Just because a game labels itself “serene” doesn’t mean that it lacks a strong appeal. In fact, many MMO players looking for a change from the constant “we have to save the world from mega-dragons!” barrage are flocking to Book of Travels’ crowdfunding campaign, which has reached $119,000 from its original ask of $25,455.
Over 3,000 backers have contributed to the Kickstarter, which will be wrapping up toward the end of November. This means that the stretch goals for the Go’Bad minigame and Cotery Brew tea skill have been unlocked, and fans are within spitting distance (ew) of a basic railroad transport being added.
Plus, Might and Delight is challenging players to create and post their own island creations on social media. If at least 100 islands are shared, the studio promises to pick one to put into the game itself: “We are about one third of our way to our target of 100 islands, so if you know anyone who might like to have a go at designing an island that could actually end up in the game, use the buttons at the end of the email to get them started!”
An early beta date for Book of Travels is aiming for the start of 2020.