Cancellation with a look to the future.
Hello, fans and friends of the Multiverse.
We have learned a lot from Kickstarter over the years. During the Kickstarter for the Shattered Timelines expansion for Sentinels of the Multiverse, we said we would not run any more Kickstarters for Sentinels of the Multiverse products - that game is well established enough to support its own expansions. Since then, we have decided to go a step further and not run Kickstarter campaigns for expansions for any existing products. If a product is strong enough to warrant an expansion, it shouldn't need a Kickstarter campaign to make that expansion happen.
When we run Kickstarter campaigns, the purpose is two-fold: procure funding for a product we are interested in making and gauge interest in said product. As a result - even though we are cancelling the Kickstarter for Sentinel Conflict and the Cosmic Contest comic book - we consider this Kickstarter campaign to have successfully done its job. It let us know whether we should make these products or not.
We had hoped there would be interest in a Sentinel Comics version of Story War, as we had played and enjoyed Story War. However, the response here, on our website and others, and on social media has been clear: Story War is not a direction people are interested in seeing the Multiverse go. Good to know! We are glad to have learned that now and not after printing several thousand copies of the game.
We were more surprised by a general lack of interest in the comic book. "When are you going to start making actual comic books?" is a question we get with great regularity, and so we were excited to answer "NOW!" with this campaign. And when we were asked for a digital version, we figured out what we needed to do to make PDFs of the comic available as pledge levels. However, here we are, most of the way through the campaign, with barely over a hundred backers of the comic book levels. This Kickstarter has also informed us that, though people may be interested in reading comic books from Sentinel Comics, few are interested in purchasing them. And that is good to know. We are still interested in making comic books, and Adam and I will continue to work on them, but they will remain side projects at most, as we have to continue to make actually salable products to continue to survive as a company.
The other feedback that we have gotten from this campaign is just how much people want us to continue making content for the Sentinels of the Multiverse card game and for the Sentinel Tactics tabletop game. That is great! Those of you interested in Sentinels of the Multiverse should check out our recently released Challenges and Achievements! Also, you will be excited to learn that the Wrath of the Cosmos expansion has begun shipping, so if you preordered it, you'll get it soon! And if not, it'll be available for sale soon! Sentinel Tactics fans can look forward to more official Sentinel Tactics Tournaments! And gaming events are happening all over the place this month as part of Multiverse Month! Get your local gaming store involved!
Additionally, keep an eye on our website, as we will have even more exciting news about the world of Sentinel Comics in the next few weeks. The cancellation of this Kickstarter is a somber event, but what we have learned from it is invaluable, and we look forward to giving you more of the game content you want!
Thank you for being a part of our Multiverse. We couldn't do this without you. Keep on saving the Multiverse
Game Design Director
Greater Than Games, LLC