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2015 is upon us and the changing dynamics of Aikonia's readership means changing the way we run the website. As such, we have a couple of updates we'd like to bring to your attention.


In order to help cover the growing costs of producing Aikonia week after week, we're launching a new donation campaign to ring in the New Year.


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We've added a donation meter to the homepage of Aikonia outlining major donation milestones we hope to achieve this year. As each milestone marker is reached, a new high resolution print will be unlocked. The prints will be made available for everyone to download in both PNG and PDF formats and will feature artwork from Aikonia's illustrator as well as several guest artists. At the end of the year, we will be selling all the year's prints in a limited edition bundle, including prints that may not have been unlocked by donation. If this little experiment proves successful, we will launch into 2016 with a new donation campaign with brand new prints and goodies to unlock.


We've updated the comic comments section on the Aikonia website to include a field for commenters' email addresses.


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This will allow you to receive email notifications when someone replies to your comment or to a comment thread you've previously commented on. Emails you receive will have an option to unsubscribe to the thread should you so desire. We do not and will not sell, spam, share, or use your email address for anything beside comment reply notifications. Emails will be kept confidential and will not be public available to view with your comments.


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We will also be experimenting with the ad service Project Wonderful in our left sidebar ad space. We might cycle between other MADSOFT Games projects (such as Project: Velyria) and ads provided by Project Wonderful. We hope that this will help with the downturn in revenue we experienced this year during our hiatus.


We have been contemplating running another Kickstarter campaign in 2015 to print volumes 2 and 3 of Aikonia. We understand that some people may be hesitant to back us on a print project again, due in part to the slow delivery associated with the first Kickstarter campaign. We want to assure you that we have learned a lot since our campaign in 2011.


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Kickstarter was a brand new platform at the time and the changes that the site has made since our successful campaign have helped deal with the majority of the issues creators were facing. The cost of shipping was our white whale, but we think we've managed to harpoon the issue as we've been planning for this upcoming Kickstarter campaign. At the request of many previous backers, we'll be upgrading the binding technique on volumes 2 and 3 (and future reprints of volume 1) in addition to moving to a new printing service. We're also being careful in planning additional physical rewards for backers as we had issues with added costs in the past. Before we move forwards with a second Kickstarter, we really want to gauge interest in the project. We don't want to repeat our mistakes.


We think these changes will help Aikonia as we continue to grow and we hope you agree. Please let us know what you think about the changes in the comments below!


Wishing you all the best in 2015,
The Aikonia team

Hello everyone!

After our extended hiatus, we are happy to announce that Aikonia's main story is back!

We will be resuming our regular posting schedule with updates for the Adventurers coming once a week on Mondays. Marill's journal entries will continue to update every Thursday on a separate area of the site.

For those of you who stuck with us during this difficult time, we'd like to thank you by offering 25% all Aikonia merchandise in the MADSOFT store!

Also, we haven't posted Wednesday weekly previews in a long time, so we want to know: Do you like them? Would you be sorry to see them go? Let us know in the comments below or on the Aikonia Facebook page.
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We were sick this week and couldn't post a new Aikonia page. Therefore, we decided to do a small poster sale to make up for it! You can get 50% off any poster (not including shipping costs) by using the code “SICK50" in the offer field in our Gumroad store.

The offer code can only be used 10 times per poster. Once a poster has been sold 10 times, the code will no longer function on that particular poster. The offer will expire on Tuesday, June 24th 2014, at noon EST.

You can visit the offer page for each poster directly by using the links below:

Council Members Poster: gum.co/council-poster/sick50
Volume One Cover Poster: gum.co/cover-poster/sick50
Adventurers Poster: gum.co/adventurers-poster/sick…

In November 2011, we launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for printing Volume One (which is available in our store). Recording the voice for the pitch video took a lot of takes and we compiled some of the funnier bloopers in this video for you to enjoy!

Don't forget to check out Aikonia every Monday!

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