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Ryan Smith's CITY

A project in Winnipeg, Canada by Jean-Paul Lapointe

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CITY is a family friendly, competitive, urban planning board game.
Backers: 231
Average Pledge Per Backer: $85

Funded: $19,722 of $19,000
Dates: Jan 29th -> Mar 2nd (32 days)
Project By: Jean-Paul Lapointe
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Latest News

Yay Us!

March 1st - via:
As of 10:20 CST, we are funded.  Great job every one.  I can not express my gratitude enough in a message.  Thanks. (I would drive to each of your houses and hug you, but, you know, creepy.) Stay tuned! JP  (Read More)

Final Week Starts Now!

February 22nd - via:
Hi everybody!  Well, this is it.  Last hurrah.  Two things - First off, you can now feel free to invite your friends to participate in the CITY-scape contest.  Tell them to email their entries to . Secondly, there... (Read More)

Your Mission, Should You Decide to Accept It:

February 20th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Radio Interview with Ryan

February 18th - via:
I was finally able to re-encode the audio of Ryan being interviewed on CBC Radio.  If you have a minute, take a listen. Also, we're coming into the home stretch.  If you've been holding back on letting... (Read More)

Backer Stretch Goal #2

February 13th - via:
BACKER STRETCH GOAL #2 - THE SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGE - LOCKED   We need your help getting the word our about CITY, and we're willing to reward you for it! If we can get our Social Media Share above 1000 (currently at 331), then all backers will... (Read More)

Early Bird Goal - UNLOCKED

February 11th - via:
Good job guys - we crossed a threshold.  As of now all of the early bird pledges are in, which means everybody who pledged at least $15 will get a free copy of Portable Galactic Empire, the Print-N-Play version.  (Read More)

More CITY News

February 10th - via:
A busy day - 1)  We've added a new easy funding level and goal.  If you support at $15, we'll send you a Print-N-Play version of our first game, Portable Galactic Empire.  Further when we hit the 100 backers on the "Early-Bird" option, all backers... (Read More)

HI all!

February 10th - via:
Bit of a quiet weekend - with Ryan going on the radio again (he's taping an interview with CBC today) I'm sure we'll pick up. The organizer of the President Wars project has asked me to let you know about his project, so when you have a moment take a... (Read More)

Small update before the weekend

February 7th - via:
We had a big media day - if you missed it Ryan, our designer was on one of the local radio stations talking about making a game and using Kickstarter. We also spent some time making the project page a little nicer.  A new stretch goal announced... (Read More)

Hi guys!

February 6th - via:
First off - GOOD JOB! We're over 100 backers (100 showing now).  That's all about you guys not about us.  Thanks again. Second off - Our Designer is getting a little fame via the local big paper, read it here:... (Read More)

Closing out Week #1

February 6th - via:
Hi everybody; We're closing out week one and I have some updates. We're on track to be funded - if the word continues to get out at this rate we will be able to print CITY on time. We've added some new art shots to the project page, take a look.... (Read More)

Custom Dice

February 3rd - via:
Hi all - I thought I would share with everybody the custom dice we have available.  For $10 you choose which one you like.   The first die is the rocket logo from our first game, Portable Galactic Empire.  Officially the die used is a Chessex... (Read More)

Sample shots

February 2nd - via:
Hi everybody; We've got some mock up shots to give you an idea of what the wood boxes will look like.  These are done with a pre-made box, which our industrial designer is basing his design on.  Our boxes will be slightly lighter material.  (Read More)

Early Sunday Update

February 2nd - via:
After some thought, this has been added to the project: Stretch Goal #1: (this should be easy) $22,000 - LOCKED   One of the things we haven't finalized is the shape and manufacturing process of the money tokens used in CITY. Under the current... (Read More)

Video Update

February 1st - via:
Hi everybody! We're into our third full day of the campaign and I want to just say thanks so for for your overwhelming encouragement.  And now without further ado, Ryan presents a 20 minute gameplay demonstration video. Enjoy.  (Read More)

Turn Procedure Card

January 31st - via:
Hi All; Thought you might like to see the art for the Turn Procedure Card that we just added to the official site.  We're just working out the encoding of a 20 minute game play video that demonstrates the game.  Look forward to giving it a watch... (Read More)

Stretch Goals?

January 30th - via:
Some of you may be wondering if we have any.  And yes, we do.  However, being that A) this is our very first campaign and B) we didn't want to seem over confident I've held them back.  On the other hand, we are also open to suggestions for stretch... (Read More)

Shipping Clarification

January 29th - via:
One of our backers pointed this out, and it's not as evident from the support levels (i.e. I probably should have spelled it out).  Shipping is included in these support levels, even if you are not from the US or Canada.  We've tried to build this... (Read More)

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