HK$ 41,604
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, November 22 2018 12:59 PM UTC +00:00.

Raymond SzeBy Raymond Sze
First created
Raymond SzeBy Raymond Sze
First created
HK$ 41,604
pledged of HK$ 39,200pledged of HK$ 39,200 goal
77
backers
26hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, November 22 2018 12:59 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Bugman Battle is an edible party game. With simple rules and edgy settings, Bugman Battle enables strong interaction between players. Let’s battle and fill your parties with a fun experience.

We try our best to give the best. You will get a funny game and yummy snacks at one time. 

*25/10 We have added the Print & Play reward for $5 For those really afraid of trying bugs. You have to customize your HP in this case! We will provide a list of weird food (like toothpaste spread on a cracker, dog kibble in milk...) for players to make themselves!

*26/10 We may change the package design based on users' feedback. Please check our updates!

The goal of the game is simple: Challenge your opponents and make them eat all of their own bugs!!!

United Nation supports edible insects.

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, bugs are highly nutritious with protein and essential amino acids. They are high in iron, calcium, and B12. Insect farming is also eco-friendly as it requires less land and resources than raising livestock. More than 2 billion people have tried. In Bugman Battle, you will have the chance to try our crispy and highly nutritious Bugman Snacks.

Food safety is our first priority. 

We went to the Yunnan Province of China, an iconic food destination for bug cuisine, to source the bugs from the insect farms there. All the food are packed in bags filled with nitrogen to lengthen the freshness of the snacks. Clean, eco-friendly and no pesticides of course!

After all, they are tasty snacks.

To take the quality and taste of the snacks to another level, silkworm pupa, bamboo worm, and grasshopper are all fried and paired with perfectly matched spices, including seaweed, hotpot chili or bbq flavors. Enjoy the Bugman snack and have fun!

I’m Raymond Sze, the founder of Bugman Battle. I love foods and games. More importantly, I enjoy being with my friends and family. I have a sense of mission to create things connecting people outside the virtual world.

In my second year at the university, I founded ‘FreeingHK’, one of the most popular reality room escape games in the world. More than 1 million people have tried the game. The innovation was recognized by CNN and BBC.

I’m also the co-founder of a tea brand, promoting Chinese tea to the world.

The idea of Bugman Battle popped up to me last year when I was traveling in Yunnan. I joined a battle game with my friends and the loser had to eat bugs (as you can guess, I was the loser.), however, the first bug that I tried was surprisingly tasty. Sometimes the good things in life are on the other side of your fear. I thought more people should face the challenge and enjoy it with me! 

With my right experience in game design and ‘food and beverage’, I created this party game to elevate people's experience.

Party House Owner, Gary

 “Bugman Battle is absolutely an engaging and fun party game for groups of friends. I have pre-ordered a few sets for my party house.” 

Game Designer of ‘Room Escape Game', Michelle 

“It’s innovative to combine the elements of social games with bug eating. People who originally dare not eating bugs could have a chance to try them in a fun atmosphere.” 

President of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Student Association, Tommy 

“We have been thinking of the new games that can help strengthen the guts of our members. Bugman Battle is absolutely an exciting game in groups. Also, it enhances their team spirits in a healthy way.” 

Restaurant Owner, Vincent 

“The positioning of the bug food as a snack is revolutionary, as it standardized the food quality. I especially favor the idea of combining the seaweed and BBQ spices into the fried bug snacks. Surprising tasty! This game should be popular among the young people.” 

Player, Milktea 

“I had a great time with the game and the surprisingly nice bug snack. The game is easy to follow and exciting.”

 *We have added the Print & Play reward for $5! You have to customize your HP in this case : )

As already mentioned, we have committed the highest product quality to you. So our stretch goal would be all about the fun moments of our product development. For every US$10,000 we raise over our original goal, we’ll share with you our making-of video.

As a crowdfunding project, we want to disclose our projected cost to you. Personally, I really hope we can spend every penny on the product. However, it is difficult to spread our messages without marketing these days. The best we can do is to maximize the product quality and minimize the marketing cost. We hope others can be benefited from this information when launching their own projects. We'd also love to hear about any insights from more experienced backers, who may have regards lowering our costs, and our risk.

1. MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE — You have 30 days after we send you your reward to check out the game and if you're not 100% satisfied with it for any reasons, you can send us the game back, and we will fully refund your pledge (shipping costs not included).

2. CAUTION — This bug snacks are NOT suitable for people who are allergic to shellfish or any Crustacea food. Please DO NOT consume any bugs if you have allergies to the food listed above.

3. CREATE YOUR OWN PUNISHMENT — You can tailor-make your punishments but it’s always better to go with our bug snacks! They can be kept for 6 months and if you have finished them, you can always re-order them from us with special offers.

4. YOUR IDEAS ARE WELCOMED — What mission should be added to the game? What do you think the artwork should look like? Feel free to leave comments and you may get to see your ideas come to life.

For more information about the game: https://www.bugman.co/  

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Press Kit available 

Risks and challenges

This is our first Kickstarter, there is always the possibility of delays. That being said, we have some good things going for us. The cards, packaging, art and all design work are 80% finished and we just will need to fine tune it.

Another risk is the custom in different countries. There is a chance that we need to get approval from FDA/custom as it is a rare good. It may delay the delivery time.

When things come up, we promise to keep you well-informed and pledge to fix things quickly and to our backer’s satisfaction. Believe us, you’ll be the first to know!

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