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!
What have we been working on and playtesting this week?
Emotions version 1.0 Release
Emotions has been released, a quick matching game for all ages with vocabulary descriptions and cute artwork. See here.
Patreon changes to early access
With the release of Emotions it makes sense to make some changes to our Patreon model. We’ve changed from a ‘pay at the end’ model to monthly. In practice this means I can budget any income for the club each month alongside any paid resources from the TES store into improving the club for our students as well as printing copies of our educational / mental health resources for local schools. Its not much at the moment but it all helps keep it running! Consider joining us here and get early access and discounts on our games, resources etc.
New Educational games: GCSE Keywords Dominoes and flashcards.
We recently created a set of GCSE RS Dominoes and flashcards available on the TES store. I am hoping to expand these out to other subjects, especially to expand our mental health reach like with Emotions. These are currently available here.
Any profit from this store will go to creating further resources and providing them to schools as with the Patreon.
End of Summer Term! Playtesting on hold in the club until September.
What’s available to download or order now?
Free for Anyone
Graveyard Jazz 1.0 – see here! (Also P&P)
Village life 0.5 on TTS – see here!
(Want to check out the original inspiration? The Regent: Check it out here!)
Cat Academy Battle! – Original version – see here!
Print and Play
Graveyard Jazz 1.0 – Details and download available for free here!
Let’s Photograph 1.0: Photography ideas cards – see here!
Pocket Munch 1.1: Silly quick and simple card game – see here!
Free to all Patrons (see changes above)
Emotions 1.0: see above!
$5/20 Early Access for August:
Village Life 0.5
Current progress of all games not mentioned above:
Village Life 0.5: Explore, Expand, Elect.
New updates to the artwork shown below:
How to play here!
We have been working on ideas for expansions too! – 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!
SS Sandbrook 0.8a
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.
Cat Academy Battle 0.7: 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.
Evolve! A 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. Check it out on TTS here, but it is unfortunately not feature complete…
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!