I just hit the launch button for our first game, 1750: Britain vs. France. Here is the link to the Kickstarter page:
1750 is a 2-player card game where one player controls British forces and the other controls French forces in a battle over colonies around the world in the 1700’s. 1750 is a card game but you have units and roll dice like in a wargame. One unique thing about the game is that it features historically accurate paintings and maps from that era in all of the artwork. I have always been passionate about gaming and history, and for a long time now I have wanted to try to create my own game using artwork from this period.
If you’re not familiar with Kickstarter, it’s a “crowdfunding” site where project creators raise funds from their backers and give them something in exchange for their pledge. It is very common for game project creators to give their backers a copy of the game in exchange for their pledge, which is the main thing I’m trying to do. If you are interested in learning more about Kickstarter, this page explains the basics of how it works:
A couple of points of emphasis:
#1- You use an Amazon account to process payment to a Kickstarter campaign.
#2- You will not be charged anything until this project is complete, and only if it has also successfully met the funding goal. If the funding goal isn’t met you are charged nothing.
I am humbly asking for your support in helping me make this dream a reality. There are a couple of different things I would ask for your help with:
1) Please pledge toward the Kickstarter campaign. Even a pledge of $1 gets me closer to meeting the funding goal. Every pledge will also help increase the popularity of my campaign on Kickstarter’s website, driving more viewers to my page via searches on Kickstarter itself. So every pledge definitely counts. Obviously I also hope you will consider backing me at higher levels where I will ship you the game upon project completion, either for yourself or as a gift to someone else. Thus far gameplay feedback has been very positive.
2) Even if this type of game or subject isn’t of great interest to you, if it’s of interest to a family member, coworker, friend, etc., please let them know about the campaign. I am especially trying to attract gamers, history buffs, and educators to this product. Many history fans and educators seem to especially enjoy the artwork in the game.
I am hugely appreciative of anything you are willing to do to help me make this dream a reality. Thank you so much for your support!