WoW card game publisher rescues failed Kickstarter board game

The Doom that Came to Atlantic City, the board game that pulled in almost $123,000 on Kickstarter and was canceled last week, will see the light of day thanks to Cryptozoic Entertainment, the company announced today.

The Forking Path, the original publisher of The Doom, raised $122,874 for the game last spring on Kickstarter, 351 percent of its $35,000 goal. But the head of the company said last week that he decided to cancel the game after mistakes and misfortune befell the project, and that he hoped to give refunds to all backers.

Cryptozoic Entertainment, the publisher behind tabletop games like the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game, is picking up The Doom — the Print and Play version of the game is now live, and Cryptozoic will provide all backers with a copy of the final version at no additional cost. Cryptozoic's decision is unaffiliated with the Kickstarter that The Forking Path ran, since once the game was canceled, its rights reverted to its original designers, Keith Baker and Lee Moyer.

"Cryptozoic isn't assuming responsibility for the Kickstarter project or the actions of The Forking Path: They are simply doing what they can to make things right for gamers who have suffered because of it," said Baker and Moyer in a note on the Cryptozoic website today. "They can't cover all rewards [The Forking Path] promised, because they are doing ALL of this at their own expense, just to make a bad situation a little better. But they are going to get you the game you thought you were getting, at no further cost to you."

"Our first priority is getting the game produced and in the hands of the Kickstarter backers," said Scott Gaeta, Cryptozoic's chief operating officer. "We are already working with the factory and should have a date we can share in a few weeks."

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