Standing Out is a trivia party game with a little bit more of an emphasis on the party than the trivia. Each round consists of 7 prompts that decrease in the number of potential answers. Your goal for each prompt is to give a correct answer that no one else gave. If someone else wrote the same answer, you're both out. If your answer doesn't correctly fulfill the prompt, you're out. Survive through all 7 prompts, and you win the round.
Example: The first prompt is "a country". Most of the players write down correct, unique answers and make it to the next prompt. Xenolily writes down her home town of Gerbralthia, which isn't a recognized country on this planet or in this solar system, so she's out until the next round. The second prompt is "a historical figure". Both Bill and Ted write down Socrates, so they're both out (totally bogus, right?).
We've had a blast playing Standing Out with family, friends, coworkers, and strangers, and we know you will, too! We're looking to raise $2000 in order to cover the costs of the printing and the art. In order for this to be possible, we need your help!
At the start of our project, we have 3 expansions that you can choose from. Each expansion features 210 more prompts. As we reach various stretch goals, we'll make other expansions available as well as new reward tiers that will let you purchase additional expansions.
Ladies & Gents Expansion - Not your father’s expansion. This is our non-PC expansion. It starts off with the obligatory NSFW cards that you wouldn’t want to play with around your grandmother. It’s then followed by cards specifically tailored toward stereotypical male and female things. Please don’t choose this expansion if you’re under 18 or are easily offended.
Gaming Expansion - It’s time to level up and get the high score now that we have cheats enabled. Our gaming expansion reaches out for a variety of prompts from tabletop RPGs to console games to Tamagotchi. If it’s a game, it’s included in this expansion.
Screen & Stage Expansion - Lights, camera, action! We’re ready for our close-up now that this expansion is available. The Screen & Stage expansion is a blend of prompts related to television, film, plays, and anything else on a stage or set.
Decades Expansion - If you were born in a decade, you should get this expansion. If you weren’t, you don’t actually exist and are probably incapable of reading this, so you’re not our target market. This expansion features rounds tailored for the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and 00s, meaning the whole family can have a blast reminiscing about pickup sticks, Easy Bake Ovens, lava lamps, and Lil Jon.
Library Expansion - You know that place that was supposed to disappear after the advent of ebooks? Well we based this expansion on that place. But don’t worry-- you don’t need to be quiet here because we also included all the music from your iTunes library as well. The Library Expansion for Standing Out features prompts about literature, music, graphic novels, comics, and more!
Here's a list of our planned stretch goals. We'll update the requirements for unlocking each stretch goal throughout the length of the campaign.
Currently Available to Unlock
- Smarty Pants Expansion ($3,000 in total backing)- Do you ever feel like Standing Out is just too easy for you? Well, Mr(s) Know-It-All, we have the expansion for you! Our Smarty Pants expansion features questions about science, technology, engineering, math, animals, and other prompts that were tossed out of the base game because our testers complained they were too difficult. Got something to prove? Get this expansion.
- Health & Fitness Expansion ($3,250 in total backing)- Are you the kind of person that thinks sitting is the new smoking? Do you have all the sports packages for your cable subscription? Do you start every morning with egg whites and a protein shake? Then test your might with the Health & Fitness expansion featuring all things health, nutrition, exercise, sports, and more.
- Credits (100 backers) - Without your help, this wouldn't be possible. Anyone who purchases the base game with at least 3 expansions will be featured as a funder on our website and in the game credits that come with every base game.
- Promo Card (#standingoutks 50x) - We want to see photos of you standing out in the world, so it’s time to show off your hidden talents. Upload a photo or video on Instagram of your example along with #standingoutks and tag @fractalcake. If 50 people make this happen, we’ll give every backer a promo card! (Digital or physical promo card depending on which type of tier you backed. If your reward tier includes the physical game, you'll receive a physical copy.)
- Bigger Box (500 Instagram Followers) - If we can reach 500 followers on Instagram, every backer who opts for at least 3 physical expansions will get a box that will be large enough to hold all of the unlocked expansions. That way you can keep all of the expansions in one easy box.
Future Goals to Unlock
- Better Quality Cards - This stretch goal will improve the quality of the cards to help them last (hopefully) forever.
- Better Quality Art - We'll invest even more into making the game look as good as possible. This will benefit any tier where a game was purchased.
- Blank Cards - You may have ideas for prompts that we never thought of, so we're including blank cards for you to create custom rounds.
- Signed Note - We'll include a signed note from the lead designer of Standing Out thanking you for your support. If you only purchased a digital copy of the game or just left a tip, this will be in digital form.
- Special Events Expansion - It’s a boy! Congratulations! Now set down that placenta, clean off the afterbirth, and hop into this expansion that celebrates holidays, weddings, new babies, and more!
- Social Studies Expansion - Election season is coming up. Are you ready for it? Did you know that those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it? Have no fear! We’ll make sure you’re prepped with this expansion that has prompts about government, politics, history, and religion-- basically all the things you should discuss at the dinner table at your family Thanksgiving.
- Cultured Expansion - It’s actually pronounced “La kwah”, “mol-ey-skine”, & “covfefe”. If you’ve ever said any of the preceding, you’re cultured enough for this expansion. It has prompts about art, language, geography, and world cultures. So set down that organic, fair-trade, vegan, gluten-free, decaf Americano and pick this up.
Risks and challenges
The biggest risk is the printing because it's the one piece of the project that is not 100% in our control. We're reaching out to printing companies to find a reliable company that can deliver a product everyone will love in a timely manner.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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