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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, November 30 2018 12:38 PM UTC +00:00.

$6,503
pledged of $6,500pledged of $6,500 goal
165
backers
9days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, November 30 2018 12:38 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Family Picross is 100% FINISHED. This campaign is to raise funds for a full production run of physical copies!

A new puzzle game arrives for your NES!

Compatible with your NES consoles, Family Picross features more than 100 puzzles for hours of entertainment, and an easy password system to let you continue if you only have a few minutes to play.

A digital experience!

All physical tiers come with a ROM that is compatible with your favorite NES emulator and flash carts. 

The Puzzler Package

This reward allows you to create your own puzzle to be added into the game. This puzzle will also be added to your personal Solutions Guide book, and your name will appear in the manual credits! The size of the puzzle can be up to 20 blocks wide by 15 blocks tall.

I apologize for the video quality - YouTube keeps compressing it.

What is Picross?

Picross is a picture crossword puzzle where you follow the clues to reveal a hidden picture. The board size ranges from a 5x5 block grid up to a 20x15 block grid, and all board sizes can range from easy to challenging.

How do you play Family Picross?

To play, you use the numbers to fill in the blocks on the grid. Each number represents how many blocks are in a group. For example, 22 would be 2 sets of 2 blocks. In a 5x5 board, the middle block would be left untouched while the 2 blocks on the left and right would be filled in.

If a row or column has a 0 in it, it means there aren't any blocks to be filled in.

For a more in-depth explanation and some good beginner tips, take a look at this site: https://www.thonky.com/picross/

How will you know if you'll like it?

How about a demo ROM to try? You can get it right here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/0rtcomr96rxnsw0/picross_demo.nes?dl=0

Mock-up's

Here's what the physical product will look like if we meet our goal:

Choose your cartridge color!

Once funded, you'll be able to choose which color cartridge your game comes in. Choose from black, classic grey, translucent red, white, translucent green, and clear!

Risks and challenges

As we understand people work hard for their money, we wanted to be sure we were far enough along with the project before starting this campaign. All of the items are finished - that's right, there's no waiting for artwork, programming, or anything!

Reducing risk while being able to deliver a quality product is our #1 priority.

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    Digital / ROM Pack Edition

    Get a digital version of Family Picross! The Digital / ROM Pack Edition comes with the following:

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    Get everything from the Solutionist Package plus you get to have a custom puzzle added to Family Picross! The custom puzzle will also be put into the Solutions Guide, and your name will go into the credits of the manual!

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