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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Oct 29 2018
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CA$ 65,300
pledged of CA$ 65,000pledged of CA$ 65,000 goal
475
backers
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Oct 29 2018

Cancelled Campaign

Posted by Kate Tessier (Collaborator)
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Dearest backers and followers,  

We can’t express how grateful we are to have had the chance to have your support through this amazing adventure. You have believed in this project since the beginning and we wouldn’t have made it this far without each and every one of you.   

Wardens is not a generic Cthulhu game but an immersive and strategic adventure. The image that you receive from this project now is not representative of our vision of Wardens. Even though the campaign is successfully funded, we truly believe that this project has more potential and can offer you so much more than what you see right now.  

We have decided to cancel the campaign in order to reorganise and relaunch the kickstarter so we can have a second chance to show you what it truly can be. If it was just a question of money, we would let it be. We made this decision thinking about you, we think that our backers deserve the best that we can offer.  

We have been carefully listening to your comments and looking into taking the following actions to improve the Kickstarter campaign for our backers:
- Completely finished solo/coop mode gameplay
- Additional gameplay and preview videos.
- Completed and polished artwork and miniatures.
- Updated campaign page to better show off the unique aspects of our game such as our strategic and immersive gameplay.
- Improving the timing of our launch.  

As a first time publisher, we want this project to be as amazing as we know that it can be. We will continue to improve our game and come back stronger with a re-launch. We thank you again for giving us the opportunity to show you, in the near future, why we are so proud of Wardens.  

Kate and Sam

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    1. The Board to Death Team on

      Take your time... make it GREAT. We will do our best to continue supporting your company and will re-post and share to our fans when you launch again. Just let us know and we will put the word out again on social media and on our site.

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      Alan Smith
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      I was willing to 'gamble' on the information we already had, but I understand your reasoning and I'll look forward to supporting the relaunch when it happens. The game has great potential, so do keep going! :-)

    3. Daniele Giardino on

      It's your choice, so I believe you and I agree with you.

      Daniele

    4. Ebonweaver
      Superbacker
      on

      Well, it's a bummer, but all things considered it's not a bad choice. The funding was walking the line, and while you don't have the horrid past of Tombed, that did the same thing in relaunch and then fell down and failed in the final 3 days because people were underwhelmed. Compare to 2 other campaigns that were around 125% when they canceled, one at the last minute, one within the first few days, because they had lied about their needed funding level and couldn't actually produce unless they hit more like 200%. They done a bad thing.
      You seem to be right were you need to be, but see where you could do better, and not feeling you did your best. No problems, just not living up to the potential we all see, so why not try to do better and really hit that 200% it deserves. Really promote that Steampunk theme. Really highlight those unique mechanics. Pull in the fans of all the genres and styles this hits, and I do believe we can have more like 1,000 backers by the end.
      Take your time and really polish it. Post the in work campaign once you're 98% ready to launch both here and on BGG a week before actual launch to drive hype and get feedback before live. Get it all over the social medias. Launch strong, hit funding in 24 hours, and sky's the limit. We'll be waiting :)

    5. Ian Allen
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      on

      I know this is a tough call, but I think you made the right decision. Come back with more of the finished art and minis instead of the prototypes - AND launch without so many other games competing against you if you can - and you will be able to raise more money which will allow you to reach more stretch goals which will then make it a better game for everyone.

      I will be backing you when you re-launch. I think its a great idea and great project.
      There is nothing wrong with re-starting and doing it the way that you think is best.
      I have seen several campaigns that really needed to stop and re-group and relaunch but went ahead anyway.

      Keep up the good work and let us know in the mailing list when its time for the re-launch!

    6. Sean Epperson
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      on

      That's a hard thing to do (I know from personal experience) but sometimes it's the right thing to do.

      I respect the decision and dedication to the backers, in your vision to bring the best game possible to us.

      I'll be back for sure!

    7. Lee Schmitz - Geek City USA
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      on

      That must have been a hard decision, and while I'm bummed, I know that when this relaunches, it'll be even more exciting and will make finally playing this game all the more exciting. Best of luck!

    8. Bryn Smith on

      I know this game will be incredible! I believe in you and in the future success of your relaunch.

    9. Benjamin Kubczak
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      on

      This is not the first KS campaign I have backed that has had to make a tough decision like this. Thank you for all of the hard work and good communication throughout! I too will be looking forward to the relaunch!

    10. Joe Kontor
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      on

      Sorry to see this end but I'll be back when you guys come back!

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      Damon Casale on

      I wish you all the best, when you relaunch! Wardens deserves AT LEAST 200% funding. Go, Wardens!

    12. Nathan Croy on

      I guess I get it? But...no one expects a game to be perfect. Send out an errata, additional rules, make a living rule book, but this seems a little extra. You'll always be able to do more, bigger, better, but sometimes good enough is great.