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$1,504
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Apr 14 2014
$1,504
pledged of $32,000pledged of $32,000 goal
30
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Apr 14 2014

About

Thanks for stopping by our true Kickstarter project! I apologize for the resolution of the video, but it was done with my phone. Although, my wife did a great job video taping me don't you think? :)

Alas, let me tell you a little bit more about how we got here and where we are going.

In the past, I've played plenty of zombie games. But I have never really gotten the scope and size of a true survival game in any of them. Zombies were always single models. There were only a few buildings. You could get an item from any searchable area. Thus, the games never felt like you were actually surviving anything, but just shooting zombies over and over and looting the same building until you found something you liked.

So my friends and I set out to create a game of significantly larger proportions and scope. Titled, "Week One" it's the first week after all the dust has settled and the major outbreak is over. (Plus, expansions are easily titled as, "Week Two" etc.) Every game is seven (7) days, each with a day and night cycle. These cycles produce various environmental effects and can reduce your party's overall sanity. (Yes, characters have an insane side!) At the end of those seven days, your remaining party members are rescued by the military who are evacuating civilians.

What happens during those days and nights? Well, you need food, weapons, ammo, and most of all, you need to keep your sanity. Oh, and zombies aren't just single models. No sir. They range from 1-5 zombies per token, as many tokens as can fit in a square! Each day has the players surrounded by an ever increasing horde of zombies all marching towards the players' Safe House, the place where the military is going to pick them up. Can they survive all seven days? Will any players succumb to insanity? Will it be a shoot out or a hold up in a building? In addition, random missions occur throughout the days to help keep the games fresh and dynamic.

MAKING THE GAME

As befitting a true Kickstarter project, we are actually using this opportunity for providing the necessary capital for creating the game. We already have a good start on the artwork, minis, and the rules. However, we need the money to finish funding the remaining costs associated to building the game. As an example of work already done, below is the Detective, her Insane version, and a Fast zombie that's already been worked on. They'll give you a good idea of the artwork to expect with the other characters. We have two very gifted artists on our team so I expect great things.

Regarding the character rules, each one has a number of actions they can do, a special ability or two, and stats tracking health, inventory, stamina, and sanity.

As far as the main rules are concerned, we have those pretty much done. They were designed around an intuitive approach with very few artificial limitations imposed. We spent a great deal of time thinking of standard, fast, and advanced rules that all add good flavor and quicker paced turns. If doing something in real life made sense, we tried to incorporate it into the game. So as an additional reward to funding our project, we'll provide all purchasers a link to the work-in-progress rule set. Maybe one of you will see something our designers and players haven't yet! (Pictured below was one of the play-test sessions we did at the Con of the North this year.)

STRETCH GOALS

If we make it to $50,000, everyone will get the new Silenced Sniper Rifle, an exclusive rifle card only available in this Kickstarter. We have the rules and art for it but haven't decided on the font yet.

If we make it to $75,000, everyone will get the above rifle and the Gun Nut. He's a unique special character who loves guns, and is also only available in this project. In addition, this goal will fully fund our expansion creation project so you can expect more from us in the future!

SCHEDULE

We are aiming for shipping in September of this year. It may happen sooner, but we need to make sure we allocate enough time to finish the artwork and minis and actual create the game copies. We already have the manufacturer picked out and warehousing and shipping details finalized.

SHIPPING

US shipping is included in the price of the rewards. Non-US buyers need to add an additional $20 to ship their boxes.

FINAL NOTES

For first time Kickstarter people, remember that your account is only charged when the project is successful. So please support our budding endeavor. You will appreciate what comes out of it, I'm sure of it!

PODCAST DISCUSSION ON THE GAME

www.sideprojectpodcast.com http://www.angelfire.com/mn/WWC/SideProject/podcasts/SP_E07_ZOMBIES_.mp3

Risks and challenges

We have a great and dedicated team. We've worked through most of the rules and have a very playable game. The artwork is underway as are the model sculpts. We have the game manufacturer picked, and everything is lined up to deliver our product on time! We just need the money to bring it all together and get it released! Not being a larger company, we do have to rely on our future customers to help us break ground with our concept and help us continue onward.

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