I usually don't like those KS campaigns that underline "funded in 2 minutes!" or "funded before starting!" or something like that, it reminds me when sellers cry in the market to attract customers.
Said so, this time I draw the hypocrisy card from the deck and I allow myself to boast about how quickly this campaign achieved its main funding goal: 32 minutes.
I think this one of the few things were men boast about being fast, but indeed this is such a big result for us! To put the current numbers of this campaign in another perspective, the Elves of Inneath, at the moment, have raised more funds in 24 hours than the whole Second Government campaign in 4 weeks.
To raise 35k€, with our (still, at this moment) most successful campaign, the Kazhul Izril one, we required 3 weeks.
This situation opens unexpected scenarios, both good and bad (let's say "challenging", exceeding the expectations is rarely a bad thing).
Obviously, the best thing about raising so many funds, so quickly, is about how the project will look from now on: many new contents added and unlocked, the range at its (almost) full potentials and a generally positive and enthusiastic vibe in the air.
This helps a lot me, the creator, to maintain balanced mental health, and I think that it reflects positively on the campaign itself: it's easy to be optimistic when things are good! XD
The first 24 hours of the campaign have been so intense and frantic that I feel like we are at the end of our journey...except that we have just begun!
Yesterday I was barely able to keep the pace with all the updates: as soon as I managed to write a new update, whole new contents were unlocked!
My favourite ones? Of course, the Little Adventurer:
You all know that one of my designer's goals is to create a range of little characters, and this range is perfect to start whit!
We managed also to upgrade the already amazing Forest Troll kit, by adding a new alternative head that changes dramatically its vibe:
Look how a single part can turn a peaceful, dare to say fairy, character, in a mean and menacing creature! This guy can easily take part to Attack on Titan!
I was saying: the new challenges.
Indeed, overfunding is great, but it opens new challenges that, I confess, I didn't expect to face. We prepared in advance a solid range of stretch goals and contents to keep up the morale and backers' attention during the campaign....but we have already unlocked everything!
Ok, not properly everything: Valerio is sculpting the enormous cherry of this glorious cake, and we will soon start to work on new characters that will be designed to make this range even bigger and more complete, but I confess that I fear that people, now that they are getting into this "so many contents!" mood, would be disappointed if we won't grow as fast also during the next days!
But maybe, this is just another plot hatched by BoycotTeo, the evil twin of mine that feeds on my anxieties!
In fact, I couldn't be happier with this community that we managed to gather: I've rarely seen such a supportive fellowship of backers and I'm really proud about how our projects are surrounded by positive and constructive people. I can't underline this fact enough, no matter if you believe me or not: money is important, so important indeed, but this enthusiasm and positive approach of yours has the same, crucial, effect on me and my projects.
For that, I can't thank you enough.
So, what now? Despite these 24 hours seemed to me 24 days, there are so many things to do yet: I must focus on keeping high the attention of the backers' involved in this project and give them a solid reason (better more than one!) to stay with us 'till the end. There are still many contents to unlock and, above all to reveal!
I would be extremely thankful if you help me to spread the voice about this campaign, because the more people we gather, the better product we can deliver!
As you may guess, KS campaigns at these levels are not meant for earning money to spend for us, but they are a crucial opportunity to turn an idea in the best product possible. Despite the numbers of this campaign are impressive, especially considering that we have just started, they all will be invested on the production of this range: this way, you can bet that all the funds we manage to collect will be useful to give you back an even better product.
With your help, we can really brighten up this project!