Congratulations once again. It’s been 11 days since your Kickstarter for “River City Ransom: Underground” closed. You were able to surpass your goal and then some. I can only imagine how harrowing the month must have been for you, with Kicktraq constantly estimating the project on either side of the finish line.
If you haven’t already, eventually you’re going to get a handful of people pressuring you into shoving the game out the door. You’ll get emails, tweets, Facebook messages, Kickstarter messages and a slew of other contacts.
"We paid for the game," they’ll beseech you. "Where is it?"
At this point, you need to keep your resolve. Politely but firmly tell them, “it will be finished when we feel it’s ready.”
I can think of very few people more excited to see this game happen than myself - well, with the exception of a handful of amazing developers who are actually making the game. But I also know what happens to rushed games. And I’m sure you guys do as well.
And I have a feeling you guys have absolutely no plans of rushing the game - at least not currently. But when the angry, impatient sentiment builds up in your inboxes, you’ll probably feel just a bit of pressure to “hurry it up a little.”
You’ll thank yourselves if you don’t let it get to you. Five or ten years from now when you look back at RCR:U, you’ll be glad you took your time and did it “right,” rather than catering to the whims of a self-entitled vocal minority.
From interacting with the crew and watching your live streams, I can tell there’s not a bad apple in the bunch of you. You’re doing this project for all the right reasons. And numbers don’t lie; a whole bunch of people have your back on this - enough to fund the game and then some.
So take a breath. Have a Mondo Merv and a Spicy Chili. Read a book - maybe something about a Nuclear Spy.
Most importantly, take your time to make sure the game you release is the game you wanted to make. We both know it’s worth the wait, and we both know you’re capable of doing awesome things.
Thanks for bringing back a classic, guys.