So we have decided to stop our Kickstarter campaign for the time being. We launched our game on Kickstarter early in development because we wanted to involve you, the community, in the design of Deozoa. With over $13,000 raised and 300+ loyal backers, we think Kickstarter has been an incredible success in building a community. You have made some amazing suggestions that we feel will really make Deozoa a lot more fun to play! But those changes also drastically affect some of the design choices and funding estimates. With a new battle animation style, it now looks like we could complete Deozoa at a fraction of the initial estimate. Rather than immediately relaunch with this update, we have decided to step back and implement a lot of changes that have been suggested. Our goal is to get a functional prototype for you to play before we attempt to kickstart this project again. Your input into this project has been immensely valuable, and we ask you to join the game development on the forums.
We have some amazing artists working with us to develop new Deozoa, rich environments, etc. The plan is to continue to pay for the necessary artwork out of our personal savings, but the development will continue at a slower pace than if we had full Kickstarter support. If you would like to help us pay for more animations and creatures, please consider throwing us a couple bucks via Paypal on our home page. Also, we want to offer rewards for any donations through PayPal, so you can see some options there. You don't have to choose a reward, but it certainly is available.
We are really excited to have you guys on the Deozoa team and hope that you are excited to be part of it!
Thank you for your encouragement and support!
- Lauren Ellis