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A real time, co-op, smash-the-city game that elevates your adrenaline levels to the maximum!
A real time, co-op, smash-the-city game that elevates your adrenaline levels to the maximum!
937 backers pledged $58,318 to help bring this project to life.

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Fight the evil genius, Dr. Spotnik, with your monster squad in this epic city-smashing game.

MonstroCity is a fully co-operative, dice rolling, real-time, city-smashing game for 1 to 4 players. Players assume the role of monsters, forming a squad, sent to level the secret base of Dr. Spotnik and foil his plans to conquer the world!

Your objective is to smash all the buildings and crush the city's defenses in five 2-minute rounds. But don't expect Dr. Spotnik to stand idly by while you SMASH! The city will retaliate!

Be ready to face Tanks, Choppers, Riots and more in this action-packed game!

Download the Timer App to your preferred device:

 * Final product might differ slightly from the images shown due to manufacturing limitations.

* Miniatures included in the game are not painted. The above monsters are 3D printed samples.
* Miniatures included in the game are not painted. The above monsters are 3D printed samples.
* Miniatures included in the game are not painted. The above monsters are 3D printed samples.
* Miniatures included in the game are not painted. The above monsters are 3D printed samples.
* Miniatures included in the game are not painted.
* Miniatures included in the game are not painted.
* Miniatures included in the game are not painted.
* Miniatures included in the game are not painted.
* Miniatures included in the game are not painted.
* Miniatures included in the game are not painted.
* Miniatures included in the game are not painted.
* Miniatures included in the game are not painted.

Each monster in the game has a unique ability and attributes, requiring a different style of play to make it through the mission and help you foil Dr. Spotnik's evil plans! 

The base game comes with 4 monsters:

We have also unlocked the following monsters which will be part of the Rampage Expansion that all Kickstarter backers will get for free!

This is how the game looks when you set it up and get ready to... SMASH!!!

MonstroCity Prototype at Halifax's Spring Geequinox 2019
MonstroCity Prototype at Halifax's Spring Geequinox 2019
Prototype being played at Berlin's GameFest 2019
Prototype being played at Berlin's GameFest 2019

The game will be delivered in English, but as with our other games, the rulebook will be available as a PDF download in the following languages:

  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Dutch

We are working on adding more languages and will update this section during the campaign, as they become available.

Please note, players will need to know basic English to read the text of their Monster's ability. However, the text will be explained in the translated rulebook. Also, one player will need to resolve the Events/Reinforcements/Retaliation cards.

Kickstarter Previews

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Gameplay Runthrough Videos

 UKGE Playthrough

* Click on this image for more information on special retailer perks and shipping discounts.
* Click on this image for more information on special retailer perks and shipping discounts.

We will charge shipping after the Kickstarter concludes based on the actual costs incurred to ship. We will collect this via our pledge manager after the campaign ends. Shipping costs vary widely based on where you will receive your reward. Unfortunately, a one size fits all price isn't manageable.

We will pay to ship your rewards to our international distribution centers. Based on your delivery address, we will ship to you from one of the hubs below:

  • UK: GamesQuest
  • Asia & Brazil: VFI
  • Australia: Aetherworks
  • Canada: Snakes & Lattes
  • USA: QuarterMaster
  • Germany, Rest of Europe & Rest of the World: Happyshops

UK & Brexit

The delivery time of the game is scheduled for January 2020. Right now, the UK is in an unstable and unknown status as far as its relationship with the EU is concerned. There is no way for us to predict how this is going to end and what repercussions this might inflict on shipping. Our goal is to bring the games into the EU and then find the best way to transfer them to the UK. We are monitoring the situation and will let you know more when we do.

US Tariffs on Toys:

We understand backers' fear of the US proposed tariffs on toys (including boardgames). We were afraid too BUT we took that fear and decided to do something about it!

For anyone who may have missed it, the US has proposed a new tariff/tax on toys coming from China of up to 25%. That means companies could have to pay up to 25% on the manufacturing cost (not the MSRP or KS pledge price) to have the games released from US customs. 

We discussed and debated this new challenge thoroughly and have come up with a plan to move forward.

Vesuvius Media  is making a commitment to absorb the cost of up to 25% new US tariffs that may be implemented following this Kickstarter campaign. Each company must do what is right for their specific circumstances, and we are making this right for us.

Vesuvius Media is a small game development company. Make no mistake, if the tariffs go into effect, they will eat into any profits we hope to make; BUT we are committed to our community of players, we are grateful for your continued support, and we want to keep our games as accessible as possible.

Due to our collaboration with VFI we will also be able to provide "Brazil - Friendly" shipping! This means that there will be no extra customs charges to receive your game!

The following is a list of rough estimates for shipping of the basic pledge. Please keep in mind that these are just estimates, and costs may rise based on weight increases from unlocked stretch goals and any optional add-ons you choose. All prices are listed in US dollars.

Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico and other remote states are not part of the "US" category. They are included in the "Rest of the world" one.

Please note, the core game and stretch goals will be in separate game boxes. We expect the shipping box will be 29 cm x 29 cm x 16 cm. The estimated shipping rates below are based on this large box size.

Please read shipping information above for details on shipping rates.
Please read shipping information above for details on shipping rates.

PICKUP LOCATIONS 

If you happen to be close to any of the following locations, then you can choose the "Pick up" pledge and not pay shipping costs!  

Halifax, Canada

  •  The Board Room Cafe: 1256 Barrington St, Halifax NS, B3J 1Y6
  •  Cape & Cowl Collectibles: 536 Sackville Dr, Lower Sackville NS, B4C 2R8 

We will ask you to specify the exact pick up location during the survey at the end of the campaign.

Athens, Greece

  •  Κάισσα Πειραιά: Αριστοτέλους 11, 18535, Πειραιάς (τηλ. 210 4296845)
  •  No Label X: Μπόταση 4, 106 82, Αθήνα
  •  Game Rules: Αίαντος 10, 12133, Περιστέρι

We will ask you to specify the exact pick up location during the survey at the end of the campaign.

We want to thank all of the backers who have been supporting us and helping us create and deliver great games. That is why we created a special Loyalty program.

Whenever you select a pledge that has the Vesuvius Media Loyalty Credit item in it, you will receive a $5 Loyalty Credit for our next Kickstarter campaign to be used for add-ons. 

This extra credit will be visible during the checkout process of the Hive Pledge Manager and you will be able to use it to buy add-ons (it can not be used for a main pledge nor for shipping costs).

Keep in mind that the Loyalty Credit is per campaign and not per game. This means that if you backed us only in one campaign, even if you added all three games in a bundle, you will receive $5 credit. We do this to be fair to backers who have paid more shipping costs by supporting us in multiple campaigns.

If you have Loyalty Credit from previous campaigns and choose not to use it in this one, then you will have an additional $5 for the next one.

To be eligible for the Loyalty credit, you must pledge for a reward during this campaign. Late-pledges and pledges of $1 will not qualify for any type of Loyalty credit (credit from past campaigns or credit for future campaigns).

Vesuvius Media is a small (but mighty!), Canadian, indie development company. Starting off by producing online strategy games, Vesuvius Media has branched into new areas of production and currently boasts online games, mobile games, graphic novels and board games in its portfolio.

What makes Vesuvius Media different from all the other companies? Vesuvius Media is community-driven. Whether online or on the table, its game designers and developers interact with players, listen, debate, and continually gather feedback. Its community of players help shape the future of its games!

To date, Vesuvius Media has successfully Kickstarted eight (8) board game projects:

  •  Centauri Saga (Produced and Successfully Delivered) 
  •  Cosmic Pioneers (Produced and Successfully Delivered) 
  •  Dwar7s Fall (Produced and Successfully Delivered) 
  •  Centauri Saga: Season 1 (Produced and Successfully Delivered) 
  •  Covil: The Dark Overlords (Produced and Successfully Delivered) 
  •  Dwar7s Winter (Produced and Successfully Delivered) 
  •  Dwar7s Fall Collector's Edition (Production finished, delivery in progress) 
  •  Nocturion (Production finished, delivery in progress) 

You can check out our Kickstarter Projects' history  and stats on this cool website:

https://www.tabletopanalytics.com/creator/vesuvius-media-ltd-78

We learn from our mistakes, we listen to your suggestions, and we strive to become better. Always feel free to contact us with your comments, questions, and concerns.

GDPR and Data/Privacy Protection law

By pledging on this campaign, you give us the right to transfer your personal data to selected partners, in the sole purpose of sending you your games. We never sell your data to anyone, and we won't transfer it to partners who aren't involved directly in fulfilling your pledge. In details, your personal will be handled by:

  • us, Vesuvius Media, to transfer it to the partners who will need it
  • a Pledge Manager solution (we use Hive - www.hiveinteractive.net) to collect your shipping address and pledge preferences
  • the fulfillment company in charge of shipping the game to you (we work with Quartermaster Logistics for US, Snakes&Lattes for Canada, GamesQuest for UK, VFI for Asia/Australia/Brazil and HappyShops for Rest of EU/Rest of the World)
  • the transporter chosen by the fulfillment company to deliver you the game (FedEx, UPS, DHL, etc.)

While we have chosen these partners for their high level of professionalism, we can't guarantee that they comply with GDPR.

Please note that while GDPR only applies to the European Union, for simplicity and because GDPR globally gives a much better protection for customers, we will apply the principles of this law no matter where you live in the world.

Risks and challenges

PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY BEFORE PLEDGING TO THIS CAMPAIGN.

PRODUCTION RISKS

Even though we do our best to ensure a quality product and a timely production, there is always the risk of delays. Supplier shortage, holiday traffic and weather conditions are just a few of the reasons a production could be delayed. Vesuvius Media Ltd should not be held responsible for delays caused by third parties. In addition, some of the items shown might differ from the final product due to supplier/manufacturer limitations.

MISSING/DAMAGED ITEMS

When dealing with a large number of orders, there is always a chance that errors will occur. If after you receive your order, you find that there are items missing, please contact us at support [at] vesuviusmedia.com and we will send you the missing items as soon as possible.

If your package arrives damaged, please take a few photos of all damaged items and email them to us at support [at] vesuviusmedia.com. We will send you replacements for the damaged items as soon as possible.

DELIVERY DATE

Our current estimation for delivery is January 2020. We want your orders to be delivered on time as much as you do; however, history has shown that despite the best laid plans there is always a chance of delay.

UNDELIVERED ITEMS

If a package is not delivered due to a backer's fault (wrong address given, backer didn't claim the delivered package from their post office, etc), the backer may be requested to pay additional shipping fees for the item to be sent out again.

DELIVERY ADDRESS

When this campaign is over, you will be requested to complete a survey in our pledge manager through which you can let us know which items you have ordered as well as where you would like us to ship your order. Keep in mind that your order may be shipped sooner or later than the estimated delivery date. Please give us an address that will surely not change (If for example you think that you may be moving to a new house in January, please give us the address of a friend or relative to ensure a successful delivery).

SHIPPING

Please read the Shipping section above.

ORDER FULFILLMENT

Please note that your order may be delivered in multiple packages. This is done due to weight limitations for group shipments. Even though the items you ordered will be shipped at the same time, there is always a chance they will arrive to you several days apart. This may occur due to each country's postal service sort-and-dispatch system.

UPDATES

Through this campaign you may receive updates on Vesuvius Media's other upcoming projects. Such updates will not be frequent.

BY PLACING A PLEDGE ON THIS CAMPAIGN, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND ACCEPT THE RISKS & CHALLENGES STATED IN THIS SECTION.

Thank you very much,

Vesuvius Media Ltd.

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    KICKSTARTER EDITION

    One copy of MonstroCity and the Rampage Expansion with all unlocked Stretch Goals.

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    Includes:
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    • MonstroCity: Rampage Expansion
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    A deposit of 4+ copies of MonstroCity & Rampage Expansion, exclusive to brick & mortar Retailers.

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    https://www.vesuviusmedia.com/kickstarter/retailers

    * The validation of your retailer status and the finalization of the pledge will be done through our Pledge Manager after the end of the campaign.

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    Gather your friends and allies and pledge together to save! For more information about the group pledge and discounted rates, please visit our website:

    https://www.vesuviusmedia.com/kickstarter/group-orders

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