Godzone hat das Geld für die Neuseeland Umsetzung zusammen und das in der Hälfte der Zeit. Allerdings sei der erreichte Meilenstein nur das minimum dessen, was nötig ist, um das Projekt nach vorne zu bringen. Wer möchte kann sich weiter beteiligen.
The minimum target to ensure that this project goes ahead has been reached, on day 14. This is great news, and I can’t express my thanks enough to the backers who have leaped onboard, and a special thanks for the high-tier contributors, their generosity has made up more than 50% of the total so far.
But with two weeks to go until the end of the campaign, there’s still a lot to do to surpass this minimum amount — as I’ve said before, I needed to set a minimum goal, which would determine whether the funding went ahead, but really there was always a need to exceed this, for a couple of reasons.
First, although reaching the target means I can dedicate all my time to the initial project, it will be the success of this project which funds the next. Having a bit of leeway so that I don’t need to wait for sales to pick up after the release of the first project, would mean a continuity of development going into project two.
Plus, it is time to update some development tools. My initial investment in Godzone 11 years ago went towards some software/hardware which has since — like me — become a little past its prime… So the bigger the buffer, the less time I’d need to spend juggling resources, and as there is a lot of work to do — having it ‘real’ now, the impact is just starting to hit me — I need to devote 110% over the coming year.
So, those who have contributed, thank you again, please continue to put the word out to your friends. For those who have yet to make a pledge, now that it’s a ‘sure thing’, it sort of becomes a pre-order, for a considerable saving, albeit without knowing exactly what is coming…
At the moment, I’m still working on updating the existing Real NZ/Godzone scenery for Prepar3d v4, which will be completed by the time this campaign ends in a couple of weeks. The opportunities which these new simulators offer are amazing, and I can’t wait to get stuck into some feature-rich projects for all these sims!
We are just at the beginning of a new era, where ‘Real New Zealand’ becomes a lot more real.