Kickstarter Proposal

Hey! Great reception from the community for our pricing model proposal last week. As a result, I’m happy to share two things in this post – the new pricing model, and a proposal for our Kickstarter.

New Pricing Model

Check out this wiki article for details on our new pricing model.

Kickstarter Proposal

Here’s our proposal for the Cosmic Brawl Kickstarter. Please review and let me know your thoughts/Qs.

Pledge Amounts

We’ll have 4 pledge levels as shown below.


Due to the way Kickstarter works, you can pledge any amount you want – as little as $1. But you won’t get any rewards for amounts less than the ones for Planetary level.

Rewards

For all 4 levels – as you can see, you’ll come out ahead based on the value of Crystals alone. In addition, you get other exclusive (and sweet!) backer rewards also.


Funding Goals

Goal: $50,000

Unlocks:

  • Core Game with 90 Cards.
  • Constructed (Casual, Ranked).
  • Practice Mode vs. AI.
  • Deckbuilding.
  • Platforms: Android, iOS – phones & tablets.

In addition, our Kickstarter will have the following stretch goals:


What’s next?

Post a comment and let me know your thoughts on the proposed Kickstarter details.

  • We’ll finalize Kickstarter details based on community feedback.
  • Will run a Kickstarter in a couple of weeks.

About the Author:

I'm your Game Designer at Able Apes, I live in California. My favorite video games have been puzzles, RTS, and CCG. I love mobile games and SciFi. Thanks for stopping by!

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Jason
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Jason

I’m definitely liking the rewards.

Matthew
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Matthew

Neat you’re being generous with the crystals in your reward packs!! Put me down for at least interstellar maybe even galactic pack.

Chris
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Chris

I really like the variety of game modes. Hopefully the community can get the momentum going enough to reach those stretch goals! Otherwise maybe you could offer to unlock them down the road for a few bucks to support future development.

G Wiz
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G Wiz

Thanks for confirming my math last week, I’m considering Interstellar. Although I think you’re pricing it too low, you could price it at $125 I think, instead of $99. People who support your Kickstarter will do so because they want this game made, not because they want big discount on crystals. Anyway just my 2 cents.

call me bob k
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call me bob k

You guys went with lives over tokens, I kinda liked tokens better. Lots of folks preferred lives though, so I understand why you did it. I’d probably go for planetary level. When is the Kickstarter btw?

Doofusman
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Doofusman

I’m in for 50 if you do the kickstarter

Maxwell A
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Maxwell A

Definitely funding this

R B
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R B

Id gladly buy into the galactic tier if it means i can help this gane happen. This all looks like a great proposal.

Carter
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Carter

I’m really interested in the 2v2 draft mode, because I’ve never seen anything like it, but I don’t really understand how it works? Could you explain please?

Chris Madden
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Chris Madden

Hey Carter – Thanks for the question.

We’ll be sharing details in the next week or so. So stay tuned! smile

putricide
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putricide

2V2 DRAFT MODE YOU’RE A GENIUS! … if only we could get that far… im a little sad guilds is a t 150k. but. at least its reachable.

NovaRift
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NovaRift

I think it would be the same as two head giant in Magic the Gathering. Where you share a life pool and mana pool.

Mike
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Mike

It’s looking good guys! I really like your question and answer section of the pricing model. Really helps you as a future player get a good sense of the game direction. If I was to choose my contribution level or would be either planetary or stellar. Can’t really afford much more than that. Though one thing I’m concerned about is the longevity of the game. If everyone has access to all cards and play them out I feel like ppl may get bored if there is no progression. So I would ask if you plan to release more cards/game modes in the future regardless of stretch goals? This may include us the player base spending more I guess but just curious about future plans…

Jordan
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Jordan

I really, really like this new pricing model, because I think it’s quite fair to players who don’t want to spend money. About 20 matches a day with two sessions is great, and if players want more, they can do so for a very low cost. As long as the game is fun enough to keep players coming back, I think you guys have a real winner on your hands smile
Also, great job with the Kickstarter rewards. I will probably go interstellar–really hope this game makes it!

j craemer
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j craemer

Proposal looks pretty good. How does early bird work?

Knox
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Knox

I think this looks like a fantastic pricing schedule. Will definitely do business 👍🏼

Gregory Weinberg
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Gregory Weinberg

Do the stretch goals mean that when the game is released the unlocks will also be available, and the not unlocked goals might be added in the future, or does it mean the game will only be released with the base content and will eventually include the stretch goal unlocks? I’m more just curious about the roadmap until release to be honest, so getting these updates is very convenient and I hope more come.

Emachine
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Emachine

I’d jump in there.

Kevin Parker
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Kevin Parker

I can definitely see myself going for planetary or stellar. I’d go higher but I’m broke lol. I just want to know what a hero portait is. otherwise mark me for planetary or stellar

Dominic
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Dominic

Sounds Fucking awesome. I’m pledging all in.

Cham
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Cham

Count on me for a stellar!

Adam
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Adam

When first heard about the wait-to-play mechanic, I was pretty bummed about it, but after reading more about it, it doesn’t really seem like a bad thing. Sounds like you guys have a well thought out idea and I am excited to see you guys start working on it.

Devon K
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Devon K

I think you’ll reach your guys’ goal. I love how responsive you guys are to the community. Keep up the good work! Definitely thinking at least stellar.

Mitch
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Mitch

Looks great. Makes sense, seems reasonable. Looking forward to those sweet sweet rewards 😍

Spencer Steinmetz
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Spencer Steinmetz

I’m in for the planetary level!

Riley Kass
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Riley Kass

Coming along good! I like the tiers pricing and rewards (and I hope you get all your stretch goals!). I like your pricing model and how that’s shaping up. I saw a few people suggest story modes as an option to purchase (like they have in Hearthstone). Maybe you could put that as a stretch goal? I think it would be another good source of income for you without making things pay-to-win.

Trazer
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Trazer

Good stuff. Decent rewards for getting in early and supporting this. I like it!!

Move match replay down. Less important.

Guild and guild rewards higher.

Draft and 2v2 higher.

Blitz mode seems strange. 30 secs a turn but 5 min game? That means maybe only a 5 turn game? Aggro players take their time and win with a lead? Or does a draw happen a lot?

Laura Johnson
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Laura Johnson

Rewards look great. Can’t wait!

Brody
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Brody

Count me in for planetary! Looks great guys!

Bryan
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Bryan

Doesn’t using lives instead of tokens discourage deck creativity, especially for players who aren’t able to spend money to play more? Using lives seems like a great way to encourage people to only play the highest winrate decks, as opposed to more fun/creative/unusual decks.

Kryron
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Kryron

Sounds great. What happens after Beta is over? Will everything (ranks, crystals, etc) be reset?

DanMorgan
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DanMorgan

Stellar proposal. I’ll defintely fund.

BriGuy930
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BriGuy930

Count me in!

Chase
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Chase

I’m probably gonna go planetary maybe stellar (mostly because I don’t got the moneys but if I did I would be galactic)

Colin Winchell
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Colin Winchell

I would potentially go for the planetary level. Card backs and character portraits just
never really enticed me. In Hearthstone I still use the basic card back you start with.

tobias+d.+robison
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tobias+d.+robison

Okay by me.

Sam
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Sam
Hi Able Apes, I’m a little confused by this Kickstarter as it’s currently designed. I don’t mean to be a downer, but all of the dollar amounts in this proposal seem really high to me. Part of this is related to how much money you are asking people to pledge, and part of it is how much money you want to reach for a successful campaign and the various stretch goals. I know you need to make money, but given that this game will eventually be free (wait) to play, it seems to me like you’re asking quite a bit for someone to pay minimum $24 to support the campaign (because let’s be honest, most donations are made for the reward). This is especially true given that the game will start small, with 90 or 120 cards. I realize that the game has potentially unlimited replay value and is more… Read more »
Aftyn
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Aftyn

I love the Kickstarter set up! Hope to see it up soon! I could probably do the planetary level.

Drew Clark
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Drew Clark

I understand most of the features listed, but not the Deck Import feature. Any chance you guys could elaborate on that?

Shane
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Shane

If you go through with this Kickstarter, count me in as a Stellar member!

Brian N
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Brian N

Looks great. Question. What is the hero portrait? Is that something you will see during the battle? I know we have races is the hero involved in gameplay at all? I’m excited!

David Clark
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David Clark

Looks pretty good to me. I’d personally be more interested in a reward that increases life cap than a crystal amount, though.

Blitz mode sounds like a ton of fun! Great idea!

Really wanting PC version too….

Mike Gray
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Mike Gray

Looks like it’s going to happen. I’m
Going to see if I have enough lying around for galactic. I want my name on this.

Ethan
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Ethan

Looks great! Really nice incentives!

Josh Bailey
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Josh Bailey

Will the previosly promised rewards (crystals for participating in surveys and beta invites) still be granted?

Aaron
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Aaron

Are you by chance the uilleann guy from KY? Weird meeting you here…But your bellows are doing great.

Hayden Buehler
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Hayden Buehler

I would rather have a PC version than a Match Replay

Josh
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Josh

I wish I was rich. So then I could donate $550,000. At least.

Cade
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Cade

I would so back this if I had the money so I’m just gonna cross my fingers and hope this game happens

putricide
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putricide

so. would one HAVE to donate 25 dollars to have access to beta? Or are the X’s things they don’t get?

Tacoed
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Tacoed

Upset to see that a PC version is a high stretch goal. Is that something you plan to implement in the future after release?

Serpentfrog
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Serpentfrog

Will there be a daily quest structure?

Just A
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Just A

Wish I could help. I’m busy paying for college, right now, and sadly have nothing to spare. sad
I can provide free comic relief, though. smile
-A

John
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John

I will certainly go planetary!

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