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Hey Dakka Dakka,

I’ve been developing a game called Nexus with a friend of mine. A bunch of people that have experienced our game tell us that the Dakka Dakka community might be interested in it. So here we are! We are going to run some ads here wanted to let everyone know I’m the one behind the ad and I can answer questions. I look forward to hearing from you all.

~Jay
   
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Logician Tim is a blogger who did an interview about our game development. It's going to be an ongoing series. You can check it out here.
https://logiciantim.com/2018/03/28/nexus-1-an-idea-inception-story/
   
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Hey, that's me!
If you have never read a designer blog before, basically it tells the origins of making a game from an idea all the way to actual production. The Nexus designer blog has it's first entry and you can expect a new blog entry every Thursday.

Check it out and leave me a comment there. The link is in the post above.
Thanks!
~LogicianTim
   
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Devastating Dark Reaper






I hear there aren't any tape measures involved, and there will be inappropriate humor. Can you guys share any more details?

Craftworld Kickass: ~7k Kabal of the Black Heart: ~4k Masque of the Frozen Stars: ~2k Malal's Magnificent: ~2500 Maynarkh Dynasty: ~1500
HoundsofDemos wrote:
The game doesn't need super space marines, it needs more variety.

 Badablack wrote:
40k starts with the question, “Who is worse, Satan or the Nazis?” And goes from there. It’s a big colorful ball pit full of horrible people screaming and shooting each other.

chromedog wrote:From the Fuggly DEldar of the time, before they let Jes goodwin have his good and proper way with the entire faction design.

I don't want the best army, just one that isn't an exercise in picking up my models by turn 3.
 
   
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 CynosureEldar wrote:
I hear there aren't any tape measures involved, and there will be inappropriate humor. Can you guys share any more details?


@CynoshureEldar That’s right the game is not a traditional skirmish bout, the game will play out on a chess board grid format and players will spend action points each turn for movement and action. It’s a mashup of rpg/skirmish mechanics integrated into a checker/chess board. I’ll elaborate more on the inappropriate humor question. A couple days ago we received feedback from another Dakka user where they expressed their concern that if the comedy falls flat it will make or break the game. They’re right and we have been aware of this risk from the beginning. The game is not an outright humor game. We wanted everything to be exaggerated in a pulpy sense. Owning that gave us more freedom to include crazy ideas into it. Another Dakka user mentioned “Paul Verhoeven”in a feedback response. Absolutely spot on assessment. The humor is very “Robocop-ish” where there is an overarching dark social commentary being played out and then accented with some not so subtle graphic depictions and ideas. Nexus is not for mainstream consumption, but the people who like it will be the ones that “get it” and can identify where we’re coming from.
   
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 thecountrygoblin wrote:
 CynosureEldar wrote:
I hear there aren't any tape measures involved, and there will be inappropriate humor. Can you guys share any more details?


@CynoshureEldar That’s right the game is not a traditional skirmish bout, the game will play out on a chess board grid format and players will spend action points each turn for movement and action. It’s a mashup of rpg/skirmish mechanics integrated into a checker/chess board. I’ll elaborate more on the inappropriate humor question. A couple days ago we received feedback from another Dakka user where they expressed their concern that if the comedy falls flat it will make or break the game. They’re right and we have been aware of this risk from the beginning. The game is not an outright humor game. We wanted everything to be exaggerated in a pulpy sense. Owning that gave us more freedom to include crazy ideas into it. Another Dakka user mentioned “Paul Verhoeven”in a feedback response. Absolutely spot on assessment. The humor is very “Robocop-ish” where there is an overarching dark social commentary being played out and then accented with some not so subtle graphic depictions and ideas. Nexus is not for mainstream consumption, but the people who like it will be the ones that “get it” and can identify where we’re coming from.


Sounds like fun to me! Keep the updates coming! I'm sure I'm not the only one keeping my eye on this project.

Craftworld Kickass: ~7k Kabal of the Black Heart: ~4k Masque of the Frozen Stars: ~2k Malal's Magnificent: ~2500 Maynarkh Dynasty: ~1500
HoundsofDemos wrote:
The game doesn't need super space marines, it needs more variety.

 Badablack wrote:
40k starts with the question, “Who is worse, Satan or the Nazis?” And goes from there. It’s a big colorful ball pit full of horrible people screaming and shooting each other.

chromedog wrote:From the Fuggly DEldar of the time, before they let Jes goodwin have his good and proper way with the entire faction design.

I don't want the best army, just one that isn't an exercise in picking up my models by turn 3.
 
   
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 CynosureEldar wrote:
 thecountrygoblin wrote:
 CynosureEldar wrote:
I hear there aren't any tape measures involved, and there will be inappropriate humor. Can you guys share any more details?


@CynoshureEldar That’s right the game is not a traditional skirmish bout, the game will play out on a chess board grid format and players will spend action points each turn for movement and action. It’s a mashup of rpg/skirmish mechanics integrated into a checker/chess board. I’ll elaborate more on the inappropriate humor question. A couple days ago we received feedback from another Dakka user where they expressed their concern that if the comedy falls flat it will make or break the game. They’re right and we have been aware of this risk from the beginning. The game is not an outright humor game. We wanted everything to be exaggerated in a pulpy sense. Owning that gave us more freedom to include crazy ideas into it. Another Dakka user mentioned “Paul Verhoeven”in a feedback response. Absolutely spot on assessment. The humor is very “Robocop-ish” where there is an overarching dark social commentary being played out and then accented with some not so subtle graphic depictions and ideas. Nexus is not for mainstream consumption, but the people who like it will be the ones that “get it” and can identify where we’re coming from.


Sounds like fun to me! Keep the updates coming! I'm sure I'm not the only one keeping my eye on this project.


Hey, it's been awhile since I've posted but I've been really busy on the game and had a great time doing demos at Origins Game Fair. We're releasing You Tube content here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9pcnYldBPE8vkQwWWZSmfQ
Also our Facebook page and Facebook group "Cute & Fluffy" are getting alot of interaction and we're building a community. https://www.facebook.com/nexus.dverse

Currently I'm diving into creating a Solo mode for Nexus and preparing for our Kickstarter and Gen Con! Everything is coming along nicely!
   
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The KickStarter is LIVE now! Check it out!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/340430256/d-verse-nexus-tabletop-game
   
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The Great Marsh

I'm looking forward to hearing about plans to make the game more affordable, I think you guys made the right decision to re-work that and then relaunch. Take your time and get it just right, and now you've got a group of folks to solicit feedback from, too!
   
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 RiTides wrote:
I'm looking forward to hearing about plans to make the game more affordable, I think you guys made the right decision to re-work that and then relaunch. Take your time and get it just right, and now you've got a group of folks to solicit feedback from, too!


@RiTides

We appreciate the nice comments regarding our decision. We are re-launching this morning at 11 Eastern. We think we really have some nice price points and much better pledge options. Thanks for the support!
   
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The NEXUS KickStarter is back up and live now. It is getting a good response so far.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/340430256/nexus-tabletop-arena-combat
   
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Los Angeles

Do you guys have plans to make the terrain as an optional add-on? Those columns could be useful for other games.
   
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 DarkTraveler777 wrote:
Do you guys have plans to make the terrain as an optional add-on? Those columns could be useful for other games.


As of right now we don't have concrete plans on making those available as an add on but we do see the potential of using those in other games.
   
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Los Angeles

 thecountrygoblin wrote:
 DarkTraveler777 wrote:
Do you guys have plans to make the terrain as an optional add-on? Those columns could be useful for other games.


As of right now we don't have concrete plans on making those available as an add on but we do see the potential of using those in other games.


Cool, maybe something to consider down the road. Those columns have a lot of character, good luck with the campaign!
   
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 DarkTraveler777 wrote:
 thecountrygoblin wrote:
 DarkTraveler777 wrote:
Do you guys have plans to make the terrain as an optional add-on? Those columns could be useful for other games.


As of right now we don't have concrete plans on making those available as an add on but we do see the potential of using those in other games.


Cool, maybe something to consider down the road. Those columns have a lot of character, good luck with the campaign!


Absolutely, we will always keep everything on the table for consideration. Thanks for the well wishes!
   
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Here is a link to a video that has us summarizing our development of Nexus. We even show 3D printed prototype components and explain how the game changed throughout the development. We also explain core goals we had from the outset of the project.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWTB8x4s6S0
It's thirty minutes long but if your interested in game design then it may be worth a look. It also has chapter shortcuts so you can just skip to a subject your interested in.
   
 
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