Hike! ❄️ New husky illustration, husky names and donations
7 months ago
– Tue, Jan 18, 2022 at 01:05:43 PM
Thanks to you, Hike! is well on the way! As creators, nothing makes us happier than to see that you are excited about our game and that you are thinking about how to make it more awesome! We are listening, and we want to incorporate your feedback into the game! We are also honored to see that you are thinking about how to help Hike! reach even more people, and we would like to thank you, that is really amazing of you!
We hope you don't mind a slightly longer update, so much has happened in these last few days!
🐺🎨 Stretch goal unlocked - new husky illustration
You may have noticed that we (well you!) have unlocked the next stretch goal. Hike! will officially welcome a new member to the pack! And we want to do something special and offer an opportunity for it to be your husky!
So we kindly invite all of you to post a photo of your furry friend on your Facebook or Instagram (unfortunately, we can't share the photos here on Kickstarter), and write why he or she would fit well in the board game pack. Do not forget to tag us, SnowBoardGames, and make the post public, so we can see it! If you want, we also invite you to share the link to this Kickstarter campaign in the post, so your friends can see which game the post is about.
But we don't want the other dog owners and dog lovers, but especially the other dogs to feel left out! So we also invite you to post a photo of your dog, regardless of the breed, tag us and link the campaign.
Let us start:
We got a great suggestion that we should name the huskies in the game. We love it, as this will add another layer to huskies having personalities. So we invite you to help us! We need 56 different names! Post your suggestion in the comment in the comments section of the campaign (not below this update, but in general comments!). Each suggestion gets one vote, and each reply with a compliment under the suggestion counts as an additional vote. You can upvote and propose more than one suggestion, but don't vote for the same one more than once per hour!
🔒 New stretch goal announced - we will be donating a portion of the profit from each Hike! copy pre-ordered through Kickstarter
We are also really excited to announce this next stretch goal. We know that dog sledding has a dark side to it, where dogs are mistreated. We have said from the start, that if Hike! becomes big enough that we can cover the development costs and order a larger series that will allow Hike! to be available in the longer run, not just as a one-time Kickstarter, we would love to commit to donating a portion of the profit to an organization that promotes dog well-being in dog sledding. And we think the project is approaching a point where this is becoming a real possibility. So we want the next stretch goal to be:
We still wish to connect with organizations too and tell about the problems in dog sledding from first-hand experience, so that we can use this campaign to spread awareness and promote the positive aspect of dog sledding, where mushers and dogs work as a team and where the dogs' needs come first. We are still working on that. So if you know or represent such an organization, and you are interested in collaboration, we kindly invite you to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
✉️ Updates frequency - once or twice a week
In our last update, we asked you how often you would like to hear about Hike!. More than half of you would like to be notified once or twice a week, in case there actually is something important to be notified about. So we will try to plan our updates to be a little less than a week apart. And for all of you who would like to be in touch more often, we'll be posting smaller updates in the comments section as they happen, so you are welcome to join us there!
✨ We can honestly say, that this campaign has exceeded our wildest expectations. Not only with the size and the momentum it gained, but also with the fact, that there is an absolutely awesome backer community gathered on this project. Thank you! We are very privileged to be a part of that, and we hope you stay with us on this journey!
Your SnowBoardGames team
ps - this update is really long already, but we're also looking into custom meeples. There may be an option to go all-in with custom printed meeples and make it an add-on. What do you think about that option? Let us know in the comments below! 👇