RoarStack: The Visual Creativity Story-Telling Card Game

Top Quote RoarStack takes the norm of card games and flips it on its head by making the story-telling that comes from the cards abstract. Because the player must create a story from what they see in Rorshach style inkblots, no two stories will be the same. End Quote
  • Colorado Springs, CO (1888PressRelease) January 25, 2015 - "We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are" - Global Game Jam 2014 Theme
    Colorado Springs, CO - January 24, 2015. RoarStack is an innovative creative story card game experience combining inkblots and your imagination to breathe life into a story. This is the first game by the company, and is currently running a campaign on Kickstarter. Within the first two days we are fully funded and still have nearly a month of campaigning still to go.

    In most other card games, the difference between victory and defeat is mostly in the cards and their probabilities; your creativity and the story are secondary. But in RoarStack you have to be creative in what you see and connecting it to the story. There aren't obvious items on the cards, only artwork that you need to interpret in context. It's up to the players to decide how to interpret their cards and build on the previous one, which means that every game tells unique stories based on the collective creativity of everyone involved. The Kickstarter explains how RoarStack has been shown to increase creativity both in the classroom and in corporate settings.

    Because RoarStack based so strongly in creativity, there are a diverse method of ways to play. The most casual way to play is Story Play, in which the players ignore the Victory Points and merely go around turn by turn creating and extending a story using the images they find in the inkblots. In Point Play, the players must use the inkblots to tell a story, all the while leading the conversation in their favor to cause a player to trigger one of their Victory Points. Gestour play is ideal for large parties, using one player to start the story, and allowing the other players to prove that their card best extends the story. Finally, Twisted Play takes classic cards games and adds a new "twist" by making cards act as wild cards, but only if the player can link a story between the inkblots of the cards.

    The game is for any number of players, and all age groups are recommended since creativity is not age restricted! A RoarStack deck comes with two decks of 54 cards each; one Suit deck and one Victory Point Deck.

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    About RoarStack LLC
    The developers/artists are part of a unique family of degrees, the Bachelor of Innovation at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. We have all taken/taught courses in innovation processes and regularly have classes that include ideation and creativity elements. The student team developed RoarStack as part of a Global Game Jam with the theme: "We don't see things as they are; we see them as we are."

    Wil Faigen
    dev ( @ ) roarstack dot com
    (720) 684 - 7143

    Terra Ray
    dev ( @ ) roarstack dot com
    (720) 272 - 8776

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