THE SOUL OF SUCCESS
While the Steamforged staffers had confidence in their concept for the Dark Souls tabletop release, some of the team can’t yet get their heads around how their game reached over £3.7m on a Kickstarter target of £50,000.
“I still haven’t quite got an answer to the question about the success,” says Hart (above). “Maybe it’s because, deep down at its core, DarkSouls deserves to be a board game. It feels like a board game you play as a videogame… Put in simple terms like that, it’s a description of almost every classic tabletop dungeon crawler. There’s a synergy between the core game in
DarkSouls and what people want from a board game. That might be it.”