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GAME DEVELOPERZ is an original card game you are going to love!
Two to Six can play. Each player is put in the shoes of a gaming studio working for some of the most important brands in the gamez industry such as Electric Farts, Youbeflop, Nightvision Lizard and so on. Your goal is to develop and release a videogame. Will you be able to run your studio, deal with your publisher and charm the critics with your game?
What do they think about Game Developerz?
Up to now a prototype of the game has been introduced to just a few important people and legends from the games industry. They wanted to help and give a feedback, and they all ended up being very excited about the game!
Ron Gilbert, Creator of Monkey Island: “The art is great, the writing is funny and the humor skewers the game biz perfectly. My kind of game.” Ron also tweeted about Game Developerz
Nolan Bushnell, Creator of Pong: "The graphics look good and I like the concept of the game."
Jarek Kolar, Senior Producer at 2K Czech: "We were really entertained, especially because a lot of these cards reflect some real situations during our development, and the cards are really funny."
Ian Frazier, Lead Designer at Bioware Montreal: "Fun art style and a ton of great gags that capture the sheer insanity of game development. Good stuff!"
"An epic balance of competition and cooperation between game developers to create the best video game!" boardgaming.com
"Game Developerz is a damn good game that, if you've even got the slightest interest in video games, becomes even more appealing." Little Metal Dog
"Game Industry Jokes Galore! Strewn throughout the cards are references to the gaming industry with humorous cartoons and awkward business scenarios that could only be a card in this game because it has happened before." Across the Board Games
"This is a fantastic game that will ruin friendships, in the best possible way! :D" Nerd Junkies
"Packed with satirical references and parodies of the video game industry, Game Developerz promises to put a smile on the face of all but the most jaded gamer." PCGMedia
"Game Developerz is an homage to everything I love about video games. I absolutely adore the theme and look forward to more from Onion Squire." letslevelup.net
Check out the Board To Death preview of Game Developerz:
Game Developerz gives you the chance to build up your own studio and Company Cards represent the publisher your studio will be working for. They all have a special ability and they will provide you the Coinz you need to keep your business going.
You will have to hire your own Staff in order to compose a solid Team. Staff Cards represent the people you can hire in your Team in order to complete your game. There are four Skills they can master: Game Design(GD), Art(ART), Programming(CODE) and Marketing(MKT). The sum of these Skills allows your studio to complete Features and develop a game. Some Staff cards might also have special abilities that you can use in your advantage.
Business Development is something crucial if you want to be able to release your game, learn how to use your assets properly and how to manage your studio. Business Development Cards will do the dirty job for you!
Finally you will be able to create the game you always dreamed of …Well.. Almost..!
Features are the core of your videogame and your goal is to put together the best of them if you want to release a great game!
During every game development something might go wrong or there could be unexpected surprises. These events are represented by the Random Event Cards. They might be good but they are usually very bad, so be ready!
During the year Special Events might occur and your studio has the chance to earn important awards and be rewarded for its incredible job!
It’s hard to run your business if you don’t have founds. In the game you can find 60 tokens representing the game currency known as Coinz. Your publisher will fuel you up with Coinz and you will have to use them consciously if you want to be the best.
You'll have to collect as much Betascore as you can!
Betascore is earned through completed Features and represents the score given by the critics and the audience of your game. Don't worry, even if your game was not so good, you will still be able to buy some journalists loyalty with the Coinz you saved at the end of the game.
For your support we would like to reward you with exclusive Kickstarter promos, awesome expansion sets and unique opportunities to be part of the Game Developerz world.
The Base Set is about the Games Industry in general and includes 8 Company Cards, 37 Staff Cards, 55 Business Development Cards, 33 Feature Cards, 23 Random Event Cards, 4 Special Event Cards, Rulebook and 60 Token Coinz for a TOTAL OF 160 UNIQUE CARDS!
Three Expansion Sets will be released together with this campaign. Our intention is that of covering the most important and typical stereotypes of the Games Industry. Each expansion adds a different depth to the game mechanic and promotes new strategies and player interactions. This is what they'll look like:
Expansion set 1 - E-SPORTS
Expansion set 2 - INDIE GAMES
Expansion set 3 - MOBILE GAMES
The most important thing is that we'll be designing these Expansion Sets with our backers! We really can't wait for it!
Some Tiers will also allow you to appear as a Character in the game, to create your own Company Card or to design completely new cards with us, either for the Base Set or for one of the Expansion Sets of the game! Everyone will see your creation, FOREVER!
We wanted to create some awesome Rewards for all tastes. Here you can find a Rewards recap, pick the one that suits your needs best!
Create your own Custom Card with us!
This is the creative process we’ll go through with each and every of our backers pledging for a tier with a Custom Card as reward.
You will provide us a picture of you and we’ll turn you into a sketch. If you like the sketch we’ll go on to the coloring step, then we’ll ask you to choose a name for the card, to assign some Staff Points to it, and to decide if your card will have a special ability or not. Last but not least you’ll have to choose your card’s flavored text.
We already have some backers to work with in the future and we are really looking forward to it!
We also designed some great Add Ons, in case you want to customize your pledge the way you like.
Please keep in mind to add £3 to ship to EU and £8 to ship to the rest of the world every three Add Ons (Papercraft Toy excluded).
As we promised we want to run this campaign listening to our backers. We will add new Stretch Goals according to your comments:
We really struggled with shipping costs for months, in order to find a solution that could have satisfied both us and our backers! We got in touch with several partners and fulfillment companies, and we eventually achieved some satisfying results.
We got some good shipping deals and we will take charge of all or part of the shipping costs worldwide, as we didn’t want shipping costs to be a barrier between us and our backers. Thus giving the chance to everyone to back the project at an affordable price.
Risks and challenges
We’ve been working on this game for the last nine months and we really put our lives in it. Finally everything is ready and set to go, but we really couldn’t make it without your help. The goal we set for this campaign is what we need to run the production of the game and to polish some last details in order to create a great product! We planned this business like crazy and there are no particular risks if we are able to reach the goal.
The game will be produced by one of the world leading card games suppliers. They supplied us a great Exclusive Prototype that astonished all of our testers worldwide with its quality, and we can't wait to see the final product!
We also got some very good deals with fulfillment companies and we are confident everything will be smooth.
We are going to follow the campaign 24/7, replying to any question of yours.
We'll craft and update this campaign around your needs, listening to your suggestions and requests, and we’ll be updating you after the kickstarter campaign on the gamedeveloperz.com Dev Blog.
Then we'll introduce a forum for our backers to get in touch with us.
We are 100% committed and dedicated to this project, we just need your support!
We wish you'll enjoy and love this game as much as we did making it!
Thanks for reading and see you in the Game Developerz forums!
The Game Developerz Team
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