• dogsbondgame

Hello, thank you, welcome, and wow!

Can I just say ‘thank you’ one more time to everyone who supported us across the past 3 years to bring Dogs BOND to life? Thank you to each and every one of you! It's been an amazing journey thus far and there's still a lot to do!


Now that Dogs BOND has been 'adopted' by our backers, we're off to the races to get printing and fulfillment underway. I'm making a few adjustments to our program to make sure we can keep everyone updated without overwhelming anyone - ourselves included!


PURPOSEFUL COMMUNICATION:

We did a lot in the past few months trying to be everywhere and communicate in every possible fashion to get funded. Now that the team is more focused on printing and fulfillment of the game, we're going to be more selective with how much we ping you and through what channel.


Website Blog

This is where I'll put the long-form detailed version of everything. We will continue our commitment of being transparent in what we're doing for you - so you'll have the most comprehensive series of updates on the website. Things like events, production updates, fulfillment updates, FAQ, will all be posted here.

Emails Maybe Once or Twice a Month

Our emails are going to be shorter and link to our full-length content. Some might think of this as a newsletter, but our intent is to keep messaging to crisp messaging. That way you can click on what's interesting to you!


Kickstarter Updates (which are also emails, sorry) for Major Production Milestones

One commitment we have for project transparency is to keep Kickstarter Updates flowing with information about the printing and fulfillment. We will include only information about the printing and fulfillment delivery via Kickstarter Updates. Things like, when we start printing, shipping, and of course delivery!


Social Media (Facebook / IG / Twitter)

We want to engage with you often on these platforms, but we're going to be focused on producing great quality copies of the game. So you'll see a lot of concepts and other neat ideas, as well as relevant updates here that we'd love for you to share with friends! We also welcome your thumbs!



  • dogsbondgame

Back in 2014, I was at Comic Con and I got a chance to meet George Shaw - a composer who was working on some really cool projects. He had already completed his own Kickstarter, and that year I was attending as a professional as well.


We connected on several levels because he was funding a project too. What amazed me was that he was working on his passion projects, had time to listen about mine, while also doing the music for TableTop with Wil Wheaton. I thought to myself - doesn't that mean you already made it? But in reality, George's enthusiasm and passion for his work propelled him to further success where he got to work on Ode to Geeks with Stan Lee!



Ode to Geeks

Suffice to say, I've been a fan and followed George's work since our first, and only encounter, at Comic Con in 2014. I've got him on Instagram, Facebook fanpage, and Twitter. He also has a chihuahua named Korra - I learned more about her from George's Instagram.


When I launched Dogs BOND, I was really nervous about contacting George again. So nervous that I actually waited until about last week. Being new to the creative field, I was concerned that Dogs BOND wasn't maybe up to par with the big studio stuff he'd seen. Also, I had actually saved an old email address of his so I had to email him kind of out of the blue. You know what response I got back?


"Wow, that was 6 years ago! Amazing to see you've made a game, it's super cute! I'm proud of you for sticking with it!" ~ George


And then, when BuzzFeed got a hold of our video, George even retweeted it! The journey where Dogs BOND has taken me, and will hopefully continue to take me, has opened me up to so many exciting possibilities that I just don't get to experience otherwise.


The opportunity to make a re-connection with someone as accomplished as George is definitely one of the highlights of this project. And I think that if anyone is thinking that they are too small in the creative world - reach out. It's great people that make the world go round.



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It's really funny where inspiration comes from when you're developing a game in your spare time. Especially when it's a passion project and on that low simmer.


It was summer of 2017, Fresh off the Boat was really big on TV. Being a real shining beacon of the Asian American experience on television, it was something that I wanted to support and watched on live TV. With commercials and everything!


The season 3 finale was titled This Isn't Us, and it spoke to me about the feelings you have moving from one place to another that just isn't right - and then moving back. The episode aired and I think I was standing over some mocked up cards and thought, how can I make a card that affects all the player strategies potentially equal?


Adopters moving away definitely made it seemingly equal, since the entire board state changes. Maybe everyone is affected or maybe nobody is affected - but in the game I thought - what if they might have a chance to move back?! So I took the inspiration from the show, and actually made it into two cards that do similar things but are just different enough.




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