Hall or Nothing Productions Ltd: January 2015

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Fantasy Quest January 2015 update – New year, new direction!

Happy New Year to all of you who’ve been following this game and I hope 2015 is going to be awesome for you!  And to any of you who have stumbled upon this at a later date, well… Hi there, how’s tricks?
Let’s get this out of the way then:

After over 2 years with no game produced my contract with Indie has now ended. 
Fantasy Quest will NOT be produced by Indie Boards and Cards.

To remain philosophical I’ll not go into detail on the reasons for this suffice to say it’s disappointing, predictable, and also a relief to regain the game rights actually.  And the last 2+ years haven’t been entirely wasted as I’ve been able to continue development of the system.

So where does this leave the game?

Well, I could continue trying to hawk Fantasy Quest to different publishers, but it’s a very niche game, and publishers of this type of game tend to already produce their games in-house.  And of course it could all end in another years-long wait with no game at the end.
As for crowd-funding, I could try something like indiegogo, but I’d need a prolific and dedicated artist, a printing partner like Printer Studio, and oodles of time away from my full time job, family, etc. to run the campaign.
And there’s always the third option: leave it as PnP and call it a day.

Whatever happens, I’m staying positive.  We still have 160+ Fans and 30,000+ hits on boardgamegeek, and another few hundred thousand hits on my blog.
So, happy gaming all and please have a brilliant 2015!  :)


PS.  How cool was Battle of Five Armies??