Games in Development

Note: These games are in various stages of development, and are presented in the title’s alphabetical order. Games will come and go from this list because they have been signed by a publisher, to comply with NDA’s, or shelved to make time for other projects.

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Apocalypse Garden

How does your garden grow after the end of the world?

Well, the end of the world came and went — as one of the world’s ‘preppers’, you survived. Now, you’re trying to regrow civilization — and a little garden from the seeds you saved. In this one-player-only resource management game, you’ll need to ask the age-old question: ‘how does your garden grow?’ Those ration packs won’t last forever, after all. Grow your vegetables, protect them from intruders, and don’t starve!

While originally conceived as a one-player game, a two-player competitive and cooperative mode have also been created. All modes can be played with a single copy of the game.

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The Audition

This game is all about imbuing meaning in a specific character and personality — a happy, fun, silly, light party game.

You are all Actors trying to impress the Director with your acting chops. Each round, you’ll receive three cards: a Line card, a Character card, and a Personality card. Your job is to communicate your Character and Personality by saying that line – each one from a classic Shakespeare play. Players score points every time the Director correctly picks the Character and Personality a player had.

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Bot Battle

Deck construction meets Deck DESTRUCTION!

It’s time for fighting robots! This 2 to 4 player ultimate robot match-up takes elements from your favorite robot battles to make a fast-paced, strategically driven game where luck still plays a role. Build a bot by drafting cards and form a deck, then play a card face-down to battle. Rock-paper-scissors meets War.

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Bug Bounty

Pretend you’re a hacker, or defend your business from getting hacked!

According to WIRED magazine, “Bug bounties are programs that let security researchers submit potential flaws and vulnerabilities in a company’s software. Anyone can send a report and, perhaps, receive a reward for helping lock down a company’s systems.”

You represent a hacker crew or a tech company in today’s modern world – hackers are trying to hack others, while companies defending against hacks or hacking others. Make money, keep up your Reputation, and don’t hesitate to try hacking another player!

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Cryptomillionaire

Multi-use cards make you choose which actions are most important to you. Simple game with deep strategy, trendy theme.

Honorable Mention in the Board Game Design Lab contest.

The newest gold rush is cryptocurrency, and in this light strategy card game, you can become incredibly rich or lose it all in the flip of a card. Be greedy! Time the market to sell at the perfect time, use your gold ‘superpower’ cards at the right time, and watch out for crash cards! Win by having the most points after the last crash card is revealed.

Each turn, you’ll play a card from your hand. Do its action, then move the market (each coin has a value that can go up or down). Add the coin to your portfolio, then choose to sell coins if you want. The game ends with the fourth and final Crash card is revealed from the deck — score points for any coins in your portfolio and any Gold cards left in your hand. Most points wins.

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Haunted House

Family-friendly, press your luck, setting up ‘surprises’ for other players, hits that ‘I know something you don’t know’ note.

You’re a bunch of teenagers out for a scare, and that old abandoned haunted house on the edge of town has plenty of stories about it. Each teenager will explore the house individually, taking pictures of the creatures they found, setting up a little surprise for someone. and place your flag to prove you were here.

Convert as much of your Fear into Reputation as you can, but don’t get too scared or you’ll lose it instead!

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Layover: Bangkopolis

A roll-and-draw game with strategy and luck. A collaboration with Paul Drecksler.

You’re all on holiday – yay! As you’re landing, you suddenly remembered those cheap tickets have left you with a long layover. It’s a beautiful day, so you’ve all decided to explore as much of the city as you can. Draw paths, circle districts, and score points to win!

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Spin the Banana

A party game learned in a minute, yet offers deep strategy.

Don’t slip on a banana. Simple as that.

Play cards from your hand to protect yourself, then spin the banana. If the banana’s pointing at you, play a card to deflect it to someone else. If you’re out of cards, take a slipped card. Collect 3 slipped cards and you’re out – everyone else counts cards in their hand. Most cards in hand wins. You want to play enough cards to protect you while keeping enough cards to win…

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Squirrels vs. Grandpa!

Simple, strategic, one vs. all game for the whole family!

The squirrels were just minding their own business collecting and burying nuts for the winter when Grandpa started shooing them away! They retreated just long enough to form a powerful squirrel army. Together, the squirrels will try to collect their buried acorns, free the trapped squirrels and drive Grandpa back into the house before the winter arrives!

In this gateway / breakthrough family-friendly one vs. all game, one player plays as Grandpa while all other players team up as the squirrel army. First to collect 7 acorns wins!

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