Friday, May 25, 2018

Sharing some cool moments: The Steel Road KickStarter Campaign first day

Screen capture from this morning

I really enjoy the KickStarter campaign process, but I think what I most like (other than getting my projects funded so they get printed) is chatting with the people who support the campaigns.

Last night I launched the KickStarter campaign for The Steel Road (screen capture above) and I saw a sudden surge of support from backers from previous campaigns.  I have to tell you everyone, that was the best feeling!

There were a lot of fun moments in the live stream, jokes, laughs, and some technical difficulties but I think we all had a pretty good time.

Its still early in the campaign and we haven't yet funded, but there was something else that happened that I wanted to mention.  When the campaign launched I saw a lot of other creators sharing the links for me.  Folks whose kickstarter campaigns I had linked to this blog, or had been retweeted on the Sinopa Publishing page.  Comic book shops in New Jersey and Ohio who I had messages with over the last year, sharing sales and events links and generally just getting acquainted.  People whom I have a feeling of community with.

I have to tell you, it was really very touching to see people like Ryan Burke, James Vail, and the great folks at Gunslinger Comics (Hi Adam!) come out in such force.  It was incredibly cool and I literally bounced in my chair a bit (in full view of the live feed) when I saw these links going out. 

My thoughts

For all of us who create content and seek to fund our works on KickStarter and Indiegogo and other places, lets remember to keep helping each other out.  Share the links for campaigns you like, put in a plug for campaigns that need some help, and do the little things that can make a huge difference in these campaigns.  This is particularly important for the folks who are launching their first campaigns and maybe don't have many people who know about them yet.

I want to thank all the backers, all the people who shared my campaign links, and all of you who are have been reading my blogs.  Your support is everything that is important in my creative efforts.


Thank you for joining me on my adventure in game design, writing, and self-publishing.  I hope that this blog helps you to avoid mistakes I've made, and gives you some good information on getting your own projects developed.

The Steel Road is live on KickStarter as of this writing, with the early backer reward active until May 27th, 2018 at 7:00PM.  I hope you'll take advantage of the best deal I could put together! 

The link to the KickStarter is in the "featured crowdfunding" pane at the top of the page.

Thank you all!

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