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The "Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule!" Springboard campaign on KickstarterIt’s been a while since our last update on the blog. I have been very very busy, as you have probably been aware, because last week our first game project went live on the crowd-funding website Kickstarter. And man, the reception has been overwhelming!

It took us less than a week to reach our initial funding goal of $5,000, which is the amount we need to move forward with bringing this game into full production, onto store shelves, and into the homes and hearts of gamers young and old. A few days later, our supporters pushed us past our next goal of $8,000. As a result of reaching that stretch goal, everyone who orders a copy of the game on Kickstarter will receive fun little stickers featuring Goblin and Fairy characters from the game!

Concept render of the GDFR! stickersThe success of our campaign thus far is in no small thanks to the boost we have gotten from Game Salute’s Springboard team. They have been instrumental in setting up and conducting this fund-raising campaign, and the quality of the presentation is due to their talent and dedication. I would like to express a special thanks to Chris and Cherilyn Kirkman, and to Dan Yarrington, for their monumental efforts on behalf of GDFR!

The next stretch goal that we are trying to reach is $15,000 in funding. We are really excited about this one, because those extra funds will go back into the game. If we hit the $15k mark, then the packaging for GDFR! will be upgraded from a cardboard game box to a really cool collector’s tin box! So from this point on, the more people who back this game on Kickstarter, the better it will get for EVERYBODY.

Concept render of the GDFR! box

By pledging support for our project, you can get your own copy of Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! and many great bonus rewards, depending on your pledge level. Some of these rewards include:
A GDFR! double-sided jigsaw puzzle, with goblin art on one side, and fairy art on the other
The Art of Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! hardcover book, featuring large, full-color illustrations from the game
A PDF version of the Art Book, and exclusive desktop wallpapers
Original pencil sketches of goblin and fairy characters from the game, drawn and signed by artist Mike Maihack
Your name printed in the credits of the art book, the game rule book, or even on the game box (including an official title in the goblin or fairy court!)
Your own goblin or fairy nickname, given to you with a personal thank you from the creator, David Sanhueza

Concept render of "The Art of Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule!" hardcover bookIf you do not already have a Kickstarter account, you will be asked to create one when you pledge. You will then be taken to an Amazon Payments screen to finish the transaction (Kickstarter uses Amazon.com for their credit card processing, to make sure everything is secure.) If you have already ordered stuff on Amazon.com, then you should already be set up. The pledging process is quick and easy, taking less than 5 minutes. In case you have difficulties or questions, you can refer to the Backers FAQ on Kickstarter.

The Kickstarter project for Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! will run until June 17th. So when you get a moment, check out the project link – and if you like it, tell your friends about it! We are an independent, grassroots-level game development studio, so no pledge amount or word-of-mouth recommendation is too big or too little. Every little bit counts! Thank you so much.

– David

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