The massive(fun) task of fulfilling a Kickstarter reward.

Ever wondered what it’s like to fulfill a Kickstarter reward where you promise everyone you’d do a unique drawing for them?

We  Kickstarted Valdis Story back when the popularity of Kickstarter hadn’t hit it’s zenith yet.  We thought 8k was going to be very difficult to attain. To make some of the reward tiers more attractive we offered custom drawings in pledger’s art books. We thought it would be just a handful of drawings. To our surprise, we were funded way beyond the 8k we asked for and it turned out to be a lot more than just a few drawings. It was more like 89 drawings.


From the start, we knew we didn’t want to just do the same drawing 89 times. I’ve backed some Kickstarters where a drawing was promised and the drawing seemed like it was replicated. I understand the difficulty of the task but we both didn’t want that for our backers. While doing the same drawing means everyone gets the same exact piece of art and it’s fair… it just doesn’t seem as valuable as everyone getting a unique drawing that no one else has.  Also, it was way more fun for us to try to think of a new drawing every time.

In the spirit of trying to deliver our rewards in a timely fashion and to get back into the swing of development, we sat down for one weekend and pumped out these drawings. It was Kyron, myself, a stack of freshly printed art books, materials and of coarse, a lot of pizza.

I knew I was never going to see them again so I took a picture of each piece before we shipped them. These drawings have never been shared before, so hope you enjoy them. If you backed us, you will see the drawing we did for you in this group. It was one of the most fun weekends ever, so hope you liked your piece.

Behold, one weekend of pizza, markers and 2 game devs.

While we don’t really need the financial assistance of a kickstarter at the moment… I’d so be down for a drawing weekend like that again.

P.S. There’s a couple of pieces with a Demon Dog. There was going to be a demon dog in the game but his asset file got corrupt and he never made it.

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5 Responses to The massive(fun) task of fulfilling a Kickstarter reward.

  1. Dat Gilda!

    Lovely inks, Caro! Wish I didn’t miss the KS back then,

  2. Mark says:

    holy f#$k that’s awesome.

  3. Brian says:

    Never have I been so unhappy to have missed a kickstarter. Still, one of the best games I have played in years, thanks for all the great work, and merry christmas 🙂

  4. salam says:

    loved Valdis Story Abyssal City i wish the sequal will be just as good

  5. Reginald Maynard says:

    Is there any chance we can pay for like art commissions…? As a huge Valdis Fan I’d really like to get my hand on some art done by you guys…its pretty amazing stuff from both of you. I’d definitely be down to pay for some art.

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