Dear Backers –
Thank you for believing in and supporting MANIACAL! After years of design, development, and testing, it’s a stressful experience to put a game up on Kickstarter and hope it does well. And we’ve had an… interesting campaign. What started as INFAMOUS is now MANIACAL, and maybe we’re better off for it. Regardless, thank you for sticking with the project through this unexpected twist, and making the end of our campaign a strong one. I’m really pleased with where we ended up, and I can’t wait until you get the game in your hands.
I also wanted to thank a number of people at Eagle-Gryphon for helping make MANIACAL a reality. Thanks to Alex Soued for believing in the game from the start and committing to making it a deluxe product. Special thanks to Charlie Bink, who’s a fantastic developer; he helped hone the edges and make this game shine. Thanks to Rick Soued for his wisdom, expertise, and dedication to making the best quality games on the market. And, finally, thanks to Randal Lloyd for working a billion hours – with nary a day or weekend off – to bring it all home.
Huge thanks to Rob Guillory, for all the fantastic artwork he brought to MANIACAL. I’ve been a fan of Rob for several years, and it was an amazing experience to be able to collaborate with him on this project. His professionalism, enthusiasm and artistic ability were absolutely mind-blowing. I still can’t believe we’re delivering a game to you that has this much unique art by such a well-renowned comic illustrator. Similarly, I can’t thank Kody Chamberlain enough for the fantastic graphic design work he did on MANIACAL; from the logo to the gameboard to the cards to our super-sleek rulebook. It’s all gorgeous and (nearly) ready to print.
The coming months will be busy, as I’m sure the folks at EGG will tell you. We’ll keep in touch and make sure you’re always up to date with where the game stands. But for now, let’s celebrate – and relax! I sure need to.
Now that the KS campaign is complete, you may be asking, what's next? For starters, since we broke the 500 backer threshold and narrowly unlocked the final Stretch Goal of adding 8 new contracts to MANIACAL, we want to grant faithful backers an additional bonus for the game - custom shaped meeples for each Supervillain! The designs of each are still being finalized but we will show them to you soon as well possibly allow you to vote between some possible choices if we just can't decide between two similar designs.
The Pledge Manager will launch in 2-3 weeks after the funds have been released by kickstarter. We will send out an update the day before the Pledge Manager launch alerting you and then an update once it launches as well. In the pledge manager, you will be able to purchase any available add-ons as well as pay for shipping.
Again, we would like to express our thanks for making MANIACAL a reality. We really would not be able to materialize these types of projects without your support.
Until our next update,