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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 30 2016
£6,011
pledged of £8,000pledged of £8,000 goal
203
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 30 2016

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Welcome to the Highwaymen Kickstarter! Our game is about playing with your friends, and waiting for just the right moment to turn against them!

The idea of the game is to attack a Coach guarded by Military Escorts and steal the Gold that lay within before it can escape. Work as a team to ensure that you can take the Coach apart whilst dealing with the Escorts, but be ready that at any moment your friends could turn against you and leave you for dead whilst they retreat with their share of the Gold!

Help your friends retrieve the Gold only to turn around and take it from them before making your dashing escape!

 Keep checking back here as we add more videos and comments from reviewers! We have demo copies with a number of them and are just awaiting more feedback. In the mean time check out what these guys have to say:

 

"Great Scenario complimented by a gripping gameplay" - Table Top Banter

Various Playtesters

"I really enjoyed the way the movement felt, like you're fighting against a frightened horse"

"Stealing is the best part, nothing like getting one over on your friends"

"It was a fun game, I'd definitely play it again with my friends"

We've aimed for the absolute minimum we need to do a full print run and that's it. 

Any money over and above that goes straight back to you guys in the form of more content (See our Stretch Goals below!). We are a brand new, independent studio doing our first release. We want a Kickstart to get off the ground so that we can continue to make great games for people like you!

 All of the miniatures will be cast in coloured resin, therefore you will be able to either use them straight out of the box or paint them up if you choose!

Highwaymen is a game with simple rules and a deep strategy, a game where your biggest ally can suddenly turn into your biggest enemy. 

One of the great things we've seen during play testing is the tension that this game creates when people sense they're about to be betrayed. The Players begin the game working together to try and steal Gold and fend off the Escorts riding with the Coach. You coordinate your attacks to give you the biggest pay-offs, working as one to ensure you don't get bogged down by the enemies and steal the most loot.

After a while the game (almost) always shifts as players begin to realise that there's enough Gold that has been taken from the Coach for them to make their escape, if only they could get it from their companions. And that's when the stealing starts! Players begin frantically trying to take from each other to ensure that they're the rider with the most loot!

If you're lucky maybe you'll avoid all this, and the Highwaymen will work together to finish off the Coach and take the loot as a group. Either way you'll have hours of fun playing as a dashing Highwayman, dead set on being the richest man on the Hounslow Heath!

At the start of the game 8 tiles are drawn from the Road deck and laid out to create a Road. The Coach and Players are placed on the board and the game begins!

Each player takes their turn in order, a turn consists of shooting at the military, moving and shooting again. As you shoot enemies you will clear the Coach's escorts and damage the Coach. As you damage the Coach it will drop Coins, Players can move over the Coins to pick them up and add them to their stash.

After all the Players have taken their turns the Coach and its Escorts move further along the road and fire back at the Highwaymen! The game ends when the Coach is destroyed or leaves the woods!

  • £9,000 - Even more unique Tile designs in every box!
  • £10,000 - New custom shooting dice to make shooting gameplay smoother and faster paced!
  • £11,000 - 3 Player Game mode, Highwaymen VS Highwaymen VS Military
  • Higher than that... we don't know! 3 player mode, new tiles, new advanced mechanics, we'll think of something awesome!

Well that about wraps up our pitch. We hope you guys will back us so we can continue to bring you great experiences and innovative ways to immerse yourself in games. We thought that we'd finish off by showing you some photos of the evolution of the game, old prototype shots and playtests, production and design, and just some of us enjoying our game.

Early prototype
Early prototype

 

Test layout of tiles
Test layout of tiles

 

Highwaymen Model Image
Highwaymen Model Image

 

Making prototypes
Making prototypes

 

Shooting our video...
Shooting our video...

 

Please be aware that these are shipping estimates based on quotes we are working on and are subject to change.

  • UK - £3
  • Europe - £10
  • USA and Canada - £12.50
We are currently working with the courier to get this price down even further and we will update when we have more information.

Thanks for reading and please share this with your friends and family!

Risks and challenges

As our game is almost fully developed the only real risks are regarding production and shipping. As we're starting out we will not be handling the production ourselves, but will be using a 3rd party manufacturer.

We have tried to minimize this risk by going with a manufacturer based in the UK and very local to us. I will personally be involved in the production and will be checking quality all the way through. The company we're using has a great track record and also produce their own games. The quality of their work is exceptional and with them being local it was a great way for us to be more involved.

Regarding shipping time frames we have tried to be as realistic as possible using delivery estimates from our manufacturer and factoring in a contingency period to ensure that all our rewards will be shipped out on time.

Post Kickstarter we will be using BackerKit to keep track of pledges and pledgees data. Everyone will be allowed access to update their info and pledges as needed and BackerKit will be used to update pledgees about the shipping information.

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    Pledge £1 or more About US$ 1.26

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    Daylight Robbery EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - You believed in us from the start.
    Includes : 1 copy of the "Highwaymen" game

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    Robber Tier : Deluxe Artwork - Includes one copy of the "Highwaymen" game

    We will also throw in a Kickstarter EXCLUSIVE print of a new unseen piece of artwork. (A4 Sized)

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    Robber Tier : Deluxe Painted -
    In this deluxe version the set of miniatures will have been hand painted for you by the team to give you an even better gaming experience!
    Includes : 1 copy of the "Highwaymen!" game
    Kickstarter EXCLUSIVE print of a new unseen piece of artwork.

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    Robber Tier : Deluxe Painted WAVE 2 -
    In this deluxe version the set of miniatures will have been hand painted for you by the team to give you an even better gaming experience!
    Includes : 1 copy of the "Highwaymen!" game
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    Robber Tier : Deluxe Painted WAVE 3 -
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    Pledge £56 or more About US$ 70

    Duelling Pistols - Buy a copy for yourself and a friend and get some cash off!
    Includes : 2 copies of the "Highwaymen!" game

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    Pledge £110 or more About US$ 138

    Stand and Deliver! - You're buying a copy for you and your Highwaymen companions!
    Includes : 4 copies of the "Highwaymen!" game
    A signed print of the "Highwaymen" cover art + A signed print of the Kickstarter EXCLUSIVE Artwork.
    A special "Thank you" mention in the Highwaymen rule book

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    Stand and Deliver! : Developer chat special - You're buying a copy for you and your Highwaymen companions and will be able to chat with the developer of Highwaymen.

    This will be done over 5 Skype sessions in which we can talk about... well anything! Our next games, your plans, any ideas you have yourself, advice on how to get started, introductions to some of the others who have worked on the game, what you had for breakfast! You name it! (I do however only speak English I'm afraid!)

    Includes : 4 copies of the "Highwaymen!" game
    Shipping not included and will be added later
    A signed print of the "Highwaymen" cover art + A signed print of the Kickstarter EXCLUSIVE Artwork.
    A special "Thank you" mention in the Highwaymen rule book

    5 x 1 hour Skype sessions with the creator of Highwaymen to be scheduled after the Kickstarter completes.

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Funding period

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