The crowdfunding campaign of Crossroads Inn on Kickstarter ended successfully yesterday. Players from all over the world have raised $38.641 dollars, to support the development of the game. Crossroads Inn will appear on PC and Xbox One in Q4 this year!
More than six months before the release, almost 1300 people from 48 different countries, decided to support this ambitious title, which is undoubtedly a success of developers. The creators tried to get 30,000 dollars, which would help the studio to implement additional functionalities in the game. However, thanks to the enthusiastic support of the community, the collected 38K will allow the studio not only to cover the expenses for which they applied but also to add to the game additional functionalities such as the ability to create mods and employ a world-class lector.
For me, it was really surprising that the comments and ideas of the community were so relevant and accurate. The quality of the conversation and the contribution of the people who took part in the campaign is incomparable to other forms of interaction on the Internet. The supporters really care about the best possible product, which is also reflected in their donations. The whole environment of accidental Internet screaming and criticism of trolls is gone here, and there is a joint discussion on the vision of the game, which gives huge synergy and results. We are already introducing some of the community’s ideas into the game – says Patryk Pietraszkiewicz, head studio Kraken Unleashed.
Each person who supported the game on Kickstarter will have the opportunity to exchange ideas with developers and have an influence on the development of the game. Relationships established with players during the campaign will be continued on a special Discord channel, which will be accessible to all those who decided to support the Kickstarter action.
Without a collection on Kickstarter it would also be very difficult to reach players from the USA, who are a very important target group for us and who supported us most willingly during the action. Crossroads Inn website on Kickstarter was seen by tens of thousands of people from 88 countries – quite an extraordinary result for a small studio, which creates its first game! – says Michał Łowigus, brand manager of the studio.