Call It In The Ring
A downloadable game
You've always wanted to run a wrestling organization and develop the talent and their storylines, right? You and your friends are now wrestling promoters and about to share the story of your wrestling empire.
Call It In The Ring is a game about building the history (past, present, and future) of your wrestling organization. Players will take turns reading and answering prompts that help flesh out the wrestling organization. Prompts will help flesh out the in and out of ring talent (wrestlers, tag teams, stables, announcers, managers, referees, and more), the epic (and not so epic) storylines, and the moves that help defined the business.
You will need a standard deck of 52-cards, in addition to these rules, to play Call It In The Ring.
This work is partially based on Treehouse Dreams, a game by A.D. Henderson AKA Graypawn, and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
This is an early access, art-free version of the game, currently in active development and playtesting. Some text, designs, and art will change during development.
All profits from the game will go towards commissioning art to develop a custom set of cards.
When the final game is ready, an official price will be determined and made available as a Print and Play edition (while options for a physical product are explored). Anyone who put money towards this Beta edition will get the Print and Play edition for free (in their itch.io library).
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Support this game at or above a special price point to receive something exclusive.
If you buy the game at this price point, I can immediately commission a piece of art to use for one of the prompt cards in the game. The game requires 52 custom cards (at minimum–there may be extra cards that require some art too) to create a fully unique game.
For you very kind gesture, you'll get to do one of the following:
- Look through the game's prompt cards (52 in total) and help design that card. You'll describe the wrestler (or whomever/whatever the prompt is about) and those notes will be passed along to the artist for visual reference.
- Add a prompt of your own! This will replace one of the prompt cards we currently have in the deck. You'll pick from one of the four categories (In-Ring Performer, Out of Ring Talent, Storyline, or Move) and design the prompt in full–name of the card, the prompt itself, and notes on what the art should be.
Please note: I retain right-of-refusal on anything submitted through this reward tier. This game follows the commitment that the GameJam (Pro Wrestling Game Slam 2019) has: making and maintaining an inclusive, welcoming space for gamers of all types. To that end, racism, sexism, transphobia, homophobia, ableism, and other related material is unwelcome.
- BETA VERSION LAUNCHEDMay 25, 2019
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