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2018: year zero

Will 2019 be the year of Counter Attack? Here’s hoping so! 2018 was Counter Attack’s year of birth. After the development of the original idea, the design of the game components, and many play testing moments, I’m optimistic that 2019 will see the game launch.

failed pitches
Some pitch designs that just didn’t make it.

Truth be told, the original idea for the game is much older than 2018: it was in my head and eventually on paper several years earlier. But the first prototype was so dull that I stopped the project dead in its tracks! However, it came back with a vengeance and in a new, improved format after some discussions with pals.

I’m currently working on a slight modification to the pitch and I’m reconsidering the game pieces (perhaps they will be stand-up card figures rather than actual ‘counters’…?), but the real development in 2019 will come about when I approach football clubs and funders with this idea. That’s when we’ll see if this can sink or swim.

I managed to somehow lose my final game of 2018…

So…thanks for following the blog and thanks for following me on Twitter in 2018. Let’s make 2019 the year it all comes to life!


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