Funding for this project was suspended by Kickstarter on May 15, 2012.
About this project
Tentacle Bento is a cheeky, fast playing trick taking card game for 2 to 4 players. Each game puts you in the enviable position of being a horrid, tentacle flailing, slime oozing monster from outer space. Cleverly disguised (of course) as an adorable, and newly enrolled student at Takoashi University, an all-girls school nestled in scenic Japan.
Tentacle Bento represents Soda Pop Miniatures first foray into anime themed card games, and we need your help. We are looking for support in getting this product into production, and would be grateful for your sponsorship of this effort. And now that we are totally funded! We can start the madness!
First: A note to our sponsors. Tentacle Bento is a mature themed product not intended for sale to children under the age of 17. In the long history of horrible combinations of tentacles and school girls, we have taken a cheeky satire look at the genre to create a silly, if not innuendo rich, product. We are firmly against the depiction of violence against women in any regards.
FIRST STRETCH GOAL! ACHIEVED!!!
SECOND STRETCH GOAL! ACHIEVED!!!
THIRD STRETCH GOAL! "Why So Serious" edition
AlaCarte' Menu (Growing)
+$5 ADD ONE SET OF PROMO CARDS
+$10 ADD ONE CANDY & COLA COLLECTIBLE MINIATURE
+$10 ADD ONE MARIE-CLAUDE MINIATURE
+$20 ADD ONE T-SHIRT
+$20 ADD ONE EXTRA TENTACLE BENTO GAME
+$50 ADD ONE DAKIMAKURA (Huggy Pillow)
+$60 PRO PAINTING SERVICE from Worthy Painting! (1) Miniature *est delivery in September (includes added shipping)
What’s in the Box?
Each box of Tentacle Bento is planned with 108 game cards, each richly illustrated, a mountain of unique artwork depicting the characters, locations, and sneaky traps laid by the offending aliens.
Soda Pop Miniatures has been meticulous about finding a partner that could help us achieve the anime style we were going for. Emulating the dating-sim style of anime art, we found great partners with Groundbreaker Studios. They have been instrumental in helping us envision the students and our university.
We will be previewing more artwork as it becomes available.
Tentacle Bento is easy to learn, and fast to play. As a classic card matching game, players form actions from their hands, combining girls, locations, and snatches. Some combinations will generate special game effects, in-game events shake up play, and character cards will create mayhem when played on your opponents.
Girls, Locations, and Snatches are broken down into essence types or "suits", representing the particular girlish essence the aliens are after, and the locations and traps best suited to catch their quarry. Each of these essence types typifies one of the Pillars of Takoashi University doctrine.
The smart essence type typifies the Takoashi pillar of scholarly exploration. Well-read and inquisitive in nature, smart girls are tenacious and are ever on the edge of discovering the true identities of the alien interlopers.
Girl's imbued with the sexy essence come from all walks of life, and in a way reflect the Takoashi pillar of confidence, which seems to come easy to this part of the student body. These girls know what they want, and they know how to get it.
Takoashi girls are not only cute, they are HARDCORE cute! Representing the pillar of congeniality, cute girls, though frequently lost in their own pursuits are dedicated to their studies, wide-eyed and innocent to the nature of the universe.
The university sports program is one of the best in Japan. Rigorous training, and a hall full of trophies can attest to the victories of their elite athletes. But, no matter how mouth watering the thought, these girls are in peak physical condition, and quite capable of holding their own.
WHAT WE NEED THE FUNDS FOR
The realities of running a games business in this industry only allows a certain amount of bandwidth for creating new projects while fully supporting existing lines. Your support for Tentacle Bento is allowing us to enrich the product we are offering, create more supporting material, and start the development of new games and expansions.
Soda Pop Miniatures started life in 2009 as a small manufacturer of collectible miniatures for hobbyists. We are still 3 humble guys, friends from college, trying to build a sugar coated empire out of really fun and original properties. We launched our first board game Super Dungeon Explore in 2011 with a lot of great response, and we will breathing some life into one of our miniatures projects this summer with the launch of Relic Knights: Darkspace Calamity. But our foray into games design is deeply hindered by our limited resources, and we are hoping that we can rally our community around our mad ideas and concepts enough to bring them to life.
If you have any questions about your sponsorship, or our game, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You will receive "early" copies of retail ready product. There is no difference in the products.
At the end of the pledge drive, we will have individual supporter surveys going out, asking you to account for any additional pledge funds you sent, and what you had requested to go along with it, tshirt, extra games, huggy pillow, etc.
Yes, all pledges above include the Promo card set, as well as the full game.
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