Book of Travels’ Kickstarter pushes past 3,000 backers and $119,000 raised

    
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Book of Travels’ Kickstarter pushes past 3,000 backers and $119,000 raised

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.

Source: Kickstarter

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Covynant001
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Covynant001

Beta early 2020, final release end of 2025.

I know how this stuff goes, not my first rodeo. 😁

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Solaris

Backed Day 1.

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Michael18

Wonderful art style and, going by the video, they seem to be a bunch of really nice people.

The idea of limited communication means they want to implement (no text chat, just symbols) is very intriguing, though I wonder whether true in-game communities can form, based on such a system. This could hinder the game in the long run. That’s also why I’d be careful with attaching the MMORPG label.

Also I wonder how this relates to Glitch. Could this fill the gap left by Glitch, maybe?

In any case, backing this was a no-brainer for me.

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Mewmew

Anybody who is on the fence about Kickstarters, this one is definitely getting made and will fulfill their promises (because they are reasonable and not all these out there things). This is a company used to making quirky titles on a small budget. They didn’t promise anything they couldn’t do or reach. It’s an existing game company with real experience, not a startup group trying to get money to make their first game.

So if you like the looks of this one, I would go ahead and join in on the funding. You will help extra features get in the game, a game that is absolutely coming through and being made. At the very least, you can end up getting the game cheaper than the final price if you do the $20 tier.

I mean there is always that .00001% chance something will happen. Like if the world ends or the entire game office vanishes into a giant surprise sinkhole. But otherwise, the chances of this game not being made are about non-existent.

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PanagiotisLial1

My only reservation is their choice of limiting communication – but that is a big one when we talk for a mmo

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Sasha Alex

Really want to play this. Hope for all the best, cause it looks extremely interesting.

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Mewmew

It’s absolutely being made as long as some major world disaster doesn’t happen or something :D The question is just how many extra features we will end up getting. So I hope people keep backing it and getting more features in the game (though it’s possible we may get some of them in the game still anyway even if not reached, it’s nice to see them reached and know for sure we’re getting them).

Honestly, if I had the money, I’d back all the funders with a promise that I’d pay them back if the game didn’t get made, because I’m that sure that it will be. I’m absolutely sure about this one. I know the company and am used to their stuff, they didn’t promise anything they couldn’t do. They already make games, it’s not someone who is hoping to get something made where you’re not really sure.

People are so paranoid about crowd funding stuff these days a lot of people who would fund will hold back, and that’s a shame. When a game like this comes around that is definitely being made and fulfilling their promises, they could actually use the help to get more features and things in the final product.