3D Mini’s Update

Good progress is being made on the mini’s  -and here are the full renders for the three that have been completed so far. Only three to go, so watch this space.

 

The Viking…Front Viking_Back Viking_Left Viking_TopThe Knight

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The Good Mage…

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Of course once all the renders are complete, the next step is the fun of sourcing the best printer for our needs – I for one am looking forward to that!

 

Chris

 

MazeMaster Is Born

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Some of you may have read a similar post on the Kickstarter Page, but for those who haven’t – read away!

Well, it’s been a rollarcoaster of a six week campaign, and what a feeling it is to know that our game MazeMaster is to enter this world. But, not only will it just exist, but it will exist with vigor and make its mark on the gaming world. So, we’re going to get to work on the final logistics – turning those manufacturing quotes into orders, adding the stretch goals, getting those 3D renders done. Its’s going to be a busy time, and we’ll keep you updated of course – but any backer that wants a progress update, please do message us as well!.

Some backers have really got behind us – whether it be reviewing the game, making many useful comments, or throwing in their critique about the game – all of you have helped in making this campaign successful – you know who you are :-)

Some of you asked if you can get the add on’s later on as you couldn’t pledge for them at this time. Well, we intend to add a facility to add to your pledges on our website, and in due course once Mazemaster is out to the world, and we are looking to the next games, some add on’s will be available on our e-commerce facility. Of course, certain Kickstarter add ons will not be available in the future. The Metal promo’s will not be available again, and nor will the Firewalker Action Card – those are just for you guys.

Of course, along the way we have learnt lessons on what to do better next time, and have made many good contacts and like minded people in the last six weeks to ensure that Weaver Entertainment grows strong from hereonend, and we hope that backers will follow us as we grow, and be a part of that growth.

Over the next couple of days we shall be preparing the Backer surveys. Don’t forget these will ask a few questions, such as

  • Show us how you shared our campaign (for the Firewalker Card).
  • If you ordered less than the whole set of mini’s – what ones do you desire.
  • If you ordered a grip mat or mini mat, which design do you want.
  • Are there any additional ‘ad ons’ that you will require in the future (helps us with working out timings and ordering any extra stock we may initially need.

Once again, my thanks to all of you, and we can’t wait to hear from you with your comments on MazeMaster once you have played.

Chris Roberts and Trev Francis

The Weaver Team

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Final 24 Hours

With less than 24 hours to go, we’re pushing ahead with renewed momentum. with the introduction of 3D mini’s we have smashed through £11,000 and are set to reach even higher.

final_Banner1 300X250 mazemasterThis is your last chance to help us make Mazemaster as big as it can be. Earn that Firewalker Card and share about us, and lets see if we can get another item into the box before this day is through.

 

Anyone For 3D Champions

This is the simplest of polls for Kickstarter Backers. Those who desire to see a 3D Printed Champion in each copy of Mazemaster and would be happy to increase their pledge by £5 to receive said Champion should click yes. If we receive 100 yes’ votes then this will be added to the campaign as an add on.

The More champions you order, the more we can make of course:-

£5.00 for one Champion

£9.00 for two Champions

£12 for four champions

£15.00 for five champions

 

 

And here are three of the champion Concepts. No we haven’t put a good guy in yet, because that’s a surprise.

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Weaver Entertainment In The Press

Weaver Entertainment, and our endeavors with Maze Master have been the subject of Local Press coverage. The full article of the text can be found below, and on the Sevenoaks Chronicle website.

 

But before you read on, remember the competition to win a gripmat to go with your copy of Mazemaster. Full details can be found here. Good Luck

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On to the Article

 

A PAIR of Sevenoaks entrepreneurs are hoping to roll the dice and conquer the board games market.

Avid gamers Trevor Francis, 25, from Riverhead, and 26-year-old Chris Roberts, from Dunton Green, run a games development company and are set to release their first creation onto the market.

Weaver Entertainment, which was set up by the duo in 2011, currently has nine games at various stage of development, including one which is set to be released in June or early July.

Maze Master is a tactical card game in which players surpass obstacles such as stone, zombies and even physics as they attempt to find their way to the relic in the centre of the maze and return with it.

Chris, who lives on London Road, said: “Although Maze Master has been a trial to get off the ground we have enjoyed the process and are excited by the incredible response from the public so far.

“We have known from the beginning that our games are enjoyable, and feedback for them all has been very positive.

“However, it’s one thing having fun prototypes made of laminated paper and pieces made from whatever we could find and quite another making hundred of copies and distributing them across the country or even the globe.

“We believe fans will enjoy playing it as much as we have had designing it.”

The pair launched a campaign on fundraising website Kickstarter on January 31 with an aim to get the £6000 to begin manufacturing, but that target was broken in less than four days.

They are now hoping to exceed the current total of £9,000 by March 7 to add all the extra parts they wanted to add into the game but couldn’t due to the costs involved.

“It’s a very exciting time for us,” said Trevor, “and we’re really looking forward to seeing it on the market and in shops.

“We used Kickstarter to raise the money to get it off the ground and the response has been fantastic. We’ve had interest from all over England, Australia and America.

“There’s no limit to where we can bring Weaver Entertainment and we have a couple of games in development that we really believe in.”

“We are the first project from Sevenoaks to be successful on Kickstarter and nothing would make me happier than being able to raise the profile of Sevenoaks worldwide.”

For more information, or to pledge your support, search for Maze Master at http://www.kickstarter.com.

 

9 Reasons Board Gaming is the Best Hobby Ever

With our Kickstarter campaign going well, we decided to have a little rummage at why board gaming is an awesome hobby. Some of you may be familiar with the argument ’9 Reasons that board gaming is the worst hobby ever’. Well we have found the counter argument here!

9 Reasons Board Gaming is the Best Hobby Ever.

 

We can’t deny the logic – and are naturally drawn to reason number 9!

Mention for: Battle Royale / Hunger Games concept

Off topic from our usual talk on Mazemaster, we have stumbled accross a blog discussing a Battle Royale (as reinvented by the Hunger Games to a degree) board game.

Battle Royale / Hunger Games.

Some interesting ideas for the game at this early planning stage – I for one would be interested to see how the NPC’s work.

 

 

MazeMaster is now Funded – Onwards to the Stretch Goals

What a rollercoaster it has been getting this far – so much effort in creating Mazemaster is now bearing fruit with the overwhelming support shown by the Backers of the project. We are now coming to the close of our fifth day and have surpassed our initial target by 10% so far. 

We are now making headway into our first stretch goal which, though it is fully unlocks at £15,000.00, is actually a series of mini stretches leading up to it. The first one is unlocked at £8,000.00, so we are already a fair way along towards it.  With it’s unlock comes a new layer of tactics with which to play Mazemaster, the first step to making this game truley epic

Kickstarter Update

So, we are mid way through the second day, and have been overwhelmed with the support shown for Mazemaster – we cannot wait to get it into production and into your hands.

An update has today gone onto the Kickstarter page http://kck.st/1ee7EQF so I won’t repeat myself here. I would just remind you all, if you know of another project that you like the look of and needs support, let us know and if we like it, we’ll give it a shout out!

Have a great day guys, i’m certainly looking forward to giving you more news.

 

Chris

Two Days and Counting

So….here it is, the 3, 2 ,1 to Kickstarter. Here we start at three….though it will read as two in the picture, as the three is more for the american fans, being 6-8 hours behind depending on geographic. Modern business is complicated having to take into account timezones – I mean, seeing as Kickstarter has launched in Australia now, we’re actually behind, so they are on two already. Confusing huh?

2So, we are almost there. Very excited, a little on edge and full of caffine as we prepare the the comments – and with the relationships we’ve built over time, it’s going to be big.

 

But, in case some of you are wondering what else we have in store, allow me to remind you that we are still working on, behind the scenes:

Penny Pounce

House Rules

Loyalty

Harbinger

Empires Collide

Rush

Going Viral.

So many games will be brought to you by Weaver Entertainment that boredom will become a thing known only to those un-enlightened. So watch out, there will be much more on these games over the coming months. Mazemaster and all its expansions is just the first step.