Wow. The holidays may not have been the best time to run a Kickstarter. *grins*
I hope everyone has been enjoying the spirit of the campaign. The narrative is fun to write, and your enthusiasm has been inspiring, to say the least. Much to my horror and my wife’s unending delight (she’s the voice and personality behind Missy Westing, as it happens), The Crazies are currently poised to come out of the campaign well ahead of the competition. If you want to keep it that way, I definitely recommend getting some of your friends on board. If you don’t want to keep it that way… well, I think you know what to do.
With only 12 days left at only 16% of our goal, the prospects for a successful campaign are looking a little bleak. That being said, I’ve never been one to give up. I have it on good authority that we have a quality product here, and I’d love to see it make the jump from concept to reality. Though I can certainly find a way to produce the game for a more select audience – and I will explore that option should it become the only viable course – the measure of a game’s success is in the numbers. I want more people to enjoy it and get involved in the community we’re building around the brand.
Zero Signal is more than just this initial offering. It’s a world of games and interactive entertainment just waiting for an outlet. Other game concepts are percolating amidst a flurry of notes and design concepts, unfinished story hooks and plot developments, and an ongoing conversation in our inner circle that keeps batting ideas around to separate the zombie wheat from the chaff, if you will. Behind the scenes, we’re working on a narrative podcasting project, discussing roles and options, and even laying out rules for our next game.
Of course, while we have ideas aplenty, money is the major hurdle to production. There’s still time to get the backing we need for Supply Run, and we could use your help to make it happen. Do what you can to boost the signal. Get your friends excited about your chosen faction. And you can always pick up extra decks, T-shirts, or ID cards with one of our current Add-Ons. Comment here or reach out to me directly if you have any questions.
Meanwhile, I hope your holidays are going well, and as we say in the trenches…
… Try not to get eaten.