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Ryan ZuberyBy Ryan Zubery
First created
Ryan ZuberyBy Ryan Zubery
First created
$3,079
pledged of $6,500pledged of $6,500 goal
77
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, August 23 2018 7:15 PM UTC +00:00

About

Look buddy, modern dating is a joke. Why not treat it like one?

A Numbers Game lets you compete with a friend as petty, image focused Angelenos who are trying to land the more socially desirable date - by any shady means necessary. It's just a numbers game, after all.

In A Numbers Game, you'll meet a steady stream of people, just like online dating. Each of your dates is generated by 5 different trait cards - name, occupation, hobby, personality, and quirk. As the game progresses, you'll learn more about your dates by drawing these cards. 

Each card also has a social point value. The goal of the game? To become exclusive with a date of the higher social point value than your enemy...er, friend. You're in it to win it, kiddo.

You and your temporary frenemy will play the game back and forth, spending your turns on a certain set of moves that include looking for dates, going on dates and handling situations that might pop up, dumping dates, and stealing the other player's dates. Let loose and enjoy the pettiness of modern dating without any consequences!

 Find the full Numbers Game rulebook here or watch the overview video here.

 Our main goal is to get funded so we can present our game to the world! In the event that we exceed our funding goals, here's how we'll show our thanks.

Please note: some of these pledge options have conditions attached which are detailed below!  

A Numbers Game began as one of Ryan's projects in the University of Southern California's Game Design Workshop class; the game was centered around the concepts of regret and dating since Ryan had recently been rejected (again) and was mopey. Quiana joined the team for the game's final project version, and later on, Mimi, Mattie, and Napoleon joined as the game transitioned from a simple project to a game in USC's Finishing and Polishing class.

As for Ryan, he’s still alone to this day.

 Thanks for stopping by! We appreciate all of you!! And a special shout out to our instructors at USC: Michael Annetta, Sean Bouchard, Jane Pinckard, Jesse Vigil; and to all of the people who playtested and helped out on this game. We couldn't have done it without you!!

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Risks and challenges

This would be the first time that any of us would be shipping a physical game. However, we have worked hard the past couple of months to deliver the best experience we can. The game has been through two intensive game design courses at USC and polished through countless playtests to a shine. And we've secured a manufacturer and fulfillment agency to make sure that the game is made in a high quality and delivered in a timely manner. We love this game and want to share it with you as perfectly as possible!

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    ty bb

    Thanks beb, we'll be sure to swipe right on you if we ever share a fateful encounter on Tinder.

    But for real, every little bit counts, so thank you for your contribution!

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    Cuffing Season

    Like what you see hun? Then better lock it down! We'll reward your loyalty (for the first 20 backers) with a lower pledge amount, mmmk?

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    What are we...

    Congrats, we're making it official, you and us. You get a copy of the game we worked so hard on!! Careful though, keep this up and we might think you like us or something ;)

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    Double Date

    What's better than one date? Going on an awkward double date with your friend and their indifferent boo!

    This is the perfect tier to get a copy for yourself and gift another to a friend (or an enemy, we don't know you)!

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    I don't have a type

    Bruh, it's ok, we know you have a type. Whether it be a name, occupation, or how they blow their pocket money, make your thang realized by making a trait card with us!

    At this tier, in addition to getting a copy of the game, you can work with the devs to customize a trait card (name, occupation, hobby, personality, OR quirk) that will appear in each copy of the game.

    Please note that whatever suggestions you make at this tier, we need to make it cohesive with the game's design. That means we may turn down certain suggestions or give the resulting card a score that's different from what you wanted.

    Furthermore, we want to roughly keep the same number of customized trait cards across categories, so we may suggest choosing another card category if enough people already chose the one you want (e.g. if 4 people customize hobbies before you, we may ask you choose a different trait than hobby to customize).

    As such, if you'd like to run an idea by us before pledging to this tier, or see if the category you want is still open, feel free to shoot us a message over social media!

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    So this one time...

    Want to subject every person who plays the game to the same awful (or great!) experience you once had while dating? Make your pain (or joy!) known to all by making a situation card with us!

    At this tier, in addition to getting a copy of the game, you can work with the devs to customize a situation card that will appear in each copy of the game.

    Please note that whatever suggestions you make at this tier, we need to make it cohesive with the game's design. That means we may turn down certain suggestions or give the resulting card an effect that's different from what you wanted.

    As such, if you'd like to run an idea by us before pledging to this tier, feel free to shoot us a message over social media!

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    I'd date me

    Picky about the kind of people you date? Or better yet, want to be able to date yourself? Then why not make a full profile set with us!

    At this tier, in addition to getting a copy of the game, you can work with the devs to customize a name, occupation, hobby, personality, and quirk card that will appear in each copy of the game.

    Please note that whatever suggestions you make at this tier, we need to make it cohesive with the game's design. That means we may turn down certain suggestions or give the resulting card a score that's different from what you wanted.

    As such, if you'd like to run an idea by us before pledging to this tier, feel free to shoot us a message over social media!

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Funding period

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