It is time for the Dark Dreaming!
Following the success of our initial Second Dreaming Kickstarter Project, we continued our fundraiser through Catnip Studios and have raised a total of 170,000 to fund the long overdue upgrade of Furcadia. We couldn't do it without all of you! Thank you for your generous support in funding, volunteering, and supporting our wonderful community and game development. We have accomplished a great deal over the last 9 months and are looking forward to some fantastic new features!
We want to take it a step farther though, with the Dark Dreaming, the flip side of the Second Dreaming! We are determined to make a full 32-bit Windows client a reality! This fundraiser is to take us from where we are up to the 250k funding goal so that we can finish the 32-bit Windows client along with all the other fun stuff we are working on now. Not only will you be making your Furcadia experience better, but also you will get a bunch of really nice new rewards to choose from. Watch this page, as well, to see what bonus treasure you can earn along the way as we make higher and higher goals!
From Catnip Studios
Furcadia: The Dark Dreaming Fundraiser
A package for the only slightly naughty! We give you 5 extra cookies per day so you can pay your minions! You also get a terrifying coloring book of the Dark Primes, and on top of that, we send you a weekly newsletter to inform you of the ways of the Dark Ones! Oh yes, and you'll of course receive the Direhound Desctag For Life, to strike mild trembling into the hearts of the pure.
Cast your ghoulish vote on our next fiendish machination! Yes, that means you can vote for the next game feature, as well as obtain the exclusive DireHound Desctag For Life, the extra cookies, and access to our terrifying coloring book. And if that wasn't enough, we also keep you updated with our weekly newsletters.
From the gates of oblivion comes the fearsome DireHound avatar, exclusive to the Dark Dreaming. And it shall be yours for a year with this package! You'll get to cast your evil votes on both our next feature and avatar, and reap all the Cookie Monster rewards too. And don't forget the Direhound Desctag For Life...
Welcome, oh evil one. Ideal for the newer players, why not start your sinister stay in style? This package offers a Portrait Space for your gruesome visage, our Haunted Starter Guide to help you get around, links to pre-made Portrait Art, snacks and gifts for your evil companions, and even 5 Golden DragonScales to fund your terrible plans. Not enough? How would you like a set of wings of your choice for a whole year? And the Cookie Monster rewards, too!
Get out your lightning rod and tell Igor to clean off the slab. For you will delight in your access to our Test Server, the ability to download our Test Client Software (now with extra bugs) and the special private forum to discuss your research with other evil geniuses. As well as including the Direhound reward package benefits, such as the Direhound for a year, the votes and the Direhound Desctag For Life. Weird Science indeed.
Hark, the wailing and gnashing of teeth as you call your unholy legions. For this package grants you one System Announcement of your choice, at the time of your choice. Shout your ghoulish groans to thousands of players in the game, live. Not to mention you get the Test Subject and Cookie Monster rewards too.
(* Take heed, all announcements are subject to our infernal approval. We wouldn't want to let you be more evil than us, would we?)
Make your dark mark! You can provide us with art for a Custom Specitag of your choice. We'll add it to the game, to appear in front of your character's name and text forever! Let the world see your allegiance to the shadows. And you'll get the Test Subject and Cookie Monsters rewards as well. How very exciting...
Woe unto you, of earth and sea. For from the Underworld comes the Direhound avatar. And you shall have it's evil eternal, as the Direhound For Life! Exclusive to the Dark Dreaming, this is the envy of all your rivals. Of course, the Test Subject and Cookie Monster rewards are included to assist your terrible plans. Grab this fearsome fiery fiend now before the end times come and take this chance away forever.
Claim your stake! Reserve a spot on our main maps for yourself. Conquer your own private square of Furcadia and sit in it while you enjoy the Eternal Direhound rewards as well. Make a piece of Furcadia your own and cry "Mine, it's all mine!!! Bwhahahaha!!!"
(* Be warned! These spots are subject to approval. We don't want you messing with our leylines, temples of dark power or the secret entrances to Kashi's underground lair.)
Become one with the darkness. Let it envelop your very being. With the arcane power of Gloaming, you can become as Dark or as Light as you desire. Blend into the shadows or lurk behind an Angelcat's glow. And with the included Eternal Direhound package, you'll be more than prepared to strike down your unwitting, ignorant foes...
Something wicked, this way comes. For the deeply malevolent, the Dark Encounter is your desire. For with it, you can summon one of the Dark Primes themselves to spread chaos, fear and terror into your Roleplay. With the included Eternal Direhound, you will be quite the worthy servant to the Great Ones when they grace you with their presence.
The ancients tell of a dark magic, which can turn dull silver to delicious gold. And with this package you can upgrade your Silver Sponsorship For Life into the new Gold Sponsorship For Life, as soon as it's available! (Oh, yes.. and others can buy a Silver Sponsorship For Life with this package if they don't already have one.) Includes an Eternal Direhound package and it's mischievous rewards.
Deep in the dark and nasty regions where nobody goes, is Dr Cat - Creator of Furcadia and Industry Veteran. With this, you can schedule a one hour Skype chat with him, to talk about anything you like! He'll even create you a ferocious dragon (from shiny origami paper in the color of your choice) and mail it to your secret volcano lair. And if that wasn't enough, this package includes the Eternal DireHound rewards and the Bonus Treasure Package (Banshee, Graffiti Tagger and Gloaming Conjurer).
For the slightly deranged and wicked amongst you, we offer the chance to design your own game item for Furcadia. Make up an edible or throwable concoction and our weak and pathetic minions will program it into the game. You can write all the messages, pick or provide sounds, choose the effects and more. And enjoy a life-time supply of it, while you also furnish your laboratory with the Eternal DireHound and the Bonus Treasure Package (Banshee, Graffiti Tagger and Gloaming Conjurer).
By the power of Suffrith comes unadulterated greed. The fabled Golden Dragon package brings secrets from beyond time itself. For with this you will be one of our first ever Gold Sponsors FOR LIFE! This often requested, soon to be available reward grants Sponsorship to all your characters. Includes the Eternal Direhound Package.
For it is written that two souls can be bound in nightmares, and shall remain together for eternity. But only one knows these dark rituals.. the Keeper of the Dungeons - Kashi Commodore. And with this we shall bring his malevolence forth to perform a Blood-bonding or Life-Pact Ceremony for you and another close to your ways, including exclusive desctags. He has even graciously allowed us to offer two Eternal Direhounds and two Bonus Treasure Packages too!
(* Note: For the goodly and pure, we will still offer Heartbondings and Pawfastings with Emerald Flame. She is kind and fair, and doesn’t imprison or torture her subjects. For some reason…)
Much desired is this package, oh evil one. For this is the fabled Dream Package FOR LIFE! Your reserved portal to your eternal liar should certainly suit all your dark dwelling denizens. From a deadly dungeon to the biggest Global Evil Incorporated, this is for you! And great will be your splendour, with the included Eternal Direhound to strike terror into those hopeless minions. Be the envy of your rivals. Claim your domain!
Deep in the heart of your foul castle, can you master life itself? By combining mad science with demonic intent, you can create your own Character Avatar! For your exclusive use, this is the ultimate in personalization, as demanded by the goodly inhabitants of Furcadia for a decade. And as you pull the lever, remember that it shall be born with the Deluxe Treasure Package (Banshee, Graffiti Tagger, Gloaming Conjurer, and Eternal DireHound) in it's grasp. And we'll even throw in a handmade Origami Dragon by Dr. Cat, the original crazed genius. It's alive… IT'S ALIVE!
Behold! For the moon is in the eighth house, and Mirmoggin moves in the Vault of Dread. The terrible power of the Lord of Bones can bring vast rewards for the worthy. Silver Sponsorship For Life, Gloaming Conjurer and the Eternal Direhound to make you fearsome. Dream Package For Life, Custom Specitag and Test Subject rewards to feed your lust for power. And in addition to the Direhound Desctag For Life, you will be granted the rare Furcadia For Life Desctag to show all that may oppose, that you are of the Undying.
You provide Avatar art that we will add to Furcadia, making your creation a permanent part of our game. Then you can share it with up to ten Furcadia friends, as well as using it yourself! Create a new mythical creature, or a whole new race - your imagination is the only limit! Also includes Deluxe Treasure Package as above.
Don't have mad art skills? You describe whatever avatar you want, and one of our talented staff artists will draw and animate your design! Review concept art and request changes. The final result can be either just for you, to share with ten friends, or Free for everyone in Furcadia - it’s your choice! This can have more impact on the game than any of our other rewards, as you see people playing as your creation, roaming everywhere you go! You also receive TWO Deluxe Treasure Packages.
We will entertain you with an evening of dinner and gaming with our San Francisco team, Gar, Dr. Cat and Emerald Flame! You can pick the game and the restaurant, or we’ll be happy to make recommendations. (Note: You are responsible for your own transportation expenses to get here.) Comes with Three Deluxe Treasure Packages.
Make part of our gameworld! YOUR dream will be a permanent part of Furcadia, with its own portal in a prominent location! Host a dueling arena, a puzzle quest, a social hangout, or even build your own RPG! The Dream map can boast a 400x400 map size and 20 Local Species as well! Also comes with Four Deluxe Treasure Packages.
You get to work with our staff on the creation of a new main map for the game! You collaborate on planning layout and features. If you want you can also work on map editing, art, scripting, or any other parts of Dreamweaving you have a knack for. When it's finished, a button will be added that teleports players right to the dream you helped build! Comes with Five Deluxe Treasure Packages. (Yes, that means five origami dragons too!)