Shadows of Kilforth, Day 23 - GoK Landing, Board Game Breakfast Live, MMU, BGG Awards!
Let's take a quick gander at those stats:
£112,096 pledged 1120% funded 1,965 backers 8 days to go!!
That's nearly two thousand backers - that's absolutely crackers! Fantastic work everybody, we are giddy as kippers with how this campaign is progressing and it's all thanks to you gorgeous folks. :D Not long left to go now as the finish line looms ahead of us in the distance like the shadow of some ancient leering behemoth...
We were delighted to discover that Shadows of Kilforth was featured on The Dice Tower Network's Board Game Breakfast Live this week (at 21 mins, 53 secs):
And now, please join me whilst I take a step to the left for a side mission in this missive to talk a leetle bit about some of the other stuff we have going on at Hall or Nothing Productions right now...
Gloom of Kilforth Landing!
Yep, Gloom of Kilforth is finally landing with backers, and in case you were wondering why the link to buy it has disappeared from the Shadows of Kilforth Kickstarter campaign page we have now officially sold out of Gloom of Kilforth already! This obviously happened MUCH faster than we'd anticipated - even faster than the first print run in fact - as we were hoping to have copies with us to sell at UK Games Expo in a couple of months' time. Obviously if there is enough demand we are happy (nay, delighted!) to embark on a third print run for the game, so we will try to make pre-orders of Gloom of Kilforth + its expansions available in the pledge manager after this campaign. Hopefully this will mean we can do a smaller print run for Gloom of Kilforth at the same time as Shadows of Kilforth.
In the meantime copies of Gloom of Kilforth and its expansions are still flying out the door to our existing stalwart supporters as I type...
Hall or Nothing in the Community
Just wanted to highlight a story that Francesca and I are really proud of this week.
These genius students at Manchester Metropolitan University have taken on our sophomore game 1066, Tears to Many Mothers as their course project to turn it from a card game into a video game app. It was their showcase at the university yesterday and they knocked it out of the park.
Hall or Nothing Productions is super impressed, and so happy to have played a role in seeing such dedicated and talented young stars deliver this fantastic game in digital form! It's some way from a commercial release at this point but of course we'll keep you posted of any future developments...
BGG Awards 2018
And on the subject of 1066, the super hype BGG awards for 2018 are out hungrily hunting for nomination votes and as usual we're going to get eaten alive by the gigantical competition without your help! I can't overstate how much these types of nominations mean to us as an indie developer - it's a huge signal boost for us if we place, and that in turn allows us to keep on doing the thing that we love so much.
So a mahoossive thank you to everyone who already voted, and if you haven't already, please take a couple of clicks to show some love for your favourite card game, about war, and history, and Hastings, that was made by us, and is called 1066, Tears to Many Mothers...
Simply click the link below and vote for 1066 under the "Wargame" and "2-player" game categories - a vote of 1 is totally amazing (whereas a vote of 10 is just absolutely awful):
1066, Tears to Many Mothers has not quite sold out yet, but we're getting close. For those of you who have asked the link here is still working should you wish to order it:
Back to business as usual for the next update - ciao for now!