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DinoGenics board game

Post by Lordnine » Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:41 pm

DinoGenics is now live on Kickstarter!

So this is a bit of self-promotion. The board game I’ve been working on for about two years has passed through the play testing phase and now is set for a launch on Kickstarter in early June.

Now I’m a bit stuck on how to promote it! At this point I have setup a Facebook page and have also written a short game-play preview on BoardGameGeek. If anyone is so inclined I would appreciate any likes or shares you feel like making. I really hope to build a bit of a community before this goes live on KS.

Questions and feedback is of course welcome.

--edit--

Oh, I should probably tell you what the game is like!

DinoGenics is a worker placement game where three to five players compete to create the best dinosaur park. Players take turns deploying Workers to areas of the Mainland where they will collect various resources to enhance their individual parks. Dinosaurs are constructed by collecting sets of matching DNA and exchanging them for dinosaur meeples at the DinoGenics research facility. These dinosaurs must be penned and properly fed each season or you risk having them rampage and kill your visitors.

At the end of six rounds, the park with the most victory points is deemed the winner and acquires enough money and prestige to buy out his or her competitors.
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Post by hentzau » Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:45 pm

Cool! I'll be sure to check it out! Congrats, hope it goes gangbusters!
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Post by coopasonic » Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:52 pm

I read the BGG preview and it sounds interesting (which is saying something coming from me on a worker placement game). I am an ameritrash kinda guy, but I guess the theme calls to me a bit. I'm thinking I could get my son to play this with me. He plays a Jurassic World game on his tablet that has some similar elements, but includes dino fighting as well.

I'm definitely interested in learning more about it.
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Post by coopasonic » Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:53 pm

And I see Blackhawk's cousin has commented on BGG...
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Post by AWS260 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:34 pm

Congratulations and good luck! I hope you knock it out of the (Jurassic) park.

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Post by Blackhawk » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:55 pm

coopasonic wrote:And I see Blackhawk's cousin has commented on BGG...
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Post by Lordnine » Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:35 am

coopasonic wrote:I read the BGG preview and it sounds interesting (which is saying something coming from me on a worker placement game). I am an ameritrash kinda guy, but I guess the theme calls to me a bit. I'm thinking I could get my son to play this with me. He plays a Jurassic World game on his tablet that has some similar elements, but includes dino fighting as well.

I'm definitely interested in learning more about it.
Theme is something that is very important to me in games and I wanted to make sure this wasn't just another cube pusher/point salad worker placement game. Not that I have anything against those sorts of games necessarily, I actually like quite a few of them. With Dinogenics, you can play it perfectly safe, at which point is is closer to a traditional euro but the game opens up when you are willing to take a few chances.

A large thematic element (and this is done a bit tongue in cheek) is that the corporations you play as are fairly corrupt. Each dinosaur has specific requirement to keep it happy but nothing in the game requires that you actually fulfill those requirements. A good example of this is the Pterodactyl. This is one of the most valuable dinosaurs in the game but it requires meat (a secondary resource) and can fly so it requires a special facility to house. If you choose to ignore those requirements the result is that it will fly around each turn, possibly eating people or wrecking other buildings. But there are facilities you can purchase that mitigates these dangers. If your visitors do get eaten you end up with Scandal Tokens, but again there are ways to make these go away if you are willing to spend the resources. In this way, it's a bit risk/reward. Safe parks are reliable, dangerous parks are exciting. :D

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Post by Lordnine » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:43 pm

I've posted a second game-play preview if anyone is interested!

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Post by Blackhawk » Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:16 pm

Go get yourself some DinoGenics!
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Pledged!

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Post by coopasonic » Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:43 pm

Already backed. I let someone else have my Park Founder slot this time, but they are all taken so no difference to Lordnine.
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Post by Lordnine » Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:38 pm

You guys are awesome! Things are going great right now. I think the relaunch was a really good decisions. We were 1/3 funded after about 3 hours.

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Post by Ralph-Wiggum » Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:45 pm

Awesome!

Any way to see what the stretch goals are past $36.5K? I see a $42K faintly listed as a stretch goal but can't see any details under that number.

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Post by hentzau » Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:39 pm

Backed! Good luck!
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Post by Blackhawk » Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:48 pm

Hey, you surpassed your original number of backers. Congrats!
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Post by MonkeyFinger » Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:49 pm

Backed! 8-)
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Post by Archinerd » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:22 pm

Honestly, it's not my type of game but I can give you a couple bucks anyway. Good luck!

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Post by Chrisoc13 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:19 pm

Backed again. Looks like it's going well. Looks interesting.

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Post by Lordnine » Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:36 pm

Ralph-Wiggum wrote:Awesome!

Any way to see what the stretch goals are past $36.5K? I see a $42K faintly listed as a stretch goal but can't see any details under that number.
A lot of the early items are quality of life improvements. Double layered player boards (think Scythe) is the current goal you can’t see fully. After that we have language translations then a bunch of item upgrades, better cardstock, upgrade cardboard to wood tokens, that sort of thing. All of those are completely planned out with the manufacturer so I know exactly what they cost to produce.

After that, we hit life changing money and I have a second list of goals that I've run past the manufacturer but are big enough that I will need some more time to plan. :D

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Post by Zaxxon » Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:41 pm

Good luck!

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Post by LordMortis » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:13 am

Woke up this morning and it looks like I owe you $49 plus shipping.

Congrats! May you have the best of endeavor to make this quality and profitable! (And may the game be fun for me...)

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Post by Punisher » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:45 am

backed!
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Post by Zaxxon » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:51 am

And it's funded! Congrats on achieving what must have been a long-time life goal!

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Post by Blackhawk » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:17 am

Looks like someone's making a board game. Congratulations!
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Post by coopasonic » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:23 am

Crap now it will actually cost me money... I mean congrats!
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Post by Isgrimnur » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:26 am

I look forward to seeing coop play it without me on the rare occasions that I see him at DGM.
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Post by LordMortis » Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:06 pm

coopasonic wrote:Crap now it will actually cost me money... I mean congrats!
I had the same thought

Achievement Unlocked, engraved dice. Which is good. I'm not a fan of decalled dice. Very close to Double layered Visitor Track, which sounds like a quality upgrade.

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Post by Archinerd » Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:58 pm

Wow, congrats! That's actually really exciting AND you still have 28 days to go.

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Post by Bad Demographic » Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:14 pm

Backed!

I'm all excited.
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Post by coopasonic » Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:04 pm

Lordnine, GT is offering coverage if you haven't seen the thread:
http://gamingtrend.com/forum/discussion ... ame#latest
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coopasonic wrote:Just an FYI, this relaunched on Kickstarter yesterday:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/15 ... management

There is an early bird price ($49 + shipping) available for another 24 hours and it has already met the funding goal so it's going to happen!
@Lordnine send some info about it to news @ gamingtrend.com and we'll post some news on the front page for ya!
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Post by Lordnine » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:27 pm

Thanks!

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Post by LordMortis » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:22 am

50k and counting! I feel good on your behalf.

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Holy cow! Go go go!

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Post by Zaxxon » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:51 am

LordMortis wrote:50k and counting! I feel good on your behalf.
Concur. I'm not even backing it (sorry! Not that I don't want it; just that my realistic board gaming time is low and my backlog is high!), and I'm still glued to the KS to see how far it goes.

Again, best of luck.

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Post by Archinerd » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:53 am

Lordnine, if you get a chance at some point I'm curious how you went about promoting it this time. What worked, what didn't.

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Archinerd wrote:Lordnine, if you get a chance at some point I'm curious how you went about promoting it this time. What worked, what didn't.
Honestly, very little promotion. The big differences were a better box image and lower prices. The rest seemed to happen on its own.

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Post by gbasden » Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:14 am

Backed! This looks great!

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Post by The Meal » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:11 am

Image

That right-most image is not what you're showing on your box! :lol:
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The Meal wrote:Image

That right-most image is not what you're showing on your box! :lol:
Clever...
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Post by Lordnine » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:05 pm

hentzau wrote:
The Meal wrote:Image

That right-most image is not what you're showing on your box! :lol:
Clever...
Shhhh, most people haven't even noticed. :D

Also, 200% funded today!

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