About this project
8-BIT BICYCLE PLAYING CARDS
EVER BEEN A BACKER ON A PROJECT THAT KEEPS THROWING OUT STRETCH GOALS, BUT YOU NEVER REALLY GET ANYTHING COOL? THAT WONT HAPPEN HERE! LOTS OF FREE STUFF THE SECOND YOU BECOME A BACKER. FIVE AWESOME STRETCH GOALS ALREADY REACHED AND ONE EPIC STRETCH GOAL IN THE WORKS.
1. FREE METAL ARCADE GAME TOKEN FOR EVERY BACKER!
2. FREE FULL GAME SLEEVE FOR EVERY BACKER!
3. FREE COLLECTOR'S POKER CHIP FOR EVERY BACKER!
4. ALL ORIGINAL DECK PRINTED WITH MAGIC FINISH!
5. FREE PAIR OF 8-BIT DICE FOR EVERY BACKER!
6. WILL BE A LIMITED PLATINUM HITS DECK FOR EVERY BACKER!
SCROLL DOWN THE PAGE TO FIND OUT WHAT AWESOME REALLY MEANS.
PRINTED IN THE USA, BY THE U.S. PLAYING CARD COMPANY
Designed by Michael Scott and Cobey Pile. The art work is by Michael Scott, who also made Ultimate Soldier. Remember all those 8 bit video games that drained the hours out of our youth. All those great codes that you wrote down so you could start at the same place in the game. Those cheat codes that Nate from down the street knew because his brother's friend Chad learned them from someone that worked in programming. Well, anyway, thats what Nate told me. Somehow he always knew the cool codes.
Does 007-373-5963 mean anything to you?
How about, up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, b, a, select, start?
If they do, you'll love this deck of cards. We designed the characters to remind you of those great days when you played video games late into the night in Ted's basement. Foregoing sleep to prove that you could save the world.
Not only will you love the look, you'll love the feel. They are printed as a set of Bicycle Collectors Cards by the US Playing Card Company and after stretch goal 4 was met they are now going to have a magic finish.
Gold Uncut Sheet
The Limited Gold Deck:
This is a limited print. There will only be 3,000 ever printed. Most of the cards will be the same, except for the Jokers and a few that get a little more bling. There is a redesigned back and tuck box. The box will be a printed with metallic ink, and the cards will printed with metallic ink and have a magic finish.
Due to the limited nature of the deck, we are allowing all backers to add (1) Gold Deck, if your reward does not already include one. If you would like to add a Gold Deck to your reward, just add $13 to your pledge.
Note: Both $80 pledges for the Ace of Spades and Game Cover include 1 gold deck.
THE ORIGINAL DECK:
This deck will be unlimited so that all can enjoy it's pixelation, it will be printed with metallic ink.
THE BLACK DECK:
This is a limited print. There will only be 5,000 ever printed. Most of the cards will be the same, the Jokers and a few other chards will change. There is a redesigned back and tuck box. The box will be a printed with metallic ink, and the cards will printed with metallic ink and have a magic finish.
Due to the limited nature of the deck, we may limit the number of decks per backer.
PLATINUM HITS DECK:
This deck will be a limited deck and will be a reward for hitting the $40,000 stretch goal. When we hit the goal every backer will get 1 deck. Every backer over the $50 pledge level will get their deck a signed and numbered. Here is the box for the deck. Pieces of the window will continue to break revealing more of the deck box as we get closer.
For maximum effect play Hero Boy's theme as you scroll down the page.
STRETCH GOAL 5: YELLOW DICE $27,000.00. EVERY BACKER WILL GET A PAIR OF YELLOW DICE.
WHEN WE REACH THE $45,000 STRETCH GOAL EVERYONE WILL GET (1) PLASTIC GOLD SLEEVE! WE CAN DO IT!
Here are the Jokers from the Gold Deck. The Joker was designed by Michael Scott and Royal Flush Gold Backers Lucas & HUUF. The Royal Flush for the original deck are available.
Look for throwback pixelation on each card.
Relive your 8-bit glory days every time you pull these babies out.
PLEASE SEE FAQ BELOW FOR MULTIPLE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING QUESTIONS.
ADD ONS AND REWARDS:
You may add as many of these items to your pledge as you like, with the exception of the Gold Deck. There is a limit of 1 Gold Deck until they are gone.
SIGNED CHARACTER PACK:
#2 HERO BOY
One of a kind. Only 1 available. The original hand inked character signed by artist Gavin Rooney, A color print signed, a double print signed by Michael Scott and Gavin Rooney, and Signed Gold & original decks and uncut sheets.
INSTRUCTION BOOKLET: $5
This beauty has the low down on every character in the deck. Along with having a nice un-pixelated picture of each character, it has a bio and backstory. If you look close enough you might even find some sweet codes and secrets. Remember when you bought the game in a box and looked at the cool pictures in the manual?
FULL CARDBOARD DECK SLEEVES: $4 EACH OR ALL 3 FOR $10. ALL 3 SIGNED FOR $20.
Game sleeve for deck of cards. $5
Be the envy of everyone with a plastic sheathed deck of cards. Simply add $5 to your pledge for every sleeve you want.
These are casino quality ceramic poker chips. The same quality they use at the Palms in Vegas. They come in sets of 5. Simply add the dollar amount to your pledge. Individual collector's poker chips are $3 each.
This was designed to give you the ultimate 8-BIT experience. Hand crafted out of wood. Cut and finished to take you back to 8-BIT heaven! We hope you like it. Right now we are limited on how many of these we can make. If there is a great enough demand we will re-evaluate.
YOU CAN ADD THE POKER BOX TO YOUR REWARD WITH 250 CHIPS FOR 365, NO EXTRA SHIPPING (INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING PLEASE ADD $40)
Add Just poker box for $150 ($25 international shipping.)
JUMBO Poker Box only available as a reward for now.
Chips can be mixed and matched if you want more low point chips or high. Just let us know on your survey at the end of the campaign.
Poker Chip Physical Samples:
All Poker Chips, including poker chip set 4 (28 chips) can be purchased in bulk as an add on for $62, No extra shipping. Add $10 for International shipping.
Arcade Tokens 5 for $7
2' x 3' Wall Buddies removable Stickers: $59
These are like fat heads. They are sturdy wall stickers that can be pulled down and reapplied anywhere. They are a fun compliment to any room. They measure 22.5" x 31.5". You can choose any card you want to be a wall sticker. (Please add $20 for international shipping.)
9" x 7" Mini Wall Buddies: $20 for (1), $40 for (3)
Same as the large wall stickers you can choose any card you want.
CUSTOM BRICK BOX: $32
This box is custom crafted from wood. It measures 9.5" long x 4" wide x 3.75" tall. It will hold 12 decks. You can add this to you pledge by adding $32
T-SHIRTS $20 Each; 3X and larger $27. You can add any Character or card you want to the back of the t-shirt. (International backers add $10 for shipping)
We have commissioned one of our backers Charlie Armour to come up with a soundtrack to the game. Here is a sample track. It's Stickler's Theme. Entitled The Tree Monster. Give it a whirl.
There will be 10 tracks and awesome cover art. The Soundtrack will be available as a download or a hard copy on cassette tape. Yep you heard me, a cassette tape baby. Here is the cover art insert and the cassette. Add the cassette to your reward by adding $8
Add the digital version of the soundtrack as a download for $3.
If there are other add ons you want, let us know. We love to make you happy!
Risks and challenges
The artwork is 80% completed. The only cards unfinished are those that we will be asking for votes for the backers.
Our risk and challenges are there but they are minimal.
After the kickstarter campaign, designers, Cobey Pile and Michael Scott from the Ultimate Soldier project, (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1500444958/ultimate-soldier) on Kickstarter will finish our submittal of the cards to the US Playing Card Company. This amount of work is minimal yet exciting to create. Our dedication to the project will motivate us to have a quick turn around. We have a tentative schedule of time frame with UPCC which we have accounted for in the campaign.
The last challenge will be to ship all of the decks, we have already found a good fulfillment company to help us with that.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter