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So, here's the thing: after working on quite a bunch of board games as an illustrator, I decided to roll up my sleeves and do one of my own! Or better yet, a collaboration with Level 99 Games, with me and Brad Talton (L99's overlord, and creator of board games like BattleCON and Pixel Tactics) working together on the gameplay, and me handling the lore (world, characters, etc) and artwork.
I've always been a big fan of mecha anime, like Gundam, Gaogaigar, TTGL, Getter Robo, etc. Also, it kinda upsets me that us westerns aren't getting much mecha-themes videogames, SPECIALLY the Super Robot Taisen series! I know, licensing's a b*tch, but there's no excuse for the Original Generation spin-offs!
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So we started a project of our own, called Frame Wars! This is a combat board game featuring giant robots beating the living crap outta one another (if that alone doesn't get your attention, then I friggin' give up). There's not much to show yet in terms of gameplay, but expect the core engine (if we can call it that) to be similar to Super Robot Wars, but on a board, and with cards. And in a smaller scale, as we're currently focusing on 2-player 3v3 combat.

All in all, we're aiming to deliver something that feels pretty dynamic, and with a HEAVY focus on staying faithful to all those glorious super-robot tropes many of us love so much. All this while trying to keep the game as accessible to everyone as possible (wishful thinking, I know). I mean, who wants to show a game to a friend, only to have said friend scared by all the components layed out on the table? I sure as hell don't!

Check art for this project below:


Playtesting:
Frame Wars - Prototype Preview by FontesMakua Frame Wars - 02/October Playtest by FontesMakua  Frame Wars: Oct 29th Playtest by FontesMakua Frame Wars v0.2.3 by FontesMakua

So yeah, this is the personal project that has been taking a big chunk of my time. I sure hope it pays off, and by that I mean I hope you guys end up liking it. Don't be afraid to ask any questions (comments, notes, whatever), and stay tuned for more updates!!!
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TumultOfZen Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
This might be interesting. Never seen a card game about mecha (the Myr in MtG is the closest thing), so I'm looking forward to this.
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Toonman509 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015
This looks awesome. ^u^
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Dollwoman Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
DUDE HELL YEAH! You are so awesome for using those mecha series as inspiration. I feel the same about SRW. I had to go jump through hoops to get a hold of those games. All of this is so rad and inspiring for me!
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FontesMakua Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Oh well, if Bandai won't give (or sell, whatever) us what we want? Screw it, we'll make one ourselves!

I outta start uploading more material, see if I can get some hype on this thing.
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Dollwoman Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're on to something here that I could totally get behind. Please do upload more! I am already hype for what I see here!
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FontesMakua Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Good, goooooood... now how to reach more people... XD
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Dollwoman Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Good question... For now though I would keep doing what you're doing with this. I am in love with it all! Then maybe, once you feel ready maybe pitch the idea to someone with the resources to make it happen!
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FontesMakua Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, I already have that part sorted out (I'm already working with a publisher). I was talking about the community itself.
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Dollwoman Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah' well since you've already that far in I think everything else will fall in to place. Get some advertisements in places, I will be sharing it with my little community of mecha nerd friends that I know will appreciate something like this.
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FontesMakua Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Well, word of mouth certainly helps, and I do appreciate it!
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vader3321 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
What would I have to do to get a cutsom character if it's at all possible. I love anything Mecha. Gundam ftw. I grew up watching Mobile Fighter G-Gundam
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FontesMakua Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
It may be possible, most likely during the project's eventual Kickstarter campaign through a pledge tier.

And nice, G Gundam is arguably my main inspiration for this project!
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vader3321 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Awesomeness, I shall definitely have to keep my eyes open then. I hope this project gets off the ground. It's had my interest piqued since you posted the first pictures for it.
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FontesMakua Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Good to know! I actually have some pretty big news regarding the project which should be revealed pretty soon. It's not the Kickstarter, but pretty cool regardless.
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vader3321 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Ooooh *stalks your page* ^^
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FontesMakua Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
be my guest. :P
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Chocoppyica Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Good to see you're still working hard on it. I'm sure you'll be happy with the results and Brad has got your back yo. xD
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shanenopolis Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Can't wait!
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BrownieTheif Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
good luck looks like a awesome project!!
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Geeknasium Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good luck!
This looks very creative :)
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FontesMakua Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Rook96 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Good luck, very excited to see how this goes.
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