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Friday, October 4, 2013

Rktcr's Limited Edition

From October 7th-10th, Rktcr was on pay-what-you-want sale at Indie Game Stand, with 10% of proceeds supporting the EFF. Paying more than average would have netted you an exclusive level pack and a custom digital wallpaper. But that's not what this post is about.

Paying the most would have gotten you one of the only two limited edition physical copies of the game. And these things are amazing. And that is what this post is about.

Each one is an obsessively-crafted testament to my deep love for Rktcr, and feature (from outside to inside):

A paper "Rktcr"-logo band, made from five interleaved sheets, hand-cut and painstakingly assembled.

A Rktcr sprite print box. Each of the four patterns used on these two boxes and their lids are unique and will never appear elsewhere.

A hand-made velvet/foam cushion to showcase...

...a USB drive filled with Rktcr v3.1 and covered in 23K gold leaf, ...

...with a silver-plated chain tassel.

These two limited edition copies are truly amazing things. They, in as non-creepy a sense as possible, reify my deep love for Rktcr, my desire to see it perfected, and my joy at finishing the game. The whole assemblage has a nice weight in the hand, and the drive and chain feel luxurious as you manipulate them.

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