Lunar 5000 project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound
$989 pledged of $6,000 goal
backers

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by .

By MindBentIdeas
$989 pledged of $6,000 goal
backers

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by .

About

We are MindBent Ideas, a tabletop game studio based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Lunar 5000 is a fun high-flying space-faring race around the moon. The game can be played with as few as two and as many as six players, and takes between a half hour and a full hour to play through. The game can be played as a single race, or a full multi-race event with a multitude of tracks.

The famous "Lunar 5000" is the foremost intergalactic space-race, which takes place on the moon in the distant future. Cultures from all over the universe come to compete in this monumental event.

During the game, contestants will build their ships using a selection of special parts combined with unique engines that are truly out of this world. Racers will want to build parts that create a useful synergy with their engine, in order to maximize the ship's potential. With many different types of parts including boosts, mods, weapons, and even time warps.

We are working on creating the final artwork for the game, but in the meantime we have put up these prototype shots to give a feel for what comes in the box. We will update this page with all of the new art when it is ready.

The Super Rocket is an example of how we are changing the designs from the prototypes, we're working on making them full art cards (with new art for the ships themselves) and making sure that the game play mechanics can be easily read and understood.

Old Design / New Design
Old Design / New Design

Here are a couple of the new designs alongside their Glossary explanations, which give full details about how the ships can be used. Each part will also be in the glossary.

Cards + Glossary
Cards + Glossary

Fuse icons
Fuse icons
Components
Components

 What will the finished product contain?

1 in-depth instruction manual and quick start guide

10 sections of race track (4 bends and 6 straight tracks)

6 race ship tokens (these are the player pieces)

6 Pilot helmets (one of each color pilot)

6 Auto-pilots (one of each pilot color)

1 white engine die (D6)

1 red engine die (D6)

1 pilot die (containing the pilot colors)

26 engine cards (each one is unique)

54 part cards (2 of each part)

3 gold first place trophies

3 silver second place trophies

and of course a fully illustrated box.

REVIEWS:

Risks and challenges

In order to help with exposure for the project, and build a collaborative network of creators, we are teaming up with the Indie Game Alliance and the Twin Cities Game Crafters to find new ways to get the word out there, and find good homes for Lunar 5000.

Since Lunar 5000 has several different component types we are securing the best available manufacturers for the boards and pieces. We want to be able to produce the game in a cost effective way while maintaining a quality product.

Play testing has taken place over the last few years, and we are confident that the game mechanics are solid, polished, and fun. The last major target is to create stunning artwork and card designs to really bring this game to life.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Make a pledge without a reward

    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    Thank you e-mail

    Our eternal gratitude, and a personalized Thank You from the MindBent team.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    Limited Edition Part card

    You get 1 of the 4 Limited Edition Part cards for the game Lunar 5000:
    - Lucky Fuzzy Dice
    - Junk-in-the-Trunk
    - Cursed Hood Ornament
    - Dashboard Lava Lamp

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $45 or more About $45

    Start your engines!

    You get a signed copy of the final product Lunar 5000. A race that is out of this world.

    Includes:
    • Promo part card
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $60 or more About $60

    Maximum horsepower

    A signed copy of the game plus all 4 of the promo cards for Lunar 5000.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    12 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.