While apparently the game is still roughly a year away, pre-orders for indie isometric turn-based RPG The Age of Decadence are now open as per forum announcement. A normal copy costs $25 but you can opt to donate a little more for some extra rewards:
Why are you asking us to pre-order?
First, to show your support. Second, to help us. For example, Nick's (our programmer) computer just died. He's using an old box for now, but we'll have to get him a new one. It would be nice to be able to do so without dipping into personal savings. Also, Nick has to make a living by teaching (yeah, he's a bright guy) in a computer academy. It would really help us if he didn't have to teach and could focus on AoD full time. Same goes for Oscar and Ivan. Third, it would be nice to recover past expenses (like Torque's license - $1,000) and help with the current one. Our bandwidth went from 70-120GB to 220-250GB in the last two months. Etc.
PRE-ORDER: pay $25, you'll be sent a download link. The download file is a placeholder. When the game is released, it will be enclosed in a zip file of the same name and you will be able to retrieve the updated file using the same download link sent with your original order.
If you lose the email, contact us and we'll sort it out.
DONATE: you can select a higher amount and pay more, if you want to. The ONLY reason we set it up this way is because we were repeatedly asked to do so in the past. We're not asking anyone to pay more, but if you want to, the option is there. To show our gratitude, the very least we can do is offer you some (rewards), for the lack of a better word:
- $25 (pre-order) will be listed and thanked in the credits
- $30 (pre-order plus $5 extra) will receive a nice, golden tag Patron of the Motherfucking Arts (PM Nick your real name to receive it)
- $40 (pre-order plus $15 extra) you can create a filler character* for the game
- Any more than that we will be very, very grateful. We don't want to copy the Kickstarter approach and offer tiered rewards. Donate if you feel like it. The tag and the filler character aren't to entice you to give you more money, but to thank you if you choose to do so.
BOXED VERSION: We aren't offering a box version at this stage. It will be offered when the game is ready and when we place an order and will have something to show. You will be able to order it separately (i.e. you can pre-order the digital version now for $25 and upgrade it to a box for another $25 at any time)