Farewell to Kickstarter...Ambrov X Continues!
To all of our Backers --
It has been a long week and even longer weekend. The Loreful Team has spent the time since our last update brainstorming and debating on our campaign. We have collectively come to the conclusion that our best course of action is to cancel the campaign and regroup. Our daily quota to reach our goal is simply out of our reach.
But that's ok.
What happens now?
We continue! We never planned on our Kickstarter being successful. Kickstarter is an unknown and was never part of our funding strategy. We thought we would take a shot. We took our shot and it didn't pan out for us.
The upside is that we learned A LOT! We connected with some amazing people and we found 1,001 backers who believe in us. We also received some incredible feedback about our game that has made us rethink some crucial elements. We are taking this feedback internally and focusing our efforts on Ambrov X.
One thing that is important to remember: We are in PRE-ALPHA. We are at the very beginning stages of this game and we have a long way to go. We decided against releasing the pre-alpha because we took a unique stance in doing so. We wanted to add a bit more polish than usual. But in doing so, many have confused our polished Pre-Alpha with a poor Demo. While we are immensely satisfied with the Pre-Alpha build, we felt that releasing it would actually do more harm than good.
So now, we continue our campaign into the private investment arena. We've had much more success there. We've also received some interest from publishers. So the options open to Ambrov X are many and we are going to continue on!
Will Jennifer Hepler join the team?
We certainly hope so. We are committed to working with Jennifer and we'll find the funds to bring her on.
To the 1,001
To those of you that stuck with us. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! You gave us such great feedback, stayed loyal to the cause and we want to reward you. So we are promising all 1,001 of you Beta Keys to our Beta (when the time comes). We have your contact info and we won't forget you.
What can I do and how can I help?
While we have decided against continuing crowd-funding elsewhere (at least for the time being), we will have many opportunities for you to support Ambrov X in the near future. Stay Tuned.
We believe so strongly in what we are doing. We believe in Sime~Gen as a great, undiscovered property in gaming. And we are committed to it one hundred percent. Our project is ambitious. No doubt. But we believe in a world with more than a handful of Story-Driven, Science Fiction RPGs and we will not rest until we have made this amazing game come to fruition.
Thank you again,
The Loreful Team