Scared Donkey Mine Money Game 2018

$90,000 goal

Campaign created 28 days 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!


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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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 -
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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I've been working on King Pindick and No Help Hannah in the past couple days, making some animations and watching tutorials on making them - then trying to do what it says using my characters and scenes. It is also making some other interesting video animation pieces as I'm learning. Here is King Pindick and he still needs some shadows. Then I'll be making the set of arms, legs, leg movements, facial expressions and a profile of him like I've done for Grannie D, which is also one I want you to see.

Still getting better at this but it is not my intention to do the video game myself, but to hire those who already have these skills if we can raise the money to make the video game. I'm working to learn more about it so I can understand what is involved and make sense of it's flow of work. On the How It's Made show a few days ago, a segment featured how live action style claymation is made or stop action animation, I guess actually. Very interesting overview of the project work and assignments of that work to schedule it being done among various teams. Really good to see that right now.

Also made a couple video animations yesterday to find out that the masking I did on one of them as a tutorial had said to do it was completely wrong somehow, so today, I'm working on figuring out how it is supposed to be done correctly also.

That's about it for right this minute. Check back for our updates and donate, if you can. Please share on facebook and twitter - tell about our campaign to raise money for the Scared Donkey Mine Money Game to become a video game - that would be really great!

Thanks again for your time and interest in our project.
Here is King Pindick rendered into the computer world using photoshop and a lot of smoothing the lines out since I don't have my stell board anymore (lost in the fire) - it takes a lot longer. But here they are from the hand-drawings to become this -
Grannie D of Scared Donkey Mine Game
No Help Hannah - Scared Donkey Mine Game
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For several days now, I've been studying this document I found online and working with the information in it and video tutorials to learn how to make video games- https://www.g-w.com/pdf/sampchap/9781605253022_ch04.pdf and today, I made this for our store from what I've learned so far.

Also, last night I made a list of character views and props that will be needed for the game and its animation - a few days ago, the list was made for the scenes needed. So far, I've made Grannie D walking, straight on and profile, arms, legs and a couple facial expressions for her. Also made No Help Hannah straight on with color and shadow from my hand drawing and the line drawing for King Pindick from my hand drawing. Made jewels and ore for the game too and written the sequence of events that happen as the story in the game unfolds and players take part in the action within the game.
Still learning about the costs of making the game. Still stunned that game coders, developers and animators will cost $10,000 each a month and with all the rest of the overhead, I had to stop a little while from looking at it, but I will work on that part some more this week to get a real chart of costs.

Yesterday, Kasha and I made an animated clip with Grannie D walking through the countryside of paths for various mines with Kasha making the perspective scaling for the character and then I added several frames to it and turned the characters around to suit the way they were walking. Together, we managed about a minutes worth of very roughed out animation that needs its betweens, but overall - very cool to watch. So much to learn about this yet.
The video animation I made today.
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