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Sword 'N' Board - Your adventure, is his imagination!

A project in Renton, WA by Robert Busey

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In Sword 'N' Board you will battle your way through imaginary enemies, cardboard forests, dark pillow fort dungeons!
Backers: 188
Average Pledge Per Backer: $46

Funded: $8,585 of $7,500
Dates: Jul 29th -> Sep 6th (39 days)
Project By: Robert Busey
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Latest News

Crowdfund Bookie, September 1 - 7: Edo Superstar, Ghost Song

September 9th - via:
This week in crowdfunding, the Kickstarter campaigns for Edo Superstar, Ghost Song, Divergence: Online, World War 2: TCG, Paranautical Activity, Steel & Steam: Episode 1, Sword N' Board, Proton Pulse Shift and Barter Empire came to a close. (Read More)

So... about that first stretch goal...

September 6th - via:
As of right now, we're still an hour away from the end of this campaign, to say it's been absolutely insane is an understatement. It started out rough, and started out slow and ended up almost 1k over our goal, which is absolutely amazing!I really... (Read More)

We are now officially funded!

September 2nd - via:
As you can see, we're funded now! I've gone ahead and added a little shout out to everyone, on the front page, especially those that really did everything they could to help spread the word about the project as well!I also added a couple pretty... (Read More)

Home stretch!

September 1st - via:
We're getting close guys! We're going to get this thing done i think! I'm working on a small stretch goal around the 8500 range, something that we may be able to hit in the time left. It involves a secondary inventory and being able to craft and... (Read More)

Kickstarter Picks: Octopus City Blues, Death Road to Canada, and more!

August 30th - via:
This week’s Kickstarter quintet gets two tentacles up for quirkiness.  We’ve become enamored with an octopus city simulator; a zombie survival game with an abundance of “cool it” dialogue choices; and a crime-solving, fedora-wearing feline.  To round things out, our final two games exist entirely in the imagination, but on completely different ends of the horror-to-cute spectrum. (Read More)

Sword 'N' Board is coming to Wii U!

August 29th - via:
So, after a few weeks of going through things, getting access to a Wii U Dev kit, and Scirra the creator of the Engine that Sword 'N' Board is built in announcing a Wii U exporter I decided to contact Dan Adelman at Nintendo at the urging of Antonio... (Read More)

Kickin’ it with Robert Busey – Sword ‘N’ Board

August 27th - via:
This week we kick things off with Sword ‘N’ Board by Robert Busey, a promising game that needs your support! (Read More)

8 Directional Movement, New Collision, and a few new items!

August 25th - via:
I thought I would give you a more in depth update since we're getting down to the wire here! What this update covers: 8 Directional Movement Attacking with the Mouse or Keyboard New Collision Bubble Shield Shooting bombs Axe Shield  (Read More)

We're over half way there!'

August 23rd - via:
Alright guys, we're getting close to the end and we're more than half way there! Just keep spreading the word about the project to everyone you know and we can totally pull this off! Thank you everyone for your continued support you have no idea how... (Read More)

Sword 'N' Board has a new Kickstarter video!

August 22nd - via:
Thanks to Clifton, of the game Clobbr, which you can find here: Kickstarter has a brand new fancy video, that's really well put together and features a lot more Gameplay! I hope everyone likes... (Read More)

INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Robert Busey (Sword ‘N’ Board Kickstarter Campaign)

Sword ‘N’ Board is a puzzle orientated adventure currently being created by indie game developer Robert Busey, formerly of Big Fish Games and Hashbang Games. Robert hopes to raise $7,500 via Kickstarter to fund the game by the 6th September 2012. In Sword ‘N’ Board you play as Sidd, a kid with an active imagination who must battle his way through imaginary enemies, cardboard forests and dark pillow fort dungeons, solving challenging puzzles in order to find the pieces of his lost video game console! (Read More)

The Sword 'N' Board Steam Greenlight page is now up!

August 21st - via:
So, with the help of HouseOGames, I finally cracked and put up a Steam Greenlight page for Sword 'N' Board! You can find it by going here: Sword 'N' Board - Steam GreenlightSo, if you have a moment and you have a steam account, please go ahead and... (Read More)

Sword 'N' Board on Rock Paper Shotgun!

August 19th - via:
So the clouds must have parted, and with that someone created a miracle, because I woke up this morning only to find a small write up on Rock, Paper, Shotgun! You can check it out... (Read More)

Pillow Fort For The Day: Sword ‘N’ Board

August 19th - via:
Sword ‘N’ Board looks like it could be a rather lovely thing. It’s a Zelda-like RPG adventure, but set in the imagination of a child. Pretend enemies, dungeons built out of pillows and blankets, and cardboard forests. All inspired by a tough childhood rendered safer through imaginary worlds. There’s a demo, and of course a Kickstarter. (Read More)

Interview with Robert Busey – Creator of Sword ‘N’ Board

August 18th - via:
Robert Busey has graciously agreed to virtually sit down with us to answer a few questions about him and his action-adventure game currently being funded on Kickstarter. In case you are unaware of him or his project, Robert is working on bringing to life a dream project and it still needs help. (Read More)

A video walkthrough, with me!

August 15th - via:
So I thought I might sit down and play the game and walk everyone through my thought process when I was first putting the game together, and what changes will come in the future. I also show you one of the two secret areas that are in the demo!  (Read More)

Video Update from EagleEyeGaming!

August 15th - via:
So Sword 'N' Board got an awesome video run through done by EagleEyeGaming! There are still 2 secret areas to find in the demo, so if you want to take the time to find those, those are still in the game! Also, since it seems to be a pretty big thing... (Read More)

Small video update!

August 14th - via:
So apparently Kickstarter doesn't want me to upload videos here currently and since my Internet is down at the moment it leaves me with little options so I uploaded a new video to Facebook! If you want to see the video of a new item, you can check it... (Read More)

Art of Sword 'N' Board PDF!

August 11th - via:
It was recommended to me the other day, and also quite frankly brought to my attention that aside from the comic, I didn't have an art book for any of the tiers! Well, that was stupid! Obviously since there are backers within the current price point,... (Read More)

Sword N Board Brings Childhood RPG Adventures To Life On Kickstarter

August 11th - via:
Sometimes it's hard properly describing a game in the headline based on its actual qualities and mechanics, and Sword 'N' Board is one of those games. Robert Busey, the game's creator, has been working the PR trails and rustling up some interest in the game, which hearkens back to a time when games were purely about fun and about kids having fun playing games. (Read More)

Linux builds are here!

August 9th - via:
Since I know some of you that use Linux would also like to play the game, I've gone ahead and uploaded them here:Linux32andLinux64 Happy Gaming!  (Read More)

Tiers have been adjusted!

August 9th - via:
I made a slight adjustment to the tiers and brought them down a bit. I originally had them up a bit higher in case there was people that actually wanted to go that high, but given the relatively small amount the Kickstarter is for, and the urging of... (Read More)

Adventure Game Sword ‘N’ Board coming to Linux, Mac, PC, and Android

August 8th - via:
There are always new and interesting games hitting the crowdfunding scene. Sword ‘N’ Board from Something Wicked Art comes with not only an interesting and visually impressive world to explore. But its developed with real-life experience from Big Fish Games. We have always wondered what would happen if one of those developers got loose and went out on their own. (Read More)

Just a small art update!

August 6th - via:
Now that I'm back in Seattle and doing press stuff for the Kickstarter, I thought I would take some time out to share a quick little beginning to finish video of one of the more complicated assets in Sword 'N' Board. This one inspired by a old... (Read More)

Robert Busey and Sword N Board Crowdfunding on Kickstarter

August 6th - via:
Hoping to raise over $7,500 within the next 3o days on Kickstarter, 'Sword N Board' is a video game from Robert Busey. (Read More)

Currently Kickstarting: Sword ‘N’ Board

August 6th - via:
Do you remember the days when you’d hear the line “It’s dangerous to go alone! Take this”? While there have been a couple action-adventure games covered in a “Currently Kickstarting” article, none have captured the charm of the early days of the likes of the original Legend of Zelda games. Sword ‘N’ Board looks to be one more game that will tickle your nostalgic bone. (Read More)

Sword 'N' Board Demo is here!

August 4th - via:
I'm currently uploading the Windows demo, and will hopefully upload the Mac version once I'm able to test it properly.  About the Demo: 1.) Some things are going to be reworked very soon. Sidd's attack animations are going to be redone so they're... (Read More)

How art works in Sword 'N' Board!

August 3rd - via:
I thought people might like to see exactly what goes through the process of putting an asset together and getting it into the game! So I walk you through the steps I go through to get an asset arted up, and then how the asset is used in the game for... (Read More)

It's now official!

August 3rd - via:
The new shirt tier is now live! Now, any tier about 200 dollars will get a SNB shirt along with it! Not only that, since the 500 dollar tier was originally the only tier with a shirt, I've added a hat and Coffee mug to that tier as well, since I know... (Read More)

New shirt tier changes!

August 2nd - via:
This will be the last update today, I promise guys! Given that a lot of the rewards are mostly digital and some are even finished already I was really thinking about the tier change I just made. So, I will be changing the 500 dollar tier to include... (Read More)

Autodesk Gallery Update

August 2nd - via:
So, I'm going to take a moment and apologize for the quality of the recordings in these. 2 out of the 3 of them are tilted to the side, since I was holding the camera completely wrong. I'm not sure if I was just too damn excited (or afraid security... (Read More)

More Tier Updates, and a T Shirt update!

August 2nd - via:
So I plan on adding some higher tiers to fill in the larger gaps between the 150 - 800 area, but I wanted to focus on some lower ones for a moment, and also give you guys a lower 30 dollar tier or so that will not only help by you guys backing the... (Read More)

A small tier update before the larger video update.

August 1st - via:
There's been a request for more creative tiers which I think is a great idea! I've always wanted a community within the game to help, so I'm working on some cheaper 25 - 50 dollar tiers for more fan involvement. Possibly helping with some game asset... (Read More)

New tiers!

July 30th - via:
Hey everyone, there's been some requests for some lower tiers so I went ahead and added the soundtrack to the new 15 dollar tier! This means everyone that's already pledged to the 25 dollar tier and beyond now get the soundtrack also! Not only that... (Read More)

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