Localization Partners | ONE WEEK LEFT!
over 2 years ago
– Sat, Jun 26, 2021 at 01:32:55 AM
Friends, Freund(in), Amico(a), 朋友
We heard you! The Four Souls audience is a global audience. So we went out and locked down the GREATEST local partners in the business. This is one of our proudest moments as Four Souls continues its global takeover and opens up the fun and excitement to millions of new players. Without further ado, I introduce you to the new members of our Four Souls family.
Founded in 1993 Pegasus Spiele Verlags – und Medienvertriebsgellschaft mbH began as a small corner store in Andreas and Karsten’s Hessian hometown of Friedberg. Now widely known and recognized throughout German-speaking Europe for distributing and publishing high-quality and award-winning games. Their story aligned so well with ours and their passion for Isaac is overflowing. This is the perfect match for our game. Here’s what they have to say:
Pegasus Spiele steht für spielerische Vielfalt und die Entdeckung von immer neuen Spielewelten. Daher freuen wir uns ganz besonders darauf, unser Programm um The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls von Maestro Media zu erweitern, das uns sowohl optisch wie spielerisch begeistert.
Check them out HERE and show them some love on Twitter @Pegasusspiele!
Since 2015, MS Edizioni has been THE localization, publishing, and distribution leader in the Italian-speaking world. Being very selective with their partners has been the key to their overwhelming success and they base their decisions on how involved the fan community is. Four Souls is the PERFECT fit for them, a rabid fanbase that can’t get enough of Isaac. This partnership was truly meant to be! Here’s what they say:
Andrea Mazzolani, Coordinatore Editoriale di MS Edizioni: “The Binding of Isaac è una incredibile opportunità per MS Edizioni e i suoi clienti. Siamo entusiasti di essere partner di Mestro Media per portare questo fantastico gioco e una licenza così importante nel mercato italiano.
Founded in 2008, Funforge has been a publisher of some incredible games. They offer fun and beautiful games with strong themes that are easy to learn but difficult to master. Another perfect match for Four Souls. We're excited to be working with Funforge, and here's what they have to say about us:
Funforge est heureux de faire découvrir « The binding of Isaac » à un public plus large en devenant le distributeur de Maestro Media pour le marché francophone. Nous attendons avec impatience un joyeux lancement dans les magasins dès que le jeu sera prêt.
Tell them how excited you are over on Twitter! @Funforge
Our friends over at SD Distribuciones (SD Games) are about the bring the game to the Spanish-speaking world! We're thrilled to welcome them to the team. They've been leaders in localization for years and have some epic titles under their belts. Here's what they have to say:
SD Games se enorgullece de anunciar la distribución de todo el rango de productos para el mercado de habla hispana del juego “The BInding of Isaac”. Este “super hit” de Maestro Media llegará a las tiendas en español en 2022, en todas sus versiones y con toneladas de magnífico merchandising. Esperamos que estéis tan ansiosos como los estamos nosotros de este fantástico lanzamiento.
Let them know how pumped you are on Twitter! @SDDist
We've also lined up a partner for a Chinese version of the RETAIL VERSION of the Base Game and Requiem Expansion. Welcome to the team, Asmodee Asia! Here's what they have to say:
We are thrilled to bring this epic title to our region, the cooperation with Maestro Media will allow us to provide CN language version of The Binding of Isaac: The card game to players in Greater China, we also believe this is just the beginning of a fantastic adventure, with the amazing game portfolio from Maestro Media and successful distribution experience of Asmodee Asia, together we will strengthen the presence of both brand in Asia and bring more exciting titles to players.
Make sure to join us for a new Celebration Livestream and Tier announcement at 10:30P PST tonight HERE. It’s the last week, things are going to get WEIRD!
~The Maestro Team
Unlocked Stretch Goal Blank Cards!
over 2 years ago
– Sat, Jun 26, 2021 at 12:33:57 AM
You’ve done it, you’ve helped us raise $5,000,000! Welcome to the new backers and thank you to the folks who added bonus support to help get us here! With this Stretch Goal you’ve unlocked a set of 10 Blank Cards! We added blank cards to Tapeworm and our backers had a blast designing their own cards. We can’t wait to see what our backers do with these!
We’re counting down to the last week of the campaign, we expect to see an uptick in backers and pledges coming, so let’s push to that big Stretch Goal at $6.66m. Keep going with the Social Challenges too, we’ve lined up a few more properties willing to play in our universe and we’d love to be able to bring them to you!
We wanted to take a moment tonight to highlight friend of the campaign Peach Momoko. She wanted to do something for this campaign, and created two amazing pieces for us to consider. Well, we fell in love with both and couldn’t choose just one for our Single Player Mat, so the second became the basis for our first Alt Art Card! Take a closer below, and show her some love on the socials @PeachMomoko60.
~The Requiem Team
The Final Week + New Stretch Goal!
over 2 years ago
– Sat, Jun 26, 2021 at 12:33:09 AM
This is it, the final countdown. We’re 25 days into the campaign and we couldn’t be happier. If you’re not able to follow along on Twitter or the Livestreams, we have added a special new Stretch Goal to the campaign that we are excited to announce here. Our First Kickstarter made $2,650,875 so it’s only fitting to add a Stretch Goal at $5,301,750 - double our last Kickstarter!
When this Stretch Goal is unlocked all non-character Alt Art Cards will get modified mechanics so they become unique mechanically! That means they’ll all add new and unique ways to use them and can be added to the game without having doubles in the game. That’s 28 additional cards for the game. We’ve had a bunch of people ask for this, so we’re excited to bring this to you!
As we look further ahead, we’re are hopeful that the big $6.66M Stretch Goal will be hit in the last couple days. This Stretch Goal adds 5 more Tear Tokens, 5 more Heart Tokens, and 20 NEW CARDS to the Big Boi Box! Tier and Above. That brings the total for Hearts and Tears to 15.
One last thing to celebrate the final week. Friend of the campaign, Alex Pardee, contributed a card to the “Edmund” Warp Zone unlocked earlier this week. It just wouldn’t be a Binding of Isaac: Four Souls Kickstarter without @AlexPardee. In the previous campaign, his art graced a Single-Player Playmat and a Poster. We are thrilled to have him back on his own card this time. He recently shared the full art of his card over on Twitter and we wanted to share it here.
Show him some love and visit his sites HERE!
~The Requiem Team
Fan Suggested Tier?
over 2 years ago
– Wed, Jun 23, 2021 at 02:42:34 AM
As we mentioned briefly in the Week 3 Recap, the main focus of goals for this Kickstarter has been the Alt Cards and Warp Zones. With over 39,000 backers, we’ve added 39 Alt Art cards. After 9 Social Challenges completed and 56 unique new cards from different properties unlocked by the community, we’ve added 95 new cards to the game! Keep busting through those Warp Zones and adding new backers and we’ll be well over 100 Kickstarter Exclusive cards. We didn’t want the bulk of these exclusive cards tied to a specific financial or backer goal so our passionate backers had more control over the fate of these cards.
What’s Next on the Kickstarter?
We’ve done some wacky things for the Social Challenges and you’ve unlocked 90+ bonus Kickstarter Exclusive cards because of it. It’s been a ton of fun over on Twitter. We’ve also seen some ridiculous tiers pop up, with possibly the most ridiculous one yet coming on Friday. We released Mega Satan in the Mega Satan Tier. Thank you, Elvis Salado, for this incredible resin sculpture! You’ve bought Edmund’s Mystery Box full of random stuff from his house. But we want to do more. What other bonus tiers would you like to see in the last 9 days of the campaign? What wacky sort of limited tier would you have to snatch up? Nothing is too crazy, we made tombstones last time around! If we can make it happen in the last week of the campaign we’ll do it. Tell us in the comments below.
~The Requiem Team
Week 3 Recap!
over 2 years ago
– Wed, Jun 23, 2021 at 02:00:08 AM
It’s hard to believe we’re already through three weeks of this campaign. There’s just over a week left to go and so many things left to unlock! We’ve talked a lot this week about how you can help to hit those final Stretch Goals by spreading the word to people and by adding bonus support for the add-ons you’ll be getting post campaign. There’s also the Social Goals happening over on Twitter and you all are still smashing through them. We also saw your feedback from the family heavy Home. Since it was Home, it made sense to focus on others in the family, but we understand that there can be some discomfort involving others in your shenanigans. Thank you to the parents who were game to play, and thank you to those who chose not to participate out of respect for their privacy. The Closet brings the focus back to your own ridiculous antics and lowered the reliance on parents so that only 0.02% had to participate.
We also want to be clear when asking backers to go to BoardGameGeek.com to interact with our games on the site. On Requiem’s PAGE we’re asking you to click the Heart to become a Fan, subscribe to the page for updates, add images or videos, or post in the forums. On the Base Game’s PAGE we’re asking for interactions and ratings since this is a game you’ve played and your honest feedback helps others decide if it’s a game they’d like to play.
Let’s Recap Week Three!
Retailers! We love you, we’re here to support you in every way possible. We’ll be reaching out post-Kickstarter to see what else we can do for your brick and mortar stores. If you have questions about the Retail Tiers, you can find it in Update #19. However, we’ll re-answer the question that comes up often:
Q: Can I buy these games if I don't have a retail store?
A: The retailer tier is intended for retailers but it’s also a great way to get 5 of your friends the game you love and save costs and shipping.
You asked for larger pictures of the shirts and we gave you them in Update #20.
Solitaire Mode is one of the big updates to game mechanics coming with Requiem. By selecting two characters and using them both to collect Four Souls before the timer runs out, you can now enjoy the game even when your friends can’t play. You can read more about the setup and execution so you can playtest for yourself over on Update #21.
Earlier today we dropped the Mega Satan Tier, and it was gobbled up immediately! This amazing resin statue will look great on your shelf or replacing the head of your garden gnome.
The Warp Zones and Alt Cards continue to impress. This week you’ve unlocked even more Warp Zones and Alt Cards, and you're right on the cusp of unlocking another Warp Zone! We're showing off the full list below. These bonus cards have been the focus of our campaign goals. So far we've added 30% more cards to the game than when we started because of our amazing community!
First a quick correction on the link to Slay the Spire from Update #17, the correct link is RIGHT HERE.
Developer Extremely OK Games, Ltd brings us The Strawberry from Celeste as a Bonus Soul for accomplishing the worst possible odds! They also bring us the Blue Archer and their Eternal Item Bow & Arrow from the game Towerfall!
In the next Warp Zone we have Cave Story by developers Studio Pixel and good friends Nicalis, Inc. Balrog and Ballos join the Monster Deck with some unique abilities. Quote also joins the Characters with a unique Eternal Item that flips to give either evasion or attack power. That brings our Warp Zone card total up to 49!
In Addition to those fantastic cards, we also have some beautiful Alt Art Cards that get unlocked every 1,000 backers. Make sure to check out the artists on Twitter!
What was your favorite reveal from last week? Let us know in the comments.
Let’s Go! Week 4 starts NOW!
~The Requiem Team