Science Behind Periodic, Science Review Team, and Come see us at Essen or PAX Unplugged
Hi Periodic Backers,
Five Stretch Goals Unlocked
Passed another big one earlier this week - the $125K for the Science Behind Periodic booklet. (More on that in a minute).
Another stretch goal coming up at the $200K mark that I'm REALLY excited about – upgrading the track markers to custom wooden microscopes. Below's an image of something our artist Tomasz mocked up
Join our writing team for Science Behind Periodic?
For those of you new to Genius Games - our Science Behind booklets are short booklets that go along with each game that delve into how the mechanics for that game reflect the actual science, and then go into more detail about the science concepts the game is reflecting.
Here's the fun part - there are so many of you with experience and impressive credentials in the sciences who were interested in writing that we tried crowd sourcing the first Science Behind booklet for Cytosis ... and it worked incredibly. So we did it again for Subatomic and we've now had a ton of requests for a Science Behind for Periodic.
So, if you are a scientist, science teacher, or have a strong background in science and enjoy communicating scientific complexities in a way that's accessible and are interested in being part of our Science Behind Periodic writing team, email firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line Science Behind Periodic - [your name] with a bit about your science or education background! We’ll be compiling the writing team in the next two weeks.
Join our Scientist Review Team?
We're also looking for some feedback on the science in Periodic gameplay. At this point, we're especially wanting feedback on our current Goal Cards AND looking for ideas for new Goal Cards. If you're a scientist or have a strong background in science, would you be interested in giving us some feedback and ideas?!
If you are interested in playing the Periodic PnP and/or giving us feedback on the Goal Cards, email email@example.com subject line "Scientist Review Team - [your name]"
I've been dreaming about going to Essen Spiel for years... and this year I'm finally making it happen!!
We'll have a Genius Games booth in Hall 5 - our booth number is 5 i 111. I'd love to meet you - please come by our booth if you have a few minutes!
We'll be at PAX Unplugged again this year! Swing by if you want to try out some of our previous games - we'll be at booth 2107 and are planning to reserve a couple tables for sitting down to play a round or three.
Or, if you are interested in being on the other side of the table to help us demo our games, we'd love that too and would happily get you into PAX with an exhibitor badge. We have only a few exhibitor badges left to give out, so if you're interested, let firstname.lastname@example.org know asap!
Gizmodo and Kutako each gave Periodic some attention over the last two weeks! Always cool to see a geeky game like Periodic highlighted like that.
Periodic Rulebook Update
Our graphic designer is going through another draft of the Periodic Rulebook, so I should be able to get it up onto the Kickstarter page pretty soon!
Overflowing with appreciation,