The Quiet Before the Storm – Preparing for a Kickstarter Campgain
This weekend was supposed to be the big weekend. I was going to submit our campaign to the Kickstarter staff for review before launch. Instead we decided to take a little bit longer and change how we are going to have the game produced.
Originally we were going to have Monster Hunter Academy manufactured in China. The prices are cheap and the quality, from what we can tell, looks pretty good. There are a lot of benefits to going this route, but for someone that wants to really have control over the process it leaves a lot to be desired.
Instead we have teamed with a local printer to handle the printing, warehousing, and distribution. The reason this is slowing the launch is because they are crafting a prototype for us which should be ready by the end of next week. From there we will get final estimates which could have a significant impact on our Kickstarter pricing. If it makes the game $10 or $15 more to produce it will be worth it. Here’s why:
It will be made locally in the US (everything except for the dice)
We can easily go on press-checks to show you how this whole process works
My business Invisible Rocket has been printing with this company for years and their quality is amazing
The final turn-around time once the Kickstarter Campaign will be at least a month, maybe two months, faster
I feel really great about this decision and look forward to sharing some sneak peeks of the prototype later next week. Until then the radio silence just means we are busy hunting more monsters!