Progress and PAX Unplugged!
about 2 months ago
– Wed, Dec 04, 2019 at 01:46:50 AM
Hey Rental Rumble backers! Thought it was a good time to give y'all a little update on our progress!
The pic above is from Essen Spiel 2019—one of the world's largest tabletop game conventions in Essen Germany! I attended repping BackerKit and had the opportunity to bust out the Rental Rumble prototype and play a few rounds! It was a blast playing this overseas, and since the game mechanics are finished, it was fun to just play and nerd out with everyone.
Speaking of conventions! I'll be at PAX UNPLUGGED starting THIS Friday, December 6th in Philadelphia. And this time it's in more of an official capacity. I'll be playing the Rental Rumble prototype at the Knight Moves Indie Showcase (Sponsored by BackerKit) BOTH Friday & Saturday in whoppin' 4 hour blocks! If you're attending, come play a round and talk movies with me!
Knight Moves Indie Showcase (Sponsored by BackerKit) - Booth #3531
Friday, December 6th from 2pm - 6pm
Saturday, December 7th from 10am - 2pm
Updates on Rental Rumble:
Right now we are settling on our final visual style and overall color palette for the game. Our prototype is a wrestling match between late 70's reds and oranges VS. iconic 80s and 90s pinks and purples. While we dig the epicness of the Indiana Jones and Goonies inspired oranges and reds, we are leaning towards the more recognizable 80s/90s fun! We are going to double down on that look moving forward (sneak peak above).
We're also getting final estimates on our manufacturing costs. Rental Rumble has a lot of unique pieces, and we want to get them just right. Between the VHS box, the player pieces, the mini VHS tokens, the Late Fee Tokens, player cards, the capsule toy bubbles, and of course the board and cards, we have a lot of plates to spin. AMAZING that all this nostalgia fits inside a VHS box! Y'all are going to dig this!
We're trying to spend as much of our Kickstarter funds as possible in 2019 so we don't get double-slammed come tax season. I'll be sure to keep you all up-to-date here. Luckily, Josh works with manufacturers all day long at his day job at Super 7, so we have an advantage here :)
On our Kickstarter page we said our expected delivery window was July 2020. And while we are a ways off from that now, I'd say we are on track. The coming weeks, we will be heavily working on the art and design. I'll likely need your help voting on some of the movies we will reference on the cards.
Stay tuned, and I hope to see some of you at PAX UNPLUGGED this week! Let me know if you are going in the comments!
Rental Rumble at Essen Spiel 2019
3 months ago
– Thu, Oct 24, 2019 at 12:29:37 AM
Hey friends, Josh and I will be sharing some fun announcements in the coming weeks! But before then, I'm attending Essen Spiel 2019—one of the world's largest tabletop gaming conventions located in Essen, Germany!
I'll be hanging out at the BackerKit booth (1D129) showing off the latest prototype of the game. And I'll be playing a few rounds twice this week so be sure to stop by during one of the following time slots:
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25th from 3pm-5pm
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26th from 1pm-3pm
I hope to see some of you awesome backers this week. You can check out a prototype copy of Rental Rumble, pick up a BackerKit Passport (you could win a prize!), OR just come hang out so we can talk about the new STAR WARS trailer!
3 months ago
– Sun, Oct 13, 2019 at 10:18:16 PM
Rental Rumble from Late Fee Games is officially funded thanks to 414 backers who collectively raised $17,122 and unlocked all 3 of our stretch goals!
We're beyond excited to move forward with Rental Rumble and get it in your hands in 2020.
So what's next?
*Kickstarter will charge backers and transfer funds to us over the next few weeks.
*In the coming months we will be sending out a BackerKit survey giving you an opportunity to customize your orders and add-on extra copies and new items as they become available. This is also where you will be charged for shipping once we get those numbers. Don't worry, we will give you plenty of time and warning before we ship you your game. So don't worry if you get a change of address before then or want to buy more items.
*We will immediately begin finalizing artwork and game component designs. And thanks to the 3 stretch goals being unlocked, we are making some very cool things! This will truly be the best version we imagined!
*Keep an eye on our Kickstarter Updates (you will still be emailed when we share updates). We will be sharing our experience with you all and give you plenty of opportunities to give feedback on final designs and vote on movies we will be referencing! Lots to look forward to.
What about late comers?
If you're just finding out about Rental Rumble or want to tell a friend, fear not, we already have a Pre-Order Store set up via BackerKit!
BackerKit Pre-Order Store for Rental Rumble
Thanks again to each and every one of you that supported us during the Kickstarter campaign, and to all of you just joining us via the BackerKit pre-order store! You made this game a reality and we are forever grateful.
Jason & Josh
Stretch Goal #3 Unlocked!
3 months ago
– Sun, Oct 13, 2019 at 10:04:17 PM
Wow! With less than 30 minutes to go, you've unlocked our third stretch goal! Talk about a photo finish!
Over 410 of you pledged over $17K making Rental Rumble a reality AND unlocking 3 stretch goals. ALL upgrades unlocked by stretch goals will be given to ALL backers who pledged for at least the base game.
VHS Tokens AND Late Fee Tokens are even better!
First our VHS Tokens were upgraded from cardboard to full 3D sculpted pieces, and then the same treatment to the Late Fee Tokens. NOTE: Both of these will come in full color and will be professionally manufactured and colored.
Player Pieces Upgraded and Even Better!
Now each copy of Rental Rumble will come with custom 3D sculpted Player Pieces instead of basic meeples. NOTE: Custom sculpted, professionally manufactured and colored just like the tokens.
Thanks again to all who are backing so far! With less than 30 minutes left, we're beyond excited to hit the finish line!
Jason & Josh
FINAL 5 HOURS! Let's Reach the $17K Stretch Goal Together!
3 months ago
– Sun, Oct 13, 2019 at 05:46:48 PM
Less than 5 hours to go before Rental Rumble ends on Kickstarter! And we're soooo very close to our $17K stretch goal unlocking custom 3D sculpted player pieces replacing our basic meeples.
Ways we can reach our next stretch goal during these last 5 hours:
1.) If you know you want extra copies of things, add the following amounts to your pledge before the Kickstarter is over: Base Game ($29 per game), 1999 Expansion ($8 per expansion), Return Box ($12 per return box). When you get your BackerKit survey after the campaign, these extra funds will turn into credit! (You can wait and do this AFTER the Kickstarter campaign as well)
2.) Share our Kickstarter page with the first person that comes to mind that gives the best movie recommendations right now! Just email them or social media message them!
3.) Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and share/like our posts!
4.) Upgrade your reward tier! YOLO!
Final 5 hours, ahhhhhh!
Jason Furie & Josh Herbolsheimer