So, FrogFlip funded in less than twelve hours which is... well, that's pretty bloomin' impressive. Of course, that means that you guys will invariably want to know what kind of stretch goals we have in mind, yes?
Well, here you go! We've reached our first target is £1500, which will mean that every copy of the game will come with a second laser-etched Frog disc! Rounds will speed by in next to no time as you no longer have to scrabble around on the floor looking for where the other disc went after a particularly wild shot went awry!
Our next target is £2000 where we'll be including an expansion that will be exclusive to all Kickstarter backers - a fifth lilypad and corresponding target card! Claiming this card with an incredible shot could swing a game in your favour!
£2500 opens up another expansion... The Rise of The Froglings! New discs and new rules add a little element of complexity to the FrogFlip experience
Finally (for now...), a KS exclusive set of Button Badges will be yours should we hit £3250!
Ideas for games can come from anywhere. Sometimes it could be a line from a song. Perhaps a story inspires something creative. In the case of our new project FrogFlip, a long wait at a restaurant led to the creation of a quick and entertaining dexterity game... and it's all down to a three-and-a-half year old called Claire!
Well, not just Claire. Her dad happens to be designer Jason Kotarski, creator of The Great Heartland Hauling Company, a talented guy with a passion for making great games. Last year, while the two were having a daddy-daughter day and waiting for their dinner in a restaurant, Claire made an origami frog and began flicking it around the table. Soon this developed into a challenging little effort with Claire attempting to land her frog on various targets, which got daddy Jason thinking...
Pretty soon FrogFlip was born, a quick-playing dexterity game for two. With simple rules and easy-to-understand gameplay, it's the perfect game for any age group - if you can flip a coin, you can FrogFlip!
Early reviews from noted designers like Jeremiah Lee have called the game "Light, quick, and fun. This is the kind of quick dexterity game that I love." The good folks over at Father Geek declared that "every game, be it with adults, kids, or both, was filled with high levels of frustration and exuberance after every flip. Good times, good times." Theology of Games said FrogFlip was "an adorable little family game." Socially Inept Gamer gave FrogFlip 8.5 out of 10, saying that it's "pure, silly fun."
All you need is a flat surface to lay out your four lilypads - any table will do. Shuffle the deck of target cards and you're good to go! Players flip the disc from the side of the table, with the amount of flies on the card telling them which lilypad they're aiming for, like so:
Harold the Bear is facing off against Slime Knight. The current target is the third lilypad, as shown by the three flies on the card. Players must aim for the pad that is three cards away from them, so you're never trying to hit the same one as your opponent!
Hit the right target and you get to claim that card, adding to your points score for the game. Land on the target and things are even better - you flip the card to show that you've scored double for that Flip! Once all cards have been claimed, whoever has the highest score is the winner - but as FrogFlip is so quick to play it doesn't take long to reset and challenge again.
In the basic bag you'll get:
- Four Lilypad Cards
- Eight double-sided Fly cards
- One wooden Frog disc
- ... and any stretch goals we happen to achieve!
Sprocket Games is delighted to be working alongside Jason and Claire to bring their fantastic little game to a bigger audience. We enjoyed a huge amount of success with our last project (Fox & Chicken) and are looking to do the same with FrogFlip. While the game has previously been available on The Game Crafter, we plan to really pump up the art and improve the package as much as we can. We also have some interesting ideas for extras that we'll be revealing as the campaign continues, but for now we're keeping them under our hats!
Whether you're breaking it out in the pub to battle over who is the supreme Flipper or shoving it into your backpack to keep the kids entertained while away, FrogFlip is the perfect game for all kinds of people. If you fancy ramping up the challenge you can even combine two copies to make it a Four Player FrogFlip Frenzy! It's portable, expandable and 100% Guaranteed FrogFlipping Fun! Show your support by sporting one of these fine avatars!
Heading to Essen this year? Want to pick up your copy from us there? Yeah, we can do that - and if you're an international backer you won't have to pay for shipping either! When you back FrogFlip, simply pledge for the standard amount AND SAY THAT YOU ARE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM instead of adding extra for shipping - then, when the surveys go out just let us know that you'll be seeing us in Germany!
Sprocket Games previously had success with Fox & Chicken, their take on the classic game Werewolf. Launched in late 2012 and run by Michael Fox from The Little Metal Dog Show, they aim to produce great games that are fun to play and look great. With art direction from Stephanie Burrows Fox, you can be sure that when you go with Sprocket Games you'll get the very best!
Risks and challenges
Having now run two campaigns on Kickstarter, Sprocket Games has learned plenty of lessons. We have developed relationships with excellent printers and suppliers who are able to fulfil our requests quickly, and have shown that we can turn our projects around in a short period of time while still delivering a product that we are proud of. Of course, this doesn't guarantee that our future plans will all go off without a hitch - in fact, that's a rarity - but we know that keeping our backers informed is vital whether things are going well or not! We're still a small company, but we are determined to always do things right.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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