Joe Mysliwiec successfully raised over $5000 and funded his game, Monsters & Knights, on Kickstarter in April 2014. He used The Game Crafter’s Bulk Order Fulfillment (BOF) service and you can read about his experience in the interview below.
1. Why did you decide to use The Game Crafter’s Bulk Order Fulfillment (BOF) service for your Kickstarter project?
We worked with The Game Crafter for fulfillment for Monsters & Knights because they have a great staff and we knew they would do a fantastic job printing and shipping the game for us. Their quality is very good and I was very happy with their services.
2. What was the biggest benefit of using BOF at The Game Crafter?
The best thing was not having to buy tons of boxes and ship them out myself, that saved me a lot of time and was able to backers their rewards much quicker.
3. How have your customers responded in terms of product quality, customer service, and shipping times?
I had a lot of backers send me messages and thank me for how fast the turnaround was from when the project ended, I’ll share a few:
"I think this may be the first Kickstarter that has been on time for me. Very well done!!!!!!"
"Game showed up today!!! Looks fantastic! Perfect timing too, since I’ve got a buddy on the way over as I’m writing this! Thanks for being spot on schedule Joe!"
4. Did The Game Crafter BOF service and the community have a positive impact on your campaign?
Absolutely, word of mouth from the TGC community helped spread the word about the project.
5. Would you recommend The Game Crafter’s BOF service to other game designers?
Yes very much so! And, if you’re using a poker tuck box for your game, you need to order 200 copies because the upgraded tuck box is super awesome!
6. Do you have any advice for other game designers who are considering running a Kickstarter to fund their game?
I try to give info to anyone I bump into in chat about personal experiences, there are a lot of great folks part of the TGC community always willing to help people with advice about Kickstarter, as there is so much to learn.
7. Did you do anything differently this time around with your current Kickstarter campaign for Round Ten Boxing?
I did do something different this time around. Most likely, I launched too early and on not the best day (Friday), but I had some personal reasons for doing this. I also charged a lot more for international shipping as I learned my lesson the first time with not charging enough. I hope that doesn’t backfire on me but I have noticed I’m getting less international backers this time around. It’s important to remember that shipping overseas is always more expensive than you’d think.
I’d just like to say thanks to The Game Crafter community for helping me with ideas and supporting our projects so far. Please consider backing our new game on Kickstarter called Round Ten!
We’d like to thank Joe for taking the time to participate in this interview. Congrats on funding your very first game on Kickstarter!