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Starter, KICKED.

The FAR WEST Kickstarter project began on July 11th 2011, and ended at 3:58pm Central Daylight Time yesterday — August 25th 2011.

We had asked for $5,000 — basically enough for me to pay my co-developers up front, and get a number of folks interested in our strange little Wuxia-Western mash-up, by providing them with a cool Limited Edition of the RPG.

At the end of the 45 day Kickstarter, we had over seven hundred backers, and they showed us their interest in Far West, in the strongest possible terms—by helping us to raise nearly ten times our target. The final tally for the Kickstarter was an astonishing $49,325.00.

The final day of the Kickstarter was the biggest one of the entire 45 day run. The enthusiasm of our backers was so infectious that other folks came to see what the fuss was about. Many of them became backers before the deadline expired. A lot of them weren’t able to get in before the close, and our inbox has been flooded with emails asking if we’re allowing people to just pay us directly for the Kickstarter product package — to which the answer, I’m sorry, is no (we promised the backers that the Kickstarter represented an exclusive opportunity, and we need to keep our promise).

But fear not — if you missed the Kickstarter, you’ll still be able to jump into the Far West, via this site, and via the commercially-released versions of Far West products that will start shipping this Fall.

In the meantime — a massive ‘xie xie’ to all of our wonderful backers, and I leave you with this video message from my co-developer, TS Luikart.

Your kung-fu is MIGHTY, folks. No lie.

Gareth-Michael Skarka
Lawrence, KS
26 August 2011

2 Comments

  1. Chris Bedford says:

    Feels pretty cool to be a part of getting this project off the ground.

    Time to start planning my ode to Big Trouble in Little China (as a Far West scenario.) I believe John Carpenter mentioned the idea originally being a full on western.

  2. Megan Woulffe says:

    Can’t wait to get my copy of this. Glad to help you guys out! I’ve been wanting to do a theme like this for a while, so I have plenty of ideas for scenarios.

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