Back in November, the table top game Rivals: Masters of the Deep met and exceeded its funding goal of $40,000, having raised $53,157. The game is now deep into the development stage. In their latest project update, they show off some great concept artwork for the game as well as providing some exciting announcements. Continue reading
Friday brought Bow Tie Games’ Kickstarter campaign for Barn Raiser to a successful close. They originally set their goal to $1,000 and ended up raising a total of $1,697. Based on their projections in an earlier statement, this means that the barn they are funding will receive about $1,525.
They also had a fun story about some tickets they won to a Selena Gomez concert that will be used to help fund the cost of printing to bring the total going to the barn up even more.
So congrats to Bow Tie Games. This is a well deserved win for them.
Yesterday, Barn Raiser, the charitable card game by Bow Tie Games, hit its $1,000 funding goal. This is great news for Bow Tie and a great start for game Kickstarters this year.
Additionally, Barn Raiser was selected as a Kickstarter “Projects We Love” staff pick earlier in the week. This should help this campaign to exceed its funding goal before it ends in the next week.
With this news, Bran Raiser will have met its goals and will be able to help build the real life barn that needs the funds.
Update: In an update on the campaign, Bow Tie Games celebrates the successful funding as well as describes how much of the money will go toward the barn.
I have received questions about how much of the funds will go to printing and shipping the game out and how much will go to the family for the barn build out. Based on the current number of backers and our contribution to the campaign, I expect 80%-90% of the Kickstarter total to go directly to the family. So if we reach the $1,500 mark, as much as $1,350 would go towards the barn build out.
And if we continue to see more and more support, that margin will continue to improve as the manufacturing costs of the game will go down as the number of orders increase.
XPO Gaming Convention will be happening this year. While it took a couple of years to get everything ready, they are well on their way to put on a great convention. To that end, they have announced their Keynote speaker. Tramell Isaac, art director of Boss Key Studios, is given top billing at the event. Continue reading
Last year, Zems, an online collectible card game developed by Impulse Limited, held a public alpha and a Kickstarter. While the Kickstarter did not meet its goal of $40,000, only raising a little over $6,000, its alpha and promotions managed to helped it gain a sizable following in the community. So it is exciting to see the latest developments. Continue reading
For quite some time, Aaron Frias has been making custom card games and launching them on Kickstarter. He has done it under his own name, Geym Theori, and now Bow Tie Games. He has had a number of successful game campaigns and is now putting that track record to do some good for the community. Continue reading
Yesterday, Dano Kablamo posted a photo of his game Gnomes Vs Fairies running on the Wii U. The Wii U has always been a target platform for the game. Plus it is made using Unity 3d which has partnered with Nintendo to make Wii U porting easy. Continue reading
Over the last few months, I have been following Iconic Games. They have been working on their latest game The Untold Legacy, a Zelda inspired action-adventure RPG. This game promises a whole lot of interesting features for fans of the action-adventure genre. While the game is still in early development, it looks great and promising. Continue reading
As we look back at the year 2015, We see a lot of great things happening for Oklahoma game developers. We had a number of successful tabletop game Kickstarters and quite a few games hit Steam and other platforms. This year was all about the developers and they games they make. So let’s review. Continue reading
Welcome to the last Monday Morning Crowdfunding report of the year 2015. We had a nice year of crowdfunding here in Oklahoma. While not every campaign we liked was successful, there were many that were. Even those campaigns that were unsuccessful will continue forward as the bright minds behind them keep an eye toward their vision and the future.
There are no new campaigns this week and the two campaigns we followed from last week were unsuccessful in reaching their goals. We look forward to the new year and all the new games and campaigns that come with it. Happy New Year.
Zems Online Card Game by Impulse Limited: Zems is a cross between a card game and a tactical RPG. Impulse failed to reach its $40,000 goal, having raised only $6,224.
There’s a Monster Under My Bed by Aaron Frias: There’s a Monster Under My Bed is a family game in which players compete to place their monsters under as many beds as possible. Aaron failed to reach his $1,000 goal having raised only $442.
Keep in mind, we are also running our very own Patreon campaign. If you want to help us out as we report on and promote the Oklahoma games industry, by all means, do so. We currently have $2 in patronage.
That’s it for this round of reporting. If you know of any others, let me know.