GameTable Online Super Charged!
Since 2003 GameTable Online has hosted great online board games. That's right - we've been up and running for TEN YEARS - since before phones were smart and before Facebook even existed! We have 29 games including war games, Euro games, classics and more. GTO has a robust game platform that connects people with real time board games through the internet. We have nurtured a terrific gaming community that has recently clocked in at over 2 million games played. We've done all of this on a shoestring and a small but highly talented and dedicated team. Now we are seeking your help to charge up GTO to become an even better site with more games and features.
A New Games!
We kicked off the new games with Tsuro of the Seas, a new board game whose physical incarnation was funded through Kickstarter in 2012. We hit this target so we will take this entertaining board game and make it playable on your computer via the Internet!
Next in line for Stretch Goals is Conquest of the Empire. Conquest of the Empire is a big box game by the designer of Axis & Allies, Larry Harris. It is a multiplayer game where each player assumes the role of a Roman leader vying to become the Caesar of the entire Roman Empire.
We have listened to our fans and we'll be improving the site and our existing games with our most requested features. To start, we will create:
- Observer mode which allows you to watch a game in action without having to play. This is a great way to learn the game, to hang out with friends, to watch a tournament or to see how much longer a game has until it is done. We'll also add a table setting for restricting observer mode or for allowing it but without watchers being able to chat
- Improved ranking system which brings a more competitive ranking system for our gamers who like to compete - it will rate players by each game and also add an overall site rank across all games
- Expanded tournament system that will allow for a wider range of settings beyond single-round tournaments as we have now
Click on the hyperlinks above to find out more about these features.
If we achieve additional support beyond our initial goal, we will add more games and more features - see the stretch goals below and if things go great we'll keep adding more stretch goals as we have a lot of gaming goodness up our sleeves (including an amazing 'mystery game' that will get most of our current gamers salivating)!
GameTable Online is an online game site that features versions of strategy board, card and dice games that are playable over the Internet. We have some of the greatest hobby games ever created! Games like Axis & Allies, Tigris & Euphrates, RoboRally, Acquire, and Battle Cry.
All game names are copyright and trademark of their respective owners.
The games look and play just like their tabletop counterparts. All of the games are built on GTO's MetaGame engine so when you join GTO, you will be gaming with a community of gamers from around the world. In addition to having a great hub for online board games, GameTable Online also manages RPG Table Online, the home of our virtual table for role-playing games. These are sister sites so your one profile provides access to both online board games and role-playing games.
As a thanks for supporting our GTO Power Up campaign we have assembled a batch of rewards for you.
Most of the reward levels include 6 months or 5 years of gaming privileges at GTO. We have two subscription levels, Gamer and Power Gamer subscriptions. Gamers get full access to every game on the site that exists now or will be created in the future. Power Gamers have the same access but are also the most popular gamers on the site as anyone, subscriber or not, can join their game tables. This is a great feature for families or groups as one Power Subscription can cover the whole gaming group! Already a subscriber? You can also give it to someone else as a gift! We'll let you choose when your subscription starts - either right after the Kickstarter is completed or at any point in the future.
In addition to subscriptions, we are offering the opportunity to be a beta tester of our games, to give input on our game design plans, to give input on our company strategy, and even join the GTO crew for a game day in Western Massachusetts.
All donors can add GTO merchandise so you can show the world that you are a gamer and where you game. We also have physical sets of the board game Conquest of the Empire that have been autographed by designer Larry Harris. If that is not enough, while supplies last, if you order an Add-On, we will throw in a pair of GameTable Online dice with your delivery.
This Kickstarter is all about SUPER CHARGING GTO so if we get enough support we are going keep on improving. Here are our initial stretch goals - with more games and features waiting in the wings for us to bring out...
GTO CHARGE UP 1 - $16,000
Larry Harris, the creator of Axis & Allies, heard about our Kickstarter project and has granted us permission to create an online version of Conquest of the Empire!
Originally published in 1984, Conquest of the Empire, and Axis & Allies were part of Milton Bradley's "Game Master Series" games. They were 5 big box, light war games that have stood the test of time. For a lot of gamers over 30 years of age, the Game Master games are that ones that made them love the gaming hobby.
GTO CHARGE UP 2 - $20,000
If we can hit the $20K mark, we will code Ghost Pirates. We discovered Ghost Pirates last year after Brooklyn Indie Games' successful Kickstarter to produce the card game. It is a tactical board game where the players are rival Ghost Pirate Captains building out their ships and fighting for supremacy!
GTO CHARGE UP 3: - $22,000
Two of the most requested features of all time at GTO:
- Dice Tracking - logs that will show your rolls versus your opponents at the end of a game and your web profile will display your rolling history for all games. You can measure your luck against the community!
- A Resizable Window for A&A Revised (it will work like it does in 1942) - this is terrific for seeing more of the board on large monitors or two monitors.
GTO CHARGE UP 4: - $32,000
A Mystery War Game...
Following up our addition of Conquest of the Empire, we have another war game to add to the Super-Charge GTO initiative... Because of licensing arrangements, we are unable to reveal the identity of this war game in this Kickstarter. All we can say is that it is one of the most requested games at GTO and will fit right into our library of games.
Every single stretch goal beyond the listed ones will add more games! Stay tuned and we'll announce them as we go. If you are a game publisher or designer with a game that you would like to see online at GTO, contact us today.
Legal Notice: All game titles, logos, and images are copyright and trademarks of their respective owners. Acquire, Axis & Allies, Battle Cry, Guillotine, RoboRally, Vegas Showdown, and their logos are trademarks of Hasbro, Inc. and used under License. GameTable Online and MetaGame are registered trademarks of GameTable Online.
Risks and challenges
The risk of falling short of our goals is minimal. GameTable Online has been continually hosting games online for over 10 years so our technology is solid. We have already coded a huge range of games and all of the proposed games easily work with our engine and are ones we know how to create. We can create them so inexpensively due to the powerful MetaGame (r) engine that we've created. In addition, we've already determined how to create the various new features - so from a technical standpoint we do not expect any surprises.
We have the skills to code these games and features. We have a new website and game system to deliver them. All we need to complete the project is this funding to make it happen.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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