ROMAN ATWOOD LAUNCHES KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN
TO CATAPULT NEW “WAR & PIECES” BOARD GAME
Family-Created Game to ship by Christmas 2016
LOS ANGELES, September 14, 2016 – Roman Atwood, one of the top digital creators on YouTube launched a Kickstarter campaign today for War & Pieces, a new family-oriented game that will enable his fan family to build upon a game that his own family has been playing for years, in time to ship for Christmas 2016. Originally based on a game that Roman’s father Curt played using dominoes and improved upon over the years with his kids Roman and Dale, War & Pieces features Atwood, his girlfriend Brittney, and their sons Kane and Noah as cartoon Roman Empire hero characters and stacker blocks manufactured by Dale at his factory in Ohio. It is truly a family affair.
“My dad made up a version of this game when I was a kid, and my brother and I have so many fun memories launching blocks at each other across the kitchen table,” said Atwood. “It’s the kind of game that only gets better as players develop new strategies which is why I’m challenging my fans to come up with new levels and features. Trust me, they are going to have a blast playing it and will amaze me with their ideas!”
To play War & Pieces, gamers strategically build up fortresses using stacker blocks and take turns trying to knock their opponent’s fortresses down using a catapult. For the 30 day Kickstarter campaign, Atwood will also be gamifying the experience, giving fans the ability to unlock additional game features and exclusive content each time the campaign reaches a pledge goal.
War & Pieces is produced in conjunction with Studio71, the multichannel network of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group. Studio71 will handle all of the marketing, distribution and fulfillment of product orders. Last year more than 978,000 backers pledged over $144.4 million to Games projects — that’s nearly twice as many people and nearly twice as much pledged money as in 2014. War & Pieces is scheduled to ship in time for the 2016 Christmas holiday.
Studio71 is the multichannel network of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group with 5 billion views a month. It is headquartered in Berlin and Los Angeles, with offices in New York, Chicago, Detroit, San Francisco, Toronto, London, and Vienna. In German-speaking countries, Studio71 is the leading multichannel network that concentrates the broadcasting group’s range of Web-only content and its distribution through in-house platforms like MyVideo, and through third-party platforms. In the U.S. Studio71 develops, produces, and distributes original entertainment programming and manages one of the leading multichannel networks with over 1,200 channels. Germany’s leading moving-image marketer is responsible for ad marketing with SevenOne Media.
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