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A project in New York, NY by BardShark

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A cosmic mash-up of poker and space strategy
Backers: 891
Average Pledge Per Backer: $117

Funded: $104,239 of $30,000
Dates: Aug 25th -> Sep 24th (30 days)
Project By: BardShark
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Latest News

Stretch Goal Unlocked / 15 hours to go

September 23rd - via:
Beloved Space Pirates, With less than 15 hours left in our campaign, we’ve hit the $100k benchmark with over 840 Backers poised to plunder the Conflux. We can’t say it enough, from the bottom of our rotten hearts, thank you all! Never in our... (Read More)

Creators of Antematter on FB Live

September 23rd - via:
Check it out here: Jesse from bardshark  (Read More)

Sleeves & Tuckboxes

September 21st - via:
Hi Space Pirates, We believe we’ve addressed a concern many of you have voiced; all tuckboxes for crew cards and the Deck of Enigmata will now be able to accommodate sleeved cards. To recap, y’all want to play the game A LOT, but that means... (Read More)

Premium Poker Chip Details / New Add-on

September 17th - via:
Evening space pirates, We’re pleased to announce a long awaited update on our premium chips. While both chips will be ceramic with a metal core (for added heft), the premium chips will be 1.25” while the base chips will be 1”, and extra sets... (Read More)

[New and Improved] Referral Frenzy: Rewards and other details

September 16th - via:
Pardon the interruption Space Pirates, Got some feedback from y’all (THANK YOU) and we decided to retool the referral competition into a new and improved referral program (y’all are right, contests are LAME)! Alright, TAKE 2! We’re holding a... (Read More)

Referral Frenzy: Rewards and details

September 16th - via:
Dearest Space Pirates, The Antematter Referral Frenzy is upon us! Now through the end of the campaign, our Backers can ask to receive a referral link and get credit for referring new Backers to our campaign. To get your referral link, please fill out... (Read More)

Artshark Contest Winners & Friday Night Giveaway

September 15th - via:
Hi Space Pir-Artists, There was much debate around the bardshark fridge, but we have our winners! The Winner of the Jaws League is Travis B, with his work “Do I Look Like I’m Bluffing.” Do I Look Like I'm Bluffing by Travis B. The Winner of the... (Read More)

Antematter Referral Frenzy

September 14th - via:
Hey Space Pirates! There are only 9 days to go in our campaign, and straight off the heels of our Art Shark Contest, we’re giving all of our backers a chance at winning more free copies of Antematter! That’s why we’re announcing our referral... (Read More)

Mere hours left to enter the Artshark competition

September 13th - via:
Hi Space Pirates! The Artshark Fan Art Competition is in its final hours, and we’ve had some GREAT entries. One savvy sailor even regaled us with a song! We’ve got a taste for fan art now and we want mooooore! There’s a collector’s edition of... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlocked! And Premium Edition News!

September 10th - via:
Hi Space pirates, We hit our latest stretch goal! Announcing...the Kickstarter Exclusive Poker Mat! Keep your Poker Phase organized with this fabric mat. It also has a friendly reminder to move the planets after the phase is over! As we look forward... (Read More)

Art Shark Competition **Win a copy of Antematter Collector’s Edition**

September 7th - via:
Like most, the bardshark team has been spending a lot of time at home, and we find ourselves interacting with our respective refrigerators quite frequently. While the insides are full (of bad choices) the outsides are noticeably barren, and we’re... (Read More)

Add-ons now live!

September 4th - via:
Space Pirates! OUR ADD-ONS SECTION IS NOW LIVE! We sincerely appreciate your patience Each level of the game has its own add-on section, so please look at the section of the KS page describing your backer level to find the add-ons available to you.... (Read More)

Give Away and AMA

September 3rd - via:
Hi Space Pirates, Our AMA is tomorrow at 1pm (ET),and we’re dishing out free loot! Two packs of premium level playing cards are up for grabs, one for the most upvoted comment/question, and one for our favorite... (Read More)

Metal Gear Solid Sees Another Delay and Trivial Pursuit Embraces Horror in Gaming News

September 2nd - via:
Antematter is a cool board game that combines combat strategy with the rules of poker. Plantopia is a card game set in the universe of the Life of a Potato comic, and is all about helping Potato and its friends grow the wildest garden in the world. Archon Studios is releasing a new edition of Dungeons and Lasers, a plastic tabletop terrain system complete with walls, floors, doors, archways, and more — and all you have to do is click each piece into place. (Read More)

About the comics

August 31st - via:
Hey Space Pirates, Hope you all had a great weekend! As we begin the second week of our campaign, we’ve been reading and re-reading your comments about our comics and would like to take a second to talk about them. For us, the comics have always... (Read More)


August 30th - via:
Hey Space Pirates, We did it! The second Stretch Goal has been unlocked. Introducing “No Thrones,” a brand-new comic set in the Engine Star Universe. “No Thrones” tells the story of the dark days of the War, as the Malleon King David... (Read More)

A pirate walks into a poll...

August 29th - via:
Space Pirates! The poll results are in! It was a pretty close race between the Poker Mat and the New Crew, but in the end, the mat won out by a hair. Hurrah for the Mat!! That said, we already started imagining  this new faction, and they’re... (Read More)

Choose your destiny… and ours!

August 28th - via:
Hey Space Pirates, This week has been surreal for us. We’ve been completely blown away by the response to our game, and we’re so thankful for all your support. We’ve mentioned it in the past, but we can’t thank you enough for all the comments... (Read More)

Exclusive Kickstarter Content / Upcoming Poll

August 27th - via:
Hey Space Pirates We’ve heard you! As we get closer to unlocking a brand-new comic at $75,000, we’re pleased to announce that we’re going to be adding some intermediary goals as Kickstarter exclusive content, just for you guys! In between... (Read More)

2 days, 2x goal

August 27th - via:
Good evening space pirates, Day two is through and through, and y’all continue to crush it. Together, we raised an additional $5,800, and the early bird priced games have been plundered out of existence. The Corner Booth would be impressed…... (Read More)

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Space Smuggling Meets Poker in 'Antematter'

August 27th - via:
Antematter is a game for 3-6 players, ages 12 and up, and takes about 45-120 minutes to play depending on the number of players. It’s currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, with a pledge level of $60 for a standard Kickstarter edition of the game or $120 for a premier edition complete with metal planets and ships as well as upgraded game board and cards. Antematter is the flagship of a series of products in the original Engine Star Universe created by Bardshark that will also include comic books and a video game. (Read More)


August 26th - via:
Hey Space Pirates! Wow, you all have been so supportive that we didn’t even get a chance to announce our stretch goals before you UNLOCKED THE FIRST TIER! Introducing THE SERK, the seventh Antematter Crew. An outcast band of Isan and Feron Warriors... (Read More)


August 26th - via:
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What a First Day!

August 26th - via:
Hey Space Pirates Wow. What a day. We’ve funded faster than our highest hope, and we have to thank each of you for donating and believing in us. It really means the world to our team. We’ve been working for 3 years to bring Antematter to life,... (Read More)

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