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Heavy Steam

A project in Marlborough, MA by Jeff Gracia: Greenbrier Games

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Heavy Steam is a steampunk themed strategy and resource management game that uses mechs called steam titans in miniature based combat!
Backers: 568
Average Pledge Per Backer: $113

Funded: $64,049 of $55,000
Dates: Mar 27th -> May 13th (48 days)
Project By: Jeff Gracia: Greenbrier Games
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Latest News

Curves - The Key to a Successful Kickstarter

May 19th - via:
Got curves? Jeff from @wombatgames analyzes a variety of Kicktraq data curves for campaign insights. (Read More)

Title: FUNDED! WE ARE FUNDED! … Also, New Armament Pack Add-On!

May 11th - via:
Hooray! Huzzah! Wahoo! We’re in the final stretch, and it looks like we’re funded folks, a feat we could never have accomplished if it wasn’t for your support. You are so tremendously delightful and we are so glad you are with us for the ride!... (Read More)

PAX East 2014: Covering an innovative new board game in the Heavy Steam Kickstarter

So let me get this straight: you are making a game of mechanical robots... but in the past. A game of battling with giant mechanical robots, made up of train engines and cogs? A game where you harness the power of steam to fuel your weapons, bit by bit, to bring them to maximum power against your foes? Yes, please. (Read More)

New Brass and Copper Metal Dice Add On!

May 7th - via:
We are in the home stretch now at 92% funded. We have allot of exciting updates coming in the last 4 days, keep an eye out on the kickstarter page. One of those exciting updates is new brass and copper dice! We realize that we will most likely not be... (Read More)

80%, Kieran's Blog, The Escapist Preview, & Shout out

May 7th - via:
Thank you to all those that have shared our Kickstarter link! We have hit the 80% funded mark and still have six days to go! Keep spreading the word and share on social media sites. A great place to talk about the game is BoardgameGeek or... (Read More)

Writing for a Steampunk Universe

May 6th - via:
As the creative writer for Heavy Steam, I am the creator of an entire world. Does that sound amazingly awesome to you? It did to me, but then I had to put in the work. You know what Uncle Ben said about having great power? He wasn’t wrong. Read on to hear about it. (Read More)

Heavy Steam Preview - Steampunk Robot Combat

May 6th - via:
Somewhere between Steampunk, Battletech, and Power Grid lies Heavy Steam. (Read More)

The Homestretch

May 5th - via:
Welcome to the final crunch folks! We are pulling out all the stops this week! We are so glad you are all with us, and to keep you spreading the word! Please remember that any question you have is MOST welcome on our BGG pages for discussion. No idea... (Read More)

Weekend Huzzah!

May 2nd - via:
Hello you magnificent people! We are headed out for more playtesting but here’s your weekend shinies to tide you over: Dice Tower Preview: The title really says it all, doesn’t it? Developer Blog: This week we have Julie’s blog where she... (Read More)

Steam to the left, steam to the right (An interview with Scott Kimball)

May 2nd - via:
Steampunk and Mechwarriors. If you’ve ever wanted to combine the two and face off in an epic battle, perhaps Heavy Steam, now on Kickstarter, is a game you should check out. We had a chance to chat with designer Scott Kimball and as a few questions. Read on faithful viewers. (Read More)

Cross Promotion & Whiz Store Demo Saturday!

May 1st - via:
Here’s all the new news there is to have! We have a new cross promotion weapon with our sister project Zpocalypse: Survival! This new weapon will be a card in Heavy Steam and a digital unlocked weapon in Zpocalypse: Survival. This card will be... (Read More)

Heavy Steam - From Concept to Design - By Scott Kimball

April 29th - via:
Howdy, folks! My name is Scott Kimball and I’m the designer of Heavy Steam, a game of giant fighting steampunk warmachines, that uses various mechanics ranging from resource management to card drafting to dice rolling to simulate epic battles in the 19th century. Because the game does use such a wide variety of mechanics I thought I’d write a blog post to try and explain both how I settled on a few core mechanics during the design process and how they mesh together to create what I feel is a fun and challenging game. The mechanics I want to talk about today in particular are steam management, and battle card acquisition and play. (Read More)

BGG Contest, Weekend Playtest, and Sakura!

April 25th - via:
Board Game Geek Contest Test your wits and see if you can get all 5 questions right in our contest. In addition you’ll be entered to win the game or even perhaps be illustrated on a card! ... (Read More)

Free Stuff, Store Demos, Conventions, and Dev Blog

April 25th - via:
Another week gone by...where does the time go? As usual these days, we’re headed out to show Heavy Steam to as many people as we can, but here’s the news before we go: How to get more free stuff: 1) New Exclusives added to the project!  How do... (Read More)

New Pledge Levels with Premium Wooden Box!

April 22nd - via:
Hello Backers,   At Gama Jeff met up with Dapper Devil, a custom laser cutter shop who has a facility here in the states. They were kind enough to prototype a custom box for Heavy Steam. It finally arrived this past Friday. This box is no joke. The... (Read More)

Webcomic, Artwork, and Gameplay Video!

April 20th - via:
Hello Backers, The gameplay video is hot off the press!  Check it out at the bottom of this update or on the main KS page.  Contest Updates: First of all we made it past 500 shares on Facebook, which means you get Zpocalypse Steampunk themed custom... (Read More)

'Heavy Steam' Stomping Along on Kickstarter

April 19th - via:
You may recall Theresa Garcia, of Greenbrier Games, talked about Heavy Steam during our GAMA Trade Show interview and now the project is live on Kickstarter. (Read More)

Shout- outs, Interviews, Add-ons, Stretch Goals, and Naming all the Things #2

April 16th - via:
Good Morning! Is your day busy? All of ours seem to be. We are working like crazy here, and wanted to keep you updated… Pax East Interview: Chip from the BTeam visited our booth at Pax East. He interviewed Julie, our creative writer, about Heavy... (Read More)

Post PAX Wrap-up

April 14th - via:
PAX East Breakdown:   Pax was great! So loud, so busy, but great! Everyone that came by could hang out with the designers: AJ, Rocco and Scott were on hand to answer questions for Hull Breach!, Ninja Dice and (of course) Heavy Steam. Then the Zpoc... (Read More)

PAX East 2014: Greenbrier Games Interview about Heavy Steam, Hull Breach, and NinjaDice (Video)

April 14th - via:
Chip meets with Greenbrier games to check out some of their latest tabletop offerings. (Read More)

PAX East! Aaaaagh! AAAAAAAGH!

April 10th - via:
First day of Pax was amazing! All of it. Heavy Steam demos, showing off Hull Breach, Zmergency, Zpocalypse: Survival , and even shipping Ninja Dice in the early morning. We will be MIA until Monday morning, so please be patient. We didn’t want to... (Read More)

The Miniature Invasion, Vote on Naming Weapons, Rule Book, Game Preview, and off to PAX East

April 8th - via:
We’re a little busy over here. PAX East is not a small deal. It’s actually a steam titan sized deal. We’re doing some fun and probably dangerous things to get ready. Before we go (but while we’re running around like Beaker when Dr. Bunsen... (Read More)

Facebook Shares, BGG Fans, Stretch Goals and Promotional Cards

April 6th - via:
Hello out there! We hope you enjoyed International Tabletop Day yesterday, and hope you celebrated it by trying to beat your friends in a friendly and competitive bout of wit and skill! We spent the majority of the day working our our own table top... (Read More)

BGG, Upcoming Rulebook and Stretch Goals, Oh My!

April 2nd - via:
We need your help backers! Please go to our BGG page to discuss and determine the names of the weaponry for the steam titans. We want every aspect of the universe to be fully immersive. While we came up with some good ideas for these cards, we’re... (Read More)

Thank you & Pilot Card details.

April 1st - via:
Greetings to all of our wonderful backers! This is our first update and we wanted to start off by saying THANK YOU for your support! We still have a long road ahead of us with another 42 days to go in the campaign but we have a great start with your... (Read More)

Crowdfunding Round-up: Rabbits, Realms, Rentinels, and Reavy Ream... Yup, That's What I'm Going With

April 1st - via:
So many dang projects! I am trying to get back on a decent schedule here, so let's see what is out there that W. Eric has not already covered: only eleventy billion projects and seemingly more by the hour. I loaded up a whole bunch and threw some proverbial darts and came up with these for your consideration! (Read More)

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