Cryptozoic Saves The Doom That Came to Atlantic City

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The Doom That Came to Atlantic City - art by Lee Moyer
The Doom That Came to Atlantic City – art by Lee Moyer

Here’s some great news to follow up the disappointments that Chuck Lawton and I reported on this weekend. Cryptozoic, the publishers of games like Epic Spell Wars and Food Fight, is going to publish The Doom That Came to Atlantic City!

The announcement is here on the Cryptozoic website, but the gist of it is that they’re going to get copies of the game to the Kickstarter backers—even though they did not get any money from the Kickstarter campaign. Keith Baker and Lee Moyer weren’t interested in having the game published and sold if backers of the original project weren’t taken care of first, so Cryptozoic is going to foot the bill, which is pretty amazing. (I would imagine that they’ll sell the game once they’ve sent out copies to Kickstarter backers, but I haven’t seen anything officially on that yet.)

This is fantastic news for the backers of the project, who were expecting to make do with the Print and Play files that Baker and Moyer have provided. Erik Chevalier of The Forking Path still plans to issue refunds to both backers and people who pre-ordered the game after the Kickstarter campaign ended, although that is expected to take some time before everyone will get their money back.

Publishing a board game (through Kickstarter or otherwise) is a huge endeavor, and perhaps it’s surprising that more projects don’t fall apart along the way. But today’s news just goes to show you that there are some really awesome people in board gaming! I hope Cryptozoic earns back whatever they end up spending to publish the game.

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4 thoughts on “Cryptozoic Saves The Doom That Came to Atlantic City

  1. Very nice of them to do this, but I really wonder how they can afford to cover the bill. Goodwill is likely to bring them some game purchases, but 1000+ backers each getting a free copy is still some substantial cash. Unbelievably awesome decision, though… and definitely has me visiting their website to look around.

    1. Yep—I think in this case it was a decision to do something awesome that costs them a lot of money. I do think there will be people who buy the game now simply to support Cryptozoic, and I know there have been backers saying that The Forking Path should send their refunds to Cryptozoic as well … assuming that happens.

  2. This is truly gracious of them. I will most definitely be picking this game up when it is available.

    Also I would highly recommend the DC Deck Building Game from Cryptozoic. It is a favorite among my family and friends.

  3. Cryptozoic’s moto is fans first. They rule.
    I love their game called Hot Rod Creeps and I really want to check out their Hawken card game.

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