Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on July 16, 2012.
About this project
Welcome to the birth of AlieN InK!
Your pledge shows your support and appreciation for beauty and innovation and will ensure both the 1st Edition Print of GalaxY CardS, and the future of AlieN InK, enabling us to bring you innovative designs in the gaming world and beyond. You will play a major role in the creation of a company that has a promising and exciting future. We are offering 1st Edition decks, many of them signed that will be priceless additions to any collection. You can look back on this pledge with great pride and know you were part of something truly special. We came to play, but we need your support for this to work.
We want these cards to be born, and open a gate into a whole new world of playing cards. We want you to be a part of AlieN InK from the beginning and help us expand the company into something that we can all be excited about and proud of!
This 54 card deck (52 Standard Cards + 2 Jokers) is printed on high quality 310 gsm black core paper card stock that comes from France. We have been closely involved in the manufacturing of these cards to ensure the best playing card quality. These high slip, medium gloss, linen embossed, air cushion finish cards are similar to the current industry standard BEE or BICYCLE decks and share the same stunning feel and fluidity you need and love for card games, cardist maneuvers or magic. These are fully functional works of art.
Putting a deck of GalaxY CardS into someones hands for the first time is a rewarding experience. It's like watching someone discover playing cards for the first time. As soon as what they are looking at becomes clear, (give them a sec) get ready to see a real and honest sense of discovery on their faces and in their cries of excitement! It's a very special experience.
We have spent countless hours developing every aspect of these cards. As we showed our decks locally, it was inspiring to find so many people that shared our passion for the beauty of GalaxY CardS. Upon discovering Kickstarter in the beginning of May, we realized that this would be a perfect place for just the right people to get their hands on the1st edition deck of GalaxY CardS!
In the history of playing cards, no company, big or small, has EVER released a deck of cards like this. It is a bold and daring design; we know that it's like nothing the world has ever seen. These decks are something beautiful that you can truly enjoy with your friends and family. You can own this deck; the first of it's kind and be a part of history. Now you can hold a piece of the galaxy in your hands...
As the first deck released from a design company with a promising and exciting dynamic future, these decks will be a part of history. After this Kickstarter launch, no one will ever be able to get a GalaxY CardS 1st edition deck again.
Because AlieN InK is a start-up and we are not working in collaboration with any of the bigger card companies, we do not have a corporate shipping package to ease the load of shipping costs. We have done everything in our power to make the cost as low as possible and U.S shipping is included with your pledge.
This is the birth of a company that will bring you decks no one else has.
We share your passion for design and style. AlieN InK will be working closely with you: our fellow Plaliens, so we can provide you with the best experience possible. We do, what we do, for you. We approach design with you in mind, and your input and feedback are vital to the future of our company. Visit our Facebook <<-(click!) and say hello! Tell us about your discovery of GalaxY CardS and what about them reached out to you personally. Don't forget to 'like' us to stay up to date with this and new releases!
You love cards. We love cards! Together we can bring a whole new experience to what we both love. The fun and familiarity of playing cards but experienced in a completely new way. Get your hands on a totally unique deck of playing cards to add to your collection or rediscover your love for cards with us.
Now we want to get these cards into as many people's hands as we can, as an exclusive 1st edition and at a great price.
These cards consist of 4 suits; Earth, Moon, Sun, and a stunning Ringed planet. GalaxY CardS are fully compatible with both U.S. and European card games and can be used seamlessly in any way you like. Use them as 4 individual colored suits for European games, or use the Earth and Moon, (both with round pips) as black and the (unique shaped and warm hued) sun and red planet as red when needed for Western games (or other games such as solitaire).
The JokeR cards showcase all 4 suits, both in a unique way, and serve as very rewarding 'wild cards'. We have tested these cards in every game we could find, from 'speed' to 'poker' to 'solitaire' to everything in between and they have performed flawlessly!
The Court cards show a gradual progression of a large, single, detailed image of each suit; becoming more complex and breathtaking as you progress from J to A for an eclipse at the finale.
As you gaze at these beautiful cards, you may be thinking, "What could possibly be next?" Well, we hold the design copyrights for this and many future decks; all as innovative, beautiful, daring, creative and unique as Galaxy CardS 1st edition, and you will be making possible the release of all of these to the world in the very near future. With your pledge you will be helping to launch not just these stunning 1st edition cards, but an entire lineup of designer playing cards in the very near future.
If you are as inspired by these cards as we are, then we have reached our goal. If you help us fund, you will be a huge part of the beginning of a company that cares about what you have to say, wants to give you exactly what you want and wants to surprise you with things you've never experienced.
Imagine the value of a 1st edition deck from a brand new playing card company with an incredibly bright future, signed by the co-founders of the company. AlieN InK will be entering the arena of the playing card industry being an innovator at every step and bringing you products you can't get anywhere else.
We can not stress enough the value of the pledges that contain signed decks and posters. These will be priceless additions to any collection and in the years to come will be impossible to find again.
That's why we want you to have them. We know that you are supporting an idea of beauty and innovation, so we want to give you something rewarding in return.
Our first Plaliens: To us, you are priceless, and we want to give you something priceless back. We hope you are as proud to own these as we are.
We are offering Poster prints with many of our pledges that are some of the largest prints available of any playing card release yet on Kickstarter. These are hi-res and are worthy of a frame.
If we don't fund, we can't launch our company and we can't bring these beautiful cards and many other decks to the world. If we do fund, with your support, it will be the start of something fresh and exciting. You can show your support for daring designers with a unique vision and approach to everything they do!
After this Kickstarter launch, you will not be able to get a 1st Edition GalaxY CardS deck EVER again and you won't be able to get a signed deck or signed poster either. This is a one time offer and they will be a collector's item like none other.
The time for these cards is now! It's the year 2012, a time of change and transition, of growth and transformation. We are all a part of this stunningly complex and elegant universe. GalaxY CardS are a way of expressing that beauty and fusing it with groundbreaking design to bring you something never before experienced. If you see these cards as something beautiful and powerful in their imagery and message; Just like us; you are a Plalien.
We have structured our rewards specifically so that anyone that wants to be a part of this company's birth has options. From a single deck, all the way to wholesale pricing for bulk, if these cards affect you, you have a way to be involved and support our unique approach to what we both love by helping bring it to the world in a very real way. Act fast and ensure your place in the history books as a part of this vision from the start. Seize this moment!
We offer a fast turnaround for our decks to be delivered straight to your door. We have taken careful consideration in preparing for this company's birth and will be getting these decks into your hands so you can enjoy them in no time!
When you do get these into your hands, please jump on our facebook, 'like' us and show us with a video or picture how you use them, what you love about them and anything that you want to share with us. We will pick 5 entries to put on our website. Those 5 Plaliens will receive a free deck of our next release! It's time to get involved; we want to connect with you in a very real way and this is just the start!
ARE YOU A PLALIEN?
BE A PLALIEN ! Every pledge is important, and everyone to pledge will be listed in a place of honor as an original Plalien on our website to be showcased forever, soon after we fund. You are all special to us and we truly appreciate your support and involvement. If you would like to remain anonymous, let us know. Otherwise, we want the world to know that you were at the forefront of design from the beginning and shared our vision for the future. This is your galaxy, and you can play freely within it!
Thank you very much!
Jeremiah DesLonde and Sebastian Brenes
THE NEW BACK
Our constant and daily research into how to bring you the most beautiful and functional playing cards recently brought us to the conclusion that a symmetrical back is very desirable. We have redesigned the back to be just that and we think it's even better than before.
The card back will also feature a thin grey border to prevent the wear and tear that a black deck normally gets along the sides!
You can see the original back in the video at the top of this page. Check out the new card back below and tell us what you think on facebook or in the comment section for the project after your pledge. This is the first adaptation that as a small, fluid company we are capable of making to give you a better product every step of the way. Let us know what you think!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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