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MindBentIdeasBy MindBentIdeas
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MindBentIdeasBy MindBentIdeas
First created
$2,070
pledged of $6,000pledged of $6,000 goal
35
backers
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jul 12 2018

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

Here is a preview of the rules the final copy of the rules will be slightly different and have the card glossary in the back.

To track our campaign and stretch goals we have this nice chart.

Stretch Goals
Stretch Goals

The upgraded parts will consist of UV coated cards, 3d trophies and high quality 3d ships instead of the current ship cut-outs with stands.

Lunar Derby: Is a game based in the same realm of Lunar 5000 but more of a head to head crash derby than a race. Up to 4 players compete to destroy their opponents ships. The game is more compact than Lunar 5000 and therefore easier to produce, but just as much fun as the original.

If we meet our 20,000 stretch goal I will fabricate my own Pontiac Grand Prix to look similar to the Super Rocket from the game. (Keeping in mind what is and what is not street legal.)

Keep posted as we travel along our path to our destination "the Moon."

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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.

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