In 2013, we at Diamond Dust Dreams Inc kickstarted our company’s first original game, and funded! With the help of that crowd enthusiasm, we have been able to make Kitsune: of Foxes and Fools, now available in stores across the US, thanks to distribution through Studio 2 Publishing. Encouraged by this success, we’re trying again.
We’re calling our new game Bad Decisions. We created this party card game inspired by our habit of making snide comments about the foolish decisions you see everywhere in the news. The play structure will remind you of Apples to Apples, with the addition of a MadLibs mechanic, and maybe a hint of Snake Oil. Anyone can pick it up in seconds.
We do plan to add expansions appealing to fans of a specific genre (scifi literature, horror films, TV shows) or interest (politics? sports? finance?), but the core game offers fun for everyone – because who hasn’t made (or made fun of) bad decisions? We’ve aimed the content at ages 13+, giving it a little edge while still keeping the appeal – and suitability – broad enough for teens and adults alike.
Every level of reward for backing this project includes creative input into the final product. From voting on the subject matter of the half of the core set we will write from your suggestions, to creating specific cards with us, backers will all put their unique mark on this game. Stores can too, because one of the $100 options is to get 10 copies of the game – and your store, group, or personal name and logo added to our packaging as a supporter.
Invite your friends to join the fun, via email and/or whatever social media you use. Please, make Bad Decisions with us!
We’ve just come back from Midwest FurFest 2014, and it was a blast! Not only did we make more sales than any convention so far (actually turning a notable profit), we met hundreds of awesome people and had a great time. Our patron charity, Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary, was given an impressive $31k by generous furries. The most-asked question we fielded (after “so how does this game work?/What is this game about?”) was probably “When will the Nine-Tailed Edition be finished?”
Over the convention weekend, we had a team meeting and determined what tasks remained to complete to achieve just that. From the looks of things, we have a couple dozen new illustrations to finish, including the comic for the rulebook. We have upwards of 80 images to colorize, not counting the new illustrations for which that is part of the process. We need to design the wooden box compartments for the game components. After all that, we need to proof the designs and send them to the printer, then approve their proofs of them. This process will take 3-5 months. After that, it will take a month to print the game, and another month to ship it to our fulfillment house. Overall, between 5 and 7 months from now is a reasonable conservative estimate for when the Nine-Tailed Edition will be in our hands – and it will take between 2 weeks and another month for us to get all pre-orders shipped to those who have them coming.
We at Diamond Dust Dreams, Inc. would like to thank everyone who’s made this possible: our Kickstarter backers, and everyone who’s bought either edition of the game, whether via this website or at a convention. Thanks to you, we are in a position to keep making games, something we intend to do for as long as we can support it.
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