I really want Fantasy Strike to blow its Fig campaign out of the water, but we all know the goal is pretty high. Having been involved in more than 30 crowdfunding campaigns, I have a couple questions regarding rewards and funding strategy.
First, is there any particular reason why “Name in Credits” isn’t included in any tier? It’s a common reward that a lot of backers look for since, after all, if we manage to hit a half-million-dollar goal, we want to see our names listed amongst those who made it happen. That kind of reward doesn’t have any real cost of development associated with it either, so there isn’t much reason to exclude it. Personally, I’d include “Name in Credits” at any tier of $49 or more.
Second, why not talk with Limited Run Games about offering a PS4 hard copy as an add-on? Any news from LRG ends up getting a ridiculous amount of attention, even if it’s for a game that would be ritually ignored otherwise. Such a deal would depend on the success of the campaign, of course, but at such a high goal, including it as a straight add-on could bolster funding rather than limiting its return. A deal with LRG has been secured by campaigns as small as Plague Road recently, and it brought tons of new backers out of the woodwork.
That’s my two cents, at least, and I hope you’ll take it into consideration. I firmly believe that Fantasy Strike could make a lot more people very excited, whether they’re casual gamers who have been alienated by the increasing complexity of modern fighters or hardcore enthusiasts seeking a return to fundamentals. But I also believe that the points I’ve mentioned would help stack the deck in favor of the campaign’s success and exposure.