VERY IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!!
We have a backer who gave to the $3000.00 tier. And while that is exciting and great for us, this is really important what she wants to do with her reward. She wishes to remain annoymous but this is what she wanted to say.
”One in ten Americans has a disability. And yet one of the hardest things to deal with, being disabled or ill, is isolation. The people in your day to day life suddenly don’t understand, or maybe you can’t leave the house, to reach those that would. So you turn to the internet, and social media, where you can talk to people dealing with similar issues, and find a place for yourself.
Even in support groups, sometimes, it can be hard, because the only thing you have in common, the only thing you talk about, is illness.
I had an idea. I wanted to create a haven, a place where everyone could go, sick or not, able or not, and exist together. A place where people can gravitate together, and share similar interests, with no pressure. With no judgement, not a place just for us, but a place that we could be, and relax, together, and also with others. I saw Pumpkin Onlines Kickstarter, and I wanted to play the game immediately. The more I thought about it, the more I realized – maybe we could join forces, and bring my dream into Pumpkin Online, a perfect platform for us all to play and be together.
Wait but that’s not all she also said this.
”You have no idea how much this means to us. Personally I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. I am on the severe end of things and I am on bedrest 23 hours a day. It is hard for me to sit up for any length of time most days. So all of my social interaction is done on line. Most of the people I know aren’t in such an extreme place, but many are not far behind.”
Her village seed reward allows the backer to create their own village, with 4 NPC families with shops. As well as be a producer with an active role in the game development.
Her idea is to create an island in the game inspired by the Spoon Theory
The spoon theory was created by Christine Miserandino which explains to able-bodied people what it’s like to live with a chronic sickness of disability. You have to read the article in the link to understand.
SO GUYS if you read all that. We need to make this happen. Like we need to make this backer’s idea come alive because her tier makes her apart of our team now. If we can make our goal she can create this place in our game. The team is already discussing ideas and concepts for this place in our game map that will created by her. And will also bring awareness in our game for chronic illness.
So ONCE AGAIN. We have 2 weeks left in our Kickstarter. If you want this happen any kind of amount would help push us further. We’re so close. We can do this. The teams is ready and willing to start working and go forward.
Pumpkin-Online is a Harvest-Moon / Animal Crossing inspired mmo currently in development by indie game company, Pumpkin Interactive, we need a lot of support to make this happen so please follow, and spread the word about us
PLEASE SUPPORT OUR KICKSTARTER! IT ENDS SEPTEMBER 18th.