is "only" asking 50K for Legends of Eisenwald
Their game is close to beta-test and they only received 18K within 10 Days ?! And only because Stoic
mentioned it in their last update to The Banner Saga
( LoE had only 8K pledges before that ).
I hope after Shadowrun
ends at nearly 2M, there will be more backers for LoE.
And Grim Dawn
And Starlight Inception
Anyway, has anyone ever played Discord Times
? It's included with 2 copies of Legends of Eisenwald
at the 25$ tier and all I found about it is "Hard-core".
It's all about marketing. People don't normally care to suss out good projects. They usually depend on word of mouth, without committing any effort into researching its background. I admit even I get easily excited about a project that markets itself really well. Marketing is really the key to successful funding; everything else, including a prototype, is a subset of it.
For that matter, check out Dark Meridian
. It's also quite well-developed, but have you heard a whisper about it other than on this thread? I bet if the team made the effort to really market the project, rather than just create a KS page and hope people visit it, they'd easily hit $50K.
It sucks for LoE that they haven't gotten much up till now, but really, the same can be said for a lot of other good projects. If you don't get the public hyped up about your product right from the get go to build momentum, or there is misinformation, then you risk failing. It's a very ostentatious market.