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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, January 18 2019 10:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

In 1983 a peerless new home computer game graced the scene. Its stand-out features included its quirky humour, in-game music / effects, high replay value and well-designed colourful graphics.

That game was Manic Miner®, originally designed for the ZX Spectrum.

A year later, its sequel, the second game in the Miner Willy series, became the best-selling and most widely written about British home computer game of the era.

That game was Jet Set Willy®, also originally designed for the ZX Spectrum.

Roll forward 35 years and kick nostalgia into overdrive with the release of the Manic Miner® app. A perfectly formed replica of the much-loved home computer game, with 3D voxel-style graphics.

THE WORLD’s FAVOURITE ZX SPECTRUM GAME - RECREATED (tap on the image below on or after 20th Dec, '18 to learn more)

CAPTION: the Manic Miner® app - initially available for Apple TV, iPhone & iPad. Soon for Amazon Fire TV, Fire Tablet, Android TV and Android phones & tablets.
CAPTION: the Manic Miner® app - initially available for Apple TV, iPhone & iPad. Soon for Amazon Fire TV, Fire Tablet, Android TV and Android phones & tablets.

To celebrate the release of the Manic Miner® app (a limited-edition: available for 30 days or 10,000 downloads only) we’re announcing, exclusive to Kickstarter, the limited-edition collectors’ print Manic Miner® playing cards and the limited-edition collectors' print Jet Set Willy® playing cards.

Each production run of these playing cards will be tightly controlled.

Also, these playing cards will not be sold in shops; making them highly collectible.

Each deck’s face cards feature illustrations drawn from the original games’ box art.

Also, these playing cards are officially licenced; making them highly desirable.

Development of both decks is complete.

The goal of this appeal is to fund the production of 1,000 units of each deck.

Back the Kickstarter today …

… and look forward to playing with your Willy, even when taking a little time away from a screen.

FEATURES OF THE MANIC MINER® AND THE JET SET WILLY® PLAYING CARDS:

- face (picture / court) cards featuring 6 exquisite, digitally re-mastered, illustrations (3 per deck) drawn from the original games’ box art, notably

  • o Manic Miner - published by Bug Byte “Miner” illustration
  • o Manic Miner - published by Bug Byte "Whistler” illustration, (rare re-issue)
  • o Jet Set Willy - published by Software Projects, illustration by Roger Tissiman
  • o Manic Miner - published by Software Projects, illustration by Roger Tissiman
  • o Perils of Willy - published by Software Projects, illustration by Roger Tissiman
  • o Jet Set Willy II - published by Software Projects, illustration by Roger Tissiman
CAPTION: above, the original games’ box art - before its was digitally re-mastered.
CAPTION: above, the original games’ box art - before its was digitally re-mastered.

- pip (number) cards featuring 20 classic, hand-crafted, layouts (10 per deck) using sprites from the originals' in-game graphics

-  54 poker sized playing cards (per deck, including 2 jokers), each 63mm x 88mm, 2.48" x 3.46", constructed from 310gsm French casino quality card stock with black core and linen finish

- presented in plain white tuck box with gloss finish and shrink-wrapped

CAPTION: a complete Jet Set Willy Limited-Edition Playing Card pre-production deck.
CAPTION: a complete Jet Set Willy Limited-Edition Playing Card pre-production deck.
CAPTION: a close-up of the playing cards' lustrous linen finish.
CAPTION: a close-up of the playing cards' lustrous linen finish.
CAPTION: the approximate location of the individual message (you create the wording) on the back of each of the 54 playing cards of the Manic Miner® Unique Edition deck.
CAPTION: the approximate location of the individual message (you create the wording) on the back of each of the 54 playing cards of the Manic Miner® Unique Edition deck.

FEATURES OF THE MANIC MINER® AND THE JET SET WILLY® PLAYING CARDS (IF STRETCH GOAL ACHIEVED):

CAPTION: a custom tuck box (for illustration only). The work-in-progress and (perhaps) the final custom tuck box art will be the subject of a specific 'Update' after the appeal is launched.
CAPTION: a custom tuck box (for illustration only). The work-in-progress and (perhaps) the final custom tuck box art will be the subject of a specific 'Update' after the appeal is launched.

- full colour printed tuck boxes with custom Manic Miner® and Jet Set Willy® art, constructed from 310gsm linen card stock with UV coated (gloss) finish

CAPTION: the Manic Miner® app - pre-order it now for Apple TV, iPhone, iPad & Mac. Recreated ZX Spectrum keyboard device recommended but not required to use the Manic Miner® app.
CAPTION: the Manic Miner® app - pre-order it now for Apple TV, iPhone, iPad & Mac. Recreated ZX Spectrum keyboard device recommended but not required to use the Manic Miner® app.

Influencers and journalists wishing to receive the Manic Miner® app for preview coverage prior to its release may request to do so by using the form at this link: https://tinyurl.com/y77ecv8k

Media Assets may be downloaded by clicking on and saving the images at this link: http://manicminergame.com/gallery.html

CAPTION: MANIC MINER® THE BOARD GAME (coming in 2019)
CAPTION: MANIC MINER® THE BOARD GAME (coming in 2019)
CAPTION: initial physical proto-types of a couple of the models designed for inclusion in MANIC MINER® THE BOARD GAME.
CAPTION: initial physical proto-types of a couple of the models designed for inclusion in MANIC MINER® THE BOARD GAME.

Risks and challenges

A FEW POINTS ABOUT OUR TREATMENT OF YOUR MONEY:

* We treat your pledge as a pre-order.
* If we don’t deliver your reward in a commercially reasonable timeframe, you’re entitled to a refund.

A FEW POINTS ABOUT OUR CONDUCT OF THIS KICKSTARTER:

* We only have one letter box. Please use it.
* If you want to message Elite about this Kickstarter project, then do so by using Kickstarter's Direct Message feature.
* Elite’s view is Kickstarter's Comments feature is for dialogue between backers. So please:
- don’t message Elite thro’ the Kickstarter's Comments feature; there’ll be no reply
- don’t message Elite by email; there’ll be no reply
- don’t message Elite thro' Twitter or other platforms; there’ll be no reply.
* If you want to message Elite regarding any other matter, then do so by using the form at this link: https://tinyurl.com/y77ecv8k

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* You may do so at this link: https://tinyurl.com/y825vv6g

In 2017, Elite entered into a long term, exclusive licence agreement with the games' copyright owner and began developing a range of complimentary, derivative products including but not limited to games and apps, playing cards and board games with the aim of re-establishing awareness and further enhancing the reputation of Manic Miner and Jet Set Willy.

© Copyright 2018 Elite Systems Ltd. All Rights Reserved. ELITE®, MANIC MINER ® and JET SET WILLY® are registered trademarks and are used under exclusive licence granted to Elite Systems Group Ltd, its subsidiaries, associates and assigns. All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners.

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    Pledge £10 or more About US$ 12

    the Manic Miner® deck (Early Bird)

    Face cards featuring 3 exquisite, digitally re-mastered, illustrations drawn from the original game's box art, notably
    o Manic Miner - published by Bug Byte "Miner” illustration
    o Manic Miner - published by Bug Byte “Whistler” illustration
    o Manic Miner - published by Software Projects

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    the Jet Set Willy® deck (Early Bird)

    Face cards featuring 3 exquisite, digitally re-mastered, illustrations drawn from the original game's box art, notably
    o Jet Set Willy - published by Software Projects
    o Jet Set Willy II - published by Software Projects
    o The Perils of Willy - published by Software Projects

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    the MM® & the JSW® decks (Early Bird)

    Face cards featuring 6 exquisite, digitally re-mastered, illustrations (3 per deck) drawn from the original games’ box art, notably
    o Manic Miner - published by Bug Byte “Miner” illustration
    o Manic Miner - published by Bug Byte “Whistler” illustration
    o Manic Miner - published by Software Projects
    o Jet Set Willy - published by Software Projects
    o Jet Set Willy II - published by Software Projects
    o The Perils of Willy - published by Software Projects

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    the MM® & the JSW® decks (until 3rd Jan)

    Face cards featuring 6 exquisite, digitally re-mastered, illustrations (3 per deck) drawn from the original games’ box art, notably
    o Manic Miner - published by Bug Byte “Miner” illustration
    o Manic Miner - published by Bug Byte “Whistler” illustration
    o Manic Miner - published by Software Projects
    o Jet Set Willy - published by Software Projects
    o Jet Set Willy II - published by Software Projects
    o The Perils of Willy - published by Software Projects

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    the MM® & the JSW® decks

    Face cards featuring 6 exquisite, digitally re-mastered, illustrations (3 per deck) drawn from the original games’ box art, notably
    o Manic Miner - published by Bug Byte “Miner” illustration
    o Manic Miner - published by Bug Byte “Whistler” illustration
    o Manic Miner - published by Software Projects
    o Jet Set Willy - published by Software Projects
    o Jet Set Willy II - published by Software Projects
    o The Perils of Willy - published by Software Projects

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    the Manic Miner® Unique Edition deck

    A unique edition of the Manic Miner® deck which carries the same individual message (you create the wording) on the back of each of the 54 playing cards.

    For example, "This unique edition was created to celebrate the 50th birthday of David Jones."

    Only one instance of each unique edition will ever be created.

    Your individual message will be canvassed after this appeal has successfully closed.

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    the Jet Set Willy® Unique Edition deck

    A unique edition of the Jet Set Willy® deck which carries the same individual message (you create the wording) on the back of each of the 54 playing cards.

    For example, "This unique edition was created to celebrate the 50th birthday of David Jones."

    Only one instance of each unique edition will ever be created.

    Your individual message will be canvassed after this appeal has successfully closed.

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    the MM® & the JSW® x3 decks

    Face cards featuring 6 exquisite, digitally re-mastered, illustrations (3 per deck) drawn from the original games’ box art, notably
    o Manic Miner - published by Bug Byte “Miner” illustration
    o Manic Miner - published by Bug Byte “Whistler” illustration
    o Manic Miner - published by Software Projects
    o Jet Set Willy - published by Software Projects
    o Jet Set Willy II - published by Software Projects
    o The Perils of Willy - published by Software Projects

    x3 of each deck (6 decks in total)

    Limited-availability offer added 2nd Jan, '19

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    Pledge £100 or more About US$ 125

    the MM® & the JSW® Unique Edition decks

    A unique edition of the Manic Miner® deck and a unique edition the Manic Miner® deck. Each deck carries the same individual message (you create he wording) on the back of the 54 playing cards.

    For example, "This unique edition was created to celebrate the 50th birthday of David Jones."

    Only one instance of each unique edition will ever be created.

    Your individual message will be canvassed after this appeal has successfully closed.

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    the MM® & the JSW® x6 decks

    Face cards featuring 6 exquisite, digitally re-mastered, illustrations (3 per deck) drawn from the original games’ box art, notably
    o Manic Miner - published by Bug Byte “Miner” illustration
    o Manic Miner - published by Bug Byte “Whistler” illustration
    o Manic Miner - published by Software Projects
    o Jet Set Willy - published by Software Projects
    o Jet Set Willy II - published by Software Projects
    o The Perils of Willy - published by Software Projects

    x6 of each deck (12 decks in total)

    Limited-availability offer added 2nd Jan, '19

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Funding period

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