Karlsruhe company secures one of the most successful Kickstarter titles
Gameforge is taking on the publishing role for top-class digital trading card MMO HEX: Shards of Fate. Created by US developer Cryptozoic Entertainment, the game is indisputably one of the most successful Kickstarter projects within the video and computer games sector. The developers knew that they had even won over the Kickstarter supporters, also known as backers, thanks to their unique blend of classical fantasy MMO and tactical trading card game. Cryptozoic Entertainment has already proven their extensive expertise in the trading card game segment with the World of Warcraft trading card game.
“We have been following HEX: Shards of Fate a long time and were impressed by its quality from the very beginning. The game style is new, compelling and thought through to the finest detail. The game will perfectly expand our existing portfolio”, said Alexander Rösner, CEO Gameforge.
“Our number one priority has always been to create the best possible experience for players regardless of where they live,” said Cory Jones, president and chief creative officer, Cryptozoic Entertainment. “We’re extremely proud of the fact that HEX is one of the first multi-million dollar Kickstarter projects to successfully deliver playable product to our loyal backers and our partnership with Gameforge will give us inroads to reach new players around the globe.”
HEX: Shards of Fate – a game writes Kickstarter history
Based on the Unity engine, the title achieved something on the crowd-funding platform that only a few games before it have managed: with total donations of over 2.5 million US dollars, the originally aimed for target of 300,000 dollars that Cryptozoic Entertainment set was exceeded by an astounding 700%. Over 18,000 backers supported the game with their money and have thereby enabled the ambitious title to become reality.
Classical MMO meets tactical trading card game
HEX: Shards of Fate combines the amazing community and storytelling aspects of a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) with the compelling collectable and strategic game play of a trading card