Manic Miner & Jet Set Willy: Limited-Edition Playing Cards
Featuring 6 exquisite, digitally re-mastered, illustrations drawn from the Manic Miner and Jet Set Willy games' original box art
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)
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
- 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
FEATURES OF THE MANIC MINER® AND THE JET SET WILLY® PLAYING CARDS (IF STRETCH GOAL ACHIEVED):
- 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
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
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.
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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.
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