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When Kickstarters Cancel | Maven Games
A significant percentage of Kickstarters fail to reach their funding goal. Based on past campaigns, which tend to follow a fairly typical funding cycle, sites like Kicktraq are able to predict whether or not a campaign is likely to reach its funding goal. So creators can see after a couple of weeks of the campaign, how likely they are to fund by the end. If it looks like they’re not going to make it, many of them will cancel gracefully instead of fighting a losing battle. However, occasionally you get a project that cancels, even though it has reached its funding goal. Why would they do that? Let me introduce you to the murky world of Kickstarter funding… I was very interested in a Kickstarter project called Champions of Nexum recently. It’s a MOBA-style, tower-defence game. I love these games on the computer and I’ve really enjoyed the odd attempt companies have made at replicating this in a boardgame. It’s a difficult genre to capture in a boardgame, but companies have been building on successes like Guards of Atlantis and the genre seems to be growing steadily. Cloudspire, one of the most successful games of this type on Kickstarter, funded...