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You always thought you would be prepared for the zombie apocalypse, having played many games and read plenty of zombie lore. But when the apocalypse finally hits… you aren’t doing so hot. So it’s time to redeem your previous arrogance, are you ready to kill zombies, enemies, collect items and weapons, and above else, survive?

WHAT YOU'RE GETTING

  • 1 box
  • 48 cards
  • 13 red sliders
  • 5 translucent chips

HUSKS is a hop-and-collect card game with many different modes to play in! You can play solo or up to 4 people, with more than one person you can play combat against player(s) or co-op against the deck. The usual game lasts 10-15 minutes, but there are also different modes of play which change the time frame including, hardcore mode, timed mode, and challenge modes! I will be including another video including how to play and a run down on the modes very soon!

MY STORY (THE SHORT OF IT)

Howdy, my name's Mena, a high school Sophomore and the sole creator of HUSKS! Less than a year ago, I began my adventure with board games along with my rad STEAM teacher, Aaron! The journey began in a class called Game Changers, which I carried on into an independent study. In that study, I ended up creating HUSKS as a card game brainstorm.

Card game brainstorm aka the birth of HUSKS
Card game brainstorm aka the birth of HUSKS

I have made HUSKS mostly on my own in around 4 months! Making a little over 10 prototypes, 100 drawings, and creating every card in the game! This is ultimately a passion project for me, but one I want to share with people! 

My goal with HUSKS is to make a board game that is inclusive, but not about inclusivity. In the game, there is a diverse range of characters, varying in race, body type, physical ability, expression, and age! I wanted to do this because the more I played board games the more I realized who was being represented in them. Slim, white, and young characters. I, as a gender nonconforming Hispanic person, am saddened by the lack of representation of different people.  As such here is a cool range of badass characters who are fighting in a zombie apocalypse!

MY STORY (THE LONG OF IT):

Howdy, my name's Mena, a high school Sophomore and the sole creator of HUSKS! Less than a year ago, I began my adventure with board games along with my rad STEAM teacher, Aaron! The journey began in a class called Game Changers, where we studied how games work, probability, what makes games succeed, different types of game, and how to make our own game! After creating a game with a group of three, including me, I found that I genuinely enjoyed creating board games. 

I had dabbled in programming and video games before, to little accomplishment, so finding a medium for games where I could actually finish them was thrilling! Soon after Game Changers ended, I began an independent study with Aaron as my supervisor. I went to C2E2 and made 2 prototypes for 2 different games; one of them being HUSKS. 

Instantly I fell in love with the idea of a zombie apocalypse card game since I really like the concept of an apocalypse. (Some inspirations for me were The Walking Dead video games, bad zombie movies, and a Webtoon named Shoot Around!) As soon as I brainstormed it I made a workable prototype. 

Humble Beginnings
Humble Beginnings

I learned from listening to most of the Game Board Design Lab podcasts and reading the White Box Essays to focus on the basic mechanics before all else. As such, I started with only the main mechanics and the concept for the mood and tone of the game. After working with it for a while, I decided it's time for the clip art prototype, then came so much playtesting! When I felt like I was ready to try some looks for the game, I drew some mock-ups of how the cards would look. Some of which I ended up using in the final prototype!

My goal with HUSKS is to make a board game that is inclusive, but not about inclusivity. In the game, there is a diverse range of characters, varying in race, body type, physical ability, expression, and age! I wanted to do this because the more I played board games the more I realized who was being represented in them. Slim, white, and young characters. I, as a gender nonconforming Hispanic person, am saddened by the lack of representation of different people.  As such here is a cool range of badass characters who are fighting in a zombie apocalypse!

STRETCH GOALS!

  • If we reach $1 I will be immensely happy that someone found and liked HUSKS!
  • If we reach $200 I will be able to make some copies of character sheets for anyone who would like one!
  • If we reach $600 I will be able to include a 60-second sand timer in the game!
  • If we reach $1,000 I will be able to create and produce a few copies of a comic with all the HUSKS characters!

With the funds from Kickstarter I hope your to be able to make more content for HUSKS and future games!

WHERE TO FIND ME!

My @'s on both Twitter and Instagram are @ribbiting_games check it out for ~exclusive~ looks into what I'm doing!


THANK YOU <3

I would like to thank all of you for looking, sharing, and contributing to my work! My friends and family for being so very supportive and encouraging! And especially my friend Maeve, who spams my Instagram, love you, dude! Jahzzar on FMA for making really cool music, the track I used in the video is called Magic Mountain. I would also like to give a thank you to my teacher Aaron. He has been such an amazing help in creating and play-testing the game! 

Risks and challenges

There are a few potential risks we could encounter, including time. I will be in school full time when I will be shipping out of the HUSKS products so there may be a bit of a delay. I also am the sole person working on HUSKS so I may become overloaded with the work going into HUSKS and its Kickstarter. All I ask is for patience and understanding, thank you all so much!

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    Honorary Zombie

    Would you like to be an honorary zombie or zombie fighter? Unlock this pledge for a unique made-for-you card of you or a friend!
    + A PnP of the game as soon as the campaign is over!

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