On the patreon page, it says access to the current chapter, meaning if i pledge now i only have access to chapter 8? Is chapter 8 the last chapter. How long would you say chapter 8 is and lastly is there a way to play the previous 7 chapters? I plan on pledging anyway but i'm not gonna be able to play until next friday so my curiosity is going wild right now, lol
sasami's route isnt going to be released early, patreon page is a little misleading. the next step is the game release. so if you pledge at least 30 dollars overall for the campaign you'll get access to a key. how ever the different patreon tiers are still available
You get access to all the old chapters if you are on the max tier ($25) + you get your name in the credits. If you are I think $15/$20 above you get the previous 1/2 chapters instead of only the current. If you contributed $30 or more lifetime you get the game on steam on release. Something like that, the $15 might be $10 and $20 might be $15 don't recall.
Those in the 'Behind the Scenes IV - Download HD Animations' ($25+) tier or were backing when a previous chapter was release will have access to the other character chapters with the exception of Sasami who will not be in the beta program.
So on the overview for the Patreon page we have two posts that are worth a read (both of which are public).
IMPORTANT: NOTICE FOR BETA PROGRAM (May 2017) Explains how we wanted to move the betas towards a single chapter structure both so long term Patreons are getting the full value of their pledge but also to focus the community narrative with feedback on the current chapter (as this will be what QA focus on for that period while the rest of the team begin on the next route), after all betas are a measure of collecting feedback and identifying issues rather than being a product in themselves.
For those who have been backing over a longer period of time or who are in the higher reward tiers there are also options for combining the routes together so they can play through them all in one place.