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Episode Info: Michael Coe has raised $1,4 milllions creating his games. So we are really excited to share his insights. Creating a game which will convert your fans into backers can send your mind spinning in different directions. So, What are the two most important things you should focus on? This time Michael wanted to make a board game that represented the wild west theme like no other game had done before. But let’s go back in time to the beginning of his journey. Many years ago, he drained his bank account to develop his first game. He flew hundreds of miles to attend a game convention. He needed to find a publisher. Everyone turned him down. Can you imagine what it feels like to put everything you have into creating something you love and then face rejection? He didn’t give up. Instead, he went back home and continued to improve. There was a lot to work on: What is the golden number of players? How should the rules be set up? What should the graphics look like? Michael shared on Maker Paradise the two core elements that you should concentrate on: If you can marry theme and mechanics well, then that’s where you’re players will get that visceral feeling. People will develop an emotional connection to your game This got Michael more than 11,400 backers. So how can you reach that as well? Check out the interview, as he shares insights on game mechanics and explains how they influence the storytelling aspect (theme) as well.Read more »

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