Funding Success and Stretch Goal Reorganization
You did it! Thanks to your support, Aeon’s End is coming to Steam. And thanks to the Mobile Mages and add-ons, tablet players will only have to wait about 2 weeks to play Aeon’s End on the go (the final count on that is still pending results from backer surveys). THANK YOU!
So what comes next?
Early next week, our plan is to send out backer surveys to gather your information. We will be running all our post-campaign administration through BackerKit, a great service that streamlines the gathering of backer info as well as delivery of rewards. Watch for an update to see when surveys are available, and you'll get an email too.
When the dust settled, you reached both the $32k and $34k Promo-Pack stretch goals which means 2 bonus nemesis cards and 2 brand new player cards will be added to the game. At the final funding amount of around $37.5k, we were about halfway to the first crossover mage, but alas, it wasn’t enough to make it all the way there. However, the story isn’t over!
On our previous campaigns, we have opened up the BackerKit store to allow pre-orders for folks who missed the Kickstarter, and we plan to do the same here. In the past, we have counted any add-on and pre-order sales towards unmet stretch goals. However, BackerKit has a brand new feature that allows us to offer add-on and pre-order sales of an item that will ONLY be charged if we reach a certain threshold. Since there was lots of interest in the expansions, we think this might be a good way to start pre-funding one or more of the expansions that were at higher goals.
As a result, we are releasing a new stretch goal list for the pre-order period that will only include the new mages. In addition to this list, we will be offering add-ons and pre-orders of The Nameless. As the funding for these 2 things will now be separate, their totals differ slightly from what they were when they were all in one list.
The first expansion for Aeon’s End adds 2 nemeses and 1 breach mage to the game, as well as new gems, relics, spells, and nemesis cards.
BackerKit’s stretch goal feature works just like a mini-Kickstarter campaign: If you add it onto your pledge, or pre-order it, you will only be charged if enough other people pledge to make it happen. However, while the Aeon’s End Kickstarter was only 30 days, the pre-order period will last until the game launches into Early Access next year. We’ll have more details when surveys go out, sometime next week.
What about the other expansions? Since this is an experiment, and a new feature of BackerKit, we’re going to start with just the first expansion and we’ll see how things progress. If there appears to be enough interest, we can look into adding The Depths, War Eternal, The Outer Dark, and The Void later.
Thanks for all your support so far, we can’t wait to get Aeon’s End into your hands so you can start saving Gravehold from the Nameless!