But! Remember that boardgame I was making as promotional material for the animation? Yeah, yeah I really like making boardgames. And possibly flash games. So I am just going to do that. I don't really know where it's going, or how I can monetize off it, but for now, I'm using the characters to make a series of board and card games. I just really like making boardgames man!
And it's not to say that I won't use Rickety and his friends for other things. I may just use clips from the movie and make little animations from the parts I really like, or make new shorter animations because I really like the characters. But for now, I'm using them for boardgames. I haven't really seen that before, a collection of boardgames telling a story about a group of characters, so maybe I'll do something with that.
So far, I'm working on two that I really like. The original one, A Rickety Road to the Top, is still being worked on, but it's a game I never feel like playing, which is never a good sign. I might drop it or redo it again.
Right now I'm working on a simple card game about the love of consumerism! The main focus is buying more things makes you happy, and the person who is the first to reach consumerist bliss is the winner!
I play-tested it with my friends, and we mostly agreed it was hard keeping track of your money and happiness. It's just math guys! But playing through, there are any number of things that could make your happiness level fluctuate, so having a visual representation of how much happiness and money you have at any given time is useful instead of just keeping a number in your head.
|On the left is my original character card, in which people are expected to keep track of their money and happiness. Needless to say pen and paper needed to be involved. On the right, I added sliders! Aren't they cute?!|
|Super-sized playing card!|
|Circiles! I need those metal doodads you put through paper sometimes. I always have to buy 100 of them but they're somehow never around when I need them!|
UPDATE: I had them both printed, and not just one of each, I did a full-line of each just too see how annoying it would get after 6-8 times. Also, it's good incase I mess up! Also also, I went out and bought fasteners. They were not as easy to find as I'd thought they'd be.
|Went out and bought fasteners! Now I have plenty ahahaha!|
|This is what the cards look like beforehand. Notice much more complicated the one on the left is!|
Welp this weekend I plan on play-testing them, so I'll see how everything works out!