We will be attending CincyCon March 3-5, 2017 and will run events for Dwarven Smithy.
Since this is our first Kickstarter, we want to keep it simple and be successful. We have built the starting page, working on reward levels and stretch goals, finalizing the last beta prototype before final art and putting together our marketing strategy. I can't list out all the steps here, but there are well over 100 things to do before now and when the Kickstarter starts. When the project funds, there are just as many steps or more to get the product to our backers. Putting Mike's IT project manager skills to work!
We continue to receive quotes back for art on the game. We believe in Dwarven Smithy and want to invest as much as we can into the game before the Kickstarter. Part of our decision rests not only on quality, cost and timeframes, but the fact we need to also budget for advertising, a graphic designer to put it all together and a videographer for Kickstarter. Hopefully in the next two weeks, we'll be signing contracts.
We'd also like to take time to thank everyone who playtested Dwarven Smithy over the last year. Not everyone wanted their name recognized but here's a list of everyone that did.
From all of us at Flatworks Gaming, THANK YOU.
Aaron Angel, Aaron Scott, Alex Ambrose, Andrew D. Joines, Andrew Noe, Andrew Space, Andrew Warth, Anthony Pulcastro, Ava Benoit, Ben Smithy, Beth Hill, Bethany Milewski, Briana Walz, Brittany Ballo, Brittany Gunter, Bryan Drennen, Cat Lynch, Chris Milewski, Clay Napier, Cody S. Martin, Daniel Peabody, Darryll Rowland, Derek McCauley, Don Tyler Wooldridge, Duncan Seibert, Eva Grouling Snyder, Gerald L. White Jr., Hakinaro, Isabella Tattoo, Jason Stewart, Jeremy Waters, Jessica Turner, Joe Martinez, Joe Wooldridge, Joseph Martinez, Keith Ambrose, Kelly Woeste, Kevin W. Suttner, Kristen Elliott, Kyle Bornhorst, Kyle Foraker, Laney Seibert, Lauren Kohles, Lindsay Wildt, Matthew Beamer, Matthew Beckerich, Max Benoit, Maxine Springer, Megan Beckerich, Mike Ball, Misty Troutt, Nancy Snyder, Nathaniel Clark, Nick Lynch, Noah Blythe, Noah Kohles, Paola Roman, Pat McClelland, Peter Schreck, Philippe Rigaud, Reece Benoit, Richard Life, Robert Lane, Rugen Lawler, Sarah Eisenv, Stephanie Phillips, Stephen J Seibert II, Themos Cuadill,Tony Miller, Tory Trone, Troy Hufford, Tyler Candella, Wm Brian Troutt and Zach Workman.