Stronghold Games Cancel Aftershock Kickstarter Campaign

February 10, 2019 by cassn

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Stronghold Games have canceled the funding campaign for their key 2019 game, Aftershock, after the games Deluxe Edition failed to garner interest.

The world has been hit with mega earthquakes. The worst destruction has devastated the San Francisco Bay area. It is a time of rebuilding to restore this area to its former glory.  

Aftershock is a resource management and area control game for 3-5 players. Players must spend money to acquire planning cards, which are then, in turn, used to increase the population, build bridges and determine when the next aftershock will hit. The game is designed by Bobby West and Alan R. Moon (Ticket to Ride).

Aftershock had already broken through its pledge goal when the cancellation notification came through, nine days before the end of the campaign. Stronghold Games cited a lack of interest in the Deluxe Edition upgrades as the reason behind the move, and have stated they will return to the drawing board and try again when they think they've cracked the formula.

This will be sad news for many fans who have been waiting on this release, but hopefully we'll see a return in 2019 of a new, improved campaign. You can check out the (now canceled) Kickstarter here.

If you could go back and cancel the funding for any game, what would it be?

"Stronghold Games cited a lack of interest in the Deluxe Edition upgrade"

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