Fellow Game Lovers,
Our goal in life is to make amazing games. A REALLY close second is to out-fund Exploding Kittens. With their over 220,000 backers and $8.7M raised in 30 days, that shouldn't be too hard, right?! Awkward laugh. If you've never heard of that game, that's ok too. Spazz is better!
Many of the best card games in your collection are turning 50 years old or older (like Uno, Set, SkipBo, etc) or they might make you or your Mom blush when you read the cards because they are super naughty. "Mom, I swear that Cards Against Humanity game was a gift!"
Those games can still be fun-ish, but we at Flying Bison Games (Jonathan Eller and Jonathan Ricks, more about us below at the bottom) have endeavored to create an entirely new lineup of games for the next generation's collection. That's you! Most of the new popular card games out there aren't appropriate for kids, mixed company, or Aunt Laurie's sensitive ears ("EAR MUFFS AUNT LAURIE!"). Spazz is perfect for the entire family, your friends, kids, game night, or any night. It's easy to learn and fun to play.
And you look like a complete moron (aka SPAZZ), which is hilarious.
PLUS, we are so pleased to be able to donate 5 copies of Spazz to the Make A Wish Foundation for every KS 100 backers. Buying Spazz helps needy kiddos.
So if you're into fun games that make you look completely crazy, while laughing so hard your stomach hurts, and turning any gathering into a party, then we need your help to make Spazz a reality. It took us 2 years to bring it to you, and we know you'll love it as much as we do.
Now that you know how to play Spazz, here's how you can pledge for your copy! Don't forget to buy extra copies for friends and gifts. Wives and Moms hate blenders for gifts (trust us, we know), but they love Spazz.
Once we've funded, we want to give each backer more bang for their buck. Without having to spend any money, each backer will get the free upgrades and new games listed here as Stretch Goals as we grow our community together (Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter). So share with your friends and pick an Achievement or two below to complete.
Here's how you can help get yourself and every other Backer some free stuff! It only takes a minute to help the cause so let's see how many achievements you can earn:
A little bit about us and Spazz:
"We love games! We, Jonathan (Ricks) and Jonathan (Eller) are both young Husbands and Fathers based in Houston, Texas. We love card games, board games, party games like Signs, Mafia, and Werewolf, Xbox & Playstation, computer games...all types of games. We play Wii U and get whooped by our kids in Mario Kart or Mario Party, and we try to play Magic, Settlers, Carcassonne, Poker, Myth, and pretty much any awesome game we can get our hands on."
Jonathan (Eller) works in CyberSecurity and as a Wish Grantor for the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter of the Make A Wish Foundation. "The first game I ever made was actually an entry in a Campus-wide Talent Show at the University of Texas back in 2001. Eat it! was born during dozens of late nights with roommates, suite mates, and a LOT of Pluckers Wings. I'm pretty sure I spent my entire semester food stipend on their cheese-sticks and buffalo wings. Freshman 15! We had to use a normal deck of cards back then, and my graphic design skills sucked hardcore, but we won the whole darn thing, beating 1000 other entries of all kinds. I've been dreaming and scheming about making games ever since."
Jonathan Ricks, is a Registered Nurse in the emergency department, and plans to finish his degree as a nurse practitioner this December. "I get to be the father of three boys, and can't wait for them to be a little bit older so we can sit down and play some board and card games, especially Spazz. I have loved playing games for my whole life, and over the past couple of years have added 'game designer' to my bucket list of titles. A box full of hand-drawn prototypes later, I am excited to be so close to to making that dream become a reality. Spazz is most certainly the first of many great games to come!"
Finishing college, starting a family, and becoming experts in their respective careers delayed their formal plans to make games, but 2 years ago in 2014, they were sitting around the table playing Uno (bored with it and trying to make it more spicy) and they decided they would finally make their dreams a reality. "We saw Cards Against Humanity go insanely viral along with other NSFW games and thought, "man...where are the new wholesome family games at?" That night we started making Spazz a reality on a paper towel. We named the company as an homage to our favorite show, and hired an amazing couple of designers, Matt and Graden." Just goes to show you what you can accomplish when you put your mind to something. "From the bottom of our hearts, thanks for helping make this dream a reality. We promise to make more amazing games."
- The Jonathans
For more information about Spazz and Flying Bison Games visit: http://www.flyingbisongames.com
Graphics awesomely made by Graden Hudson
Music: Royalty-free music from Bensound & Free Music Archive & Free Sound: kwahmah_02/sounds/269476, firecamel/sounds/169349, Kevin_Hartnell/CC_BY-SA_40/Kevin_Hartnell_-_CC_BY-SA_40_-_11_Earth_and_Stone
Risks and challenges
Production of Spazz is simple. It's just a card game, and rules, and a box, and we already have our tester copies done and quotes from AMERICAN printers. MADE IN AMERICA! The biggest challenge for us will actually be if you blow us out of the water like we hope you do. We want to make sure that no matter how many people pledge, everyone gets their pledge quickly after the campaign ends. None of us want this to be a campaign where you spend the next year or two getting 100 emails about production updates and delays and apologies. If you back this project, we want to be sure you can start looking like a fool as soon as possible. We're keeping it as simple as possible: support our project and in return we'll send you an amazing game (or two, or three...). Happy Spazzing!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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