As an indie developer, we have limited opportunities to try and get the funding needed to release our game. We’ve had talks with many publishers, talked to some private investors, but ultimately, we’ve decided to go with a Kickstarter campaign for a few key reasons:
- We want to make our community feel like a part-owner of this game
- We want to gauge the community interest in our unique amalgamation of the life-sim genre
- And lastly, we want to have as little red tape as possible moving forward
We have a lot of plans for the game in the future, from rideable kyvos, to more unique tools of the ranching trade that replace the lasso, and we want to make sure we can deliver on them without the worry of the figurative men in suits and ties vetoing our creative freedom.
This Is Where YOU Come In!
We need a minimum of $80,000 CAD (or roughly 64,000 USD) to get this game into a state that we can confidently publish on Steam for everyone else to start enjoying. We know this isn’t an amount to sneeze at, but at the same time, it isn’t an outrageous amount, so we’re calling on all our fans to pledge whatever amount to help us get to that point!
Since we are a small indie group, we don’t have a lot to offer for your hard-earned money, but we do try to make it worth your while by providing significant discounts on the game, Kickstarter-exclusive in-game equipment, alpha & beta testing passes, and even a chance to put your own avatar into the game!
With everything happening around the world right now, we understand if you can’t afford to back us right now, but we would appreciate any exposure you can give our Kickstarter campaign by liking, sharing, following, and talking about Ranchers of Kyvos on your social media. Every bit counts!
As always, we are so thankful for all the love and attention we’ve already received and we hope we come out on the other end with good news and an official launch date!