Happy New Year, everyone!
First, thank you so much for your support during this campaign! Unfortunately, the campaign was unsuccessful. But that doesn't mean that the project won't happen!
After much deliberation, we've decided to relaunch. I think our biggest problem this time was simply launching before we were ready. So this time, we're going to wait until everything is in place (especially the demo) before launching.
We would also love to hear your feedback on the campaign; was anything confusing or unclear? Is there anything you would have liked to see on the page that wasn't there?
One of our biggest friction points during this campaign was the amount of money we were trying to raise. Perhaps we didn't do a good job explaining why we need that much, but this project is a massive undertaking and $50,000 is really a shoestring budget for something like this. However, we may try to figure out a way to make a smaller budget work anyway (possibly by releasing a Mini Edition first, and using sales from that to make up the difference).
We'll be changing the demo a bit so you can see more clearly what the final product will look like. We'll add some Expert Edition entries as well. In the meantime, if you're interested, you can check out the Chinese demo here. It's pretty cool.
There are a few ways you can keep up to date with what's going on with us:
- Of course, any major announcements (such as the relaunch) will be posted as an update on this Kickstarter page, and you'll get a notification via email any time I post an update
- You can like our Facebook page (our page for students of Chinese is here) or follow us on Twitter
- You can sign up for our mailing list
You can also get in touch (email@example.com) any time if you have questions!
-The Outlier Team