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Gravity Duels is a deep space death match where you use gravity to destroy your foes! It's also a randomly generated board game where you slide pieces all over the board, zip in and out of portals, and defend yourself from those who would defeat you!

Do you like messing with your friend's strategy? ALWAYS!

Do you enjoy the concept of wormholes transporting you through space? HECK YEAH!

Have you always wanted an easier and sillier version of chess where you slide all over the board that you can play with more than one other person? IT'S WHAT I'VE ALWAYS WANTED!

THEN THIS GAME IS FOR YOU!

We've been working out the mechanics of the game for the better part of a year - the prototype began during the early completion stages of our previous Kickstarter, Flip Hue. We've gotten lots of great feedback from our friends and fans, and now we're ready to produce our second game!

DETAILS:

  • 2-5 players
  • Ages 10+
  • Average Gameplay Time: 45 minutes
  • 2" x 5" box (print to play fits in a playing card tuck box!)
  • Offset 4-color printing on 1.5mm high density paperboard

The object of the game is to get 10 points. Easy...right?

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PIECES:

Tiles - 50 Tiles, 8 Portal Indicators, 1 Gravity Indicator

Tiles make the randomly generated board. Tiles have walls you can't pass through, and portals you can pass through. The board edges portal to the other side - so when you would move off the edge of the board, time and space warp so you appear on the other side.

Concept art for the final game tiles. Ooh.
Concept art for the final game tiles. Ooh.

Duelists - 10 total, 2 for each faction

You get two duelists. They can move a few spaces by themselves, but slide all over the board when gravity is changed! The way a duelist faces will matter - if two duelists face each other, they're both safe. But if only one duelist faces another, he gets a point! And your enemy goes SPLORKA!

SPAWNER - 5 total, 1 for each faction

Your duelists luckily regenerate around your Spontaneous Particle Agglomeration With Nebulous Existence Reconstruction. SPAWNERs also slide around the board, through portals, and will obliterate other duelists in their path!

ON YOUR TURN:

In turn order, each player on their turn will:

  • Choose a board tile and replace it with a new random tile.
  • Place duelists that are off the board on any of the eight grid spaces around their spawn point.
  • Move each duelist 0-3 spaces and face them any cardinal direction.
  • Choose a cardinal direction for gravity.
  • Move their duelists and spawn point in the direction of gravity until they collide with another object.
  • The remaining players resolve gravity on their pieces in turn order.

Click here to see the full game rules.

The Print to Play! Hoyle tuck box not included.
The Print to Play! Hoyle tuck box not included.

If we hit our stretch goals (and how cool would that be?!) we'll be working with a local small print run injection molding artist to create our stretch goals! These will be very limited edition, created only for this Kickstarter, and will not be in our regular manufacturing run.

$11000 - OPTIONAL DUELIST IN PLASTIC UNLOCKS

Add $7 to your pledge and we'll include plastic duelist minis - one type in all five colors!

$12000 - OPTIONAL DUELISTS (PLURAL!) IN PLASTIC UNLOCK

Add $7 to your pledge and we'll include five different types of duelist minis - one for each color! If you already added $7 from the previous stretch goal, it is automatically converted!

$13000 - OPTIONAL SPAWN POINTS IN PLASTIC UNLOCK

Add $7 to your pledge to add a plastic spawn point in each color. If you already added $7 from the previous stretch goal(s), it's automatically converted! *Note: You will also receive the plastic duelists from the previous stretch goal

$15500 - ALL BACKERS GET PLASTIC DUELISTS!

This opens the option to add a special Gravity Indicator for $7. If you already added $7 from the previous stretch goal(s), it's automatically converted!

$16500 - ALL BACKERS GET PLASTIC SPAWN POINTS!

This opens the option to add a special Gravity Indicator for $7. If you already added $7 from the previous stretch goal(s), it's automatically converted!

Studio 202 Games is based out of St. Louis, MO. We're a small, independent game company that likes to make easy to learn games with unique mechanics. We Kickstarted Flip Hue in 2014 and fulfilled rewards in 2015. We'll be in Entrepreneur's Alley at GenCon in August 2016!

We mostly comprise of:

Matt: The dude in the video with a penchant for prototypes

Jen: Herder of Cats and Doer of ALL THE THINGS!

SPECIAL THANKS TO...

  • Robert Kemp, our featured artist for this project and idea generator
  • Mike Sebekington, our unofficial statistician and math savior
  • Richard Lamora of Game Night Gear (Portals are all HIS fault!)
  • Joel "The Major" Burt of The Major Press, for his enthusiasm and injection molding
  • Greater Than Games, our board game senpai and gracious distributor

Risks and challenges

This is Studio 202 Games' second time through the gambit on creating a new and exciting game. Through the first game, Flip Hue, we learned so many things from how to create the game to working with Kickstarter and how to better work with printing (and guessing when your stuff is actually going to come in). We feel much more prepared for Gravity Duels and we hope to go over and above to produce another fantastic game while hitting the deadlines we set!

We are streamlining our work process and also working with what we have learned from Flip Hue but there are still unforseen things that will happen. As for everyone's Gravity Duels game, we are aiming (this time) to prepare you for the worst/longest case scenario possible. That's why the date is set for next year. We have an internal date set that is sooner, but we know that anything can happen between now and then.

Kickstarter is going to be a challenge for all of us because we are a small studio of people and man does running a project take a lot of work. What we don't have in number of people, we do have motivation to make it up. Having someone get their game on time, or earlier, and having a fun time playing is the best feeling any of us can have. It's our driving force and what keeps us going (seriously).

It also helps that our significant others are quite awesome and give us the time/patience to pursue our crazy dream.

Even though there's many challenges we have ahead of us and today, we have made it through one game already and Gravity Duels is one more we believe we can succeed in. We are personally very excited about Gravity Duels and I hope we can spread that fun to you!

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