Some games are about innovation. A great new idea that you’ve never seen used in a game before. Cog wheels. Sand timers. Inventing a whole new branch of deck building or worker placement… Dice Settlers was never exactly that.
During the last weeks we’ve been going through some things you should do when planning to launch your own Kickstarter campaign. Today I have something slightly different – things you should stay clear from, lest you want to see your Kickstarter crash and burn.
There are two warning signs you should look out for when preparing to launch your first Kickstarter project: being worried too much, and not being worried at all. Regardless of the group you’re in, here’s a list of top 5 things you should probably do before launching your first project.
After the success Paladin Card Protection on Kickstarter, we jump head first into production and quality assurance. If you want to know more about how card sleeves are made – and how we make sure that we sell only the finest card sleeves, here’s the first account of a trip to China – straight from… Read More Paladin Card Protection: Live from China!
Since Kickstarter has launched, literally hundreds of games have been successfully crowdfunded and delivered to backers. While delays are still rather common, it happens less and less often that backers are left with no reward in the end. Yet, it does happen, and here’s what you can do to minimize your chance of wasting your… Read More Kickstarting a game: Part I: the Backer.
Over the last few years many projects have shown us that being an early backer can come with some extra benefits. For creators, early bird pledge levels have proven themselves as an effective marketing tool. So why do so many current projects lack this feature?
With new projects launching almost daily, the time spent by a prospective backer on your Kickstarter is now shorter than ever. How to maximize your chance of getting another pledge?
Kickstarter inspires people to become fans of a dream on its way to come true. Being involved in a project from day one makes people more involved in the process of making your game – for better, and for worse. How to deal with vocal fans so that they become a boon?
If you are a little bit more into board games, you have probably heard at least once that reviewers get paid for doing what they do, that the reviews are basically kind of paid advertisement, and that you can’t trust any reviewer, because, in principal, they’ll write or say anything they are told by the publishers.… Read More Paid reviews – true or false?
One of the true wonders of Kickstarter – and crowdfunding in general – is the direct link established between the creator and the fan. However, this unique opportunity requires a surprisingly careful approach, if it’s to reach its full potential.