Posts Tagged ‘Kickstarter’

Dynamite Nurse Kickstarter

October 5, 2016

Dynamite Nurse is a deck building game about Nurses in a fantasy world, competing to heal the most injuries to grow your renown as a healer or if too many of your patients die then you will become the Dynamite Nurse, feared for all time.  It is published by Archlight Games who have created many other games like Barbarossa and El Alamein.  Japanime Games is running a Kickstarter right now to for English and French releases of the game.  It was able to pass its goal of $20,000 in two hours and is currently over twice that.  They are offering the game in English and French, pick your language during the survey phase.

There are several pledge levels from $25-$300 that can get you things like play-mats, the base game, promo cards, foil cards, packs of sleeves, name in rule book, bags, ticket to a party at next year’s Gen Con, and more fun.  The base game is $50.

Add-ons for the project include extra base games, various packs of sleeves, and a nurse pin set.

Stretch goals so far has unlocked new art for one of the cards, an extra promo card, and the nurse pin set as an add-on and one free pin.  There are two more announced stretch goals to go, new art for another card and another promo card. Only $12,000 to get them both unlocked.

If you do not already own a deck building game with sexy girls on the cards and want one (and really who does not one) should go ahead and pledge.

Press Release: Seiji Kanai’s ‘Gods’ Gambit’ From Japanime Games

August 13, 2016

Gods’ Gambit, a new game from renowned game designer Seiji Kanai (Love Letter, Cheaty Mages!, Lost Legacy), is coming to stores this November from Japanime Games.

In the game, players take on the roles of Fallen Gods who must perform good acts in order to return to the High Heavens. Cards in hand take on the role of quests needing completion, and only by emptying their hand can a player find absolution. Various plays help a player empty their hand or cause trouble for another player. Bad Karma accumulates when a god uses its servants to sabotage and manipulate another player, but Bad Karma can be ignored if a God completes all of its good works by finishing all of their quests. Time is of the essence, though, because at some point judgment will be called for by the turn of the card, and each player’s works will be counted.

The game was initially funded on Kickstarter in 2014, receiving backing of $25,421 from 550 backers (roughly $46.22/backer).

Press Release: Anime Robot Fighting Game ‘A.E.G.I.S.’

July 31, 2016

Greenbrier Games has announced a deal with Zephyr Workshop to produce A.E.G.I.S. – Combining Robot Strategy Game

Inspired by robot manga and anime, A.E.G.I.S. is a strategy game of battles between teams of robots.  The robots can fight individually, or they can combine together Voltron-style into gigantic fighting robots.  Players can put together their own custom teams using combinations of five different robot classes.  Robots that combine together become more powerful and open up new tactical options, but they must share a pool of energy, forcing players to carefully manage their resources to get the maximum benefit.

Zephyr Workshop has produced a small run of the game and has been presenting it at conventions for a while as well as offering offered a print-and-play version.  Now Greenbrier will put it into full production and handle distribution, following a Kickstarter campaign to fund the project, which it plans to launch soon.

A.E.G.I.S. is designed for 2 to 4 players, ages 12 and up, and plays in about half an hour.  MSRP is $49.95.

Press Release: The Tanto Cuore International Crowdfunding Campaign is off to a great start!

June 21, 2016

Japanime Games has launched a multi-lingual International Crowdfunding Campaign for the hit anime themed deck building card game Tanto Cuore. Tanto Cuore has been a big success in Japan and the English-speaking world, and Japanime Games aims to bring it to new French, German, Spanish and Italian speaking fans! The International Crowdfunding Campaigns are now live in English on Kickstarter, in German and French on Ulule, in Spanish on Verkami and in Italian on GiochiStarter. Japanime Games plans to deliver Tanto Cuore in December of 2016 to their international backers.

Eric Price of Japanime Games had this to say about this ground breaking multilingual campaign: “After months of preparation, we feel certain that we can bring this excellent card game to anime fans and gamers in their own language!”

The Tanto Cuore International Crowdfunding Campaign has already reached $33,368 in total! Japanime Games goal is two-fold: they need to reach both a funding goal of $30K on Kickstarter, $10K on Ulule and $5K on GiochiStarter and Verkami AND 250 backers in each language. While it is a known challenge to publish games in new languages on crowdfunding platforms, Japanime Games has prepared for the launch for months and enlisted the help of translators, fans and experts in each country. They feel confident that international fans will rally behind Tanto Cuore in support. In order to bring the campaign and love for Tanto Cuore to new fans across the globe, Japanime Games is enlisting the help of their backers to spread the word! Extra promo card incentives have been offered to backers as part of their social media marketing plan. A true crowdfunding campaign in every way, Japanime Games is striving to gain support for Tanto Cuore from new fans from around the world.

To follow the English campaign, click here!
To follow the French campaign, click here!
To follow the German campaign, click here!
To follow the Spanish campaign, click here!
To follow the Italian campaign, click here!
Japanime Games is dedicated to bringing you the finest games from Japan and beyond! It’s our goal to import and translate the best games from Asia to bring those great games to a wider audience. Our games feature some of the finest art that can be found along with engaging gameplay and quality components. We are committed to great customer service and have hundreds of thousands of happy customers. For more information about Japanime Games, see www.japanimegames.com

 

Naruto Shippuden Board Game Pre-Order and Tanto Cuore International Kickstarter

April 10, 2016

The Naruto Shippuden Board Game from Japanime Games and Yoka Games is on its way to America and is available for pre-order.  You can get the game before they are shipped out to stores.  They have a special pre-order special going on right on.  If you order with in the next 27 days you will receive two free packs of Matte Black Players Choice Premium Card Sleeves ($10 value), enough for all 104 cards in the game, plus free shipping to anywhere in the continental USA.

The game is selling for $50.  Game and card sleeves will ship together.  Shipment is expected by the end of May.

The Naruto Shippuden Board Game is a cooperative game based around the travels of Naruto and his friends. Players play one of the main characters fighting against the incursion of the Akatsuki to save the world from its menace!

There are 3 levels of play and a large variety of enemies, making each game a unique experience.

Featuring high quality components, solid game play, and the number one anime property, this game will be a great addition to any anime or board game collection!

 

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Also from Japanime Games, Tanto Cuore will run a Kickstarter in May for international versions of the game.  The Kickstarter will be to translate the game into French, German, Italian, and Spanish.  It will feature pledge levels in every language, promo cards, and exclusive accessories plus friendly shipping prices to Europe and Asian.  A pledge level of English will be available too.

They are looking for anyone who speaks any of the above languages to help spread the word about the campaign.  Those who help out will get rewarded with product.  If you or someone you know can speak any of the languages let them know at info@japanimegames.com

A launch date will published weeks before the start of the campaign.

Heart of Crown Kickstarter Last Call

March 9, 2016

Heart of Crown is the latest game that Japanime is bring over from Japan.  It has less than 19 hours to go and has passed its $10,000 goal and is currently over $132,000.  This one is going to happen and going to happen big.

It is a deck building game where you choose a princess to succeed the recently deceased emperor and use your power, resources, influence to meet victory conditions before your opponents.  It uses a basic market and random market to buy cards from.

They are also going to produce the English edition of the PC Game of Heart of Crown on Steam and Manga Gamer with the first expansion included.  The PC game is a recreation of the card game in computer form with online ranked play, campaign play, and free play.

Rewards for the campaign are playmat at $25, the game and all stretch goals at $50, both of those and more at $75, and then a $200 and $300 levels that include more accessories to the game.  For $20 you can get the PC game and one of the expansions.

Available add-ons include a second base game, the PC game (with one expansion) and a second expansion for, two expansions for the board game, card sleeves, metal pin set, playmats, or t-shirt.

Almost all the stretch goals for the campaign have been met.  Everyone who pledges at least at the $50 level will get cardboard counters for the game (that were not in the Japanese game), one metal collectors pin, various alternative art promo cards, dividers, a base game box with room for both expansions, and randomizer decks.  One last alternative art promo card at $140,000.

Fans of deck building games should give this one a try.  Or if you are just a fan of cute art work.  You have until 2pm EST to pledge to this one.

Shinobigami – Modern Ninja Battle Tabletop RPG from Japan

December 6, 2015

Kotodama Heavy Industries, who have already crowdfunded and translated Japanese RPGs Tenra Bansho Zero and Ryuutama, are now looking to bring over the RPG Shinobigami God of the Shinobi by Adventure Planning Service from Japan.

Shinobigami is designed as a one session RPG with possibilities of reusing characters for future games.  The game features six warring ninja clans with their own goals and abilities, yet have to work together for the game.  Each player will have their Secret to deal with as well.

The core rule book will contain the rules for play and a replay (or an entire session of play) written in screen play format printed in format similar to a volume of manga and has everything you will need to play the game.  They will also release a supplement/advance rule book as well in the same format.  It will include extra charts, sub-clans, rules for “normal humans”, and more to add variety to your games.

They are also working on expansion material for the game that will be coming out a well.  These include new scenarios to play,full color quick play guide, a Weird West reskin of the game, theme run scenarios, guidebook to writing scenarios, a behind the scenes book with interviews with the creators and translators, printer-friendly versions, Roll20 package, and print and play cards.  The highest level of backing gets you a limited edition version of both the core book and supplement book.

Instead of just dollars for expansion goals, they are looking for actual number of backers even if they back at lower numbers, so that the more who back the more the backers.  The first backer milestone at 1,00 Backers was release with a reskin of the game with everyone as magical girls, a second set of three interconnect scenarios, and ten new and unique ninja character illustrations for the game.  At 1,5000 Backers they will create a one player one GM game set in a noir setting.  At 2,000 Backers they will release a 1800’s Regency Era setting and one where everyone is a different phase of David Bowie’s career.

It looks like a fun game to play.  They are way pass their goal so this project is a go, but they only have a little over 1,100 backers.  Meaning they have a way to go before you can play as David Bowie.

Press Release: Mangaka: The Fast & Furious Games of Drawing Comics Now on Kickstarter

April 2, 2015

Jason Thompson and Jumana Al Hashal are proud to announce the Kickstarter launch of Mangaka, a creative fast-paced card game where players draw stories combining wild Themes and an ever-growing number of fleeting Trends!

In development since 2011, Mangaka is a new twist on creative games with an anime & manga theme. Designed by former VIZ Shonen Jump editor Jason Thompson (Manga: The Complete Guide, King of RPGs), produced by Jumana Al Hashal, and playtested at anime conventions, comic conventions, libraries and game stores, Mangaka lets you challenge your friends and your creativity in a battle against time.

Start by drawing three Theme Cards to determine the subject of your comic. With 180,000 possible combinations of Themes, each game is different. Then, you and the other players must draw comics and express your Themes before time runs out. Fleeting Trend Cards add another dimension of strategy: your fickle audience may demand Science Fiction, Fantasy, Shojo Manga, Sports, Destruction or any one of 52 Trends. Each round the number of Panels and Trends goes up, forcing you to make tough decisions under deadline to get it all done…if you can! When the final round ends, every player has a comic of their own creation…but only the person with the most Fame tokens earns the coveted title of Mangaka!

“Our goal was to make a game that combines the fun of making comics with your friends with the strategies of a great card game,” Thompson said. “The fact that you only have a few minutes to draw levels the playing field between people who draw a lot and people who don’t. The point is to get the idea across and have fun exercising your creativity…and devising strategies to get the most Fame. Each round has more Fame in play than the round before, so the outcome is up in the air till the very end!”

Mangaka features beautiful art by Ike (manga artist of Nekomusume Michikusa Nikki and illustrator of the tabletop RPG Golden Sky Stories) and Eric “Woof” Muentes (@woofycakes; illustrator and lead artist of the Steam game Blue Revolver). The Mangaka logo kanji was drawn by sumi-e artist Masaharu Eguchi.

The Kickstarter intends to raise $25,000 which will fund the remaining art and production costs for a complete game in box: 52 Trends, 104 Theme Cards, 200 Fame Tokens, 4 Pens and 64 pre-printed Comic Pages (or download and print more from the Mangaka web site). Stretch goals include customized timers, additional Theme Cards and more. In addition to the game, backer rewards include stickers, buttons, posters, a specially printed hachimaki (headband) reading “MANGA,” custom comics and sketches by Eric and Jason, and a set of 5 beautiful “Manga Trophies” sculpted by US Shonen Jump illustrator Adam Burns.

Mangaka is a game for 1-8 players. For more information, contact Jason Thompson atjason@mockman.com or on Twitter at @mockman.

Press Release: Seven Seas Launches Tabletop Games Division/Kickstarts its First Game: Space Dandy

March 8, 2015

Seven Seas Entertainment is delighted to announce the launch of its all-new tabletop games division, Seven Seas Games. Combining its passion and expertise in the manga and anime fields with the ability to create high quality original products, Seven Seas Games will meld the anime aesthetic with strategic card and board games, introducing fans to a whole new way of experiencing their favorite titles.

From deck-building card games to strategic board games, to games incorporating miniature figures, Seven Seas Games will offer a wide variety of exciting new games based on popular anime properties, and original titles as well.

“Both manga and board games are cited as two areas of growth in the publishing industry,” says Seven Seas President Jason DeAngelis, “We’ve decided to combine both, appealing to manga and anime fans as well as gamers in a whole new way.”

Upcoming games released by Seven Seas Games will be available for purchase through a variety of retailers and distribution outlets starting in late 2015.

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Seven Seas Games, the newly-formed gaming division of Seven Seas Entertainment, is thrilled to announce the launch of a Kickstarter for their first game title – Space Dandy: Galactic Deck-Building Game. As seen on TOONAMI™ on ADULT SWIM™, Space Dandy is a hit anime series created by legendary director, Shinichiro Watanabe, best known for his work on the series Cowboy Bebop. For its millions of viewers, this Space Dandy card game brings the show’s zany space-faring antics straight from their screens to the gaming table.

Space Dandy: Galactic Deck-Building Game is a strategic card game in the same vein as other deck-builders like Dominion and Ascension. The game contains over two hundred cards, forty star tokens, four player boards, one “orbit” board, and a full-color rulebook. The Kickstarter campaign will offer fans the opportunity to purchase the game early at discounted prices prior to its retail release. A premium limited edition of the game is also available, exclusive to Kickstarter, that includes a foil-stamped box sleeve, a series guide-book, stickers, posters, and other bonus swag.

“This is a really exciting project that I’m thrilled to be a part of,” said Clay Gardner, the designer of Space Dandy: Galactic Deck-Building Game. “Space Dandy is a unique series with outrageously fun characters that deserves an equally unique game. Through this Kickstarter campaign, we are going to bring fans an out-of-this-world experience.”

The Kickstarter campaign launches on March 4 and ends on April 8.

About Seven Seas Entertainment
Established in 2004, Seven Seas Entertainment specializes in producing original manga, comics, graphic novels, and youth literature, and bringing the best in Japanese licenses to North American audiences. Seven Seas is distributed by Tor/Macmillan.

The Whispering Road: A Miyazaki-inspired Tabletop RPG

January 28, 2014

Another Kickstarter project.  This time a RPG inspired by Miyazaki and Ghibli films called Whispering Road.  A simple and easy to use system that the creator wants to release with a full color art book, done by Kaitlynn Peavler.  The goal has already been meet, but this looks like something for anyone who is interested in simple story games.

The game has you pick an archetype, a need, and some traits then you are ready to go.  Uses a simple d6 or d8 conflict resolution method, with traits giving  you more dice to roll.  The game also has you building up karma, both good and bad.

The backer levels are few but straight forward, nothing big or flashy.  Give $5 and you get the full color PDF.  Give $20 and get both PDF and book.  For $35 you get two copies of the book along with the PDF, and for $75 you get a total of five books to share with friends and players along with the PDF. Also, since the rules are already done, once the Kickstarter ends everyone gets a no-art PDF the next day.
Two stretch goals have already been made.  The game book will now come with a sample of game play and four sample characters with art of them.   More goals are at $6,000 a quick start guide PDF to give to players will be made; $7,000 sample fantasy settings to use as inspiration with art, and at $7,5000 archetype cards and trait cards with custom art on each one. It is currently at (of this writing) $5,840.
Release date is schedule for April of this year, unless the art is late.  The book will be 8″x8″.  So come on people back this so I can see the sample fantasy worlds PDF goal.