MERCS Miniatures in Indianapolis, Indiana has a lot to celebrate as the campaign for their new board game ends. The campaign for “MYTH” is set to finish at over $900,000 of funding, completely destroying their original goal of $40,000.
UPDATE: The final tally was $924,876 from 5,353 backers
A video of the gameplay is below:
The game’s creators continued to entice contributions through a seemingly endless barrage of stretch goals. A stretch goal was offered at $25K increments up to half a million dollars, when it presumably became too cumbersome to keep up with the campaign’s success. Pledgers had to pledge at least $100 to be eligible for the stretch goal. Thousands did just that.
This campaign highlights the importance gaming plays to the rewards-based crowdfunding world. Video games and board games like Myth drive an enormous amount of Kickstarter pledges, even as some of the tech products (Pebble, Ouya, etc.) tend to dominate national headlines.
For the sake of reference, there are currently $7.6 million live dollars of funding in the games space on Kickstarter. The next closest category, film & video, boasts $3.4 million. That goes to show how important campaigns like this one are to the success of sites like Kickstarter.
Congratulations to the team at MERCS Miniatures on their successful campaign.
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