Edmonds, WA (PRWEB) June 19, 2012
Clever Mojo Games, an Edmonds, WA board game design and publishing studio, has launched a project on Kickstarter.com to raise the $15,000 needed to complete the programming, graphics, and soundtrack on an iPad version of their award-winning 2010 board game release, Alien Frontiers. The project offers pledge levels from as little as $10.00 to a more ambitious $1,250.00 and backer rewards from a single copy of the completed app to a New iPad with an original piece of game art laser-etched onto the iPad's aluminum back-panel. The crowdfunding project on Kickstarter.com ends on July 15, 2012 and backers will only be charged if the $15,000 goal is reached or exceeded by that date.
Alien Frontiers for iPad has been developing slowly over the last eighteen months with Clint Herron of Elkhart, IN USA as the lead programmer and Karim Chakroun of Besançon, France as the art director. The project has reached a stage where concentrated effort is needed and Kickstarter.com was seen as the best way to raise the needed funding to bring it to completion. After its first 48 hours, the Alien Frontiers for iPad project has gathered 112 backers and received pledges for $2,345.00.
"Kickstarter.com is an amazing platform for building a community of enthusiastic supporters who are eager to help artists, designers, and small companies like us." said W. David MacKenzie, owner of Clever Mojo Games. "The backers play a vital part in bringing our dreams to reality and, in the process, become part of our extended gaming family."
In April 2010, the Alien Frontiers board game was among the first board game projects to seek funding through Kickstarter.com, raising nearly 300% of its $5,000 goal. In August 2011, Clever Mojo Games again used Kickstarter to raise funds for Factions, the first expansion for the Alien Frontiers board game, and brought in $76,000, more than 500% of the project's goal. Sunrise City, another Clever Mojo Games board game project that ran concurrently with Factions, brought in more than $36,000, or nearly 250% of its funding goal.
Released in October 2010, the Alien Frontiers board game has been a retail success, selling out its first two print runs and half-way through it's third printing. Alien Frontiers won critical appreciation as one of MTV Geek's Top 10 Toys of 2010 and was chosen as Game of the Year 2010 by the board game review and commentary blog, DiceHateMe.com. TheDiceTower.com, a noted board gaming blog and podcast, also awarded Tory Niemann their Best Game Designer of 2010 award for his work on Alien Frontiers and chose Clever Mojo Games as the Best Small Publisher of 2010. Alien Frontiers was also nominated for the Dice Tower Game of the Year for 2010.
Clever Mojo Games was founded in 2009 by W. David MacKenzie and the company web site can be found at CleverMojoGames.com. The Alien Frontiers for iPad project can be found by visiting Kickstarter.com and searching for "Alien Frontiers".