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€52,751
pledged of €222,000pledged of €222,000 goal
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backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Oct 30 2017

Release in 2019

Posted by Bernd Keller (Collaborator)
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Hey folks,

long time without any news, but now we have something to write about.

We just launched this press release via our regular channels and I want to share the news with you as well.

tl,dr: We will release in 2019.

Long story below:

Dietzenbach, October 16th 2018: Carnival of Monsters, the youngest of Richard Garfield’s games, is scheduled to be published in fall 2019 as part of AMIGOs regular program.

Thus, the game publisher says goodbye to his 2017 launched Kickstarter campaign, through which the card illustrations should be funded by well-known artists of the trading card game Magic: The Gathering.  

„We were convinced that a renewed association of Magic: The Gathering-designer Richard Garfield and illustrators from the early days of the trading card game would be exactly what the game needed and fans were waiting for,“ says Bernd Keller, editor of the game at AMIGO. „However, results of the campaign and fan feedback showed us that this was not the case …“  

Due to this fact, AMIGO terminated the campaign prematurely in order to define a new approach. „Carnival of Monsters remains a project very close to our hearts. It deserves to get realized with extraordinary illustrations and we want to see it published even without Kickstarter support,“ says Alexander Jost, member of the AMIGO Management Board.  

So, even if the project will not get realized identically to how it was originally planned, its illustrations are still going to be of the finest. The different „regions“, for example, will get illustrated by different artists. To this end, AMIGO is already planning ahead with new illustrators. These new artists may not be connected to the Magic: The Gathering universe, but their reputation as excellent game illustrators stands internationally. 

Take care and see you in Essen,

Bernd

...Edited for typos...

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    1. Jeff Lewis
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      I was backing this purely due to the involvement of the old artists.

    2. Aerouge
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      A real shame ... I really wanted the game to be made with the artists envisioned in this campaign. I fear that no matter how good the new guys are going to be in my head it will always be an inferior product compared to what could have been.

      Still trying to stay openminded ... maybe they surprise me.

    3. Brett W. on

      Am I to assume that we will get more information on this as it unfolds?