What's up guys?
It has been a few weeks since the end of Kickstarter, and I would be lying if I said it didn't hit me hard. I dug into work these last couple weeks, trying to forget and give myself time to come up with a plan.
No matter what I did, I couldn't figure out what I needed to fix or where I needed to go.
For those of you that have been crazy enough to show up each week and read the blogs, you'll remember me saying there was a company interested in buying the game.
It's funny how when things get a little rough, it becomes so easy to look at the quickest way out.
Someone offers some money when you are at a low point and your mind tries to tell you to take it, at least mine did.
So, I fought with myself over everything for the last couple weeks. Would it be selfish for me to say no and possibly just waste time and money? Would it be smarter to take a safe bet and move onto something else I enjoyed doing? All I could picture was Scorched Kingdoms sitting on a shelf in the back of a warehouse never to be seen again.
A lot of people are probably sitting there saying "it's just a game", and that’s what I used to think too. I guess we never really know what we are going to become passionate about until it hits us in the face.
What it all comes down to is that I started all of this for me because I just wanted to create something that was fun, but more importantly, it was something that I could tell a story through. If I sold away the game, I would be giving away a big part of my life, and so many future things I plan to work on.
I recently found a video that was sent to me back when I was working at the bank, which I wanted to share with you guys. Hope Rick doesn't mind!
He sent it to me when I was trying to figure out if I should leave my bank job to start Gravity Consulting and then shortly after also create the game. I didn't know him very well, and like many times before, I didn't expect to hear back. But the 5 minutes he took to send me that video helped me more than he could have imagined.
It was such a little thing, but it meant so much to me, and is one of the reasons I make it a priority to respond and talk to everyone that contacts me. I have seen how much it can matter to someone, and I hope to pass it forward one day. It reminded me why I started all of this in the first place, and was the perfect message to remember.
So, it's a slow process, but I have contacted a lot of other designers, reviewers, backers, and anyone else I could find, to get feedback, suggestions, and a little direction. I have more people helping in manufacturing, and I'm hoping to come back to Kickstarter with something even better. Look for the return of the Scorched Kingdoms later this summer!
As always, thanks for joining me, and I can't wait to meet you guys and hear your stories too.
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