Archive: Pandora’s Tower Campaign Update

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

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UPDATE: Pandora’s Tower has been announced for North America, published by XSEED Games, and scheduled to be released Spring 2013!

The information below is being kept as an archive. For up-to-date resolution status for those looking forward to receiving a collector’s case, please visit this page.



COLLECTOR’S CASE UPDATE

Many of our readers have been asking about the status of the Collector’s Case. On July 15th, we sent out confirmation emails to everyone that donated $10 or more to Operation Rainfall. If you did not receive an email from us, you may need to do one of these things:

1) Check your spam box for an email from “Operation Rainfall Staff” and add “opra.webteam@gmail.com” to your safe list.
2) Check your PayPal account to make sure you have it linked to a current email address.
3) If your PayPal email address is correct and the email is not in your spam box, please send an email to “oprainfall@gmail.com” and let us know the email address linked to the PayPal account that you used to make the donation. We will then proceed to re-send the confirmation email to you to confirm your mailing address.

As we mentioned in the confirmation email we sent out, we have experienced a few delays in having the cases printed, but we expect to have more updates mid-August, which also happens to be around the time that The Last Story launches in America.

PANDORA’S TOWER UPDATE:

Due to the business nature of working with third-party companies to obtain the licensing rights to a first-party title, there is not much to disclose as far as which companies are unable to publish the games and which ones are. When information comes up that we are able to share, we will share it.
One of our staff members decided to import a copy of the game for himself and will be creating a series of videos to showcase the game and help build awareness of the title in America, and hopefully we’ll have these ready soon.

WEBSITE UPDATE:

We want everyone to know that our website staff is all voluntary. No one receives a penny from this, not the writers, nor the editors, nor any of the admins.

We actually brought in several new volunteer writers to help flesh out the website with new content, and we hope to expand our roster of writers even more as our site grows and starts covering more niche games. In the process, we haven’t forgotten about Pandora’s Tower or promoting The Last Story, we are simply figuring out a way to sustain Operation Rainfall without the need to ask for donations in the future. Operation Rainfall took many thousands of man-hours to manage, almost all of it behind the scenes by many dedicated volunteers. Most of us have been paying out of our own pockets since day one to keep this in motion. Even though it took the joint effort of everyone on Facebook, Twitter, and around the internet, without the guidance, direction, and hard work of a few individuals, none of this would have been possible or coordinated as it was. We want to thank everyone that sent a donation to help us defer the cost of purchasing the copies of Pandora’s Tower and the materials we are using to market the game. We pledge and promise to use all donated funds wisely, and again, part of the reason for us expanding our news coverage is so that we won’t need to resort to asking for donations for future efforts.

All of the volunteers at Operation Rainfall have families, jobs, homes, and their own personal responsibilities to take care of – this is a hobby for us, not a job, so we hope you all understand why it has taken so long for us to get everything taken care of.

Finally, we want to see Pandora’s Tower published in America as much as all of you, but you will need to understand that even if we work our asses off to pitch the game, the final decision still rests with Nintendo. Even the third-party publishers will still need Nintendo’s approval before the game can be published.

Thank you for understanding.

– Operation Rainfall Staff




  • DunbansBiggestFanForever

    thanks so much for the update guys. Keep up the good work you don’t know HOW grateful I am that you were able to pitch Xenoblade here. Can’t wait for The Last Story and good luck with Pandora’s Tower.

    • RyanOPR

      Thanks for the kind words!

  • The update is much appreciated, thank you! I appreciate how open and transparent this campaign has been. You guys have put so much hard work into this, you guys rock! I’m so grateful to have had the chance to experience Xenoblade because of everyone in this campaign, and soon The Last Story. So looking forward to August 14th!

  • You guys are doing a great job. I hope to see this website around for more time, even after it’s original purpose meets.

  • Let’s keep up the good work.

  • Ash Vu

    How often do you guys check that email? Sent two messages because I haven’t received the confirmation email and have yet to get a response back.

    • Me too, haven’t gotten a confirm email either.

    • We will be sending out a mass confirmation later this weekend or maybe next week. Based on feedback, a lot of people never received the original confirmation email, so rather than send out individual emails to everyone, we’ll send out a single email using software made for sending mass emails.

      Please hang on while we get everything prepared to send the email out. We’ll make another post on Facebook when the email gets sent.

    • Richard Ross

      We try to check it every day. What were going to try to do is resend the original confirmation through a service more appropriate for mass emails. If that doesn’t work then well just take note on who sends us emails, match them on our big list to confirm they did indeed pay, then send emails a little at a time as not to get stuck as spam email. Just be patient, we’ll get to you :).

  • Thanks for all of your efforts, guys, and for keeping us informed.

  • There’s one thing I want to ask, what is this collector’s case? I mean, I have looked for the game in amazon and I have never seen this case. Im sorry for the bother but Im really interested in this game. Have a nice day and keep up the good work, you guys are awesome!

    • It’s A Collector’s case made by OpRainfall to celebrate their efforts in bringing these games over to the states. It’ll can hold all three games in it and present it like a sort of pseudo-trilogy.

  • Paul Schimmelpfenning

    I am donating to the tier 2 rank amount under the assumption that I can still get the case, but even if I can’t this is a great cause! I really wish I could donate more but my work doesn’t pay too much, as it is a non-profit. I can’t wait until Tuesday when The Last Story comes out! Thank you guys for pushing for these games to be released in North America!

  • one question…im a bit late to this thread I know >< but I still
    wanna donate the 10$ so I can get this case o3o so am I able to or not ?
    and btw got my Last story copy and I love my pre order bonus <3

    • Yes, we still have plenty of cases left, so you CAN still donate for one.

    • Ohh thank Gosh im so glad I can, ima donate right now ^0^

  • Hows that whole thing working for the Case? Donated $10 twards it. But my Amazon Account is Family so its under that Family Email. Does that matter?

    piersonpower@yahoo.com

    • Richard Ross

      The confirmation e-mail I sent to everyone is through the e-mail address they have connected to their paypal account.  I checked your e-mail address you just listed and it’s there.  So everything should be good, infact you should have received a confirmation e-mail not too long ago.

  • PicoHero

    Hi, I loved Xenoblade Chronicles, I have beaten it twice and I am still doing quests! Amazon should be delivering The Last Story tommorow with a pre-order bonus no less! But the main point of this comment is I donated $10.00 dollars a week ago and have still not received a confirmation email. My email is pmccwasher@aol.com thanks for all your great work and let’s kick butt August 31st!!!!!!

    • PicoHero

      Thanks! 🙂 hope pandora’s tower makes it, it’s the one I am most excited for!

  • oky gotta know, wheres the game, where is the box ? I havent seen anything..im disapointed