Today we talked about Mackinac Island Treasure Hunt with Cynthia Canty for her Michigan Radio show Stateside. She and her producers were gracious, professional, and did a great edit of our conversation for broadcast on the show today. Stateside is worth tuning to to find out about all kinds of important things happening in Michigan.
You may have read Carol Thompson's great article about Mackinac Island Treasure Hunt in you local newspaper. It was all accurate!
When the article about our game was written, we were in the middle of our crowd funding campaign to get the game manufactured in Michigan. Our goal with the campaign was to raise enough money to manufacture enough games that we could offer them for a price around $40. For good or ill, we did not reach our goal, so for the time being, we are offering the game for sale on a print-on-demand basis: If you order one game, they print one and send it to you. This obviously costs somewhat more than we hoped (the price is $61.99), but is the best way for us to get the game out to people at this time.
We are currently exploring options for manufacturing the game in bulk to get the cost down, but we do not have any specifics on this yet.
If you would like to wait and see what we come up with, you can sign up for our eNewsletter, or Like us on Facebook, and we will let you know if anything changes.
We really appreciate your interest, and hope that you will be playing Mackinac Island Treasure Hunt soon!
Sometimes, you have to see your best effort as a success, no matter what. Our IndieGoGo crowd funding campaign was successful, despite the fact that we didn't reach our goal. We discovered what a great and supportive set of friends and family we have. We learned that running a campaign for anything is a lot of work: Barbara sent out hundreds of mailings, we made lots of calls, and we talked with lots of people. And we learned that social media only works when emphasizing the social.
We will have games and perks for everyone that requested them from the campaign in September, and we have lots of ideas for what comes next.
This is just a start. It may take a bit longer for us to get Mackinac Island Treasure Hunt out to everyone, but it's coming. Thanks for your support!
Musings from Jim Muratzki, designer of Mackinac Island Treasure Hunt.