Sunday Progress Update: 15th July 2017

Hi all! Here’s our roundup of this week’s progress, playtesting results, an overview of what’s available and what’s coming soon. Stay tuned!

It’s the second last week before the club closes for the summer months! I aim to put a lot of the games up on Tabletop Simulator over the Summer once my mother in law returns from visiting from Japan.

What have we been working on and playtesting this week?

Game Jam Music Game – Graveyard Jazz

Written as an early entry to the tabletop forum game jam no.1, Graveyard Jazz is a music social card game where the most fitting music wins! Details and download available for free here!

Emotions: 0.4b

See more information here.

Matching game based on emotional vocabulary. To be used in schools / young parents, especially those with learning difficulties etc. Likely to be released free to Patrons​ and given to school SEN departments.

Artwork currently 7/9 done!

Bored person chibi style

 Waiting on the artwork to be completed

Playtesting 

We have been looking at the latest changes to Demon Controller / Sins of Satan. Which name do you think is better? We’ve been looking at changing up some of the cards and working on a no-kill version, though currently players are preferring the original. We played 6 times this week, with 4 good wins over 2 evil wins. We also had 4 new players, who picked up the game fairly quickly.

Currently printing/in the post:

SS Sandbrook latest Beta – stuck in the post office…

Sandbrook Heist! Latest beta – as above!

Village Life latest version – currently somewhere in Russia…

 Demon Controller Mini – as above!

What’s available to download or order now?

Free for Anyone

Tabletop Simulator

Graveyard Jazz 1.0 – see here! (Also P&P)

Print and Play

Let’s Photograph 1.0: Photography ideas cards – see here!

Pocket Munch 1.1: Silly quick and simple card game – see here!

Free to Patrons

Cat Academy Micro Battle: a wallet game version of Cat Academy, see below.

The Lowest Bidder: a simple wallet card game where player’s compete to sell their products.

$5/20 subs: 

SS Sandbrook latest pre 1.0 version print and play, see below

Sandbrook Heist Alpha, see below

Cat Academy Beta, see below

Village Life Alpha, see above

Emotions pre-art version, see above

Sins of Satan Beta, see below

Don’t forget Patrons are only charged when a full, complete card or board game is released, not every month, and it doesn’t cost you a penny to sign up!

We are looking into changing our Patreon model to an early access one following our first game release. What do you think?

What’s also in the pipeline?
Current progress of all games not mentioned above:

Betas

Village Life 0.4D: Explore, Expand, Elect. 

Turning over an exploation card in Village Life

Currently 0.4 is in the post so will put up pictures when it arrives for a proper play session! The mechanics are fairly solid and fun to play so far so looking good!

How to play here!

We have been working on ideas for expansions too whilst I wait for the prototype to arrive – see here!

Sins of Satan / Demon Controller: Beta 0.8b.

A social deduction game in the likes of Avalon, Secret Hitler, Warewolf etc. Players try to play either sins or virtues, with corresponding effects for each. There are more virtuous players than demons, and more virtue cards in the pack, but players need to work together if they are going to prevent the demons from winning and taking control.

There is also a new quick paced tile collection game in the works in the same theme. Will put up photos when it arrives in the post!

More info here. A quicker playthrough designed for a younger audience.

0.8 available to download to Patrons!

Picture of all the demon controller cards showing virtues and sins

Demon Controller with the new artwork

SS Sandbrook 0.8a

A social deduction card game for 3- 9 players. More info here and here.

Game mechanics: 0.8a
Artwork: 0.6 (updated all artwork to a mix of CC0 and commissioned work)
Rules and rulebook: 0.7
Costings: 0.7 (base game runs at approx 100 cards)

Currently being printed professionally so will do a photo update when it arrives!
Sandbrook Heist! 0.4b

A quick social deduction card game. 0.4 updates and standardises the characters, makes the cat burglar more effective and introduces a final character “Herr Doctor”, a kind of evil doctor that can both harm and help the Mastermind.

Game mechanics: 0.5
Artwork: 0.4 (artwork updated to CC0 only)
Rules and rulebook: 0.5
Costings: 0.9

Currently being printed professionally so will do a photo update when it arrives!

Cat Academy Battle: a fun, fast mix and match game about getting the best Cat you can. Players match adjectives to their Cat cards to earn the most points they can in a round. In Battle! Mode, players also fight for their team – friendly or ferocious.

Version number: 0.7
Game mechanics: 0.7
Artwork: 0.6
Rules and rulebook: 0.5
Costings: 0.8 (base game is 54 cards)
Alphas

Evolve! A new 3 round board game where players build up their plant and animals over 3 seperate rounds. Taking on a different plant/animal each time with winner takes (eats?) all. Printed but not Playtesting due to time restraints. Pre-alpha stage.

Tranquility Station: players arrive, job cards in hand to their first job on a space station. Chaos ensues as traitors, aliens and viruses spread through the ship. Board game for up to 8 players. More info here. Pre-alpha stage.

Tranquility station being played online

 Tranquillity Station on TTS


A note on game versions, alphas, betas etc.

Alpha means it is in a playable state, but either untested or needs a lot of work.

Beta means it is playable and has been well playtested, but requires some additional work or finishing off.

Version number: How close we are to completing the game overall.
0.0 – 0.4: Game is in early stages.
0.4 – 0.7: Game has been well Playtesting but requires work.
0.8 – 0.9: Game is in the final stages of completion, usually lacking final editing, artwork etc.
1.0: Game is completed and released. “Free for all” games will have a blog entry with download. Others will be available to download through Patreon as completed.

Comments and suggestions? Want to see something not shown? Got an idea for a game you want making? Let us know in the comments below!

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