First Wonder is a spiritual successor of Giants: Citizen Kabuto and MDK, straight from the mind of my Rogue Rocket co-founder Nick Bruty, the original creator of both those classic games. We aimed to pivot towards high quality indie action gaming through crowdfunding to achieve greater control of our own financing and ultimately to create and deliver games to a community of gamers who love our style of game.
Unfortunately, we weren't able to reach our goals, but we did produce a pretty cool little concept demo built in Unreal 4 that many people found pretty cool that we've now made available on a request basis on Steam.
Through this experience, we also learned a ton about things like influencer networks (like Twitch), presentation, and marketing. And though engaging in these areas, found ourselves connecting to a ton of interesting people that we wouldn't have otherwise.