campaign reality « Tidepool News

With less than five days left and only 25% of the goal raised, it’s very likely we won’t get funded. There’s typically a bump at the very end, but unless something crazy happens like getting featured on Boing Boing, our campaign will fall short.

This means Tidepool won’t get finished this summer. If I work weekends all year, I may be able to finish by the holidays, though more likely it’ll take another year.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to our 64 backers. Raising $4500 is impressive, though Kickstarter is all-or-nothing. Your credit cards will not be charged. We’ve decided to honor the gifts anyway, as they cost us nothing.

If you’d like to get further Tidepool announcements, be sure to signup if you haven’t already. We send news every month or so, along with release announcements.

Ah well, what can I say? We tried our best. With 4000 page views and 1600 video plays (20% of them finished), we had ample exposure to raise the needed money.

My guess is that Tidepool wasn’t a good fit for Kickstarter’s “video game” category, especially as a free game aimed at kids. Our video at the top could have been better. Live and learn.

My best to you and yours. May we meet someday in game.

Take care,

Special thanks to our most recent backers:

  • Dave Crossland
  • Chabane Maidi
  • Jim Hauser
  • Norman Girardot
  • Philomena
  • Bob De Schutter
  • Jamison Selby
  • Karen North
  • Tracey McCabe
  • Ryuichi Nawamura
  • Joshua Minchew
  • Michael Maiden
  • Naming is Hard LLC
  • Avigail Snir
  • Adriane Kuzminski
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