over and it's a new year, so I wanted to take some time to talk about Ultimate Pump!
A LOOK BACK
First, the good. I'm pretty happy with how the demo came out. If you haven't played it yet, you can grab it for PC/Mac/Linux here: https://moxydoxy.itch.io/ultimatepump
I know the delays were bad. As the project lead, I take full responsibility for not being able to deliver on the promised dates. The team was working extremely hard to deliver on time, and what you saw in the demo is only a fraction of the total amount of work they've put into the project thus far.
I've learned a lot of lessons (this is my first video game) and in terms of making the game, I hope that I can do right by the team, the players, and my vision for the game and execute more efficiently and deliver in a more timely fashion moving forward.
WHERE WE ARE NOW
As you know, we raised a little over $5000 on Indiegogo in August of 2017 to start making this game. That has all been invested into production.
Guest Art: $1710
Sprite & Location Art: $1150
This is an ambitious game with many features and a high standard of excellence; the kind of game takes a large amount of time and effort. We have a very good staff right now that, quite frankly, needs compensation. Games aren't cheap. We don't have a publisher to front us the money. As a result, I decided to start a Patreon to support the ongoing development of the game: https://www.patreon.com/ultimatepump
On top of that, we are running a Patreon referral contest this month where you can win a slot in SquarePeg3D's F.U.T.A.! http://www.furaffinity.net/view/25972266/
I am not shy in my goals. I want this Patreon to get to $2000/month so that everyone on staff can be compensated, guest artists can be commissioned, and I can afford to take less commissions to spend more time on the game. But I can't do it without you. We are going to make a great game, but we need your help to get there.
We will be releasing a second demo in Q2 this year! It will feature movement, and you'll get a look at all of the dateable girls in the game and every location in the game!
We will also be posting much more regular updates. We'll have devlogs posted here. I will also be posting more artwork for the game, and we'll be posting a LOT of stuff on Twitter, so give us a follow: https://twitter.com/UltimatePumpPR
Even further in the future, we will be releasing one or two more demos for our inventory, stat, day cycle, and other features before combining them all into the main game. I'm very excited for what we can accomplish.
Thoughts? Feelings? Concerns? Let me know in the comments or join the Ultimate Pump Discord server! https://discord.gg/ukyqAJd
Thanks for reading!
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