This is Sparta! (300 backers)
...or should be that many by the time I finish writing this - thankfully these updates do take me a while to write ;) Our newly acquired Spartan stature also marks the campaign reaching the 10% funding milestone.
Press, press, press
Yesterday was a good press day as we finally enjoyed some mainstream coverage from the likes of Eurogamer and The Escapist. If you haven't seen the articles yet, check them out and take a few seconds to write some nice comments about the game if you like.
We're still waiting on our good friends over at Kotaku and Gamespot to show us some love. So if you want to prod them towards that direction by tweeting them about the Kung Fu Superstar Kickstarter or by sending them a tip (email@example.com) we would really appreciate the help!
Stats, stats, stats
Unfortunately, as you can see from the Kicktraq screenshot below, our numbers are still pretty low.
What is worse is that we have now moved into the 20 day countdown stage of the campaign, so exposure is still the number one issue we need to address.
As always we are constantly trying to analyse these numbers, compare them to other Kickstarters and trying to figure out what's going wrong. Something interesting that we noticed yesterday was our low Backer to Liker ratio compared to some other Kickstarters (Likers in this case being how many people have hit the Like button directly under the project video). Some examples:
Hero U: 2,652 Likers - 3,820 Backers ( 1.5 Backer to Liker ratio)
Sir, You Are Being Hunted: 1,723 Likers - 3,093 Backers ( 1.8 Backer to Liker ratio)
Elite: 19,132 Likers - 10,214 Backers ( 0.5 Backer to Liker ratio)
Distance: 4,289 Likers - 3,400 Backers ( 0.8 Backer to Liker ratio)
Interestellar Marines Prologue: 2,171 Likers - 3,193 Backers ( 1.5 Backer to Liker ratio)
All well and good...even some impressive >1 ratios in there... Now... are you ready for the Kung Fu Superstar stats?
Kung Fu Superstar: 4,417 Likers - 297 Backers ( ***0.067*** Backer to Liker ratio )
So while the number of people who seem to like the project is comparable to that of other successful and highly publicized Kickstarters out there, the number of people who then take the extra step and actually back the project is devastatingly low. Needless to say we're all rather confused by these figures :)
If any of you 4,417 (or rather 4,117) guys and gals out there are reading this and you're still on the fence about taking the step from Liker to Backer, but are thinking "I'll probably do it later"...we'd like to urge you to do it now as later might be too late.
Another really cool thing that happened press wise was this super lengthy interview I gave to Ian the lovely chap that runs ShogunGamer.com
Till next time!