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
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.