Card games for Software Developers – our Print & Play prototypes

So me and my friend Konrad want to publish our IT themed card games. We are 2 developers from Poland. Each of us already has a published book and now we want to share some knowledge with card games!

The idea is simple: remember all the original 151 Pokemon names? How about playing a game that lets you remember something useful: like what technologies are beneficial to learn to be a better Developer! One of the games is already published in Poland and sold over 3k copies (so we have already some publishing know how). Now we want to start a company together and publish 2 of our IT related card games worldwide in english.

You can help us by testing our Print & Play prototypes. They can be downloaded at the bottom of this post.

We plan to publish the games as one company on Kicktarter in Q1 2020.

IT Startup by Mateusz Kupilas

The card game for DEVs, HR and IT enthusiasts. ūüíĺ After selling over 3000 copies in Poland IT Startup launches worldwide in 2020!

  • Play Developers to finish your project.
  • Raise your DEV‚Äôs efficiency with Knowledge Cards and watch out for burnout!
  • Sabotage your opponents with Action Cards and steal their developers with HR!

An example of cards from the prototype are presented below:

The IT Startup quickstart instruction video:

OutOfMemory! by Konrad Kokosa

In¬†OutOfMemory!¬†game your goal is to build an application from features, represented (mostly) by¬†Feature¬†cards. Each¬†Feature¬†card adds¬†Feature points. The first player who collects 10¬†Feature points, wins.¬†Feature¬†cards have costs. So, for example, many cards allocate¬†Memory¬†at the end of each turn. If you hit the¬†specified memory limit, you experience an¬†OutOfMemory¬†exception resulting in unpleasant¬†consequences ‚Äď you loose one¬†Feature! Actions and features are limited by the number of¬†CPU Ticks¬†available (so not¬†always every action or feature is possible). You track available¬†Memory¬†and¬†Ticks¬†using the¬†Benchmark¬†sheet. To reclaim some memory, you can play¬†Garbage Collection¬†cards (like¬†Gen 0 GC¬†card).

You can disrupt opponents by playing Bug or Issues cards against them. You can help yourself by playing Fix cards. Additionally, there are Action cards with special consequences and you can host a single Hero card with unique and special abilities!

An example of two prototype sheets is presented below:

The OutOfMemory! quickstart instruction video:

Download the prototypes and get notified:

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