Nemesis Lockdown By Awaken Realms Breaks Kickstarter Record & Site

Today, we got an email saying that Awaken Realms, a game company from Wrocław, Poland, had effectively broken the record for the fastest funding of nearly $50,000 on Kickstarter with their campaign for Nemesis Lockdown. This email also stated that the Kickstarter campaign also, in essence, caused Kickstarter to go down due to the influx of people funding this game. As of writing the number on this page, the campaign has reached and exceeded $1 million in USD, with over 6,800 people backing the game.

The front of the boxes for the various Nemesis games by Awaken Realms.
The front of the boxes for the various Nemesis games by Awaken Realms.

According to the Kickstarter campaign, Nemesis Lockdown is the latest expansion in the Nemesis board game franchise. The campaign blurb goes on to state:

It builds on the tense, cinematic experience Nemesis is known for, adding even more opportunities for emergent, dramatic gameplay. Become an unlikely survivor, locked in an underground base with something terrifying. Turn up your paranoia, as you try to guess what other players are up to, or what the contingency plan is. Work to learn the weaknesses of your nemesis – or run like hell. Switch off the lights in someone's lab section. Take a dangerous trek to the outside bunker. And whatever you do, be ready for unexpected!

The email we received here at Bleeding Cool states that as soon as the campaign launched at noon Eastern Daylight Time, the hosting site started to experience issues with performance and as such, Kickstarter posted updates stating that it was working hard to fix these site problems.

Kickstarter's updates in the wake of performance issues due to Nemesis Lockdown's rapid-fire backing.
Kickstarter's updates in the wake of performance issues due to Nemesis Lockdown's rapid-fire backing.

At this time, Nemesis Lockdown has made an additional $260,000 USD with more than 1,300 more backers. The amount of money already brought into this campaign is amazing and serves as an example of the potential of what a crowdfunding source can do for a game like Nemesis. What do you think of this information? Is Kickstarter out of the woods regarding its performance issues? Have you played Nemesis? How does it handle? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!

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