The Dark Souls Board Game Smashed Through Its Kickstarter Goals

Looks like we'll be seeing a Dark Souls board game in the near future. 


Dark Souls continues to prove how popular it is consistently, with Dark Souls 3 selling like hotcakes and a tabletop game concept based on the series amassing all the funds it needs via Kickstarter in a measly three minutes.

In about the time it takes to listen to the excellent "You Think I Ain't Worth A Dollar, But I Feel Like A Millionaire," the Dark Souls board game earned a whopping £50,000, or $72,000. That's absolutely ridiculous. In a few hours, the game amassed nearly five times what it required to go into production, reaching about £222,550 ($320,000). With about a month remaining on the clock until the Kickstarter ends on May 16, who knows how much money the project will continue to make?

Dark Souls - The Board Game will be created by Steamforged Games, partnered with Bandai Namco, and will support 1-4 players. Prospective backers need to pledge £75 ($108) to guarantee a copy of the game, with several stretch goals being added. Dark Souls 3 itself just released on April 12, and it's already amassed this kind of popularity. The future looks extremely bright for the franchise, as it always has.

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    April 20, 2016 5:40 AM

    Brittany Vincent posted a new article, The Dark Souls Board Game Smashed Through Its Kickstarter Goals

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      April 20, 2016 6:54 AM

      The game was funded in 3 minutes and is almost at a million already. This is going to be huge. Congrats to the Steamforged Games team they are 2 for 2 on games.

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      April 20, 2016 6:58 AM

      How about a link to the actual kickstarter page?

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        April 20, 2016 7:50 AM

        I find this practice of talking about things without linking them annoying too. It seems to be an article style or something. I had to go to kickstarter and search. The Polygon article that Shacknews linked to didn't have it either!

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          April 20, 2016 8:29 AM

          It might be so they don't look to be advertising for that game. I remember there was a lot of chatter a year or so ago even commenting on Kickstarter content until it's officially relelased.

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            April 20, 2016 8:53 AM

            That seems a weird line to draw when you're already doing a whole article about said kickstarter.

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          April 20, 2016 8:58 AM

          Bugs the frigging hell out of me too. So annoying, closed my browser and went for a walk.

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          April 20, 2016 9:05 AM

          Also for me it came across as an SEO optimization, let's link to another shack article that links again to a popular article etc. Still pissed off lol.

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          April 20, 2016 9:15 AM

          Dangit dfay!

          If we don't make the authors do the work, they'll never learn!

          But thanks!

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          April 20, 2016 9:20 AM

          Dangit dfay!

          How are the shacknews news people going to learn if you do the work for them!

          It's one thing for the link to be one of many, but when there are 3 links and none of them are to the thing actually being discussed, it's kind of trash. This sort of quality of life thing is what determine page visits over a long period. If you can't ever find the thing you're looking for in the article, you'll find another site that does.

          Thanks for giving it though :)

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          April 20, 2016 9:40 AM

          The worst is when you think there's a link in the article, but it's just a tag for related articles on the site.

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        April 20, 2016 10:10 AM

        I noticed she normally leaves out links to source. dunno what that is about. sporkyreeve needs a stern talking to and a paddlin.

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      April 20, 2016 8:52 AM

      They need to include a version for Tabletop Simulator. I dunno if that is possible without making it free to everyone who owns TTS but it would seem like a great KS perk.

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      April 20, 2016 10:13 AM

      I'm starting to get nervous that this will distract Steamforged from Guild Ball.

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        April 20, 2016 10:26 AM

        seriously, they're looking at the ability to straight up print money with further content if this is well-received