Frequently Asked Questions
The platform connects to your device over Bluetooth 4.0, also known as Bluetooth Low-energy or Bluetooth Smart. (Check our other FAQ responses for more details on compatible devices).
When you launch the app you’ll simply click one button to connect and then you’re ready to play.Last updated:
The game is still in development so we still don't know the exact specs. required, but as a rough guide, most good smartphones and tablets released since 2013 will be compatible.
Apple devices need iOS 6.0 or later and Android devices need Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) or later. Your device must also be Bluetooth 4.0 compatible (this may also be advertised as Bluetooth Low-energy / Bluetooth Smart).Last updated:
Through lots and lots of playtesting & user feedback we know that both adults and kids love playing Fabulous Beasts. The super social gameplay makes it ideal for groups of friends or families to play together.
Children as young as 2 have had fun stacking the colourful pieces but we recommend an age of 6+ for kids to really start having fun with the deeper scoring system and the refined motor skills required to play.Last updated:
The sensing platform requires 3xAA batteries (not supplied).
Our current prototype runs non-stop for 90-100hrs, we expect to have very similar battery life with the production hardware.Last updated:
The game has quite a small amount of text, so localisation should be relatively straightforward. We'll plan the full list nearer to release according to customer demand, but we expect that at minimum the game will ship in English, French and German.Last updated:
A stretch goal is a funding target set by the project creator beyond the original Kickstarter goal. Stretch goals as a term and a practice emerged from the Kickstarter community as a way for creators to "stretch" beyond the initial, official goal of the Kickstarter project and raise more money (and often make cooler stuff!). Funds are collected whether stretch goals are met or not, as long as the project has met its Kickstarter funding goal.
We wanted to show you that we have exciting plans for stretch goals, but for now, that's all they are.Last updated:
No, but everything we’ve displayed in photographs has been developed iteratively with input from hundreds of users, along with our manufacturing partners, to ensure that the game plays great and is fully manufacturable. We are, however, likely to make changes to some aspects of the design and we look forward to sharing these with you as our journey continues.Last updated:
Yes, you can now do both. Just add the extra amounts on to your pledge, and we'll work out the details with you at the end of the campaign:
- pledge for multiple rewards - simply add the reward tier price on to your current pledge level.
- pledge for extra copies of the Lalnalion (£10), Playmat (£15), the Omnibeast (£15) and the Mod Mode upgrade pack (£20).
Please note that backers who order multiple items will incur additional shipping charges which will be calculated in the pledge manager. We'll keep these in line with the current charging structure and pass any savings on to you.
For more information on how we will manage these custom pledges please see our day 11 backer update:
Mod mode is a special and super fun way to play Fabulous Beasts. Instead of building towers using the standard Artefacts, you can use pretty much any household object (there are weight limits) to create amazing customised towers of your own. There's a short video demo of mod mode here: https://youtu.be/9kVojv0gzko
To play Mod Mode you'll need the extra RFID tags that come with either the Maker Edition of Fabulous Beasts or the Mod Mode upgrade pack. To get the upgrade pack you simply need to add £20 to your existing pledge level (see FAQ above).
Both the Maker Edition and the Mod Mode upgrade pack include 24 RFID tags and access to the .STL (3D printer) files of the original Artefacts.Last updated:
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