Can You Kick It?

Spaaace has launched its first Kickstarter campaign, for the tabletop role-playing game Alas Vegas, described as ‘a horror RPG of bad luck, bad faith & bad blood’. You can see its webpage here.

The game has been two years in gestation. It’s a new format for RPGs, based on an HBO miniseries rather than the open-ended soap-operas that most RPGs turn out to be. We’re delighted to be working with two top-flight artists on the project: John Coultart, who rather delightfully won the World Fantasy Award a week after he agreed to illustrate the game, and veteran video-game artist Niki Hunter. And, of course, game design and text by James Wallis.

Obviously we want to get Alas Vegas funded and published, but we also want to explore the dynamics of running a crowdfunding campaign, to see what works and what doesn’t. It’s an exciting time, the shape of the industry has already changed, and the future is wide open for talented indies with a genius idea. Once it’s all done, if you’re interested in talking to us about our experience with crowdfunding and our advice for anyone starting a similar project, get in touch.