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Les MajorBy Les Major
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Les MajorBy Les Major
First created
CA$ 655
pledged of CA$ 37,000pledged of CA$ 37,000 goal
19
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, April 22 2017 5:46 PM UTC +00:00

The Future Of Soulless Wonder

Posted by Les Major (Creator)
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With 23 hours left we only have 99% to go! Come on people we can do this!

Okay... yeah we probably can't. But on the bright side we're not giving up on the concept of Soulless Wonder. We have learned a lot during this campaign about what our fans want and appreciate all of your feedback!

The downside with our campaign was we somehow couldn't gain any traction. Remember, this is a project on Kickstarter for something as wide and diverse as Visual Novel video games. Oddly enough, the views we received were absolutely terrible. So it isn't that Soulless Wonder has a lack of interest. It has a lack of visibility.

We're going back to the drawing board with this one. Content for the prologue is basically all produced as well so we're hoping to provide that down the road as a playable demo for our game. In the meantime I'll be working on my animation production. Soulless Wonder isn't going anywhere, but we will be taking our time to revamp it and bring it back.

If you could still share the Greenlight link around, that would be great! We don't know how much longer Steam will keep the Greenlight program going, so it would be a huge asset to us to get the game approved.

That Greenlight link is: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=874540710

Thanks again for all of your support! If by some miracle a thousand people do rush in over today, we'll be more than happy to get going on producing this game. Realistically though it looks like Darkain Arts will have to put this project back into planning and look at how we can get further visibility so a campaign like this never happens again.

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      PyrrhaIphis on

      Your premise is really interesting, so I'm glad you're going to try again. Definitely implement the choice of a female protagonist next time--it'll absolutely add more backers. Having a demo will also be crucial; I've seen people talking about other projects say the reason they wouldn't back was there was no demo.

      There's a lot of good advice (some of it not applicable here) on the comments of another visual novel that didn't reach funding this time around: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/808297044/love-mythos-sanctuary-island-visual-novel-and-puzz/comments

      It's been a weird few months for visual novels on Kickstarter. A lot of projects have failed to meet funding, or just barely made it, and another one's raked in like $65,000. There was a glut on, but now it's faded to almost none: I think this is one of only four currently active. So before you launch a second time, see how many others are currently going, and if any of them look like strong competition.

      But the important thing is to try again, because you've got a great idea here, and I'd love to see it fully realized. :)

    2. Leishycat
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      I'm sorry it didn't get funded :(