It's been a very exciting few days for George Oldzieys' Wing Commander Music Album Kickstarter! Led by the claiming of LOAF's Kilrathi rifle, there's been a wave of momentum that's helped push the campaign up to more than $32,500 with 475 backers. The project will be a 'Go' at $35,000, and additional funds beyond that can still increase the length of the album.
Speaking of the album length, George has posted a clarification/extension on what the physical disc will include. A few places mention 9.5 minutes of music, but this is just what has been orchestrated on paper so far. The $35,000 goal will enable 15 minutes of live recorded music, and some of the top contributors will be able to help pick what the last few minutes will be. Additionally for people who pledge $50 or more, George says he'll add another 10 minutes of electronically reorchestrated music made in his own state-of-the-art studio, for a minimum of 25 minutes of music. The $20 tier will continue to include digital copies of the 15 minutes of live orchestra, however stretch goals above the $35,000 campaign target can still boost this as well!
ANYONE who pledges at least $50 will have at the very least access to 25 total minutes of music instead of just the 15 minutes planned for the orchestra recording. Of course, if we wildly pass the target, and have enough funds to record ALL of it with the orchestra, I'll make sure to do that! It's been my dream since I wrote the first notes for Wing Commander III!
As some of the existing high dollar rewards have started to go, George has added his own leather dev team jacket, framed WC3 & WC4 posters, and copies of WC3, WC4 & Prophecy. These are available for between $600 and $3,000. That might seem like a lot, but these are from George's personal collection and carry a lot of sentimental value. But priorities are priorities!
Bringing out the heavy hitters here. These are TRULY prized possessions of mine. But, as I said earlier, there is a higher calling at stake here! I just created two new pledge categories for each of my original Wing Commander 3 and Wing Commander 4 posters that have proudly been hanging in my studio for almost 20 years. I'll autograph them and ship them anywhere in the world!
And stay tuned for any last minute developments as the end to the campaign approaches early Saturday morning!