REalM is being developed by two teams:
- Arbor Sheep: which is comprised of two art students and a freelancer musician.
- Authentic Illusions (from JARA A.I. Solutions): which is made of Ph.D. Students in the area of Artificial Intelligence(AI).
The guys from Arbor Sheep, as mentioned, are students. They have responsabilities to their University, but they also need to pay the bills. They have works to do so, and it limits much the time they can dedicate to bringing this project to life. And even in such circumstances, their effort is incredible. They love this game so much that their free time is being dedicated to making it see the day of light.
Long story short, for TheAudio, Chaös and Ruperto to be able to put their full efforts on the project, they need to be able to, at least partially substitute their job to follow their passion.
Now, from our side, we at JARA are very lucky to be in the position we are. We are agroup of guys who follow their passion, and from this passion to AI and videogames, our company idea was selected at our university(ITESM), for incubation, granting us lots of help on legal ground, as well as courses on different topics to make it flourish and be a self sustainable company by the time we graduate. Note that being incubated doesn't mean that they give us money, only support (which actually has a very high value both in money and experience), so don't think we run on a big budget by a University.
So, we can cover our personal expenses and basic stuff of the company, but we cannot cover marketing, pay TheAudio and the rest, or hire more help to make REalM a reality. If you can help us with a pre-order, or even by sharing our facebook page with your friends, you would have helped us a lot. If we start raising money for the game, we start marketing better and reach more people.
We don't aim to make millions, only to make a living. We want to follow our passion. We need to share our dreams with everyone else out there.
So, TLTR, if you think you can help us by making a pre order, trust us, we are going to spend that money on making a great game. If you can't, be sure to spread the word with all your friends on Facebook or twitter.
Thanks for your time and have an awesome :Day.