Last call for the new kickstarter! 3 days left.
We're closing in on our third stretch goal, and a fourth and fifth are lined up if people want to make a last-minute push.
I just did a final video update with cool graphics and the galaxy map, plus an awesome music track, if you want to see it.
Interesting Math (A Day Out Of Date)
This data is current as of last night, and I've directly contacted a variety of folks on this kickstarter via direct message already if they haven't shown up on the new kickstarter yet, but nonetheless there are still about 800 of you who have not come over to the new kickstarter, and it takes a looong time to send that many messages.
Here's the math from last night:
- 1,581 people pledged at least a few cents more on Kickstarter 2 (KS2) than on Kickstarter 1 (KS1), or ONLY pledged on KS2, totaling a gain of $26,491.77 from those people that was not present during KS1. Wow!
- 703 people pledged to KS2 within $2 (up or down) of the amount they did on KS1. Out of this group, there was a collective gain of $574. Their total value to KS2 is $17,241. (There is some overlap between this group and the group mentioned above, but not a whole lot).
- 68 people pledged substantially (at least $35) less for KS2 than they did on KS1, totaling a loss of $8,644.00. Yow, those are some power players right there.
- 35 people had pledged at least $70 on KS1, but have not pledged on KS2 at all, leading to a loss of $5,462.09.
- A further 691 people pledged between $1 and $65 on KS1, but have not pledged on KS2, leading to a loss of $16,000.01 from those folks.
Interesting! And I mean that sincerely: the dynamics of crowds is fascinating to both Keith and I, and we like spreadsheets, too. Gee, who would have guessed... ;)
Lets' break it down slightly differently:
- Overall there are 1,216 new people on KS2 who were not a part of KS1. These people represent $15,192. At the time this was calculated there were roughly 2,200 backers in total on KS2, so it's interesting that well over half of our backers for KS2 had nothing to do with KS1.
- That said, those new backers only represent 17% of the income for the second campaign. I'm guessing that these folks found KS2 through kickstarter itself, versus through press or Arcen directly, so they tend to pledge at the lower tiers.
- Roughly 30% of the backers from KS1 did not come back for KS2, and collectively they represented $21,462.10. That's a pretty huge loss compared to KS1, but more and more of you come over to KS2 with each update I do on KS1. So here I am again. ;)
It will be very interesting to see what happens during these final 3 days of KS2. There's a bump for many kickstarters right at the end, but if we can re-engage that 30% of the original KS1 backer base we'd see the largest jump upwards since the first two days of KS2 (where a ton of folks from KS1 immediately jumped on KS2 and funded it in 22 hours).
If you folks start coming over in droves like that, we'd need to start coming up with some new stretch goals as we blow through the last two currently standing (Nemesis and Cross-Planet Weapons). We do have a third all ready to go once Nemesis is hit... :)
There's no pressure to come over to the new campaign if you lost interest or are no longer in a financial position where you want to back it. I'd definitely rather you rediscover the game a year from now than spend more than you're comfortable doing and have buyer's remorse about it.
Either way I just want to make sure that folks are actually aware that the second campaign exists, and is ending. Every update I do on KS1 seems to surprise some folks that KS2 exists, and I've run into a couple of people who thought they had pledged on KS2 but turns out they hadn't.
It's all good, either way! We've funded, and that's the main thing. We'll still be having "preorders" (ugh that word) on BackerKit after KS2 finishes, so if you change your mind a month from now and want to get into the alpha, you can do so. I probably shouldn't tell you that since that reduces the urgency to "buy now!!! oar the world collapses!! and you nevar get the thing you want!! and life will become sad...!!!"
But, that's not the sort of person I want to be. You guys are choosing to act as patrons for us (or not), and that's your decision, and there's a limit to how pushy I want to be. I am messaging folks directly just to make sure that people are aware -- some folks have muted update emails from all kickstarter campaigns and thus literally miss all of these.
Either way I recognize that you're having to evaluate your own situation and compare it to how much you want what we're offering and how much you trust that we can and will deliver the vision you have in your head for it. It's humbling that so many of you have put your trust in us in either KS1 or KS2 or both, and it really means a lot to all of us here. We won't let you down!