by Inside the Box Board Games
Wht I would love to see is some ambient noise or sound track music for the App. Like ambient noise with drips and cave noises. When hazards come, out a small soundboard could be made for gas, flood, cave in, horror, explosive detonation from the engineer, etc.
@ITB Woohoo! Best of luck to everyone. I'm sure I'm not the only one eagerly awaiting the results!
ALL VOTES ARE IN!
@Seb as Anthony said! The App is a 'companion app' so it's intended to make your gameplay experience more immersive, and help you track your wins and losses, rather than be an integral part of gameplay. You can quite happily play without it, but it's a fun extra if you do!
@ Seb The app is absolutely not necessary for game play. Don't worry!
oh no, we don't need any app for playing boardgames. Such a bad idea and money loss...
i have backed lots of KS, each time an App is propose there is a discussion about it, each time it ends up as "ok, not a good idea...". The last one i saw was Mythic Battles => the community said no App... and was followed by the creators!
@ITB that's very cool to have honorable mentions, can't wait!
Can't believe my entry was chosen I am really pleased that you liked my idea.
I have sent an email through with a few more details on the entry to the address provided
@Tim I just sent off an email with my horror design's "origin story". I didn't end up talking about it's development design-wise, since I kinda covered this in my initial submission email. I hope it meets your expectations haha!
Those submissions are awesome~
So many talented people backing this game <3
Hi all! Congrats to the finalists also. It was *incredibly* tough whittling the entries down to the final five. I still feel bad about what we had to cut :( You're all amazing!
@ App discussion
The app (should we get to make it) will NOT be necessary to play the game - we have no plans to change how the game functions. The rules and gameplay you've seen is what you'll get.
The idea is that it would be an *optional* way to integrate a soundtrack, game timer, digital hazard deck (+sound effects?), and possibly play history tracking into one convenient, thematic package. Any other features added on top of this would also be optional player aids or thematic enhancements, not functional necessities.
Awesome! Send it to contact[[AT]]itbboardgames.com to ensure it arrives (as I know that address is still active, and the "horror" one may no longer be). No idea what format would be appropriate, but if it's both text and images you can't go wrong with a PDF. I look forward to seeing what's wrong with you :D
Great job to the contest participants!
I'd also hope the app would just to be to add some music or possibly back story to the game and not be necessary for game enjoyment (While I like PC games, I generally like board games to remain... board games)
Congrats to the winners!
Cool SGs, too. Glad to see a dice bag and some cool physical SGs make it onto the list. :)
@ITB I've got a backstory written, it's just a matter of how I get it to you (and how you want it formatted)
I'm curious as to what the App SGs will entail as well.
Like John, I also try to avoid phone when I'm in the company of other people.
Yay at the new stretch goals! Nice to see one of my suggestions there. <3
In regard to upcoming SG's; Not a fan of App stretch goals. We have a no phone rule during our game sessions. Getting away from the technology, and having everyone fully present is a big part of the appeal of tabletop game night.
@ITB When and how do you want to receive expanded info on the horrors above?
@Dondon - it'll be available as an add-on once we've announced the winner
@penquat - we're going to stick with one concept so that it's consistent, but everyone's submissions will be in the development diaries!
How about more monsters for a stretch goal? Instead of just one type of monster why not make all 5 user art submissions so there are several types of monsters to run into?
About the Horror Miniature:
Will it come in an Add-On or Every Pledge?
@Justin We've got some that didn't make the cut that we're gonna give an honorable mention to!
@DreyerBrothers We'd prefer not to give everyone individual feedback, but if your interested in the selection criteria - it's detail on the poll description :)
@Martin Thanks! We'll have a look at that but it's unlikely we'll be able to change that unfortunately
@Sarah Colour me intrigued :p
here's a link to some fan art :D https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1xToVy3cQJuYnhUODdFM2VBQWs/view…
I like some of these! It's a nice line-up. I wish I could learn how mine got eliminated. But I understand that you couldn't possibly do that for everyone. Thanks for running this competition. It was fun. :D
Great update, although I'm sad none of the finalists were of horrible artistic skill (like mine lol) since you said artistic talent was not a requirement lol.
Wow...outstanding and well deserved!!!. My only wish could have been that the Tile Organizer (which is a fantastic addition, and considering the size of the tiles pile a must add-on) was made out of something other than cardboard (plastic, resin and maybe with a neon glow in the dark type of color. I don't know to what extent the holder if made of cardboard will resist various sessions. Other than that, phenomenal job!!! well done!!!
So much hype! This was an amazing update to wake up to. I'm thrilled that my submission made it through. Can't wait for the opportunity to explain the backstory behind my horror, and how it came to exist (both in the Sub Terra universe, and in concept)... fyi it's messed up :'D