Creating games takes a lot of time and money. As a small team, many of us have to work day jobs to keep the lights on. It is a painful reality of a project that is working towards a formal release but has no sales coming in yet.
For many of us, this is a labor of love. But even labors of love have expenses. While the costs of keeping Broken Hammer operating may be less than those who have full studios to outfit and rent, we still incur rather high costs simply by taxation from state governments.
Pledge donations go straight into development and help ease the financial burden. It means we can afford to spend more time developing instead of working to pay bills.
Of course, we'd like to give you something back as thanks. Below are the current pledge offers:
The Neutral Arc is our initial story that begins All is Fair in Dust and Air. It is a over 40,000 word introduction visual novel to the rest of the story.
The full complete edition includes not only the Neutral Arc, but also all six story arcs and related content. Each story arc averages close to, or over, 100,000 words.
Decals will be sent via an e-mail code that will be activated on Steam within Guns of Icarus. Unfortunately for console players, there is no way to provide the decals as Sony does not have this marketplace ability on the PSN store.
Your Pledge Funds are a deposit to be used for the development and production cost of the Game, including the Pledge Items, and the costs of operating and hosting the Game, the Website and the other Broken Hammer Games Services, as well as Broken Hammer Game's corporate expenses associated with the foregoing (the “Game Cost”).
The Pledge Funds will be earned by Broken Hammer Games at the earlier of:
-When the Pledge Item becomes functional, as in the release of All is Fair in Dust and Air's "Neutral Arc" or the completed version of the game.
-When your Pledge Funds have been expended for the Game Cost.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in these TOS, you may cancel your order of Pledge Items, with the exception of the "Decals Only" pledge, for any reason within 14 days of the date on which the order was made (“Cancellation Period”). The "Decals Only" pledge is a direct purchase for digital items that may only be canceled if the code to obtain the items hasn't been issued. No refunds will be permitted on the "Decals Only" pledge, after the code to obtain them has been issued.
To cancel your order during the applicable Cancellation Period, you simply need to notify us in writing of your decision to cancel your order. The easiest way to do so is emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you cancel your order during the applicable Cancellation Period, we will without undue delay, and in any event within fourteen (14) days from the date on which we receive notice of your decision to cancel your order, fully refund to you the respective Pledge Funds. In accordance with applicable financial control and banking rules, we reserve the right to refund you using the same means of payment as you used to make your order.
If you already have received your Virtual Goods, as part of a pledge, and cancel your order within the applicable Cancellation Period, we will refund all but the cost of the virtual goods that have been given. Cost of the virtual goods will be determined by Broken Hammer Games based on the current market prices at the time of cancellation.
Broken Hammer Games agrees to use its good faith business efforts to deliver to you the Pledge Item(s) as soon as possible. You agree that any unearned portion of your Pledge Funds shall not be refundable until and unless Broken Hammer Games has ceased development and failed to deliver the relevant Pledge Item(s) to you. In consideration of the promises by Broken Hammer Games hereunder, you agree that you irrevocably waive any claim for a refund of your Pledge Funds except as set forth in the preceding sentence.
For the avoidance of doubt, following the Cancellation Period, in consideration of Broken Hammer Game’s good faith efforts to develop, produce, and deliver the Game and the other Broken Hammer Games services with the funds raised, you agree that all earned Pledge Funds shall be non-refundable regardless of whether or not Broken Hammer Games is able to complete and deliver the Pledge Item(s), the Game and/or the other Broken Hammer Games Services. In the unlikely event that Broken Hammer Games is not able to deliver the Pledge Item(s), and/or the Game, Broken Hammer Games agrees to refund any unearned portion of your Pledge Funds, and to post an audited cost accounting on the Website to fully explain the use of the funds raised for the Game Cost.
You acknowledge and agree that the Game and the Pledge Item(s) delivered to you may differ in certain aspects from the description of the Game and the Pledge Items on the Website at the time of your Pledge, due to the evolving design of the Pledge Items and the Game during development.