The League of Gamemakers brings you more Kickstarter tips! In our series, Kickstarter Questions, we’ve asked the same 7 questions of project creators who have started and finished a campaign to discover the best practices and common paths to success.
Our next set of questions was posed to Ryan Laukat, who has launched an impressive seven Kickstarter campaigns! His latest, Eight-Minute Empire: Lost Lands is LIVE NOW, funded 250% with several days to go. Ryan’s continues to gain backers each time and has built on his original games each time. Let’s find out what tips he has to share about Kickstarter:
7 KICKSTARTER QUESTIONS
WHAT ARE THE MOST COST EFFECTIVE ADVERT OUTLETS YOU’VE FOUND TO DRIVE FOLKS TO YOUR CAMPAIGN?
NAME YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO ENGAGE BACKERS.
WHEN DO YOU KNOW YOUR GAME IS READY FOR KICKSTARTER?
WHAT IS YOUR ACTION PLAN FOR AFTER A CAMPAIGN ENDS?
WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU WOULD DO DIFFERENTLY ON YOUR NEXT CAMPAIGN?
WHAT 3 TIPS WOULD YOU GIVE A NEW PROJECT CREATOR?
WHAT’S KICKING AROUND IN THE NEXT YEAR?
1 BONUS QUESTION, JUST FOR FUN
A BACKER IS WILLING TO GIVE YOU THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS FOR A KS CAMPAIGN. WHAT IS THE CRAZIEST AND BIGGEST REWARD YOU’D OFFER?
Ryan Laukat is the founder and president of Red Raven Games. He is the designer and illustrator of Empires of the Void, City of Iron, Eight-Minute Empire, and Eight-Minute Empire: Legends, The Ancient World, and more.
Ryan’s artwork is gorgeous and immediately captures attention on his project pages. According to his website he’s a self-taught illustrator and as a freelance artist he’s handled design and art on over 50 game prototypes and illustrated many Dominion cards (such as the Adventurer). Ryan is a member of the Board Game Designers Guild of Utah.
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