I know some of you may wonder at the week of silence...things are moving along - and I have some exciting news...
We've been in talks and, regardless of if we hit our goal on Kickstarter, we've managed to secure complete (conditional) funding for Xephyer and the World of Trexlin!
So - what does this mean?
We have secured funding for both games - however, in the discussions, we decided that we wanted to give Kickstarter until the end of August to see if we could raise the funding here. The reasons are two-fold. First, if we can manage to raise the funds here, we can get copies of the games to our backers at far less than what we are going to have to charge at retail. Second, we would be able to get Xephyer on the streets quicker. (Thus the conditional nature of the funding).
However, if we can't get the funding on Kickstarter by the end of the project period, we'll move forward with this new funding and hope to have Xephyer available for purchase by early November, and the World of Trexlin Sourcebook by February 2011. Additionally, we will have the Large, Full-Color maps of Trexlin available in early September.
We hope we will be able to meet the goal here on Kickstarter - as it is a great community. However, as is now readily apparent to us, if you don't make it on the "Recommended by Staff' section of the site - the exposure of the project is negligible. In fact, I've had emails from more than one person who was looking for the project (and had never used Kickstarter before) but was unable to find it. They didn't realize that when game section was selected , it defaults to the Staff picks. That's just the way it works. So - for those lucky projects that get promoted by the Kickstarter staff, they have a much greater visibility, and thus, seem to perform much better.
But - the goods news is - regardless, we'll have both Xephyer and World of Trexlin on the streets very soon!
Thanks again for all of the support!