Cardboard Architects Ep. #47 Player Experience

Episode Forty – Seven

We talk about player experience and how to go about building player experience.

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Mars 4:45 The Science Module: Launch!

When a Science Module is ready for launch, this is the card that will send the module on its way. When a Mission Director completes a Science Module with this card, they will take the completed unit off the factory floor. During a round, players will need to complete 2 different science modules.

“The red of the Red Planet can now be seen with the naked eye. Time to prepare the observatory for orbital deployment.”

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We need your help! This will be our first game going to Kickstarter and we need to spread the word. We are looking at a Sept 1st to launch so over the next two months I hope you get to know the theme, art and mechanics of the game.  Please give the rules a read and watch our tutorial videos. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask. We want this game to succeed and we want you to get to know and enjoy this game as much as we do.

The art for Mars 4:45 is by Jason Washburn from Talon Strikes Studios

If you have any comments or questions, leave a comment here or email Chris at c.renshall.tgik.games@gmail.com

Board Game University #38 Matt Leacock

Joe and I are now the hosts of the Dice Tower Podcast, Board Game University. We interview designers, publisher and creators in the board game industry to talk about what they have done to get to their level of success in the board game world.

Our first episode (Episode #38 in the shows history) we interview Matt Leacock, designer of games like Forbidden Desert, Pandemnic and Pandemic: Legacy.

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If there are people in the industry you would like us to interview, please leave a comment below or contact Chris at c.renshall.tgik.games@gmail.com.

Cardboard Architects Ep. #46 A Difficult Episode

Episode Forty – Six

We talk about difficulty in games and what kind of difficult we think about when we are building our games. We also define the different kinds of difficulty we see in games.

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Mars 4:45 The Science Module: Surface Rover

Since the colonists will be so busy working in and around the rest of the colony, the Science Module has been built with a Surface Rover on board. The Surface Rover will be programmed to explore regions of interest. The colonists will use the Rover to be better informed about where to find resources, the best travel routes and perform initial scientific tests on geological points of interest. The colonists will service and maintain the rover in between exploration missions to keep the rover at peak operational efficiency.

“The rover has been recovered. Upload of new exploration route currently at 41%. Expected deployment #4 in 5 martian hours.”

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We need your help! This will be our first game going to Kickstarter and we need to spread the word. We are looking at a Sept 1st to launch so over the next two months I hope you get to know the theme, art and mechanics of the game.  Please give the rules a read and watch our tutorial videos. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask. We want this game to succeed and we want you to get to know and enjoy this game as much as we do.

The art for Mars 4:45 is by Jason Washburn from Talon Strikes Studios

If you have any comments or questions, leave a comment here or email Chris at c.renshall.tgik.games@gmail.com

 

Mars 4:45 The Science Module: Space Observatory

Just like the orbital telescopes around our home planet, your colony will take a Space Observatory as part of the Science Module. Not only will the observatory take high resolution images of the Red Planet’s surface, but the parallax increase using a telescope around mars will increase the colonists ability to accurately measure distances to far away objects. It will also act as a deep space warning system for objects that could pose a threat to Mars or Earth.

“Science Module is ready for entry, orbital observatory has been deployed within .5% of target orbital altitude, are we go/no go for entry?”

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We need your help! This will be our first game going to Kickstarter and we need to spread the word. We are looking at a Sept 1st to launch so over the next two months I hope you get to know the theme, art and mechanics of the game.  Please give the rules a read and watch our tutorial videos. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask. We want this game to succeed and we want you to get to know and enjoy this game as much as we do.

The art for Mars 4:45 is by Jason Washburn from Talon Strikes Studios

If you have any comments or questions, leave a comment here or email Chris at c.renshall.tgik.games@gmail.com

Mars 4:45 Science Module – Science Lab

The Science Module is critically important to the colony mission to Mars. (I say that like nothing else is important to the mission…..haha) The first piece of the Science Module is the Science Lab. This will house most of the experiments colonists will run while on the Red Planet. These early experiments will take the colony beyond its humble beginnings and set up the future of more Mars colonies. The early science discoveries of the colony are so important, a complete colony 2 Science Modules.

“We had our Generation 1.0 sprouts break through the soil today! Set-up for particle shield tests finished. Next phase is to hook up to the resource module & power the first micro shield tests.”

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We need your help! This will be our first game going to Kickstarter and we need to spread the word. We are looking at a Sept 1st to launch so over the next two months I hope you get to know the theme, art and mechanics of the game.  Please give the rules a read and watch our tutorial videos. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask. We want this game to succeed and we want you to get to know and enjoy this game as much as we do.

The art for Mars 4:45 is by Jason Washburn from Talon Strikes Studios

If you have any comments or questions, leave a comment here or email Chris at c.renshall.tgik.games@gmail.com