We here at Rayark thank you for your firm support and for sticking with us throughout this lengthy process. The IZD animated movie was unable to be completed by 2018. We sincerely apologize to our backers and have compiled a Collector's Edition Package, including the complete shooting script, production art, and an IZD hoodie and T-shirt designed around the battle suit. A digital rewards package containing the Implosion game OST, Implosion: Obelisk comic books (Currently completed issues) and Collector Edition Wallpaper, will accompany these packages. Please refer to the detailed rewards list at the end of this announcement to see eligibility requirements based on backer level. All deliveries will take place in March 2019.
We know that waiting longer than expected for our production is hard on our backers, and to show our gratitude, we would like to offer optional refunds to any backers who wish to opt-out at this time. Any backers who choose this option will still receive all of the Collector's Edition rewards they are eligible for, based on their tier. For example, all backers of “Warmech II Pilot” and above will be eligible for a complete Collector's Edition Package in March 2019, regardless of requesting a refund or not, whereas lower tiers will receive their assigned items as shown in the attached rewards list.
Rayark wishes to release only the highest quality products to our fans, and we believe our games and products speak to this, loudly. It is with great determination we face the demands of creating a feature animated film, and the process of mixing technologies to deliver a world-class movie has taken far longer than anticipated. We will not give up and will continue on until we have attained the final quality our fans expect from us. This may take some time but as a community of artists, producers, game-designers and movie-fans ourselves, we will stick together and push on until we have created something we are proud to show you. As of this moment, despite our amazing settings, production animation and overall designs, we have not reached our Rayark quality standard and will continue to revise all elements in IZD until it is worthy of you and the world stage.
We will notify all our backers (regardless of pledge level) via email about the details of the first-wave Collector's Edition rewards and the optional refund information. First-wave rewards schedule is as follows:
January 2019: Email backers to inform them about the first wave of pledge merchandise and the details of the optional refund.
February 2019: Collect shipping information from backers and organize refunds for those who request them. (We will still send you the first wave of pledge merchandise even if you request a refund.)
March 2019: Ship the first wave of merchandise, provide the virtual rewards for download, process refunds.
After the movie is complete: Ship the complete list of pledge rewards to backers who have continued to support us.
If you have any questions about the explanation above, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org. We wish to express our deepest gratitude to all backers for the patience and support.
– Legend of the Galactic Heroes ∟Exhibit A: The Physical Product – No shirkwrap to protect the case during transit – Serial numbers seemingly not shipped sequentially – Coins and plaque floating around loose in the box – Quality of materials seems to be less than normal premium editions ∟Exhibit B: The Actual Disc Contents – 1080i upscale of DVD release masters – Uses reanimated scenes instead of originals used in Laserdisc and VHS releases – Subtitle track is missing important on-screen text – Movies are also upscales instead of HD transfers