Machine of Death: The Game of Creative Assassination

A project in Venice, CA by David Malki !

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A party game in which it is TOTALLY POSSIBLE to drop a boxcar full of rabid piranhas onto the King of France. LIKELY, even
Backers: 10665
Average Pledge Per Backer: $52

Funded: $556,571 of $23,000
Dates: Feb 14th -> Mar 19th (34 days)
Project By: David Malki !
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Latest News

Mega news time!!

April 1st - via:
Oh man, there's such excitement here at MOD headquarters today! Today's update is a DOOZY. So much to report. So little time. But as we take this crazy idea in our brain and turn it into a physical object, we just couldn't keep under our hats some... (Read More)

Updated link!

March 28th - via:
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FUN-TIME KIT: Digital Reward #1

March 26th - via:
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EARLY BIRD books: SENT! Mystery goals: REVEALED!

March 25th - via:
Today's video is offsite! CLICK THIS LINK TO SEE A VIDEO OF ME SHOWING SELECTED BOOKS TO A YOUTUBE VIDEO OF A GOAT. Three of our five GOAT STARE backers, to whose pledges I executively added advance copies of THIS IS HOW YOU DIE, have requested their... (Read More)

Moving into our NEXT PHASE.

March 20th - via:
WE DID IT! I'm so grateful and excited to see this project do so well and move into our NEXT PHASE: finishing the actual game. Here is a video, I hope you watch it. It has a lot of good words in it, as well as...A SHOCKING REVEAL :O HARD INFO: Timer... (Read More)

LAST DAY. Music opportunity + Kickstarter Pals!

March 18th - via:
This is it, friends. The home stretch. The last day. This has been so far beyond phenomenal that I can't even adequately express it. Thank you. TIMER MUSIC ALBUMMany of you have sent me messages asking if you can participate in the timer music... (Read More)

TIHYD Preview Story #8! And: PLANNING VIDEO

March 14th - via:
Today's video is a little BEHIND THE SCENES PEEK at some of the planning that went into this Kickstarter campaign! • We've unlocked THIS IS HOW YOU DIE Preview Story #8! Wowsers! This one is called "SCREAMING, CRYING, ALONE, AND AFRAID", by Daliso... (Read More)


March 12th - via:
We've now unlocked ALL THE WEBCOMICS PALS. This means that every pledger will receive, in addition to the cards packaged in the base game, TWENTY-TWO MORE mini-sets of bonus cards by our webcomics guest artists! Here are some examples of Wondermark... (Read More)

New backer goals, TIHYD Preview #7, + KITTEN UPDATE!

March 10th - via:
Since we passed $325K (a ludicrous number), we've unlocked a seventh preview story from our upcoming Machine of Death book, THIS IS HOW YOU DIE! (I show off the book proof in today's video – it's getting closer and closer to release!!) This story... (Read More)

March 8 UPDATE from Dave & Kris!

March 8th - via:
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Machine of Death: the game -- blazing Kickstarter success looking working toward awesome stretch goals

March 6th - via:
David Wondermark" Malki ! sez, "We've taken the Machine of Death concept [ed: a wildly successful independent anthology of stories about a world where a machine can accurately forecast your date of death] and adapted it into a pretty wacky party game. You play assassins who know their target's death prediction in advance, and have to come up with creative ways of making it come true. (Read More)

'Machine Of Death' Returns In A Kickstarter-Funded Game Of Creative Assassination

February 27th - via:
We've talked about Machine of Death before here at ComicsAlliance, covering the short fiction collection featuring some of our favorite webcomics creators, built around the premise of a machine that predict how you're going to die with 100% accuracy -- and a dark sense of humor. (Read More)

Episode 53 – Storytime with James, Colby and David!

February 20th - via:
You’ll be aware of the work of James Wallis, ‘the godfather of indie RPGs’ – with games like Baron Munchausen and Once Upon A Time under his belt, he’s built quite the reputation in the gaming industry. Now he’s back with a blast RPG called Alas Vegas; a tale of amnesia, violence and life in the desert. We talk about the game, his experience with Kickstarter and much more. There’ll also be a few lies in there, but it’s up to you to work out precisely what is true… (Read More)

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