Posted By: GamerDating - November 22, 2016
Crowfall is ArtCraft’s flagship title. It is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) and is offering a unique approach as a “Throne War Simulator,” offering gamers a very different in-game experience compared to traditional MMO titles. Crowfall essentially gives your character the option to enter a world, play out the campaign which has an end date or objective, and then returns you back for another campaign. Its unique, offers a huge potential featuring a complex crafting system, player driven economy and takes from Eve Online in it's attempts to give you the scope of freedom.
The worlds of Crowfall feature unique maps, rules, and victory conditions. Each world is a unique strategy game, and players join teams (Factions, Guilds, or Noble Houses) to vie for control of a virtual throne. The worlds are also time limited - they last until one team conquers the map and is declared the winner. These "Campaign Worlds" can last a few weeks, a few months, or even up to a year.
Crowfall has raised $10 Million from its previous crowdfunding and pledge system, offering you acces to the various stages of development. It initially raised $1.8 million in its first crowd funding campaign on Kickstarter alone. But now, instead of soley offering pledge packs, they are offering equity too.
You can purchase equity of ArtCraft with Indie GoGo and Microventures.
Funds will be used to complete game development of Crowfall for PC, with a scheduled launch date of mid to late 2017
What is interesting to note, is all the information available for investors which reveals the business model in all it's glory.
For Western markets, Crowfall plans to build out multiple revenue streams:
Buy-to-Play: Retail premium product. Buy once, play forever ($49.99)
Optional VIP Subscription: $15/month
• Monthly VIP membership offers additional advantages and player perks.
• 25% of current backers have opted for a package with a VIP subscription included
• ~20-25% of players expected to use VIP post-launch
• Virtual currency can be purchased to collect virtual (in-game) items
• Players can purchase a "virtual kingdom" and settle it with Shops, Houses, and Castles, or collect virtual Pets and Mounts (prices range from $10 to $7,000)
Crowfall seems to offer a great game, but what do you think of the Equity Kickstarter? Is it just PR? Is it something we can expect to see across future crowd funded games?
Currently Crowfall is in pre-alpha. Once the campaign worlds and wider eternal kingdom are added "early next year" it can move into alpha.
Are you a backer?