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Yodeling Ogre GamesBy Yodeling Ogre Games
First created
Yodeling Ogre GamesBy Yodeling Ogre Games
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£6,485
pledged of 24.000 £pledged of 24.000 £ goal
180
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, May 22 2019 8:55 PM UTC +00:00

About

Rusty Industry ​is an economic strategy game that encourages growth and trade as players race to build industrial superpowers from the ground up. Feel the influence of an interactive economy as the effects of supply and demand shape your choices! 

THE STORY SO FAR


In a quiet farming community on the outskirts of the capitol city, a community of peasants makes an incredible discovery: beneath their fields lay the ruins of an advanced society. 

All of this commotion quickly comes to the attention of the Rusty King, the boisterous monarch of the land, whose love of riches knows no bounds. The king devises an ingenious plan to establish a great industrial empire: assemble the brightest minds across the continents, divide the rusty ruins of old industry among them, and pit them against each other to compete for a hefty sum of the profits.

You play as one of the king’s chosen entrepreneurs: buying buildings, trading with competitors, and upgrading your facilities to maximize your product output. Complete orders and clash with rivals to build your industrial empire from the ground up. The future of your company--and your new empire--depends on it!
 

 GIMME FIVE (MINUTES) 

Are you an opportunist who loves a good deal? Buy the first building from the auction track and enjoy the savings.
Are you an opportunist who loves a good deal? Buy the first building from the auction track and enjoy the savings.

Economic games, especially those with many resource types, tend to come with lengthy rulebooks, complicated terminology, and rounds of confusion for new players. Rusty Industry gameplay is very intuitive and can be taught within five minutes. Most players will be on board in a round or two--even our non-gamers were confidently playing in no time! Five minutes is all it takes...same as making a hot tea or ordering a drink at a bar.


 FEELING RUSTY? GETTING STARTED 

Goods used in your workshop and brick factory don't count towards your warehouse limit.
Goods used in your workshop and brick factory don't count towards your warehouse limit.

Build and upgrade a vast assortment of buildings to generate resources. Be the first to produce a resource type and sell to the other players as a monopoly. Utilize your opponents’ needs to bolster your industrial empire, gaining economy points and victory points along the way.

Fill orders of a certain type to score additional points.
Fill orders of a certain type to score additional points.

Are you producing a ton of goods, but don’t have the factories to earn you points? No problem! Every round, new order cards will pop up. Fulfill these orders and earn one victory point for each. 

The port is another great way to utilize your extra goods. Exchange them here for export crates!

Are you planning on setting up a cushy financial empire and being set for life? Forget about it! There is a limited number of export crates up for grabs. Concentrate too much on resource production and your rivals will snap up these crates! Can’t have that now, can we? Get yourself in the game and know when it’s time to start scoring points. Don’t be fooled by the symbiotic nature of economy-building. Winning is your only concern.

Token dimensions: Resources (hexagon, wooden): 13 x 8 mm, Export Crates (cubes, wooden): 12mm. Coin dimensions: (cardboard) 1: 20 mm, 2: 25 mm, 5: 30 mm.
Token dimensions: Resources (hexagon, wooden): 13 x 8 mm, Export Crates (cubes, wooden): 12mm. Coin dimensions: (cardboard) 1: 20 mm, 2: 25 mm, 5: 30 mm.

Coin dimensions (plastic): 1: 29 x 2 mm, 2: 35 x 2 mm, 5: 38 x 2 mm. Token dimensions (wooden): 20 x 5 mm.
Coin dimensions (plastic): 1: 29 x 2 mm, 2: 35 x 2 mm, 5: 38 x 2 mm. Token dimensions (wooden): 20 x 5 mm.
Deluxe Components - Visualization
Deluxe Components - Visualization

BUILDING CARDS

Choose which character you will play! Each economic mastermind grants you a unique ability, which will influence your playstyle as well. 

Each character card has a unique special ability.
Each character card has a unique special ability.

Miss Eviction. Take a discount on all purchases, giving you an easier start and granting flexibility as you progress.   

Kniaz Medved. Produce bonus resources from each of your buildings. Choose your buildings wisely and quickly build up a strong economy.  

Don Abietto. Be rewarded greatly for producing high amounts of goods.  

Gaidoku Sama. Start as the only player capable of producing sulphur and food. Sell your resources for extra cash or use for producing goods and fulfilling orders.  


PEDAL TO THE METAL: GAMEPLAY 

Produce Export Crates in factories. Each Export Crate is worth 1 Victory Point!
Produce Export Crates in factories. Each Export Crate is worth 1 Victory Point!

Rusty Industry has a charming, innocent appearance at first glance. The simple rules promote quick initial rounds of building up. Everything changes, however, when players create their first export crates and fulfill production orders.

You can’t win the game without victory points! It’s a mad dash to the finish line as players struggle to find a balance between building their economy and racing for points. You’ll be hungry for more after each playthrough.

Invest your earnings back into your company for massive growth!
Invest your earnings back into your company for massive growth!

The game relies heavily on player negotiations. Choose to reject the offers of your opponents or base your entire playthrough on trades and barters. You’re looking to build an toy factory--you just need one more brick. Don’t worry, you can always buy it from another player. But wait! 12 gold for a BRICK? He must be crazy. You’d be better off buying a brick from the Royal Warehouse. You’ll lose one economy point, but at least you won’t be supporting greedy players

Other players may access your trading board goods on their turns.
Other players may access your trading board goods on their turns.

PICKING UP STEAM: HOW TO WIN

End the game with the most victory points and you will be crowned the winner! Points can be earned by completing orders, filling export crates, and having the most economy points. Economy points are one of the most fascinating elements of the game. 

For each good traded with others, you earn one economy point. Three economy points will score you one victory point, leading you that much closer to victory. But be careful! You can lose economy points as well. Each resource purchased from the Royal Warehouse will dock you one economy point. 

If you end the game with negative economy points, you lose one victory point. The player with the most economy points at the end of the game scores two victory points. If you have the least, you’ll lose two victory points. Keep an eye on the economy points of your rivals or you’ll be severely punished at the game’s conclusion.


WHY RUSTY INDUSTRY?

You have so many games in your collection already and Kickstarter is full of awesome titles. There are so many to choose from. So why this one?

Trading in Rusty Industry is intuitive and fun!
Trading in Rusty Industry is intuitive and fun!

Rusty Industry has an incredibly unique economy mechanic that was inspired by real-world economics. It creates a game that is both intuitive and engaging, perfect for new players and die-hards seeking replayability. 

This economy is not a dead system based on the number of rounds played or actions taken. Players are free to make their own choices, guided only by the forces of supply and demand.

There are a multitude of ways to earn points--Adapt your strategy as you play! Each playthrough will require a different approach so don’t get too comfortable.  

HOW TO PLAY

Click for work-in-progress rulebook.

GAMEPLAY VIDEO

PLAY RUSTY INDUSTRY ON TABLETOPIA  

WHAT PLAYTESTERS THINK ABOUT RUSTY INDUSTRY?

Our playtesters thoroughly enjoyed replaying Rusty Industry. Many logged over 40 hours and are already looking forward to receiving a polished copy once funded! How many board games have you played for 40 hours? Not enough, that’s for sure.  

REVIEWS

No money was exchanged for any of our reviews.  


SHIPPING COSTS 

Currency conversions estimated at the time of writing.
Currency conversions estimated at the time of writing.

This project is Brexit-proof. Games will be posted from UK, US and Poland. 


Do you like the idea of a board game inspired by supply and demand? Are you looking for a unique gameplay experience? Would you love a complex game that is also easy to teach? 

Back Rusty Industry on Kickstarter today!


A WORD FROM THE DESIGNER

The idea for Rusty Industry was born from my love of the economy. I know--that’s not something you hear everyday! But I really do believe that every person is an entrepreneur at heart. Just look at the longevity of Monopoly, as well as the popularity of Catan and Brass: Lancashire.

The modern games definitely scratched my entrepreneurial itch, but I was frequently left feeling unsatisfied afterwards. Some games lacked depth and replayability, while others were intimidating and difficult to teach to others. I got to work to develop a bridge between the two.

After over 125 hours of playtesting and tweaking, I’ve established what I like to call an "interactive economy", where players can see the effects of supply and demand unique to each playthrough. That mechanic is the heart of the game. In my opinion, it really allows an economy-driven game to blossom.

Forget lengthy rulebooks. Just dive in, expand, and enjoy. 

I hope Rusty Industry awakens and challenges the entrepreneur in each of you! 

Special thanks for people, who helped this game come true:

Sebastian Zborowski, Bartosz Sikora, Ewelina Wegner, Paweł Klimko, Dani Horbiak, Kuba Seelau, Ewelina Haratym, Joanna Bajdowska, Maciej Bajdowski, Tomasz Kozak, Michał Sulej, Archie Thornton, Izabela Dankowska, Jacek Wojciechowski, Andrzej Jezierski, Magdalena Zborowska, Maciej Budnicki.


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Risks and challenges

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We expect to send out copies of the game 4 months after Kickstarter ends, 4 months before the official date December 2019. We gave ourselves some extra time just in case something goes wrong.

Why do we expect to get the games produced and shipped so fast?

1. Games will be produced by a Polish company which does games for companies like Portal, Galakta and Pegasus Games. Because of that games should be shipped to our backers 2 weeks after they are manufactured. You should get your copy within 4 weeks after it is manufactured, wherever you live. All premium components will also be produced in Poland.

The manufacturer needs about 8 weeks to produce our game. We could produce Rusty Industry in China to save some money, but decided against that for extra security and speed in the process. This choice means you won’t have to worry about surprise taxes or unexpected delays from customs offices and shipping companies.

2. We’ve made all arrangements with the manufacturers. We know all the details and production will start soon after the project is funded and we receive the funds.

3. The rulebook and all graphics are 95% ready to go. We ran a test print of all the cards and were very pleased with the quality. The finishing touches will be all set before our campaign is over!

4. We’ve been selling online internationally for about 5 years now and have posted over 10,000 packages. We have plenty of experience dealing with lost or damaged items. It doesn’t happen often, but hey! It’s always great to know someone has your back.

Life isn’t perfect--unforeseen events are always possible! Luckily, we’ve given ourselves twice the time.

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