Resident Evil 2 – The Board Game Gets Funded on Kickstarter Within an Hour of Launch
Not only did Steamforged Games' crowdfunding campaign for Resident Evil 2 - The Board Game get funded within 60 minutes, it apparently broke Kickstarter.
Today, Steamforged Games (Dark Souls – The Board Game) announced that it had launched a Kickstarter campaign for Resident Evil 2 – The Board Game. Within an hour of beginning the crowdfunding effort, the company announced that the game had reached its initial goal.
The initial goal for the Kickstarter campaign was £150,000 (about $203,000), but it quickly flew past that landing safely at $313,380 as of writing this news.
Not only did the campaign find success early on, but according to the announcement update provided by Steamforged, the campaign “broke Kickstarter in the process.”
In addition to securing funding for the title, the Kickstarter community also unlocked stretch goals for 4 Male Zombie figures, a Flamethrower card, and a Zombie Dog figure. Now, the team will be working towards stretch goals that promise a Custom Handgun card for reaching $270,000, two RPD Zombie figures for reaching $296,000, a Custom Magnum card for reaching $323,000, and a Licker figure for reaching $350,000.
Resident Evil 2 – The Board Game is a strategic survival horror game for 1 – 4 players to play cooperatively. Set in the Resident Evil universe, fans will get the opportunity to play as one of a number of characters they find familiar in order to fight through the zombie-infested streets of Raccoon City and to escape the horrors there.
For a little more information on how Resident Evil 2 – The Board Game operates, you can watch the Kickstarter video provided below.