So the UK Games Expo was wonderful as always. A Massive thank you to the organisers, their team, the volunteers and all the visitors and other exhibitors. It really is a special time, it also happens to occur around my birthday which makes it a great present, so thanks for that too.
I have now set a date for the kickstarter for Daring Dustbunnies, it’s June 20th! Write that down.
Daring Dustbunnies is: “An engine designed for fun”, “It’s like smooth peanut butter”, “11 out of 10”!
At the expo I spoke with the manufacturer and the fulfilment team and distributor. So now that a lot of the nuts and bolts are in place I can more confidently say that my plans are as follows.
Kickstarter from June 20th to July 20th - Hopefully successful (with your help :-))
Get the finishing touches made to the final product by end of August
Start printing in September
Get the games to the fulfilment team in November
Kickstarter backers get their game before Christmas
Then the shops get theirs in January
Daring Dustbunnies is: “Entertaining, novel and even losing was fun.”
I am planning to put everything in the standard game. Any stretch goals I reach in kickstarter are going to be spent on upgrading the quality of the components. So if we fund normally then you will get a good product with everything in it, if we do well you’ll get a product with super thick card and maybe some shiny spot varnish. I’m not a fan of holding back extra characters etc.. so they’ll all be there come what may.
Daring Dustbunnies is: "well balanced push your luck game, with just a soupcon of take that"
There have been a few videos featuring the game now and I have to say thank you to the people at Gaming Knights, Who Dares Rolls and First Player Marker for supporting this early on. The links are below and don’t forget to like and subscribe if you enjoy what they do.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfdL_zIdG0Q (Gaming Knights)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekdR_fiCLos (First Player Marker - Family reviewers)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk8nF1gsGsE (Who dares Rolls - warning occasional naughty words)
As a whimsical aside my favourite quotes over the last month have been:
“Hopwood games go up to 11”
My stand at the expo was an “island of innocent joy”
“500 Chihuahuas pulling a sled”
“ Plural Quids” and “Are you planning to use it?”
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