It has been a busy few weeks so I want to take a moment to reflect. Running a Kickstarter campaign is intense, there are so many messages, enquiries and questions to answer that it becomes very easy to become obsessed by detail and loose sight of what you are really trying to do.
Half way through the campaign for Metro Maps I want to return to the big picture. Lincoln Game Company is all about making games and sharing them with you. This means that I need to take every opportunity I can to reflect on the projects Lincoln Game Company will work on in the future. I was recently on BBC Radio talking about game development and ideas generation, I spoke to the presenter Melvin about the challenges of identifying good ideas and where to draw inspiration from. To paraphrase that conversation I mentioned the six or seven ideas I had this year and that I had subsequently discounted. The truth is there are a few ideas that have been fermenting at the back of my mind that I believe have a real possibility of doing something different.
The diagram below reveals the project codenames and where in development these ideas are, ranging from early development and prototyping through to Kickstarter and production.
Most of these projects have taken a back seat for the past few months in favour of giving Metro Maps the attention it needed to get to Kickstarter. I can however reveal a few details about the projects that I am working on. Project Earl will have its teaser launch in a few months time so look out for that reveal in the near future. Project Cerberus has over taken Project Gemini recently as I am very excited about the idea, it’s based on something I am quite passionate about about and will hopefully take fast paced gameplay to a whole new level. Project Baron is in its earliest possible stages and may not be something we see for a few years yet. These projects are a mixture of board games and playing cards that will keep everyone involved in Lincoln Game Company busy for years to come.
All in all there is lots to look forward too. Metro Maps is still on Kickstarter waiting to be funded and I have a series of expansions for it waiting in the wings at the full prototype stage.