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Turn-based tactical combat for PC and Mac, set in the steam-powered world of the award-winning WARMACHINE tabletop game.
Backers: 19829
Average Pledge Per Backer: $80

Funded: $1,578,950 of $550,000
Dates: Jul 10th -> Aug 10th (31 days)
Project By: Privateer Press Interactive
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Crowdfund Bookie: $23 million raised in six months

December 11th - via:
The past six months have proven fruitful for crowdfunded games. In total, 186 different Indiegogo and Kickstarter video game projects earned $23,914,666 from the months of June through November. Those numbers are courtesy of 500,467 backers in the six-month period, who raised $13,173,182 beyond the combined goals of the projects to reach stretch goals that will bring games to additional platforms and grant players more content. (Read More)

Using KickTraq to Research Before Launching A Kickstarter Project

November 18th - via:
One of the best ways to prepare for your Kickstarter campaign is to look up and analyze similar campaigns. These campaigns can feature a similar product or be in the same category as your Kicstarter campaign. KickTraq, a free analytics tool, is a great website for digging deeper into these campaigns you turn up. Before reading the example below, I recommend downloading the free KickTraq chrome app. (Read More)

On The Table S6 Ep5: Fortunes & Glory, Fairytales & Warboards

October 10th - via:
Welcome back to a new episode of On The Table, your table top games news source! We're showing you a whole host of awesome miniatures and games for you to enjoy and possibly add to your collection. Not only do we have far future tech from Antenocitis Workshop but we delve back into dark fantasy With Black Chapel Miniatures too. (Read More)


August 10th - via:
Thirty days ago, we embarked on a journey toward an unknown destination. We were always confident there was a community for this game we wanted to make. After all, the incredible WARMACHINE community has been around for a decade, growing in leaps and... (Read More)


August 9th - via:
You have done it, again! You, the WARMACHINE: Tactics community of over 19,000 backers, have completely obliterated the most recent stretch goal! With still five hours to go, you have unlocked the RETRIBUTION OF SCYRAH as a playable faction!... (Read More)


August 9th - via:
First up, we've been working hard to find a way to get backers the High Command cards  in a way that doesn't require a pledge for a physical reward, but at the same time, doesn't shaft the funding for the game by counting a lot of shipping charges... (Read More)


August 9th - via:
We’re fast approaching the end of the WARMACHINE: Tactics Kickstarter campaign. And with the end in sight, many of you may be wondering, “What comes next?” When the campaign funds at midnight PDT August 9th all ability to modify or add pledges... (Read More)


August 8th - via:
In celebration of hitting 17,324 backers, we wanted to share a few cool things with you! To kick it off, here's a glamour shot of the War Chest prototype just received at Privateer Press HQ today. Behold it's brassy and glossy loveliness!  Next up,... (Read More)


August 8th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)


August 8th - via:
The MERCENARY MARCH has resulted in a triumphant victory! Thanks to you, our community of 17,000 incredible backers, we have unlocked yet another fantastic stretch goal for WARMACHINE: Tactics! Not only does this most recent stretch goal add a... (Read More)


August 7th - via:
With over two days to go, you and over 16,000 of your fellow backers have unlocked yet another stretch goal adding both awesome content and fantastic new features to WARMACHINE: Tactics! The DARK SEDUCTION single-player mission pack will let you play... (Read More)


August 7th - via:
With less than three full days to go, the WARMACHINE: Tactics Kickstarter continues to build steam and accelerate toward higher and higher stretch goals! Just around the corner is the DARK SEDUCTION single player mission pack and with that goal will... (Read More)

[PRESS RELEASE] “WARMACHINE: Tactics” Kickstarter Campaign, Over 200% Funded, in Final Days

August 6th - via:
The Kickstarter campaign to fund the development of the WARMACHINE: Tactics video game is in its final days, leaving potential backers just three more days to support the game’s development and claim the campaign’s exclusive backer incentives. The campaign ends August 9. (Read More)


August 5th - via:
With only three days to go, we know many of you have been eager to see the new digital Add On we've been working up. The artists at WhiteMoon Dreams have been cooking up ideas for a series of Extreme Warcaster redesigns that, like the Extreme... (Read More)


August 5th - via:
We are thrilled to announce that this amazing WARMACHINE: Tactics community has grown to over 15,000 backers! We have smashed through 13 stretch goals, adding content and features to the game that will enhance your gaming experience and add... (Read More)

[PRESS RELEASE] Adam Baldwin in Negotiations to Lend His Voice Talent to “WARMACHINE: Tactics”

August 5th - via:
Renowned actor Adam Baldwin is in negotiations to lend his voice talent to the upcoming video game WARMACHINE: Tactics. Perhaps best known for his role as Jayne Cobb in Firefly and Serenity, Baldwin has appeared in dozens of film and television roles, including Full Metal Jacket, Independence Day, The X-Files, and Chuck. Baldwin has also voiced roles in blockbuster video games including Halo 3: ODST and Mass Effect 2. (Read More)


August 4th - via:
Thanks to you and the USTOPPABLE community of over 14,550 backers that have come together to support WARMACHINE: Tactics, we have smashed through yet another stretch goal! This time, we unlock the warcasters of Apotheosis! Each of these new... (Read More)


August 3rd - via:
Last night, just after I sent out the update, I received a preview of the 3D images for the Aiakos, Scourge of Meredius limited-edition sculpt. Hard to believe this guy is just a novice! What's he going to be like as a full fledged warcaster?! For... (Read More)


August 2nd - via:
With one week to go, the WARMACHINE: Tactics Kickstarter has brought together over 14,100 backers and the project is, at the moment of this writing, 207% funded!!! All of this is due to your support as part of the incredible community that has formed... (Read More)


July 31st - via:
WARMACHINE: Tactics, thanks to your pledges and ongoing support, has gathered over 13,500 backers to this Kickstarter and we are OVER 200% FUNDED!!! Just over two-thirds of the way into this Kickstarter with nine days yet to go, our community... (Read More)

PayPal is Live! Plus, Canadian shipping update!

July 30th - via:
PAYPAL PLEDGE PAGE IS LIVE!We have completed our PayPal pledge page. For all of those who have been waiting for this, thank you very much for your patience. Please note that unlike pledging through the Kickstarter site, donations made through PayPal... (Read More)


July 28th - via:
With the WARMACHINE: Tactics community growing to over 12,800 strong, you have smashed through another stretch goal and unlocked the last warrior in this leg of the Mercenary march — the Cutthroat! One of Jarok Croe's personally trained killers,... (Read More)


July 27th - via:
Thanks to over 12,600 backers of WARMACHINE: Tactics, we have crushed another stretch goal, unlocking an new Mercenary character, the vile and contemptible assassin, Jarok Croe! A master throat slitter, and armed with an enchanted pistol that can... (Read More)

STEELHEAD RIFLEMAN UNLOCKED! (And 3rd time's the charm...)

July 27th - via:
Thanks to you, the UNSTOPPABLE WARMACHINE: Tactics community of 12,465 people (as of this writing), we have obliterated another stretch goal!  But before we get on to that, let me get the embarrassing business of this Rewards Chart out of the way. ... (Read More)

Tabletop strategy game ‘War Machine’ is getting a kickstarter.

July 27th - via:
And it looks pretty damn good. War Machine is a game built on foundations of Warhammer 40K second edition and similar ilk, favoring crazy small-unit tactics and powerful character combinations, all draped in a crazy steampunk-robot aesthetic. It was extremely well supported by Privateer Press, with multiple additions and revisions under the years, and largely held a reputation as being a 'fair' alternative to say, Games Workshops regular screw-the-customer mentality. (Read More)


July 26th - via:
Once again, apologies for any confusion. Below is the updated reward chart with the correct digital rewards listed in the Deadeye column. Thank you for your patience. Matt Wilson  (Read More)


July 26th - via:
Apologies for any confusion. The rewards listed in the Deadeye column of the reward chart are incorrect and will be corrected shortly to include all of the digital rewards that reward level receives. Apologies,Matt Wilson  (Read More)


July 26th - via:
We've got a couple exciting updates that we can't wait another minute to share with you! And they both feature that most lovable of all the Cryxian bonejacks, the DEATHRIPPER. BLACK HEARTThe latest installment in our Canvas Art Print series has just... (Read More)


July 26th - via:
Another stretch goal has been demolished, thanks to you and the efforts of nearly 12,300 backers of WARMACHINE: Tactics!  Today, we've unlocked the Steelhead Halberdier mercenary unit for use in multiplayer and single player AI skirmishing! The... (Read More)


July 25th - via:
With 15 days to go, the growing WARMACHINE: Tactics community has blazed past the one million dollar mark and smashed through the latest stretch goal unlocking the FIRE & ICE Single Player Mission Pack! This new single player experience will... (Read More)


July 24th - via:
We’re nearly at the halfway point for this Kickstarter, but thanks to you, we have already left our original funding goal in the dust and smashed through an amazing seven stretch goals! As of the writing of this update, we are 179% funded and our... (Read More)

10,000 Backers & a New Add On!

July 18th - via:
The WARMACHINE: Tactics community of backers has grown to over 10,000 strong, and climbing! With three whole weeks to go, our next stretch goal that will unlock the Fire & Ice single player mission pack is well within our grasp, and we hope to... (Read More)

Welcome to WARMACHINE! And welcome to Steam Greenlight!

July 18th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)


July 18th - via:
We did it. YOU did it! The $850,000 stretch goal has been crossed, unleashing the warjacks of Apotheosis in WARMACHINE: Tactics! I've already shared the art and descriptions of these amazing warjacks in the last two previous posts, so I won't rehash... (Read More)


July 17th - via:
Day 8 and WARMACHINE: Tactics continues to make incredible headway into our stretch goals, thanks to your support. With nearly 9,400 backers, we're over 151% funded and closing in our next major stretch goal with less than $15,000 to go. Crossing the... (Read More)

Video game winning war for Kickstarter crowd's allegiance

July 16th - via:
Warmachine: Tactics is proving once again that Kickstarter is the place to go if you want to raise money to make a video game. (Read More)


July 15th - via:
With San Diego Comic Con headed at me like an oncoming freight train, I've decided it might be a good idea to reveal a few more stretch goals, just in case I can't get an update done as quickly as we cross them. (Here's hoping we keep crossing them!)... (Read More)

Custom Color System — UNLOCKED!

July 15th - via:
Our amazing community of backers has grown to over 8,100 strong and your support has pushed WARMACHINE: Tactics past our $760,000 stretch goal threshold. This momentous event unlocks a fantastic feature that we have hoped since the beginning to... (Read More)

DAY 4 — Soldiers of Fortune

July 13th - via:
The first leg of the Mercenary march has been completed! Thanks to you, our community of over 7,200 backers, four stretch goals have been unlocked in rapid succession, adding a gallery of mercenary characters to multiplay and giving us even more to... (Read More)

EIRYSS, Mage Hunter of Ios, UNLEASHED!

July 12th - via:
The Mercenary march is on!  Your support has unlocked our first Mercenary character stretch goal!  The Iron Kingdoms has a long tradition of mercenary warriors, war profiteers whose only allegiance is to the gold they earn in battle. In WARMACHINE:... (Read More)


July 12th - via:
Stretch Goal #1 — Cryx and Protectorate of Menoth playable in multiplayer on Day 1 is ACHIEVED!You, the community of over 6,600 backers and growing, are UNSTOPPABLE! I'm literally breathless trying to keep up. The massive support has been simply... (Read More)

WhiteMoon Dreams on

July 12th - via:
WhiteMoon Dreams is streaming live from the studio, all day long on Tune in for conversations with the development team and a behind the scenes look into the creation of WARMACHINE: Tactics!  (Read More)


July 12th - via:
This game is about to get real! In under 35 hours, over 5,100 individuals have gathered to successfully fund the WARMACHINE: Tactics Kickstarter, which means about a year from now, we’re all going to be playing this game together.   Wow! I’m... (Read More)

Canada Shipping — Good News!

July 11th - via:
For Canadian backers, we have managed to work out some better shipping options as well! NOTE: The shipping cost of the War Chest and Warcaster Portrait, has not changed. This is only for the limited-edition sculpts with card and coin. How this... (Read More)

UK & EU Shipping Rates — Good News!

July 11th - via:
Thanks to our partners at Cerberus in the UK, we've worked out a plan to ship the limited edition sculpts at a greatly reduced price. And because the items will be shipping from Cerberus in the UK, you won't have additional customs charges either.... (Read More)


July 11th - via:
FAQ — July 11, 2013  How much of the game is actually done and how will the budget be used? We have built core gameplay systems and actually have the basic gameplay up and running. We are continuing to build more of the gameplay systems,... (Read More)


July 11th - via:
Overwhelmed doesn’t begin to describe the feeling I’m experiencing as we’re closing in on our funding goal. The excitement at Privateer Press and WhiteMoon Dreams is palpable — not because of the little ticker going up in the corner of all... (Read More)

Kickstarter Spotlight - Projects You Should Pay Attention To 7/11

July 11th - via:
We’re back from…well nowhere, but I totally space cadet’d yesterdays deadline in lieu of other monstrous tasks. We’ve received tons of emails from Kickstarter hopefuls this week, and we’re nabbing one of the more unique picks from our inbox to share along with two other fantastic projects that have secured a combined total of nearly one million thus far. We’ll be controlling colossal mechs (not Pacific Rim), bribing executives, and spiriting away to the Old North in this weeks Kickstarter Spotlight. So, strap in, it’ll be a bumpy, steam driven ride. (Read More)


July 10th - via:
Just over 5 hours in and we have already hit the halfway point to our funding goal with over 2,000 Backers! We are overwhelmed. Thanks to you the WARMACHINE: Tactics Kickstarter project has raised over $275,000, on our first day and has exceeded our... (Read More)

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