After only a day of being live, a Kickstarter campaign for a Mega Man Board game has managed to get fully funded. The board game, which secured an official license from Capcom, has raised $167,796 from 1,369 backers – well over its initial goal of $70,000. The campaign has 37 more days left, so expect a lot of stretch goals to be added.
Texas-based board game company Jasco Games initially ran the Kickstarter to make the board game a lot better:
"Kickstarter funding will allow us to use better materials, offer more extras like miniatures, cards, extra boards, and polish the finalized product, giving fans an even better experience and something that will be worthy of any Mega Man enthusiast's collection," said Jasco games. "We wanted fans to have a chance to show their support for Mega Man and be involved in this exciting process."
Jasco Games describe the Mega Man board game as a "side-scrolling" board game for 2 – 8 players played out on a central board with 'stages' for the series' robot bosses. Players simultaneously control both their characters and Dr. Wily's forces, working for their own success and to hamper the progress of other players.
The basic set is available to those who pledge $60 or more, and comes with the main campaign, 4 robot master boards and the central Dr. Wily board, 12 robot master boss cards, 4 preconstructed player decks of 40 cards, 4 character cards, 32 tokens, and 9 game pieces.
The licensing agreement with Capcom only allows the board game to be sold in the United States…
Check out the board game's Kickstarter page here, or check out the pitch video to your left for more info.