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Earworm is the game that has YOU recreating your favorite songs without the lyrics! Perfect for parties, with family, and friends!
Earworm is the game that has YOU recreating your favorite songs without the lyrics! Perfect for parties, with family, and friends!
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Do you hear that sound?

Posted by VStheUNIVERSE (Creator)
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It's the sound of VStheUNIVERSE locking down the art assets for the deck!

Hello Earybody!

Some fun news for today: We've locked down the art assets and exported the deck for the printers today!

Wow. That's a lot of cards.
Wow. That's a lot of cards.

FUN FACT: We had budgeted for 9 blank "Write-In" cards, but while making the deck and outlining the box design, we discovered that we could actually include a 10th blank "Write-In" card, so everyone will be receiving an extra "Write-In" card!

The Box!

The last thing we checked and proof'd this week is the game box!

NOTE: Printed at 90% to display playtest cards. Also it's a large GIF so let it load!
NOTE: Printed at 90% to display playtest cards. Also it's a large GIF so let it load!

The above GIF shows a very low-quality example of what the box will look like. We're very pleased with it, and cannot wait to see what it looks like with the magnetic lid and all the nice bells and whistles that go along with it!

And with that, we've paid our printers and we're off to the races!

BackerKit - LAST CALL!

Just a friendly reminder: the BackerKit surveys must be completed by December 15th. We will be charging credit cards on the 15th.

Can't find your survey? Head to https://earworm.backerkit.com/ then enter your email address and click "Get My Survey".

Have a great wednesday!

~ VStheUNIVERSE

New Characters! Progress Update!

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Hello there Earybody!

Gosh, it's been more than two months since our last update! Sorry for the radio silence, that's our fault, but we've been hard at work demoing the game and ironing out some kinks with the wording on the rules. Read on for specific updates!

NEW CHARACTERS!

We've got the finished looks for all of our new characters! See below:

The full roster of Earworm characters.
The full roster of Earworm characters.

We couldn't be more pleased with the look and feel of all of our new Earworm characters. We've got a little something for everyone now!

Here's the full-size images for the new characters: (NOTE: placeholder text is on each new character card)

Indie Superstar
Indie Superstar
Soul Rocker
Soul Rocker
Ballad Singer
Ballad Singer
Bearded Folk Singer
Bearded Folk Singer
Teeny Bopper
Teeny Bopper
Disc Jockey
Disc Jockey
Glam Rocker
Glam Rocker
Rock Keyboardist
Rock Keyboardist
Bass Rocker
Bass Rocker
80's Rocker
80's Rocker

So, what is next?

We're currently in the last stages of pre-production. It's the home stretch! We have the rules sorted, the card layouts ready to go, and the card list locked up! The last step is getting the box design from our artist Zach and then we'll be able to send in our digital proofs to the printers. We had a delay in our timeline because our a few life events (weddings, cross-country moves, etc) but we're back in the saddle now and shoveling coal into this train going full-steam ahead!

We are still slated to deliver the games on time in February, and we're working as hard as we can to see if we can't get it into your hands a little sooner. 

BackerKit!

Have you completed your BackerKit survey yet? We are locking down the surveys in BackerKit at midnight CDT on Saturday, December 15th. We will send out another update before we lock down BackerKit surveys, but consider this your first warning!

Can't find your survey? Head to https://earworm.backerkit.com/ then enter your email address and click "Get My Survey".

I need to change my address! From this point forward, you need to update your address in BackerKit with any changes. You can continue to update your address up until we lock them down on 12/15. If you need to change your address after 12/15 then we will work with you to do so.

What if my address changes after lockdown? You can continue to change your address up until shortly before we are ready to ship.

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It will NOT be another two months before you get another update, that's for sure. We're gearing up to start creating the theme songs after the Holidays. We hope you have a happy Wednesday and are keeping warm while things get chilly!

~ The Earworm Team

Expansion Pack Voting Results!

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Happy Monday Earybody!

You voted for the songs to be included in the expansion pack, and we're happy to show you the results! See below:

  • Carry On My Wayward Son - Kansas 
  • Safety Dance - Men Without Hats 
  • Welcome To The Jungle - Guns N' Roses 
  • Jolene - Dolly Parton 
  • Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin 
  • Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes 
  • Buddy Holly - Weezer 
  • Birdhouse In Your Soul - They Might Be Giants 
  • Down Under - Men At Work 
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana 
  • Holdin' Out For A Hero - Bonnie Tyler 
  • Hey Jude - The Beatles 
  • Paint It Black - The Rolling Stones 
  • Flagpole Sitta - Harvey Danger 
  • Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden 
  • Don't Speak - No Doubt 
  • Free Fallin' - Tom Petty 
  • Any Way You Want It - Journey 
  • Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles 
  • Highway to Hell - AC/DC 
  • Burning Down the House - Talking Heads 
  • Feel Good Inc. - Gorillaz 
  • Mr. Blue Sky - Electric Light Orchestra 
  • Roxanne - The Police 
  • Rolling In The Deep - Adele 
  • The Middle - Jimmy Eat World 
  • I'm Too Sexy - Right Said Fred 
  • One Way Or Another - Blondie

This is a *killer list* and we're thrilled that you all have such great taste! These 27 songs will be included in the game along with 9 write-in cards. Kansas was FAR AND AWAY the lead song for votes, meanwhile Blondie just edged out The Beach Boys for the last slot. 

We will be locking down the BackerKit on Sept. 15th. That's when we'll be charging cards and finalizing our numbers.

Have a great week!

~ VStheUNIVERSE

Gen Con Meetup on Saturday!

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Expansion Voting Has Been EXTENDED TO MONDAY NIGHT!

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Oh dang, these votes!

We are extending the Expansion Voting Deadline to Monday, July 30th, at 5PM CDT.

Click here to vote on songs for the Expansion!

We've taken a look at the current results for the expansion voting and we are SHOCKED at some of the songs that have been topping the charts! Currently we have 109 registered votes on the expansion survey, but we have over 500 backers which means people need more time to cast their ballots!

NOTE: The expansion is a 36-card pack. This includes 27 user-voted cards plus 9 blank cards.

NOTE 2: Currently "Soul Meets Body" by Death Cab For Cutie has 1 vote, and one of our designers voted for it. He knew he was throwing away the vote with that one, and doesn't care!

To give you a taste of what songs are currently at the top, here are the Top Five:

  • Carry On My Wayward Son - Kansas 
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana 
  • Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
  • Safety Dance - Men Without Hats
  • Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin 

Happy voting! We'll update you next week with the winners!

~ VStheUNIVERSE