Loka: Neue Stretch Goals und Eis
Mantic Games haben die Stretch Goals bei Loka massiv umgestellt und dafür gesorgt, dass die Eisfraktion ab sofort freigeschaltet ist.
Hi, Ronnie here from Mantic.
So far this kickstarter has been a fascinating (and at times surprising) journey. We have been working behind the scenes as Alessio has set about the huge task of getting his vision delivered. Now we are looking at how we can finish this kickstarter on a massive high – after such a great run, to fall short at this stage would be madness.
I think the first surprise was the time it took to reach our funding goal. Because it was not a traditional wargame we had no idea if our regular fans would be behind it – but boy were we wrong!
At the start we had estimated the tooling costs based of the first tool set, and rolled this forward for the next 3 – so we initially expected the funding of the 4 factions to be at $25,000, $50,000, $75,000 and $100,000. Once we got through the first goal we moved on, and started properly costing the next 3 sets. We found we get some benefits of scale, and realised the $75,000 would cover us for all 4 sets. The lower stretch goals for factions 3 and 4 reflected that.
Yesterday I spent some time reading all the comments from Loka fans, and talking with both the Mantic team and Alessio. We can all see that this will be a brilliant product. I think that after such a fantastic run the only disappointment would be for us to fall just short of tooling for the fourth faction. I think this is unlikely – but it would be a shame, and while upgrading the dice from D8’s is fun – I just don’t think it is a powerful as having all 4 factions made.
My first priority is giving the best possible product for the backers we have, and removing any doubt about tooling all 4 factions seems the best course of action. If that means Mantic has to dip into its pocket to fund the shortfall we will do it, to support such a fantastic project.
So, after talking with backers through the comments, we are going to do the following:
Our goal for $65,000 becomes tooling the Ice faction – and each ice Faction will get an additional Ice King.
At $70,000 we upgrade all the dice from D8 to polyhedral ones and Alessio adds faction powers to each of the 4 races – used with a card deck – which we will include for KS backers at Bishop and above.
At $75,000 we will upgrade the pitch. In fact we will actually give you two pitches. On one side you will get a normal chess board (well, relatively normal!!), and on the other side we will put the full four-player Loka game board – and again the double sided pitch will be included for all Kickstarter backers.
After that, well who knows! I have heard Alessio talking about campaign rules, using the spare kings on a map, and powerful hippo-mounted models capable of rampaging attacks…and with so much time left who knows where it will go!
Finally thank you for your generous support. You are truly helping Alessio bring an innovative and creative spin to a classic game. This simply would not happen without your backing. Now, let’s spend the next 10 days spreading the love, and seeing just how far this crazy ride will take us…
Best wishes, thanks for pledging,
Aufgrund eines größeren Pledges hat der Kickstarter die 66.000 inzwischen übersprungen und nähert sich bereits der 70.000 Marke.
Quelle: Loka Kickstarter