Yanaguana Games @ PAX Unplugged in Philadelphia

We are headed to PAX Unplugged in Philly this weekend! Come play Re-Chord, pick up a copy of Stir Fry Eighteen, and hang out with the Yanaguana Games crew. We will be in our booth (957) during the show hours and will be playing games in the free play area most nights after the main floor closes. 

If you'd like to schedule a meeting to pitch games or talk about other opportunities we still have a small number of openings left, get in touch with us this week to set that up! We can't wait to see everyone at the first ever analog PAX! 

Re-Chord Automa Soloist Mode Unlocked!

The Re-Chord Soloist mode puts solo players up against three varying levels of difficulty. The Automa's actions are being added to the current Chord cards and are very simple to follow. A full PDF of solo rules and Video of Solo play will be available very soon.

  • Three difficulty levels.
  • Varying strategies based on genre.
  • Incredibly easy to play, difficult to master.
  • Not a highscore solo mode, a real Automa opponent.

The soloist mode was developed following Morten Monrad Pedersen's "Automa Approach" which is the amazing solo design theory behind Jamey Stegmaier games like Scythe and Viticulture. We'd like to thank Morten and Jamey for giving us their blessing to create a heavily inspired Automa opponent and solo mode.  

The Automa doesn't perform any actions that a player wouldn't be able to do, however it does get multiple genres at every difficulty level. I've personally been playing the solo mode a ton lately. It's brutally difficult at the hardest level, and incredibly fun at it's easiest. 

If you have not backed Re-Chord on Kickstarter yet, now is the time. You've only got a few days left to join the stage. Let's Rock: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/692298020/re-chord

Boston Festival of Indie Games followed by Launch

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It's that time again! Come see us at MIT in Cambridge, MA and play amazing games from some of the best up and coming indie designers. We are proud to be part of this show, it's a curated show floor and we are very honored to have been chosen to be part of it. Be sure to come play our new guitar themed game Re-Chord!

Speaking of Re-Chord, it launches on Kickstarter IN SEVEN DAYS! Many folks have asked what they can do to help. The absolute best thing you can do is back the game on kickstarter day one! It really helps to fund early and allows us to focus on the fun stretch goals and fun things for our backers. We also really love when you share via social media, so please like, share, tweet, and share with your insta-grandma!

See you this weekend in Boston, you can get tickets at the link below!
https://www.bostonfig.com/festival/registration/attendees/

Re-Chord Kickstarter Launch Date Reveal

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You've been patiently waiting or you've been asking us any chance you get but either way the wait is over! We are happy to announce that the Kickstarter campaign for our new Guitar Themed euro game "Re-Chord" launches on September 27th 2017! We'd be honored to have you join us in creating Re-Chord and hope to see you on the campaign page in a couple of weeks!

In the meantime if you are int he New England area please come play Re-Chord at the Boston Festival of Indie Games on September 23rd @ MIT. This is the last chance to play the game publicly prior to launch. Andrew and Marshall would like to personally thank everyone who has helped us get to this point, as well as a huge thank you to all of our future backers. Yanaguana Games wouldn't be positioned to launch so easily without our fantastic friends and fans. 

Happy Friday, enjoy yourself today and listen to some music with your favorite guitar riffs for us!

Come play Re-Chord at BFIG on Sept. 23rd @ MIT in Cambridge MA.

Come play Re-Chord at BFIG on Sept. 23rd @ MIT in Cambridge MA.

Revealing the Re-Chord Pick Powers

We want to start this week off by showing you what the various pick powers in Re-Chord do when activated. The picks are two sided and when put in the public pile are placed face up displaying their color. When a guitarist takes a pick from the public pile during a game, they can activate that pick's power. We can't wait to share more with you leading up to our Kickstarter launch in early Fall, but for now, here are each of the pick powers!

Placing a white pick allows a guitarist to choose and place another pick from the public pile.

Placing a white pick allows a guitarist to choose and place another pick from the public pile.

Placing a red pick allows a guitarist to remove any other pick from the fretboard.

Placing a red pick allows a guitarist to remove any other pick from the fretboard.

Blue picks allow a guitarist to MOVE or swap any other pick(s).

Blue picks allow a guitarist to MOVE or swap any other pick(s).

Blue picks allow a guitarist to move or SWAP any other pick(s).

Blue picks allow a guitarist to move or SWAP any other pick(s).

Grey picks allow a guitarist to turn any pick face down and they may move it to an open space.

Grey picks allow a guitarist to turn any pick face down and they may move it to an open space.

Purple picks allow any guitarist to pluck (turn face up) a face down pick and use it's power.

Purple picks allow any guitarist to pluck (turn face up) a face down pick and use it's power.

Wylde picks can be placed anywhere on the fretboard, including replacing an existing pick.

Wylde picks can be placed anywhere on the fretboard, including replacing an existing pick.

We really appreciate you taking the time to check out these pick powers. Stay tuned for a short video introducing the core concepts of the game, as well as a longer in depth rules video. We'd love your support on Facebook and Twitter, but most importantly we'd love your support during our upcoming Kickstarter campaign. Have a fantastic week!

Re-Chord accepted into the 2017 Boston Festival of Indie Games

We've been notified that Re-Chord has been accepted as one of the Showcase Games at the 2017 Boston Festival of Indie Games. We are incredibly honored to be part of this show, and we can't wait to play games with everyone in September. We attended this show as a vendor last year and met many folks we now consider close friends. We look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones this year!

The Boston Festival of Indie Games is held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA.  We'd love to see you there so we can show you how to play Re-Chord, and many other awesome game developers will show you their creations as well. You can buy tickets from the Boston FIG website HERE.

Boston FIG Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BostonFIG/

Boston FIG Twitter: https://twitter.com/bostonfig?lang=en

Re-Chord won the 2017 Connecticut Festival of Indie Games "Most Innovative" award.

Re-Chord won the 2017 Connecticut Festival of Indie Games "Most Innovative" award.

Wonderful players from Connecticut FIG posing with their instruments after a game.

Wonderful players from Connecticut FIG posing with their instruments after a game.

Yanaguana Games @ Connecticon with Re-Chord

Come join us this weekend in Hartford, CT at the incredible Connecticon! We will be showing off Re-Chord (and have out other games with us of course) during the show. We will also be playing games with con-goers after hours so come find Marshall and say hello!

Connecticut Convention Center
100 Columbus Blvd.
Hartford, CT 06103

Re-Chord recently won "Most Innovative" at the 2017 Connecticut Festival of Indie Games. The entire Yanaguana team is incredibly thrilled to have earned this prestigious award. If you have not yet played Re-Chord, we have the Tabletop Simulator mod up and running for those digitally inclined.

We look forward to seeing everyone in Hartford this weekend, come meet some amazing comic artists, celebrities, and creative professionals! We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and hope to keep the fun rolling this weekend at Connecticon.

Spring Update - Re-Chord @ CT Festival of Indie Games

Hello everyone!

 We've got a ton to share today so let's get right into it. Yanaguana Games is having an incredible year so far and we appreciate every single person who has stopped to play a game, purchased some games from us, or shared the word about YG. If you are in south Texas you may have seen the full page article about Stir Fry Eighteen in the SA Express newspaper which was a pretty cool milestone for us. This year has been very busy, so let's talk about what's been going on since PAX South and what to expect this summer!

First and fret-mostly, if you don't know about our Guitar Themed game "Re-Chord" then get over to the game's page and take a look at the video Marshall created explaining how to play. We've been working non-stop since PAX South to make Re-Chord the absolute best game we can prior to releasing it. We've changed some of the guitar pick powers, added a draft, and made the game move a bit faster overall.

Marshall spent last weekend at the intense design convention "Fantasticon" in New Haven, CT sharing designs and swapping design tips with some brilliant folks from the industry. Re-Chord got some really amazing treatment and the improvements made last weekend are amazing. Designers, we cannot express how beneficial spending time with other creators can be for your process.

We have submitted Re-Chord for the Festival of Indie games in both Connecticut and Boston. We are VERY proud to announce that we have been accepted as one of the ten games to be showcased at Connecticut FIG on June, 3rd in Newington CT. Come out to Newington Tabletop Shop from 10 am - 8 pm and play Re-Chord with Marshall!

Finally we wanted to share that both Marshall and Andrew are meeting with various publishers, distributors, and vendors regularly to form the best plan for our products. Currently as a company we have a few options for Re-Chord's future including a Kickstarter campaign, a publishing agreement, or self publishing as we've done in the past. We are discussing the notion of letting another outlet publish Re-Chord and any further reprints of Stir Fry Eighteen which would allow us more time to create. 

That's the update! We hope your year has been equally successful and joyful. Andrew and his Wife Becky are also expecting their first Child this summer, so congratulate him or give him a nap break if you see him at conventions! Thanks for being part of Yanaguana Games' success and we can't wait to rock your socks off with Re-Chord later this year.