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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 21 2019
DKK 1,756
pledged of DKK 180,000pledged of DKK 180,000 goal
5
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 21 2019

About


After I got into painting miniatures, it was not very long before I wanted to do something more with them. As I sought out options to play alone, though, I came up short. Unless I wanted to play both sides (where's the fun in that?), I was totally out of luck. That was why I set out to create Battle Board, an Android and iOS app that pit you against AIs of varying difficulty levels.

To start, you will be able to use Battle Board to play solo games of Warhammer 40K, and I intend to add more games based on community interest. The app is sophisticated, enabling you to set up games via structures, obstacles, and other terrain, and it's simple to pick up on. I have spent eight months developing the alpha version of Battle Board, crafting a game box that includes twelve 12x12 board sections and a license key for the Battle Board app. This is something that many in the board gaming community have longed for, and I am proud to lead the way forward – and grateful to everyone who has helped me, including Zealsight (Blood Angel miniature painting), my girlfriend Natasha (ideas and support), Grafisk rådgivning (merchandise and printed material), and Wanhao (3D printing more than 2 miles of PLA filament).

To continue development on Battle Board and take this concept to the next level, I am turning to you, Kickstarter. My goal through this campaign is to raise DKK 180.000($26.988), which will cover all the costs of getting Battle Board out onto the market. I appreciate all your generous support, and I thank you for taking the time to read about what I am doing!

Game on!

Board sections on this image is 6x6, delivered ones will be 12x12
Board sections on this image is 6x6, delivered ones will be 12x12

App Walkthrough

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Currently, there is only one game mode but the plan is to add several. This is something I want input and feedback from our community and let it come down to a vote. This is done to ensure I create content that the community wants to use and not what I think they want, which is a common mistake in many games, empower the players! 



Yet to be decided exactly how this will work I want to make an online aspect in the form of a ladder for players to rank against other players. Currently, the idea is dividing the ladders into army points eg.: 

  • 500-1000 point army
  • 1000-1500 points army
  • 1500-2000 point army
  • 2000+ points army

Players will be ranked based on games played in a week or month.



I like to think that Battle Board fills a gap and I hope that it will be embraced by many people so that I can continue my plan to support more games.

My ambition is to take Battle Board to the next level by creating more intelligent boards that integrate the board better with the app, and makes it more easy and fun to play. 

I have an idea to create, let's call them, “smart boards” that with the help of electronic sensors and microcontrollers can communicate with our app to better know where miniatures are placed and make it easier for the player to move, shoot and interact and do other actions with the board.




Risks and challenges

Before creating the Kickstart campaign I have been through a lot of testing of the app itself and the enemy AI logic with the help from friends.

I have created several board section prototypes to find the best size both for the player but also for the game logic. In the video for this campaign it is not the final board sections but instead one of the prototypes that are 6x6. I found that 12x12 would probably work better, also needing fewer sections for big maps. The plan is to support both sizes at a later point so players can mix the two to get even more randomized board layouts.

Although I and others have tested the app thoroughly there is bound to be minor flaws that have yet to be discovered, that is why I will always continue to take feedback from players and continue to fix and update the app on a regular basis.

For Battle Board to continue its development by adding new game modes or supporting new games I plan to create a webshop from where players can buy the board sections which I hope can help drive development.

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