Days of Wonder Cancels Small World 2 Kickstarter

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Days of Wonder announced today that it is cancelling its Small World 2 Kickstarter campaign, despite having reached half of the goal in about a week. The reason? Feedback from backers.

Although there were a lot of supporters pledging for the deluxe editions of the board game (honestly, more than I would have expected myself), the split campaign for physical and digital versions confused a lot of people who didn’t really understand what specifically the campaign was for — particularly since they’d already decided to release the iOS version of Small World 2 when it’s ready. Instead, they’re shutting down the project tonight at midnight (EST), and will relaunch in March specifically for Android and Steam PC versions. The designer edition is on hold for now, but they’ll be in contact with backers of this project when they decide pursue that again — I wouldn’t be surprised to see a separate Kickstarter campaign for that later.

So what does this mean for you? Well, if you’re an iPad gamer, you can just sit and wait for the release. If you want to play Small World on your PC or Android device, you’ll want to watch for the Kickstarter announcement when they relaunch. One way to be sure you get the announcements, of course, is to go pledge a buck on the current campaign before they cancel it tonight. You won’t be charged anything, but then you’ll be signed up to get the backer updates.

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