What a Good Day

This entry was posted on Mar 02 2014

Today I went to Hobbytown in Kennesaw, GA to ask people to try out my game.

First off, a big thanks goes out to Hobbytown for letting me demo Unbound: Endless War there. I truly appreciate it.

Secondly, as much as I like our game (big surprise), I was taken aback by how much people enjoyed it. It was a lot of fun and the people who played really got into it. It felt good and it gave me the feeling that not only is this a good game and has a good chance of becoming something larger, but also that this is something that people want.

When we first started putting this game together there were a few things we wanted out of it as a product. We wanted to make a game that didn’t require people to spend money collecting something in order to enhance their game. We wanted it to be something that was accessible to people that couldn’t necessarily risk $40 on something they may not enjoy (God knows I have been there far too often in life). We also wanted something that didn’t require a lot of setup and could be easily carried. From seeing people’s reaction to it today, it lets me know that this is something other people want as well.

Don’t get me wrong, I am impressed by things like Warhammer 40K. I was watching a number of really cool cards games being played and I loved the intricacies of all of the abilities and variety. However, seeing the way other people reacted to our game let me know that there is space for us as well, and that felt great.

Even if this thing doesn’t get farther than we are now, I am really proud of this game and I hope anyone else who wants to make their own games can take some inspiration from our work.

A special thanks goes out to Orlando, Anthony and Manuel for letting us take some video.




Thanks again to everyone who has tried our game. I am still working on catching up on the thank you notes.

About jkempf

James Kempf, CEO of Cliché Studio, has made two games for Mercury Retrograde Press, learned from managing the comics at Criminal Records that John Stewart is the best Green Lantern, and once happily played a 12 ft. dwarf in Rifts.