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Design for Christmas!
Design for Christmas!
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The unique characteristic of Sky Scrapers is that it can be played on a board of any size and any shape. This opens up endless possibilities for a mix of real and virtual game entertainment which is the basis of the Sky Scraper Project.

One theme for Sky Scrapers is city development. The board can easily be designed to represent a particular city, such as New York, London or Paris. You can design a board for any city, including the one where you live! When you register your board design and name, you will be the sole owner of that board worldwide. You and your game will then be part of an expanding mixture of real and virtual game activities.

skyscrapers-project.com
skyscrapers-project.com

online activities

Board owners will be able to customize their boards (adding parks and other landmarks, for example) and will act to popularize their own board.
As a board owner, you will also be permitted to sell ad space on or with your board. There will also be a market through which entrepreneurs, game enthusiasts and collectors can buy and sell registered boards.
There will be a popularity ranking system covering all registered boards.
Anyone will be able to play for free on any of the registered Sky Scrapers boards. They can participate in tournaments and win ranking point.

You can enjoy playing on 9 variations of board.
You can enjoy playing on 9 variations of board.
Whole app folder is available to move from zip folder into desktop or other folder.
Whole app folder is available to move from zip folder into desktop or other folder.
    

Sky Scrapers hands-on

You can also play Sky Scrapers with a ceramic board and tiles. Owners of Original boards can purchase as many as they want custom-made, for use in tournaments or for retail sales.

★Owner's original board and pieces are made of ceramic tiles.

Sky Scrapers use matrix designed board consist of intersection spaces and paths. Stack must move on the path. Board matrix is too many maybe more than billions. This is very different point comparing with other similar games.

I will show two different board images. Pieces starting position is same on both board but pieces moving is completely different because of paths matrix difference. This is characteristic point of Sky Scrapers and this project. Everyone can design own boards with their inspirations.

Customize own board design with photos and illustrations.
Customize own board design with photos and illustrations.

★Tsubuan cafe, in Ome, near Tokyo, hosts board-game evenings using original boards decorated with the Tsubuan cafe logo.

The game party at Tsubuan-cafe in Tokyo.
The game party at Tsubuan-cafe in Tokyo.

★Ceramic boards are also available bordered by an attractive wooden frame.

 ★Logy Games hand-painted ceramic boards are fired at extremely high temperatures, so that colors will retain their original vividness for more than 100 years.

 ★Imagine your own name and design on this! The 30cm game board with wooden frame is a fine piece of furnishing as well as a major Sky Scrapers strategic challenge.

Rewards

A : Thank you letter and Memorial Sky Scrapers Board PDF data file via e-mail.

Let's play game to print and prepare pieces.

Estimated delivery: July 2015 

AA : Memorial smart phone App downloadable right works on i-OS and android OS both.

This is a memorial edition. There are special designed 10 variation boards in app.

Estimated delivery: August 2015

B : Cardboard Memorial Sky Scrapers Game Board set.

Memorial Sky Scrapers game boards are numbered and signed by the inventor, but are otherwise identical in appearance.

This is starter set to play Sky Scrapers and to consider your own board design. A board matrix is printed on the back so you can test your own board design. All backers pledging $30 or more receive this cardboard set.

Estimated delivery: August 2015 Shipped anywhere in the world for free

 Mitsuo Yamamoto created new illustrations for this project.

C : Ceramic Memorial Sky Scrapers Game Board set.

Board and pieces are made of ceramic tiles.

Memorial Sky Scrapers game boards are numbered and signed by the inventor, but are otherwise identical in appearance.

Estimated delivery: August 2015 Shipped anywhere in the world for free

D : Ceramic ORIGINAL Sky Scrapers Game Board set.

ORIGINAL Sky Scrapers game boards are custom made according to the owner's design. We make the ceramic board (one-off worldwide) and tiles after you register your design. Shipping will be in December.

Estimated delivery: December 2015 Shipped anywhere in the world for free

physical boards are made of ceramics
physical boards are made of ceramics
designing images
designing images

Note* Memorial Sky Scrapers game boards are numbered and signed by the inventor, but otherwise identical in appearance. ORIGINAL Sky Scrapers game boards are custom made according to the owner’s design.

E : one registration right. (class= A, B and C)

Note**The Class A registration right gives you the best chance of registering the name of your choice if the name is a popular one (e.g. a major city such as London or New York). Class B registration rights will succeed only if there are no Class A claims. Similarly, Class C registration rights will succeed only if there are no Class A or B claims.

F : Early bird reward

This is for early bird 50 backers pledge $100. Compact size 10cm x 10cm ceramic tile game board set is good for your coffee break.

Estimated delivery: August 2015 Shipped anywhere in the world for free

G : Special reward

Upon the success of this crowdfunding project, three backers will receive a newly invented game.

Mitsuo invented “Tallest” in early 2015, with a smaller board and the addition of neutral pieces. This game is simpler and easier, but very deep.

Backers, each with an equal chance, will draw lots to win a “Tallest” game.

Estimated delivery: August 2015 Shipped anywhere in the world for free

Ceramic Game Board set consists of ceramic board, ceramic pieces, rule-paper and solid card-box.

The hand-painted ceramic board and wooden frame board are available.

Hand-painted ceramic board + $30

Wooden frame ceramic board + $50

Hand-painted and wooden frame ceramic board + $80

We can add new pledge according to your request.

Project budget

Making cardboard memorial board: $10 x 1000 = $10,000

Shipping cost (global average): $10 x 1000 = $10,000

IT/Programming: $20,000

Web design and server rental: $5,000

Incidental expenses: $5,000

Total initial budget $50,000

This amount will get us started. Further funding will enable the enhancement of services. We greatly appreciate your support!

Project schedule

May = Start crowd funding form on 18th May for 30days.

June = if funding succeeds, we send reward A to all backers via email.

July to August = We will make physical games rewards B,C,F, G and send  to backers until August.

September = We start web game site.

October = We start original names and boards registration reward E till November

December = We will make physical games rewards D and send  to backers.

January 2016 = Web game site Grand Opening

coming online site
coming online site
abstract & strategy board game site
abstract & strategy board game site
LOGY GAMES is publishing more than 30 games
LOGY GAMES is publishing more than 30 games
ceramic painting company in Japan, sorry Japanese site
ceramic painting company in Japan, sorry Japanese site

Risks and challenges

Kickstarter crowdfunding is not the ultimate goal for us. This is where we start. Our main purpose is to establish a mix of real and virtual board-game entertainment.

There is no risk regarding the production of game sets, because LOGY GAMES is able to produce them at low cost even in small quantities. Even so, these are not mass-produced. Each set is a hand-made craft item. This is particularly so for ceramic boards and tiles. Each game set is an authentic artisan creation.

Creating the virtual game platform will take money. Our minimum target, $50,000, is kick-starting funds to build a great initial web site. To achieve a polished, user-friendly and highly functional web site may require additional funding. Any excess funding will be used to improve the web site experience and the virtual service.
The Sky Scrapers Project site will be permanent. It will bring fun and entertainment to everyone.
So, this is the start!
We appreciate your help and support!

Thanks and best regards,
LOGY GAMES game creator Mitsuo Yamamoto, May 2015

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