LINK ROUND UP #2: HEARTLAND HAULING HIT THE GOAL!!!
Last night,my game The Great Heartland Hauling Co. reached the goal of $10,000.00 in pledges! Thanks so much for all of your support. You guys are seriously helping make my dream of being a published games designer come true!
Even thought the game has reached its initial goal there is still lots of ground to cover. As of today, there are still 27 days left in the project. This means that for the next month people can still make pledges to preorder their game on Kickstarter. Each pledge made from this point will just keep pushing us beyond the initial goal. The more we push past this goal, the more buzz we’ll have surrounding the game which is a great thing for me as a designer and for Dice Hate Me Games as a publisher. But its not just good for us, its going to be good for you, too!
At certain thresholds as we push past out $10,000.00 goal there will be new bonus rewards available to you fine folks as a thank you for helping us to get the word out about Heartland Hauling. The first “stretch goal” threshold is at $15,000.00 where everyone who pledged enough to get a copy of the game will also get a copy of the Truck Stop “Inspansion”. What’s an “Inspansion” you ask? Well, it’s a game expansion that comes in every box of the game to add more challenges and variety to the game! We’ll be rolling out more details about the Trucks Stops soon but just know that its going to be sweet! There are also some more surprises in store for all of our backers as long as we keep trucking down the road!
Also, if you are still on the fence about backing the game or just want some more info, here are some of the latest links to content regarding The Great Heartland Hauling Co.:
Interview on Funding The Dream on Kickstarter Podcast with Richard Bliss. Richard is in his fourth season of covering the board games space and Kickstarter in short 20 minutes bursts of interviews with designers, publishers, and other industry folks. In my interview we talked about the process of moving from being an average joe to becoming a published game designer. Richard is a great guy so I highly recommend you check out his show!
Game Designer Interview with Bellwether Games. Bellwether Games is a small publisher that features various game designer interview on their blog. Make sure to take a look at what are up to which includes their award winning card game Drop Site.
A Geek-Craft Review of The Great Heartland Hauling Co. Ken Grazier played a copy of the Heartland Hauling prototype at the World BoardGaming Championship in Lancaster, PA and shares a glowing review on his blog!
A Cartrunk Entertainment Preview. John Moller shares his initial impression from World BoardGaming Championships as well.
Don’t forget the Kickstarter page! Keep your eyes on this page for more info regarding stretch goals and continued progress!
And, last but not least, here’s a link to my first link round up.
Thanks again for getting The Great Heartland Hauling Co. on the road!