5. Dungeon Saga: The Dwarf King’s Quest by Mantic Games
$1,057,975 pledged of $50,000 goal
Dungeon Saga is another 3D fantasy board game with a huge amount of features and great artwork. And it’s another top project from Kickstarters Tabletop Games section that raised a huge level of donation compared to its original goal.
The team behind the campaign did a great job of presenting the captivating fantasy story behind the game and creating info-graphics about the different levels of rewards. As with Deadzone, it also benefits from having a variety of add-on awards for different levels of pledges.
6. Project GODUS by 22cans
£526,563 pledged of 450,000 goal
GODUS was launched on Kickstarter shortly after the crowdfunding platform was extended to the UK in 2012. The video game lets users act in a God-like fashion to gain followers and create civilisations, which then go to war.
The campaign video was based on a prototype built in just under a fortnight as proof of the concept. It demonstrates gameplay and shows how it would work in practice, with little-to-no voice or written commentary. However, an original pitch video is included and takes you through the teams office in Guilford to meet the developers.
The project has minimal Facebook shares and appears to have benefitted from the founders connection with a similar game called Populous, which was hugely popular in the early 90s, in a similar fashion to Elite: Dangerous.