Kickstarter just got a blunt example of what Dark Souls fans have to go through every single day: the feeling of being absolutely crushed! With a goal of £50,000 ($70,000) to make an officially licensed board game based off of the popular video game series, designer Steamforged Games Ltd. pulled in the requested amount three minutes after its campaign went live. Just three minutes!
As of writing, the campaign has raked in an impressive £322,684 ($465,000) with 26 days still remaining. That’s 650 percent of the requested amount!
How did Steamforged propose this game and manage to make so much money off of it? Well, it claimed that the board game will be as brutal as the video games themselves, delivering exactly what the fanbase wants to hear.
Dark Souls™ – The Board Game is a strategically challenging, deeply immersive combat exploration game for 1-4 players set in the Dark Souls™ universe. Players choose from a number of core character classes and explore dangerous locations full of monsters, treasures, and deadly boss fights.
Designed specifically for the Dark Souls™ universe and introducing a number of innovative gameplay mechanics, with world-class miniatures faithful to the rich universe, this game delivers an experience that captures the very essence of the original video games.
26 days to go! What are we supposed to do in the meantime? Oh yeah, how about play Dark Souls III? It’s available now on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or PC.