Hey everyone, I'm really excited to share the Kickstarter campaign
The game was inspired by other titles like Fallen London and Killing Time at Lightspeed, and as part of the Kickstarter I have some awesome stretch goals that involve guest writers like David Gaider (lead writer and world designer for the Dragon Age series) and Alexis Kennedy (from Failbetter, who created Fallen London & Sunless Sea) who have agreed to come on board and add to the game's writing.
As of the moment it's got two weeks left and it's almost 75% funded so I'm super excited. Check it out, download the demo, have a play and let me know what you think — I'm particularly pleased that I was able to do so much of it in Twine, but also produce something that doesn't immediately "look" like Twine. I hope it helps demonstrate the extensibility and capabilities of the engine whether you're an amateur or not.
The background you mean? Yeah the benefit of doing it as Kickstarter is that I get the chance at a wide variety of systems and opinions. I'm eyeballing how people receive various things and will tweak based on feedback.
indeed the background, and the ui, but truly that could be a matter of personal taste. I look forward to what you create, 70% there already so whatever your doing don't stop now.
How have you managed advertising for this and getting attention for the project?
Thanks for the compliment! As far as advertising goes I'm just trying to generate buzz to get the campaign funded — obviously, having big names like David Gaider & Alexis Kennedy involved in the project help out massively, but word of mouth is super useful.
Especially since a lot of games press won't cover Kickstarter campaigns anymore, community attention is really important.
To that end, if it's a game you think you'd enjoy then please spread the word.
I feel really good about the kickstarter! According to their statistics something like 95% of projects that reach sixty percent funding are successful, and I've done three previously successful kickstarters for other things and that bears out in my experience. At the moment it's only $1200 away from the goal so I think the $5k will be raised for sure. I'm hoping a ton of the guest writer stretch goals also happen though.