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Last updated November 19, 2019

THE MURDER HOUSE

A board game about escaping a dangerous house filled with monsters.

THE MURDER HOUSE

A board game about escaping a dangerous house filled with monsters.

NOK 78,261
pledged of NOK 210,000pledged of NOK 210,000 goal
182
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, November 19 2019 1:26 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated November 19, 2019

About

Step into the house of the dangerous and mentally unstable Dr. Crazy, where you and your opponents are trapped inside. He and his deranged disciple spawn a gallery of frightful monsters to chase you around. The singular goal of The Murder House is to be the first to make it out - alive!

The Murder House is a free-roaming, movement-point based sandbox of a survival game where you need to gather items, buy gear, upgrade your characters' abilities and combine sets to escape and survive. See that awesome portal gun your buddy just got? Why don't you steal it? Or, if you think you're strong enough, duel him for it. If the shadows are your ally, lure your "friend" into a trap and leave him for the villains. These are just some of the tactics you have at your disposal when trying to escape this house of horrors. 

 *Some color schemes are not final and are subject to change. 

The Murder House is not a very text-heavy game. However, we figured there might be some people out there who's more comfortable playing the game in their own language. So, The Murder House will be available in the following languages:

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian

You will be given a chance to select your preferred language version, once and if the game successfully funds. 

 The Murder House is all about survival. Your primary goal is to be the first to escape the house. You have a number of movement points to spend each turn. Collect Items, buy Gears or take Actions. After all players have completed their turn, a Villain card is drawn. These cards reveal where the Villains will appear next. Make sure they don't catch you.

But hurry! If you haven't unlocked one of the exits before 30 Villain cards are drawn, everyone loses.

*IMPORTANT: The rulebook is still a work in progress.

"THE MURDER HOUSE" HOW-TO-PLAY/TRAILER:

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  Bringing The Murder House to life is only possible through your support.
 

  • There are no plans, as of now, for this game to ever reach retail. The game itself will only be available on Kickstarter. Do you like what you see? Because this might be your only chance to get your hands on it.
     
  • Tired of getting Kickstarter games in your mail long after your buddies got theirs at the local store? There’s no chance of that happening here.
     
  • We assume, since you’re reading this, that you somewhat like our product. Rest assured, that we've put as much thought into developing the game experience itself, as we have done with the level of detail and the overall aesthetics of the game.

For this Kickstarter we have decided not to offer any stretch goals. Instead, all components will be upgraded from day one! Linen finish, 350 gsm cards, premium plastic standees and/or miniatures, thicker box and an additional game mode.

Since this is our first kickstarter, we want to plan everything so everyone gets their copy in due time, with as little interference as possible. Stretch goals are incredibly awesome, but can also add complications such as delays, unexpected costs, logistical issues, etc. These are all elements we wish to minimise on this particular project.

 The Murder House is China ready.

This means that the game is complete, tested and all the files have been sent and verified by our manufacturing partner WinGo Games™ in Shenzhen, China. All they need to start production is for us to tell them how many copies we need.  

  Our manufacturing partner.

Founded in 1992, WinGo industry Ltd. is a leading tabletop game manufacturer in China. They have more than 20 years of experience under their belt in printing board games, card games, miniatures and other game accessories. They produce more than 200 games every year. 

*Europe: Only EU countries.

Please note that this is an estimate cost of shipping and these values may change during and after campaign. 

DELIVERY

We have almost everything ready, so once we are finished here on Kickstarter, we will go right ahead with the production phase. Given that we're shipping from China, we need to plan around Chinese New Year. We aim to be ready to start shipping the game to you in March.

Theme
 

Why did we make this game?

We have always loved horror movies and games. We know we're not alone in immersing ourselves in games, movies, books and TV shows. Universes where we get to experience a protagonist face challenges much more spectacular and horrible than those most of us face on a daily basis. We think this is the key to why horror has always entertained.

We decided to make a game where you are the protagonist in such a story. The Murder House puts you and your friends in one of these countless settings you grew up reading, watching and loving. Yes, our game might seem a bit silly. Outright wacky, even. But what great horror story isn't?

That's why, in The Murder House, you'll face demon clowns, ancient mummies, drunken vampires, mad scientists, wicked witches, creepy ghost children and of course - a werewolf.

Design
 

The biggest challenge, besides designing the game mechanics, was creating the Murder House itself. Our goal was to give you a real and breathing house, where these monsters could chase you around. Down creepy hallways, inside laboratory tanks, underneath beds and tables, inside refrigerators and even fireplaces. Just like in the movies and stories you love.

We went through several stages of designing the art of The Murder House, with the sole purpose of making it as immersive as possible for you as a player.
The game board has been designed to bring as much immersiveness as possible. With its huge size, you'll never get tired of exploring all the different rooms.

Final Product
 

We realised, after backing a few Kickstarter projects ourselves, that stretch goals are crucial to many backers. However, we aim to deliver high quality game components for the best price possible - from the get-go. That is why, in this campaign, you won't find lots and lots of stretch goals and add-ons. It would be impossible for us to plan out and deliver on this promise, with such an amount of unknown variables as stretch goals tend to be.

The pictures you see below showcase the quality and level of detail you may expect from backing us, without any stretch goals unlocked:

IMPORTANT: This is just a prototype and the final product will be subjected to change.

Risks and challenges

Let's face it, we are first time creators. That is why we would never presume to take on the full responsibility of manufacturing, finishing and delivering The Murder House ourselves. We are transparently working with several partners (WinGo Games) that have decades worth of experience in the business of both producing and delivering quality games to you as a backer.

That being said, we do operate within the same crazy, non-predictable universe as our fellow creators. Shipping delays can happen. Manufacturing problems might occur. But the game itself is finished. The costs have been calculated. And most of the risk-factors have been identified and minimized.

We want you to receive the game on your doorstep on time and we aim for you to receive it in mint condition.

We hope you as a backer, will enjoy playing The Murder House with your friends and if you’ll have only half as much fun playing it, as we’ve had developing it, we feel we’ve reached our goal.

Sincerely,
The Bad Goblin Team
Oslo, Norway

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