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Cosmic Pioneers funds and takes late pledges

If you aren’t a big name like CoolMiniOrNot, then getting your own Kickstarter project funded can be difficult.  However, it’s still a great way for indie publishers to get their start.  One such publisher is Vesuvius Media, and their game Cosmic Pioneers recently funded and earned more than their original goal.

Vesuvius Media is proud to announce its second board game, Cosmic Pioneers, is now in production after surpassing its Kickstarter crowdfunding goal by over 40 percent.

“We are very happy with the result of the campaign,” said Konstantinos Manos, CEO of the Halifax-based game production company Vesuvius Media. “Thank you to everyone who backed this project and to our great game community. We couldn’t have done it without you!”

Cosmic Pioneers is a family-friendly, sci-fi board game for 2 to 4 players with a unique drafting setup mechanism for unlimited replayability. The game is designed to introduce casual board game players to more hard core game mechanics such as area control and resource management. The basic game rules can be learned in just 10 minutes and a full game session can be played in less than an hour.

“I started working on the prototype of this game four years ago, creating planet cards on index cards when I should have been paying attention in math class,” said Cosmic Pioneers’ Game Designer Jake Clancy. “Thanks to lots of hard work, by lots of people, the finished product is beyond anything I ever imagined.”

The game will be featured at Vesuvius Media’s GenCon 2016 exhibit booth in Indianapolis, Indiana, this Summer along with its other board game titles Centauri Saga, Dwar7s Fall, and Tube Heroes Racers.

The Cosmic Pioneers crowdfunding campaign ended on June 6; however, for a limited time, late pledges, including all unlocked stretch goals, will be accepted via the Vesuvius Media web shop for $40 USD including international shipping. The rule book is available in English and traditional Chinese languages and will soon be available in French, Spanish and German.

You can find out more about the game at their Kickstarter page, and purchase the game at their web shop.

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