Less than two weeks after launching Kingdom Death: Monster 1.5’s already epic Kickstarter, board game developer Adam Poots has already scored well over $7 million for his latest project. The campaign quickly gained funding momentum and secured its initial $100,000 in a matter of minutes and raised over $5 million in less than a week.
Poots returned to the crowdfunding platform just four years after securing $2 million for the original Kingdom Death. The game is described as a massive cooperative board game about survival in a nightmare-horror world. Survivors (i.e. players) fight for their lives against an onslaught of creatures. They will use the objects acquired from various battles to build a fragile civilization in a place where humans are at the bottom of a monstrous ecology. Poots revealed that he originally brought the concept for Monster to Kickstarter to make his gaming dream into a reality. While discussing the original game’s success, he stated:
“The runaway train of success helped pack the game with more original art, in-depth gameplay, and fantastically sculpted minis than even I dreamed of. A game this size could not feasibly be made without the community of supportive backers we found on Kickstarter. It’s too expensive to produce and too vivid for distribution. Through the experience of kickstarting Monster, I found a group of people that shares my vision for a blisteringly difficult game with a continually emerging story. I am truly humbled to share it with the world.”
The base game is set to be delivered in 2017 while its expansion packs are staggered to be delivered by 2020. Kingdom Death: Monster 1.5 is currently ranked the third most funded game on Kickstarter. The campaign is set to close on January 7th.
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