STREETS OF STEEL: The SideScrollin' Beat'em Up Boardgame
A generation ago, Steel City was a shining beacon of cooperation, peace and prosperity. Neighbors cleaned up after their dogs. Graffiti rarely used offensive language. PTA meeting attendance was high. Then, the Disaster struck. Now, Steel City is a mere shadow of its former glory. Roving bands of thugs terrorize honest citizens. Evil corporations dump toxic waste in the street. PTA meeting attendance is low.
Tired and fed up, a few brave Steel City heroes have banded together to stem the tide of carnage. YOU are one of those heroes. YOU will clean up these STREETS OF STEEL.
You can change the difficulty in STREETS OF STEEL the only way you know how: more quarters! Do you think you can beat the game with no quarters? Or is easy mode more your style, dropping em by the fistful?
No matter the situation, every brawler is going to need some rules to clean up these streets. Here is a link to the rules document. If you hate reading and only care about smashing baddies, use this video!
When it comes to gaming, we like to give players choices. So we are including a tier with pixel standees and another with both standees and miniatures. Do you want to pixel goodness? Or are those sweet minis calling your name?
Your hero may get beat up in game, but their miniature will always remain immaculate. Sculpted to a "heroic" 32mm scale, each miniature has been carefully crafted to reflect it's pixel partner. We will be using 100 durometer plastic for the crispest, sturdiest minis.
Oh you're here for the pixel perfection? Well we have you covered! The pixel standees for heroes and baddies are nothing short of glorious and might even get you into the game even more. If you get both, you can play however you want each time, or if you are a real crazy punk, mix and match.
ALL PLEDGE TIERS INCLUDE STRETCH GOALS!
We have lots of stretch goals planned! As we hit one, we will unlock the next. Let's keep these streets rollin'!
STRETCH GOALS ARE INCLUDED IN EVERY TIER!
If you would like add-ons, you can add the funds to your pledge, or wait until the BackerKit pledge manager releases and shop there. You may buy multiples of any/all add-ons.
Below you will find links to our social media pages and some sweet profile pics for you to rep your street cred!
Wild Power Games was founded in 2014 and had 2 successful Kickstarter campaigns under Ryan's personal Kickstarter account. The first was for High Heavens, and the second for the Egyptian expansion of High Heavens. Sleep easy hero, because you are in good hands. We have done this before. Check out those minis!
Ryan Lesser, Founder & Designer - Ryan is a game designer, musician and visual artist living in Providence. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, he has been creating video games since 1996 and is best known for his design and art direction on such influential games as Guitar Hero and Rock Band. During his 18+ years as Art Director and Creative Lead, he helped to create the patented 3D musical interface that would be used in many of Harmonix’s music-based games. Ryan also co-founded Wild Power Games in 2014, where he is developing and crowdfunding board games and video games such as High Heavens and Streets Of Steel.
Matt Moore, Designer - Matt Moore is a RISD and Harmonix alum who worked on Guitar Hero, Rock Band and Dance Central. To relax, he pops out chits for board games.
We will be charging shipping after the campaign ends to ensure each backer is charged appropriately for what they order. For example, if you order one game, your shipping will be less than someone who ordered 500 games. But don't order 500 games. That is silly.
At this time, we can give you estimates based on the quotes we have received for the game. The following is shipping for one copy of STREETS OF STEEL.
You want to know if we will have a pledge manager? You bet your ass we will have one! We are spending so much time kicking baddies to the curb that we can't worry about spreadsheets!
We have used BackerKit before and absolutely love working with them. Their system allows backers to easily upgrade pledges, add add-ons, change shipping address, and so much more. They have our butts covered!
Are you a retailer? Hell yea! You rock! Keep it up! Loud noises! Maybe some face mashing heroes on your shelves will make the shop even nicer. Streets of Steel has a huge appeal to people looking for a kick of nostalgia, but also for the newer crew of gamers wanting some fresh old school badassness.
If you would like a copy of Street of Steel, please pledge any dollar amount to the campaign. Post campaign, you will complete your order by selecting how many copies you want, and paying off the remaining balance.
Supporting FLGS is very important to us, and we want to do everything possible to help you thrive and grow. We are in this together!
Each copy has an MSRP of $65 and you will receive your copies in the first wave of shipping to backers.
From the bottom of our pixelated and not anatomically shaped hearts, thank you to our family, friends, and all the artists who worked on the game. Without your support or insane talent, this game would not have had the chance to be on Kickstarter.
*Guitar Hero is the property of Activision
*Rock Band is the property of Harmonix Music Systems
*Amplitude is the property of Sony Entertainment
Risks and challenges
This is not our first Kickstarter and we know the types of issues that can arise. We are ready to handle anything that comes our way, and also keep you informed about status along the way.
The sculpts, gameplay, and art for Streets Of Steel Level 1 are all completed or will receive changes based on the outcome of the campaign. Production will begin soon after the project is over.
However, some aspects of making a game are outside the control of the creator. To mitigate risk on those items, we have carefully selected experienced industry partners to ensure the best possible outcome.
If you ever have a question, comment, or concern during or after the campaign, do not hesitate to contact us. We are here for you and we want to help however we can.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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