So the kickstarter that would have funded continued development of the game 1879 for which Geek & Dad was writing the iPad/computer version has been canceled by FASA due to lack of interest (or inability to get the word out, hard to know):
KS Cancellation and Thank You
Our project of 1879 iPad App, RPG, miniature game and figures has been live for over a week now. Based on the number of project backers, pledges and trends it looks like meeting our goal will be very challenging. Considering all of the factors, we have decided to suspend our project as described.
First of all I would like to thank all of you who backed our project. Your commitment is what Kickstarter is all about.
We had hoped that the combination of miniatures, RPG and software would appeal to a large number of backers. Unfortunately, this has not been the case. So while work on the core miniatures game and rpg will continue, albeit at a slower pace, work on the iPad application will be halted.
Look for a revamped Kickstarter project early in the New Year. This streamlined project, focused on the new 1879 game system and miniatures, will hopefully be more successful.
To all those who backed this project, once again thank you.
That means we’ll be stepping back and figuring out what to do next. Geek has 11th grade in high school to finish, a part in a local seasonal performance, track team and working towards his 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do in spring, and running lights and/or sound for the local children’s theater’s winter production, so I think he’ll avoid getting bored (!).
Of course Geek is dreaming up game ideas a-mile-a-minute and some of them sound pretty cool! So we might just have to spend winter break building a prototype of one (or more!) of those… Sounds like fun! 😀
In any case, thanks to those of you who helped spread the word about the kickstarter project and who have offered your friendship, encouragement, and advice as we learned Unity3d and built the prototype. We had a great summer and learned a ton.