It has occurred to me that while many of my closest friends and relatives are all well aware of my eventual goals for Waves of Wealth and War, those hopes are not clearly available for anyone who might happen across this website or the facebook page. So, in this post, I shall make the ambitions of Brave Legacy Games abundantly clear.
When I started Brave Legacy Games, I had roughly six game ideas in mind. I had already started work on Waves of Wealth and War, and I was beginning to realize the potential for so much more. I had a working, fun, paper prototype of a game that was meant to just play with my friends, but that rapidly exploded into something far greater. I started thinking about how deep Waves was getting, and I realized that I could share it with more people than just my friends.
But I wanted to do it myself. I wanted to remain independent, retaining control of my company and the creative decisions. I didn’t like the idea of publishers or controlling investors – anybody who would try to make me meet a deadline or do a certain thing their way. I wanted freedom. And the best way to start a project without forfeiting control is crowd-funding through sites like kickstarter.com.
I realize that getting a successful kickstarter off the ground is difficult, but it is still the future I see for Waves. I know that it’s possible; many similar projects have been backed and succeeded with less work on the final product than I currently have completed. I am fully confident that if enough people know about Waves, it will succeed.
But that is the biggest problem: I need people to know about it. I will not launch a kickstarter until I am reasonably certain that it will succeed, as failure to do so could be crippling. I must be prepared going in. We have to be ready, or Waves will be going nowhere fast.
Kickstarter is still a long way off, but in the meantime, the word needs to spread. People need to know that the kickstarter is coming. They need to be excited about it, and they need to be ready when it launches if they ever want Waves to become available. In the coming weeks, I’ll be setting up new ways to follow Waves on as many social media networks as I can, providing constant news about what’s what with the game. One thing is for sure: there will be no shortage of Waves news.
Speaking of which, I have commissioned some artwork for Waves, but unforeseen circumstances have resulted in an indefinite delay. On the design front, I continue to test Waves very regularly, constantly absorbing feedback and making minor balance adjustments. The core of the game is definitely in its final stage, but the number crunching and stat tweaking will be something that goes on until the game is finally released. The game is in closed Beta, and though I would love to extend invitations to the general public to test Waves, there are very limited copies/prototypes at this time, meaning I must be present at every game. Perhaps, after an injection molding company has been consulted in order to ascertain the price of production, I will be able to create more prototypes which I will distribute to select gaming stores around the country with the hope of drumming up some interest through monthly public events. But for now, testing will be on an invite-only basis.
For those of you who have expressed an interest in supporting Brave Legacy, I regret that there is no way to make a digital financial contribution at this point. If you are interested in making a donation, you can contact me through the contact form by following the tab at the top of this page and get in touch with me personally. Otherwise, you can support us through any manner of social media that you deem appropriate! Simply share this website or the company facebook page and spread the word when you can. Any and all support is much appreciated.
Thank you for reading, and I hope you decide to keep an eye on Waves of Wealth and War. It is going to be an awesome game when its time comes, and I can’t wait to share it with all of you!