Game Salute design update
A sepulchral voice, reverberating through the cave, says, "Cave closing soon. All adventurers exit immediately through main office."
Only four days left in the campaign! We're on the threshold of $10,000 as I write this, with more than 250 backers. Thanks to everyone for backing Colossal Cave: The Board Game. Keep spreading the word in these final days, if you can. And if you're thinking about those $200 and $350 art rewards... might I suggest you go for it? :) Remember, if we hit $12,500, we'll have Colossal Cave USB sticks for all of our Seasoned Adventurers.
It's time for another update from the workshop of Game Salute's Chris Kirkman. We're starting to look at the cards and redesign them along the lines I mentioned on my Designer Diary the other day.
In this concept art (definitely not final), we've removed the header on top of each card. That header, believe it or not, was taking up one-sixth of the card's total area. (I measured.) If we can find a way to encode that information more concisely in the final design, it'll give us more room for art elements — whether it's individual images depicting items and treasures, or simply graphical elements that "reinforce the theme" like the adventurer in the lower left corner of each of these cards. (Now, one thing this particular design loses is a way to see what's in your hand from just the left edge of the card. But that's easy to repair; just imagine the words "Treasure/Item/Action/Reaction" above have been replaced with the name of the card.)
Now that you've seen those fancy cards, I think it's time to go back and show you some more of my plain-Jane prototype cards. Again these are from the ADV550 expansion...
I've been working like crazy the past week to bring Adventure 550 to the browser; I think one more week and I'll have it done. In the meantime, why not play Adventure?
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Implementor: Receive everything at the $350 level, plus... I don't know. 100 copies of the game? Invitation to an elite playtest session with the designer? Your likeness on the box cover? Limited edition art print of all 25 treasures in the expansion? Suggest something! If it's doable, I'll make it happen.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012