By Crystal Colwell / June 6th, 2013
Kickstarter; we have all seen the website or known about a game that was using it as a means of support. Basically, most of us know what Kickstarter is. We even cover some Kickstarter projects here on oprainfall. What we don’t, or may not know, is how hard it is to use as a viable funding option. The La-Mulana Blog is bringing this to light and talking about a sort of trial run using Kickstarter.
La-Mulana is a ruins exploration archaeological action game where players seek the “Anthropo-origin”. This origin is said to be the beginning of all civilization. Traps await players inside the ruins where sentinel-monsters are roaming about; sounds like fun so far. You must figure out riddles, kill monsters and deactivate traps in order target the deepest point in the ruins, where the Anthropo-origin sleeps. More can be found out about the game on its official site.
A post made by the La-Mulana Staff on their blog has stated that they would like to test the waters for a Kickstarter project. The post flat out says that it is “difficult indeed for Japanese to use Kickstarter”. The post then goes on to say that it is a shame to give up without doing anything. To keep from doing nothing, they are testing the waters for what would happen if they started a Kickstarter.
La-Mulana is complete and they would like to use an OST CD as an offering for those who would contribute to this trial, thus allowing them to see how a Kickstarter project may turn out. Essentially what would happen is that package CDs of La-Mulana’s OST would be made and given to those who wish to pledge some money. You can do this to purchase the OST or simply support the game.
The post is also asking for ideas as to what sort of gifts backers who pledged a fair amount of money would like to receive, and so far has a few suggestions in the comment section. Ideas being shared range from exclusive artwork, free digital copies of the guidebook or even a figure set. One idea that I saw suggested nixing the OST CD in favor of starting a kickstarter for the game itself. I suppose if the game is completed that wouldn’t really work, but they could start a Kickstarter for something else that the team was wanting to work on, if indeed they have something in the works.
All in all, this is a very interesting subject. Would you be willing to make a donation, get an OST CD and help the La-Mulana team out? View their blog and let them know exactly where you stand on the issue. As always, please be respectful in their comment section, even if this is not something that you agree with.