Gulp! is a 2-player game that pits you against your opponent to become top predator of the sea. The quick and fun game play, depth of strategy and beautiful ocean theme make Gulp! an instant classic.
Fun: Gulp! has been play tested with over 75 people of all ages - from 5 to 70 (check out some of the crowd reactions below). Kids love it. Adults love it. Gamers love it. It's deceptively easy to learn but has layers of strategy that'll have you playing round after round.
Beautiful: Gulp! was illustrated by Koen Liem. With 15 years experience as an Illustrator and Exhibit Designer at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Koen has mastered the art of the marine world. Each character in Gulp! is designed after a species you can find off the West Coast of the Americas, from the California Coast to the warm waters of the Baja Peninsula.
Sustainable: We're committed to shipping Gulp! using sustainable packaging and are working with our manufacturer to minimize use of plastic.
To help support a healthy ocean, we're including a copy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Consumer Guide with each order of Gulp! The consumer guide helps you find sustainable seafood choices wherever you live or travel.
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Many thanks to the friends, family and strangers who contributed to Gulp!, helped along the way and made this game come alive. Special thanks to Lilly who co-collaborated along the way, my parents, brothers Brad and Dan Nelms, Ravi, Daniel R, Dan C, Daniel A (lots of Daniels involved), Sarah, Ryan, Chelsea, Zack, Hannah, Deidre, Brett, Lilly, Marlene, Jeff, The Bakers, Rob, Emory, Sean, Richie, Jen, Aaron, Baker, Rachel, James, Gordo, Jesse, Mo, Dane, Eric, Cady and Kristin.
Gulp! has gone through extensive playtesting and several rounds of full production prototyping. We have done a lot of the work upfront to be able to deliver a high quality game to backers relatively quickly. Below is out estimated Timeline for shipping to backers:
- April-May: Kickstarter Campaign
- May: Finishing touches and incorporating backer feedback
- June: Full scale manufacturing of Gulp!
- July: Shipping Gulp! to Backers
- August: last games received
Risks and challenges
Though this is our first Kickstarter Project, we've done a tremendous amount of preparation and planning to make sure Gulp! is high quality and ships promptly to our backers.
Gulp! has been in development for over a year and has been play tested by over 75 people of all ages. We've selected our manufacturer, fulfillment and shipping solutions and been through several rounds of full production prototyping. We've also gotten invaluable guidance along the way from generous friends who have had successful Kickstarters of their own.
There is always potential for delay in first time projects, but we're committed to getting Gulp! to you on time (or early!) and will keep you updated with any issues along the way.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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