Raise the Ire

<Announcement> Ire: Blood Memory Campaign (7/29~9/23)

Hello, this is Tenbirds, the developer of Ire: Blood Memory.


We deeply appreciate our players for playing and being with us. We also hope you are safe and well during these times.


We are nearly complete with our recent project, Animus: Revenant. So, what comes next? 


We are aware that you have waited for updates — news, bosses, areas, equipment, etc. This is something we really want as well. Let us address this and provide context.


As much as it is for you, Ire is a very special game to us. We are very thankful to everyone in Ire.

That said, we will state that Ire has never made a profit since launch, surprisingly, due to some critical reasons:

• Issues with our investor-publisher

• Relatively mild IAP

• Non pay-to-play system

• Relatively mild pay-to-win system


We can open up about this with more transparency now. We have officially and legally parted ways with our investor-publisher as of two (2) weeks ago. It was a lengthy, arduous, and costly process, albeit necessary. Our feelings on IAP, pay-to-play, and pay-to-win probably won’t change too much for Ire. All the above were reasons we made the addition of Animus.


Measures were taken to add content to Ire, and efforts have been constant to keep it running. Our previous Animus games made this possible. There are some players that disregard Animus as not being Ire. As far as we are concerned Ire is Animus and Animus is Ire. They share a history and a universe. Without Animus Ire would have seized to exist. So thanks to those that encouraged us and purchased the Animus series too.


Animus: Revenant is almost complete. It was a commissioned project at first, and under contract with a tight deadline, so we were unable to work on anything else. Also, if not for Revenant we could not have kept the lights on. Now we would like to get back to Ire: Blood Memory. That is, if you would like to see it happen. Yet, resources are still scarce. But we can’t do it without your aggressive support.


Thus, we’d like to proceed with <Raise the Ire>, a campaign to raise Ire, for the sake of Ire’s stability and also introducing new equipment to our users, and perhaps more content.


We never forgot about you. Why would we? We are always grateful for your patience, support, and interest.


Please refer to the details below, and we hope you join the campaign.


Thank you.


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I. How to Join

1. You must have an Ire: Blood Memory game account with a valid IGN.

2. Only purchase and receipts of the products listed below will be accepted (July 29th 2021 to August 31st 2021):

 1) In-app purchases made in Ire: Blood Memory

 2) Animus: Revenant from any platform (currently on Steam and Nintendo Switch)

 3) Animus: Stand Alone from any platform (currently on Steam, Nintendo Switch, Xbox, App Store, Play Store)

 4) Animus: Harbinger Unpacked from any platform (currently on App Store, Play Store, and Nintendo Switch)

* Purchase of our products is the most effective way to fund our goals. Outside Ire: Blood Memory, we would appreciate interest and support through purchase of our most recent game, such as Animus: Revenant on Steam or Nintendo Switch.

** Animus: Revenant on Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1676740/Animus_Revenant/

*** Search Tenbirds or Animus on the App Store, Play Store, Nintendo, Xbox, or Steam to see products to purchase.

3. Input the following information onto the form in the URL below to participate in the campaign and gain eligibility for perks:

 1) Your IGN

 2) Purchased Item

 3) Price

 4) Screenshot(s) of receipts.


* Only purchases made starting from July 29th until the campaign ends will be accepted.


4. The form below is the only submission we will accept and tabulate for the event.

Link: Raise the Ire Campaign Form

5. Perks corresponding to your participation will be tabulated, then sent to your in-game mailbox after completion of Campaign Goals (i.e. game development/overhaul).

II. Campaign Goals

1. Primary Goal: $300k. 4 months of development from work announcement – Total game overhaul. Includes server & DB optimization, platform standard 64bit build, feature optimization, etc.

2. Stretch Goal I: $400k / 6 months of development – New contents (new boss / area / equipment)

3. Stretch Goal II: $ 2mil / 12+ months of development – New game (Ire-Animus universe)


III. Perks

1. Tier 1 ($30 ~ $99): 30 Amber(s)

2. Tier 2 ($100 ~ $199): 1 part of new S+ Hero armor (1 from: helm, cuirass, cuisses, gloves, boots) 

3. Tier 3 ($200 ~ $299): 2 parts of new S+ Hero armor (2 from: helm, cuirass, cuisses, gloves, boots)

4. Tier 4 ($300 ~ $499): 1 full set of new S+ Hero armor (helm, cuirass, cuisses, gloves, boots)

5. Tier 5 ($500 or higher): 1 full set of new S+ Hero armor (helm, cuirass, cuisses, gloves, boots) + 1 new cloak

* All new equipment currently not in Ire: Blood Memory.

** Each participant can receive only 1 perk corresponding to a tier.

*** Multiple submissions will be accepted and tabulated using the form in the URL above.

IV. Campaign Period and Reporting

1. Campaign will last from July 30th to August 29th (KST, UTC+9)

2. Weekly report will be posted every Friday (KST, UTC+9) to relevant places or when deemed necessary.

V. Disclaimer

1. Campaign details will be updated for clarity if or when needed.

2. Only purchases made from July 29th and onwards until the campaign ends will be counted.

3. Make sure you write your proper IGN (in-game name) properly to receive the perks.

4. Purchases cannot be cancelled or refunded.

5. Tabulation of results or game development plans will take time. Details will be made at a later date.

6. We will try to provide all participants with some items even though we do not reach any goal.

7. Changes or additions to details of and about the campaign may change at any time.

VI. TOS

Terms of service

Please spend responsibly. You should be over 13 years of age with parent agreement, or an adult yourself, before you even think of participating in this campaign.


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Rise warriors of Ire!

Thank you.

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Discord Community Discussion: https://discord.gg/599GKz4

 
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Week 8 Report (9/16)

Here is the 8th week report for Raise the Ire to support Ire: Blood Memory. This concludes the campaign.

We were unable to reach the campaign goals. Despite this we hope to be able to provide those that participated with perks. For those that participated please contact support[at]10birds[dot]com.

1. Period: 9/17 ~ 9/23


2. Submission

- 4 participants

- Week Total: $425.78

- Campaign Total: $1847.81

 

Week 7 Report (9/16)

Here is the 7th week report for Raise the Ire to support Ire: Blood Memory! Thank you!

1. Period: 9/10 ~ 9/16

2. Submission

- 2 participants

- Week Total: $15.97

- Campaign Total: $1422.03

 

Week 6 Report (9/9)

Here is the 6th week report for Raise the Ire to support Ire: Blood Memory! Thank you!

1. Period: 9/3 ~ 9/9

2. Submission

- 1 participants

- Week Total: $0.99

- Campaign Total: $1451.06 -> $1406.06


 

Week 5 Report (9/2)

Here is the 5th week report for Raise the Ire to support Ire: Blood Memory.

We are still long away from the goal. But, thank you for your support!

1. Period: 8/27 ~ 9/2

2. Submission

- 5 participants

- Week Total: $121.69

- Campaign Total: $1450.07 -> $1405.07


 

Week 4 Report (8/27)

Here is the 4th week report for <Raise the Ire>, a campaign to support <Ire: Blood Memory>.

Thank you for your support!


1. Period: Aug. 21st to 26th (UTC+9)

2. Submission

- 5 participants

- Week Total: $291.85 -> $246.85

- Campaign Total: $1328.38 -> $1283.38


We deeply appreciate all and any participation!


Also, if you are an iOS user, don't miss the 30% off chance of Animus: Revenant which lasts until Aug. 29th (UTC+9).

 

Week 3 Report (8/20)

Apologies for the late report!

Here is the 3rd week report on <Raise the Ire>, a campaign to support <Ire: Blood Memory>.


Thank you for your support!


1. Period: Aug. 13th to 20th (UTC+9)

2. Submission

- 8 participants

- Week Total: $845.62

- Campaign Total: $1036.53


Our fund goals are above! We deeply appreciate all and any participation!


Also, if you are an iOS user, don't miss the 30% off chance of Animus: Revenant which lasts until Aug. 29th (UTC+9).

 

Week 2 Report (8/13)

It has been two weeks since we started <Raise the Ire>, a campaign to support <Ire: Blood Memory>.


Thank you for your support!


1. Period: Aug. 6th to 12th (UTC+9)

2. Submission

- 2 participants

- Week Total: $39.96

- Campaign Total: $190.91

Our fund goals are above! We deeply appreciate all and any participation! Don't miss the chance to support Ire and new equipment, everyone!

Also, if you are an iOS user, please keep an eye out for Animus: Revenant pre-orders! Have a great weekend!

 

Week 1 Report (8/6)

It has been one week since we started <Raise the Ire>, a campaign to support <Ire: Blood Memory>.

We are glad to share the first report with you! Slow and steady wins the race ;)

1. Period: July, 30th to Aug. 5th (UTC+9)

2. Submission

- 4 participants (* 7 submissions received, 3 of which were purchases made before the campaign began.)

- Total: $150.95

We deeply appreciate all and any participation! Don't miss the chance to support Ire and new equipment, everyone!

Have a good weekend.