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A cooperative game for 1-5 players. You control 3-5 Crewmen of a crashed starship through a desperate battle with the enraged Zothren

Captain Jake Comet and the crew of The "Pioneer" need your help! They have crash landed on a planet inhabited by the hostile Zothrens, and must work together to repair the ship or stay alive until the rescue ship arrives. The odds are against them, and time is running out. Will you accept the challenge?

In Alien Uprising the goal of the Crew is to either hold off the Zothren attacks until the rescue ship arrives, or repair the ship and lift off of the hostile planet before being destroyed. To achieve either of these goals, the crew must work together, using their unique Skills and chosen actions to perform a number of tasks, defend themselves, and to retrieve and repair equipment as well as the Ship. The Actions available each turn will be established by the First Player rolling custom dice. From the dice rolled, each player will choose their action for the turn, starting with the First player.

The available Actions include;

Additionally, the dice have an Alien icon, showing the speed of the enemy and limiting Actions the players have available.

Gather your crew, & hold on. Can you survive the ALIEN UPRISING?

Click below to see a short video on gameplay by X-14 herself!

Check out this BRAND NEW Preview from Tom Vasel and the Dice Tower!!

Every copy of Alien Uprising includes everything that you need to play the game. Let's take a look at what's inside the Core Game Box.

1 Gameboard, 5 player tokens, 5 crewmen boards, 5 crewmen skill decks (12 cards per deck, each deck specific to each character) 7 six-sided dice, 7 action dice, 2 token sheets (with 20 shield tokens, 20 debris tokens, 11 planet tokes, and lots of status markers), 7 repair boards, 1 deck of Item cards, 1 deck of alien troop cards, 1 deck of event cards, and 49 Zothren Alien tokens.

The Zothren Expansion is available by pledging the Crewmen level or above. The Zothren Expansion includes: 5 reference cards, and 18 Zothren Slasher Miniatures to use with your copy of Alien Uprising (instead of using the standard tokens).

 Check out what our sculptor has done below!

This is a picture of the "green" sculpt for the Slasher. More sculpts will be added as Stretch Goals while the Kickstarter campaign moves on!

Alien Uprising is developed, playtested (and still being playtested) and is almost ready to go into production, but we need your help to get it to the finish line. That is why we chose to do the game here at Kickstarter. Producing miniatures can be costly, but its the molds that are the real expensive part. As Stretch Goals, we look to add more figures, and sculpts to the game, and expand the experience, universe, and overall gameplay into something so much more.

Thanks for looking at our project, and we hope you consider pledging!

Here is a link to the current rules (please excuse typos as it is still being edited)

http://nebula.wsimg.com/cc39a3eae095046c4e9c322399c5e602?AccessKeyId=35EDD0412D359063C3FB&disposition=0

We also have an entire sample turn available on our website, at www.mrbgames.com 

Check us out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Mrbgames

That's at least 25% off the expected MSRP (maybe even more) and it includes some FREE items to KS backers (see unlocked Ensign goals below). The KS items we unlock will be available later, but at a fee, so please consider backing today, and help us get even MORE cool FREE items!

That's at least 25% off the expected MSRP (maybe even more) and it includes some FREE items to KS backers (see unlocked Ensign and Crewmen goals below). The KS items we unlock will be available later, but at a fee, so please consider backing today, and help us get even MORE cool FREE items!

Buy multiple copies and save! - Same goodies as above, with Early Bird pricing when you buy 3.

Buy multiple copies and save! - Same goodies as above, with better than Early Bird pricing! - This option is great for Retail Stores, and large game groups. If your a retail shop, Email me for more details

We have lots of cool ideas that will make great goals. Keep checking back each day to see what else we might be able to do together!

Zothren Expansion Stretch Goal Announced - Status: UNLOCKED!

Thanks to your support, the Zothren Expansion now has 23 Slashers!

Available to all backers Crewmen and above.

Core Game Stretch Goal Announced - Status:  Unlocked

Thanks to your support, ALL copies of Alien Uprising will now have a plastic miniature crew member for EACH character in the game in their player color! This is an upgrade to all copies of Alien Uprising, in addition to the player tokens.

Available to all backers Ensign and above.

We Hit the GOAL! Thanks everyone!

Miniature Sculpts in player color -- Colors still TBD (tokens will remain so we can be colorblind friendly).

Miniature Sculpt or "Greens" as the hand sculptors call them.

Concept Sketch that the sculptor based the "green" off of.

KS Backer Stretch Goal Announced - Status: Unlocked 

Thanks to your continued support, we have unlocked 2 new Scenarios for Alien Uprising! These are FREE items for Kickstarter backers (Ensign and above), that will NOT be included in the Core Game or Zothren Expansion.

The idea behind these, are to give you a set of circumstances that happened during the crash! The first two scenarios are "what if" type situations, that require players to play to the specific situation!

Available to all backers Ensign and above.

KS Backer Expansion Stretch Goal Announced - Status: Unlocked

Thanks to your continued support, we have tunneler miniatures! This is a FREE expansion for Kickstarter backers (Crewmen and above), that will NOT be included in the Core Game or Zothren Expansion.

The tunneler burrows under shields, and starts out just outside the ship. He is a very desirable mini to have, as he is the only Zothren that actually ALWAYS starts out on the board!

Available to all backers Crewmen and above.

Green Sculpt of the Tunneler

Concept Sketch of the Tunneler.

KS Backer Stretch Goal Announced - Status: Unlocked

Thanks to your continued support, we now have a miniature Rescue Ship! This is a FREE item for KS Backers (Ensign and above) and will NOT be part of the retail version of the game. The rescue ship may be sold later as part of a promo or expansion.

Available to all backers Ensign and above.

Here is the concept "green" for the Rescue Ship!

Art for the rescue ship sculpt

Core Game Stretch Goal Announced - Status: Unlocked

Thanks to your continued support, we now have engraved dice for the custom action dice in the core game! This is an upgrade to all copies of Alien Uprising! - Thanks everyone for helping us!

Available to all backers Ensign and above.

KS Backer Stretch Goal Announced - Status: Unlocked

Thanks to your continued support, we have a miniature Egg for the Gestation Track!

Available to all backers Ensign and above.

Our Sculptor's "green" of the Gestation Egg!

Art for the Gestation Egg

KS Backer Expansion Stretch Goal Announced - Status: Unlocked

Thanks to your continued support, we now have Scout miniatures! This is a FREE expansion for Kickstarter backers (Crewmen and above), that will NOT be part of the Core Game or Zothren Expansion.

These Scouts are quick movers, and have 4 legs instead of 2 like the other Zothren.

Available to all backers Crewmen and above.

Green sculpt of the Scout

KS Backer Stretch Goal Announced - Status: Unlocked 

Thanks to your continued support, we have unlocked 2 new Scenarios for Alien Uprising! These are FREE items for Kickstarter backers (Ensign and above), that will NOT be included in the Core Game or Zothren Expansion.

The idea behind these, are to give you a set of circumstances that happened during the crash! The next two scenarios are "what if" type situations, that require players to play to the specific situation!

Available to all backers Ensign and above.

KS Backer Expansion Stretch Goal Announced - Status: Unlocked

Thanks to your continued support, we now have Brute miniatures! This is a FREE expansion for Kickstarter backers (Crewmen and above), that will NOT be part of the Core Game or Zothren Expansion.

The Brute is a hulking alien with giant claws that smash shields! The Brute Expansion will feature 4 hulking Brute miniatures!

Available to all backers Crewmen and above.

Dave our Sculptor just finished this piece for us and we could not be more happy with the Brute! We think you will all be too!

Notice the new square bases. ALL alien sculpts will now be on square bases!

KS Backer Stretch Goal Announced - Status: Unlcked

Thanks to your continued support, we have unlocked a new sculpt -- the Robot Dog!!   This is a  FREE item for Kickstarter backers (Ensign and above), that will NOT be included in the Core Game or Zothren Expansion. Robot Dog is an item that can be found after the crash, and having a sculpt for him will be so cool, since he currently a token. (not to mention I grew up with Battlestar Galactica, and daggets are cool -- not that this is a daggit -- just a Robot Dog!  --) Perhaps he needs a name?

Available to all backers Ensign and above.

KS Backer Expansion Stretch Goal Announced - Status: Unlocked

Thanks to your continued support, we now have Archer miniatures! This is a FREE expansion for Kickstarter backers (Crewmen and above), that will NOT be part of the Core Game or Zothren Expansion.

These Archers stay back behind the shields, and fire electric bolts from their crossbows. Archers never advance, and make the Crew come to THEM if they want to stop their ranged attacks!

Available to all backers Crewmen and above.

I can't believe I never commented on the Green for the Archer! Dave really did a great job on this one, I am so happy we unlocked him!

Core Game Stretch Goal Announced - Status: Unlocked

Thanks to your continued support, we have unlocked a draw bag for the Alien Tokens! This is an upgrade to all copies of Alien Uprising! - We thought about doing this as an add-on, and decided it was better to have a bag in every game than an embroidered one as an add-on that only some folks would have. (plus Richard is not good at sewing!)

Available to all backers Ensign and above.

Please note, the AU logo is there only as a watermark. I will look into embroidering or screen printing the logo on the bag at the factory, and who knows....yours might just come with a logo! (but no promises!)

KS Backer Expansion Stretch Goal Announced - Status: Unlocked

Thanks to your continued support, we now have Scavenger miniatures! This is a FREE expansion for Kickstarter backers (Crewmen and above), that will NOT be part of the Core Game or Zothren Expansion.

These Scavengers are a real pain, as they grab debris tokens from the board, and then run away with their prize (making it much harder for us Crewmen to fix our ship and get off this rock!)

Available to all backers Crewmen and above.

Can I tell you all how much I really HATE the Scavengers??  lol Not because of the way they look, but because they ALWAYS wind up stealing my Crystals!!!!

Core Game Stretch Goal Announced - Status: Unlocked

Thanks to your continued support, we have unlocked 3 new Gestation Cards! Having these cards will bring each color of Gestation to 5. This will allow a Crew to play with all easy cards, all medium level cards, or all hard cards, as well as provide a bit more of a mix when selecting a standard deck. Thanks to our playtesters for this suggestion!

This is an upgrade to all copies of Alien Uprising.

Available to all backers Ensign and above.

KS Backer Expansion Stretch Goal Announced - Status: Unocked

Thanks to your continued support, we can now have Champion miniatures! This is a FREE expansion for Kickstarter backers (Crewmen and above), that will NOT be part of the Core Game or Zothren Expansion.

The Champions are similar to Slashers, but they always win ties, and cannot be targeted if another Zothren is in the same Zone as they are! (unless its another Champion).

Available to all backers Crewmen and above.

Such a cool Green. So cool in fact, that I hired our artist to do a new piece of artwork for the token in the core game!

We hit 100 followers on Twitter!! We all now have added the Code Blue expansion to every Core Game as a component upgrade! Code Blue is a difficult expansion, that allows the Aliens to use extra attacks on their phase (via Blue Arrows) and can also be used to increase the difficulty of the overall game as well! Thanks Richard, for such an AMAZING extra feature!  https://twitter.com/Mrbgames

We would love more friends on facebook too - https://www.facebook.com/MrBGames and don't forget to sign up for our email list to hear about our next exciting project!

Since we reach 980 Backers and 980 Comments at almost the exact same time, we will double-side the Cliff Crash expansion map!

Sorry, no cool pic for this one yet, but I am working on it!

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Want more Stretch Goals? So do we! Richard and I have lots of ideas, and are ready and willing to keep going with more minis, scenarios, sculpts, engraved dice, and maybe even unique hero sculpts!

Add-Ons are available by adding $10 for each add-on (per copy) to your pledge. Add a few, or if you like, add them ALL for a special price! (see at the bottom for details!)

X-14 Expansion - Includes X-14 Mini, Player board, and Cards

Originally part of the Cover artists concept sketch (well, just part of her, and only her backside), we felt like she would make a cool new member of the crew. I commissioned another drawing (this time of her front side) and asked our sculptor once again to bring the drawing to life. We LOVE what he did, and hope you do too!

Miniature Sculpt of X-14

Concept Art for X-14

Cliff Crash Expansion Map - A mounted alternate crash site map.

This was one of those crazy fun ideas that some of our playtesters mentioned, and when the game funded on the first day, I knew right away we should play around with some different crash site maps, so I hired Jonathan right away to do another one!

The idea behind Cliff Crash is, the right edge of the board acts like a natural shield for the Crew of the Pioneer, but this is also a curse, as the number of spaces they will have to move to get to debris will be so much farther away! This is for sure an ADVANCED map!

Prototype of the map (still a work in progress) - I will update this picture when I have time to add the spaces to the map -- I just could not wait to post it! Please excuse the work in progress.

Wrenches - 12 miniature wrenches to use instead of tokens!

These wrenches are super cool, and only for those folks who LOVE to trick out their game components (like Richard and I). We got the idea from games like Agricola. After a bit of back and forth, we decided that we really wanted to make these, and what better way than to offer them to our loyal backers first!

In the Core Game, when you are fixing certian items found during the crash, you will mark their progress with cardboard tokens. Now that we have 3d wrenched, we can use THESE instead!

Batteries - 12 miniature batteries to use instead of tokens!

These batteries are super cool, and only for those folks who LOVE to trick out their game components (like Richard and I). We got the idea from games like Agricola. After a bit of back and forth, we decided that we really wanted to make these, and what better way than to offer them to our loyal backers first!

 In the Core game, you have tokens for these, but having 3d minis to move along your weapons showing your charges, would complete the visual experience!

 As an added bonus, to those who add 4 or 5 add ons, we will throw in 4 green energy crystals, and 1 red unstable energy crystal!

Thanks to all of you for such a great Kickstarter! It has been truly a pleasure. Due to popular demand, we will be making the Leaders available! - This Expansion is for 4 Leaders. They are almost 35mm tall

These Leaders are BAD to the BONE!

Want all the add ons? We have made it easy! add $45 to your pledge and get ALL the add-ons, PLUS the bonus Energy Crystals, all for one lower bundled price!

If you have made it down this far, GREAT, I hope we may have convinced you to help us. Here is a little info about who we are.

Richard Launius - Independent Game Designer of many well known titles such as Arkham Horror, and Defenders of the Realm and Primary designer of Alien Uprising. Richard has been designing games since the 1980's and has worked with Sean before on a few other designs  (all of the Defenders of the Realm expansions, and Defenders Battlefields) and is excited to work with him again on Alien Uprising.

Sean Brown - President of Mr. B. Games and Developer/Co-Designer of Alien Uprising. Sean has worked in the game industry for almost 10 years, most of them for Eagle Games as a salesmen, co-designer, graphic artist, marketing director, developer, and warehouse manager (many at the same time) since 2006. He has worked on the following titles via graphic art, development or co-design work while at Eagle Games: Age of Steam, Age of Empires III, Attack Deluxe, Baltimore and Ohio, Brass, Defenders of the Realm (and all of its expansions), Defenders Battlefields, Empires Builder Expansion, I'm the Boss TCG, Incan Gold, New England Railways, Pirate Dice, Railways of the World (and all of its expansions), Roll through the Ages, Through the Ages, Tumblin Dice, and Wizards Brew.

Mr. B. Games is a one-man publishing company started by Sean Brown in 2005 to publish his own game designs. After a few small card games (Teraforming, Stoplights), Mr. B. Games went on hiatus from publishing from 2009 - 2013 but has resumed publishing once again, eager to pool from all of the knowledge, experience, friendships and lessons learned over the past 9 years.

Our Sculptor -  Dave has worked for some BIG miniature companies overseas (and here in the states), on their "Games" from inside his "Workshop" for over 10 years. We decided to hire him to create real miniature "green" sculpts vs. 3d computer renders. When it comes time to produce the game we can go directly to the mold process, speeding up our manufacturing process, and helping us control the quality of our pieces, (something we can touch and see, vs. a 3d render on a PC screen). This costs a little more to Mr. B. Games, (and some folks may say is a little "old school") but we are confident in Alien Uprising, and this is kind of like our pledge into the project ourselves (investing in these making of Greens). We hope you will be confident in the project too! Please Pledge today and help us make even more great sculpts and molds!

Our Artists - Jonathan has been fantastic to work with during this process. We all LOVE what he has done with the gameboard, and how he has brought the Alien Tokens to life in his own style. Ray, thanks for your work on the cover piece and for also being so easy to work with. We could not have the "feel" of this universe without both of you talented gentlemen!

Our Video Crew – 5th Street Productions (owned by my niece Cassia and her film/writing partner Javana) has done an outstanding job and will never know how much I love them both for all the hard work they did for me on these videos. I could not have done this project without them! They got an A+ on their final in film school for these videos too, BTW. (not that I am a proud Uncle or anything...) and these two ladies are well on their way to a great career in film. THANK YOU BOTH so much! Check them out on facebook!

www.facebook.com/5thStreetProductions

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Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

With every project there are risks, but I hope that my past track record in publishing, as well as my design and development work at Eagle Games will put everyone's minds at ease. Many of the folks on Kickstarter are just learning all the ins and outs of the industry, and while this is Mr. B. Games' first Kickstarter, I am not new to the industry and have been making games in some capacity since 2005. With my previous experiences I can pool on the 8+ years of lessons (both good and bad) to ensure a smooth, and accurate production and delivery. I hope that you will help support me in my solo publishing efforts, and thank you in advance for your confidence in Mr. B. Games!

FAQ

  • Simply increase your pledge (or make your intitial pledge $10 higher per add-on) $10 higher for each add on you would like.

    After the campaign is over (a month or two before we are ready to ship) we will send a survey to everyone via kickstarter (and an update reminder that the survey is coming a week prior) and via the survey you will be able to indicate what rewards you want, as well as update shipping address if it has changed.

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  • This is a tough question, because I have not produced the game yet. I am working on quotes right now, and expect the MSRP to be between $60 and $70 for the core game, and $40 and $50 for the Zothren Expansion. The Tunneler Expansion will be sold individually as well (but is free to backers Crewmen and above) and will likely be in the $7 - $10 range.

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  • Only goals marked component upgrade will be added inside the retail versions.

    Items like the Egg, Ship, and scenario cards are promo items for KS backers, and will likely be sold after the game is released (or at tradeshows, bgg etc) but are FREE to KS backers Ensign and above right now.

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  • Please stay tuned to the updates. I am working to find a partner or two overseas to possibly help with fulfilment. What does this mean to our EU backers? If we can set something up, it means the packages might come from inside the EU, saving VAT and fees.

    I am also working on a way to reduce shipping fees inside the EU and on the Worldwide tier as well, but so far, the cheapest option (with insurance and tracking) is still the USPS and the subsidy from Mr. B. Games.

    Our international customers are very important to us, and we are doing everything we can to try to get a better deal.

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  • She is unique, with her own skills, and deck of cards (as well as her mini).

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  • Yes!

    The scenarios will do this. We are working on a solo scenario, and also a 6-player scenario (which will likely just be a variant in the rules or something).

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