- When will the Adventure Game be available?
- The Limited Edition hardcover of the Adventure Game, as well as the Ebook, Kindle and PDF, will be available in December 2011.
"I expected nothing and am still let down. It took Alexander a decade to conquer Persia for crying out loud."
—backer Brooks Sligh, Kickstarter project comment, early 2022
The FAR WEST Adventure Game Kickstarter project went live on 11 July 2011 and funded on 25 August 2011. This document lists delivery-date and release-date estimates given for the game by project creator Gareth-Michael Skarka (“GMS”) in various media.
This list is almost certainly incomplete. I’ve tried to provide a link for every citation, and have quoted full sentences wherever possible to ensure that I’m not taking words out of context, though I have sometimes omitted paragraph breaks between sentences. Please e-mail corrections or additions to <email@example.com>.
I’ve omitted duplicate estimates (ones which were made in the same month and offered essentially the same delivery date) and have preferred publicly-available sources where possible. Blue background denotes estimates offered in public; pink background indicates estimates made visible only to restricted audiences (e.g., Kickstarter campaign backers or intothefarwest.com forum members). I thank my contributors for access to the non-public announcements which appear below. Strikethrough indicates an expired estimate.
To help put the number of estimates into perspective: it’s now been more than a decade since the Kickstarter campaign funded and since GMS’s original promised delivery date of (31) December 2011. Kickstarter itself only came into being on 30 April 2009, and FAR WEST Adventure Game has now been late for % of the platform’s lifespan. Happy birthdays, FAR WEST Adventure Game!
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