EXTRA PLEDGES: €500
NEWS (30 dec.) - WE'VE REACHED ALL 32 STRETCH GOALS! You are amaaaaaaaaaaaazing! <3
NEWS (29 dec.) - We've reached our 30th and 31st stretch goal! We're headed for our 32nd stretch goal at €6000!
NEWS (28 dec.) - We've reached our 29th stretch goal! We're headed for our 30th stretch goal at €5600!
NEWS (27 dec.) - We've reached our 26th, 27th and 28th stretch goal! We're headed for our 29th stretch goal at €5500!
NEWS (26 dec.) - We've reached our 25th stretch goal! We're headed for our 26th stretch goal at €5000!
NEWS (25 dec.) - We've reached our 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th stretch goal! We're headed for our 25th stretch goal at €4750!
NEWS (24 dec.) - We've reached our 18th stretch goal! We're headed towards our 19th stretch goal at €4000!
NEWS (21 dec.) - We've reached our 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th stretch goal! We're headed towards our 18th stretch goal at €3750!
NEWS (20 dec.) - We've reached our 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th stretch goal! We're headed towards our 12th stretch goal at €2800!
NEWS (18 dec.) - We've blasted through three more stretch goals! We're headed towards our fifth stretch goal at €2050!
NEWS (17 dec.) - We've reached our first stretch goal! We're headed towards our second stretch goal at €1550!
NEWS (16 dec.) - We've reached our initial goal! We're now headed towards our first stretch goal at €1250!
When Board Game Online was conceived in 2008, nobody could've imagined what it would be like almost 10 years later. Initially we had a handful of players per week. The site was basically deserted and we just kept working on it for fun. When we'd pretty much given up on the site, that handful of players became hundreds, then thousands, then tens of thousands!
Welcome to 2017! Board Game Online entertains hundreds of thousands of players every year now! And look at some of these stats.
- The Jukebox had 60 songs in 2008. It has 40,000 now!
- The game had 20 items in 2008. It has more than 500 now!
- Players have played hundreds of millions of rounds of BGO!
- ...and we could go on.
Although BGO has grown immensely over the years, one thing is our most requested feature by far: proper mobile support. For a very long time we've told you no. No, we cannot do this. The game is too big and complex to fit on a mobile screen. It's simply not possible. But now... things are different!
After a year of discussing, tinkering and testing we've reached the conclusion that we're up to the task. We're ready to take those millions of lines of code and go through them to make BGO truly playable on mobile devices! Over the past few months we've been rolling out a lot of patches with improvements for touch screens and small devices, but we're not ready yet.
We want to completely restructure BGO's game interface and all of its game content so that it works properly on as many mobile devices and browsers as possible. It's a huge task that will require new art and many hundreds of hours of work.
Help us, please! Put your faith in us and buy us as many cups of coffee as you can afford. In return we will deliver a mobile version of the game you love.
We love you,
Dys & Sil
What's the plan?
Simply put we're going to make a compact interface for small devices, implement full touch support and update the classic interface as well. We have quite a few stretch goals ready. The initial goal covers the basic development of BGO Mobile, but it's a very tight budget.
Some of these stretch goals include art updates and new art. The art updates are so... so amazing! Please help us throw money at our artist Yel so she can deliver the shiniest art for us. Here are some freebies to show you what we've got!
The initial goal was €1500, but we've already received donations from Revanfodne and zento, bringing it down to €950!
Goal: €950 (REACHED!)
- Compact interface
- Full touch support
- Interface update
Stretch Goal 1: €1250 (REACHED + DONE!)
- New feature: Notepad
- Art update: Brothel
Stretch Goal 2: €1550 (REACHED + DONE!)
- Safari support
- Art update: Wild West
Stretch Goal 3: €1850 (REACHED + DONE!)
- Art update: Potion, Poison, Holy Water, Gem Elixir, Broken Glass, Glue Mine, Magic Crystals
Stretch Goal 4: €1950 - Art update: Bank (REACHED + DONE!)
Stretch Goal 5: €2050 - Art update: Catapult (REACHED + DONE!)
Stretch Goal 6: €2150 - Art update: Ninja Temple (REACHED + DONE!)
Stretch Goal 7: €2250 - New art: Asian Pond (REACHED + DONE!)
Stretch Goal 8: €2350 - New art: Indian Chieftain (REACHED!)
Stretch Goal 9: €2450 - New art: Witch (REACHED!)
Stretch Goal 10: €2500 - New art: Rent-A-Pult (REACHED!)
Stretch Goal 11: €2700 - New art: Overlord Transformation Animation (REACHED!)
Stretch Goal 12: €2800 - Art update: Middle Ages (REACHED!)
Stretch Goal 13: €2950 - Art update: Falling Pig + Impaled Pig (REACHED!)
Stretch Goal 14: €3050 - Art update: Magic Shop (REACHED!)
Stretch Goal 15: €3150 - Art update: Academy Of Adventure (REACHED!)
Stretch Goal 16: €3250 - Ninja Temple: Rose Petal animation (snow in the winter) (REACHED!)
Stretch Goal 17: €3500 - New 3D Dice for ALL BACKERS! (REACHED!)
Stretch Goal 18: €3750 - Update for the Crazy effect with 56 unique voice lines! (REACHED!)
Stretch Goal 19: €4000 - Update for the Deaf Genie event with 35 unique voice lines and 7 new secrets! (REACHED!)
Stretch Goal 20: €4100 - Art Update: Ivan's Weapons Van (Traveling Salesman: Weapons) (REACHED!)
Stretch Goal 21: €4200 - New art: Valentines Ring Salesman (REACHED!)
Stretch Goal 22: €4300 - New art: Burning Bear (REACHED!)
Stretch Goal 23: €4400 - New art: Stoned Bear (REACHED!)
Stretch Goal 24: €4600 - Updated interactive art: Jungle (REACHED!)
Stretch Goal 25: €4750 - Snow animation in-game for the snowy events. (REACHED!)
Stretch Goal 26: €5000 - New animation for the Gold Rush event. (REACHED!)
Stretch Goal 27: €5250 - New animation for the Hypno Hax event. (REACHED!)
Stretch Goal 28: €5350 - Art update: the Bear Is Loose! (REACHED!)
Stretch Goal 29: €5500 - New animation for the Energize and Mass Energize spells. (REACHED!)
Stretch Goal 30: €5600 - Art update: the Bear Rips You Apart! (REACHED!)
Stretch Goal 31: €5750 - New animation for the Steal Item spell. (REACHED!)
Stretch Goal 32: €6000 - Updated class skill icons for the Alchemist, Assassin and Priest! (REACHED!)
All Kickstarter pledges will also count as regular BGO donations, granting all the normal rewards and BG Coins. However, they do not count towards the current donation thermometer goals.
€5 Beta Tester + 3D Dice
Your BGO account will gain beta access when BGO Mobile goes into beta. You'll be among a select group of testers who will help us shape BGO Mobile!
€10 Tombstoner Tombstone
This new animated tombstone will be exclusive for quite some time!
€20 Donator Lobby Powers
You gain access to a new set of lobby commands that can do very powerful things. These have a shared cooldown when used, so that the lobby won't be spammed with them, but this cooldown can be removed with BG Coins.
- Rainbow Chat - Your chat message will be in animated rainbow colors! True unicorn powers in the lobby!
- Rave Chat - Your chat message will bounce around in the lobby with a random color, random font and random size!
- Wave Chat - Your chat message will do a wave! So awesome!
- Poo Power - Cover another player's chat message in poo, replacing all their spaces with turd emojis. Just to let people know they're shit-talking.
- Post GIF - Post one of a selection of animated GIFs in the lobby. An (animated) picture says more than a thousand words!
- ...more lobby powers may be added over time!
€30 Television DiceThe Television Tombstone was a huge success, so why not take it a step further? These dice show animated GIFs in 3D on all sides! And a special GIF to indicate Roll Streaks!
€40 Dragon Tombstone + Catamancer Tombstone
The Dragon Tombstone is a real classic. And the Catamancer Tombstone has long been exclusive for Catamancer supporters. The time has come for players who've always wanted these. Grab your chance!
€50 Custom Emote
You get to design a custom emote that will be usable in the lobby as well as in-game via the Sound Blaster. This emote can have a sound. Send us a sound file or link us a YouTube video. When asked, we can see if we have a voice actor available to do a rendition of your line if needed.
Custom emotes look like this:
[Billy]: "This is the text of my emote, bitches!"
NOTE: Every €25 donated beyond this tier unlocks an EXTRA Custom Emote!
€100 Pawn Hats
FINALLY! A way to customize your in-game pawn! Select one of these cute tiny hats to look way prettier than all the other players. Whether you win or lose, you'll be the fanciest fucker in town!
These pawn customizations will become available to other players late 2018 when a new progression system goes live. People will envy you for a year. >:)
€200 Hall Of Heroes
This brand-new event features a hall of legendary statues. The player gets to choose a statue to gain a specific effect from it. You get such a statue in-game and get to design the (balanced) effect together with game developer Dys.
NOTE: The art for this event won't be customized for each supporter. It might show the avatar you use on the website though. We still need to look into that.
€500 Design an Item / Tombstone / Dice
Work together with game developer Dys to design an in-game item, tombstone or dice skin! (This tier replaces the usual €500 reward for donating towards BGO.)
Your designed item will become a real item in BGO for all eternity. Likewise, if you design a tombstone or dice skin, it will actually become for sale at the BG Shop. We will do our very best to design the very best thing in your vision, but some restrictions will naturally apply
€1000 Easter Eggs!
The ultimate reward! Work with game developer Dysprosium to add 3 easter eggs to the game. These are secret interactions in the game that players can discover. For example, let the player use a rare item in a rare event for a special outcome! Let's get creative! <3
Each easter egg can optionally have an achievement tied to it to make it even cooler! Let's make our players work even harder for these ones!
Maybe we can even give one of the easter eggs a tiny special animation for fun! Something to really give you something unique in BGO!
We'll find a cool way to give credit to you in-game, so our hundreds of thousands of players will know who designed these fun new easter eggs!
Risks and challenges
Let's be honest here: we've been doing this for nearly 10 years now and we've become experts at web development. We know what we're doing. BGO Mobile is going to be a reality, but it will take us some time. Exceeding our goal will speed up the process, but it'll be completed regardless.
We do however recognize that the project may take much longer than anticipated in case of an alien invasion, third world war, meteor impact, Atlantis-style sinking of the Netherlands, hadron collider black hole incident, outbreak of super butt-ebola or rebirth of the dinosaurs. Gotta make time to ride some dinos.
Other than that, don't worry about it. We've got this. For glory!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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