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Bring your tabletop games to LIFE with GAME-ON!  A tabletop game system integrated with augmented reality technology.
Bring your tabletop games to LIFE with GAME-ON!  A tabletop game system integrated with augmented reality technology.
Bring your tabletop games to LIFE with GAME-ON! A tabletop game system integrated with augmented reality technology.
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GAME-ON Player Card; standard (left) and with AR assets for Lasers & Feelings AR (center) & Red Bear Scare (right).
GAME-ON Player Card; standard (left) and with AR assets for Lasers & Feelings AR (center) & Red Bear Scare (right).

INTRO  

  GAME-ON is a system of playing cards with special designs that allow smart phone users to engage with hidden content when viewing each card through their device's camera.  Each card works as a "target" or "trigger" that activates enhanced content like illustrations, animations, and more when viewed with a special app on your current smart phone.  GAME-ON players can access unique content for a collection of tabletop encounters, as well as make their own, by downloading the Aurasma app from HP. 

Scanning each GAME-ON card unlocks hidden content with your Aurasma enabled smart device!
Scanning each GAME-ON card unlocks hidden content with your Aurasma enabled smart device!

  PLAYERS!  Store, transport and enjoy a collection of enjoyable experiences for all ages and interests within ONE set of cards.  Gain access to updated and revised content as it becomes available without spending more money on reprints!  

  GAME DESIGNERS! ARTISTS! ALL CREATIVES!  Our integration of AR & tabletop features presents a unique opportunity, unheard of in the board game industry!  Utilize assets as varied as illustrations, 3D animations, movies and more to tell your story and create original tabletop experiences.  Upload easily, avoiding extensive production costs, and address rule revisions, updates & expansions LIVE without having to print new editions.  As the project evolves, designers will gain direct access to their fans and feedback through leaderboards, forums, etc. with the GAME-ON system.

  GAME-ON uses the Aurasma app to deliver AR content to players because it's user friendly and works with your current smart device.  No extra machinery required!  Download Aurasma (iTunes / Google Play) on any smart device in order to experience the available AR titles and discover the many possibilities of the system.

 

Bring your tabletop adventures to LIFE with GAME-ON & Aurasma!  

  GAME-ON has been in development for over two years; during my free time and when funds have been available to test prototypes.   I am proud of where this endeavor has taken me, and excited to share it with you!  I continue to evolve this project into a community of designers, artists, and players enjoying each other's creativity. Your support will assist me with accomplishing the following:  

1.) Print and ship 100 copies of the GAME-ON base set... The estimated cost for this goal is $4,000. Sets will be shipped to backers. Those left over will be used as marketing material after the campaign.

2.) Development and outreach… The remaining funds will go to continuing the development & implementation of assets like illustrations, animations and more to enhance your enjoyment of GAME-ON!  

A part of GAME-ON's mission is to nurture a community of game designers and artists that develop original content for you to enjoy.  When available, money will be used to hire and pay talented creatives contributing to the project.  

Enjoy a variety of fun assets designed to enhance you tabletop gaming experience!
Enjoy a variety of fun assets designed to enhance you tabletop gaming experience!

 

THE SYSTEM

  The GAME-ON base set comes with:

  •  30 Game Cards & 6 Guides (2.75” x 4.75”)
  •  36 Player Cards (1.75” x 2.5”)
  •  One-page "ABOUT" guide
  • A Player Manual with rules for 2 standard variants (no smart devices required).  

  GAME-ON features include:

  •  Universally accessible and enjoyable for a wide audience; vividly colored, platonic shapes and symbols create an inclusive space. 
  •  ColorADD: Color Identification System® developed by Miguel Neiva; for players with all levels of color blindness.
  • Unique augmented reality targets printed on each card.
  •  Play standard; without the aid of any external device.
  •  A growing library of AR / tabletop games available on GAME-ON!  

     

Explore a new world of possibilities with GAME-ON's integration of AR & tabletop gaming features!
Explore a new world of possibilities with GAME-ON's integration of AR & tabletop gaming features!

 PRINTING & SHIPPING

  Print & Play an AdMagic Company are fantastic printers with a great staff ready to assist with all customer needs, and they ship worldwide!  I've found them to be very responsive and provide a great product for small, independent game designers.

With your support we will attend more gaming events to show-off the GAME-ON system!
With your support we will attend more gaming events to show-off the GAME-ON system!

DEVELOPMENT & OUTREACH

  Backers will drive the implementation of enhanced content such as flavor text, illustrations, animations and more for the available AR titles.  Many assets I can create and incorporate myself; others will be developed by creatives interested in contributing to the project.  

  An exciting aspect of GAME-ON's tabletop/AR integration is the ability to upload and access content in real-time!  Tabletop gamers will no longer have to wait years for a new edition of their favorite game to be released; only to have to buy it or an expansion set to stay up-to-date.  Once you have your GAME-ON set and access to the GameOn3000 channel you will be plugged in to the most recent content and game updates.

  My vision is to grow this library of AR titles by including other designers and creatives eager to collaborate and share their talents.  Your support will assist me with manifesting that vision through the sponsorship of contests, registering to demo at gaming events, as well as publishing banners & ads with hobby publications online and in print.

REWARDS

One game to rule them all... GAME-ON is working to become the Playstation of tabletop games!
One game to rule them all... GAME-ON is working to become the Playstation of tabletop games!

 

             
 Backers of this campaign will receive the following rewards as a thank you for your contribution to the development of Game-On...             

$5 = A downloadable copy of Game-On (v7.1) print-and-play card files with v7.1 rules for competitive and cooperative modes.  A pdf. manual for "G-O AR presents: Lasers & Feelings"

$10 = A downloadable copy of Game-On (v7.1) print-and-play card files with v7.1 rules for competitive and cooperative modes. A pdf. manual for "G-O AR presents: Lasers & Feelings" & a pdf. manual for "G-O AR presents: Red Bear Scare".

$30 = A printed copy of GAME-ON (v7.1: Glossy) base set with 30 Game Cards, 36 Player Cards, 6 Guides, a folded one-sheet Introduction & a player Manual with rules for 2 standard variants.

$40 = A printed copy of GAME-ON (v7.1: Black Core) base set with 30 Game Cards, 36 Player Cards, 6 Guides, a folded one-sheet Introduction & a player Manual with rules for 2 standard variants.

$60 = A printed copy of GAME-ON (v7.1: Black Core) base set with 30 Game Cards, 36 Player Cards, 6 Guides, a folded one-sheet Introduction & a player Manual with rules for 2 standard variants. 

YOUR CHOICE: +1 Player manual for any available G-O AR titles: 

"G-O AR presents: Lasers & Feelings AR" 

"G-O AR presents: Red Bear Scare" 

$75 = A printed copy of GAME-ON (v7.1: Black Core) base set with 30 Game Cards, 36 Player Cards, 6 Guides, a folded one-sheet Introduction & a player Manual with rules for 2 standard variants.    

YOUR CHOICE: +2 Player manuals for any available G-O AR titles:  

"G-O AR presents: Lasers & Feelings AR"  

"G-O AR presents: Red Bear Scare"

$100 = A printed copy of GAME-ON (v7.1: Black Core) base set with 30 Game Cards, 36 Player Cards, 6 Guides, a folded one-sheet Introduction & a player Manual with rules for 2 standard variants.  

Player manuals for ALL currently available G-O AR titles.

$500 = A printed copy of GAME-ON (v7.1: Black Core) base set with 30 Game Cards, 36 Player Cards, 6 Guides, a folded one-sheet Introduction & a player Manual with rules for 2 standard variants.

Player manuals for ALL currently available G-O AR titles.  

Have your likeness used to create an illustrated AR character of your choice from the character list by myself or a contributing artist.

Illustration by Damien Lopez based on the "Ratchet & Clank" video game series
Illustration by Damien Lopez based on the "Ratchet & Clank" video game series

 $2,000 = A printed copy of GAME-ON (v7.1: Black Core) base set with 30 Game Cards, 36 Player Cards, 6 Guides, a folded one-sheet Introduction & a player Manual with rules for 2 standard variants.   

Player manuals for ALL currently available G-O AR titles. 

Have your likeness used to create a 2.5D animated AR character of your choice from the character list by myself or a contributing artist.

2.5D character asset from earlier GAME-ON prototype
2.5D character asset from earlier GAME-ON prototype

 $5,000 = A printed copy of GAME-ON (v7.1: Black Core) base set with 30 Game Cards, 36 Player Cards, 6 Guides, a folded one-sheet Introduction & a player Manual with rules for 2 standard variants.       

Player manuals for ALL currently available G-O AR titles. 

Have your likeness used to create a 3D, computer-generated AR character of your choice from the character list by a contributing artist.  

Have you likeness used to create one of our game's characters!
Have you likeness used to create one of our game's characters!

 

Backers have their likeness used to create any of the above characters (1 per backer).
Backers have their likeness used to create any of the above characters (1 per backer).

CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS

The following artists will join us in creating exciting character illustrations and more for our backers!

 

  Ratchet creations is a studio doing visual development services from concept art, illustrations, key frame art, asset creation, 2d animation, motion graphics, marketing art, music composing and various other works in the entertainment industry for the past 3 years. Some of the versatile works can be found HERE.

 An Animator / Vector Artist that makes some whimsical pieces of art [Honestly dunno how to exactly put it all down within a few sentences!]  Click HERE to see...

Artwork by Jonathan Clementson
Artwork by Jonathan Clementson

Jonathan Clementson, Illustration, Animation, Mad Science in Huddersfield, United Kingdom - I am an Animation student, enrolled at Huddersfield University. I specialize in high-detail illustration and am  currently working on a 3D/Hand-Drawn fusion animation about the perils of biased journalism and a vector-based advert for a building society. 

GAMES! GAMES! GAMES!

  Communication and interactivity among players are core components of every GAME-ON title available; both are highly encouraged from setup to conclusion as a result of the choices and actions presented to those playing. Each variant follows an “order of play” with steps that guide players and promote dialogue between them in order to facilitate the game’s progress. 

 One of the great enjoyments of tabletop gaming is the interaction one has with other players while taking part in the shared activity. Video games have tapped into this with the inclusion of online games that connect people, however, the experience remains tethered to the screen and separates one from the real-world. Other developers have created tabletop / AR games like “Genesis™”, “Drakerz™”, and “Skylanders Battlecast™” that are enjoyable experiences for the user based exclusively on a single theme, where the device and screen are paramount to the engagement. GAME-ON’s integration of augmented reality technology is centered around the synergy that occurs when players interact in the real-world, and has been designed to enhance that experience with AR assets.  

AVAILABLE GAMES: STANDARD

  Both standard games (G-O Compete™; G-O Cooperate™) offer players fun and dynamic introductions to the GAME-ON system through challenges that are enjoyable for all ages!    

GAME-ON base set + rulebooks for 2 available AR titles.
GAME-ON base set + rulebooks for 2 available AR titles.

G-O COMPETE™   

PLAYERS: 2+                                                                                       AGE: 4+ 

  When setting up to play "G-O Compete" choose how you want to challenge others; die roll, thumb wrestling, or whatever the group enjoys most.  THERE IS NO TURN ORDER!  Each player acts independently and at their own pace, following the order of play until ALL players have exhausted both their draw pile and any actions they may perform.   

G-O COOPERATE™  

PLAYERS:  2                                                                                         AGE: 4+ 

  Before starting a game of "G-O Cooperate" you can adjust the difficulty by removing Black Cards and adjusting the target point score needed to win.  ONLY ONE PLAYER on the team plays each round.  Follow the order of play as outlined and work with your teammate to earn more points than the House TO WIN! 

AVAILABLE GAMES: AUGMENTED REALITY 

By incorporating augmented reality (AR) features with unique playing cards, GAME-ON is able to become an endless collection of fun, tabletop games created by a host of designers and shared throughout a growing network of players!  Our games exist as virtual assets that are only accessible to followers of each game's Aurasma channel.

 GLOBAL DOMINATION™  

   Take command of one of several villainous factions battling for control of Earth!  Attack your opponents head on to hinder their efforts, or engage them on the battlefield while attempting to control key locations.  Build-up you forces with each conquered territory and unleash an arsenal of abilities on your foes.  Be the first to acquire all the components needed for your "Master Plan" in order to WIN!   

*“GLOBAL DOMINATION™” is an original game developed by Damien Lopez for use with the Game-On system.                                                

Red Bear Scare™                                                

  YOU are members of the elite RBF (Russian Bear Fighters).  Work as a team to take out members of the Russian Bear Mafia in order to draw their Kingpins out from hiding. The game changes when each Kingpin makes an appearance, challenging your team’s ability to work together. Utilize the RBF’s limited arsenal and reclaim weapons left by defeated opponents to eliminate all Kingpins and shatter the Bear Mafia organization! 

 Fail, and bears will swarm the streets of Moscow… 

 *“G-O AR presents: Red Bear Scare™” is inspired by the quick-play role-playing game by Grant Hewitt, “Drunken Bear Fighter”. It has been developed for use with the Game-On system by Damien Lopez. Play the original game and more by Grant Hewitt here: http://lookrobot.co.uk/games/

Lasers and Feelings AR™ 

  Join the crew of the Interstellar Scout Ship (ISS) RAPTOR!  Your mission is to explore uncharted regions of space, deal with aliens both friendly and deadly, and defend Consortium worlds against dangers from space.  CAPTAIN DARCY has been overcome by a strange psychic entity only known as the Other, leaving you to fend for yourself while he recovers in a medical pod. 

  *“G-O AR presents: Lasers & Feelings™” is based on the quick-play role-playing game by John Harper, “Lasers & Feelings”.  It has been adapted for use with the Game-On system by Damien Lopez.   Play the original game and more by John Harper here: http://www.onesevendesign.com/ 

MORE COMING SOON...

CONCLUSION

  This campaign marks the first major milestone in my long-term vision for the project, and the possibilities AR integration holds for tabletop gaming.  Exceeding this campaign's funding goal would allow me to dedicate more time & energy toward GAME-ON's evolution, while recruiting more contributors to develop AR content for players.  "Stretch Goals" for this campaign will include (not limited to) the following examples: 

  • develop GAME-ON Base Set #2: 30 new Game Cards; 3 new Player Decks (36 Player Cards); new AR content for all "G-O AR" titles
  • ship rewards early
  • develop GAME-ON52 bridge set of cards + AR content
  • purchase an Aurasma Pro account in order to streamline player access AR content 
  • much, much MORE...
Download the Aurasma app, follow the GameOn3000 channel and scan this image to unlock AR content.
Download the Aurasma app, follow the GameOn3000 channel and scan this image to unlock AR content.
 
 

Risks and challenges

The game is designed and my plans allow me to expand as support grows without committing to large scale printing and distribution at this time. Backers will receive their copy of GAME-ON, whether as a P&P (Print & Play) file or a printed copy, upon successful funding of the campaign, if not sooner (*SEE "Stretch Goals"). Developing more and better AR content, as well as reaching out to other creators is the challenge of this campaign.

My own skill sets will allow me to create flavor text, illustrations and animations, as well as initiate connections with designers, developers, etc. I am eager to learn the many abilities that are required to take this project further, and have already begun doing so. However, this is more than a one-man endeavor; evolving GAME-ON to it's full potential calls for a team of designers, developers, marketers, lawyers, and more. A successful campaign will allow me to begin aggressively pursuing such individuals in order to ensure the lasting success of GAME-ON.

GAME-ON's use of the Aurasma app means that users have easy access to AR content, tech support and even more AR experiences you can enjoy. It also means that you will be subject to the rules, compatibility, and abilities of the app once it's been installed. Aurasma allows users to download a free version of the app, granting you access to featured channels and the ability to create your own AR experiences ("Auras") with your smart device. Learn more here: https://www.aurasma.com/

Print & Play Games are exceptional printers who have provided me with fantastic service throughout GAME-ON's development. They are part of the AdMagic family, and I am proud to use them as our official printer. Any delays in printing or shipping will be announced to backers ASAP. You can learn more here: http://www.printplaygames.com/

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    GAME-ON ARx2

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    G-O: Get ILLUSTRATED

    A printed copy of Game-On (v7.1: "Black-Core") base set & Player Manuals for ALL available G-O AR titles (see campaign for game details).
    Have your likeness used to create an illustrated AR character of your choice from the character list (see campaign).

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    G-O: Get ANIMATED

    A printed copy of Game-On (v7.1: "Black-Core") base set & Player Manuals for ALL available G-O AR titles (see campaign for game details).
    Have your likeness used to create a 2.5D animated AR character of your choice from the character list (see campaign).

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    Have your likeness used to create a 3D, computer generated AR character of your choice from the character list (see campaign).

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