Are we there yet?
Work has continued on getting our Ultimate Scheme ready for print. 80% of our final art is in hand, our page design for the rulebook is complete, and we're on track to have the files ready to go to the printer by mid-March.
We've been through this kickstarter process twice before, both times successfully. Our most recent effort hit the funding goal quickly, and worked its way into stretch goals throughout the campaign. The first one, though, didn't fund until only days remained. We know from experience (and from readily-available research) how kickstarter campaigns can slow during the middle stretch, and then pick up at the end.
We are also projecting the realistic outcomes of this Ultimate Scheme kickstarter. We believe in our game, and we want to give you, our backers, the satisfaction and enjoyment of playing a great game that you helped make possible. But we recognize that we need a significant boost in the next week or so to gain momentum and put us into striking distance at the end of the campaign.
We believe building awareness is our biggest challenge, to get Ultimate Scheme noticed above the crowd of games recently launched on kickstarter. To that end, we've launched advertising on key communities, and we'll continue to push our social networks. And please send us any feedback you might have on what you think we might do differently to get even more backers on board.
Thanks again for your initial support - stick with us, and together we'll make it happen!