How is the "deadline" computed? I'd like to donate but see the number is not near their goal. Is the deadline amount include the funds they need to make it worth their time and effort since they are regular folks who have to make a living too. Does that number just reflect what they need to cover their initial expenses? Just trying to understand how it works. Seems with so much desire for it to come to fruition and with the work already done, can't they extend the deadline?
Maybe its just a way to put feelers out to see who is really committed before time and effort is expended?
Once the deadline is set, it is set. No changing, only canceling. There are 5 days left. If they do not reach the funds no one is charged and they get nothing. If they hit $425,000 or more, everyone who pledged is charged and the money goes to BFS.
The $425,000 is what they need to make the game playable. With less than that, they will likely not be able to finish the game due to lack of funds.
If they want to they can relaunch another Kickstarter at a later date, though if it fails once I doubt it will attract others and might even loose some backers. But who knows?
I can't help but think that it would've been more successful if it were pitched as an SP/COOP game instead of competitive multiplayer.
I agree, but competitive PvP is cheaper. Ever wonder why we see more PvP mods (Insurgency, Resistance and Liberation, ect.?) than SP mods? Because it is easier to do. Therefore it costs less money. Maybe they should have raised it to $700,000 minimum and promised co-op/SP.
Though everyone who pledges will get SP/co-op for free, though at a later date.