While we often point out the failures of crowd-funded games like Haunts: The Manse Macabre, it's always good to bring you a story where a game has been successfully funded via a Kickstarter campaign and ends up being available for purchase. After all, this is what crowd-funding is all about – getting the funds to actually produce a product that people can purchase and play.
One such small success is Election War Room, an election-year strategy board game for iOS-based devices. Election War Room is described by its creator (Chris Law) as a turn-based iPhone game that you play against your friends in a fight for the hearts and minds (and votes) of the American electorate. You play as either a campaign manager for President Barack Obama or Republican challenger Mitt Romney. The ultimate goal of the game is to control more than half of the electoral votes in the key battleground states at the end of 8 turns.
After raising just a little over $6,000 from backers, developer Chris Law got to work and finished the game. The fruits of his labor and the backing of investors made it so that the game is available today on iTunes for $1.99.