Sharing the big ideas of permaculture, homesteading, off-grid systems and freedom with millions through the medium of gaming
Hey Kemble, I'm excited to see you guys expand your reach with this new project. As a game developer (both digital and tabletop) I have to play devil's advocate, and offer some constructive criticism on your announcement post, and in the positioning of the game as "the last video game many people ever play". I understand where how you landed on this as a catchy slogan, but it immediately turned me off. It comes across as dismissive of people who have found joy and important lessons from playing games (which I certainly have, and will continue to do). Kickstarter is a platform where you are asking people to believe in your intention, expertise, and capability to pull off this project. Going on to say "I personally don’t play video games" reads as a red flag. How can you understand the art of game design and interactive storytelling when you don't play, and apparently don't want people to play games? ... I believe in your mission, and I want you guys to make an awesome homesteading game! But I'm already invested in the community, I fear many people (especially your target demographic) will be turned off by this. Best of luck on the prep for the campaign!
I'm so excited about this!