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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Dec 6 2012
$2,354
pledged of $325,000pledged of $325,000 goal
42
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Dec 6 2012

KS Cancellation and Thank You

Our project of 1879 iPad App, RPG, miniature game and figures has been live for over a week now. Based on the number of project backers, pledges and trends it looks like meeting our goal will be very challenging. Considering all of the factors, we have decided to suspend our project as described.

First of all I would like to thank all of you who backed our project. Your commitment is what Kickstarter is all about.

We had hoped that the combination of miniatures, RPG and software would appeal to a large number of backers. Unfortunately, this has not been the case. So while work on the core miniatures game and rpg will continue, albeit at a slower pace, work on the iPad application will be halted.

Look for a revamped Kickstarter project early in the New Year. This streamlined project, focused on the new 1879 game system and miniatures, will hopefully be more successful.

To all those who backed this project, once again thank you.

Thank you,

Ross Babcock

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    1. FASA Corporation 6-time creator on

      @Natalya: Thank you for jumping on board from the outset. @Ralph: Thank you for your comments and feedback. We learned a lot from this exercise (the hard way), so we will be more circumspect moving forwards. Hopefully we will have an opportunity to revisit the application again in the future, but that may be some time away. And yes, given the expense-heavy nature of app development, we will need to be sure that we get out to a broader audience. Onwards and upwards.

    2. Ralph Mazza
      Superbacker
      on

      FYI: The iPad app was the only reason I backed this project. I have no real interest in yet another minis game, unless its rules I can play with minis I already own.

      But an iPad app...that would allow me the full spectrum of miniatures enjoyment without the hassle of painting and storing actual figures.

      Don't take the wrong lesson away from this failed campaign. I think the lack of widespread promotion did more to doom the project than anything. If you come to kickstarter asking for $2,000 you can often get funded with just an interesting concept and word of mouth. But if you come asking for over $300,000 you better have a game plan that includes a full court press of marketing.

      I'm all over the gaming on-line world, and have backed dozens of Kickstarters. The only way I heard about this project...was when I stumbled into it browsing Kickstarter pages.

      My advice: Don't change your game strategy...change your marketing strategy. Go back, figure out a real plan for how to get the word out and generate traffic, and then try again. I've seen several projects succeed the second time around with better planning.

    3. Natalya Alyssa Faden on

      Hey Ross, thanks for the update. I think I was one of the first to jump onto this one and was very excited by the setting, miniatures, and artwork. I will definitively jump onto your next one as well!