Rising Sun is a board game prototype that landed on Kickstarter just over a week ago. At first glance, the game reminds me a lot of Ikusa (or Samurai Swords and Shogun for you older gamers) where you are fighting multiple factions during a chaotic time in Feudal Japan. The game is created by Eric M. Lang, who created Blood Rage back in 2015. Aside from what looks like some awesome in-depth gameplay, the game comes with some badass figures. Check out the detail on these guys!
Apparently, the game caught the eye of more than just a few avid gamers. The game had a base amount of $100 to back it, and within 10 days already met its goal of $300k and more. As of when we post this, the game has earned $2.1 million dollars in backing with 20 days left to go toward putting out the game, making it one of the most successful campaigns for a board game in Kickstarter’s history with time left to go to beat the all-time record holder. (That would be Kingdom Death: Monster 1.5 at $12.3 million.) Regardless of how you may feel about Kickstarter as a whole, the system has given a lot of companies an opportunity to make something that other major corporations and investors would have never taken a chance on, and now wish they had.
The game is slated for a 2018 release, no details on the price for those who didn’t back the game, but hey, it’s still technically in development. But if this is one of those projects that gets funded and never sees the light of day, I can think of at least 20,000 backers who will be looking for a $100 refund.