Thank you all backers, and congratulations! We all did it!
When this campaign was first launched, I knew that I had never run a kickstarter campaign before, but I also knew that the designer and I had an awesome game concept to present to other gamers...a game premise that had never quite been done before. The designer and I both firmly believed that other real gamers would also see its great potential.
Well, not knowing any better, I hadn't primed this campaign by spending months making announcements or spamming facebook or whatever other kickstarter creators normally do, and I simply relied on a heavy advertising campaign across a half-dozen websites for the whole month of March...believing that this very cool game would sell itself! Looking back, I probably should have gotten the word out well ahead of launching this kickstarter campaign, but I am glad that my instincts were right that you all would see how awesome this game could be, and that would be enough to carry us through.
But, less than a few days into the campaign, I suddenly received an e-mail from somebody who urgently implored me to immediately cancel the whole campaign and let him have it instead. He wrote to me that we had no chance to succeed, but that he would at least guarantee me that he'd have the game made, and that the designer and I would get a few complimentary copies apiece. And yet, he seemed to have no particular passion for the game itself as far as I could tell; it was apparent to me that it would simply be one of several projects that he could make a quick buck from and then move on without a care for how it all came out. Ah, but instincts again told me that he must nevertheless see the potential in this game! Ergo, if HE recognizes this game's potential, then so would other veteran gamers, I was sure.
And so you did.
So, this is my long-winded and overdue way of thanking and congratulating every one of you for making this game into a reality. You saw the potential, and so I also want to remind and assure everybody that all of my effort and energy will now be devoted to making this game as incredible as you anticipate it will be. You are going to receive the best kickstarter product in terms of aesthetics, quality, and playability, and you have my guarantee that every effort will be devoted to making this a very fine game.
Thank you all again, and stay tuned for more updates in time as we move ahead with the manufacturing process, and eventually final assembly, and ultimately shipment!
Over the course of next week, I'll be contacting everybody to confirm their order and get their shipping information.
Thanks again and God bless,