Let's talk about the Kickstarter of Edgar Allan Poe - The Horror Gamebook, a game book entirely dedicated to the master of American horror and created by Officina Meningi!
Di Edgar Allan Poe - The Horror Gamebook, the new horror game book by Meningi workshop, we had already talked about in this article, so today we will focus on his Kickstarter!
As the title suggests, this game book is entirely dedicated to the horrors born from the pen of Edgar Allan Poe and faithfully reproduces some of the most famous stories of this writer. Edgar Allan Poe - The Horror Gamebook is written by Valentine Sergius, illustrated by the winner Francis Corli and translated into English by the professional translator Oonagh Stransky. The graphics of the volume were edited by Isaac Saccomani, while the promotional video was created by Gabriel Sergi with original music by Alexander Moro of the award-winning King of the Seven Seas.
Officina Meningi is not new to projects of this kind. In fact, he has already published other horror librigames, always written by Valentino Sergi, but focused on HP Lovecraft: Dagon - The Necronomicon Gamebook e Carcosa - The Necronomicon Gamebook. Furthermore, we have seen her collaborate with other notable Italian projects, such as role-playing Brancalonia and the video game Freud's Bones.
From Officina Meningi, therefore, you can expect nothing if not quality products. So let's see how their Kickstarter is structured for this librogame!
General Kickstarter Structure of Edgar Allan Poe - The Horror Gamebook
The crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter of this librogame aims to collect the amount of €5.000. Currently, the game book has been funded and € 8.400 have been raised. There are still 22 days to go until the end of the campaign.
The game book will be published in both English and Italian. From the Kickstarter page you can download a short adventure for free, The well and the pendulum, to get an idea of the product. Also, you can buy some beautiful ones illustrations by Francesco Corli, all unique sketches created specifically for the event. Finally, the two volumes of The Necronomicon Gamebook.
La shipment game book and other rewards are free, but not tracked. You can choose to have a tracked shipment at a cost of € 5 for Italy and € 10 for abroad.
The first contribution available is the 5 € Digital Horror, which allows you to have the e-book of Edgar Allan Poe - The Horror Gamebook. To get the physical copy, you have to go to Basic Horror, for € 15.
The rewards go up a lot by switching to the € 25 pledge, Exclusive Horror. With this contribution, in fact, it will be possible to have the exclusive sketchbook, with drawings by Francesco Corli, and the Black Envelope, an extra chapter enclosed in a dark black envelope. With the Basic Horror + Necronomicon pledge, of 40 €, you can have the game book (physical and digital) plus the volumes of The Necronomicon Gamebook. Going up to 50 € you have the Exclusive Horror + Necronomicon pledge, with all the rewards of Exclusive Horror to which the volumes of The Necronomicon Gamebook.
Going up to 55 € you have the Exclusive Horror + Small Sketch pledge, in which you have all the rewards of Exclusive Horror and a small sketch by Francesco Corli. Note that this contribution can have a maximum of 21 participants. With € 90, however, you will have all the rewards of Exclusive Horror and a large sketch by Francesco Corli. This pledge also has a limited supply, with only 8 seats. Finally, with a contribution of 100 € you will have 10 physical copies of the game book.
As always, this Kickstarter campaign also has some Early Bird offerings. Such are the rewards of Exclusive Horror at € 20 (instead of € 25) and those of Exclusive Horror + Necronomicon at € 45 (instead of € 50).
Kickstarter Stretch Goal
Currently, a single stretch goal has been revealed and unlocked. It was obtained when 150% of the target amount was reached. It's about a special dust jacket designed by Francesco Corli, which will have as its object the theme of The well and the pendulum.
The second stretch will be obtained upon reaching 200% of the target amount, i.e. € 10.000. We are curious to see what it will consist of!
Some concluding words on Edgar Allan Poe - The Horror Gamebook
As will have already been evident from Riccardo's article on the announcement of this game book, we Seekers are in awe of this game book. We know it will be well done, well written and well illustrated.
So, personally we would like to recommend this game book, because in our opinion it will deserve it! In this sense, we thank the Officina Meningi team for mentioning us among the columnists who have covered this project.
Let us know what you think in the comments!