You would think that starting and concluding your Kickstarter video by reminding people that your first project was late, thwart with problems and that your backers had to be very patient would be an unwise tactic. Right?
That’s what Succubus Publishing do and now, with 22 days still on the clock at the time of writing, they have broken the $2,000,000 mark for their legacy board game. You can see all the monies, pledges and teasers at the Kickstarter campaign page.
Of course, it’s not all luck. I found out about Middara: Unintentional Malum – The Complete Trilogy via Facebook campaign by a Kickstarter specialist marketing page like Justin and his FAQs. I don’t remember which. They’re all starting to blend together.
Middara is undoubtedly proof that a Facebook campaign combined with saucy Succubus art makes for a good click combination.
The lowest pledge is $115, and that’ll get you the game that’s already been through the development process; Middara: Unintentional Malum Act 1.
If you have Act 1 already then a pledge of $175 will get you an update to it and Acts 2 and 3 plus Trail of A Princess micro adventure and stretch goals.
If you want all three in a single pledge, then dig deep to find $275. Well over a thousand backers have done this already.
There’s no question that the art is top notch. It also seems like lots of Act 1’s initial backers have returned so despite the problems Succubus Publishing had with the first project they seem to have avoided angering the mob in a way that Cranio Creations did with a six-week delay.
There are thousands of comments on the Kickstarter already, and I’m impressed. There’s a team of collaborators who are responding within minutes.
Are you a happy Succubus Publishing customer and Middara: Unintentional Malum act 1 gamer? What has this game done that’ll make other publishers so jealous?