It has all begun…
The Survey is out!
Upgrading is possible now!!
Tiers closed & Pre-orders opened!!!
Voice Cast Voting has started on Forum!!!!
The above topics are very important for UTD backers, so let us outline the details below.
On November 30, the BackerKit survey was sent out to about 12,000 Kickstarter backers.
If you supported Under the Dog via PayPal after the Kickstarter campaign, you will receive the survey later. We are merging the PayPal backer data with Kickstarter backers on BackerKit. So it takes a little bit of time. We plan to send out the survey for PayPal backers around mid-December.
For both Kickstarter and PayPal backers, the survey due date is February 29.
Thank goodness, we have one extra day in February, as 2016 is a leap year!
Upgrading is now possible through BackerKit survey.
However, please note you can upgrade only up to CASE OFFICER ($250) tier. We understand that many of you wanted OPERATIONS OFFICER ($500) pledge level to be back on, since the tier included Anthea figurine. Now, you can buy it as an Add-on.
Please also note rewards are time-sensitive.
Certain rewards may not be available depending on when you make an upgrade. For instance, the voting period for Estella and Sayuri is 2 weeks (Dec. 2–16). If you miss that time frame, you will not be able to vote, even if you upgrade to a tier-level that has voting right as a reward.
THE FINAL AMOUNT
So the net total of funds raised from both Kickstarter and PayPal came out to be $817,681.26.
Yes, it’s lower than what the Kickstarter page says as the total pledged amount by the backers. Let us remind you that this is after the necessary Kickstarter, Amazon, PayPal fees for the campaign were deducted. It’s also due to pledged but un-collectible credit card payments. As you can see, we did not reach the 2nd stretch goal set at $1.16 million. This is the very reason why we are making only one OVA as a Kickstarter project.
The good news is, on the other hand, the total run-time of the OVA will be extended to about 30 minutes! This is all because of your contribution. So we thank you very much again for supporting Under the Dog!
So on November 30, our PayPal online store was closed. No more tiers.
However, Pre-orders started on December 1!
Continue supporting us by buying individual UTD products online including the Anthea figurine!
Anthea-chan T-shirt update: It’s not yet appeared on our online Pre-order store, as we need to lock down some details. Thanks for your patience!
– For Pre-orders, $15 shipping fee will apply to all countries (including the US).
– The shipment of Pre-orders will be at the same time as all the physical rewards are sent out. However, Anthea-chan T-shirt may be an exception where we might be able to ship it before the rest of the physical rewards. We are in the process of figuring out how to do so.
So once again, we have answers to the following frequently asked questions:
Q: Will upgrading be available?
A: Yes, you will be able to upgrade through BackerKit. However, please note you can only make an upgrade up to Case Officer ($250).
Q: Will Anthea figuring be back on the online store?
A: Yes! Anthea figurine will be back! It will take a form of Add-on and Pre-orders.
These are already on the UTD web’s FAQ page.
VOICE CAST AUDITION
On December 2 (just before this Update is sent out), we have sent out the voting invitations to those backers who are eligible. The voting will take place in our Forum to select the voice actresses for Estella and Sayuri.
The voting period will be 2 weeks. The last day for voting will be December 16!
If you are eligible to vote but not yet registered to our Forum, you should register now. We may or may not be able to comply with your requests in time due to our limited resources (=manpower), in case you cannot register properly.
Note: You must be on SENIOR OPERATIVE tier or above to participate in the voting.
Confused with all these different dates we’ve mentioned?
No worries. The overall timeline looks like this (all in United States PST):
Survey sent out to Kickstarter backers, last day of purchasing tiers
Tiers removed from online store, UTD products become available including Anthea figurine
Voting begins, Update on survey status
Last day for cast voting
Maybe it’s a seasonal thing, but since it’s December already, we figured we should go with the motto, “The more, the merrier!”
Till the next Update then!