I'll try to keep this short and concise. I got an update from GMT games, a board game decelopment and publishing company, a few days back. I used to be a subscriber to their quarterlymagazine and purchased dozens of their games. A few years back they had to do some restructuring, one of the employees took out a 2 nd mortgage on their home to save the company.
They adopted a strategy call P500. The general idea was that if they could get 500 buyers to commit to buy a game the the company would go ahead and develop and publish the game. That and their support of online boardgaming boxes for multiplayer play really saved them.
Here is a link to the current news update:http://www.gmtgames.com/news.aspx?showarticle=232
Alteil US could learn a lesson from these guys. What I was wondering, are some of the successful practices adopted by a print and publish boardgame company applicable to Alteil?
For instance, could we have say a P 100 on a set for instance. Not really sure if that would work because we get sets at a semi annual rate. But, what if Alteil said, if we get (x) number of users to commit to buying (y) number of gold boxes of the next set then we'll reward you with a 5 star of that set of your choice etc.