Just one week after world-famous board game creator Adam Poots launched his Kickstarter campaign for Kingdom Death: Monster 1.5, the new game has successfully secured more than $6.5 million from over 13,275 backers. Poots raised $2,049,721 for the original game Kingdom Death: Monster from 5,410 backers back in 2012, and this Kickstarter has an upgrade available for legacy backers to catch up to the latest version at a reduced cost. One of the most interesting things about this campaign is the fact that over 1400 backers selected the various $1666 perks to claim bonus promotional items, which catapulted this campaign into the millions of dollars raised within the first week.
How Does Kingdom Death: Monster 1.5 Work?
Kingdom Death: Monster 1.5 is described as a massive cooperative survival board game set in a nightmare-horror world. Players are survivors who fight for their lives against a 30+ hour onslaught of nightmarish creatures. Needless to say, this game requires hundreds of turns to complete, and must be played out over many sessions to fully complete the epic adventure. Players acquire items and armor from various battles to survive and defeat evil minions and bosses. In the later stages of the game, players can build a fragile civilization in a place where humans can survive amongst the monstrous ecology.
To play KDM, you will need one core game (offered in the LANTERN pledge level). This is a standalone item that should keep you and your friends busy for many days to come. The core game includes a 30 lantern year ongoing campaign, with each lantern year usually lasting between 1-3 hours of gameplay.
Poots stated on the campaign’s page:
“The runaway train of success helped pack the game with more original art, in-depth gameplay, and fantastically sculpted minis than even I dreamed of.”
“A game this size could not feasibly be made without the community of supportive backers we found on Kickstarter. It’s too expensive to produce and too vivid for distribution.”
“Through the experience of kickstarting Monster, I found a group of people that shares my vision for a blisteringly difficult game with a continually emerging story. I am truly humbled to share it with the world.”
What Makes The KDM Kickstarter Significant?
Adam Poots’ game Kingdom Death: Monster 1.5 is now ranked as the third most funded game ever on the Kickstarter platform. In case you were wondering, Exploding Kittens currently holds the first spot of most funded game of all time with $8,782,571 and Ouya video game console is second with $8,596,474. Also, the most-funded game on IndieGoGo reached just under $2 Million.
If you are already a backer, you will be happy to hear that the standard Kingdom Death: Monster game and 1.5 update pack “are shipping 2017” according to the Kickstarter campaign’s FAQ section. Poots’ latest board game is expected to be delivered no later than 2020. With over 13,300 backers and over 34,000 comments there is an insane amount of anticipation and excitement around this campaign. With another 35 days to go, who knows – we may be witnessing a new crowdfunding record by the time the campaign closes on January 7, 2017.
Written By: Jordan @Crowdfunding Headlines