The End is Nigh!
The past three weeks have been rather crazy here. We’ve been compiling updates, rounding up video footage, creating artwork all the while working on the game. It’s just as crazy as last time, if maybe a little more structured.
We’ve talked to press, we’ve talked to backers, we’ve tried to get the word out as much as we could.
Sadly, it is clear that the project won’t be financed here. We could go into elaborate detail about why we think it didn’t work out, but frankly, there is no point. For now, what we want to do is take the best from this campaign and move on, which is why we decided to end the campaign on a high note, tonight, together with our community.
As was said in our videos and live-shows, one of the best things about the Kickstarter is the way it connects us with the community and this is the number one thing we are taking away from the campaign. We have a bunch of people who have joined our dialogue with the community, a bunch of people who trusted us and we want to keep you all in the loop and in the know about BFG and its projects.
Today we will have the gaming-session with a live-broadcast from the studio. We decided that this would be a perfect timing for ending the campaign, together with you.
If someone had planned to wait until the final day on Friday to pledge 450k we appreciate your intention to do so, but if there is a time to do so, it is today. ;)
The Immediate Future
We will keep the Backer-only forum section open and we will start posting things there regarding Ravensdale and its future. As we said, the game will likely not see the light of day if we do not meet our Kickstarter goal, these will mostly be updates regarding what we plan to do with Ravensdale now as we look into alternate ways to keep the project going. As a reminder, if you still want access to the Development forums, be sure to send a mail requesting access with your Kickstarter username to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our most immediate goal is to find an alternate way to fund Ravensdale. This includes possible publishing deals even if we take the risk to lose the IP. We believe in Ravensdale and we got lots of positive feedback from you and the press. It might not have been the right project and time for Kickstarter, but the campaign raised attention.
A Special Message from Adrian
We love you and we would like to thank you for joining us and staying with us even in stormy weather . All you Backers that stayed with us until the end will get a code for Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams ‘Rise of the Owlverlord’ as a special thank you!
You are awesome.
Also here and now I want to say thank you to the BFG Kickstarter team with a special and very big thanks to Emily who was in charge of the campaign and did an amazing job. Though we weren’t successful, this was such a great campaign with cool updates, press-releases, live-shows, celebrities, interviews, videos, gaming-sessions and more. Seeing the pledges staying low made this job even harder but the whole team fought until the end. You are a great team and it was an honor fighting with you through this Kickstarter.
Finally I would like to thank the whole BFG team that worked hard on preparing all the material just for the Kickstarter. The crazy banners, the gameplay-video, the dev-diaries and so much more. There is so much passion and hard work you put into this, you rock!
First, let us point you to the guys of Precursor Games currently running a campaign here on Kickstarter for Shadow of the Eternals, who are struggling as well, but deserve to be funded. Head on over and check them out! That game deserves to be made!
To wrap this up, we would like to say thank you again to those who trusted us, with Giana as well as with Ravensdale. You’ll hear from us again, in the forums, on our social feeds and more. There will be one end update later tonight, just before we will end the campaign.
It’s been an amazing journey so far, due in no small amounts to our backers and community.
We will be sure to stay in touch!
All the best,
THE BFG TEAM