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Scared Donkey Mine Money Game 2018

$90,000 goal

Campaign created 10 months ago
Our Grandma Spokesperson video is introducing the exciting new Scared Donkey Mine Money Game GoFundMe campaign to turn the board game designed by CricketDiane into a video / online game. Come join her.

The GoFundMe page where the Scared Donkey Mine Money Game is fundraising is found here - https://www.gofundme.com/scareddonkeyminemoneygame


Please like us and share on facebook, youtube, twitter and your blog! And, donate if you can. Thanks so much!


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The Scared Donkey Mine Money Game Project -


We are going to make a board game into a video game. You want to come along and help us do it?


Well, put on your “Get Along” face and donate today for our Scared Donkey Mine Money Game to become the world’s best number one new kind of exciting game and gaming play. It is a board game now by an inventor who is a grandma like our spokesman. You’ll love her. You’ll hate her.


But with your money, she will put this board game into a video game that you will get to see happening as it happens with updates, secret invites to streaming and video content of team and project development sessions, be the earliest beta version testers and help grandma get the kinks out to make this the smoothest, most seamless running game being done today (with hyperdrive) - no, not really hyperdrive.


Let’s Put Together A Seamless, Amazing Video Gaming Experience For This Game -


We’re up against the greatest teams in gaming development who are already in place making the games we will be standing next to in the marketplace.


They’ve got their geekdoms all set up so we are gonna need your help.


Donations give us the money to pay for code to be written and to hire our own team of people who will take this board game and make it come alive.


Explore the various mines with their valuables in a walk-through style gaming play -


With worlds of the Scared Donkey Mine and other mines you can explore, trade, change and build on its potentials to be mined of valuables in the best way possible. It’s fun!


Find the secret vein of riches in the mines that no one ever knew about and find the costs and ways to mine it before the other players and without King Pindick and his conniving buddies finding out.


You need to play this game at least once, but every time it is played, it is different in what combinations of actions will work as the valuables change value and the mines offer different yields - and learn more about how money works in the real world and about mining your own resources than you would ever be able to figure out some other way.


Don’t Look Now But King Pindick Thinks He Can Mine His Mines Without Your Help -  


    (he is in for a shock because it turns out he is wrong about that)-


Join us in the worlds of the Scared Donkey Mine Money Game. Follow our story as King Pindick discovers that his vast resources cannot help him unless he gets others to find, harvest (mine), and profit also from the mines.


Just take a moment to help Granny D assess the mining operations that No Help Hannah and No Help Harvey are using for King Pindick’s service while robbing him at every turn.


Take on the challenge of finding and mining in the most power-giving and profitable ways possible from your choice of mines, operations and markets for their valuables based on making the best possible set of factors and deals with the King and his cohorts.


Find yourself in the worlds of the mines and assess their potential riches, see the mine operations to decide on how to invest in making better and more efficient returns of their potential money-making.


Be The Wheeler Dealer You Know Yourself To Be And Try Out What You Think Works -


Make the trade deals on the trading markets to get better returning mine operations or more profitable mining equipment or mines with larger payloads of valuable resources, that you must discover by exploring and comparing their riches in the changing markets values for them.


Fight off King Pindick’s conniving cousins and his current mine operators, No Help Hannah and No Help Harvey as they try to sneak in and take the mine and its proceeds from you and other players.

Make deals and alliances among the other mine owners to stop them or divert their interests to something else and some other group of resources. It can be very tricky and take a bit of sneaking and conniving back on them, since they are pretty slick but very lazy and greedy as they try and get King Pindick’s permission to take the mines away from you and other players.


Play with others or play alone, but remember - in this game, strategy wins.


The Scared Donkey Mine Money Game is a board game created over twenty-five years ago by CricketDiane. You can view more of her art, designs, blogs and things by googling cricketdiane as one word.   Check here for her CricketDiane Zazzle Stores


This board game, The Scared Donkey Mine Money Game can be a video game if I can learn to use game development platforms - or be made available as a board game updated from its current hand-painted state, or game developers can be brought together into a project team to create it. Checking through the costs of each of those to add here tomorrow.

It takes anywhere from $20 million dollars to develop a top tier video game to a low of $200K if some of the programming can be done by the game’s founders. (add link to those facts.)



Our goal is to raise $3 million dollars for developing this video game through online crowdfunding and other sources to get the game made and into the market.


This campaign is raising funds to take the Scared Donkey Mine Money Game from a board game and make it into a video / online game with a cost of doing that of two years and very likely, about $3 million dollars. The GoFundMe campaign you see here is part of that fundraising effort to develop the video game.


Join us by donating today and let’s help Granny D up her game into the 21st century!


Thank you for your donations and for taking the time to check out our project. Please take moment and share us to facebook and twitter, or write up a blog post about it.


Thanks so much!



(But, don’t call me Granny D. - Thanks bunches - cricketdiane.)


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Struggling to change the Grannie D character to three-quarters view and still have her look and cartoon like qualities all day yesterday, the day before and today. Even now, it is still not quite right.

Still working on it though. I'm obviously a different kind of artist than cartooning and animation, but today I'm learning. And, working to make the elements of our existing board game into a digital set of pieces to maybe offer it in other ways long before we can make a video game of it.

Also downloaded Blender open source software for 3D animation and visualizations. Will find some more how to on it - I've used Bryce way back when and DAZ 3D, poser for a little while and Google SketchUp plus a beta version test for a 3D software years ago from a European company which I don't even remember now what it's name was. But it was really easy to use and figure out. Blender is going to be fun when I get it figured out a bit better.

Also downloaded Slicer - for 3D printing files to be made. Still thinking about that one, but I downloaded to see how files go from the 3D program, once created into the printer for making versions of things - like the characters of the Scared Donkey Mine Game as little figures for the board game some day.

Thanks for your interest - please share on facebook and twitter. Towards some premium goodies for different levels of donations toward our game development, we are working on some ideas so far, but they're not quite ready. Didn't want to offer the game itself yet, but obviously at some point that would make sense too.

Please check back soon and tell your friends about us. We also have other things to look at - over on our Zazzle store, blogs and still thinking we need to redo our website obviously.

Before the fire of our home in August 2016, we had a pen stylus and board system for my computers and a similar system my laptop - anyway, those are long gone now in the fire and making these drawings has been nearly impossible for me without those. I'm given to have a jerk of the hand more often that affects the mouse and makes my lines shaky. It means that 90% of my time when I'm drawing using the computer is now spent cleaning up the lines. It is very frustrating. I hope we can get past this point and bring the game to be at the very least, some snippets of animated game play that we've drawn, animated and coded through the Godot game engine open source software / platform.

Please check out our other art and designs on Zazzle and our blogs -
https://www.zazzle.com/cricketdiane?rf=238073773174474814&CMPN=share_dblst&lang=en&social=true

and

CricketDiane
@AmBeautifulShow
on twitter

and our blogs -
https://cricketdiane.wordpress.com/
the old blog

https://cricketdiane.com/
the new blog

and our website -
http://www.crickethousestudios.com/

And it would be great if you share our campaign to fund the GoFundMe campaign to make the Scared Donkey Mine Game into a video / online game.


P.S. - yes, there are thousands of ways to get the character wrong when drawing it from one view to another, especially when my usual skill sets in art are intended to make something look like whatever it is. Like the watercolor of an apple and lemon I did recently. What that means is that I'm struggling with making the character drawings, so it will take longer. And, be more frustrating, but soon we will be able to get people who are really good at these kinds of drawing, to work with this project hopefully.

In the meantime, I'll keep on working to get a first gen snippet of the game done and its other elements like the storyboard and game design document, cost analysis and learning more about the process for the Scared Donkey Mine Money Game and other projects we might do in the future.
Grannie D character three quarters view
Apple & Lemon Watercolor by CricketDiane
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Kasha has been making some mines for the Scared Donkey Mine Money Game last week and I worked on learning animation which a few examples are over on twitter and our YouTube channel.
Also found a lot of open source software to use for the game to do 3D rendering for it and still studying the information about how games are made, creating the storyboards for it and other scenery elements.
Please check out our other art and designs on Zazzle and our blogs -
https://www.zazzle.com/cricketdiane?rf=238073773174474814&CMPN=share_dblst&lang=en&social=true

and

CricketDiane
@AmBeautifulShow
on twitter

and our blogs -
https://cricketdiane.wordpress.com/
the old blog

https://cricketdiane.com/
the new blog

and our website -
http://www.crickethousestudios.com/

And it would be great if you share our campaign to fund the GoFundMe campaign to make the Scared Donkey Mine Game into a video / online game.

Thanks!

One of the mines Kasha made for the game
A dragon isn't in the game. Animation.
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Well, aside from working on my stores at Zazzle, I made a couple animations for St. Patrick's Day and posted them. Then, I made a cool video animation of a paint bucket flowing with paint that becomes birds and then a dolphin jumping into the can - very rough yet, but cute.

Last night, I made this video clip to go with The Scared Donkey Mine Money Game to tell people about it and it turned out so cute. Love it. Still learning with online video tutorials. Also made the arms, legs and body assets yesterday from the No Help Hannah character that Kazz and I did. Working on doing the same for King Pindick today, and making some more products for my Zazzle store, CricketDiane and Cricket House Studios.

Thanks so much for taking a moment to see our campaign and to share it. Donations are very appreciated and shares are amazing!

I'm so excited to see this video animation being a great deal better than the others. We are learning faster than I thought we could, but there is still a lot to create and to learn.

Check out our products that use my art and design on Zazzle here -
https://www.zazzle.com/cricketdiane?rf=238073773174474814&CMPN=share_dblst&lang=en&social=true
New video animation Scared Donkey Mine
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We've made a quick video that took all day, but it shows off the three characters that are designed so far of the set for the Scared Donkey Mine Money Game.

Turned out better than the last ones and of course, still a long ways to go before it is smooth, but still - its a work in progress. Here it is -

And please share our campaign to get the funding necessary to hire the people who are much more capable of making this great video game. Well, donate too, if you can.

Thanks for taking a moment!

And, thanks for sharing our campaign.
King Pindick of Scared Donkey Mine
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