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Darkest Dungeon - Interview @ Techno Buffalo

by Couchpotato, 2014-03-12 04:34:39

Creative Director and Artist Chris Bourassa oF Red Hook Studios was interviewed by a site called Techno Buffalo to talk about Darkest Dungeon.

Early Success

“It didn’t feel real, quite frankly,” says Creative Director and Artist Chris Bourassa when I asked him about the campaign’s quick success. “We had been working such long hours getting the campaign ready that when the ‘Publish’ button was clicked and things started to really pick up, I couldn’t tell if I was asleep or not!”

“It’s been an incredible experience – at once energizing, and very humbling. It’s been fantastic to get the validation that our concept and product have a market, but we’re all experienced enough to know that there are still many challenges to come.”

Red Hook Studios, like many other emerging indie teams, is made up of development veterans with a handful of great titles to their name. Past experience within the industry had helped them brainstorm and forge a plan of attack before pitching their product to the public, a tactic that Darkest Dungeon should provide a textbook plan for other crowd-funding seekers to follow.

“I think the early announcement in October, and building our mailing list prior to the KS launch were critical to our success. Kickstarter is a momentum-driven thing, and having a small, passionate group that pledge early and help spread the word really helped get us going,” he adds.

“We felt it was important to demonstrate to our backers that we believed in the project enough to dedicate ourselves to development prior to soliciting pledges.”

“We felt it was important to demonstrate to our backers that we believed in the project enough to dedicate ourselves to development prior to soliciting pledges.”

Information about

Darkest Dungeon

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development


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