LIFE SIPHON

Created by Lay Waste Games LLC

In this combat strategy game for 2-4 players, you are cursed humans, battling underground.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

New Photos! + Meeples and Timeline Update
about 2 months ago – Thu, Aug 22, 2019 at 11:26:52 PM

Hello cursed humans!

We have been extremely hard at work, heads down and creators creating, preparing Life Siphon. And it sure is looking real pretty! Here is the box back currently. That damn penguin made the cut and is derping hard in the lineup.

The Kickstarter Exclusive fabric mat has really taken shape and it looks killer.


And the plushie is looking fresher than ever!

ADJUST YOUR PLEDGE HERE

You still have some time to adjust your orders. We will alert everyone before orders lock, before you are charged, and before the ability to update addresses shuts down. No worries :)

MEEPLES PRODUCTION

We were planning on posting an update today locking in a timeline, but we've encountered some subpar meeples that we need to resolve. Here is an example. 

As you can see, the Pain Maker was too faded with UV transfer, and far too messy and unclear with both screen printing attempts. And we are not a company that settles for "meh" quality. We hoped these methods would result in a nice varied look, which they did on some. Take the Dread Knight for example. 

This was exactly the varied look we were hoping for. Adds character to each piece while maintaining a consistent look. However, over time, the screens wear due to the small dots, creating subpar quality even on these Dread Knights.

In comes heat transfer! While this is a far more expensive process, it will get us precisely the look that was drawn for each meeple. Here are some samples of what heat transfer looks like. It is basically a 1:1 rendering of the art.

TIMELINE

 We now need to go through another round of sampling, which will put production for the meeples behind the rest of the components, resulting in a delay. Here is our current timeline with the heat transfer meeples.

  •  8/19: Production started on the plushies and metal
  •  9/1: Production starts on printed components
  •  9/15-9/30: Production starts on meeples
  •  11/15-11/30: Production finishes and games ship
  •  12/15-12/30: Games received and fulfillment starts

We are hoping to hit Christmas, which is definitely in the cards. If the production gods are kind and no issues crop up, we can hit it. However, if there are issues, as always, we will keep you informed of any problems or delays.

If you have questions about this timeline, feel free to toss a comment below :)

Cursedly,

Lay Waste Games

BIG UPDATE: Status + Metal 3D + Art....and what is that rumbling?
3 months ago – Wed, Jul 03, 2019 at 02:35:38 AM

Hello cursed humans!

Thank you to the 1,807 backers who filled out their survey! We still have 277 surveys outstanding. Please fill out yours ASAP or you risk not getting your game.

Retrieve your survey here.

On the upside, you won't get cursed if you never get the game. Your call!

STATUS

All is going well! Rules and component quantities are finalized. Art and graphic design is close to completion. We will be wrapping up everything in a few weeks and beginning preproduction!

METAL 3D

We have completed the 3D models and are now adjusting sizing. The Fearsome will be taller than the rest of the components ultimately, similar to their wooden counterparts. 


ART

Less text. More eye candy go!

Kickstarter Exclusive Fabric Map (in progress)
Kickstarter Exclusive Fabric Map (in progress)
Kickstarter Exclusive Artist Sleeve (in progress)
Kickstarter Exclusive Artist Sleeve (in progress)
Box Design (in progress)
Box Design (in progress)
Back of Player Board (final)
Back of Player Board (final)
New Aspect Art (in progress)
New Aspect Art (in progress)
Card Back (in progress)
Card Back (in progress)

RUMBLE RUMBLE

While the humans have been battling underground, there has been shaking above ground. Massive forces are permeating throughout the land. But what is it? We will be making an announcement via our mailing list in a few weeks. Sign up here to be the first to know!  


Cursedly,

Lay Waste Games

Surveys going out!
4 months ago – Fri, May 31, 2019 at 11:56:23 PM

Hello cursed humans!

The surveys will be going out to everyone right after this update posts. Please keep an EYE out. Get it? Because the game has....anyway! The surveys won't close for a few months, but don't wait to fill them out. Failure to complete the survey will result in either a huge delay for your game or not getting your game at all.

Let us know if you have any questions!

NOTE TO RETAILERS: Please read the description of the retailer carton item carefully. 

Cursedly,

Lay Waste Games

Survey Test!
5 months ago – Thu, May 30, 2019 at 11:29:11 PM

Hello cursed humans!

We will be sending out a smoke test for the surveys right after this update posts. This will go out to a small percentage of backers. If you receive your link today, please fill it out ASAP so we can work out any issues if they exist.

Assuming there are zero issues, the remainder of the surveys will be going out tomorrow!

Cursedly,

Lay Waste Games

THANK YOU!
6 months ago – Fri, Apr 19, 2019 at 01:00:11 AM

Hello cursed humans!



We did it! The campaign has come to an end, but this is just the beginning. Lots to come!

Your link to our pledge manager BackerKit will be sent out in May. 

Without you, none of this would have been possible. Thank you from the bottom of our cursed hearts!

Cursedly,

Lay Waste Games