Greetings all. Well, we tried but we didn't quite make it across the finish line. The writing was on the wall pretty early, so I didn't expect at rally late in the game.
I want to thank all the backers for standing up publicly and declaring they believed in the project so much they were willing to put up the cash to make it happen. You have no idea how much your belief in my little idea meant to me.
I also wanted to thank those who took to their blogs or Facebook or Twitter to spread the word. I looked at the numbers and most of the traffic came from recommendations.
To all those who helped the project along from our models, photographers, designers, playtesters, thank you all for your help. Know that you had everything to do with our success and nothing to do with this failure. That falls back on me. Your hard work, while unseen is far from unappreciated.
I can't say what the future holds, but I'm determined to get CLIQUE into the hands of the public, some way, some how. We're going to step back and evaluate what we could have done better. In the meantime, we've got some other projects in the works we are hoping to put up here on Kickstarter. We'd love it if you'd take a look and maybe back them if you feel so inclined. Thank you for your time and your attention. I hope to see you again in the new year.
Sometimes it only takes a small thing to totally make your day.
One of my favorite sites out there is GeekDad ( http://www.wired.com/geekdad/ ) , what with me being a geeky dad and all, it's only natural. They are an offshoot of Wired magazine, which also happens to be one of the best periodicals on the market.
But why am I telling you about these amazing people? Simple, GeekDad is now hosting a curated site on Kickstarter of the projects they think are cool or interesting or GeekDad-esque. I asked them to take a look at CLIQUE and they dug it. We are now a featured attraction on their Kickstarter page: http://www.kickstarter.com/pages/geekdad . Thank you to GeekDad, Wired and everyone who has stopped by because of them.
Greetings all. As we stand on the cusp of Thanksgiving, we wanted to let you all know how grateful we are for all of you, for your time and your money and your belief in our little game. We thank you so very much.
However, we are not done yet. We are only 1/3rd of the way towards our goal. If we don't make it, you unfortunately will not get your rewards. And we want you to have your rewards! So please spread the word. Tell your friends, tell your family. What better topic of conversation over the dinner table than about the amazing new game you are backing?
In the meantime, we have another exciting image for you. Here's a rough version of one of our Gossip cards. It's missing the key art, but the format is finished and should give you an idea of the feel of the game. This card would be played on an opponent's Guy to keep them from gaining any popularity points from him.
Enjoy it, spread the word about CLIQUE and we'll be back with more soon!
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NECKING - All of the above which includes one (1) copy of CLIQUE, that amazing game you've been hearing about. PLUS, the Trendsetter Bonus Set featuring a collection of unique playable cards that are not included in the basic game. They are only for those discerning, generous and physically attractive people: the patrons here on Kickstarter. And smart too. Did I forget to mention smart? US & Canada shipping included, please add $10 for international.Estimated delivery:
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DOUBLE DATE - Look at everything above and double it. That's right, two sets of the promo cards, two T-shirts, two Trendsetter Bonus sets and most importantly, two copies of CLIQUE the card game. You'll just have to decide which of your many, many friends and lovers you'll share with, because of how cool and intelligent you are. US & Canada shipping included, please add $10 for international.Estimated delivery:
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