A little update on some of the less well-known things we’re working on.
Over the last couple of months I’ve become an enthusiastic convert to my local Parkrun. For those you don’t know, it’s a 5k running race around your local park. Joining is absurdly simple; you register online, download and print out a barcode with your name on it, and turn up. The first time I did, I was looking for someone to register with. There’s no-one.
We’re delighted to announce that Tiny Games is, as the time of writing, sitting at around £28.5k funding on Kickstarter with about 22 hours to go. So, barring some kind of concerted campaign to remove hundreds of pledges before time, it looks like we made it!
If you’ve been following our Kickstarter you may have read the bit where we mention celebrity game designers. You probably read it fast, though, because there was so much else to look at. You definitely didn’t stop and think hard about it, because if you did, your brain would have exploded a bit, which we know to be a fact because we just tried it and zpppftllmb.
Here’s why. Literally in no particular order, these are the people contributing new, unique, unpredictable, wonderful games that YOU will get to play if you back the project at any tier.
A complete run-down of all the awesome stuff you get if you back the game at the ‘All The Tiny Games Deluxe’ tier. Yours for a bargainous £12!
So, we’re halfway through our Kickstarter campaign – and we’ve raised about half the amount we need to make Tiny Games happen. We’re excited, and nervous, and excited, and did we mention nervous and excited?
We have no grand trick to play on you this April morning. We could have unveiled Tiny Games For Dentists (bonus points if your patient’s still conscious!) or announced Hide&Seek’s acquisition as a new division of Blackwater, but we’ve dedicated our energies instead to coming up with a couple of games you can play today, [...]
So, today is International Tabletop Day a day when we’re all encouraged to head out into public and play a tabletop game. Obviously this is something very close to our hearts, but we wanted to give a it a little dash of Tiny Games flavour. We could make Tiny Games to be played on tabletops, [...]
Picture by Quichot Easter egg hunts are amazing – but they do tend to be pretty consistent from year-to-year. Someone gets some eggs; they hide them around the place; someone else hunts. In the classic version, you get to keep the eggs you find, but in the “fair” version (that is, the “pandering to incompetent [...]
We’re in the middle of a Kickstarter for our Tiny Games App (BACK US, IT WILL BE AMAZING), and it’s Easter weekend, so we were going to design some Tiny Games for Easter – but when we began coming up with ideas, we kept getting distracted by all the quick, fun, silly, gorgeous Easter games that already exist. So instead, here’s some Easter games in the spirit of the Tiny Games project, but with a lineage that’s sometimes hundreds of years old – and a lot more eggs.
Picture by sk8geek
Even as far afield as San Francisco, Flapjack-gate has made waves. The harrowing tale of the child injured by a triangular flapjack has tugged at the heartstrings of citizens across the globe. It’s with relief we see that the school in question has banned triangular – which is to say dangerous – flapjacks in favour of square – which is to say safe – baked goods. We offer this Tiny Game in response.
We watch television because it’s there. We come home and it’s late and we’re tired and making decisions is bad and so we switch on the television and then lie motionless in front of it, practicing for all that ‘being dead’ we eventually have to get round to.
Announcing two new rewards for the Tiny Games Kickstarter, one for non-iOS owning backers and a bundle of all the physical stuff.
We’ve been at mega-conference PAX East this weekend with a bunch of dedicated Tiny Games: here’s one of them for your Sunday.
Mark Heggen introduces Backspaces, a new platform for Tiny Games that we’ll be using throughout our Kickstarter campaign.