We have been working on a launch date for a while now, but experience has taught us that even the smallest things can take a lot of time. But we know we will launch the game on Kickstarter in April!
Some may ask why it takes so much time to make and launch a game on Kickstarter, and the best answer is because we haven’t done it before! The only thing that seems to take the amount of time as expected is the video, but that is something our designer has done a lot of before.
We are far from having the amount of followers we want, so we still need to try to market the game some more. This is actually what takes the most time, so we will just have to focus of launching the game at some point!
Watch out for more updates coming soon!
World Dumbination won the prize for the “Least anticipated War game for 2019” on Boardgamegeek! Well, this is just a bit of fake news since it off course isn’t a prize for that! But we are happy we were far away from winning in that category. As a bit of a surprise to us, the game got nominated in the War game category. World Dumbination has a structure and plays a bit like a war game, and you fight your opponents with bombs and military units. But since it is a totally unserious and funny game, it is more of a parody for a war game than an actual war game! The hardcore war gamers wouldn’t touch this game even with gloves on, and we would probably be banned from Boardgamegeek winning that category with World Dumbination! 😀 If it had been a category for the most anticipated Warty (war & party!) game, World Dumbination had won that category easily! 😛
Just now we are working with making prototypes to send out to reviews, a Kickstarter date will be set soon after the games are sent out.
The theme is fun, often players start laughing when they look at their newly drawn cards, and you wouldn’t find another war game containing Fake news or Alien groupies! But what about the game mechanics?
World Dumbination is an asymmetric strategy game where you use cards and movement on a board to get the most victory points.
Players have different starting points. It is not only the start position on the map that is different. The resource income players start with and the nation’s First goals are also different. This of course balances itself out after some rounds. It makes the game more fun to play more times since you can play different nations that demands some different strategies.
I didn’t want players to sit with too expensive cards in the beginning when their resource income is low. So by making Level 1 and Level 2 cards the game has a natural build up. Level 1 cards are mostly political and fun, and Level 2 cards are more military actions. Players move on to Level 2 cards after doing their First goal.
The Peace track was in good use the latest game here at Muzak Games. North Korea and Turkey went all in to be peaceful nations, disarming 4 Nuclear bombs and ending the game with World peace! That and good luck with the Dumbness cards made North Korea win the game just before Turkey. North Korea started with the “Be most peaceful” First goal, and followed up with winning the Nobel Peace Prize, so it was probably well deserved 😉 Russia also wanted to disarm a bomb in the end, but since that card had higher number than the other Nuclear bomb cards, the game ended before Russia got anything done!
The work with the Kickstarter are going forward, but time to do a bit of marketing are also needed, so we are not able to set a launch date yet. More information will come shortly.
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The Christmas spirit has reached the world of dumbination. Merry Christmas and have a happy new year!
The work with the Kickstarter presentation for World Dumbination will be take up most of the time here at Muzak Games. We are aiming to launch on Kickstarter late February or early March. We will have more information on that early 2019!
It is today one year ago since I started developing the World Dumbination game. I had the idea for the theme and story of the game when I was trying to go to bed early to get some sleep. I had to wake up 4 in the night to traveling all the way to Ecuador, where I was competing in the Paragliding World Cup. Instead of sleeping I started thinking of world politics and leaders that acted like small children. This was when Donald Trump and Kim Un-Jong argued of which one that had the biggest nuclear button, and many more things was happening. I thought someone should make a fun board game about this situation. I quickly understood that this should be me when the game title World Dumbination suddenly appeared in my head. I also got the idea to how these leaders could be the only leaders left on earth, making up a story where aliens travel to earth to “rescue” the “smart” people from the unavoidable future of our planet…
The work with the game is now back on track after a summer with too much other things to do. The latest prototype works well, and some new things have been added. Again inspired by latest events, it is now even possible to start a Nuclear Disarmament in the game, and it is possible to win the game by doing it!
So keep watching for more news soon!