Hello there, fellow devious minds!
We’ve missed you! Sorry it’s been so long, but we don’t like to publish our newsletter with any sort of regularity, because that would make it easier for the lizard people to find us. But enough about who’s not crazy…
What do Fin Shepard, naive pandas, and plant-eating bugs have in common? They’re all featured in new games coming your way from Devious Devices—and they’re all in this newsletter—so strap yourself in for some news on:
- Sharknado™: The Board Game!
- PAX Unplugged
- Panda Craves Danger
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Sharknado™: The Board Game! Now with more character(s)!
“What’s up with the Sharknado board game?”
“When can I buy Sharknado? I NEED IT!!!”
“Are you planning a Kickstarter re-launch anytime soon for Sharknado?”
In case you can’t tell from the above, we’ve heard a lot of recent interest in what’s been going on with that shark/tornado game we’ve been working on for the past year and a half.
Well, you can rest assured that Sharknado™: The Board Game! is alive, well, and returning to crowdfunding in the very near future! We don’t yet have a definitive re-launch date for you, but we are hoping to launch again as early as January 2018.
What have we been doing in the meantime? The short answer is: LOTS. We’ve taken our time refining different aspects of the game from component type and quality, art and design, and of course balance and gameplay.
What we’re most excited to announce though is the addition of three characters from the Sharknado™ films into the game! So without further ado… Fin Shepard, Col. Gil Shepard, and Nova Clarke!
“But where is [insert favorite character name here]?? They are clearly the most AWESOME!!”
While we’d love to include everyone’s favorite character in the game, putting the faces of real life actors in a game can be tricky—and expensive. To choose these three, we used polls from both us and SYFY that established the three characters we’re including—Fin, Gil, and Nova—as the majority fan-favorites that also fit into Sharknado™: The Board Game’s timeline. And that’s not to say that other characters couldn’t appear in a future expansion…
All three of our new Sharknado™ characters are quite awesome in-game too, as anyone who played the game recently at PAX Unplugged can attest. Speaking of which…
If We Met at PAX Unplugged, You’re Awesome
If we didn’t, come by next year! This November, we were at PAX Unplugged, a brand new 30,000-strong tabletop gaming convention in Philadelphia. We had a really great show and we met a ton of new people like you who played our games or chatted with us almost nonstop.
We want to offer a huge “THANK YOU!” to everyone who stopped for a visit, showed interest in our forthcoming games, and sat down to play. You are the reason we do these shows, and it was incredible to see so much support.
Our convention season is over for this year, but we’re planning several appearances in 2018, and we’ll announce our next one as soon as it’s scheduled.
Panda Craves Retail Shelves
About three years ago we conceived an idea for a silly little game about naive pandas eating weird stuff. It was called Panda Craves Danger, and we developed it on and off around other games when time allowed.
Hundreds of people have played PCD over the years in various forms, and it’s always been a big hit… which is why we’re extremely pleased to announce that Panda Craves Danger has been picked up by a publisher!
At the moment, we can’t share too many details (we want the publisher to be able to officially announce first), but we can say that the game is currently slated for a 2018 release.
More news on Panda will be coming, so keep your eyes on @DeviousDevices through your preferred social media provider!
Weevils Will Soon be on the March on The Game Crafter
Weevils? What’s Weevils?
If you stopped by to see us at PAX Unplugged, you probably saw the beta version of our newest game, Weevils, a cooperative gardening game for 2 to 4 players. In Weevils, you are a gardener attempting to grow five beautiful plants in time for the Summer Festival. But watch out for Weevils — they’ll eat your precious plants! Complete five plants and win, but if the deck runs out first, the game ends in defeat.
While this was just a trial run for the game, we had so much interest from players who wanted their own copy of the game then and there, that we’ve decided to publish a first edition of Weevils on The Game Crafter!
We’re working as quickly as possible to get the game uploaded and quality checked so those of you who are interested can order a copy, hopefully in time for Christmas. And because it’s a small-box game, Weevils would make the perfect stocking stuffer for the gamer in your life. Just sayin’.
Well, that’s all for now, friends. If you’d like to join the conversation about any of the news covered in this edition, leave a comment below or follow us on social media!
– Eric & Anthony
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