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Galatune is a fast-paced tabletop battle card game inspired by anime, loaded with an awesome fusion of fantasy and scifi themes
Galatune is a battle card game that plays like a videogame! 5 players attack simultaneously and respawn to fight for KOs!
Galatune is a battle card game that plays like a videogame! 5 players attack simultaneously and respawn to fight for KOs!
138 backers pledged $20,841 to help bring this project to life.

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Galatune: Action Packed Anime Battle Card Game and Comic

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Winner of Wright State University's 2016 student business competition, Galatune is an action-packed battle tabletop card game and comic book series inspired by anime and science fiction, illustrated by talented indie artist Yamerpro.

Eron Champion Card
Eron Champion Card

 

                                

About the Card Game
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A rare game with simple enough gameplay for casual players and families new to tabletop, and yet rich enough strategy to challenge serious gamers. 2-5 players each lead a Champion warrior into battle and earn a Victory Point each time an opponent is defeated. You win the game by being the first to earn 3 Victory Points by defeating 3 opponents. BUT there's a twist! The game doesn't end for you when your Champion falls in battle. Instead, you just get back up on your feet, respawn your Champion, and continue fighting! Think of it as a sort of card-based battle-royal, like a Battle Arena game, where you play for KOs. 

Unlike most other battle card games where players take their turns one-at-a-time, in Galatune everyone attacks simultaneously! It's an exciting formula that keeps the game moving and encourages players to predict and react to each other in real time. 

The game includes everything you need for up to 5 players to learn and play together, with 12 unique Champion characters plus a big deck of spells, swords, laser guns, robot butlers, demons, and more -all lovingly illustrated in a stunning anime style! 

 

Every single card in the game is rooted in a rich science fiction fantasy world that ties into the story of the upcoming Galatune comic book series. In fact, if we reach our stretch goals, we hope to include the first issue of the comic book with every box of the game! AND BIG NEWS: we have Mike DeCarlo on board illustrating the comic series! Mike DeCarlo has been creating iconic animation and cartoon art since 1980, including work for THE SIMPSONS, ARCHIE, LOONEY TUNES, BATMAN, SUPERMAN, MARVEL, DC, BOOM STUDIOS, DISNEY, WARNER BROTHERS, and more! 

AND THAT'S NOT ALL! We've also got Thomas Zahler on inks, known for his work with MY LITTLE PONY and ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN, as well as Tiffany Walker, a talented indie artist on colors.

Art by Mike DeCarlo
Art by Mike DeCarlo

 

page one color sample
page one color sample

 

Story 

Dive into an immersive anime science-fiction adventure with the whimsical charm of a cosmic fairy tale. What begins as a classic tale about a young boy on a journey to rescue the princess soon becomes an emotional story exploring the cost of freedom and the paradox of peace.

Set against the backdrop of Planet Lyra, the ruling class of Lyrics (think of them as space elves) maintain a United World Government through the monopoly of highly-advanced ancient technologies. Its a fun mashup of fantasy themes in a world where swords and magic clash with ancient robots and ray guns. Although the United World Government ensures peace and prosperity for its citizens, it's a gilded utopia wrought with social inequality and prejudice.  

Can't wait for the comic? You can explore the story now as it develops on our wikia.

Pledge Rewards

Card Game Starter Deck

Includes everything you need for 2-5 players to play together: 12 Champion Character Cards, 88 Action Cards, Game Guide, and Damage Counters. There are NO duplicate card fillers in this deck, so you actually get 100 different card illustrations, that's a lot of beautiful anime art! If we unlock the stretch goal, we will also include the printed first issue of the comic packaged in with every Starter Deck. All of our cards are beautiful extra-large 2.75" x 4.75" -with lots of space showcasing our lovable anime art by Yamerpro. Game production will be handled by internationally-acclaimed game manufacturer PandaGM.com, ensuring top quality in every package. 

Adorable Chibi Stickers  

Because everyone loves stickers, we've created these adorable Galatune chibis that you can use to decorate your planners, notebooks, folders, and anything else in need of chibi cheer. Waterproof and good for outdoor use too. Each sticker sheet is 8.5 x 11" and includes twenty-five 1.5" stickers.

Galatune Promo T-Shirt  

Full-color HD Tee shirts using dye sublimation printing for incredible depth of color. Unlike standard screen printing tees, sublimation creates rich tones that are absorbed by the fabric for a fantastic, soft-to-touch feel. The Tee itself is made with a premium cotton polyester blend that's silky and durable with wonderful breathable comfort.

Fan-Inspired Characters

DRAGON and DEITY Level backers will work with the game designer to create an original Galatune character inspired by the backer's likeness. It's YOUR chance to become a Galatune character that's not only promotional BUT FULLY CANON TO THE GALATUNE SERIES!

*UPDATE* 
Oh wow! We actually sold out of these on day one! However, since these were so popular, we've convinced our artist to take on just one more fan inspired character...and we're giving it away! Enter this sweepstakes outside of Kickstarter for your chance to be transformed into a Galatune character FOR FREE! Link to contest here: http://woobox.com/rkzz55

 

Fan Expansion Pack

The Fan Expansion Pack DOUBLES the number of characters in your deck by adding 12 Fan Inspired Kickstarter characters. Each fan character is competitively balanced and ready to integrate into your Galatune Starter Deck, putting new gameplay options and battle strategies at your finger tips. 

 

Goals

We can't make this project a reality without your help, and so you deserve to know exactly how we plan on putting these dollars to work. We've already covered all the costs of designing the game, now we just need to find a way to pay for manufacturing. We set our Kickstarter goal to the bare minimum that we need to move forward and get the game produced, understanding that even beyond Kickstarter we'll need a little bit more to cover total costs. We've got skin in the game too, and if you can help us meet our Kickstarter goal of $20,000, we'll be able to cover the rest. The top chart shows that Kickstarter will contribute $20,000 towards our total funding. The middle chart breaks down how we'll use our total funding. The last chart shows how we can make the comic book possible with the help of Kickstarter. If we can reach our Stretch Goal of $25,000 through Kickstarter, a printed copy of the comic book will be included in every game package. If we're fortunate enough to go beyond $25,000, additional funds will go towards future game and comic expansions. Should we fall under $25,000, we will go forward and produce the Starter Deck and set aside the comic book project for a later date. Should we fall below our $20,000 goal, we will sadly be unable to take the game to market in time for 2016. In that case, we will shift our focus to increasing awareness to drive an updated crowd sourcing campaign at a later date. 

Thank you for considering this project. Please help spread the word!

 

Risks and challenges

All of our backer rewards are designed, proofed, and ready to go as soon as we can pay to have them produced. That puts us well on target to release the game this holiday season or soon after.

We just have two challenges left:
1: financing the cost of manufacturing
2: spreading the word and building a supportive fan base

We've done everything we can at this point: so much sweat, tears, money, love, and sleepless nights have gone into getting the project this far. Now, it's all up to you, we place our future in your hands! Become part of this incredible journey, back us up and help spread the word.

Thank you for lending us your courage!

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    DEMON

    Mere mortals cower in your shadow. Unlock the fierce powers of the Fan-Inspired Booster Pack.

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    SUPER DEMON

    What's more terrifying than an immortal demon, an immortal demon in an awesome T-shirt of course!

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    SERAPH

    A single angel can combat legions of demons. Twice the goodies of the Super Demon.

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    DRAGON

    A celestial being from another realm. The first 2 backers to give $150 or more get a special opportunity for a fan-inspired character! Includes a personal video consultation with the game creator to design a character inspired by your likeness.

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    DEITY

    You are a truly benevolent spirit, and your generosity creates awesomeness out of nothing. Work with the game designer to create your own fan-inspired character, plus a deluxe package of all our goodies. Not a gamer, but still want to help out? You can gift the custom character too! Imagine the joy on your nephew's face on Christmas day when he opens a pack of cards and discovers you had a character modeled after him!

    Includes:
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    • 11x14" Metallic Wall-Mount Poster of YOUR FAN Character
    • Galatune T-Shirt
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    Sponsor

    Intended for business owners. We'll follow up and discuss how we can best feature your business on our website, social media, (and comic book if unlocked), to show our gratitude for your support. We can also take any provided print collateral from your company to distribute at our convention booths. If your company has a mascot or other brand character, we can potentially create a crossover character for you in Galatune at no extra cost. Crossover characters are limited and subject to special character license terms.

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    • Your Logo featured on Galatune website for one year
    • Quarter-Page Ad in Galatune Comic #1 (if stretch goal met)
    • Your Company Crossover Character in Galatune
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