Hard At Work
Whew! We have been burning the midnight oil to get all the files finalized and ready for printing. We wanted to send out a post to keep everyone up to date with our progress.
Alternate Rule Set
After dozens of tests, re-tests, tweaks, adjustments and head to table pounding we have worked out all the kinks for the Panic In The O.R. rule set. This game play mode is a completely new and very fun way to play Medicine Whoops. The premise is that due to a catastrophic event at the hospital, all of the ridiculous operating room tools are in a huge mess. Doctors must prepare them for the waiting list of patients who have stacked up and are in need of treatment. The first doctor to correctly assign all of their operating room cards for the upcoming surgeries wins leaving the other doctors buried in the confusion. We are currently updating the rule book and writing/editing/proofreading the new material and will make it available for everyone to check out as soon as it is ready. We had a blast this weekend playing with this new rule set and all of our play testers loved how different it was while still holding true to the crazy, fun, "take that" spirit of the original game mode. Can't wait to share more about this!
Creative Event Cards
The final selection has been made for the creative event and we have been busy Illustrating and coloring the new artwork and adding them to the production files. Here is a preview of the new cards created completely from your input on the BGG thread.
Please keep an eye out for surveys which will be coming out soon. We will use these to gather all the necessary info we need in order to get all the goodies into your hands as soon as possible. We are still working through the survey tools and how add-ons will be addressed. We want to make sure that you have all the options you could want for project fulfillment in case you have any last minute add-ons or need to make changes as well as have access to solid customer support if there is any confusion in the process or if you are a first time backer. We fully committed to do everything we possibly can to make this a really nice experience for everyone.
Message to Chief Of Staff Pledge Levels - Most are in and have been completed though we are still waiting on a couple. Please, Please, Please get your photos and info in right away so that we can get them completed ASAP. We are working almost around the clock to get everything in place and custom illustrations are a lot of work.
Thank you again to everyone who has supported this project. It has been amazing and all of us here are inspired by your excitement and desire to play our crazy game. We will keep the creative wheels turning and keep you in the loop on more releases this year!
Matt, Trevor, IanAnalog Evolution Games
Since the dawn of the digital age people have become more and more disconnected from each other. AE Games strives to bring groups of people closer together to, laugh, enjoy stories, and match wits in a social environment. Tabletop gaming used to be a staple of home entertainment. Unfortunately this tradition of gaming has really fallen off the map with the introduction of video games in the home. But as every industry finds out eventually the content becomes over streamlined and stale. This opens the door for new ideas or re-imagining of old ones. We at AE Games feel that this trend is going to swing back the other direction and people will rediscover what is at the heart of tabletop gaming...A sense of connection, interaction, and community. Our goal is to provide fun, creative, new concepts and game mechanics to keep the genre fresh and engaging. When the trend swings back to tabletop games we want to be here to see it and help fuel the evolution
Saturday, January 24, 2015
The Medicine Whoops campaign has come to a close with a BANG! Thanks to everyone for all of your amazing support, feedback and efforts at helping us turn a dream into a smashing success of a reality! We did it together as a community and it feels Fan...Tastic! All the effort and hard work and sleepless nights waking up at a table with cards stuck to our faces have all been worth it. With Medicine Whoops we wanted to introduce ourselves and connect with an amazing community of gamers. People who believe that there should be room for small companies with crazy ideas in the marketplace. This has been absolutely a wonderful experience and we are busting at the seems to get this game out to you and hear all about your experience with it. We have a ton of fun, cool, and of course completely crazy ideas we can't wait to bring to such an awesome community. For those of you who joined us for our first project Westerly have no fear it WILL make a return! We have a couple others that we are almost ready to share with you but right now we are laser focused on getting these files out to the printer and getting them turned around ASAP. Everything is just about complete at this stage. We need to finish the new unlocked content and chief of staff art before we can release it to the printers as well as send out the link for the print and play. We will keep you in the loop and up to date with our progress so you know exactly where Medicine Whoops is every step along the way.
Sunday, January 11, 2015
The second Seek and Find event has ended and Zayne you were the first to submit the correct list. You are a seek and find beast! That being said due to a communication snafu last time around you are already receiving your additional copy of the game and so this time around for you it is just the bragging rights of being first...yet again No fear I'm sure we will throw something extra into your package for being Master of Seek and Find! Maybe we need to get you to make these rather then compete in them. So the additional copy of the game this round goes to Laurie for the second fastest correct solve of the seek and find. Almost everyone got the correct answers for this one however Laurie was very quick to respond. Congrats Laurie!