Remember the fuedal Japan themed miniatures game that was being designed by the same guy who made Blood Rage? Its Kickstarter campaign has just came to a close, and it raised a lot of money.
The campaign had raised more than $5.5 million with half an hour to go, or $US4,208,009, from over 31,000 backers. That's a solid return from the original goal of $US300,000, although the success is understandable given the praise and high quality miniatures:
Images: Rising Sun Kickstarter
The objective of the game is to become the new Emperor through a series of political and war phases, with the whole game taking place over the course of a "year". There are five clans, each of which come with their own miniatures and abilities, as well as seven Kami. The Kami are basically gods, and will bestow various buffs on the players that praise them the most. Rising Sun has plenty of parallels with Blood Rage, as you'll see in the pitch video.
Having hit its target and then some, Rising Sun is scheduled to ship around April next year, with Australian backers expected to receive the game four to five weeks after the shipping process begins at the earliest.