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FROM SAD PIGGIES, THE ORIGINS 

 

 

 

our Sad Piggies
our Sad Piggies

THE GAME

Sad Piggies is a 2-4 person card game reminiscent of good ol’ “Monopoly Deal” – except, you collect piggy corpses instead of properties. 

the game, in a nutshell
the game, in a nutshell

Players take turns to draw from a stack of cards such as the Tool Cards, to help you collect Pig Cards (piggy corpses), and Action Cards to steal piggy corpses from other players. 

match Tools and Pig cards to collect Pigs (as corpses)
match Tools and Pig cards to collect Pigs (as corpses)

 

some Action Cards to help win the game or annoy players
some Action Cards to help win the game or annoy players

There are also cards that revive dead pigs, skip crucial turns, steal the precious Deny Action card – all of which are guaranteed to amuse (or annoy) your opponents to no end! Steal, kill or horde the pig cards. The one to reach the most pigs on hand first wins the game! 

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REWARDS AT A GLANCE 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TIMELINE TO SHIPPING

To our backers, we are committed to getting the game shipped and into your hands by end July 2017. 

The most time-consuming parts of developing the game are over. We have a playable, fun and entertaining gameplay, ensured by vigorous play testing. Artwork of the cards is all done and tested too with gamer’s feedback. 

Only the production of the cards is left, and these will be ready to be shipped to you by end of July 2017. 

what we will be working on to get Sad Piggies in your hands
what we will be working on to get Sad Piggies in your hands

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We are working on content like Sad Piggies music and comics. Have a look! 

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THE BACKSTORY SECTION 

Thanks for taking the time to read about what we are trying to build. If you are interested, read on to find out more about the background of the game, game design and who we are as the creators of Sad Piggies. 

WHO MADE SAD PIGGIES 

Sad Piggies is a “Dawn and Ian” creation: two individuals with a sadistic sense of humor and a love for the macabre. 

Ian has been creating his own e-commerce products for the past 5 years. He knows the ins and outs of managing product lines, getting customers to buy the goods and arrange shipping to be on time. 

Dawn, the ever passionate game lover and designer, knows the difference between UX and UI of a product. As one of the rare UX/UI strategist that possesses both form and art, she was ever ready to get her hands dirty to design her own game. 

Looking at their individual skillsets, they decided to team up like Superman and Wonder Woman. Or Batman and Batgirl. Like Bonnie and Clyde... you get the idea. Let's just call them Team DI, ok?

THE INSPIRATION 

Sad Piggies began on a bleak day at work. Ian turned to his co-worker, Dawn, and began talking about how the office felt like pigs being sent to the slaughter and figured that it would be really cool if the pigs were able to finally take charge of their own deaths instead. 

And so, the first seeds of their card game were sowed.

KILLING PIGS?! LIKE, SERIOUSLY?!

Right. That's why we kept them imaginary and it's a card game. 

We don't advocate suicide or harming animals. We are exploring the idea of what if animals have the same consciousness as humans and what they would do in their situation to preserve their honor. 

We can assure you that no pigs were harmed in the testing and making of this game.

We also tested various artworks and realised that by crafting a story around the circumstances of the piggy’s death, it becomes a lot more appealing to the folks out there. Death scenes are therefore left up to the player’s imaginations.

GAME DESIGN 

phases of our evolving game
phases of our evolving game

 

how our current cards look
how our current cards look

We designed many sets of prototype and tested with batches of players for months. One important aspect that we spent time building into the game is the interaction between players. This is a top design rule for us, as we want a game that is fun and engaging for everyone. 

As we tested the game in batches, we improvised along the way, adding more action cards and changing the pig cards to increase player interaction within the game. Now we are confident we have a fast-paced, fun and entertaining game that brings out hours of laughter for our players.   

HELP US BUILD THIS GAME

Why are we doing this when we aren't famous artists, extremely talented game designers or successful entrepreneurs? 

We are creators first. We take pride, joy and satisfaction in taking a game concept and getting the world to have fun with it. 

This is about you, our community of players. We put this project on Kickstarter because it's the fastest way for us to get the game into your hands and make improvements as a community. We had a vision that future improvements or expansions would be community driven. This game is great, but we need your help to make it even better. So please help us and let’s go on this game making journey together! – 
The Humans of Sad Piggies (DI = Dawn and Ian) 

Risks and challenges

Production of the game is simple: it's just a card game. It's a relatively straightforward product to make. We're already working with the same card maker that have worked on and fulfilled successful Kickstarter campaigns before. This is to make sure that no matter how many people pledge, everyone gets their Sad Piggies quickly after the campaign ends. Not to mention getting good quality game cards from a tried and tested company based in the US.

If you support this project, we want to be sure you are in Team Sad Piggies right away. As part of the Team, you get first-hand information on how the progress of the production and any new improvements and variations of the gameplay for life.

We're keeping our rewards as simple as possible: support our project and in return, we'll send you the playable game along with goodies that won’t complicate the shipping timeline.

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    Mosaic Thank You Page

    You'll get = An unusual way of saying "Thank You" from the team. Like. Seriously.

    Thank you for being in Team Piggies!
    We will use your Kickstarter human profile picture to create a mosaic Thank You Page that will remind you of the 90s cheesy boy band posters. This mosaic page will consist of other backers who back this pledge and you will be able to see it live on our website once our Kickstarter is shipped.

    *BY BACKING THIS REWARD, WE HAVE YOUR CONSENT TO USE YOUR KICKSTARTER PROFILE PHOTO FOR THE CREATION OF THIS MOSAIC THANK YOU PAGE. So pledge only if you are really ok with this.

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    Early Bird Deck

    You'll get = a deck of Sad Piggies game at a special rate.

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    Could be the most awesome and morbid sounding game in 2017. And, it will be in your hands with this pledge at a special rate just for being an early sup-porker.

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    Sad Piggies Game Deck

    You'll get = a deck of Sad Piggies game

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    For the rest of humanity that holds a plastic card with cash in it. Hopefully.

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    Game Deck + Physical Mosaic Wall Poster

    You'll get = a deck of Sad Piggies game + Wall Poster of the Mosaic Thank You Page with Your Face on it.

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    This is a tribute to you, our precious backer.
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    1) get your picture from your KS profile
    2) create a mosaic page with other backers' faces
    3) our intern will circle where your face is
    4) print out as an 11x15 inches poster and ship it to you.

    Along with the poster, you get the most morbid sounding game in 2017 in your hands with this pledge.

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    Game Deck + iPhone Case

    You'll get = a deck of Sad Piggies + iPhone case with limited Sad Piggies Kickstarter Design pledge.

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    We will send you the iPhone cover from our farm separately. A survey will go out to ensure we get the right iPhone model. You know you want this.

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    Ultimate Bundle + Pig Card Customisation

    You'll get = Your very own personalised set of Sad Piggies Pig Cards, 1 Deck of Sad Piggies, 1 iPhone Case and 1 Wall Poster.

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    The humans on our team will work with you to create a special pack of 12 customised pig cards for your Sad Piggies game.

    YOU CAN PUT ANYONE AS PIGS ON THE PIG CARDS. BIG HINT. IT'S SO BIG, WE GOT TO PUT THIS IN CAPS. MAKE THIS REWARD GREAT. AGAIN.

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