Production is almost complete and we’re thrilled to know that games will be ready to ship on Friday, June 15! This week we’re printing shipping labels, sorting miniatures, and marking glass game pawns by hand. The glass pawns… dear lord, the glass pawns.
If you backed JammerUp on Kickstarter or pre-ordered online, the wait is almost over.
And if you haven’t, what are you waiting for? We’ve printed a limited number of First Edition games and have half of them are already spoken for. No matter where you are in the world, we’re taking orders now. Reserve your copy today!
Updates have been, well, non-existent lately because we’ve been super busy pulling everything together for our first edition printing of JammerUp: The Roller Derby Board Game! Here’s a sneak preview of what’s to come:
The board, box, and other game assets have gotten a makeover and I’m pleased to announce that all materials are now with the printer and ready for mass production! We should have color proofs to sign off on in a matter of days, and then it’s just a matter of waiting for them to roll of the assembly line and putting them in the mail There are over 300 of you who’ve ordered already, and we can’t wait to ship them out to you.
Exciting updates are coming to the website as well, including a new & improved Strategy section, new videos, our Kickstarter Backer thank you page, a Where to Buy directory, and the final rule set in both English and Spanish! Stay tuned!
JammerUp: The Roller Derby Board Game has reached its funding goal of $9.500!
In fact, we’ve surpassed our goal by a little bit, and still have one more week to take pledges. Over-funding will be put toward the development of a social/mobile version of JammerUp, which is already in progress.
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who’s contributed, shared the link, or mentioned Jammerup to a friend. We couldn’t have done this without you!
I’m thrilled to announce the addition of roller derby miniatures as an optional add-on to JammerUp: The Roller Derby Board Game!
These miniatures are available for pre-order on our Kickstarter page now. They are unpainted pewter and mounted on hexagonal bases that fit the board. You can play with these (once they’ve been painted or marked, so you who’s on what team) or with the colored glass pawns that are also included in the box.
One nice thing about having a solid, two-player, turn-based version of roller derby is that it lends itself to being turned into a mobile game or social game, like Words with Friends on your iPhone or Android.
Meet the beginnings of Phase 2 of JammerUp:
What the hell is that, you ask? It’s a multidimensional array that will that will be passed through a function that draws rows of adjacent hexagons of varying shades.
In other words, it’s a snippet of the code behind an iPhone/iPad/Android version of JammerUp, which we started programming last week.
It will take a lot to get from here to a finished product. But we can see it, and with your help, it WILL get done. (Ask anybody who’s ever worked with me. I get shit done.)
We have until February 26 to raise the funding needed for production.
You can contribute as little as $1 to help make this happen. For $25, you can pre-order the game. The retail price after this initial funding will be more, so not only are you helping to make JammerUp: The Roller Derby Board Game a reality, you’ll also save money by ordering now. GO!
New Yorkers: We’re holding two play test session this week just for you!
The first is at the Thornwood Ale House in Westchester, NY on Tuesday night at 7pm. The Thornwood has a wide selection of beers, awesome food, and great ambiance. Add board games on top of all that, and what more could you ask for? RSVP here.
The second is at Kings Games in Brooklyn. Kings Games an awesome hang out for gamers of all kinds–whether you’re into MMPGs, tabletop games, or card games, they’ve got it all. Steps away from the Kings Highway train station on the B line. We’ll be in the upstairs space with enough demo boards for a handful of players starting at around 7pm.
If you plan to attend these or other sessions, check out the How To Play page in advance. Less time reading instructions, more time playing the Roller Derby Board Game!
Good news, everyone! We’ll be at The Big O– the mega derby tournament Eugene, Oregon–February 10 through 12. Those of you in the area who applied to be beta testers are being contacted via email now, and we’re looking into space for an open play test session as well. Stay tuned!