Case Study – The Demise of Alien Dungeon (and All Quiet on the Martian Front)

Interesting article regarding the demise of Alien Dungeon, the company behind the All Quiet on the Martian Front Kickstarter or “I Cant Believe Its Not War of the Worlds” as Hairy Gamer Tris and I called it.

I honestly believe I dodged a bullet with this Kickstarter as it came at a bad time for me and I couldn’t invest. im now glad I didn’t as I’d be left with missing stuff and an unfulfilled pledge just like poor ol’ Tris.

Notes From The Bunker

All Quiet Three Legged Stompy Fun

Back in May of 2013 Alien Dungeon launched a Kickstarter to fund a new miniatures game, All Quiet on the Martian Front – aka AQotMF.  This was a miniatures game of the Martian invasion of the world, ala H. G. Wells, with a hint of steampunk.  Taking place prior to WWI in the mundane world, the Kickstarter was a big success, receiving over $300,000.00 of the $50k target goal. The rules for the game were written by Rick Priestley, a seasoned game writer.  There was a lot of promise here.  Prototypes of the miniatures appeared in the Kickstarter leading us to all believe that the company had laid out all of the groundwork to be successful.

My Martians

They delivered product too, albeit many months late.  Some of the products, like some the big land battleships were not delivered, and other product was cancelled outright – with offers…

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