Friday, February 23, 2024

Steamforged Signs Exclusivity Agreement With Kickstarter, Launches With New Monster Hunter World Board Game

Share This Post

Today, Steamforged Games has announced a new excited exclusivity deal with Kickstarter. Through the partnership, Steamforged Games’s next four tabletop games will be crowdfunded exclusively on Kickstarter. Steamforged and Kickstarter will also be collaborating on educational content for emerging games creators as a way to support the next generation of tabletop publishers. 

Steamforged Games already successfully funded over a dozen projects on Kickstarter. The team’s past projects, which have earned over £20M in pledges from backers on Kickstarter, include official board games for Dark Souls, Horizon Zero Dawn, Resident Evil, and Monster Hunter: World

“We’re excited to partner exclusively with Kickstarter for our upcoming crowdfunding campaigns,” said Steamforged Games CEO and co-founder, Rich Loxam. “Kickstarter has been key to the making of Steamforged and is a big part of how we’ve gotten where we are today. We believe it’s the best platform for creators to bring their ideas to life and reach their audience. It’s an incredible way to build passionate communities, and it provides a fantastic space where those communities can engage with us directly and even influence the final game.”

One of the projects that falls under the partnership is now live on Kickstarter today. The new crowdfunding project is for Steamforged’s Monster Hunter World Iceborne: The Board Game. The Iceborne board game will plunge players into a wintry experience with a whole new line-up of massive monsters to hunt. Together, 1-4 players will track numerous beasts across the frozen tundra and engage in strategic, card-driven combat. The game is the successor to Steamforged’s highly-rated Monster Hunter: World board game, which raised £3.4 million on Kickstarter in 2021. 

Steamforged’s Chief Strategy Officer Jon Leland adds, “There’s a common misconception that creators need to ‘graduate’ from Kickstarter but, especially in the tabletop industry, that isn’t the case. This partnership with one of our biggest tabletop games publishers is a testament to the fact that Kickstarter can be part of an ongoing business model that works beyond initial success. This is one example of how we hope to continue finding impactful and creative ways to deepen our relationships with creators of all sizes, across all categories.”

You can learn more about and support their latest project here.

Images via Capcom and Steamforged Games

Have strong thoughts about this piece you need to share? Or maybe there’s something else on your mind you’re wanting to talk about with fellow Fandomentals? Head on over to our Community server to join in the conversation!


  • Dan Arndt

    Fiction writer, board game fanatic, DM. Has an MFA and isn't quite sure what to do now. If you have a dog, I'd very much like to pet it. Operating out of Indianapolis.

Latest Posts

Faeforge Academy: Episode 155 – Someone Might Notice That

That battle against the Slaad rages, and the group...

AQUA: Biodiversity in the Oceans is Clever and Fun

From The OP, Aqua: Biodiversity in the Oceans is a gorgeous tile laying game that provides endless variety and mods for all.

Commune With a God in Daryl Gregory’s Revelator

Confession: I was sleeping on this book. Revelator by...

Scrooge McDuck To Make Marvel Comics Debut This Summer With ‘Uncle $crooge And The Infinity Dime’

This June, Jason Aaron and a host of talented Disney comic book artists take the miserly Scrooge McDuck on a multiversal adventure

From the Vault: ‘Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro’

Lupin the III: The Castle of Cagliostro occupies a strange...

Marvel’s Voices Celebrates Mystique And Destiny This June In X-Men: The Wedding Special

Kieron Gillen reveals Mystique and Destiny’s never-before-told wedding in this year’s Marvel’s Voices: Pride one-shot—X-MEN: THE WEDDING SPECIAL #1.