About this project
A card game injected with the powers of pop culture icons, contains dice for a pinch of chaos and mutated from the DNA of beer pong. Icons of Awesomeball is a unique game that aims to offer a high level of interaction between players. This element of tabletop games has always been my favorite part.
Imagine a game that fits entirely into a 22 ounce cup and offers an entire night of fun for you and your friends. This compact, action filled, tabletop game is ready to be unleashed. Now you have the opportunity to help bring Icons of Awesomeball to the world.
The following will explain a little about the design process and future production.
You will use Game Cards to battle opponents with a multitude of pong shots and dice roll challenges. You will also compete with your Player Card and use your Icon’s Awesomeball shooting abilities to roll the dice and score points (first to 30 points wins or play the short game and first to 20 points wins). The game comes with slider clips to keep score on your player card, no need for paper and pen to keep track. The most common part of the game will be the chance to shoot pong shots into the game cup. Not only will you need to become an accurate shooter to win the game but you will have to ignore the constant trash talking and distraction. As long as your opponents don’t bump the table, make contact with the cup or make contact with the shooting player, you can have fun finding ways to distract others and win.
These elements of game play are simple and all Game Cards will tell you exactly what move you need to take to score points. This limits the use of a long boring rule book. In fact, the basic rules to the game fit on the back of the card box so you won’t have to spend half the night explaining how to play to your friends. The game can get going quickly while you play music, keep conversation flowing and… DON’T FORGET TO DISTRACT. This level of fun, casual interaction is the best part of the game. Lastly, the Icon Player Cards come with a short background and stats. Connect with your Icon, let others know your history and maybe even use themed distraction inspired by your Icon.
DESIGNING THE GAMEPLAY AND CHARACTERS:
Casual games and party games that are highly interactive have always been appealing to me so I knew exactly what style of game I wanted to create. Mixing elements of beer pong was an easy way to add a competitive sporting element to a tabletop game.
Designing the Icons to represent Awesomeball was a challenge. I first had to pick a selection of iconic characters that would be recognizable and appealing. My experience as a concept artist helped me create character designs and artwork that complimented the game. After many late nights gaming, I’m happy to say the game met all requirements. My friends and I followed the game easily, were constantly challenged, stayed loud, laughed constantly and still managed to eat, drink and listen to good music. Goal achieved!
MANUFACTURING THE GAME:
After designing the game and finalizing the art I researched printers and suppliers. I was able to get quotes from many companies and therefore have a large amount of choice for final production. Although I have chosen the suppliers I wish to work with, should there be any
complications in ordering product, I can easily use a back-up supplier.
The game is meant to be easy to play but still offers elements of chance and strategy. Interaction with your friends through battles and distraction will keep the fun flowing. The Icon characters are appealing and ready to help you win. Don’t forget that all this action packed fun fits into a single cup.
All the setup work is done! We are just a few steps from completion. With your support, Icons of Awesomeball is about to takeover game nights everywhere.
SUPER BACKER LEVELS:
While playing games in the past my friends and I would use a trophy piece to celebrate the winners victory. It could be a medal, crown or trophy belt. The best part of this was knowing that everyone wanted to come back for more to defeat the champion and take the prize. So the super backer levels have been created with this idea in mind.
You can back trophy levels that will get you a copy of the base game plus come with either a championship ring, Awesomeball jersey or championship belt. If a trophy piece isn’t your style then try one of the other awesome backer levels. Adults may prefer to have a few drinks during their game so why not get the drinking game version. It comes with an extra rule card that offers different drinking game options. You also get a set of four plastic shot glasses.
For the ultimate gamer, you can be immortalized by backing our greatest level. Limited to only two, you can become an Icon. You will represent the entire human race as the iconic human and get your own card that will appear in every deck! You will have your likeness drawn in the same style as the Awesomeball Icons and become immortalized.
Risks and challenges
As all elements of the game design are completed (this includes having the artwork print ready and quotes received) all that is left is to place the order for products and printing. If any suppliers cannot match their quotes or should no longer offer the service I need, I have gathered quotes from backup suppliers for every element of the game.
The manpower and time needed to pack and post the games has already been calculated for our base level and stretch goals. Should we exceed these levels and face challenges with packing, we can work with our budget to hire the help needed and finish the project on time.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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