MiniWarGaming Launches Dark Potential IndieGoGo Campaign

By Polar_Bear
In News
Apr 6th, 2012

MiniWarGaming needs your help over on IndieGoGo. Be a part of a new gaming world. Here’s some concept art to entice you.

From the announcement:

MiniWarGaming has recently launched their first IndieGoGo fundraising campaign to help fund their first line of miniatures in their Post Apocalyptic miniature wargame.

Their initial goal was to hit $10,000, but within 48 hours they have raised over $30,000.

Matthew Glanfield, one of the co-owners of MiniWarGaming commented “The support from the community has been absolutely amazing. Our goal now is to raise at least $40,000 so we can start the game off with a couple of fully playable factions. We are completely excited at the positive reaction from the general wargaming community.”

The IndieGoGo campaign is set to go for a full 30 days, and takes contributions from all over the world via PayPal and credit card.

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  • Sejanus

    and probably once he hits 40 he will say they need 60.


    • cybogoblin

      You make it sound like it’s a bad thing? Every Kickstarter I’ve seen that meets it’s target rolls out stretch goals like this. It’s a great way to encourage people to keep donating to the project, making it even more awesome in the process. Just take a look at the Blackwater Gulch Kickstarter, that’s gone from a couple of starter packs to four starters and a whole bunch of models.

      • Piston Honda

        I think he is confused on how exactly the kickstarter thing works.

        Mini wargming has not went from saying we need 10 grand to saying we need 40 grand.

        Original goal was to have 10 grand to produce 5 miniatures and some art.

        They went over 20 grand in 1 day and 40 grand in under a week. Because of the level of interest and donations they had “stretch goals” which has allowed them to make more minis and art and whatever else.

        The organization on matt has not been great but he is new into this and may have bitten more off than he can chew. With higher donations and interests comes bigger expectations.

        Some people have issues with kick starter calling it e-begging others don’t and see it no more as a pre-order.

        Hope all goes well for Matt and company, I have already donated in hopes I get some cool miniatures in return. For people who have donated like myself, It really comes down to buyers beware, we are not guaranteed anything or a level of quality but I am sure Matt will have high standards.

  • crann777

    I agree that the initial goal was suspiciously low, probably to guarantee that they would at least get some funding from the campaign. I also can’t help but feel that the campaign was poorly planned from the beginning, due in large part to the low amount of finished work shown at launch (they are still taking requests for artists and sculptors), and because they are still coming up with perk levels. If the same campaign didn’t have MiniWargaming’s name behind it, I highly doubt that they would have been this successful. Just look at DeepWars.

    But hey, they’re into overfunding at this point, and I wish them the best of luck with the game.