Thursday, January 18, 2018
Dwar7s Winter top grossing tabletop game on Kickstarter during the holidays
Halifax, Canada – On January 15, 1689 backers pledged $118,563 USD to help produce Dwar7s Winter, the second board game in the Dwar7s series, making it the top grossing tabletop game on Kickstarter during the holiday season (TabletopAnalytics.com). It also continually ranked in the top ten of Kicktraq's Hot List, which includes all Kickstarter projects, during the same period.
“This is amazing!” said Luis Brueh, the designer and illustrator of Dwar7s Winter. “We had so much fun with this campaign. We received great character ideas from backers. I loved sketching them out and bringing them to life.”
In the first game, Dwar7s Fall, players prepare for the harsh Winter while building and defending their kingdoms against ogres. In Dwar7s Winter, players work to survive against the elements and battle chillingly scary monsters.
Dwar7s Winter is a hand-building, worker placement, resource management game with tower defence elements for 1 to 4 players. It can be played in 45 to 60 minutes and recommended for ages 13+. Although, Dwar7s Winter is the sequel to Dwar7s Fall, it is an independent, stand-alone game that includes highly-detailed miniatures.
“Dwar7s Fall is our most popular board game, so there was a lot of anticipation for the next season in the Dwar7s series,” said Konstantinos Manos, Vesuvius Media's CEO and Lead Game Designer. “We have a lot of work in ahead of us, but we couldn't be happier. So much thanks goes to our fantastic game community for their continuous support!”
Dwar7s Winter, successfully funded in the first 10 hours of its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. The 3-week campaign started on December 26 and ended on January 15. Late pledges are available for a limited time in the Vesuvius Media Web Shop. Production is scheduled to start within the next few months and games are estimated to be delivered in August 2018.
The Kickstarter edition of Dwar7s Winter includes 64 highly-detailed miniatures. “We even unlocked the Griffin, the king of all creatures! Griffins are known for guarding treasure and priceless possessions. Just wait and see how it plays in Dwar7s Winter. Beware!” said Brueh.
Much like Dwar7s Fall 2nd edition, Dwar7s Winter is text-free and the rulebook will be available in multiple languages. Players eager to get a sneak peek, can play the game online at on Tabletopia.com. A 7-minute quick start tutorial is available on YouTube by the Cardboard Stacker.
In December 2016, Dwar7s Fall surpassed its crowdfunding goal with 1622 backers worldwide pledging $82,479 USD during a 3-week Kickstarter campaign. A third print run is now in production as it has been picked up by distributors in the United States, Brazil, France, Russia, Greece, and China.
The third and forth games in the series, Dwar7s Spring and Dwar7s Summer, are in-development.