This article was originally distributed via PRWeb. PRWeb, WorldNow and this Site make no warranties or representations in connection therewith.
The TimeWatch roleplaying game met its funding goals within an astonishing 35 minutes of launching on Kickstarter, thanks to designer Kevin Kulp's savvy marketing.
Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 17, 2014
Game designer Kevin Kulp will personally give tours through time to everyone who pledges $25 or more to his upcoming game TimeWatch, as well as a free pet dinosaurif his Kickstarter fundraising campaign hits the billion dollar mark.
Thats just one of several tactics that led to the game reaching its funding goal in just 35 minutes. The campaigns rapid success (the total currently stands at more than $60,000 and climbing) is a testament to an idea that catches fire with project backers (a time-travel roleplaying game in which your future self can help you out, Bill-and-Ted style) and some savvy marketing:
Promising to build a working time machine is riskybut even riskier from a business standpoint is giving your product away for free while youre trying to raise money for it. But Kulp wouldnt have it any other way. "The 'Jurassic Edition' draft of TimeWatch is about 260 pages long, 80% finished, immediately available and fully playable. If you're going to help support the game, I want you to know you'll love what you're getting."
So if Kulp succeeds in building his time machine, can customers who missed out on the offer use the machine to go back in time and pledge to the campaign, thus creating a paradox? The designer thinks not.
If we invent a time machine thanks to this campaign, one of the first things well do is found an actual TimeWatch to keep the timeline from being damaged, Kulp says. Which means theyre already here among us, stopping that from happening.
About Kevin Kulp
Kevin W. Kulp is an ENnie award-nominated designer who has worked on a variety of video and tabletop roleplaying games. His game Owl Hoot Trail is available at PelgranePress.com, and his new game TimeWatch is currently crowdfunding via Kickstarter. Follow him on Twitter at @kevinkulp, or find his game design posts on G+ at google.com/+kevinkulp.
About Pelgrane Press
Pelgrane Press publishes award-winning tabletop roleplaying games, including Trail of Cthulhu and Nights Black Agents by Kenneth Hite, The Dying Earth and Ashen Stars by Robin D. Laws, and 13th Age by Rob Heinsoo and Jonathan Tweet. Pelgrane Press is also the home of the webzine Page XX, the Stone Skin Press fiction imprint, The Birds comic and music for RPGs by James Semple and fellow composers. Learn more at http://pelgranepress.com
For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/Kickstarter/TimeWatch/prweb11589071.htm
Information contained on this page is provided by an independent third-party content provider. WorldNow and this Station make no warranties or representations in connection therewith. If you have any questions or comments about this page please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.