State of the Art and a Reprise of "Beyond Crowdfunding"
over 2 years ago
– Sun, Dec 03, 2017 at 02:41:40 PM
This morning I posted the last of the Gentry card new art, which completes the update of the components shown at the beginning of this campaign (note: the Solitaire cards will be updated later this week). I again need to thank this community who redirected the course of this campaign by encouraging me to elevate the graphic design to the same high standard found in Obsession's thematic gameplay. This is not an exaggeration; I now count over 1000 comments, posts, and emails engaging me on what you now see on the Kickstarter campaign page.
Additionally, several folks encouraged me to make more Updates public, including the "Beyond Crowdfunding" post from late last week. I have reprised that post below for those who may have missed it.
We are close to Stretch Goal #2 with nine days to go! Please continue to spread the word. Thank you!
Dan Hallagan, Kayenta Games
Crowdfunding is defined as “the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet.” (Oxford Dictionary)
If so, this campaign has been more than a crowdfunding project. Obsession, I am happy to say, has successfully funded and been recognized by experienced gamers and a top-notch reviewer as being a truly unique, medium to heavy Euro. However, this same crowd also declared that the graphic design needed a facelift, and together we have brainstormed into existence a new look to go along with the unique theme and mechanics. This brainstorm has so far encompassed over 600 comments, ideas, and recommendations in two forums and via private mail.
This crowd has done more than just fund, it has helped shape the look of Obsession. I’ll call it crowdstorming (because crowdbrainstorming isn’t catchy, LOL). If backers have gone the extra step to give Kayenta Games their money and their passionate design ideas, I have to give back more than just a pledge. As an expression of appreciation for those who have crowdstormed this project, I am marking the first stretch goal as complete and resetting the remaining stretch goals to lower, reachable levels:
(Note: I’ve added detail to the newly unlocked stretch goal in the stretch goal section; the Suites Expansion is a game changer!)
Thank you, backers! Dan Hallagan, Kayenta Games