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FAZA: Join the Fight, Save the World

A project in Philadelphia, PA by Benjamin Afrasyab Farahmand

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It's time to make our last stand against the extraterrestrial FAZA in this tough cooperative game with a retro sci-fi theme.
Backers: 309
Average Pledge Per Backer: $52

Funded: $16,148 of $10,000
Dates: Jun 25th -> Jul 25th (30 days)
Project By: Benjamin Afrasyab Farahmand
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Latest News

We Did It! Warp Speed Ahead 🛸🛸🛸

July 25th - via:
We're now at the end of FAZA's 30 day Kickstarter campaign, but we're starting on a new journey with all of you. Thank you again for all of your support. As we finish development and put our final touches on the game, we'll keep you all in the loop.... (Read More)

4th Stretch Goal Unlocked! Custom Meeples! :D

July 25th - via:
We're doing it! We're making custom cut meeples. And we reached this stretch goal with only 90 minutes left in the campaign. Thank you everyone for contributing towards improving FAZA. We've reached $16,000! This means we'll upgrade the FAZA Drones,... (Read More)

24 Hours Left to Join the Fight and Save the World

July 24th - via:
We're about 24 hours from the end of the campaign. As we're watching the timer slowly run down, we're reminded of how far we've come.  FAZA was first prototyped 3 years ago; playtest after playtest, iteration after iteration, the game took shape.... (Read More)

3rd Stretch Goal Unlocked!

July 23rd - via:
We've just hit our 3rd stretch goal! Thank you everyone for all your contributions to making this project the best it can be. We've reached $14,000! We can now enhance the art on the outpost, airfield, and deadly tiles. Each outpost will look unique,... (Read More)

Interview with TiltFive About FAZA and Game Design

July 22nd - via:
Recently, I had the chance to chat with the Jeri Ellsworth, Co-Founder and CEO of TiltFive, about FAZA. If you haven't heard of them, TiltFive creates augmented reality tabletop experiences through hardware and software. Jeri and I do a brief... (Read More)

Showcasing FAZA's Art

July 20th - via:
We wanted to showcase more of the art created by Scott Chantler. You've already seen much of his work throughout the Kickstarter page in the form of section headers and also some of the GIFs. In this update, we're going to show you close ups of some... (Read More)

One Week Left & Two More Stretch Goals Revealed

July 18th - via:
We've reached the last week of our 30 day campaign. It's been a rollercoaster ride and a good learning experience running our first kickstarter campaign. Thank you all again for sticking with us and giving us feedback to improve FAZA's campaign.... (Read More)

Working Towards Our 3rd Stretch Goal: More Board Art

July 17th - via:
We're currently working towards our 3rd stretch goal: more board art. If we can reach this goal, we'll be able to pay our illustrator to create more board art! Our plan with this stretch goal is to create new art for the four outposts, airfield, and... (Read More)

We Are Not Using A Pledge Manager

July 16th - via:
We are not planning to use a pledge manager after the campaign is over. Instead, we will accept pre-orders on FAZA's website. There are three reasons why we aren't going to use a pledge manager: We don't have any add-ons for FAZA. We've tried our... (Read More)

2nd Stretch Goal Reached!

July 16th - via:
We're steadily making progress. We just attained our second stretch goal! Thank you everyone for all your help spreading the word and sticking with us over the course of the campaign. With the Chipboard Upgrade, those mothership cards and difficulty... (Read More)

Only Rate FAZA on BGG If You've Played It

July 15th - via:
Apologies for bombarding you all with another update, just a brief public service announcement. Please do not rate FAZA on BGG if you have not played it. Instead, only subscribe and like it on BGG to raise awareness of the game.  I was made aware... (Read More)

Please Rate FAZA on BoardGameGeek

July 15th - via:
One of our backers suggested we rate FAZA on BoardGameGeek en masse. This sounds like a great way to help others notice FAZA, and who knows, maybe we'll get on the BGG hotness list.  If you have a BGG account, please head on over to BoardGameGeek... (Read More)

Almost To Our 2nd Stretch Goal

July 15th - via:
We're almost to our 2nd stretch goal. Let's share FAZA out across social media and email and see if we can get there. As of this update, we're about $200 away from reaching it. If we hit $12,000, we'll be able to invest more funds into the... (Read More)

FAZA is Now EU-Friendly!

July 12th - via:
We're proud to announce FAZA is now EU-Friendly. And since we were always US-Friendly, we'll also add that badge to the shipping section of the Kickstarter page.  I also want to share a few details about how we're able to offer this now. A few... (Read More)

1st Stretch Goal Reached!

July 12th - via:
Amazing progress! We just attained our first stretch goal at $11,000.  This means we'll apply linen finish on everything! This includes the game box, the cards, and all chipboard game components. Now on to the next stretch goal: chipboard upgrade!  (Read More)

A Roadmap for the Next Two Weeks

July 11th - via:
Now that our funding goal has been reached, we'll be able to manufacture 1000 units of the game with Longpack Games, cover expenses to pay for ocean freight, and also ship the game to you via our fulfillment partner fulfillrite. We also wanted to... (Read More)

FAZA is Funded!

July 9th - via:
It's happening! Can you believe it? There are no amount of words we can use to express how we're feeling right now, but a GIF might do. During this busy kickstarter season, we're immensely grateful you've chosen to support FAZA and have also helped... (Read More)

Stop By and Say Hello

July 9th - via:
We're about 2 weeks into the campaign and we haven't heard from many of you. We wanted to take this time to encourage you to say hello. Head on over to the comments section and introduce yourself. Here's a few questions to get the conversation going:... (Read More)

80% Funded and In the Home Stretch

July 7th - via:
FAZA is just over 80% funded and there's 17 days left. We can do this!  When you get a chance, please share FAZA with your friends and gaming group. We're in the home stretch and need one final push.  Thank you so much for all your support! It... (Read More)

On This Day Over Two Decades Ago

July 4th - via:
Over two decades ago on July 4th, humanity faced extinction from an invading extraterrestrial armada. With the forces of the world uniting, and with a little help from Jeff Goldblum, we survived. We lived on. With leaders like President Thomas J.... (Read More)

Thank you for Supporting FAZA!

June 28th - via:
It's been an exciting first few days. We're immensely appreciative of all the support everyone has shown since launch. We also just reached our 100th backer and we're almost half-way funded! As we're getting ready for the long haul, we won't be able... (Read More)

Previewing: FAZA

June 25th - via:
Essentially, a good co-op is the kind where you enjoy losing and where it entices you back to try again. Faza, the inaugural title by designer Benjamin Farahmand, is one such co-op. In this 2-4 player title humanity is on the edge of extinction, and you are its last hope  (Read More)

FAZA: Relentless and unforgiving, but rewarding

FAZA, designed by Benjamin Farahmand, is a fully cooperative, science fiction themed, one for all and all for one game that challenges teams to succeed in the face of overwhelming odds. It can be a ball-busting experience, including the very first turn, when the FAZA get to act first. (Read More)

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